Celebrate Hogmanay in Style
Celebrate Hogmanay in Scotland in style with Ker & Downey. Hogmanay is the Scottish name for the country’s New Year celebrations, the most important of the Scottish Holidays. On this five-night sample tour, ring in the New Year in Loch Lomond and aboard Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth’s former floating residence – the Royal Yacht Britannia — in Edinburgh. “Haud Hogmanay!”
Your first two days in Scotland set the stage for your Luxury Scotland New Years Tour. First, begin with Fast Track service at the Edinburgh Airport. A private transfer will then whisk you away to your your luxury castle hotel accommodations. Settle in and enjoy the 400 acres of beautiful Scottish countryside on the world famous bonnie banks of Loch Lomond.
While here, see the very best of the area with a charismatic kilted adventure guide. On a half-day tour, climb aboard a private Land Rover and journey to the high tops through a land sculptured by the elements and steeped in history, culture, and nature. Learn all about the history of the area and get a real feel for what it’s like to live and work in this part of Scotland. Undoubtedly, the highlight will be the breathtaking views across Loch Lomond and Loch Long. Finally, cap it all off your private whisky tasting in front of a log fire.
Then continue your Luxury Scotland New Years Tour in the country’s capital of Edinburgh. Your stay here begins with a Champagne Afternoon Team aboard a luxury floating hotel berthed on Edinburgh’s waterfront, Fingal. Following a Champagne and Canapé reception in Fingal’s Gallery Bar, descend the sweeping staircase to the magnificent Ballroom for a four-course culinary experience. Indeed, your experience promises the glamour and style of a superyacht but with an old-world elegance.
Finally, it is time to celebrate Hogmanay in Scotland! On New Years Eve, enjoy a morning at leisure. Perhaps soak up the festive atmosphere of the city and explore its beautiful Christmas markets? Then get ready for an evening of decadence aboard The Royal Yacht Britannia. A red-carpet welcome awaits as you embark Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s former floating Royal Residence via the Royal Brow, an entrance previously reserved for the Royal Family. Enjoy a Moët & Chandon Champagne & Canapé reception and a delicious four-course menu in the elegant State Dining Room. A captivating string duo will add ambience throughout dinner. Then a Beating of the Retreat musical finale will take place on the quayside, followed by dancing and singing Auld Lang Syne as the clock strikes midnight.