Door 2 Tour

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Monday - Friday 9am to 5pm

Edinburgh Tattoo, Loch Lomond & Ayrshire

UK & Ireland
  • Duration: 5 days
  • Board Basis: Half Board
  • Tour Ref: D2T17002

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Coach

5 days

5 Days Away - 2024

Explore some of the most well-known Scottish destinations against the backdrop of the grandest military show in the world! Don’t miss your chance to see Stories, the highly anticipated theme of this year’s Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, against the backdrop of Edinburgh Castle. Expect military acts, dance, poetry, the spoken word, cutting-edge technology, and a cast of over 800 performers all to the beat of heart-pounding music! There’s also plenty of time to unwind and be inspired by breathtaking landscapes with excursions to beautiful Loch Lomond and the spectacular Ayrshire coast.

PRICE FROM ? £379 per person
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What's Included?

Includes

  • Return coach travel
  • 4 nights at the Adamton Country House, Prestwick (JG2 rating) with dinner* & breakfast
  • Admission to the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo
  • Excursions to Loch Lomond (Luss & Balloch) & Ayrshire Coast (Ayr & Troon)
  • 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

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.

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.

Ayrshire Coast, Ayr & Troon

Today we explore the Ayrshire Coast and make our first stop at the popular seaside resort of Ayr. This little beach town boasts a charming seafront with an esplanade, long sandy beach and many fine Georgian and Victorian buildings. Our next stop is Troon, which overlooks the Isle of Arran and offers stunning, sandy beaches, which featured in the popular historical series Outlander, and a wealth of charming independent cafés and unique boutiques.

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

Adamton Country House Hotel, Prestwick Hotel

Adamton Country House Hotel, Prestwick is set in its own private grounds, this impressive country house is nestled within the beautiful countryside and offers a warm Scottish welcome. All meals are buffet style.

JG2 rating

Hotels with a JG2 rating are a mixture of larger hotels and privately owned properties. Décor and furnishings may be simple but are clean and well maintained. All bedrooms have en-suite facilities, TV and may have tea/coffee making facilities. Food may be buffet style in some of the larger hotels. Services may be limited but efficient.

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