Welcome to MacItalia's Edinburgh Military Tattoo promotion, offering a special Tattoo tour package to the overseas wholesale market.

This tour is designed for small groups of 12/14 pax in 3 star hotel accommodation.

Macitalia can offer your clients the opportunity to experience first-hand the world's most spectacular show set against the back-drop of Edinburgh Castle.


About the package

Edinburgh Military Tattoo - (4 days / 3 nights)

Day 1 - Arrival
Day 2 – Glasgow to Edinburgh
Day 3 – Edinburgh
Day 4 – Departure

Day 1  Arrival

After a transfer to the hotel, a city sight-seeing tour will be given, taking in many of Glasgow's landmarks, such as Glasgow Cathedral, the University buildingsArt Galleries  then, dependent on flight arrival time, there will be free time. Dinner and overnight in Glasgow.

(Premier Travel Inn Glasgow *** lodge or similar)

Day 2  Glasgow to Edinburgh

Departing after breakfast, the first stop is Stirling to visit its magnificent Castle, perched upon a high volcanic rock. We will then head east through the Kingdom of Fife to reach St Andrews, the home of golf and Scotland's oldest university. Here we will visit the Castle and Cathedral before heading south, over the Forth Bridge to Edinburgh.

In Edinburgh you have the opportunity to try one of the many local restaurants or visit a "Scottish Evening" which comprises typical Scottish food along with a programme of Scottish music, dancing and poetry. Transfer to Edinburgh hotel for overnight. (Premier Travel Inn, Edinburgh *** lodge or similar).

Day 3  Edinburgh

After breakfast we will have city sightseeing tour, including the New Town with its Georgian architecture, Princes Street and its GardensCarlton Hill with its breathtaking panoramic views, the Old Town and the Royal MileHolyrood Palace and a guided visit to Edinburgh Castle.

Free time in the afternoon: your Tour Guide will be at hand to direct you to the many places of interest that Edinburgh offers (Museums and Art GalleriesGardensshoppingRoyal Yacht BritanniaMonuments and Visitors Centres). 

After dinner in the hotel we will attend the Military Tattoo, a world-class show of massed pipes and drums with bands from all over the world, performed in the spectacular setting of the Castle Esplanade.

Dinner and overnight in Edinburgh.(Premier Travel Inn Edinburgh *** lodge or similar)

Day 4  Departure

After breakfast, transfer to Edinburgh Airport for departure flight.

This package includes the following services:

  • 3 nights in 3 star lodge hotels or similar (including full Scottish breakfast)
  • 2 dinners in Hotel
  • APT/HTL/APT transfers on arrival and on departure
  • Private transport by coach for the duration of the tour
  • Local tour guide (Foreign languages available) throughout tour
  • Admission tickets to Stirling Castle, St. Andrews Castle & Cathedral, Edinburgh Castle
  • Ticket to Edinburgh Military Tattoo

Tour visit locations:

Glasgow Cathedral

Glasgow Cathedral, also called the High Kirk of Glasgow, is a Church of Scotland cathedral in Glasgow. This gothic cathedral is one of the few Scottish medieval churches to have survived the Reformation unscathed. The history of the cathedral is linked with that of the city, and is allegedly located where the patron saint of Glasgow, Saint Mungo, built his church.

University of Glasgow

The University of Glasgow is a major seat of Scottish learning dating from the middle of the fifteenth century. Modelled on the University of Bologna, Glasgow was, and has remained, a University in the great European tradition. Playing a pivotal role in the Enlightenment, leading to the Industrial Revolution where Glasgow was to play a world role. 

Burrell Collection

The world famous Burrell Collection, a purpose-built gallery opened in 1984 to house the unorthodox and eclectic collection of artefacts gifted to Glasgow by Sir William Burrell

Kelvingrove Glasgow Art Gallery

The magnificent Glasgow Art Gallery and Museum in Kelvingrove, which houses the city’s principal collection of paintings.and is the Scotland’s most frequently visited attraction.

Stirling Castle

Stirling Castle is one of the majestic of all Scottish castles, both in its key strategic position and architecture. The Castle has played a central role in Scotland’s history since the 13th Century, was a favourite royal residence of the Stuart Monarchs and played an important role in the life of Mary Queen of Scots.

St Andrews Castle

The castle of the Archbishops of St Andrews ruins date back in part from the 13th century. Notable features include 'bottle-dungeon' and mine and counter-mine tunnelled during the siege that followed the murder of Cardinal Beaton in 1546. These siege works are the finest of their kind in Europe.

St Andrews Cathedral

St Andrews Cathedral was the largest cathedral in Scotland and the centre of religious life in Scotland from 10th to the 16th Century. During 16th Century Reformation the Cathedral was wrecked and laid waste, but today the Cathedral Museum houses an outstanding collection of early and later medieval sculpture and other relics found on the site, including the magnificent St Andrews Sarcophagus of Pictish date. There are splendid views from the top.

St Giles Cathedral

Discover 1,000 years of history in the heart of Edinburgh. Founded in the 1120s, St Giles was the church of John Knox during the Reformation and is often referred to as the 'Cradle of Presbyterianism'. Highlights of a visit include the beautiful stained glass windows, impressive Rieger organ and the famous Thistle Chapel, home of the Knights of the Order of the Thistle, Scotland's great order of chivalry designed by Robert Lorimer for the Order of the Thistle, was added in 1911.

National Galleries of Scotland

The National Galleries of Scotland represent a magnificent collection of art from the 14th to the 19th Century, comprising of 3 sites across Edinburgh based - National; Modern and Portrait featuring superb collections, each gallery with a specific speciality. The Galleries are all connected by free shuttle buses between the sites.

Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh Castle sits as an imposing fortress over the Edinburgh skyline, dating from the 12th Century. Rich in historical and cultural heritage, home to the Scottish Crown Jewels and recently the Stone of Destiny. The Castle can be found at the top of the Royal Mile, itself dating from the 16th Century and leads to the Palace of Holyrood House, a Royal Palace, at the bottom of the Royal Mile. On St Andrews Day, 30th November 1996, Scotland's coronation stone, the Stone of Destiny, was installed in Edinburgh Castle. A gun is traditionally fired at 1.00 p.m. each day.

Palace of Holyrood House

The Palace of Holyrood House dates from 1498 when it was built by James IV, and it has been closely linked with royalty ever since. The Palace is located on the site of Holyrood Abbey, an Augustine monastery dating from 1128. The Palace is closely associated with Mary Queen of Scots. The Palace of Holyroodhouse is now the official residence of Queen Elizabeth II when she is in Scotland, and she is usually in residence for a few weeks in May and July each year.

Edinburgh Military Tattoo

The Edinburgh Military Tattoo is a show given by military bands and display teams. The word "tattoo" comes from the last order and closing time shouts in Dutch, or horn signals, meaning "Doe den tap toe", or just "tap toe", heard across The Netherlands in the 18th and 19th Century, and which means "turn off the taps".

This package is provided by MacItalia

Tour available in several languages and can be run as an independent special group.


Please contact MacItalia for further information on price and departure details.


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