Hogmanay & Highlands 29 Dec

7 DAYS

Adult
from$759
Student
from$759

Departs Edinburgh

An awesome, action packed Hogmanay adventure of a lifetime. This New Year package includes a legendary 3 Day Skye High trip of Scotland, all your accommodation on tour and in Edinburgh for the Hogmanay celebrations. We’ll also throw in the hottest ticket in town, an Edinburgh Hogmanay Street Party Pass!

Option 1 – 27th December – Highlands then Hogmanay

Option 2 – 29th December – Hogmanay then Highlands

Highlights

  • See the Isle of Skye, Loch Ness, Glencoe and loads more
  • Party-down at Edinburgh's Hogmanay Street Party
  • Dance at the HAGGiS Ceilidh night
  • Enjoy Edinburgh’s Winter Festival
  • Take part in the festival opening Torchlight Procession
  • Dip into the freezing sea at the ‘Loony Dook’
  • Celebrate Aussie and Kiwi New Years’ Party

Inclusions

  • Legendary local HAGGiS Guide
  • 3 day Skye High trip
  • Accommodation
  • Hogmanay Street Party Ticket
  • Watch the Torchlight Procession
  • Our exclusive HAGGiS Ceilidh night
  • Kiwi & Aussie New Yew Party
  • HAGGiS Walking tour of Edinburgh

Optional Activities

  • Torch to carry in the Torchlight Procession
  • Transfer to watch the Queensferry Loony Dook
  • Swim ticket for the Loony Dook
  • Enjoy the buzz of Edinburgh’s amazing Winter Festival
  • Free time to climb Arthurs Seat or visit Edinburgh Castle

Accommodation

  • 2 nights hostel multi-share on tour and 4 nights city centre hostel multi-share in Edinburgh

(Special cancellation charges apply to this product - up to 22 days prior to departure 50% refund. Within 21 days - no refund)

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Day 1: Edinburgh

Check in from 3pm.

Arrival day. Meet up with your Guide and trip mates, it’s time to get the Hogmanay festivities started and perhaps sample a few local beers in a couple of Edinburgh’s famous pubs. If you're arriving early and want some ideas about what to do in the city, pop in and see us on the Royal Mile for some ideas. We're the local experts!

Day 2: Edinburgh

Free time to get out and about and explore the best Edinburgh has to offer. Explore the Castle, the Old Town or why not breathe in some of that great Scottish air and climb Arthur's Seat, an extinct volcano. It’s a bit of a hike but you'll be rewarded with amazing views over the city, and on a clear day you can see the Forth Bridges and Highlands. Tonight, join us for the Torchlight Procession, the opening event for the festivities where you have the chance to carry your own torch. Then it’s on to our legendary HAGGiS ceilidh for a night of traditional Scottish dancing!

Day 3: Edinburgh

We kick off with the Aussie and Kiwi New Year with loads of lively Antipodeans to celebrate with! You can party on or use your free time to explore the Capital; there's the hustle and bustle of the Royal Mile running from the Castle to the Palace of Holyrood House or The Princes' Street Garden's Edinburgh Christmas Winter Wonderland. Dress up warm and make sure you grab your Edinburgh’s Hogmanay Street Party ticket before heading to the best New Year celebration in the world!

Day 4: Edinburgh

If you’re brave, you can choose to add a ‘Loony Dook’ to your booking! Along with a thousand other ‘loonies’ you can brave the freezing waters of the Firth of Forth. Alternatively, join hundreds of people who take to the city for a day of Edinburgh's Hogmanay festivities to start the New Year on a good foot.

Day 5: Edinburgh to Loch Ness

We leave Edinburgh towards Stirling, home to legends such as William Wallace and Robert the Bruce and scene of many of Scotland’s most famous and bloody battles in the Wars of Independence. We head north through dramatic Glencoe, the ‘Weeping Glen’ and site of the massacre of 1692 before passing the shadow of mighty Ben Nevis, Britain’s highest mountain. Travelling along the Great Glen fault line we then skirt the coast, see Eilean Donan Castle perched on the shores of Loch Duich before crossing the bridge to the Isle of Skye.

Day 6: Loch Ness to Skye

Today we explore the beautiful Isle of Skye with its remote villages, awesome scenery and legendary MacLeod and MacDonald Clans. Immersed in Celtic myths and Viking legends, tales of faeries and 'wee folk' we explore the windswept landscape and rugged mountain ranges. We venture back to the to Fort Augustus by the shores of mighty Loch Ness for a party in Morag’s Lodge Hostel Bar.

Day 7: Skye to Edinburgh

We start the morning off by searching for a glimpse of the legendary beast as we travel along Loch Ness and past Urquhart castle dramatically poised on its shores. We travel to the capital of the Highlands, Loch Ness before making our way to Dunkeld with its mighty Cathedral. Onward through Macbeth country before crossing the Forth Road Bridge and our return to Edinburgh. Arriving approximately 5pm.

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TOUR OPTIONS

The Torchlight Procession - Approx. £12/pp

Join 50,000 spectators and participants at the official opening of Edinburgh's Hogmanay celebrations. Being at the heart of the procession and carrying your own flaming torch gives a unique perspective and should not be missed. The number of torches is limited and they always sell out so add to your booking to avoid disappointment. 
Note: Torchlight Procession is an outdoor event using wax-based torches and wax from torches can blow onto clothing when windy, please dress appropriately.

Loony Dook Transfer - Approx. £25/pp

Fancy watching the ‘Loonies’ take to the freezing cold water in South Queensferry on New Years’ Day? We’ll transfer you so you can take in all the action.

Loony Dook Swim - Approx. £11/pp

What better way to bring in the New Year than jumping into the freezing waters of the Firth of Forth. In it's 31st year, the Loony Dook is always a sell-out but you can guarantee your space by adding the swim ticket and transfer to your booking.

No stress, your accommodation is booked in the best city centre and highland hostels available!

We book hostel multi-share, generally in small 4 to 6 bed dorms.

We'll contact you by email approximately one week prior to check in to confirm which hostel you will be based in.

PRIVATE ROOMS
Unfortunately do to the popularity of this tour, Private Room upgrades are not available.

BEFORE AND AFTER TOUR
We don't reserve accommodation before your tour starts or after your tour finishes.
We recommend checking out our Accommodation section under 'Essential Info'.

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