- Return train from London Kings Cross to Edinburgh on the Stoke Travel Party Train
- Entrance ticket to the famous Hogmanay Street Party
- Bottle of Prosecco for the ride up
- Food will be provided
Note: This was the itinerary for 2017/2018 Hogmanay. This is subject to change.
8:00am: Check in at Lost Rivers, here you will be given your street party wristband, tickets, a breakfast pack and a bottle of bubbles for the journey.
9:00am: Check in closes and we set off to Kings Cross to get on the train. Stoke guides will be there to meet you.
10:00am: The train departs and we are off – Let the party begin!
Mid Afternoon: We’ll arrive in Edinburgh and head straight to our private venue for a pre-party feed and all the drinks
7:00pm: Street Party begins
9:00pm: The first fireworks begin (and are on the hour, every hour until the finale at midnight!)
12:00am: Enjoy the biggest and best of the fireworks at this final display.
4:30am: Time to jump back on that train and head back to London. Here’s the chance to catch up on some shut eye.
Hilly Edinburgh is Scotland’s capital city, it has a medieval Old Town and an elegant Georgian New Town, with an abundance of gardens and neoclassical buildings. It’s home to Arthur’s Seat, an extinct volcano in Holyrood Park which has sweeping views of Edinburgh and beyond from its peak. Edinburgh Castle looms over the city from its hilltop, it is home to Scotland’s crown jewels and the Stone of Destiny, traditionally used in the coronation of Scottish rulers.
But beyond it’s beauty, history and culture, Edinburgh is a cosmopolitan city with fine dining and drinking establishments galore!
Meet us at Lost Rivers in Elephant & Castle, London for check in. You can get there via the Bakerloo or Northern line underground trains.
Lost Rivers Elephant
Elephant and Castle
Are we missing something?? Ask away in the Ask a Question Tab and we will chuck up an answer right here.What is Hogmanay?Hogmanay is the Scottish word for ‘New Year’. Every year on the 31st of December thousands of people gather in Edinburgh to celebrate this festival with parades, food, carnival rides, drinks and of course fireworks! The biggest and most famous part of the Hogmanay festival is the street party which starts at 7pm on the 31st of Dec and finishes at 1am on the 1st of Jan.Do we need a Passport?No you do not need a passport when travelling to Scotland as it is part of the United Kingdom.Can we leave our belonging on the train?You sure can, as you will be allocated into carriages but you will do so at your own risk. And some people aren’t as nice as some so Stoke will not take any responsibility for lost or stolen belongings.Can we bring alcoholic drinks on the train?As part of the package you will get a bottle of bubbles to drink on the train, but you are also welcome to bring your own drinks on.Do I need to pack anything for a 24 hour trip?What you pack is completely up to you. As you won’t be sleeping on this trip you don’t need to bring a change of clothes or any kind of toiletries but it would be a good idea to bring extra layers as it can get cold.Can we go to anything we want to at the festival?Sure can, these will be extra however and booked by you. There are hundreds of events, performances, artists, shows and hoes for you to get amongst!Do I have to wear a kilt?You won’t be able to go to any of the festivals without one so I guess yeah. Kidding you totally can but a kilt would be bloody mint.Is the train especially for this trip or will there be traveling people as well?All aboard the Stoke Travel express! This year we have hired the whole train, so it will only one us Stokies partying together into the new year. WOOO!But wait when do I sleep?This is a 24 hours of madness trip – so be ready to bender! You won’t be able to sleep until you are back onboard the Stoke Express and are en route back to London.