Carnival & Festival Breaks

Up Helly Aa

Carnival & Festival Breaks by coach

Everyone loves to be part of a celebration and with our range of festival and carnival breaks there is something for everyone to enjoy.

With such a diverse range of cultures and heritages in the UK there are so many different ways that they can be celebrated. Caledonian Travel has selected some of the best festival and carnivals available, that everyone can take part in.

Up Helly Aa is a tradition that originated in the 1880’s, a celebration of Shetland history, skill and spirit, a marvellous display that takes place in the bustling capital of Lerwick, honouring the Vikings who once occupied and ruled the land. Drawing visitors worldwide this incredible fire festival takes 364 days to organise and lasts just one day and night.

The Banffshire Coast is renowned for its breath-taking beauty, so join us as we experience the charms of this unforgettable part of Scotland taking in Stonehaven’s ancient Fireball Ceremony, where local men and women parade the town swinging fireballs to bring in the New Year.

As always travelling with Caledonian Travel means that you can relax knowing all your admission, transport and accommodation are all taken care of, leaving you to enjoy your event to the fullest!

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