I did this tour last August. I was on the last tour that went to the Military Tattoo so it would probably be the one around August 21st. There were some crowds as there are in all tourist spots but Tauck seemed to have a schedule that got us to places when the crowds were not as big. For example we were one of the first groups to get to Stonehenge and since our bus unloaded shortly before the next came in, we had minimal crowds.
The weather was not unbearable. We had a little rain but considering one always hears about how rainy it is there, we had basically none.
If you have extra time in Edinburgh, I would suggest going out to the Royal Yacht Britannia. I did this the morning that the tour was starting in the evening and it was fascinating.
Hi...We are planning to take the England, Scotland, Wales tour next August.
We are flexible and can go anytime during the month. It seems like the weather might be milder in early August, so we were thinking of going August 5th. It was then brought to my attention that it might be more crowded early in August because of all the families traveling at that time. I am not sure if crowds are an issue when traveling on a Tauck tour.
So, considering the weather and possible crowds, we are wondering when would be the best time to take the trip.
The tour dates we are considering are August 5th, 14th, 19th, 21st.
Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks.