Prices

  • £379.00 Adult
  • £49.00 Loch Ness and Highlands Day tour
  • £16.00 Ghost walking tour
  • £14.00 Ghost walking tour (Concession)
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4 Day – Edinburgh And Highlands New Year Hogmanay

Celebrate the New Year in style on our traditional Scottish Hogmanay tour.  We travel directly to Edinburgh by fast train in a journey time of just under 5 hours (from London).  On arrival in Edinburgh, we take a fully guided tour of Edinburgh before we check in to our centrally located accommodation, which is within 20 minutes walk of Princes Street and the Royal Mile.

 




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Tour Itinerary

Day 1

Edinburgh and Torch-lit Procession

Day 2

Fireworks over Edinburgh Castle

Day 3

Loch Ness, Glencoe, Scottish Highlands

Day 4

Edinburgh to London

Day 1

As we travel to Edinburgh by fast train, you will be in Edinburgh in good time to join in the famous Torch-lit Procession between Parliament Square and Calton Hill.  This event is free but torches can be purchased in advance (please note, if you wish to participate the procession, you would not be able to join the ghost tour).

Ghost and Ghouls evening Tour (30 Dec 2017) – £16.00 per person (not suitable for under 5s)

Optional Ghosts and Ghouls evening tour – 20.00pm – A spine tingling evening with ghoulish tales of torture and witchcraft as you learn of Edinburgh’s ghostly past!  The guided tour takes place in medieval closes and the haunted Blair Street Underground vaults.  Included in the tour is a shot of Dewar’s super Scotch Whisky to keep you warm on this chilling tour!!

Rest of the evening free to enjoy Edinburgh’s atmospheric old inns to sample some local ales and whisky, joined by the tour guide.  A great opportunity for you to get to know some other fellow group members on the tour.

Day 2

On the second day (count down to the New Year) you will have free time to explore Edinburgh’s many attractions and special events or you can join our guide for a leisurely tour of Edinburgh’s best pubs.  This is a perfect opportunity to sample some fine Scottish single malt whisky’s.  Later in the day we gather at the street party in Princess Street to enjoy the sensational firework display over Edinburgh Castle to bring in 2018.

Loch Ness, Glenco and Scottish Highlands (31st December 2017) – £49.00per person (not suitable for under 3s)

Blair Castle in the distance famous for it’s private army. at Pitlochry we have a short break before arriving in Edinburgh at approximately 20.00 hrs at Caravel Guesthouse, where the tour ends.

Day 3

On the third day you have the option of joining our fully guided tour of Loch Ness, Glencoe and the Scottish Highlands.  This is a full day’s excursion and is being led by our own guide Andrew, who is one of the most experienced and knowledgable guides in Britain!

Loch Ness, Glenco & Scottish Highlands (31st December 2017) – £49.00per person (not suitable for under 3s)

Entrance to Urquhart Castle included
Enjoy a spectacular New Year’s Day out and explore some of the most beautiful and dramatic areas of Scotland.  After a morning coffee stop at Kilmahog, we travel through Rob Roy Country and arrive at the Weeping Glen of Glencoe, the infamous site of the 1692 Massacre, for a photo stop.  After another short drive we arrive at Fort William for lunch.  Fort William is in the shadow of Ben Nevis – Britain’s highest mountain.  We then continue to Spean Bridge where we have another opportunity to view and photograph Ben Nevis.  From here we follow the Caledonian Canal to Loch Ness and Urquhart Castle. here you will have ample time to view the 12th Century castle, visit the new Visitor’s Centre which offers an audio visual display along with other interesting objects and take a short cruise (depending on availability) on the Loch if you wish.  After your cruise the coach will pick you up and we start our homeward journey by way of the Grampian Mountains, passing Blair Castle in the distance famous for it’s private army. at Pitlochry we have a short break before arriving in Edinburgh at approximately 20.00 hrs at Caravel Guesthouse, where the tour ends.

Day 4

On our last day you will have free time to do any last minute sightseeing in Edinburgh before we take our late afternoon train back to London (or Cambridge).

Important Information

Tour Inclusions

  • Return fast train from London.
  • Guided tour of Edinburgh.
  • 3 nights accommodation on bed and breakfast basis.
  • All rooms have ensuite shower/wc.
  • TV and tea coffee making facilites.
  • Hogmanay Street Party Pass.
  • Hotel/Guest House coach transfers from rail station (for convenience, although it is within easy walking distance).
  • FULLY BONDED TOUR OPERATOR – YOUR PAYMENT IS 100% PROTECTED WITH US.

Accommodation

Being the number one operator to Scotland throughout the year, we offer reasonably priced good quaility accommodation, close to the centre of Edinburgh.

Traditional 2 star hotel with multi-bedded rooms at the Caravel Guest House.

Room Choices
Caravel Guesthouse – multi-bedded rooms, singler rooms and twin/double rooms – this family run guesthouse is ideally situated in the centre of Edinburgh with all amenities almost on your door step!
Our lead in price £369.00 is based on staying at the Caravel Guest House in a multi-bedded room.  Individual travellers can select this option and we allocation beds in either male or female shared rooms (not mixed), unless you are travelling as a group of friends and taking the entire multi-bedded room together.  If you are upgrading your accommodation, just select this option plus the applicable upgrade(s).

Travel to Scotland

Northbound *TBA from Kings Cross
Depart London 07.00am (Check with group leader 06.15am)
Arrive Edinburgh 11.20am (approx.)

Southbound *TBA to Kings Cross
Depart Edinburgh 17:00pm
Arrive London 21.50pm (approx.)



FAQ’s

What meals are included?

Breakfast is included on all overnight tours.  Lunches are not included, unless otherwise stated.  Evening meals are included when stated on the tour itinerary.  On tours of seven days or more, generally fifty percent of dinners are included.  Please check the itinerary page for exact details.

Where does the trip depart from?

Each UK trip will have a dedicated pick up point in central London.  Shorter duration trips will normally depart from Victoria Coach Station, with longer duration trips leaving from the London Reception Centre, near to Waterloo train station.  Departure points will be confirmed before booking a tour.

Can I get picked up from my hotel?

Pick up from hotels is not possible.  You will need to make your own way to the departure point.  However some tours do have a designated hotel departure, which you can stay in prior to the trip.  Please ask at time of booking for departure points and we can direct you to local hotels.

Are entrance fees included?

Entrance fees are included where specified on the itinerary.

Can I pay in dollars?

All tours are quoted and charged in pounds sterling, but you can pay using your local card and currency.  We will debit the card in pounds sterling and your bank will use their exchange rate at that time to deduct the amount in your local currency.

What time does the trip leave and return?

Departure times will vary depending on the itinerary.  European tours departing from London will usually leave between 05.00am and 07.00am.  Multi day UK tours will leave between 06.00am and 07:30am.  Day trips will depart between 07.00am and 09.00am.  European and worldwide tours that start in an overseas city will have a welcome reception on day one of the tour which is usually around 18.00pm.

Return times vary depending on the itinerary.  All the full day coach tours should be finished by no later than 19.00pm, traffic permitting.  The train tours return between 20.00pm and 22.00pm.  Longer duration trips will return between 16.00pm and 19.00pm.  All times will be confirmed at time of booking.

Is this a definite/guaranteed departure?

A definite departure is guaranteed to operate for that given departure date.  A trip that is not yet designated a definite departure is not yet guaranteed to operate based on current booking numbers.  If a trip and departure date you are interested in is not yet definite, do not let this discourage you from booking.  The more paid passengers received, the odds of the trip operating increase.  In the slim case that the operator withdraw a trip you are booked on due to a lack of numbers, you are entitled to a full refund of any funds already paid towards the tour, or if flexible with your time, we can move you onto another departure.

Who travels on these tours, who else is booked?

Whilst we can not confirm exactly who else is booked on a tour, we can guarantee you will be travelling with fellow liked minded travelers who share a passion for travel, fun, adventure and discovery.  All tours will be run by English speaking guides and age ranges will vary.  The beauty of taking a guided holiday is you’ll have the opportunity to meet and travel with people from all over the globe.

Are transfers included from the airport?

In general, if you are joining or departing your guided holiday on the first or last day, return transfers between the airport and hotel are included (excludes itineraries starting and/or ending in London).  You’ll find specific information on the itinerary’s page.

What optional excursions can I do and can I book them now?

Optional experiences are available on some tours.  These are activities that are not automatically included, but offered during your trip to enhance your travel experience.  These are all bookable whilst on the tour via your tour guide/travel director.  These are payable by cash or card.



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Why stop there?


The ever-increasing demand and availability for well-organised, safe and reliable trips means that we now go further afield, so while we love taking people on tours of England, Ireland and Scotland we are pleased to offer that little bit more with river tours of Amsterdam, coach tours of Paris and train trips to the chocolate capital of the world, Brussels!

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There are so many and we cater for everyone so it may be a case of a leisurely out of London trip to Stonehenge or you may want the buzz and excitement of a theatre tour of London – all the glitz and glamour is there. Out of London, we offer all sorts of adventures: Roman Baths, Shakespeare country, the Royal Pavilion, Brighton – you name it. Same with London – we don’t just do the round London tours – we can take you to Kew Gardens or we can take you on an expedition on the roof of the O2 Dome to the platform at the top offering spectacular views.

So we offer Out of London, Around London, Theatre and Hotels and then there are the spectacular Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day tours – what a way to celebrate the fun season.