Viajes Team3- Mampaso Group – 9 nights in Scotland – V9

9 pax in 5 Double Rooms (1 for Solo Occ)

Thursday 27th June – Saturday 6th July 2024

Duration: 10 Days / 9 Nights

Highlights

  • Spend time with your lifelong friends, making memories to last a lifetime

Day by Day

Day 1 - Thursday 27th June - 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 | Virgin Hotels Edinburgh
Room Type: Chamber King Terrace
Meals Included: None

Day 2 - Friday 28th June - Exploring Edinburgh

This morning immerse yourselves in the winding cobbled streets of historic Old Town Edinburgh as you are joined by a local expert guide and enjoy a private walking tour. Full of history, the capital is very accessible by foot. Wander up the Royal Mile, stopping to visit the architecturally stunning St Giles Cathedral, and finish with the panoramic views from Edinburgh Castle. Walk the ramparts atop castle rock and hear the tales of the One O’Clock gun and the stories of locals of times past.

You can spend as much time in the castle as you wish. You then have options this afternoon to continue your explorations with your guide, or choose to self-explore to visit a museum, pick up souvenirs or relax at your hotel as you prefer. 

Overnight: Edinburgh | Virgin Hotels Edinburgh
Room Type: Chamber King Terrace
Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 3 - Saturday 29th June - Free Day in Edinburgh

Today is free to visit some of Edinburgh’s wonderful attractions independently; maybe venture underneath the streets into the dark tales, discover the Georgian opulence of the New Town or go aboard the Royal Yacht Britannia, once the floating palace of Queen Elizabeth II and The Duke of Edinburgh.

Overnight: Edinburgh | Virgin Hotels Edinburgh
Room Type: Chamber King Terrace
Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 4 - Sunday 30th June - St Andrews and Transfer North

St Andrews – the hallowed home of golf with its pristine fairways stretching their way along the seafront and the sound of a nine iron echoing around the greens. Your private Highlands guide will pick you up from your hotel bright and early this morning, giving you time to get to St Andrews in time to enjoy a round of golf on one of the many different and celebrated links courses.

For the non golfers in the party enjoy exploring this lovely historic university town with your guide, or maybe heading to a nearby charming fishing town. Your guide will discuss the options with you and the choice is yours. This afternoon head north to the rolling hills of Perthshire and your welcoming accommodation.

Overnight: Pitlochry | Fonab Castle Hotel
Room Type: 5 x Castle Signature Rooms
Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 5 - Monday 1st July - Landrover Safari, Lunch in a Hill Bothy & Chocolate Tasting

This morning you will head into an enchanting glen, delving deeper into the wilderness on a private landrover 4×4 tour with a local kilted guide. As you explore, look out for the russet red coats of red deer and the soaring silhouettes of golden eagles. Listen out for the chattering disapproval of grouse as they flap comically above the heath, chatting to your local guide about the land’s topography.

After enjoying a wonderful lunch in a secluded bothy you head back down to the valley where your private guide is waiting. You can choose to spend a little time exploring the charming village of Aberfeldy before you head back to your castle accommodation. Stopping on the way for a special guided tasting of the delectable treats of a a local award winning chocolatier.

Overnight: Pitlochry | Fonab Castle Hotel
Room Type: 5 x Castle Signature Rooms
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 6 - Tuesday 2nd July - Free Day to Self-Explore Pitlochry

Today you have a completely free day to spend as you wish. Relax in the hotel spa facilities, or head into charming Pitlochry to explore the local shops and cafes.

Overnight: Pitlochry | Fonab Castle Hotel
Room Type: 5 x Castle Signature Rooms
Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 7 - Wednesday 3rd July - Transfer To Oban via Glencoe & Storyteller Experience

Today you head West, taking the scenic route to allow you to take in Glencoe. These dramatic mountains and ridges have featured as the backdrop in many films and once you are looking up at these summits it is easy to see why! Today you will explore this famous valley with your guides, there are plenty of options for short hikes to suit every level of energy and challenge. After your walk settle down with a celebratory beverage in a traditional climbers pub and listen to local legends and fascinating tales of the dark past of Glencoe told by a local storyteller.

Overnight: Oban | Perle Oban Hotel & Spa
Room Type: 5 x Superior with View (one for solo occ)
Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 8 - Thursday 4th July - Free Day To Explore Oban & Finish With Whisky Distillery Tour

Enjoy a relaxed full free day to explore the bustling harbour town of Oban. you can walk the promenade, explore the local shops or walk up to the unusual monument called ‘McCaig’s Folly’ which dominates the town and gives some great sweeping views.
Finish the day with joining a tour at the local distillery (which prides itself on being older than the town itself!) and raising a celebratory dram to your Scottish adventures. Slainte Mhath!

Overnight: Oban | Perle Oban Hotel & Spa
Room Type: 5 x Superior with View (one for solo occ)
Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 9 - Friday 5th July - Transfer To Glasgow via Kilmartin

Today you head south to Glasgow, taking time to visit Kilmartin Glen. This is one of the most significant archaeological landscapes on mainland Scotland. A short hike with your guide will take you to standing stones and burial cairns and you may wish to climb to the hill fort of Dunadd, said to be the birthplace of Scotland it was where ancient kings were crowned. Peruse the huge collection of Neolithic and Bronze age artefacts in the museum before continuing on your journey. Your guide will drop you at your hotel and depart, leaving you to enjoy the city for the evening.

Overnight: Glasgow | Kimpton Blythswood Square
Room Type: 5 x King Premium (one for solo occ)
Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 10 - Saturday 6th July - Depart

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

Trip Details

Inclusions Read More
  • 9 Nights Accommodation as stated in the itinerary above
  • Some meals as stated in the itinerary above
  • Services of 2 experienced and knowledgeable qualified guides Day 4 to day 9 inclusive
  • Ground transportation on Day 4 to day 9 inclusive in a coach
  • Airport transfer from Edinburgh Airport on Arrival Day, includes Meet & Greet
  • Airport Transfer to Glasgow Airport on Departure Day
  • All guided hikes mentioned in the itinerary
  • Entry Fees and Activities specified in the itinerary, specifically;
    • Private walking tour of Edinburgh with an expert local guide
      • Includes entry to Edinburgh Castle
    • Round of Golf at St Andrews (including shoe, club and trolley hire)
      • OR exploring St Andrews with your guide if not golfing
    • Private Landrover Safari with bothy lunch
    • Guided chocolate tasting at an award winning chocolatier
    • Private Storyteller Experience in Glencoe
    • Entry to Kilmartin Museum
  • Personalised trip design and delivery
  • 24 hour 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/ guides
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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