Hogmanay - New Years in Edinburgh 2013/14

Hogmanay - New Years in Edinburgh 2013/14

The non stop party tour. Choose from coach, high-speed train or accom packages

Billed as the "World's Best New Year Celebrations!" - Edinburgh's Hogmanay certainly has a right to claim to be the "home" of New Year's Eve. It is not only one of the largest street festivities in Europe but it is also one of the premier New Year parties on the planet! Our excellent non-stop Hogmanay party tour hosts a full program of exclusive events and parties. Our 2013/14 tours are selling fast. Book now for the best choice of hotels!

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Event and PP Tour Information

There is only one place to celebrate the 2013/14 New Year in Europe and that's at the "home" of New Years Eve - Edinburgh. "Hogmanay" as it is known locally, has always been much more than an excuse to have a party for the Scots. It is more of a 'national festival' that has to been seen to be believed. The New Years Eve party in Edinburgh is always the biggest and most spectacular in Europe - and Hogmanay 2013 is going to be massive! PP Travel's Hogmanay Tours are renowned as the biggest and best - join us for the party tour of a lifetime!

With our Hogmanay packages you firstly choose which of our 3 central accommodation centres suits you best. Then your mode of transport to Edinburgh: either PP coach from London, high-speed train from Kings Cross or make your own way to Scotland and join our accommodation only package.

  • Includes exclusive pre-Hogmanay party at Edinburgh's top late night venue - The Espionage.
  • Includes our famous Kiwi/Aussie/SA New Years party held at one of Edinburgh's best venue's the Three Sisters Pub - beginning late morning on the 31st (for NZ new year) and running well into the afternoon (WA new year). A great way to warm up for a huge evening.
  • Includes Hogmanay street party pass.
  • Includes Braveheart country excursion to Stirling.
  • Includes New Years Day party at Frankenstein's - another top night club venue.
  • Choose from return coach tour, our return high-speed train packages or Accommodation Only packages.
  • Choice of quality city centre hotels or our 5-star hostel - all include breakfast except Jurys.

Top Choice of Cental Edinburgh Accommodation
We offer different styles of accommodation to suit your taste and budget. Choose from either top class hotels right in the very heart of Edinburgh or our great hostel tour, based in Edinburgh's new 1st class city hostel, only 5-10 min walk to the centre. You can combine coach tours, high-speed train tours or accommodation only packages with all our accommodation centres. All hotel tours are for 4 days and range from £279 - £449 per person, depending on where you stay and what size room you have. You can even stay in the top class Jury's Inn Hotel (3 sharing a room) for only £279pp.

Accommodation and Party Packages
Making your own way to Scotland? Then why not join the PP Tour in Edinburgh. We include all the tours, parties, passes and accommodation - and you pay £60 less than full coach tours. PP staff will be at the hotels all day so can help or answer any questions. Look out for us in our bright red clothing!

High Speed Train Option
Travel by scheduled high-speed National Express East Coast train and you'll cut the coach journey time in half!
Exact train times to be confirmed in early October (when timetables are released by National Rail). Trains to leave Kings Cross approx. 0900 on 30 December, arriving early afternoon in Edinburgh. Departing around noon on 2 January.
We include all the tours, parties, passes and accommodation for £50 more than our standard coach tours!
A PP rep will travel with you to Edinburgh where you will be meet by our ground staff who will escort you the short walk to your hotel.

Frequently Asked Questions about Hogmanay

What type of tours do we offer?

What type of tours do we offer? We run coach, high speed train and accommodation only tours to New Years Eve in Edinburgh, the cost of which are based on the type of accommodation you chose. Our fabulous modern hostel has 4 day hostel tours. The 4-day tour leaves London on the morning of December 30 and returns on the evening of January 2. Our high speed train packages (only £50 more than coach tours) are booked on high speed National Express East Coast (formerly GNER) services from Kings Cross. You will be met by PP reps in Edinburgh and escorted to your hotel.

Our coach tours depart besides the Thames River, by Embankment tube also on the morning of 30 December and travel back during the day on 2 January.

We also offer accommodation and party packages - ideal for those already travelling in Scotland or who plan to fly to Hogmanay Edinburgh. Meet the tour at your hotel on December 30 and then join the party for the next three/four nights. Hogmanay Accommodation only passengers are free to join all PP tours and functions. We include everything except the journey from London and back. Deduct £60 off the coach tour price for the accommodation and party package. close

What are the different accommodation venues like?

What are the different accommodation venues like? There are obvious differences between hostels and classy central hotels - we deliberately offer a variety of styles on our Hogmanay Tours to suit different tastes and budgets. All are friendly - and you are sure to get a warm Scottish welcome. All are walking distance from Princes St (the heart of the city). For full details on each venue, please see our accommodation pages. close

Do I need a Street Party pass?

Do I need a Street Party pass? You must have a street party pass to enter the huge Princes St Edinburgh New Years Eve party. PP Travel will supply a pass for each Hogmanay passenger. Princes St is blocked off at dusk on December 31 in an effort to control numbers. Only those with tickets sold by Edinburgh's City Council official Hogmanay organisation will be allowed entry. Your pass will be given to you on the coach/train to Edinburgh or will be left at your hotel. close

What is included in the price?

What is included in the price? We do not believe in "optional extras" at PP Travel. Our Hogmanay Tours include return coach transport from London to Edinburgh, your central accommodation and breakfast (except in Jury's Hotel), our exclusive pre-New Years party at the Espionage - Edinburgh's top Nightclub, our famous Kiwi/Oz/SA New Year celebration party, as well as the Princes St New Years Eve party pass. We also include our "Braveheart" countryside excursion to Stirling on the first (note, if you choose to enter Stirling Castle, the admission is not included) and our New Years Day party at Frankenstein's pub that evening. You also get the services of your PP courier and driver. Basically all you have to budget on is your meals (apart from breakfast) and your drinking money!!! close

How do I book?

How do I book? To make a Hogmanay Edinburgh booking, you can either book on line, email us or call our office to reserve your seats. You can pay on line through our secure payment gateway, come into the office and pay in person, post a cheque, pay over the phone using your credit card, or do a direct credit to our UK account. Credit card payments will incur an extra bank charge of 2.5 per cent. Please note that it is your responsibility to ensure payment reaches us by that time, or that we are notified if there are any problems. Full payment for the tour is required by November 21st. ALL DEPOSITS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE, AND BOOKINGS ARE NOT TRANSFERABLE!! Our bookings conditions outline refunds payable on cancellations. close

What parties does PP offer?

What parties does PP offer? On New Years Eve we start the party early and meet up at one of the city's best central venues, the Three Sisters Pub. Here all PP passengers come to celebrate our Antipodean New Year together in "Down Under time". At 11am (midnight in New Zealand) the first bottles of bubbly erupt and at 1pm (midnight in Oz) we have another go. There are even further celebrations for the South Austrian New Year (1.30pm), Queensland New Year (2pm), Northern Territory New Year (2.30pm) and the West Aussie New Year (4pm). South Africans aren't forgotten ... we have early celebrations to make up for the fact that midnight in SA is 10pm here. We finish the party at dusk and have you back in Princes Street shortly after 4pm so you have the whole evening free to celebrate with thousands of mad Scots! close

What excursions does PP offer?

What excursions does PP offer? In an attempt to clear your heads, we offer an excursion to "Braveheart" country on New Years Day to the town of Stirling. You will be taken to the impressive and historic Stirling Castle, perched high above the lowlands, with impressive vistas of the distance highlands and the Wallace Memorial. You may choose visit the royal apartments (entry not included) or just admire the view. close

What do we need to bring?

What do we need to bring? Nothing special except for lots of very warm clothes and your party boots, naturally. There are no dress restrictions at any of our party venues. close

What are the coaches like?

What are the coaches like? All our coaches are fitted with TV/video, stereo, toilets and air conditioning. Drinks will be available on the coach. All coach tours depart from Embankment, by the Thames River, opposition Embankment tube station. Our Hostel and Hotel coach tours depart the next morning on December 30th. All are non-smoking, however we have regular stops along the way. Each coach has an experienced courier to assist passengers. close

What are the trains like?

What are the trains like? We have a special Hogmanay Tour group bookings high-speed National Express trains that depart Kings Cross on 30 December and returns from Edinburgh on 2 January. Most carriages hold 80 passengers and usually we are all seated in a group. A PP rep will meet you at Kings Cross and travel with you to Edinburgh and back. Upon arriving in the Scottish capital you will be greeted by our ground staff who will walk you to your chosen accommodation venue.

High Speed Train Option
Travel by scheduled high-speed National Express East Coast train and you'll cut the coach journey time in half!
Exact train times to be confirmed in early October (when timetables are released by National Rail). Trains to leave Kings Cross approx. 0900 on 30 December, arriving early afternoon in Edinburgh. Departing around noon on 2 January.
We include all the tours, parties, passes and accommodation for £50 more than our standard coach tours! Reserve your seat now. A PP rep will travel with you to Edinburgh where you will be meet by our ground staff who will escort you the short walk to your hotel.
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What happens if I need to cancel?

What happens if I need to cancel? As all deposits are non-refundable you will lose at least this amount if you cancel. Please note that bookings and names are not transferable. If you have paid in full you may lose more than the deposit depending upon when we receive your written cancellation instructions. close



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