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Save 15% on select tours and departures including the 2023 Military Tattoo operated by Trafalgar and Insight Vacations, and 10% on select Costsaver tours and departures. Valid for new bookings only made with a deposit between 26 February and 31 March 2023. Full payment due 120 days prior to departure or at time of booking if booked within 120 days of departure; whichever comes first. Prices are per person, land only, based on double occupancy, and are subject to availability. If guests change to another tour or date not on sale, they are responsible for paying the difference and adhering to different payment conditions. Savings are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice. May be combined with 5% Past Traveler Discount and AARP Member Discount only, not combinable with group discounts, Future Travel Credit carry forward discount, or any other discount or promotion. Other conditions may apply.
The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo attracts visitors worldwide to the heart of Edinburgh, Scotland. The World Heritage Edinburgh Castle castle sets a dramatic backdrop for The Tattoo, where thousands of spectators gather on the castle grounds to see the Edinburgh Castle Esplanade come alive with the sounds and colors of the talented cast. Each year's Tattoo is a 'global gathering' - showcasing the talents of musicians and performers from every corner of the globe. Take part in this traditional festival, soak up the atmosphere, and relax to the display of music and dance from around the world.
Don't miss your chance to see The Royal Edinburgh Tattoo August 4-26 this year. Tours with special departures sell out fast!
As always, we take care of all the details for you. We've secured tickets for this sell-out event and perfectly planned your Scotland accommodations and transport to the show. So you don't need to scoure websites, book a hotel at peak prices, find good tickets, or try to figure out whether you can take pictures or videos, bring backpacks, what the seating is like, or what the recommended dress code is. Your Travel Directors and Travel Concierges are with you all the way, helping to make your Tattoo experience perfectly seamless.
The 2023 show, Stories, will transport audiences with tales of music, dance, and culture with performers and musicians from around the globe. Stories will run from August 4-26, 2023. The performance will feature the military at the heart of the showcase, with the Royal Air Force confirmed as the lead service. Audiences can expect the magnificent sounds of the Massed Pipes and Drums filling up the Esplanade alongside performances from the incredibly talented Tattoo Pipes and Drums and Tattoo Dancers. International acts will also join the 2023 lineup, bringing new cultures and vibrancy to this sought-after spectacle.
As always, we take care of all of the details for you. We've secured tickets for this sell-out event and perfectly planned your Scotland accommodations and transport to the show. You don't need to book tickets, search websites, or try to figure out whether you can take pictures or videos, bring backpacks, what the seating is like, or what the recommended dress code is. Your Travel Directors and Travel Concierges are with you all the way, helping to make your Tattoo experience perfectly seamless.
The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo runs every year in August. The 2023 show will take place August 4-26.
The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo is a yearly performance in Scotland that attracts visitors worldwide to the heart of Edinburgh. The Tattoo is an iconic Edinburgh institution, with music, dance, precision display, and the poignant refrain of the Lone Piper each night against the stunning backdrop of Edinburgh Castle.
Each year's Tattoo is a 'global gathering' - showcasing the talents of musicians and performers from every corner of the world. Plus, with changing yearly themes, each Tattoo differs from the previous one. Past themes include concepts such as Scotland’s homecoming, creativity, and nature.
The Edinburgh Tattoo first took place in 1950. It was inspired by a simple show called Something About a Soldier, performed in 1949 at the Ross Bandstand. The first of The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo production included eight items and attracted an audience of 100,000 over its 20 performances. Since then, the Tattoo has grown in strength, incorporating a wider variety of international military bands and musicians each year.
An iconic silhouette from the top of Edinburgh Castle, the Lone Piper is a key part of the performance marking a poignant moment of reflection and signifying the night's end. When the finale begins and the lights dim, cast your eyes skywards to the Castle Ramparts and listen for the drone of the pipes.
Performers from over 48 countries now take part in the Tattoo.
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