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Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo and the Best of the UK

Tours / Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo and the Best of the UK

Enjoy a stunning performance at Edinburgh Castle, walk the walls and labyrinthine lanes of York, admire the rugged Peak District and meditate in the tranquil Cotswolds.

DATE

August 19–29, 2023

TRANSPORT

Cars, Trains

GROUP SIZE

9 People

ACTIVITY

Leisure

BOARD

3-star hotels, Overnight Train

DURATION

11 Days

from

$2,770.00 pp

Based on Double Occupancy

Tour Itinerary

DAY 1: TRAVEL DAY

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International flights should be arranged to depart from the US on or before August 19th in order to arrive in London prior to the tour start date of August 20th.

DAY 2: LONDON

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You’ll have time to store your luggage in your hotel room before heading out for afternoon sightseeing of Buckingham Palace, Big Ben and Westminster Abbey in London. Finish the day viewing the sunset from the Sky Garden. Overnight in London

DAY 3: LONDON

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Spend the day enjoying London’s top sights with visits to the Tower of London and Tower Bridge, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Trafalgar Square and Piccadilly Circus. Shop and eat in Covent Garden. Take an overnight train in an ensuite sleeper cabin to Edinburgh. Two double bed ensuite rooms and two twin bed ensuite rooms have been purchased and will be reserved on a first come-first served basis.

DAY 4: ROYAL EDINBURGH MILITARY TATTOO

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Edinburgh is famous for its annual military tattoo – a lively military performance replete with Scottish bagpipes, military drills, engaging dancers and colorful fireworks. After spending the day touring Edinburgh’s Royal Mile and its castle, spend the evening attending the tattoo. Overnight in Edinburgh

DAY 5: EDINBURGH

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Relax after a late evening or get in some more shopping with a morning in Edinburgh before a scenic afternoon train ride transports you across the beautiful Scottish and English countryside to the ancient Roman city of York. Overnight in York

DAY 6: YORK

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Get your first glimpse of York Minster, one of the world’s most magnificent cathedrals, from the old city walls. Climb the tower to get an incredible view of York and the surrounding countryside. Stroll through The Shambles, one of Europe’s best-preserved medieval shopping streets. Overnight in York

DAY 7: CHATSWORTH

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Take in the grandeur of Chatsworth House, made famous for its portrayal as Darby’s home in Pride and Prejudice. Wander the magnificent grounds, which include gardens, waterfalls, mazes and much more. Stroll through Bakewell, with its stone-faced shops and tall-steepled churches. Overnight in Hartington

DAY 8: PEAK DISTRICT

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Immerse yourself in exploring rolling, green hills, neolithic stone circles, dramatic rock ledges and tranquil villages in England’s beautiful Peak District. Travel to Castle Bromwich Hall for a truly memorable castle-like overnight stay. Optional evening in Birmingham

DAY 9: LIVING HISTORY

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Learn about the lifestyles of those living in British coal country during the Industrial Revolution in a museum that recreates a town of the time period. Spend the afternoon exploring Shakespeare’s hometown, Stratford-upon-Avon. Overnight in Stow-on-the-Wold

DAY 10: THE COTSWOLDS

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Visit the Cotswolds, a region of England sprinkled with picturesque villages, thatched roof cottages, traditional churches, iconic English houses and beautiful green rolling hills. Tour the palatial childhood home of Winston Churchill, Blenheim Palace, and stroll its gardens. Overnight near Heathrow airport

DAY 11: RETURN HOME

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The tour concludes with hotel check-out by 11 a.m. Arrangements to the airport will be made for those leaving prior to 9 a.m. Early departures or later departures should plan their own transportation to the airport.

 

Tour Pricing and Payment Schedule

The Military Tattoo and Best of UK tour scheduled for August 2023 will be $2,770 (for twin bed room on overnight train) or $2,850 (for double bed room on overnight train) per person, based on double occupancy. A $50 discount is given for payment in full at initial deposit; otherwise, the following payment schedule applies, per person:

Payment Schedule including Twin Bed on Overnight Train

Non-refundable deposit of $250 reserves spot

Payment of $315 for twin due on Dec 1st, 2022

Payment of $315 for twin due on Jan 1st, 2023

Payment of $315 for twin due on Feb 1st, 2023

Payment of $315 for twin due on Mar 1st, 2023

Payment of $315 for twin due on Apr 1st, 2023

Payment of $315 for twin due on May 1st, 2023

Payment of $315 for twin due on Jun 1st, 2023

Final payment of $315 for twin due on Jul 1st, 2023

 

Payment Schedule including Double Bed on Overnight Train

Non-refundable deposit of $250 reserves spot

Payment of $325 for double due on Dec 1st, 2022

Payment of $325 for double due on Jan 1st, 2023

Payment of $325 for double due on Feb 1st, 2023

Payment of $325 for double due on Mar 1st, 2023

Payment of $325 for double due on Apr 1st, 2023

Payment of $325 for double due on May 1st, 2023

Payment of $325 for double due on Jun 1st, 2023

Final payment of $325 for double due on Jul 1st, 2023 

 

If signing up after any deposit deadline, payment for any previous deposits will be due upon sign-up. Prompt payment is appreciated. Late payments are assessed a $25 late fee.

Tour Inclusions and Exclusions

Included in the tour cost:

Pre-tour information, such as what to pack and how to exchange currency

Expertise of a tour guide throughout the tour

All sight-seeing and visits, as noted in the itinerary (unless otherwise specified)

All on-tour transportation, including trains, local flights, rental vehicles, and buses

One carry-on suitcase and one personal item due to car size restraints

All accommodations, based on double occupancy; typically, 3-star hotels and bed & breakfasts

Not included in the tour cost:

Travel insurance

International airfare, including any taxes and fees

Expenses due to flight delays, strikes, inclement weather or other irregularities

Passport fees, visas and visa photos as required

Personal items such as souvenirs, laundry services, beverages, snacks, and healthcare

Optional excursions as indicated in the itinerary

Meals as indicated in the tour itinerary

Checked baggage fees and excess baggage charges

Seat requests and seat upgrades

Single traveler supplement

Refunds for tour services not utilized

Other items not specifically mentioned as included

Tour Information

Terms and Conditions

Please thoroughly review the Terms and Conditions on our website. Submitting a deposit for services constitutes a contractual agreement with Aticus Travel and represents your acceptance of the Aticus Travel, LLC Terms & Conditions.

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Liability Waiver and Release Form

Please sign and return the Liability Waiver and Release Form for each tour participant. A parent or guardian must sign the form for any minor participants. A tour request is officially submitted when both the tour deposit and the Waiver and Release form are received by Aticus Travel, LLC for each tour participant.

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Travel Insurance

Due to the strict cancellation policy, in order to protect your investment, and to provide you with peace of mind, we strongly recommend you purchase travel insurance. Many reputable companies exist and you can look into any of them, but here are a few recommendations to consider: Allianz Global Assistance, TravelEx, World Nomads and Travel Guard.

Packing Checklist and Tips

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