Edinburgh (South Queensferry) The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo Excursion Reviews

The Military Tattoo is a display of international music, dance and precision set against the stunning backdrop of Edinburgh Castle.
The most wonderful experience we've ever had on a cruise!
The most wonderful experience we've ever had on a cruise! Would go again right now. Words can't express how much we enjoyed it.
The most wonderful experience we've ever had on a cruise! Would go again right now. Words can't express how much we enjoyed it. Read Less
Sail Date August 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
The Tattoo is a must see.
The Tattoo is a must see. It only runs for three weeks so make sure you book during the running times. This is drum and bugle corp on steroids and is awesome. Bands and dancers,drumlines and drill teams from all over the world are ... Read More
The Tattoo is a must see. It only runs for three weeks so make sure you book during the running times. This is drum and bugle corp on steroids and is awesome. Bands and dancers,drumlines and drill teams from all over the world are invited and for this Tattoo well over 1000 performers took part. It is a must see event. Only draw back was the long drive from Greenock. Booked thru the ship and had nose bleed seats which was ok for us but a real problem for Seniors on the tour. Again amust see attraction. Read Less
Sail Date August 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
The Military Tattoo was wonderful.
The Military Tattoo was wonderful. Getting back to the ship in a tender was horrible.
The Military Tattoo was wonderful. Getting back to the ship in a tender was horrible. Read Less
Sail Date August 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
The event in itself was a great experience.
The event in itself was a great experience. The tour was not well organised, delayed departure due to missing 2 people, delayed departure missing guide, comfort stop delay, tickets not ready to be given in order. So from 1630 gathering ... Read More
The event in itself was a great experience. The tour was not well organised, delayed departure due to missing 2 people, delayed departure missing guide, comfort stop delay, tickets not ready to be given in order. So from 1630 gathering arrived in location at 2013, had to queue right away, no chance for a quick snack or viewing sites before show Read Less
Sail Date August 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
We took the very expensive royal dinner and Tattoo, with the excellent seats and all the food and ...
We took the very expensive royal dinner and Tattoo, with the excellent seats and all the food and drink before and after, plus access to private bathrooms. Highly recommend it for anybody who doesn't have apoplexy when looking at the ... Read More
We took the very expensive royal dinner and Tattoo, with the excellent seats and all the food and drink before and after, plus access to private bathrooms. Highly recommend it for anybody who doesn't have apoplexy when looking at the cost. On my own the next day, I went to the Britannia. Great for fans of the royal family. I took the city bus, worked great. Read Less
Sail Date August 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Crystal Cruises
Fabulous.
Fabulous. We have been to the Norfolk, VA Tattoo several times, but to be at the Castle was so much more dramatic.
Fabulous. We have been to the Norfolk, VA Tattoo several times, but to be at the Castle was so much more dramatic. Read Less
Sail Date August 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
A must see if you are in Edinburgh in August.
A must see if you are in Edinburgh in August. Outstanding performance!
A must see if you are in Edinburgh in August. Outstanding performance! Read Less
Sail Date August 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Silversea Cruises
We took two excursions over the course of our 1 1/2 day stay.
We took two excursions over the course of our 1 1/2 day stay. We visited the Royal Britannica, former floating palace of the Queen of England. Well worth it with individual audio guides to go at your own pace. We also signed up for the ... Read More
We took two excursions over the course of our 1 1/2 day stay. We visited the Royal Britannica, former floating palace of the Queen of England. Well worth it with individual audio guides to go at your own pace. We also signed up for the tattoo the first day the tickets became available. The ship's tours for this sell out quickly. The bus dropped us off in a parking area and we were led by a guide to the Royal Mile where we had about an hour to browse and watch street performers from the Fringe Festival which accompanies the tattoo. There is a lengthy walk up to the castle where you have tickets for assigned seats in the stands - seats with backs. Ours were in the second to the top row which afforded a good view. Most unfortunately, it poured rain throughout the entire show and despite buying rain ponchos from the local tourist shops, we were all completely soaked by the end (umbrellas are not allowed during the performance). So come prepared with something waterproof and be very happy if you don't need it. The tattoo is an extravaganza of military bands from Scotland and around the world along with dancers and singers. Read Less
Sail Date July 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Someone from Cruise Critic joined Friends of the Tatoo so we could get our tickets as soon as they ...
Someone from Cruise Critic joined Friends of the Tatoo so we could get our tickets as soon as they were available. They were in Section 12, Row R, 38 pounds each. Easy in and out. Excellent excellent show!!We had private transportation so ... Read More
Someone from Cruise Critic joined Friends of the Tatoo so we could get our tickets as soon as they were available. They were in Section 12, Row R, 38 pounds each. Easy in and out. Excellent excellent show!!We had private transportation so we got back to the ship well before the ship's buses. Read Less
Sail Date August 2014
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
My main reason for wanting to do this cruise during this time frame was to see the Tattoo.
My main reason for wanting to do this cruise during this time frame was to see the Tattoo. Princess has it down to a science. We gathered in the main lounge where we were assigned a bus number. From there we were escorted by bus number to ... Read More
My main reason for wanting to do this cruise during this time frame was to see the Tattoo. Princess has it down to a science. We gathered in the main lounge where we were assigned a bus number. From there we were escorted by bus number to the pier where we got on the bus. Our guide then handed out tickets based on the number in your party. The bus took us to a side street in Edinburgh, where we were told it would pick us up after the show. Then we had a bit of a trek, all uphill, to get to Edinburgh Castel. The guide took us at an easy pace, but it is over cobblestone streets and sidewalks, something to keep in mind if mobility is an issue. From there we got into a queue and waited until they opened the gates. The show starts promptly at 9PM and lasts 1.5 hours. I must say I was impressed, as were everyone around us. I was worried about us being able to find the bus in the dark after the show, but it was not an issue. There was someone stationed at every corner to point us in the right direction, and we didn’t leave a single person behind. Princess had kept the buffet opened late as it was well past midnight by time we got back so that anyone that wished to grab a bite could. Read Less
Sail Date August 2013
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