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Edinburgh Fringe Festival Adventure

Edinburgh, Scotland - August 22-25 2021

On August 22-25 2021 (Sunday to Wednesday), for the second year, we’re taking two groups of 40 people to experience the magnificent chaos that is the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. We’ll take over a beautiful 18th-century castle outside Edinburgh with connections to Mary Queen of Scots, so that we have an oasis of calm to return to after each day’s cornucopia of performances. We’ll use our arts-media network to get tickets to shows that stimulate and intrigue, but we’ll also make time for spontaneity, for you to find and drop into some of the off-beat, unique offerings that make the fringe so special. Our team has designed this adventure to balance the guided and critically filtered with the utterly unpredictable, so you experience the festival at its best.

WHAT WILL THE PROGRAMME LOOK LIKE?

This is a gathering of amazing participants from around the world, and we’re planning a range of activities that will ensure you get to make close new friends. We’ll savour the day’s adventures over dinner at some of Edinburgh’s most charismatic restaurants, after which you can retire to the castle for late-night games and storytelling, or continue to make merry until the last shuttle home.

We’ll also be bringing some of the festival’s most gifted visiting artists to our castle to connect and create with us. Throughout the adventure, you’ll enjoy a VOYAGERS take on the Edinburgh lifestyle — from a hike up Arthur’s Seat to a guided whisky tasting, stargazing and a ceilidh.

A completely genuine and sincere thank you — such an amazing and magical week in Edinburgh. Really, one of the most unique and enjoyable experiences I’ve ever had the privilege of being a part of. I have lived a week in only 3 nights, and yet it passed in the blink of an eye. Your ability to bring a group of people together, as people and not job titles, and in just the right mix, was incredible.

DG, Israel, who participated in our 2019 Edinburgh adventure

WHATS INCLUDED

We will take care of you from the moment you arrive in our home, Carberry Tower, just 8 miles from the centre of Edinburgh, until the moment we close at lunchtime on Wednesday. Your place will include:

  • Three nights’ accommodation at Carberry Tower. We have exclusive use of the castle’s accommodation, and the run of its 40 acres of private estate parkland, home to sweeping lawns, landscaped ponds and parkland deer

  • All meals: castle breakfasts, seated dinners and lunches for all three days

  • The Voyagers.io welcome drinks reception after your arrival serenaded by a bagpiper

  • All drinks, alcoholic and non-alcoholic, taken with the group

  • Tickets for four recommended shows each day on Monday and Tuesday/Thursday and Friday (if you still have capacity for more, our team will be on hand to help you to obtain tickets to additional shows at cost)

  • All scheduled activities, including whisky tasting, hikes, and a special creative workshop with visiting artistic talent

  • All transport between our castle and Edinburgh for the duration of the scheduled adventure (you will need to arrange your own travel to and from Edinburgh)

  • The VOYAGERS gift pack (save some luggage space to take it home)

  • The services of the VOYAGERS production team

  • Advance curation by the VOYAGERS team, including two extended site visits

  • The additional services of arts journalists and festival insiders who will guide us to the “hot” tickets

  • A few extra surprises we will announce nearer the event.

We asked 2019’s participants: “Overall, how would you rate the adventure on a scale from 0 [worst] to 10 [best]?” Their average score was 9.3 out of 10.

What is your
Commitment?

Your Commitment

You must be available to be with us in Edinburgh between August 22 and August 25.


The Cost

Total cost per person will be £1,550 sharing a room, £1,850 single occupancy. Your room will be in the main castle building, which has strong Royal connections: King George VI, the Queen’s father, often visited with his wife, the late Queen Mother, whose sister lived here; the young Princess Elizabeth and her sister Princess Margaret would often play here.


The Cost Breakdown


  1. ACCOMMODATION: £630 (your own room; £300 less for a shared room)01
  2. FOOD & DRINKS: £32002
  3. TRANSPORT BETWEEN LOCATIONS: £6003
  4. THEATRE TICKETS: £20004
  5. EQUIPMENT RENTAL & ROOM HIRE: £6505
  6. OPERATIONS: £10006
  7. PRIOR SITE VISITS: £4007
  8. PRODUCTION, CURATION, GUIDES, WORKSHOPS & DELIVERY: £27008
  9. GIFT PACK: £3009
  10. STAFF ACCOMMODATION: £3510
  11. CONTINGENCY: £10011
  12. TOTAL: £1,850 for single occupancy of room, £1,550 sharing (to include no fee for host nor profit for Voyagers.io) 12