On August 16-19 2022 (Tuesday to Friday), for the second year, we’re taking 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 creative gathering of hand-picked VOYAGERS 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 choose to 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 our famous “walking podcast”.
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.
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 with a farewell lunch on Friday. 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 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 Wednesday and Thursday (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 o Friday 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.
We will collect a £200 deposit to hold your place. You can cancel your place, for any reason with no questions asked, for a full refund until July 1 2022. Our refund policy is as follows:
If our castle cancels our booking because of Coronavirus restrictions, or if Scotland formally bans international travel from the country where you live before July 20 2022, a full refund will be paid.
If the adventure goes ahead as planned, but you are not able to participate:
UNTIL JULY 1, 2022 (Midnight GMT): All fees paid are refundable in full, NO questions asked.
UNTIL JULY 20, 2022 (Midnight GMT): You will receive a refund of all fees paid, minus a 50% cancellation fee.
AFTER JULY 20, 2022 (Midnight GMT): No refund will be payable. You will however be given a £400 non-transferable and personal credit towards a future VOYAGERS event or adventure valid for 12 months from the date of cancellation.
Please note: We are limited to just 40 places, and are likely to be oversubscribed. We will curate the group to ensure a diverse mix of lovely people. We welcome partners who engage with the group as active participants.