Set against the magnificent backdrop of Edinburgh Castle, the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo is one of the world’s most spectacular events.
The Massed Pipes and Drums, Massed Military Bands, Display Teams, Dancers and the haunting lament of the Lone Piper set against the magnificent backcloth of Edinburgh Castle makes this a truly amazing event….said to be the ‘greatest show on earth’.
With an included train journey on the Bo’ness and Kinneil Railway as well as a cruise on the famous SS Walter Scott steamship, this is a wonderful opportunity to be part of Scotland’s military musical extravaganza.
Day 1: We make our way to Scotland this morning, making adequate comfort stops before arriving at the hotel in time to freshen up before dinner at the hotel.
Day 2: Today we travel to the station at Bo’ness for a wonderful journey that follows the shire of the Firth of Forth, before climbing a tree-lined gradient with spectacular views. We continue through the woodlands of Birkhill and cross the impressive Avon viaduct, travelling through open countryside towards Manuel. On returning to Bo’ness, we will make our way to Edinburgh for the evening performance of the Tattoo.
Please note: Access to the Tattoo is via a steep gradient which may prove difficult for those with walking difficulties.
Day 3: This morning we travel to Loch Katrine in the heart of Trossachs for a 45-minute cruise aboard the historic steamship Sir Walter Scott. Enjoy the magnificent scenery, shaped by nature and featured in poetry by Sir Walter Scott. After a memorable trip we travel to the small town of Aberfoyle, before returning to the hotel late this afternoon.
Day 4: We bid a fond farewell to the hotel as we head back to Hugglescote, arriving late afternoon.
INCLUDED IN YOUR HOLIDAY
Roberts Gold Service
3 nights hotel accommodation with cooked breakfast throughout
Dinner on two nights and a packed lunch on Saturday
Ticket for Edinburgh Military Tattoo
Free time in Edinburgh
Journey on the Bo’ness and Kinneil Railway
Cruise on the SS Sir Walter Scott
King Robert Hotel***– 16th August date
Glasgow Road, Bannockburn, Stirling
The King Robert Hotel is situated on the site of the Battle of Bannockburn on the outskirts of historic Stirling. This is a family run hotel where you will always find a friendly welcome.
All 52 bedrooms are en suite with tea/coffee making facilities, television, telephone and a hair dryer. There is also a lounge bar. There is no lift at the hotel.
Single supplement: £37
Salutation Hotel*** – 19th August date
South Street, Perth
Situated in the heart of historic Perth this is reputed to be one of the oldest hotels in Scotland. The hotel welcome is warm as it ever was, offering traditional hospitality with all modern comforts
All bedrooms are en suite with tea/coffee making facilities, a television and a telephone.
Single supplement: £55