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Edinburgh Tattoo 2016 Holiday Inn 2 Night Package

2 night break in Edinburgh staying at Holiday Inn Express in the city centre. Available between 5th - 27th August 2016 including weekends. Mid-tier tickets inc.

Tour Highlights

2 mid-tier Tattoo tickets - 2 nights accommodation in hotel including breakfast - 2 days to explore the exciting and beautiful Edinburgh!

This tour operates on: Every Day

The Edinburgh Military Tattoo is world famous and many visitors to the UK want to visit Edinburgh for the purpose of experiencing the show. Our packages are an ideal way to enjoy the show and book your accommodation in one go without the trouble of trying to book each separately.

We have a number of packages in different hotels around town with tickets available for any night of the tattoo. We have listed different packages according to the accommodation. 

Please note that Tattoo tickets are limited in their availability and once we have sold out of our tickets, we cannot get any more for that night - so get booking!

The Holiday Inn Express City Centre is based at the top of Leith Walk, only 10 to 15 minutes walk from the Tattoo Arena at the castle (see location on map) and is ideal for visitors who are coming into Edinburgh by train or plane as it is a few minutes from Waverley Station. The Holiday Inn Express chain is the slightly more budget version of the standard holiday Inn and is rated as three star with comfortable en-suite rooms. The best thing about the hotel is its location which puts you in walking distance of all the centre of town.

Ticket Locations

Your tickets will be located in the YELLOW areas of the diagram below. At this stage we cannot confirm the exact ticket rows as we allocate them depending on the numbers in your party, etc

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Warning: This will sell out early as space is strictly limited. Early booking is advised!


  • 2 nights accommodation at your chosen hotel - Holiday Inn Express - see map
  • Based on sharing twin or double room with private facilities
  • Breakfast daily at the hotel (this may be Continental or Scottish breakfast, depending on hotel)
  • Ticket for Edinburgh City Tour (hop on/ off) valid for a 24 hour period
  • Tickets to the Edinburgh Military Tattoo, medium price range
  • Service charges & tax including VAT @ 20%.

The Little Details

  • Months of Operation: August
  • Duration of Tour: 3 Days
  • Departure Point: Edinburgh
  • Duration of Tour: 3 Days

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Rates & Dates

The following rates apply priced per person

  Double/Twin Single Supplement 
Holiday Inn  £262  £100

Tickets for Saturday Night performances incur £3.00 surcharge

Tickets can be collected from our city centre office before the tattoo. Optionally, tickets can be delivered to your hotel for a single charge of £10.

The Booking Process Steps

  • Send Request

    Start the booking process by sending in a request for a quotation. We will provide a detailed costing for the tour/break.
  • Ask Questions

    If you need to ask questions - go ahead! Some questions cannot be definatively answered before booking. For example, we use many smaller hotels and availability varies until a booking is made and we hold the rooms for you. That is why we describe a hotel as 3 star at this stage.
  • Book It!

    We will send you a deposit request/payment request which you can pay via Paypal either by credit card or using your paypal account if you have one. The full details of the tour with any vouchers required will be sent to you on completion of full payment.

    Booking Notes

    All named properties are subject to availability at time of booking.

    Payment is due at time of reconfirmation by us.

    Tattoo ticket value and booking fee is non-refundable in case of cancellation. Other standard Terms & Conditions apply.

    Prices for additional nights can be provided on request.

    Tickets will have to be collected from the city centre office between 10.00 and 17.00 Monday to Sunday. (Delivery to hotel where requested by client or required by arrival day/ time will be charge at a £10.00 delivery fee per booking/hotel.)

    Cancellation Terms:

    Once confirmed a cancellation accrues an administration fee of £20.00 if made up to 30 days before arrival.

    If cancelled inside 30 days for this hotel, please note there is no refund.

    The following charges are applicable within 30 days: Please note that tickets are non-refundable once confirmed.

    • 30 to 15 days 10%,
    • 14-8 days 25%,
    • 7 days to 48hrs 50%,
    • 48hrs to 0hrs 100%.
    • Exceptions: Express City Centre 100% from 30 days, Motel One 100% from 14 days, Premier Inn Lauriston Place 100% from 14 days

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