2016 Tour Highlights:
- 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 (24th)
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 HAGGiS welcome party!
Day 2: Christmas Day (25th)
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 dancingin ‘The Wallace Ballroom’ with its classic furnishings, antique portraits, works of art and glorious crystal chandeliers.
Day 3: Boxing Day (26th)
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
- All accommodation
- Full Scottish breakfasts on 25th and 26th
- Packed lunches on 25th and 26th December
- Mulled wine on arrival to the hotel
- Christmas Eve party
- Christmas dinner and wine
- A traditional Scottish ‘Ceilidh’
These holidays are specifically planned for those in the 18 through to 35 age group. Consequently the facilities and activities are not appropriate to persons outside this age bracket
Will there be people travelling on their own ?
Whilst we regularly get couples and friends travelling together, every tour has loads of people travelling on their own and down to our style of travel, you'll get to know everyone soon enough
We also offer a 5 Day Scottish Party Tour - Click here
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