Glasgow & the Edinburgh Tattoo

Glasgow & the Edinburgh Tattoo

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Glasgow & the Edinburgh Tattoo

4 Days

Visiting: Glasgow, Edinburgh

Tour operator:

Newmarket Holidays

Tour code:

98510

From:
$771
$709 (USD) Operator discount: -$62

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Tour Overview

Witness the unforgettable drama, colour and spine-tingling excitement of the world-famous Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo. Combine time spent exploring the Scottish capital’s elegant heart and Glasgow with an optional tour of the stunning summer scenery of the Trossachs National Park and a cruise across the waters of fabled Loch Lomond.  


Soak up the pomp and pageantry of this magical event – one of the highlights of the Scottish capital's festival season – as massed pipes and drums, dancers, and display teams create a dazzling spectacle. 

Highlights

  • Enjoy a reserved seat to observe the spectacular Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

  • Set off on a short orientation tour of Edinburgh followed by free time to wander around at your leisure

  • Experience a short orientation tour of Glasgow with some time for self-exploration

  • Central Glasgow accomodation

  • Join an optional boat trip across Loch Lomond and a tour of the beautiful Trossachs

Itinerary

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Day One – Fly To Scotland
Location: Glasgow

Make your own way or fly to Glasgow.


Transfer to your centrally located hotel in the late afternoon where you’ll be welcomed by your tour manager.  


You’ll then have the rest of the day to explore Glasgow at your leisure, perhaps enjoying dinner at the hotel or one of the nearby restaurants.

Day Two – Included Edinburgh Orientation Tour And Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo
Location: Edinburgh

This morning, you’ll set off to Edinburgh, a beautiful historic city that really buzzes during the famous festival season. Upon arrival, your tour manager will introduce you to the most famous sights before there’ll be free time to explore at your own pace. Seek out Princess Street, the historic Edinburgh Castle set atop Castle Rock, St Giles Cathedral, the Sir Walter Scott monument and the Royal Mile. You might also like to visit the Palace of Holyroodhouse, the King’s official residence in Scotland while you’re here (entrance payable locally).


To get into the spirit of things, why not call at the Spirit of the Tattoo? This interactive exhibition reveals the story and mythology surrounding the Tattoo and is an ideal way to learn a little more about the history of the famous event.


Later, you’ll return to your coach to make your way to the esplanade of Edinburgh Castle for the performance of the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo - it’s a dazzling and unforgettable spectacle.


Highlights include the sight of the massed pipes, drums and military bands as they emerge from the huge castle gates and fill the air with stirring music, and the iconic sight of the lone piper silhouetted against the backdrop of the sky as he patrols the battlements above.

Day Three - Included Orientation Tour Of Glasgow, Day At Leisure Or Optional Excursion To Trossachs And Loch Lomond
Location: Glasgow

Join your tour manager this morning on a short walking tour of Glasgow, followed by some time at your leisure. Spend some time exploring all that Glasgow has to offer, perhaps visiting the Glasgow Cathedral or City Chambers and strolling through George Square with beautiful views of the historic buildings in the centre of the city.  


Alternatively, take an optional excursion to the Trossachs and Loch Lomond, an outstandingly beautiful area of mountains, lochs, rivers and woodlands steeped in history. Later in the day, enjoy an hour-long circular cruise on one of the most scenic parts of the Loch, taking in Ben Lomond, several loch-side castles and stately homes. The live commentary on board will ensure that you don’t miss a thing.

Day Four – Return Journey
Location: Glasgow

Check out of the hotel and return to Glasgow airport today for your journey back home or make your own way.

What's Included

  • Three nights' bed and breakfast accommodation

  • A seat for the Edinburgh Tattoo* (upgrade tickets available)

  • A short orientation tour of Edinburgh

  • A short orientation tour of Glasgow

  • Return flights to Glasgow, with coach travel and transfers throughout

  • Fully escorted by a friendly, experienced tour manager

Hotel transfer times

The transfer time from the airport to your hotel is approximately 20 - 30 minutes depending on your chosen hotel.The transfer time from your Hotel to the Edinburgh Tattoo is approximately 60 - 70 minutes.

Combining hotel transfers

We sometimes need to combine transfers to and from your hotel. We always try to keep any wait to a minimum, but you may be asked to wait at the airport for up to an hour, while other incoming flights arrive, before the transfer to your hotel. Similarly, we may need to transfer you back to the airport up to three hours before your flight home departs.

Ticket upgrades

You may like to upgrade your seat for the Tattoo. The seats are located in stands in a U shape around the castle esplanade. The more expensive the seats, the further away they are from the open part of the U, which is where the acts emerge onto the esplanade. 
*Cat B ticket included, you may be required to pay a surcharge at checkout to upgrade your ticket based on limited availability.

Access to the Tattoo

There is a short but steeply inclined walk of 80 metres up Castlehill, the old cobbled approach to the Esplanade. There is then a further 60-metre walk on average, followed by steps up to the spectator stands where generally, the seating is quite steeply tiered. You will have plenty of time to make your way to and from the Esplanade and will be able to go at your own pace. Wheelchairs can be sited at ground level under the North stand at all performances and disabled toilets are available on the Esplanade.

Disabled access

The majority of our tours involve a certain amount of walking, including a short walk from the coach stop to the town, attraction or venue you're visiting. If you are bringing a wheelchair, please let us know at the time of booking so that appropriate arrangements can be made.

Itinerary changes

Occasionally, for operational reasons, we may have to change the order of the excursions on your holiday. The final day-by-day itinerary will be confirmed on your Final Travel Documents, which you will receive approximately three weeks prior to your departure.

Travelling to Europe

Rules may have changed since you last travelled to European Union countries as well as Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland. The following are useful guidelines which will help you prepare for your next adventure. You do require government issued passport to travel.
Names - It is very important that all passenger names are exactly as per your passport although we do not require middle names.
Passport - Your passport must meet two requirements to travel to an EU country and to Switzerland, Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein. It must be: Less than 10 years old on the day you return home (please check the "date of issue") and valid for at least 3 months after the day you return home (please check the "expiry date").
Visa - You do not need a visa for short trips to most EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland. You’ll be able to stay for up to 90 days in any rolling 180-day period.
European Travel Information & Authorisation System (ETIAS) - Commencing in late 2023 or 2024, all citizens of the United Kingdom will require a ETIAS electronic form completed prior to their arrival into the EU and Schengen member countries. The cost for this travel authorisation will be €7.00 per person with exceptions for under 18’s and over 70’s. The latest information and further details can be found at www.etias.com.

Special requirements

If you have notified us of any special requirements, please check that they have been noted and acknowledged. This is especially important with any dietary needs you may have.

Hotel transfer times

The transfer time from the airport to your hotel is approximately 20 - 30 minutes depending on your chosen hotel.The transfer time from your Hotel to the Edinburgh Tattoo is approximately 60 - 70 minutes.

Combining hotel transfers

We sometimes need to combine transfers to and from your hotel. We always try to keep any wait to a minimum, but you may be asked to wait at the airport for up to an hour, while other incoming flights arrive, before the transfer to your hotel. Similarly, we may need to transfer you back to the airport up to three hours before your flight home departs.

Ticket upgrades

You may like to upgrade your seat for the Tattoo. The seats are located in stands in a U shape around the castle esplanade. The more expensive the seats, the further away they are from the open part of the U, which is where the acts emerge onto the esplanade. 


*Cat B ticket included, you may be required to pay a surcharge at checkout to upgrade your ticket based on limited availability.

Access to the Tattoo

There is a short but steeply inclined walk of 80 metres up Castlehill, the old cobbled approach to the Esplanade. There is then a further 60-metre walk on average, followed by steps up to the spectator stands where generally, the seating is quite steeply tiered. You will have plenty of time to make your way to and from the Esplanade and will be able to go at your own pace. Wheelchairs can be sited at ground level under the North stand at all performances and disabled toilets are available on the Esplanade.

Disabled access

The majority of our tours involve a certain amount of walking, including a short walk from the coach stop to the town, attraction or venue you're visiting. If you are bringing a wheelchair, please let us know at the time of booking so that appropriate arrangements can be made.

Itinerary changes

Occasionally, for operational reasons, we may have to change the order of the excursions on your holiday. The final day-by-day itinerary will be confirmed on your Final Travel Documents, which you will receive approximately three weeks prior to your departure.

Travelling to Europe

Rules may have changed since you last travelled to European Union countries as well as Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland. The following are useful guidelines which will help you prepare for your next adventure. You do require government issued passport to travel.


Names - It is very important that all passenger names are exactly as per your passport although we do not require middle names.


Passport - Your passport must meet two requirements to travel to an EU country and to Switzerland, Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein. It must be: Less than 10 years old on the day you return home (please check the "date of issue") and valid for at least 3 months after the day you return home (please check the "expiry date").


Visa - You do not need a visa for short trips to most EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland. You’ll be able to stay for up to 90 days in any rolling 180-day period.


European Travel Information & Authorisation System (ETIAS) - Commencing in late 2023 or 2024, all citizens of the United Kingdom will require a ETIAS electronic form completed prior to their arrival into the EU and Schengen member countries. The cost for this travel authorisation will be €7.00 per person with exceptions for under 18’s and over 70’s. The latest information and further details can be found at www.etias.com.

Special requirements

If you have notified us of any special requirements, please check that they have been noted and acknowledged. This is especially important with any dietary needs you may have.

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  • How long has the tour company been trading?

    Since 1983

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    Your health and safety are pivotal to our operations, and every customer travelling on a tour with us must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19. Fully vaccinated means that you have had the full course of an approved vaccine a minimum of 14 days prior to your holiday. We also recommend that you travel with proof that you’ve been fully vaccinated.

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    Our company’s mission is to enrich lives and improve wellbeing through travel. A big part of that is ‘Travel for Good’. Our ‘Travel for Good’ hub is our first step in a long journey to reduce carbon, offset anything we produce as a company and travel without harming the planet or the people of the destinations we go to.

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  • Fitness to Travel

    We strive to give all our customers full care and attention, but we do need to know at the time of booking if there are any special needs or requirements. It is particularly important that we are advised of any disabilities and also if you intend to bring any specialist equipment such as a wheelchair with you. Please make sure that you make us aware of any requirements.

Reviews of this Operator

Mr Albert Owen  

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04-Jan-2023

I tried to book myself on line for an Andre Rieu concert in Vienna but I didn’t manage to complete the booking. I rang the next day & spoke to Sharon who was very helpful. I am a 76 year old pensioner & not totally au fa with the internet. However, Sharon went through it step by step & I felt more confident. She completed the booking for me & said she would also send a paper copy.

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Newmarket Holidays…top dollar!

06-Jan-2023

Having booked late the service we received from Newmarket staff has been excellent - helpful, friendly, painstaking and above all going further than we could really expect to ensure our requests were all satisfied. We would like to particularly thank Naima for her attention to detail and perseverance in following up our queries. This is the first time we have tried NH but it wont be the last

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This is the third holiday I have taken…

05-Nov-2021

This is the third holiday I have taken with Newmarket Holidays. They made it easy to change from the Holiday I originally booked to one in the UK. The tour leader was excellent as was our driver, both of whom went the extra mile to ensure we had a lovely holiday. There were difficulties at the hotel due to COVID but we were made very welcome and the staff went out of their way to help us. So I have no complaint about Newmarket's choice of hotel. I am a single traveller and normally do not like to travel in groups but the laidback atmosphere of Newmarket Holidays is fine.

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Hurrah for Eddie and Simon, Newmarket's highlands duo!

26-Oct-2021

Very happy time on an action packed trip to the Scottish highlands. Eddie as tour manager and Simon as driver. Eddie shared his passion for Scottish history and between them they treated us to many unscheduled cultural stops that enhanced our holiday. They went above and beyond all the time. Train trips were amazing and views unforgettable. Hotel was welcoming and food was good. Hot water aplenty for bath. We wanted to escape to another world for a few days and we truly did. THANK YOU. Chris and Caroline

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Canada October 2021

28-Oct-2021

We have returned from our long overdue trip to Canada Niagara Falls to the Rockies stating in Toronto and finishing in Vancouver. Well we happened to be the first trip back after the Coiid outbreak and it was so good to go. The company had made sure we were all safe and masks were worn where ever they had to be but this did not dampen the trip at all, the Tour directors ( guides ) were brilliant and we saw and did so much it was a fantastic trip which I would recommend to everyone, defiantly one for the bucket list.

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  • Vaccination Requirements

    Your health and safety are pivotal to our operations, and every customer travelling on a tour with us must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19. Fully vaccinated means that you have had the full course of an approved vaccine a minimum of 14 days prior to your holiday. You can find the travel restrictions for different countries on www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice. We also recommend that you travel with proof that you’ve been fully vaccinated.

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