If you are a big fan of grand military tattoos and have always aspired to witness the thrilling Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, then this is your chance to kill three birds with one stone – experience Edinburgh, the REMT and a 12-night, enchanting voyage through the British Isles to Copenhagen – all in one holiday.

Your Scottish adventure kicks off with an amazing three-night luxury hotel stay in Edinburgh, so steeped in history and culture that its entire city centre has been designated a World heritage Site.

Band of the Scots Guards at the Edinburgh Military Tattoo

The highlight of your exciting visit is watching the world-famous Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, set against the fairy-tale backdrop of Edinburgh Castle. Tap your feet to the evening’s spectacular music, dance performances and precision displays interspersed with intricate marching formations and colourful Highland dancers.

You will then transfer to South Queensferry to board the strikingly beautiful Holland America Line’s flagship cruise ship, MS Nieuw Statendam for an unforgettable 12-night voyage.

HAL – MS Nieuw Statendam

Imagine Holidays has crafted a fabulous 15-night Edinburgh Tattoo & British Isles Discovery adventure with prices starting from $6999 pp with departures on 8 August 2023. This includes a three-night luxury hotel stay in Edinburgh and tickets to the Edinburgh Tattoo. To book, call Imagine Holidays at (02) 7254 2124 or click here for details.

Your first port of call is Kirkwall on Scotland’s remote Orkney Islands, with its wind-lashed beauty and Neolithic sites, followed by Invergordon, gateway to the breathtaking Scottish Highlands and the legendary Loch Ness. You will arrive in the largest town of Stornoway, where you will be charmed by the rich Gaelic culture and warm Hebridean hospitality.

Urquhart Castle sits beside Loch Ness, in the Highlands of Scotland.

As you cruise along Scotland’s stunning east coast, you will arrive at Greenock, gateway to Glasgow, the country’s cosmopolitan city renowned for its Victorian and art nouveau architecture. You will sail the Irish Sea to arrive at the Isle of Man with its Celtic and Viking heritage and medieval castles.

Continue your cruise to northwest England and arrive in the maritime city of Liverpool. Make sure you catch the ferry across the Mersey to do a Beatles tour of the heritage-listed waterfront which will stop by the legendary Cavern Club.

Sunset in Dublin, Ireland

In Ireland you will stop by the charming capital city of Dublin bursting with history, culture and striking architecture. You will also stop by the seaport of Cobh, forever linked with Titantic’s doomed maiden voyage of 1912.

Your last port of call is St Peter Port, the picturesque capital of Guernsey with its cobbled streets which you can explore on foot before finally sailing into the lovely Danish capital, Copenhagen where the magical voyage concludes.

Onboard MS Nieuw Statendam, you can expect a relaxing cruise with attentive staff, premium facilities and fine-dining options such as the Pinnacle Grill. The ship is decorated with exceptional artwork including works by Andy Warhol and Frank Lloyd Wright. There’s an abundance of world-class performances from the soulful sounds of Memphis to intimate chamber music. You can be as active as you like from pilates classes to playing volleyball on the breezy deck.

This is what your holiday includes:

  • Three-night stay at The InterContinental Edinburgh The George with breakfast
  • Tickets for the Royal Edinburgh Tattoo
  • 12-night, full-board cruise onboard Nieuw Statendam
  • All flights, taxes and transfers.
  • To book, call Imagine Holidays at (02) 7254 2124 or click here for details.