V3-Highlights of Scotland

Cam & Lynn Campbell, Tad & Martha Anne Zelski

Saturday 15th June – Thursday 20th June 2024

Duration: 6 Days / 5 Nights

Day by Day

Day 1 - Saturday 15th June - Arrive Glasgow - Welcome to Scotland.

A private transfer driver will meet you at the dockside off your ship. Travel to your luxurious city centre accommodation to drop your bags before your driver takes you straight to meet your private local guide. Explore the famous Burrell Collection, perhaps taking a stroll in the surrounding gardens. Later, discover the hidden stories of the Glasgow streets, that have been home to all kinds of creatives over the years. See the influences of Charles Rennie MackIntosh and admire the popular contemporary graffiti murals tucked into unexpected corners all over the city.

Overnight: Glasgow | ABode
Room Type: x2 King Rooms
Meals Included: Lunch

Day 2 - Sunday 16th June - Meet Your Guide and Explore the West.

Today you will meet your Guide/Driver for the rest of your Scottish adventure. Begin your journey northwards along the banks of Loch Lomond before you stop off at Inverrary Castle on the shores of Loch Fyne. You will have time here to explore the Castle and  Gardens before continuing on to visit the standing stones of Kilmartin Glen, with a rich history in the Neolithic and Bronze Age remains. Depending on energy levels you may wish to stop at Crinan or possibly visit Gylen Castle before arriving to your shore side hotel.

Overnight: Near Oban | Loch Melfort Hotel
Room Type: x2 Master Suite Double Rooms
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 3 - Monday 17th June - Glencoe to Pitlochry.

Depart Oban this morning as you set out on the scenic drive through Glencoe, winding your way between the spectacular mountainous landscapes. There are a number of options for stops along the way, for leg stretches, views and refreshments, these can be discussed with your guide the night before. Arrive into the highland village of Pitlochry, where you can perhaps take an evening stroll on the search for live music.

Overnight: Pitlochry | Craigmhor Lodge & Courtyard
Room Type: x2 Deluxe Double Rooms
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 4 - Tuesday 18th June - Transfer to Edinburgh via St Andrews.

This morning it is time to travel to the capital. En route discover the rich history of this area as you visit the coastal town of St Andrews. Known over the world as the birthplace of Golf and being home to Scotland’s oldest university, there is a rich history to this characterful coastal town. Stroll the pathways and soak in the atmosphere as your guide provides an insight into the tales of what life was like for the locals. View the ruins of Scotland’s largest medieval church, perched on the cliff side. This afternoon delve deeper into history as you visit Rosslyn Chapel, a wonderful place of worship that has been in the same family since 1446. Admire the beautiful stained glass windows and explore the Sacristy. After, your guide will take you to your hotel to settle in. Tonight you may choose to head out to enjoy some of the culinary delights of the city.

Overnight: Edinburgh | The Bonham
Room Type: x2 Townhouse Double Rooms
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 5 - Wednesday 19th June - Exploring Edinburgh.

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. Your guide will leave you here so that you can spend as much time in the castle as you wish. You then have a free afternoon to continue your explorations at your own pace, pick up souvenirs or relax as you prefer.

Overnight: Edinburgh | The Bonham
Room Type: x2 Townhouse Double Rooms
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 6 - Thursday 20th June - Depart - Farewell Scotland.

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
  • 5 nights accommodation, as stated in the itinerary above
  • Most meals as indicated above
  • Services of an experienced and knowledgeable qualified guide from Day 2 to Day 4
  • All transfers in a private vehicle driven by our guide on guided days
  • Arrival Day, transfer from docks to hotel – drop luggage and then on to meet local guide
  • Airport Transfer on Departure Day
  • All guided hikes mentioned in the itinerary
  • Entrance fees and activities mentioned in the itinerary, specifically:
    • Private Half Day Walking Tour with Expert Local City Guide in Glasgow, with transfers.
    • Admission – The Burrell Collection and Grounds
    • Admission – Inveraray Castle and Gardens
    • Admission – St Andrews Cathedral
    • Admission – Rosslyn Chapel
    • Private Half Day Walking Tour with Expert Local City Guide in Edinburgh
      • Includes Entry to Palace of Holyroodhouse & Edinburgh Castle
  • Personalised trip design and delivery
  • Snacks throughout the trip
  • 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 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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