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(Tour code: EHN19)

Welcome in the New Year in style on this fascinating tour

Enjoy a traditional Scottish Hogmanay and welcome in the New Year in style on this fascinating tour. Explore the Scottish capital of Edinburgh, embark on a steam-hauled heritage rail journey and tour 'Britain's Best Tourist Attraction', the iconic Royal Yacht Britannia, before enjoying a fabulous Great Scots New Year's party.

  • Bo’ness & Kinneil ‘Black Bun’ Special
  • Royal Yacht Britannia
  • Great Scots Night on New Year’s Eve
  • Edinburgh
  • Royal Mile fireworks
  • Stunning 4-Star Accommodation
What’s Included
  • Heritage Rail Excursion
  • 4* Hotel Accommodation
    Breakfast Every Day
    Evening Meals
  • Royal Yacht Britannia Tour

New Year in Edinburgh 2018Tour Details

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Day 1 Edinburgh


Begin your Hogmanay celebrations by meeting your Tour Manager and the rest of the group at the 4-Star Radisson Blu Hotel in Edinburgh, where we enjoy mulled wine and mince pies on arrival.

  • Dinner
Day 2 Edinburgh Christmas
Edinburgh Christmas

HMY Royal Yacht Britannia

Today, our first destination is the majestic former royal yacht, the HMY Britannia. Retired from service in 1997, the vessel is now home to a museum about the royal family and we explore much of it on a comprehensive tour which sheds some light into what it must be like to live on board. This afternoon, you are free to explore Edinburgh; the Christmas markets are still in swing, and are home to stalls selling all manner of exotic and traditional wares. Alternatively, simply take a stroll through the historic streets which run through this fantastic city.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 3 Bo’ness & Kinneil Railway
Bo’ness & Kinneil Railway

Bo’ness & Kinneil Railway

This morning, on New Year's Eve, our excursion takes us on board the nostalgic Bo'ness & Kinneil Railway for a steam-hauled round journey through the Scottish countryside, passing through a number of quaint preserved stations. On board, we enjoy a hot drink and a 'Black Bun' fruit cake in true Hogmanay style.

Later tonight, to herald the New Year and to begin our New Year's Eve Hogmanay celebrations, we enjoy a traditional Great Scots Night. We are treated to a delicious dinner before heading to watch the spectacular fireworks on display over Edinburgh's Royal Mile. This incredible performance lights up the streets below which are full of joyous revellers, enjoying the start of Hogmanay.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 4 Edinburgh New Year
Edinburgh New Year

New Year’s Day in Edinburgh

Today, enjoy a full day at leisure to experience New Year's Day in Edinburgh. Scotland's capital city is often referred to as the Athens of the North and its not hard to see why. You may wish to visit the imposing Edinburgh Castle on Castle Rock, or perhaps take in the Palace of Holyroodhouse, Her Majesty the Queen's official residence in Scotland. This magnificent palace is open all year round except when the Royal Family are in residence. Other places worth visiting include the panoramic natural beauty of Arthur's Seat and the Royal Botanic Garden of Edinburgh.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 5 Edinburgh

Homeward Bound

After breakfast, your tour concludes and you are free to depart. You may wish to discover a little more of this wonderful city before you leave; the famous Royal Mile has many interesting cafés and traditional Scottish shops waiting to be explored.

  • Breakfast

Please note

Please note that while every departure of this tour features the same excursions, they may not necessarily be in the order listed above.

Departure Times

Provisional departure and return times, where available, can be found together with our dates and prices by clicking on the 'Prices & Availability' button. We write to all booked customers approximately 10 weeks prior to the start of their tour to advise the exact departure and return time for their particular group.

What’s included

An escorted experience and all travel arrangements

  • The services of a professional UK Tour Manager from start to finish
  • All rail and coach travel as described

Comfortable accommodation in your destination

  • 4 nights' hotel accommodation

Delicious meals included

  • 8 meals including 4 breakfasts and 4 dinners including a delicious Great Scots Dinner on New Year's Eve


Exciting excursions and free time to explore

  • Great Scots Night experience on New Year's Eve including traditional Scottish dinner and various celebrations
  • Bo'ness & Kinneil Railway 'Black Bun' Hogmanay special
  • Magnificent firework display held across Edinburgh's Royal Mile
  • Excursion to the HMY Royal Yacht Britannia and museum
  • Free time in Edinburgh on New Year's Day to enjoy the festivities

Not Included

  • Cancellation & Travel Insurance is not included in the price of the tour but can be arranged.

This tour may be suitable for reduced mobility passengers, please call for further information.

Julie Pacalon
Helen Laverack
Kathryn Cambridge
Lynne Broadley
New Year in Edinburgh

Welcome in the New Year in style on this fascinating tour


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