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Edinburgh Hogmanay

(Tour code: EHN17)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.

Tour Highlights
  • Bo’ness & Kinneil ‘Black Bun’ Special
  • Royal Yacht Britannia
  • Great Scots Night on New Year’s Eve
  • Edinburgh
  • Royal Mile fireworks
What’s Included (Full details)
  • Heritage Rail Excursion
  • 4 Nights' Hotel Accommodation
  • Royal Yacht Britannia Tour

Itinerary & Map

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Departure Times

On many of our UK & Ireland tours, you may check in at the first hotel on your itinerary anytime after 14:00; your Tour Manager will be available between 16:00 and 18:00. However, if you are arriving later, you can meet your Tour Manager before dinner from 19:00.

Day 1


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
Edinburgh Hogmanay
Day 2

Royal Yacht Britannia

For New Year's Eve, we transfer by coach to Leith Docks, where we explore the former royal yacht, HMY Britannia. Built in 1952, the ship is now a museum dedicated to the royal family and lives of the sailors that worked on the vessel. In 2014, the ship was voted the UK's number one tourist attraction. We tour this elegant vessel, accompanied by an audio tour, before enjoying lunch. The afternoon is then at leisure; you may wish to visit Edinburgh's wonderful Christmas Markets. 

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

Bo’ness & Kinneil Railway and a Great Scots Night

This morning we board the charming Bo'ness & Kinneil Railway for a steam-hauled round journey through the Scottish countryside, passing through a number of quaint preserved stations. In true Hogmanay style, a hot drink and a 'Black Bun', a type of Scottish fruit cake wrapped in pastry, is served on board. This evening we begin our New Year's Eve Hogmanay festivities with a traditional Great Scots Night. We enjoy a delicious dinner and celebrations before watching the spellbinding fireworks on display over Edinburgh's Royal Mile.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 4

New Year’s Day in Edinburgh

New Year's Day is at leisure. Perhaps you'd like to take this opportunity to utilise the excellent facilities on offer at the hotel. Alternatively, discover Edinburgh itself at your own pace. You may wish to climb on top of Arthur's Seat, the tallest of the hills that occupy Edinburgh city centre, is the ruins of a hill fort that are alleged to date back to prehistoric times. Be sure to visit some of the city's main sights, including the 16th century Palace of Holyroodhouse, more commonly known as Holyrood Palace, or the iconic hilltop Edinburgh Castle, looming over the city from its lookout atop the extinct volcano over Castle Rock. The castle holds the title of being the most historically besieged of its kind in Great Britain, having endured 26 battles in its long history.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 5


After breakfast, the tour concludes and you are free to depart at your leisure.

  • 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.


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