Masinter Scottish Explorations

3 Pax in 2 Rooms

Saturday 13th July – Thursday 18th July 2024

Number of Travellers: 3
Duration: 6 Days / 5 Nights

Overview

Get under the skin of the real Scotland exploring historic cities and Highland mountains. Feel the stories of the past come alive as you travel through this vibrant and unique landscape. Discover the wild beauty of the remote glens and enjoy the contrast of the sociable culture in our welcoming towns. Your expert private guide will not just take care of all the logistics, but will add their expertise and local knowledge to share their favourite insiders secrets with you, creating memories to cherish for years to come.

Highlights

  • Experience the highlights of Scottish culture enjoy trying them out for yourselves
  • Immerse yourself in some of the best Scottish scenery hiking with your qualified and knowledgeable guide
  • Discover flavour depths and history as you savour a dram of the famous Scottish 'Uisge Beatha'
  • Relax and get pampered in your luxurious 5* accommodation

Day by Day

Day 1 - Saturday 13th July - Welcome to Scotland!

Arrive into Edinburgh Airport where you will be met by a private chauffeur and transferred to your iconic city centre hotel. Depending on your arrival time you may wish to head out and explore the city a little or you can choose to relax in your welcoming hotel.

Overnight: Edinburgh | The Balmoral
Room Type: 1 x Deluxe Castle View Double & 1 x Classic Double (for solo occ)
Meals Included: None

Day 2 - Sunday 14th July - Discovering Historic Edinburgh

Spend the morning exploring the tales of the cobbled streets and alleyways of Edinburgh’s historic Old Town with an expert local city guide. You will visit some of the famous sights as well as discovering some lesser known gems as you stroll the winding cobbled streets. At lunchtime, meet your driver guide who will be with you for the rest of your trip.

Your driver guide will be able to take you to hike up to the top of Arthur’s Seat to enjoy the sweeping views out over the city from the top of this extinct volcano. Late afternoon you will discover yet another side of Edinburgh as you adventure down underneath the city on a private underground tour of a warren of tiny fascinating streets dating from the 17th century.  Head back to your luxurious hotel and enjoy a relaxed evening before continuing your explorations tomorrow.

Overnight: Edinburgh | The Balmoral
Room Type: 1 x Deluxe Castle View Double & 1 x Classic Double (for solo occ)
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 3 - Monday 15th July - Explore St Andrews & Transfer to Gleneagles

This morning you head into the Kingdom of Fife to explore the historic university town of St Andrews. Spend your morning on a fascinating walking tour with an expert local guide hearing the stories of this beautiful coastal town. More recently the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge famously met during their studies here but St Andrews is much better known for being the home of golf and the hallowed ‘Old Course’. Your guide will take you onwards to settle into your luxurious hotel, home for the next few nights.  

Overnight: Auchterarder | Gleneagles
Room Type: 1 x Main House Estate Double & 1 x Country Double (for Solo Occ)
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 4 - Tuesday 16th July - Falconry & Exclusive Whisky Distillery Tour & Tasting

This morning learn the gentile art of falconry with an expert Falconer. This ‘sport of kings’ dates back thousands of years and will astound you with the beauty and accuracy displayed. Get to know the character of a Harris Hawk and learn how to fly them.

Depending on the timings and your inclinations, you can choose to relax and enjoy your hotel facilities. Or head out with your guide for a hike or local explorations. Finish your afternoon with a tour of the oldest working whisky distillery in Scotland, ending with a tasting flight of special drams. Toast your adventures with the traditional Scottish ‘Slainte Mhath’, meaning good health before returning to Gleneagles.

Overnight: Auchterarder | Gleneagles
Room Type: 1 x Main House Estate Double & 1 x Country Double (for Solo Occ)
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 5 - Wednesday 17th July - Hiking Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park & Storyteller Experience

You have the full day to explore some of the beautiful mountains and glens of the National Park on foot today and you will be spoilt for choice with all the possible routes. Together with your guide you will decide on an option which suits your preferred level of challenge (and energy!), and the weather. Maybe conquer a local summit for fabulous views, or enjoy a gentle atmospheric exploration to discover a waterfall or forest walk. No matter what you pick, your guide will make the landscape come alive with stories and local insights.

After your hike settle down with a celebratory beverage to relax together and listen to a local storyteller sharing stories of the past and Scottish legends that have been handed down through families over hundreds of years. Maybe share your own stories of your trip and laugh about your new family memories.

Overnight: Auchterarder | Gleneagles
Room Type: 1 x Main House Estate Double & 1 x Country Double (for Solo Occ)
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 6 - Thursday 18th July - Transfer To Glasgow

A private transfer will collect you from your accommodation and take you to Glasgow to start your Open adventures. Waving farewell to Highland Perthshire for now but taking with you special memories and wonderful stories of your explorations together.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Trip Details

Inclusions Read More
  • 5 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 the afternoon of Day 2 to the end of Day 5
  • All transfers in a private vehicle driven by our guide on guided days
  • All guided hikes mentioned in the itinerary
  • Entrance fees and activities mentioned in the itinerary, specifically:
    • Private Half Day Walking Tour with Expert Local Guide in Edinburgh
      • Includes entry to Edinburgh Castle & one other attraction as per interest
    • Private Tour of Underground Streets Experience
    • Private Half Day Walking Tour with Expert Local Guide in St Andrews
      • Includes entry to 2 attractions as per interest
    • Private Intro to Falconry Experience
    • Private Tour & Tasting Flight at Glenturret Distillery
    • Private Storyteller Experience
  • 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.
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