Thomson Collective - Kapp Family Scottish Highlands Adventure

2 adults and 3 kids (15, 15 ,11)

Sunday 11th August – Sunday 18th August 2024

Number of Travellers: 5
Duration: 8 Days / 7 Nights


Create lifetime fabulous family moments together as you adventure through the Highlands of Scotland with your private guide. Experience the thrills and hear the stories of the landscape as you explore on foot, by bikes, by boat and by train. You will discover that the magic isn’t just in the cobbled streets where Harry Potter was written, it is found all through this wild playground. Your private guide will not just take care of all the logistics and driving, but will add their expertise and local knowledge to share their favourite insiders secrets with you. Take away special memories of your time in this bonnie wee country that will make you all smile for years to come.


  • Create special family memories as you adventure through the Scottish Highlands together, sampling some of the best fun on offer
  • Find the best adventures in Fort William, and Cairngorms National Park - with a selection of fun outdoor activities to choose from
  • Relax as your private trip guide takes care of all the driving and logistics, as well as sharing their favourite hidden gems with you along the way

Day by Day

Day 1 - Sunday 11th August - Welcome To Scotland!

On arrival at Inverness Airport you will be met by your private trip guide and head right out to start your explorations (depending on your arrival time of course). If there is time then you can take a boat trip out on to the deep waters of Loch Ness to hunt for the monster. Or visit an ancient castle full of stories and history. The choice is yours!

Overnight: Inverness | Kingsmills Hotel
Room Type: 1 x Cocoon Suite for 3 pax, 1 x Cocoon King (interconnecting)
Meals Included: None

Day 2 - Monday 12th August - Over The Sea To Skye

Your guide will meet you at your hotel this morning and together you will start your journey west. The journey takes you along the scenic northern side of Loch Ness and through the steep mountains of Kintail with no shortage of views to admire. Along the way you can choose to stop at either Urquhart Castle on the shores of Loch Ness, or the iconic Eilean Donan Castle, elegantly apart on its own island. Then continue over the bridge to the Isle of Skye itself and onwards to your welcoming hotel to settle in for your first night on the island.

Overnight: Isle Of Skye | Cuillin Hills
Room Type: 2 x Premier Room with Seaview, 1 set up as Triple
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 3 - Tuesday 13th August - Skye By Land & Sea

A short stroll from your hotel takes you down to Portree harbour this morning, where you board a boat to explore the picturesque Sound of Raasay. Admire the mountain vistas, sea cliffs and caves, which are home to a wide variety of seabirds and other wildlife. Look out for sea eagles, dolphins, seals and even whales, as well as the lively seabird communities.

Once back on shore you have the full afternoon to explore with your guide. Maybe hike through some of the unique rock structures and visit fascinating cultural sites as you admire the stunning scenery. Maybe discover some of the many local legends and see for yourselves why ‘the misty isle’ is such a special place. Discuss the options with your guide to decide which suits your preferred level of challenge and your curiosity today.

Overnight: Isle Of Skye | Cuillin Hills
Room Type: 2 x Premier Room with Seaview, 1 set up as Triple
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 4 - Wednesday 14th August - Harry Potter's Steam Train

Leaving Portree, head south to the imposing ruin of Armadale Castle. This once-grand structure used to be home to the powerful Clan Donald, who ruled the western coastline of Scotland for hundreds of years.

Afterwards, a short ferry ride takes you back to the mainland, ready for the next stage of your adventure. Step about the famous Harry Potter steam train for a memorable journey through beautiful scenery and over that viaduct. Wizard costumes optional but encouraged! Arriving into Fort William, your guide meets you off the train and transfers you to your luxurious castle hotel.

Overnight: Near Fort William | Inverlochy Castle
Room Type: 2 x Large Double (Twin with pop-up bed)
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 5 - Thursday 15th August - Across The Highlands

Today you head east to the heart of the Highlands, the Cairngorms National Park. Stop in at the Highland Folk Museum, a fascinating outdoor site which was used in the filming of Outlander and other historic dramas.

After lunch enjoy an Archery session against the backdrop of the Cairngorm Mountains before you head to your welcoming accommodation to settle in and enjoy a delicious dinner cooked by the chef.

Overnight: Cairngorms National Park - West | Killiehuntly Farmhouse
Room Type: 3 Rooms (1 Double Ensuite and 1 Twin & 1 Solo Occ which share a bathroom)
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 6 - Friday 16th August - Exploring The Cairngorms National Park

The Cairngorms National Park is a perfect outdoor playground for so many different activities. This morning you will head out with your guide to explore some of this wonderful scenery on foot. Take a diversion to a special hide where cheeky red squirrels often put on a show in this Caledonian Pines.

After lunch take to the wooded off-road trails on Mountain Bikes with a qualified guide. Choose from easy traffic-free gravel trails (suitable for all) or take on some of the local singletrack for some thrilling rides. Your guide will discuss with you what will suit your preferred level of adventure best.

Finish the day with one last delicious Highlands dinner at your accommodation.

Overnight: Cairngorms National Park - West | Killiehuntly Farmhouse
Room Type: 3 Rooms (1 Double Ensuite and 1 Twin & 1 Solo Occ which share a bathroom)
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 7 - Saturday 17th August - Transfer To Edinburgh & Explore

Your guide will transfer you down to Edinburgh this morning, arriving before lunch to drop your bags at your hotel. Head out with your guide to get a sense of this unique city and its twisting alleyways, full of history and stories. Mid-afternoon your guide will depart, leaving you to continue your explorations at your own pace and enjoy the vibrant festival atmosphere.

Overnight: Edinburgh | Kimpton Charlotte Square
Room Type: 2 x King Premium with Sofabed
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 8 - Sunday 18th August - Depart

This morning a private transfer will take you to the airport to catch your onward travel. Taking with you many memories of special family moments which will make you smile about your Scottish adventure for years to come.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Trip Details

Inclusions Read More
  • 10 nights accommodation as per the itinerary
  • The services of a qualified and experienced guide throughout
  • All transfers in a private vehicle driven by our guide
  • All Ferry Travel mentioned in the Itinerary
  • All guided hikes mentioned in itinerary
  • Loch Ness Cruise OR Castle Visit on Arrival day
  • Entry to Eilean Donan Castle
  • Morning boat trip from Portree Harbour
  • Entry Fee on Skye, as per interest
  • Armadale Castle visit
  • Jacobite Steam train ride – Mallaig to Fort William – First Class Tickets
  • Donation Entry To Highland Folk Museum
  • Afternoon activity – Archery
  • Private Access to Red Squirrel Hide
  • Off-Road Biking Afternoon
    • Includes all equipment hire and qualified guide
  • 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 your 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
Optional Upgrades Read More


  • Room Upgrade may be available in some locations, subject to availability. Pricing on request.
  • Add tickets to the magnificent Royal Military Tattoo Performance on your final night in Edinburgh. Pricing on request.
Pricing Read More


NET Pricing for this itinerary is based on 5 clients rooming as per the itinerary & including a £12 per person conservation contribution:

  • Total Cost is £27,625 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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