4 days,Edinburgh to Edinburgh

Party with the Scottish at one of the world's largest New Year's Eve street parties, learn a new dance at a traditional céilidh, wander the beautiful streets of Edinburgh, sample deep fried Mars bars, participate in the torchlight procession with thousands of people.

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Looking for a very different New Year’s Eve experience? Try out Hogmanay in Scotland—a street-party celebration in and around Edinburgh that involves tens of thousands of fellow revelers, a cracking rendition of Auld Lang Syne, deep fried Mars bars, hot toddies, sausage and more. This is a unique three-day trip that will immerse you in Scottish culture as you ring in the new year, highlander-style.

What's Included

  • City tour of Edinburgh. Torchlight procession experience. Entrance to Hogmanay party. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.
  • 3 continental breakfasts. (Allow GBP100 for meals not included.)
  • Multi-share hostel (3 nts, max 4 people per room).
  • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout.
  • Small group experience; Max 12, avg 8.
Itinerary Notes

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Day 1 Edinburgh

Arrive at any time. After a welcome meeting, join the torchlight procession that winds through the New Town up to Calton Hill, where a massive bonfire and fireworks start the Hogmanay celebration. This memorable procession is led by a Viking group complete with drums and bagpipes.

Day 2 Edinburgh (1B)

Enjoy a walking tour of town for an introduction to Scotland's capital city. Consider packing a flask to keep warm. Wander through the city during free time, and opt to visit the Edinburgh Castle with sweeping views of the city. Indulge in hot toddies, deep fried mars bars and chips, cheese and gravy and check out the stalls and activities of the annual German Christmas market. At night, grab an included ticket and head out to Edinburgh's world-famous New Year's street party, filled with tens of thousands of revelers waiting to sing Auld Lang Syne at the stroke of midnight to welcome in the new year.

Day 3 Edinburgh (1B)

Sleep off the party and opt to check out the Loony Dook—an annual New Year's Day swim in frigid waters by brave, costume-clad swimmers. Happy New Year!

Day 4 Edinburgh (1B)

Depart at any time.

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