Highlights of Scotland and England


Saturday 27th July – Sunday 4th August 2024

Number of Travellers: 2
Duration: 9 Days / 8 Nights


Embarking on a journey that takes you from rugged beauty of the Scottish Highlands to the dynamic energy of London, so you will enjoy an unforgettable expedition through the heart of the country.  Exploring hidden gems and experiencing the tradition and embrace of warm hospitality, this extraordinary journey will seamlessly weave history, nature and modern life together in an adventure that will stay with you.


  • Explore the ancient cobblestone streets of Edinburgh with your experienced guide
  • Enjoy the thrill of a zodiac cruise on Loch Ness
  • Savour diverse culinary delights amidst the vibrant atmosphere of an iconic London market

Day by Day

Day 1 - Saturday 27th July - Welcome to Edinburgh

On arrival at Edinburgh airport you will be met by your private transfer driver and whisked into the heart of the city and your boutique accommodation. Depending on your arrival time, you may wish to head out and explore the winding alleys and cobblestone streets. Full of history, the capital is very accessible by foot. Wander up the Royal Mile, visiting St Giles’ Cathedral (which has been a working church for over 900 years) and Edinburgh Castle, which offers sweeping views over the city.

Overnight: Edinburgh | The Bonham
Room Type: Townhouse Double
Meals Included: None

Day 2 - Sunday 28th July - Edinburgh City Highlights

This morning you will be met at your hotel by a local guide who will lead you on a private walking tour exploring the traces of magic that linger in all the cobbled streets and alleys of Edinburgh’s Old Town. You will visit some of the famous sights as well as discovering some lesser known gems. In the afternoon you can choose to walk the ramparts of Edinburgh Castle, 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 | The Bonham
Room Type: Townhouse Double
Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 3 - Monday 29th July - Transfer to Perthshire

A private transfer will collect you from your hotel this morning and you will set off on the next part of your adventure. Just a short drive across the bridge you will arrive in the heart of the Perthshire countryside and the opulent estate of Gleneagles. The afternoon is completely free to enjoy some of the many activities they offer on site or perhaps just relax by the pool and take advantage of the spa. Tonight you can dine in one of the many restaurants and perhaps take a stroll after dinner to gaze at the starlit sky.

Overnight: Perthshire | Gleneagles
Room Type: Country Double
Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 4 - Tuesday 30th July - The Valley of Glencoe

The morning can be spent enjoying more activities on the estate or relaxing with a good book before your driver guide collects you at lunchtime. Setting off on your Highland adventure you will head west through Loch Lomond National Park towards the towering peaks of Glencoe that rise up from the valley floor and may look familiar from film franchises. Here you can enjoy a gentle walk, perhaps to where (legend has it) the signal was given to start the Glencoe Massacre or around the shimmering lochans beneath the tall branches of the Scots Pine. Tonight you will rest your head with the sound of the water lapping against the shoreline at your boutique hotel on the shores of the most famous loch in Scotland.

Overnight: Fort Augustus | The Lovat
Room Type: Deluxe Room
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 5 - Wednesday 31st July - Lochs and Castle's

You will set out this morning to scan the deep dark waters for signs of the elusive monster. Enjoy a thrilling Zodiac Boat ride, with the wind in your hair. Keep your eyes peeled for wildlife on the way up the loch to see the imposing ruins of Urquhart Castle before returning safely to the shore. This afternoon your guide will take you on a cycle along part of the Great Glen Way, delight in views of the Caledonian Canal and the surrounding woodlands. Later, return to your hotel to relax for the evening. 

Overnight: Fort Augustus | The Lovat
Room Type: Small Double
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 6 - Thursday 1st August - Battlefields and Travel to London

For your final morning on Scottish soil, you will visit the emotive Culloden Battlefield where the fight that changed the course of Scottish history took place in under 60 minutes. Standing on this lonely expanse, you can imagine what it was like for Bonnie Prince Charlie’s men on that fateful April day in 1746 as your guide weaves the tales of this time and the impact it had on life as we know it today. This afternoon you will catch the short flight to London where your private transfer will be waiting to whisk you into the heart of the city to relax at your hotel before setting out to explore tomorrow.

Overnight: London | Clermont, Charing Cross
Room Type: Queen Room
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 7 - Friday 2nd August - London City Highlights

Embarking on a tour of London your experienced guide will take you on a journey through history, culture and modern vibrancy all in one. The iconic landmarks of the city, such as the majestic Big Ben, the historic Tower of London, and the grandeur of Buckingham Palace, will serve as a poignant reminder of the rich past as you hear stories that echo of centuries past. This afternoon is free to explore further, visit the Natural History Museum or choose to enjoy the world class shopping on Oxford Street, or just watch the comings and goings of this incredible city. Tonight you can chose to dine in one of the many delicious eateries in the city or head to the west end to enjoy a toe tapping show or a thrilling mystery – the choice is yours!

Overnight: London | Clermont, Charing Cross
Room Type: Queen Room
Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 8 - Saturday 3rd August - Foodie Tour and London Eye

Get to know the real London as you discover a local food market with your knowledgeable guide. Find the hidden gems and savour in some incredible artisanal delights, international flavours, and fresh produce tucked away in this gastronomic paradise. End your time in London with a breathtaking journey that offers panoramic views of the British Capital’s iconic skyline. Stepping into the iconic capsule of the London Eye, anticipation building as you slowly and gently ascend, you can’t help but be captivated by the view that unfolds. A memorable end to your UK adventure.

Overnight: London | Clermont, Charing Cross
Room Type: Queen Room
Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 9 - Sunday 4th August - Depart

Today you will be taken to the airport in time for your onward flight, with memories of an adventure that will last a lifetime.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Trip Details

Inclusions Read More
  • All accommodation from Day 1 to Day 9
  • Most meals as indicated above
  • Services of an experienced and knowledgeable UK qualified guide from Day 3 to Day 6
  • Ground transportation from Day 3 to Day 6
  • Arrival and Departure transfers as well as additional private transfers below:
  • D3 – Edinburgh – Gleneagles
  • D6 – Airport to London Hotel
  • All guided hikes and activities mentioned in the itinerary
  • Activities specifically mentioned below:
  • D2 – Private walking tour – Edinburgh
  • D2 – Entrance fees for the Royal Yacht Britannia OR Edinburgh Castle
  • D5 – Loch Ness Zodiac
  • D5 – Half Day Bike Hire
  • D6 – Entrance fee, Culloden Battlefield
  • D7 – Private walking tour – London
  • D8 – Borough Market food tour
  • D8 – Entrance fee, London Eye
  • 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
Notes Read More
  • All suggested accommodations and services are subject to availability at the time of booking.
  • A 15% 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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