EDINBURGH MILITARY TATTOO
Friday, 18 August – Sunday, 20 August, 2023.
THE GOLDEN JUBILEE HOTEL,
Clydebank, Near Glasgow is a 4 STAR DELUXE HOTEL,
(formally The Beardmore Hotel) which is in the same complex as the world famous NHS International Medical Centre. This Hotel has 165 Deluxe Bedrooms and you will find the Hotels quiet and tranquil atmosphere ensures that your stay is as enjoyable and relaxing as possible. The panoramic views over the River Clyde make the Lounge Bar and Restaurant an ideal venue in which to relax. The spacious en suite bedrooms provide guests with comfortable and relaxing facilities including individually controlled air condition, television with a wide variety of satellite channels, direct dial telephone, tea and coffee tray. The hotels gardens and promenades provide an ideal place for visitors to stroll along the banks of the River Clyde or simply sit and enjoy the view and soak up the sun. Take time to relax in the Fitness and Leisure Club, where you can swim in the heated indoor pool, exercise in the Fitness Suite, relax in the Jacuzzi and Sauna. The hotel has a lift to all 4 floors. We are booked in for two nights, Friday Evening Dinner, Bed and Full Breakfast, and Saturday night Bed, Full Breakfast. The Hotel is about 15 minutes outside Glasgow centre, and is 1 ¼ hours from Edinburgh.
FRIDAY - We travel via the motorway by Executive Coach, with toilet, washroom, Hostess Service and drinks facilities and drinks can be purchased throughout your journey. Our first stop will be at Tebay Services where a stop will be made for 45 minutes, driving regulations. We continue our journey to GLASGOW. Glasgow is the largest and best retail centre in the UK outside of London. The vibrant shopping district in the heart of the city is focused around the pedestrianised areas of Buchanan Street, Argyle Street and Sauchiehall Street, plus there’s Buchanan Street Galleries. On arrival we will drop you central, giving you a chance for a good look round the shops or take a tour bus and see the sights of Glasgow. We meet the coach and head for the GOLDEN JUBILEE HOTEL. Once you have unpacked, try a swim in the heated indoor pool. Evening Dinner in the restaurant.
SATURDAY - Full help yourself Scottish Breakfast in the Hotel’s Restaurant, after breakfast we depart for our day in EDINBURGH. On arrival we drop passengers just off Princess Street, and the day is free. Visit the famous shops on Princess Street or take one of the tour buses, the tickets lasts all day so you can hop on and hop off as many times as you wish, visiting all the popular sights. For those people who wish to visit THE ROYAL YATCH BRITANNIA, which is moored at Leith Docks, after we have dropped for Princess Street, our coach will take you direct to Britannia and you can purchase tickets on the day. You should allow 2 hours to go round the boat and visit the cafe on board. After you can get a bus from Ocean Terminal back to Princess Street. We all meet our coach late afternoon, and make our way up to near the Castle and the allocated parking area for coaches. We are booked in for the first performance of THE 2023 EDINBURGH MILITARY TATTOO which is called “STORIES”, and commences at 6.15 p.m, the doors open at 5.45 p.m. and it finishes at 8.00 p.m. finishing with the haunting sound of the Lone Piper.
“The Edinburgh Military Tattoo is Scotland’s biggest best selling spectacle and has been since its first performance, its ancient historic setting on the Esplanade of Edinburgh Castle is matchless. Located high above the skyline of the oldest and most popular part of the City, the Castle is perched on top of an extinct volcano some 135 metres above sea level and this may cause access difficulties for some people, particularly the elderly, people with disabilities or of limited mobility and vertigo sufferers. Castlehill, the old cobbled approach to the Esplanade, IS A SHORT WALK OF SOME 80 METRES ON A STEEP INCLINE AND MAY PROVE DIFFICULT FOR SOME. There are a further 60 metres followed by a dozen or so steps to reach the front rows of all the spectator stands in the arena then there are more steps to the seating which is quite steeply tiered”. THIS IS QUOTED FROM THE TATTOO HANDBOOK TO ASSIST PASSENGERS WHO ARE NOT TOO STEADY ON THEIR FEET.
DISABLED PERSON - Passengers who use a wheelchair please inform us on booking so we may book a wheelchair and helpers space, we are only allowed to book 2 spaces per person in a wheelchair. THIS NEEDS TO BE BOOKED EARLY, AS PLACES ARE LIMITED.
After the Tattoo we make our way back to the coach and head for our Hotel. We recommend that passengers take two bin liner bags or suitable clothing in case of wet weather, but not umberella’s and no large bags. All bags will be searched. These may be left on the coach all day Saturday until required in the evening.
**PLEASE NOTE** In the event of any part of the performance being cancelled through inclement weather, tickets are not valid for any other performance and money will not be refunded. No performance has ever been cancelled” As quoted by the Tattoo Office.
SUNDAY - Breakfast in the Hotels restaurant and after breakfast we load the coach and make our way to GRETNA GREEN, famous for runaway marriages. There is a museum showing various weddings and what life was like in the old days, a large store selling all variety of goods, a restaurant and various other small shops. We stop here for 2 hours, then we continue on our journey home, making a short stop at a service station when the driver will give arrival home times so passengers who wish to be met can telephone home. Estimated arrival home time is between 4.00 p.m. and 5.00 p.m. approximately, depending on traffic and where you boarded the coach.
PRICE PER PERSON: £280.00 in Queen Doubles, Twin Rooms. Including TATTOO TICKETS and ALL COACH TRANSFERS.
QUEEN SINGLE ROOMS PRICE: £330.00.
We are allocated 5 Twin Bedded Rooms and after these have been sold you will be allocated a Queen Double, which has a Sofa Bed that converts to a Single Bed and this will be used as Twins or Triples.
The above prices are per person for Evening Dinner Friday Evening, Bed and Full help yourself Breakfast Saturday morning and Bed Saturday night and Full help yourself Breakfast Sunday morning, at the 4 STAR DELUXE GOLDEN JUBILEE HOTEL, return Executive Coach, seats booked to plan, all excursions and coach transfers as stated, good low tickets into the Tattoo, plus services of a Courier.
Bookings can be made over the telephone when a deposit of £50.00 per person must be paid to secure the booking. Payment can be by Bank Transfer or Cheque. Full payment is required 6 weeks prior to departure date.
INSURANCE, it is advisable to take out your own insurance to cover for cancellation due to illness.
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