Haggis Adventures: Hogmanay and Highlands Tour  

  • Tour ID: 1119
    Tour Theme: Haggis Adventures Budget Tours
    This tour starts from: Edinburgh
    Duration: 7 Days / 6 Nights

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    Haggis Hogmanay and Highlands Tour Scotland

    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!

    Day by Day Itinerary:

    Option 1 - 27 December - Highlands then Hogmanay (Tour First)

    Haggis Hogmanay and Highlands Tour ScotlandDay 1: 27th December
    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 reviving our spirits in a whiskey distillery in the shadow of mighty Ben Nevis, Britain’s highest mountain. Travelling through 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 Eilean A’ Cheo (the Isle of  Skye).

    Haggis Hogmanay and Highlands Tour ScotlandDay 2: 28th December
    Today we explore the ‘winged isle’ or ‘isle of mist’ with its ruined castles, awesome scenery and home to the legendary MacLeod and MacDonald Clans. Immersed in Celtic myths and Viking legends, tales abound with faeries and the selkies while we explore the windswept landscape and brooding Red and Black Cuillin Mountain ranges. There is also the chance for a hike through this stunning environment before we return to the mainland on to Fort Augustus by the shores of mighty Loch Ness.

    Day 3: 29th December
    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. Journeying on through Inverness, capital of the Highlands, we head for the sweeping and eerie Culloden Moor, sight of the defeat of Bonne Prince Charlie’s Jacobite uprising. 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.

    Haggis Hogmanay and Highlands Tour ScotlandDay 4: 30th December
    Free time to explore the Capital. Why not start with The Royal Mile which runs from the Castle right down to the Palace of Holyrood House and the Parliament. As locals, we’ll be on hand if you need some tips on where to go and what to see as our crew are all more than happy to help out. Tonight, join 35,000 people for the Torchlight Procession where torchbearers march through the city. Then it’s on to our legendary HAGGiS ceilidh for a night of traditional Scottish dancing!

    Day 5: 31st December - Hogmanay!
    We kick off with the Aussie and Kiwi New Year with loads of fellow Antipodeans to celebrate with! Party on as the celebrations continue around the globe or take some free time to explore the capital and the Winter Festival. Then get ready for the main event, make sure you grab your Street Party ticket before heading to the best New Year celebration in the world! When the clock strikes 12 it’s your chance to kiss everyone you can get your hands on and wish them Happy Hogmanay!

    Haggis Hogmanay and Highlands Tour ScotlandDay 6: 1st January
    If you’re brave, you can choose to add the ‘Loony Dook’ to your booking! Along with a thousand others ‘loonies’ you can brave the freezing waters of the Firth of Forth. Alternatively, why  not fight that hangover  with a climb of Arthur's Seat, a extinct volcano. It’s a bit of a hike but rewards you with amazing views over the city and on a clear day you can see the Forth Bridges and Highlands.

    Day 7: Farewell
    Check out of your hostel in the morning. Before you leave, appreciate our magnificent city for one last time before heading off on your travels.


    Option 2 - 29 December - Hogmanay then Highlands (Party First)

    Haggis Hogmanay and Highlands Tour ScotlandDay 1: 29 December
    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: 30 December
    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!

    Haggis Hogmanay and Highlands Tour ScotlandDay 3: New Year's Eve - Hogmanay!
    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!

    Day 4: New Year's Day
    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.

    Day 5: 2 January
    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.

    Haggis Hogmanay and Highlands Tour ScotlandDay 6: 3 January
    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.

    Day 7: 4 January
    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.


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