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Birmingham International Tattoo ..from £225pp

Birmingham International Tattoo ..from £225pp

Saturday 25th to Monday 27th November 2017 - The Birmingham Tattoo is Britain's biggest indoor international tattoo, with time to visit Britains largest Christmas market

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International military spectacle

The long-held traditions of the military will be centre stage at Britain’s biggest indoor International Tattoo with over 1,000 performers coming together in marching bands, exciting displays and a spectacular Grand Finale.

You’ll see fascinating displays including the Royal Air Force Cosford Queen’s Colour, the Charity Field Gun Competition and the Parade of Massed Standards. This year there are special guest appearances by the British tenor Tim Pitman and the UK's singing sensation Rebecca Robinson and this compelling event concludes with a rousing rendition of Land of Hope and Glory, the Evening Hymn and the Lone Piper. Rounding off our international theme we’ll take you to the biggest German market in the UK in the city of Birmingham. 


Mercure Walton Hall Hotel & Spa , Wellesbourne ****

Set in 65 acres of beautiful English countryside this hotel offers you a peaceful and tranquil stay.   After a busy day in the city you can enjoy your evening meal in the award winning restaurant and as a guest at the hotel you also have access to the extensive leisure area which includes spa facilities and indoor swimming pool. 


Your short break includes:

· 2 nights dinner, bed & full English breakfast

· Visit to Cirencester

· Morning at the Birmingham German Christmas Market

· Ticket for the matinee performance of the Birmingham Tattoo

· Visit to McArthurGlen ’s designer shopping outlet and/or Great Western Railway Museum (entrance fee to museum not included)

· Use of hotel leisure facilities including indoor swimming pool

· Travel by Tally Ho! Pullman coach

· Accompanied by our tour manager


* Price per person based on two sharing twin/double room.

Single supplement £47

Travel insurance £15.50pp 


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Saturday 25 Nov

We travel to our hotel near Warwick, with a stop at Cirencester on the way.


Sunday 26 Nov

Today we visit Birmingham and the largest German Christmas market in the Uk.
In the afternoon we enjoy the highlight of this trip - We have the best tickets in the house for the matinee. Britain's biggest indoor international tattoo, with over 1,000 performers, returns to The Barclaycard Arena in Birmingham at bringing together marching bands, exciting displays and culminating in the spectacular Grand Finale featuring all the performers in a spectacle of pomp and pageantry.
The 2016 Birmingham International Tattoo included all the regular elements including massed bands, spectacular displays and massed standards. Sharing the arena with the musicians during the three-hour family event was a range of spectacular displays including Royal Air Force Cosford Queen's Colour, the RNRMC Field Gun Competition, the United Kingdom Disco Display Team and the Parade of Massed Standards.
The Birmingham International Tattoo culminated in a Spectacular Grand Finale featuring the Massed Bands and special guest appearances by vocal soloists Captain Gary Chilton (from The Soldiers) and Staff Sgt. Dave Barnes (as seen on The Voice). The event would not be complete without the popular Closing Ceremony which featured the Royal Air Force Cosford Queen's Colour and Escort, the traditional Land of Hope and Glory, the Evening Hymn and the Lone Piper. The itinerary for 2017 has not yet been announced.
Whether you prefer the spectacle of the international marching bands, the thrills of the exciting displays, or the pomp and pageantry of the spectacular Grand Finale, this annual event is sure to prove popular with both young and old as there is something for all the family at the Birmingham International Tattoo.


Monday 27 Nov

After a full English breakfast we return to the South Hams via Swindon, with a stop at the McArthurGlen designer outlet, or you can visit the museum of the Great Western Railway*(*entrance fee applies)


D=Dinner, FE=Full English Breakfast

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Brixham Brixham - Bank lane opposite Baptist Church
Buckfastleigh Lay by on old Buckfastleigh - Ashburton Rd
Nr Furzeleigh Mill
Dartmouth Dartmouth Marks & Spencer
Ivybridge Ivybridge Town Hall opp Garage
Kingsbridge Quay Kingsbridge Quay
Newton Abbot Newton Abbot opp Railway Station
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Paignton Paignton Great Western Road Car Park by Library
Plympton Plympton St Marys opp Church
Plymstock Plymstock Elburton bus stop opp Elburton Hotel
Torquay Torquay harbourside bus stop Debenhams side
Totnes 7 Stars 2 Totnes 7 Stars opp. Morrisons
Wembury Wembury Odd Wheel Pub
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