Join in the world-famous Hogmanay Street Party and welcome in the New Year in Edinburgh with our iconic fireworks, the very best live music and the majestic Edinburgh Castle sitting proudly in the background there really is nowhere better to bring in the bells. This great value 6-night package also includes the famous MacBackpackers 3 Day Isle of Skye Tour. Experience the Scottish Highlands in their snow-capped winter glory while our fantastic guides tell you all about the history and folklore that fills this breathtaking landscape.
Day 1 (Highland Tour BEFORE Hogmanay)
27th Dec: Arrive in Edinburgh
Welcome drinks in Castle Rock Hostel which will give you the chance to meet your fellow travelers and some of the MacBackpackers team! Starting at 6:00 pm until approx. 7:30pm. This will be followed by our famous MacBackpackers pub crawl!!
28th Dec: depart on our 3 Day Skye Tour
We depart Edinburgh in the morning and set off on our adventure, a full day of exploration and excitement ahead. We strike out into the Highlands seeking out spectacular scenery, clan rivalry, and the odd monster.
- Forth Bridges
- Whiskey Drinking
- Highland Folk Museum
- Culloden Battlefield
- Loch Ness
- Glen Shiel
- Eilean Donan Castle
29th Dec: Sligachan
A full day's adventure lies ahead exploring the incredible Isle of Skye as we set off from Kyleakin around the island that has inspired countless artists and creators. Crammed with stunning vistas, breathtaking hikes and entrancing tales of warriors, monsters, and fairies. Spend most of the day of the bus getting amongst it!
- The Cuillin
- Faerie Pools
- Old Man of Storr
- Kilt Rock
- The Quiraing
30th Dec: Ben Nevis
We say goodbye to the misty isle and head south towards Edinburgh taking in views of the Nevis range and Britain’s highest mountain, Ben Nevis. We’ll discover the haunting beauty of Glen Coe and hear tales of clan massacres, the likes of which inspired George R.R. Martin's "Game of Thrones" series.
- Ben Nevis
- Fort William
- Glen Coe
- Rannoch Moor
- Doune Castle
- Wallace Monument
30th Dec – 1st Jan: 3 nights accommodation in Edinburgh
This time in Edinburgh is yours to do as you please! Edinburgh has so much to offer, especially during the festive period, so it is a great time to go exploring in Scotland's beautiful capital: whether you climb Arthur’s seat for great views of the city; take in the Old or New Town; choose to partake in ghost tours; visit the Castle or even just to soak up the atmosphere. Why not join the torchlight procession leaving from St Giles Street at 7 pm on the 30th Dec?
Our friendly reception staff will be on hand to offer advice & tips should you need… Just remember to put on your street party wristband and be in the midst of the action when the clock strikes twelve on the 31st!
What to bring: A small backpack.
What to wear: Sturdy walking boots or trail shoes, a lightweight waterproof outer layer, and cold-weather clothing.