Highlands with a Taste of Bond

Bond, James Bond

Summer 2024

Duration: 8 Days / 7 Nights


Overview

Discover the true flavours of Scotland as you explore the rugged landscapes of the Highlands, with subtle nods to Bond filming locations, and relax in luxury in world-famous Gleneagles. Follow in the footsteps of James Bond as you venture onto the famous Skyfall road, where your guide will keep you entertained with tales behind how James Bond came to be and how his adventures appear in this unique landscape. Enjoy luxury accommodations where you can relax and unwind after the travel days and get under the skin of this ancient land as your knowledgable and expert guide brings the landscape to life.

Highlights

  • Drive along the famous Skyfall road
  • Enjoy a tutored whisky tasting at a local hikers tavern
  • Relax and get pampered in your luxurious accommodations as you enjoy the scenic and unique locations
  • Explore some of the most beautiful landscapes in Scotland with your experienced guide

Day by Day

Day 1 - Welcome To Scotland!

On arrival in Edinburgh Train Station you will be met by your guide (who will also act as your driver for your time together) and you will set off on your adventure. Enjoying the landscape becoming more mountainous as you make your way north towards the ancestral home of James Bond. You could choose to divert west to pass Gare Loch, the location where Bond discovers targeted submarines in ‘The Spy Who Loved Me’. Or maybe decide to take in the mighty Stirling Castle instead. You will arrive at your 5* hotel in Glencoe this evening where you will enjoy a delicious dinner in your suite before turning in for the night.

Overnight: Glencoe | Glencoe House
Room Type: One Bedroom Suite with Hot Tub
Meals Included: Lunch and Dinner

Day 2 - Following in the footsteps of James Bond

Glencoe is the ancestral home of the secret services’ most famous spy.  Spend the day exploring the area – stand where M and James stood on their journey north in ‘Skyfall’, follow the road to Lochan Urr where James fell into the ice and gaze in wonder at the incredible scenery that has been used in countless Hollywood movies over the years.** You will end the day at a local hikers tavern where your guide will lead you in a whisky tasting before you meet a local storyteller who will regale you with stories of the past and the tragic history that this valley has seen over the years.

**As an alternative, we can happily arrange for an Aston Martin car hire, giving your clients the opportunity to self drive through Glen Coe in ”007” style.

Overnight: Glencoe | Glencoe House
Room Type: One Bedroom Suite with Hot Tub
Meals Included: Lunch and Dinner

Day 3 - Jacobite Train & Over The Sea To Skye

Enjoy a magical world renowned Classic Rail Journey on the Jacobite Steam Train this morning. The ‘Harry Potter Train’ will puff its way through beautiful scenery and over the Glenfinnan Viaduct all the way to the West Coast. Here you will alight at the small fishing town of Mallaig and be met by your guide. This afternoon you take the short ferry ride over the sea to Skye. Depending on ferry times there may be time for some first explorations on Skye with your guide on the way to your hotel.

Overnight: Isle Of Skye | Kinloch Lodge
Room Type: Suite
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 4 - Full Day Exploring Magical Skye

Today you have a full day to explore some of the special corners of this magical island with your guide. You will be spoilt for choice with fascinating history and dramatic landscape on offer, with unique hiking routes through stark and unusual rock formations and sweeping coast and mountain views to enjoy in almost every direction. This ‘misty isle’ is also home to so many curious stories and legends of fairies and islander culture, your guide will share some of the best hidden gems and personalise the day to your interests.

Overnight: Isle Of Skye | Kinloch Lodge
Room Type: Suite
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 5 - Return To The Mainland, Eilean Donan Castle & Onwards To Inverness

Returning to the mainland this morning, by way of the graceful Skye bridge, it is not long before you see one of the prettiest castles in Scotland. Eilean Donan occupies an island at the confluence of three sea lochs and stands in defiance of the towering peaks surrounding it. You may also recognise it as the Scottish Headquarters of M16 in ‘The World Is Not Enough’.  Take your time here to explore and enjoy the iconic view before continuing onwards through mountain glens and past the moody waters of Loch Ness to Inverness itself. There is the option to fit in a hike with your guide on route too. Your guide will discuss the best options for this inspiring landscape with you.

Overnight: Inverness | Ness Walk
Room Type: Cedar King
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 6 - Transfer To Gleneagles Via Cairngorms National Park

Today you transfer south, stopping to explore the Cairngorms National Park on the way. The car chase scene from ‘No Time To Die’ was filmed in the local area, but the shots come from multiple locations so you may have to use quite a bit of imagination to ‘see’ them. Even without the Hollywood connections, the unique landscape here offers ever-changing beauty, with mountain summits and sparkling lochs tucked into the glens and ancient forests.

Stop at the highest whisky distillery in Scotland to discover their warming drams before you head onwards to your luxurious resort hotel to settle in. Your guide will depart after seeing you safely into your hotel, leaving you to enjoy the cuisine and options on offer.

Overnight: Auchterarder | Gleneagles
Room Type: One Bedroom Whisky Suite
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 7 - Full Day To Enjoy Gleneagles Facilities & Golf

This morning one of you will take to the velvety greens of the legendary golf courses at your hotel to enjoy a full round following in the footsteps of champions. The other can take the time to enjoy a treatment or two in the Spa. The rest of the day is free for you to relax and make the most of the wonderful range of activities and facilities your opulent hotel offers.

Overnight: Auchterarder | Gleneagles
Room Type: One Bedroom Whisky Suite
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 8 - Depart

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

Trip Details

Inclusions Read More
  • 7 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 1 to Day 6 inclusive
  • All transfers in a private vehicle driven by our guide on guided days
  • Airport Transfer on Final Day from Gleneagles to Edinburgh or Glasgow Airport
  • All Ferry Travel mentioned in the itinerary
  • All guided hikes mentioned in the itinerary
  • Entrance fees and activities mentioned in the itinerary, specifically:
    • Whisky tasting at a local inn
    • Session with a local storyteller
    • Jacobite Steam Train First Class Tickets – Private Table for 2
    • 2 x Entry Fees on Skye as Per Interest
    • Entry to Eilean Donan Castle
    • Private Whisky Distillery Tour & Tasting
    • Round of Golf for 1 Pax at Gleneagles, includes Green Fee, Club Hire & Private Caddy
    • 2 x Spa Treatments for 1 Pax at Gleneagles
  • 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
Optional Upgrades Read More
  • Room Upgrades are available in some locations, subject to availability. Pricing on request
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