Posted by: StonehengeNews | November 1, 2012

Hogmanay Celebration Tour. Edinburgh’s famous Winter festival

Needing to escape London and go somewhere where they know how to party properly?  Then this could be the best experience of a Scottish New Year you can get. A coach transfer whisks you to the Scottish capital which is truly buzzing at this time and your Guide will be there make sure you get amongst it all. The street party is the place to be and we have the elusive tickets to get you in. Get ready for midnight when the clock strikes twelve! You’ve never seen anything like it!

Hogmanay 2012 – 4 Day Tour Departing London.

Tour Highlights:

  • Aussie and Kiwi New Year celebrations
  • FREE walking tour of Edinburgh
  • Edinburgh’s Hogmanay Street Party
  • The famous sponsored Loony Dook – swim in the sea

Day 1: 30th December

It’s time to get New Year underway and say goodbye to the Big Smoke as we leave London on our luxury coach and head north to Bonnie Scotland! We arrive in Edinburgh, early evening. There’s enough time for a shower and slap on the war paint (if required) before heading to our legendary HAGGiS Ceilidh, a traditional Scottish dancing event.

Day 2: New Year’s Eve 2012 – Hogmanay

Explore our beautiful city on a walking tour with one of our wild and sexy local Guides!  Now that you’ve worked up a thirst it’s off to see in the Aussie and Kiwi New Year with loads of fellow Antipodeans to celebrate with. Party on or take some free time to explore the capital, head down to Princes’ Street Gardens to the Winter Wonderland or get dolled up for the biggest New Year’s party ever. Don’t forget, when the clock strikes 12 it’s your chance to kiss everyone you can get your hands on and wish them Happy Hogmanay!

Day 3: New Year’s Day 2013 

No doubt there will be a few sore heads this morning but what better cure for a hangover than a Loony Dook! For the last 26 years South Queensferry has played host to this insane event and is now sponsored by HAGGiS Adventures. Hundreds of, well… loonies, take to the freezing waters of the Firth of Forth, many of them in fancy dress and all of them up for a good time. This event helps to raise thousands of pounds for charity and with the impressive Forth Bridge in the background, this obscure tradition is an event not to be missed. (Don’t forget your swimmers and fancy dress, swim caps included!).

After a ‘refreshing’ swim in the sea we head back to the capital where you can warm up with some glühwein at the winter markets. Tonight we have one final fling for those who are still up for it!

Day 4: 2nd January

Bid a fond farewell to Scotland as we take the coach back to London. Swap contact details, catch up on all the gossip from your trip and say a last goodbye to your crew. We’ll have plenty of DVD’s and music for our return journey


  • Your legendary local Guide
  • Return transfer London to Edinburgh by coach
  • 3 nights  accommodation
  • The legendary HAGGiS Ceilidh Night
  • HAGGiS walking tour of Edinburgh
  • Hogmanay Street Party Pass
  • The HAGGiS sponsored Loony Dook

Free Time

  • Check out Edinburgh’s famous Winter festival
  • Explore the capital’s Old and New Towns and the many great pub


Departing: 30th December 2012

This tour can be booked direct with ‘The Backpacker Tour Co’ or through our preferred travel partner:  Click here

The Backpacker Tour Company

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