Itinerary - SYHA's flagship Edinburgh Central Accommodation
December 29th 2007 - 8.30 AM
Eastbourne Terrace, Paddington.
* Twins, triples, quads and larger rooms
* Superb facilities including restaurant and bar
* All rooms with full ensuite bathroom facilities
* Fully cooked Scottish breakfast included
Tour Itinerary : 5-Day Premier Class Hostel Tour
Day 1 Saturday 29 December 2007
Depart from London
Coach passengers check in early morning at Paddington Station (Eastbourne Terrace). Our 5 day hostel tour departs at 8.30am. Day drive up to Scotland. With plenty of refreshments on board the party is sure to begin not long after leaving London.
Arrive early evening and check into Edinburgh's newest and finest hostel - SYHA's flagship Edinburgh Central.
This evening join us on a Hogmanay warm up as we head for a pub walkabout down to the famous "Rose St". which is pub central for Edinburgh. A great area to get into the New Year party spirit.
Day 2 Sunday 30th December 2007
Edinburgh City tour
A day to really get to know the beautiful Scottish capital well. After fully cooked Scottish breakfasts at Edinburgh Central, we take you on a full city tour with a local guide (kilt and all) to introduce you to the many highlights. You then have the afternoon free to explore this marvellous city.
Tonight the real party begins. We head to Edinburgh's top night venue: the Espionage, for our exclusive Pre-Hogmanay party. The Espionage is huge and a great venue to warm up for the big one. Set over 5 levels, the entire venue is reserved for tour passengers until later in the evening. No worries about early closing as we are in Scotland now and you can party here through to 5am!!!
Day 3 Monday 31 December 2007
New Years Eve: THE BIG ONE
The BIG one! Our marathon party day starts early - no time for headaches from last night ... and ends a year later! Virtually straight after breakfast it is time to bring the millennium in "Down Under time" at our famous special Kiwi/Oz New Year celebrations. All our passengers get together for our party, held at one of Edinburgh's best venues - Jongleurs, in the central Omni centre, just a couple of minutes walk from our hostel!!
We begin by celebrating the Kiwi New Year at 11:00am (midnight back in NZ) and at 1:00pm it’s the Aussies turn to crack the bubbly. We then have the afternoon to party on while celebrating the various New Years across the Aussie continent. We finish with the WA New Year before it is time to head out and concentrate on the Scottish New Year.
At dusk we join the locals in town and build up for the big one. Princes St will have been blocked off for the biggest street party in Europe - join the tens of thousands bringing in the Scottish New Year with fireworks over the old castle - an amazing sight and atmosphere. Your street pass entry is included in the tour price.
Day 4 Tuesday 1 January 2008
Countryside Excursion and New Years Day party
We start the day with a late breakfast before offering you the opportunity to clear your heads a little with an excursion to the Scottish country side through "Braveheart Country" to Stirling Castle via the famous Forth Bridge. Note entry to the castle is optional and the admission fee is not included.
We will have you back in Edinburgh in plenty of time to start 2008 in just the same fashion as we finished 2007 – with another great party. Our exclusive New Years Day bash is being held in Edinburgh’s best party pub – Frankenstein’s. Another fantastic venue. The music, drinks and good times will flow from early evening until again the wee hours of the morning – if you can last that long!!
Day 5 Wednesday 2 January 2008
Back to London
After breakfast our Coach passengers will depart Edinburgh at 10:00am for the drive south to London. Train passengers depart as time states on your ticket, Accommodation only passengers make your own onward travels. Coach passengers we aim to have you back in Paddington Station at approximately 8:00pm (depending on traffic) ... will you make it to work on Thursday????
Return coach tour from London to Edinburgh * Hostel Accommodation including fully cooked Scottish breakfast * Exclusive pre-Hogmanay party at Edinburgh's top late night venue - The Espionage * Our famous Kiwi/Aussie/SA News Years party held at one of Edinburgh's best venue's * Hogmanay street party pass * Braveheart country excursion to Stirling * Exclusive New Years Day party
to Hogmanay Options
Saturday 29th December 2007 @ 8.30 (AM)
£299 per person