Griffith-Aresco Family Highland & Island Adventures v2

2 adults and 3 children aged 14, 12 and 10

Wednesday 31st July – Saturday 10th August 2024

Number of Travellers: 5
Duration: 11 Days / 10 Nights

Day by Day

Day 1 - Wednesday 31st July - Welcome to Scotland

On arrival at the airport you will be met by a private driver who will transfer you to your city centre hotel. Depending on your arrival time you can choose to relax at the hotel or head out to start exploring this unique city.

Overnight: Edinburgh | The Rutland Hotel, Edinburgh
Room Type: 2 Bedroom Apartment with Sofabed
Meals Included: None

Day 2 - Thursday 1st August - Meet Your Guide & Head North To Start Adventuring!

Your private guide will pick you up from your hotel this morning and together you head north and straight into your Highland adventures!
Take to the waters of the beautiful Loch Katrine by boat and admire the scenery as you glide along to the other end of the loch. Here you will alight from the boat with your bikes and then you can enjoy a gentle and scenic trip cycling along the northern banks of the loch back to where you started.

Overnight: Loch Lomond | Cameron House
Room Type: Classic Double interconnecting to Classic twin with extra bed
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 3 - Friday 2nd August - Exploring The Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park

Hiking with guide – summit a mighty Munro (Ben Lomond) – Fab views and fun stories.

Option for loch cruise back over the loch (or to start) depending on timetables

Overnight: Loch Lomond | Cameron House
Room Type: Classic Double interconnecting to Classic twin with extra bed
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 4 - Saturday 3rd August - To Oban via Wildlife & Ancient History

Transfer to West Coast via a visit to the Knapdale Beavers & ancient ruins at Kilmartin. Discover the hill where ancient Scottish Kings were crowned.

Overnight: Near Oban | Loch Melfort Hotel
Room Type: 1 x Sea View Lodge Deck Superking & 1 x Sea View Lodge Deck Twin with pop-up bed (Next-door, NOT interconnecting)
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 5 - Sunday 4th August - Sea Kayaking Adventure

Sea Kayaking day – End with a celebratory distillery tour OR Oban Chocolate treat

Overnight: Near Oban | Loch Melfort Hotel
Room Type: 1 x Sea View Lodge Deck Superking & 1 x Sea View Lodge Deck Twin with pop-up bed (Next-door, NOT interconnecting)
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 6 - Monday 5th August - Into The Heart Of The Cairngorms National Park

Transfer to Cairngorms via Glencoe. Awesome hiking there, so suggest enjoy this while they are on this side of the country (as they have 3 nights in the Cairngorms)

– EXTRA OPTION they can take the gondola up at the Nevis Range for some fun views without the effort

Overnight: KIngussie | Seelie Self-Catering Apartments
Room Type: The Lady and the Baron
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 7 - Tuesday 6th August - Cairngorm Activities

Hiking or Golfing options – Also Archery & Axe-throwing this afternoon

Overnight: KIngussie | Seelie Self-Catering Apartments
Room Type: The Lady and the Baron
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 8 - Wednesday 7th August - Exploring The Cairngorms

Road Cycling OR Gentle Mountain biking on forest trails.
Afternoon thrilling Ziplining

Overnight: KIngussie | Seelie Self-Catering Apartments
Room Type: The Lady and the Baron
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 9 - Thursday 8th August - Highland Perthshire

Transfer south – suggest hiking Ben Vrackie this day. Great wee summit! OR they could do canoeing or kayaking on a loch

Overnight: Aberfeldy | Fortingall Hotel
Room Type: Twin Room & Family Room next door
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 10 - Friday 9th August - Highland Perthshire

Morning 4×4 Highland ‘safari’ with kilted ranger (fun for all the family) & explore Aberfeldy & Castle Menzies this afternoon for a relaxed finish (although they could totally do more hiking if they wanted!)

Overnight: Aberfeldy | Fortingall Hotel
Room Type: Twin Room & Family Room next door
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 11 - Saturday 10th August - Depart

A private transfer will collect you from your accommodation and take you to Edinburgh airport to make your onward connections. Waving farewell for now but taking with you special memories and wonderful stories of your explorations.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Trip Details

Inclusions Read More
  • 10 nights accommodation, as stated in the itinerary above
  • Most meals, as stated in the itinerary above
  • The services of a qualified and experienced guide from Day 2 to Day 10
  • All transfers in a private vehicle driven by our guide on guided days
  • Airport Transfer on Arrival Day, includes Meet & Greet
  • Airport Transfer on Departure Day (Aberfeldy Hotel to Edinburgh Airport)
  • All guided hikes mentioned in the itinerary
  • Entrance fees and activities mentioned in the itinerary, specifically:
    • Entry to Battle of Bannockburn Visitor Centre – Optional
    • Boat Trip along Loch Katrine
    • Bike Hire
    • Loch Cruise on Loch Lomond
    • Visit to Knapdale Beavers & Talk with Ranger
    • Entry to Kilmartin Museum
    • Full Day Private Sea Kayaking Experience
      • Includes Experienced private Instructor & all Equipment Hire
    • Tour of Oban Distillery (Tasting for adults only)
    • Oban Chocolate Treat
    • Gondola Trip at Nevis Range
    • Round of Golf at Boat Of Garten Course
      • Includes Green Fee, Club Hire & Electric Trolley Hire
    • Archery or Axe Throwing Session
    • Bike Hire for Cycling Day in Cairngorms
    • Ziplining Experience
    • Mountain 4×4 ‘safari’ experience
    • Entry to Castle Menzies
  • Personalised trip design and delivery
  • 24/7 In-Country Support from the Wilderness Team
Exclusions Read More
  • Flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Meals not mentioned in the inclusions
  • Activities and entrance fees not mentioned in the inclusions
  • Gratuities for the main driver guide
Notes Read More
  • All suggested accommodations and services are subject to availability at the time of booking
  • A 20% deposit is required before any accommodation and services will be confirmed
  • This quote is valid for 14 days from the date quoted, after this time pricing may be subject to revision
  • Activities are only private if so detailed
Pricing Read More

Pricing:

The NET price for this itinerary, based on 5 clients rooming as per the itinerary, and including a £12 per person conservation contribution is:

  • £29,975 GBP

Conservation Contribution

This voluntary donation of £12 per person goes towards conservation projects in the locations we operate.  If you would like to opt out just let your trip designer know.

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