Duration: 5 Days
COUNTRIES VISITED: Scotland
PLACES VISITED: Edinburgh
Welcome to the one of the world’s biggest parties in Scotland, your Hogmanay hiatus comes complete with rides, live music, and a Winter Wonderland complete with ice-skating rink. Keep things flexible and meet Holidays Carnival in Edinburgh, with plenty of time to settle in before the festivities kick off to hights.
Let’s start with special New Year ahead that it goes by its very own name. This isn’t just your average turn of the calendar – we’re doing Hogmanay in Scotland! When we join forces in Edinburgh today our good spirits will be flowing: the emotional kind, not yet the boozy kind. Here we are in Edinburgh, next 5-days. Home to William Wallace, this city is all about historical cool. With its Castle on the hill, cobbled streets and no doubt kilt-clad locals, the capital of the land of haggis and whisky will impress.
Now remember, unlike parties going on in the rest of the world, this one goes for 3 whole days. Don’t peak too early! You’ll want to be full of beans right ’til the end to make the most of this. And you should also make the most of being in this incredible city. Stroll down Prince’s Street & the Royal Mile, visit Edinburgh’s famous castle & join the crowds tonight for Hogmanay’s. The celebrations kick off with fire torches and a procession of the so keen marching down the street, so grab one and join in the party! Look up and you’ll see a Viking ship burning on Carlton Hill and with music, street performers, and a drink or two, it’s a night to remember till you party hard next new year eve.
Thousands of people from all across the world making mayhem on the streets, dancing under fireworks & soaking up live music aplenty – welcome to New Year’s Eve Scottish style! Take a late start to the day before enjoying some good food and winter city magic before the party begins to its full swing.
Though the parties will still be kicking on across the city, this day is yours to ring in the New Year as you see fit. A late breakfast, a city stroll and a spot of shopping might be all you’re danced out feet can muster. For some adventurous types, join the New Year tradition and parade down the street before taking a dip in the freezing Firth of Forth for a charity plunge. If you’re not tired out, then channel your Scotsman and head for a stroll to Arthurs Seat for the city’s best views. Ash Edinburgh, we’re in love. Tonight, why not join the group for dinner and a show and hear bagpipers do their thing over some delicious local eats with Holidays Carnival Group.
There you have it folks – the world-famous Hogmanay! Pack your bags and say a farewell to your trip buddies.
• Wander through the cobblestone streets of Edinburgh
• Get a golden ticket entrance to the Hogmanay Street Party at your choice.
• Skate on the Winter Wonderland Ice-skating rink
• Party hard at one of the world’s biggest parties