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Monday - Friday 9am to 5pm

Edinburgh Tattoo & Loch Lomond

UK & Ireland
  • Duration: 4 days
  • Board Basis: Half Board
  • Tour Ref: D2T17000

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Coach

4 days

4 Days Away - 2024

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo is an unforgettable occasion, bringing together classic military marching bands, dance and precision displays in one iconic extravaganza! Not only do we experience all the showmanship of this world-famous event we also enjoy an excursion to discover the captivating beauty of Loch Lomond, fringed against the border of the Scottish Highlands. Along with the dazzling lakes, remote peaks, and miles of unspoilt scenery, we also stop at the famous marriage hot-spot Gretna Green! With so much included, you won’t want to miss this fabulous four-day break.

PRICE FROM ? £399 per person
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Itinerary

What's Included?

Includes

  • Return coach travel
  • 3 nights at the Rob Roy Hotel, Aberfoyle (JG3 rating) with dinner* & breakfast
  • Admission to the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo
  • Excursion to Loch Lomond (Luss & Balloch)
  • En-route visit to Gretna Green

*Lunch will replace dinner on the day of the Tattoo.

Please note: We advise you to be prepared with waterproofs etc. in case of inclement weather during the Tattoo. It will go ahead whatever the weather.

Please note: This tour is considered unsuitable for people with mobility problems due to steep, cobbled incline to Edinburgh Castle and steps/tiered seating inside Tattoo arena.

Itinerary

Included Excursions

Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

After breakfast, we have time to spend at leisure. Then after lunch at the hotel, we depart for central Edinburgh where there’s free time before making your way to the castle to take your seat for the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo. The show brings together musicians and performers from every part of the world for a fabulous display of international culture. After the performance we travel back to our hotel.

Loch Lomond

We have a full day to experience Loch Lomond’s stunning scenery, along with visits to the enchanting wee villages of Balloch, known as the gateway to the Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park, and Luss which boasts prim rows of chocolate-box cottages and one of Loch Lomond’s lovely beaches.

Gretna Green

On our way home, we enjoy a stop at the marriage capital of the world, Gretna Green. In this famous village lies the original spot where young eloping couples would marry ‘over the anvil’ at the Blacksmiths Shop.

The Edinburgh Tattoo

The Edinburgh Tattoo

Set against the breath-taking illuminated backdrop of Edinburgh Castle, The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo is the biggest military show of its type which has been wowing audiences for over 60 years. Expect an unforgettable evening of music, ceremony, theatre and dance at the Edinburgh Military Tattoo with National Holidays.

Staged every August as part of the internationally renowned Edinburgh Festival, the Tattoo has become an iconic institution, a celebration of pipes, pageantry and pomp which brings together an eclectic mix of traditional and contemporary performances from all four corners of the world. Every year the event’s 25 shows attract over 220,000 people and a worldwide TV audience of over 100 million.

As always, the programme highlights will include the opening procession from the Massed Pipes and Drums and the Massed Military Bands, as well as the famous Lone Piper, who will play the haunting lament high on the castle turrets to end proceedings. Sandwiched in between, the exhilarating 100-minute spectacle is filled with show stopping performances from cultural groups and display teams who bring a kaleidoscope of colour, action and music to the show.

Expect anything and everything - from Highland dancers, fiddle players and steel bands, to martial art performers and daredevil motorbike acrobatic displays. Not to forget a grand finale featuring a rendition of Auld Lang Syne and a spectacular fireworks display. It’s a stunning event that gets bigger and better every year!

Loch Lomond

Loch Lomond

The largest body of freshwater in mainland Britain, shimmering Loch Lomond has much beauty to discover. Situated amid stunning surroundings, this treasure trove of unspoilt delights makes a perfect coach break destination.

With glittering waters and majestic peaks, the unique beauty of Loch Lomond draws visitors year after year, to take in the breathtaking views. Situated in the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park, it offers something for everyone, from the vast array of water sports to its many picturesque towns and villages.

Edinburgh Tattoo Carousel

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Accommodation

Rob Roy Hotel, Aberfoyle Hotel

The comfortable and friendly Rob Roy Hotel in Aberfoyle is ideally situated for our break, at the gateway to the Trossachs. The en-suite rooms offer TVs, tea and coffee-making facilities and free Wi-Fi. The hotel also features a bar and a restaurant.

JG3 rating

Hotels with a JG3 rating tend to be a more formal style of hotel, often part of a hotel chain, or are very-welcoming family-owned properties. Generally, they offer a greater range of facilities and services, and bedrooms tend to be a little more spacious with additional features. Public areas are larger and include lounge seating, bar and restaurant with good quality food served either buffet style or waiter service.

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