Reily Highland Highlights of Scotland – V1

2 pax

Thursday 29th August – Sunday 8th September 2024

Duration: 11 Days / 10 Nights

Highlights

  • Experience the thrill of a traditional Highland Games and cheer with the locals
  • Discover your family connections to Scotland in a private Genealogist meeting
  • Discover the delights of the coastline where 'the great game' was born, full of character and history

Day by Day

Day 1 - Thursday 29th August - Welcome To Scotland!

On arrival at Edinburgh 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 Balmoral
Room Type: Deluxe Old Town View
Meals Included: None

Day 2 - Friday 30th August - Exploring Edinburgh And Your Family History

This morning immerse yourselves in the winding cobbled streets of historic Old Town Edinburgh as you enjoy a private walking tour with an expert local guide. Discover the highlights of this unique capital city from the Palace of Holyroodhouse all the way up the ‘Royal Mile’ to the mighty ancient fortress which is Edinburgh Castle itself. Walk the ramparts atop castle rock and hear the tales of the One O’Clock gun and the stories of locals of times past.

At lunchtime you will be joined by your main trip guide and get to know one another over lunch as you chat about the adventures ahead. This afternoon take a journey back into your own family history with a private meeting with a genealogist, discovering some of the locations which have been important to your ancestors over the years.

Overnight: Edinburgh | The Balmoral
Room Type: Deluxe Old Town View
Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 3 - Saturday 31st August - Transfer North via Highland Games

Today with your guide (who will also act as your driver for your time together) you head north to the capital of the Highlands.  On the way enjoy a special experience as you immerse yourself in true Scottish culture and tradition at a local Highland Games. The air is filled with the invigorating sounds of bagpipes and rhythmic pounding of drums, and the lively cheers of the crowd. As you watch the competitors in their kilts, showcasing feats of strength and agility, you become part of a centuries-old spectacle that celebrates heritage and camaraderie.

The games are a sensory feast, with the aroma of traditional foods wafting through the air, colourful tartans adding a visual spectacle and the thrill of events like caber tossing and tug-of-war creating an electrifying atmosphere that you can’t help but be caught up in.  Then continue onwards north to your beautiful accommodation in the Black Isle.

Overnight: Inverness | Newhall Mains
Room Type: Fraser Double
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 4 - Sunday 1st September - Exploring the Highlands & Culloden

Local Explorations with your guide – Culloden Battlefield (Private Tour) Loch Ness (private boat trip?) Dunrobin House & Gardens?
Do they have any specific interests Lucy?

Overnight: Inverness | Newhall Mains
Room Type: Fraser Double
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 5 - Monday 2nd September - Transfer to Braemar via the Heart of Whisky Country

Transfer to Braemar via Cooperage visit and Distillery Tour & tasting

Overnight: Braemar | The Fife Arms
Room Type: Scottish Culture
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 6 - Tuesday 3rd September - Royal Cairns Explorations & Free Afternoon To Relax

Balmoral Estate Cairns Hike & explorations with the guide, afternoon time to relax & enjoy the spa

Overnight: Braemar | The Fife Arms
Room Type: Scottish Culture
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 7 - Wednesday 4th September - Transfer to St Andrews and a Palace

Transfer to St Andrews via Scone Palace & Dundee

Overnight: St Andrews | The Old Course Hotel
Room Type: Old Course King Room
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 8 - Thursday 5th September - Golf & exploring the coast

Mr Reily plays a round of golf while Pamela explores the coastal villages with the guide. Meet back up agter golf & explore St Andrews itself, also walk the Old Course with an expert local golf guide

Overnight: St Andrews | The Old Course Hotel
Room Type: Old Course King Room
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 9 - Friday 6th September - Transfer to Gleneagles & Explorations

Transfer to Gleneagles with explorations on route – Rob Roy’s Grave OR suggest Falkland Palace OR Scone Palace? – Guide departs at end of day.

Overnight: Gleneagles | Gleneagles Hotel
Room Type: Main House Estate Double
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 10 - Saturday 7th September - Enjoying Gleneagles & exploring the area

Free day to relax and enjoy Gleneagles – spa credit in place for them to assign (please let us know as soon as possible which treatments they would like to book) (Unless you would like us to have their guide available for this day Lucy? Then they could visit places in the local area, Culross, Stirling, etc…)

Overnight: Gleneagles | Gleneagles Hotel
Room Type: Main House Estate Double
Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 11 - Sunday 8th September - 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 in Scotland from Day 2 to Day 9 inclusive
  • All transfers in a private vehicle driven by your guide on guided days
  • Airport Transfer on Arrival Day, includes Meet & Greet
  • Airport Transfer on Departure Day
  • All guided hikes mentioned in the itinerary
  • Entrance fees and activities mentioned in the itinerary, specifically:
    • Half Day Private Walking Tour with Expert City Guide in Edinburgh
    • Private Meeting with Genealogist, includes prior research
    • Private Tour of Culloden Battlefield
    • Private cruise on Loch Ness
    • Entry fee, Dunrobin Castle & Gardens
    • Private ? Distillery tour
    • Entry fee, Scone Palace
    • Green fees, Kingsbarns links (for 1 pax)
    • Golf club, trolley & shoe hire
    • Entry fee, Falkland Palace
    • Two 50 minute spa treatments – ‘Be in the moment’ Gleneagles
  • £100 Per Person WOW Moment Budget in each country
  • T-Shirt Drop Moment – FOC
  • £20 Per Person Per Guided Day Hosting & Enhancement Budget
  • Personalised trip design and delivery
  • 24/7 In-Country Support from the Wilderness Team
Exclusions Read More
  • All 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 Upgrades are available in some locations, subject to availability. Pricing on request
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