Royal Edinburgh Tattoo, Cruise & Rail
Here's a great way to experience Edinburgh's world famous Military Tattoo, which gives you bags of value!
The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo showcases the musical talent of the British Army, who are joined by international military and cultural acts. Pipes, drums and kilts galore, with Edinburgh Castle as a backdrop, this is a sell-out spectacle every year.
The 2019 performance, titled “Kaleidoscope”, is inspired by the optical invention of Scottish physicist Sir David Brewster. This is sure to be a thrilling evening whether it's your first or fifteenth visit.
Travelling to Scotland has never been more relaxing than aboard Cruise & Maritime's Marco Polo. Conveniently setting sail from London Tilbury, this is a traditional, and unmistakably British, cruise ship experience. Its small 800 passenger capacity ensures an intimate experience, and we expect you'll quickly fall for its welcoming ambience and old-world charm.
Our suggested itinerary below combines fantastic value for money with an easy and comfortable round trip from London to Edinburgh. With a centrally located hotel, you'll have plenty of time to explore the Scottish capital, and you won't have to contend with congested roads or the hassle of airports.
Monday 12th August 2019
Embark Marco Polo from London Tilbury for your 3 night cruise
The onboard facilities with Cruise & Maritime will ensure you reach Edinburgh feeling relaxed and refreshed. There are multiple dining options, including the elegant Waldorf Restaurant, and several stylish lounges spread throughout the ship. There's plenty to keep you entertained too, with a resident pianist and violinist, a talented show team, quizzes, games and more.
Tuesday 13th August 2019
Early this morning, your ship will reach Rotterdam, a beautiful Dutch city to rival Amsterdam. Well known for its varied and unusual architecture, with beautiful tree-lined canals, this is a city well suited for a leisurely walk. Alternatively, book onto one of the cruise ship's excursions to The Hague or the UNESCO World Heritage site Kinderdijk, known for its iconic 18th century windmills.
Wednesday 14th August 2019
At around midday, Marco Polo will pull into Newcastle, a city with a strong nautical heritage of its own. A walk around the Quayside will be well rewarded, with 17th century buildings set alongside the internationally significant Tyne Bridges. Alternatively, book yourself onto a fascinating tour of the 2 ½ mile Victoria Tunnel; an underground 19th century coal wagon-way and WWII air-raid shelter. Back on board, you'll set sail on the final leg of your journey at 8pm.
Thursday 15th August 2019
Arriving into Rosyth (Edinburgh) early in the morning, there's plenty of travel options linking you to Edinburgh's centre, and we can organise this for you if you'd prefer. Drop your bags at your hotel and set out to explore the nearby sights and shops. Check-in will be available early in the afternoon, and you've got most of the day to see the highlights before what is sure to be the feature evening of your trip. Band A tickets to the Edinburgh Military Tattoo are included for tonight's 9pm performance.
Friday 16th August 2019
This morning, start the day well with your included breakfast. Late in the evening you'll be embarking for a unique overnight train journey. The Caledonian Sleeper transports you between Edinburgh and London while you sleep, giving you maximum time in Scotland's enthralling capital. Spend the day however you wish – we'd be happy to recommend some fantastic ways to spend the day, and organise them for you too!
Saturday 17th August 2019
Arrive into London Euston
The above 5 night itinerary is available from just £595 per person. Get in touch and we can tailor to your wants and wishes.
Price quoted based on an inside cabin on MS Marco Polo. Hotels and activities subject to availability at time of booking. Cruise ship gratuities not included – a charge of £7 per person per night will be automatically added to your onboard account (as per CMV policy).