Posted by: StonehengeNews | November 18, 2012

Royal Highland Christmas Party Tour

There are many places in the world to spend the Festive season but few can match the experience you get by celebrating them in Scotland. Our Christmas trips are now world famous. Up there on the ‘must do’ scale, many a traveller has joined us for the best way to celebrate this side of the planet. Just think…when will you ever get the chance to party in a stunning Victorian Highland hotel? Food, wine, men (and woman!) in kilts and a load of mistletoe. Need we say more…?

3 Days – Departing Edinburgh

  • Christmas in a Royal Highland hotel, once frequented by Queen Victoria herself
  • Mulled wine by the Grand Staircase (which inspired the design for the staircase in the Titanic!)
  • Traditional Scottish Ceilidh night
  • Christmas dinner and all the trimmings
  • Party night in Inverness, Capital of the Highlands
  • Loch Ness and eerie Glencoe
  • The biggest snowball fight of your life (snow permitting!

Day 1: Christmas Eve

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.  From here, we follow Loch Ness and hunt for the monster, then further north to our magnificent accommodation in a plush Highland Hotel in Inverness, Capital of the Highlands. Once frequented by Royalty, the hotel can boast Queen Victoria as a past guest. Tonight it’s the welcome party!

Day 2: Christmas Day

Christmas Day will never be the same again. Depending on the unpredictable Highland winter weather we may head to a wee town on the coast called Dornoch and take in the fresh sea air to fight off any remaining hangovers or head inland in search of a site for a battle of our very own….with snowballs!  A few snow-angel and snowman building attempts will set us up for the slap-up Christmas feast awaiting our return to the hotel. After loads of grub and wine you can grab a partner and work off some of your Christmas indulgencies with traditional Scottish Ceilidh dancing in ‘The Wallace Ballroom’ with its classic furnishings, antique portraits, works of art and glorious crystal chandeliers.

Day 3: 26th December

We leave Inverness and head to sweeping and eerie Culloden, sight of the defeat of Bonnie Prince Charlie’s Jacobite uprising. Heading south we make our way to Dunkeld with its mighty cathedral in Macbeth country before crossing the Forth Road Bridge on our return to Edinburgh.

(If you are in Edinburgh on the 23rd December, join us at our legendary HAGGiS Christmas party to meet your fellow festive travellers)

Christmas Backpacker Tours: http://backpackertours.co.uk/britain_uk_england_tours/special_events_christmas.htm
Christmas Luxury Tours: http://www.bestvaluetours.co.uk/tour-of-england/london-uk-christmas-tours

The Backpacker Tour Company – www.BackpackerTours.co.uk

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