Edinburgh Tattoo Package Holidays by Coach
Edinburgh Tattoo 2022 Packages – A trip to the Scottish capital offers visitors lots of things to do and see whenever you visit. However a visit to this ancient capital offers so much more every August. Not only can you enjoy the Royal Military Tattoo, there is also the Edinburgh Festival and the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
If you still have some free time you could go sightseeing, visit the Royal Yacht Britannia, explore Edinburgh city centre or go shopping along the Royal Mile or Princes Street.
There are lots of coach holiday firms offering Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo short breaks that include tickets to the event, transport and accommodation. For example Just Go Coach holidays, Alfa Travel and National Holidays are three that offer excellent Tattoo & Festival breaks by coach.
Edinburgh Tattoo packages are the best way to enjoy a hassle free experience.. You can sit back and relax knowing that it is all taken care of for you.
To get around the accommodation problem of expensive prices and availability that happens in Edinburgh in August, coach holiday firms offer a great solution.
Rather than pay expensive prices to stay in Edinburgh coach holiday firms holiday planners sometimes use a comfortable hotel near Edinburgh and provide coach transfers to and from Edinburgh Castle for the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo.
Edinburgh Tattoo 2022 Packages
There are a few holiday types of Edinburgh Tattoo packages you can select from (subject to availability) This can depend on the itinerary, number of nights hotel stay and of course the holiday prices.
Generally these Edinburgh tattoo packages will include return coach travel, accommodation, your Edinburgh tattoo ticket and Edinburgh Tattoo Coach transfer from your hotel. Depending on the holiday you select your itinerary may also include free excisions and stops at interesting locations on the way.
Meals included with your break will depend on the length of your stay. Some include your evening meal, traditional breakfast and a packed lunch.
Most coach firms offer you the option to select your coach seat. Seating availability will obviously depend on availability at the time of booking. Simply do a holiday search to find what trips are available and a detailed itinerary. Plus you will find what extras they include such as a 1-day sightseeing tour, visits on route and hotel facilities.
Once you have booked you will get your holiday confirmation with details of your holiday and any balance payable and when it needs to be paid by (usually 8-10 weeks before departure) Once fully paid you will receive your travel documents. This will have your full holiday information on any transfer coaches
National Holidays Edinburgh Tattoo 2022 Packages
National Holidays offer three different itineraries that include the Tattoo. These trips are available from numerous departure points throughout England. Check availability to see the exact departure nearest to you. You can combine Edinburgh & the Tattoo with stunning mountains and beautiful lochs depending on the trip you book.
Edinburgh Tattoo & the Ayrshire Coast
4 days break by coach staying in Prestwick with an excursion to the Ayrshire Coast (Ayr & Troon) and a stop at Gretna Green.
The accommodation has twin and single rooms and includes breakfast plus 2 dinners & 1 packed lunch > more
Edinburgh Tattoo, Loch Lomond & Ayrshire
5 days package holiday staying in Ayrshire with a visit to Ayr & Troon, Loch Lomond and Gretna Green
The accommodation has twin and single rooms and includes a leisurely breakfast plus 3 evening meals and a packed lunch > more
National Holidays Edinburgh Tattoo & Oban
4 days holiday trip with 3 nights stay in Arrochar with breakfast and 2 dinners and a packed lunch.
The accommodation has twin, double and single rooms. The holiday includes a scenic drive to Oban and a visit Gretna green > more
Just Go Holidays Edinburgh Tattoo Trips
All Just Go Holidays include entry ticket for the Military Tattoo and return coach travel from your selected departure point.
Edinburgh Tattoo & Historic Durham
4 day holiday with 3 nights at a selected 3-star hotel, Newcastle with evening meal and breakfast
Holiday includes an excursion to Durham > more
Edinburgh Tattoo & Loch Lomond
4 day break with 3 nights at a selected 3-star hotel in Glasgow or Erskine
Trip includes an excursion to Loch Lomond (Inveraray & Luss) > more
Alfa Travel Edinburgh Tattoo Coach Holidays
Passengers can choose from the extensive Alfa Travel list of local joining points to depart from. Alfa Travel offers twin, double and single rooms at their chosen hotel for this break.
The Alfa Travel Edinburgh Tattoo package holiday deal is a 2 day break with an overnight stay in Grangemouth. An early evening meal is served at the hotel before the return transfer by coach to the Tattoo in this stunning capital city. On the way home you visit the famous Kelpie sculptures > more
Other Edinburgh Festivals
Also on at the same time as the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo is the Edinburgh International Festival, a world famous annual festival of performing arts and generally lasts about three weeks and starts in the middle of August. If you time your visit to Edinburgh you could take in so much more by simply picking the dates of your stay carefully. There are also a number of other Edinburgh festivals on in August as well and one the most famous ones is the Edinburgh Fringe which has grown to be the worlds largest arts festival with events running over 25 days. Shows vary in type and there are even a large number of events, which offer free entry.
With all these festivals going on in Edinburgh accommodation can be hard to get especially at affordable rates. If you are planning on going to see the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo then you need to act quickly and organise your tickets, accommodation and travel tickets. Any one of these could be hard to get a reasonable price so as an alternative to all the hassle have a look at the options for the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo coach holiday.
The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo
The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo takes it's name from the cry of Inn-keepers in Holland and Belgium. Over 300 years ago when the fifes and drums of the local regiment marched through streets to signal a return to barracks.
The Military Tattoo in Edinburgh has been held on the Castle esplanade since 1950 when just 6,000 people attended to watch just eight items.
Things have changed since then and over 13 million visitors have attended the annual event. There is now new spectator stands and corporate hospitality available which is a big improvement on the simple bench seats of the past. The event attracts audiences not just from Scotland and the rest of the UK but also around 65,000 people a year from overseas countries as well
Amazingly not a single performance of the Tattoo has ever been cancelled so far! Around 1000 performers take part in the Tattoo each year from over 40 countries from all over the world.
There are lots of rehearsals to make sure that everything goes according to plan. Getting things ready for the Tattoo, include full dress rehearsals and up to four days of practice as well as this preparation shows when you see the amazing final results. This is just another reason why the event has been sold out many years running in advance!
The Tattoo is performed every weekday evening and on a Saturdays there are two performances throughout August.. The second Saturday night performance normally includes a spectacular Fireworks display. The event has never been cancelled due to inclement weather.
Some photos are copyright of the Edinburgh Military Tattoo and used with their permission. For further information on the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo please visit their official website > click here
Originally published 29th April 2013.