Edinburgh - Military Tattoo and Fringe Festival - 11th to 13th August 2014
Join us for the breathtaking spectacle that is the Edinburgh Military Tattoo.
From the comfort of the 4* George Hotel we also have time to take in some of The Fringe attractions and enjoy a guided walk along the Royal Mile, passing the Scottish Parliament and up into the hills overlooking the City of Edinburgh to Arthur's Seat.
Edinburgh Military Tattoo
Acclaimed by many as one of the greatest shows on earth, the Tattoo is a dazzling and compelling celebration of music, dance and drama. Set against the magnificent backdrop of Edinburgh Castle, the Tattoo and firework display is an amazing experience best enjoyed from our reserved seats facing the Castle entrance (below the Royal Box). We have of course reserved the very best seats available.
We are pleased to also be able to offer an optional VIP Package
VIP Package - You'll enjoy fast track access to the Castle Esplanade (avoiding the queues), and will be escorted to your VIP seat complete with overhead cover in the Royal Gallery. The VIP seating area has exceptional views of the arena and Edinburgh Castle, which provides a magical backdrop for the performance. After the show you are invited to join the Producer of The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo for a Pommery Champagne and canapés reception in The Royal Gallery. The VIP package also includes a Tattoo gift bag and official Tattoo souvenir programme.
The Festival Fringe
The Edinburgh Festival Fringe is the world's largest arts festival, presenting thousands of performances in hundreds of different venues and promises an inspirational mix of theatre, comedy, music, dance and children's entertainment in Scotland's stunning capital city.
If you would like further information on Fringe events, please refer to the website www.edfringe.comRead what people who have been on this holiday before have to say about it.
Day 1 - Monday 11th August
Arrive at The George Hotel, Edinburgh under your own arrangements. Rooms are available at the hotel from 3:00pm, or arrive early and leave your luggage with the concierge while you explore Edinburgh and enjoy the Fringe.
Meet in the hotel at 6:00pm for a private welcome reception, followed by an optional dinner in the hotel's Tempus Restaurant at 6:30pm. The three-course dinner is £34 per person.
After dinner there is time to collect warm clothing before meeting in the hotel foyer for the 20 minute walk to the Castle. Leaving the Hotel at 8:00pm. The Tattoo performance starts promptly at 9:00pm. Afterwards, return to the hotel perhaps stopping off at one of the many pubs for a drink.
Optional VIP Package - You'll enjoy fast track access to the Castle Esplanade (avoiding the queues), and will be escorted to your VIP seat complete with overhead cover in the Royal Gallery.
Day 2 - Tuesday 12th August - Guided Walk to Arthur's Seat and Fringe (B)
After a full Scottish breakfast in the hotel we leave for a guided walk along the Royal Mile, passing the Scottish Parliament and up to Arthur's Seat, situated on the volcanic hills to the east of Edinburgh above the Palace of Holyroodhouse. The walk should take about three hours and is graded easy including going to the top of Arthur's Seat. There is an easier option which excludes the final climb up to Arthur's Seat.
Free time in the afternoon to explore Edinburgh, or to attend one of the many Fringe performances.
We have made a reservation for an optional dinner at Café Royal, a ten-minute walk from the hotel. The price per person is approx £34, payable on the night.
Day 3 - Wednesday 13th August - Free time to explore Edinburgh and Fringe (B)
Full Scottish breakfast in the hotel, followed by free time. Leave your luggage with the concierge and take extra time to visit The Fringe or explore Edinburgh.
B = breakfast, L = lunch, D = dinner
The George Hotel
Designed by Robert Adam over 200 years ago, the hotel has retained much of its original architectural detail and has recently undergone extensive refurbishment. The hotel's 195 rooms are luxuriously appointed with all the facilities that you would expect of a four-star hotel, many with superb views over the Firth of Forth and Edinburgh Castle. The George is superbly located in the historical city centre, near Princes Street Gardens and within easy walking distance of all the city sights, including Edinburgh Castle and Holyrood Palace.
For more details, check their website at www.thegeorgehoteledinburgh.co.uk.