New Year Breaks UK
Planning a New Year's celebration is something we all look forward to but it doesn't come without stress! Where are the best New Years Eve parties? Where should I stay? Fear not, Holiday Extras are here with new year break ideas that will ensure you see in the new year in style.
With over 35 years experience, Holiday Extras have built partnerships with all of the top hotel chains within the Travel Industry, which means we can bring you the very best deals on an overnight stay near the very best New Year celebrations!
Our Favourite New Year's Breaks
New Year's Eve Fireworks London
Nothing screams New Year's Eve like the breathtaking fireworks that take place on Victoria Embankment and the South Bank of the River Thames in London.
The fireworks that light up the sky in London on New Year's Eve are iconic, they are watched by millions. Watching them on TV is one thing but there's nothing quite as spectacular as hearing Big Ben's famous chimes at midnight and seeing London's skyline explode with colour as you witness the UK's largest firework display.
How do I get tickets?
London's New Year's Eve fireworks is a ticketed event, which is great because it means the amount of people turning up can be managed, however it does mean you might have to be quick to bag yourself a ticket. Previous years tickets have cost £10 and they are released in the autumn. Keep an eye on Visit London for more information.
Where should I stay?
Now this is a question we can answer with ease. Holiday Extras have a great choice of hotels all near to where London's fireworks take place, many within walking distance. Take a look at a couple of our favourites:
Crowne Plaza Embankment
Conveniently located less than a mile from the London Eye.
Relax and unwind in this luxury hotel with a chic rooftop bar and restaurant.
Mezemiso restaurant is simply stunning, serving a fusion of Lebanese and Japanese food, the restaurant has breathtaking views over London and is the perfect place to begin your new Year celebrations.
With stunning views and floor to ceiling windows, you will feel like a VIP from the moment you step into your room.
- Free Wifi
- Nespresso Coffee Machine
- Flat-screen TV, plus Freeview
- Rainfall Shower
Leonardo Royal St Paul's Hotel
Conveniently situated just 1.4 miles from the London Eye.
Unwind using the hotel's 4-star facilities, including the swimming pool and spa.
There is also an in-house bar for you to relax and rejuvenate before you see in the new year. Sabine Rooftop Bar and Restaurant offers panoramic views of the city for your pre and post-fireworks drinks and snacks.
The rooms at the Leonardo St Paul's are chic and comfortable, the perfect place to get some sleep are a night of celebrating.
- Free Wifi
- Free bottled water
- Tea/Coffee making facilities
- TV with cable/satellite channels
- Air conditioning
London Explorer Pass
Why not add a little more excitment to your new year's break and add on our London Explorer Pass. Holiday Extras have teamed up with London Pass to offer a great deals and all-inclusive access to your favourite attractions! Take a look at the details below for more information.
Includes over 60 attractions
Make the end of your year even more memorable with a Thames River Cruise or a view from The Shard. The London Explorer Pass includes over 60 attractions that will give your New Year's break that extra spark. Check out London Pass for more details.
Hogmanay - Edinburgh
If it's a New Year's break you're after, look no further than Hogmanay in Edinburgh. This is UK's biggest street party and it lasts three whole days!
Music in the form of DJ's and bands, events for all the family including animated art, a words and sounds room, kids' crafts and more. There is a wonderful atmosphere as people of all ages gather to celebrate the past year and see in the new year together.
....And best of all, it's free of charge!
How do I get tickets?
Although it's free, each of the events at Hogmanay require a ticket. Take a look at Edinburgh's Hogmanay Travel Office for more information.
Where should I stay?
There are hundreds of choices for places to stay in Edinburgh, you'll find anything from beautiful cottages in the idyllic countryside to boutique B&B's in the city centre. Visit Scotland have loads of uselful information about the accomadation choices in Edinburgh.
Holiday Inn City Centre Edinburgh
Holiday Extras have great deals on the Holiday Inn City Centre Edinburgh. This hotel is the ideal place to make base whilst you enjoy the three-day Hogmanay festival. The Holiday Inn Hotel's are renowned for offering great food, contemporary décor and comfortable rooms suitable for all budgets.
Take a look at our Edinburgh city breaks guide for loads more information including things to see and do, where to eat and drink, and useful travel advice.
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European New Year's Breaks
Looking for a New Year's break across the water? Get set to ignite your wanderlust and explore the best destinations to spend New Year in Europe.
What's more exhilerating than jetting off to see in the new year in another country, visiting new landscapes, experiencing new cultures and meeting new people. With so many exciting places to choose from the hardest decision will be deciding where to go. Fireworks, festivals, markets and music, the cities across Europe have something on New Year for everybody.
Take a look at our top 5 for a little inspiration...
For the most romantic setting for your New Years break, Paris is sure to top the list. The Eiffel Tower, the Seine, the bridges, Paris is simply magical. Enjoy a traditional French meal, join in with the countdown at the Champs-Elysées or book a river cruise, whatever you decide, it needs to be paired with a glass of champagne to see in the New Year.
For those of you who like to party, Berlin is where you should be heading for your New Year's break! Join around one million visitors at the Brandenburg Gate where you will find more than two kilometres of party tents, entertainment stages and laser shows. Food and drink is a plenty and the firework display starts at midnight on the dot.
Dubrovnik is fast becoming known as a party capital and New Year's Eve is no exception. The stunning medieval backdrop is lit up and will set the scene for a spectacular party atmosphere where people dance, sing and enjoy traditional Dubrovnik delicacies.
The Eternal City of Love. For a romantic break, look no further than Rome. Sample local menus in a restaurant and at midnight head onto the streets, to the Colosseum or to the lookout hills to celebrate and watch the fireworks to see in the new year.
Prague has been praised as one of the most beautiful cities in the world. They see in the new year with a grand firework show launched from Letná Park, the bridges and embankments are lined with spectators as they celebrate the start of a new year.
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