South Queensferry (Edinburgh), Scotland, United Kingdom
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Approximately 5½ Hours
Meals not included
Traditionally, the 'tattoo' was the signal given by drumbeat that warned British soldiers to return to their quarters for the night. Innkeepers promptly turned off their liquor taps, and the drums continued to beat for a half hour -- the grace period during which the soldiers were allowed to return home before being reported AWOL. The custom eventually developed into a ceremonial performance of military music by massed bands held a few hours after sunset.
This evening, you will transfer into the city of Edinburgh for the world-famous Edinburgh Military Tattoo. Against the majestic backdrop of Edinburgh Castle, the world-renowned Massed Pipes & Drums, together with the impressive Massed Military Bands and the Band of the Royal Regiment of Scotland, are among those who will gather for Scotland's sensational Edinburgh Tattoo. The Tattoo concludes with that most moving of all Scotland's performances -- the lone piper, floodlit on the battlements, haunting tones reaching out across the darkened arena to echo in your heart long after the music stops. The tattoo will leave you with lasting memories of your Scottish evening out. After the show, you'll walk back down the Royal Mile to your waiting motorcoach for the transfer back to South Queensferry.
Evenings are cool, and the stands are often breezy; wear long pants, bring a warm jacket or sweater, a warm hat and a scarf. Wear comfortable walking shoes. This excursion is available only on select sailings and does not operate on Sundays. In this category, seating zones range between zone 2 or 3 or 4 or 5 or 12 or 13 or 14 or 15 in different categories and are priced accordingly. Not all categories are available on all sailings. Not advisable for guests with mobility limitations. Participants must walk 20-30 minutes, partly uphill, from the coach park to the castle. The actual performance is 1.5 hours, but it is necessary to leave plenty of time for the journey into central Edinburgh and for settling into your reserved seat.