An awesome, action packed New Years adventure of a lifetime. This festive package includes a legendary 3 day Skye High trip of Scotland and 4 amazing days in Edinburgh for the Hogmanay celebrations. We’ll also throw in the hottest ticket in town, an Edinburgh Hogmanay Street Party Pass!
- Legendary local HAGGiS Guide
- 3 day Skye High trip
- Hogmanay Street Party Ticket
- Watch the Torchlight Procession
- Our exclusive HAGGiS Ceilidh night
- Kiwi & Aussie New Yew Party
- HAGGiS Walking tour of Edinburgh
- 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
H: Included Highlights
F: Free Time Option
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!
F:Explore Edinburgh and the Winter Festival
F:Carry your own flaming torch in the opening parade
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 Winter Wonderland. Dress up warm and make sure you grab your Street Party ticket before heading to the best New Year celebration in the world!
F:Party at Edinburgh’s Hogmanay Street Party
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.
F:Join the ‘loonies’ and swim in the sea at the crazy Loony Dook
Day 5: Edinburgh to Loch Ness
We leave Scotland's capital and head past the capital of 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. Our route north takes us through dramatic Glencoe, the ‘Weeping Glen’ and site of the massacre of 1692 before passing through 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.
H:Hear tales of Scotland’s National hero, William Wallace
H:Eerie Glencoe, the ‘Weeping Glen’
Day 6: Loch Ness to Skye
Today we explore the ‘Winged Isle’ or ‘Isle of Mist’ with its remote villages, awesome scenery and home to the 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. Crossing back to the mainland and on to Fort Augustus by the shores of mighty Loch Ness for a party in Mos Bar.
H:Isle of Skye’s awe-inspiring scenery
H:View Eilean Donan Castle
Day 7: Skye To Edinburgh
We follow the entire length of Loch Ness, searching for a glimpse of the legendary beast and past Urquhart castle dramatically poised on its shores. Heading south we make our way to Dunkeld with its mighty Cathedral and through Macbeth country before crossing the Forth Road Bridge and our return to Edinburgh at approximately 5pm and a final farewell.
F:Monster hunt at Loch Ness
The Torchlight Procession
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 Swim
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 to your booking. If you're not feeling brave, why not add on the 'transfer only' and watch the 'Loonies' take a dip.
Edinburgh's Winter Festival
There is loads happening in Edinburgh and events are held all over the city. There is plenty of free time to enjoy the party atmosphere and we'll be on hand to offer suggestions if you need a hand.
No stress, your accommodation is booked in the best city centre hostels available!
We'll contact you by email approximately one week prior to check in to confirm which hostel you will be based in.
Unfortunately do to the popularity of this tour, Private Room upgrades are not available.
THE way to do New Year - the ultimate party!