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Hogmanay & Highlands 29 Dec

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!

  • Duration: 7 Days
  • Guaranteed Departure: Yes
  • For lovers of: Active/Adrenaline, Local Culture & Cuisine, History, Festivals
  • Physical rating: Average
  • Accommodation standard:   Not Rated%
  • Traveller Tour Rating: 0%  
  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Tour code: 159614
  • Starts: Edinburgh,
  • Finishes: Edinburgh,
You will Visit
  • Edinburgh
  • Fort Augustus
  • Portree

Itinerary

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Inclusions:
    Activities
    • 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
    Accommodation
    • 2 nights hostel multi-share on tour and 4 nights city centre hostel multi-share in Edinburgh
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Tour 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 Edinburghs 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