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Edinburgh Tattoo Breakaway

UK & Ireland
  • Duration: 3 days
  • Board Basis: Half Board
  • Tour Ref: D2T17001

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Coach

3 days

3 Days Away - 2024

Experience the world’s largest military show against the backdrop of Edinburgh Castle on this thrilling three-day breakaway! The highly anticipated Edinburgh Tattoo returns with Stories, celebrating the earliest campfire myths and legends with a cast of 900 performers to the beat of heart-pounding music provided by military bands from across the globe. In addition to the main event, we have time to explore Edinburgh’s atmospheric cobbled streets and visit the famous spot for runaway couples, Gretna Green, to complete a fantastic trip away.

PRICE FROM ? £299 per person
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What's Included?


  • Return coach travel
  • 2 nights at selected hotel in Scotland (JG3 rating or JG3+ rating) with dinner* & breakfast
  • Admission to the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo
  • En-route visits to Edinburgh & 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.



Included Excursions


From a morning pickup in your local area, we travel by coach to the capital of Scotland, Edinburgh where we can enjoy some time to explore the bustling city centre, which offers an extraordinary blend of shopping and fascinating historical and cultural attractions. Afterward, we continue to our hotel to check in and have dinner.

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.

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.

*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.

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!



Edinburgh is the truly delightful capital city of Scotland, from the atmospheric cobbled streets of the old town and the Royal Mile to the beautiful Georgian avenues of the new town. Edinburgh is a city of contrasts from shopping on renowned Princes Street to its many historic attractions including the world-famous Edinburgh Castle.

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Selected 3-star Hotel Selected 3-star Hotel

We’ll stay at one of three well-appointed hotels:

Just a short drive from Stirling, the King Robert Hotel is located on the site of the historic Battle of Bannockburn. The comfortable en-suite bedrooms feature free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and tea and coffee-making facilities. Facilities include a restaurant, bar and patio. (JG3 rating)


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)


The friendly and well-appointed Riverside Lodge Hotel is ideally situated for our time in Scotland. All rooms are en-suite with flat screen TV, hairdryer, tea and coffee-making facilities. The Hotel features various facilities including a restaurant, bar with free Wi-Fi. (JG3+ rating)

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