Spain – Scotland Explorations

Chris and Caroline Spain

Saturday 1st June – Wednesday 5th June 2024

Duration: 5 Days / 4 Nights

Day by Day

Day 1 - Saturday 1st June - Fly from Dublin to Glasgow. Welcome To Scotland

Enjoy a relaxed breakfast before you head to the airport to catch your flight to Scotland. On arrival in Glasgow airport you will be met by your private Scotland guide, who will also act as your driver while you explore together. Together you will head north to the Highlands and the stunning scenery of Glencoe, which you may recognise as the backdrop to several big Hollywood films and TV series. Your guide will share some of the stories about this hauntingly beautiful place and you can explore the visitor centre to learn more about the ancient treachery and cattle rustling before you head to your unique accommodation.

Overnight: Glencoe | Glencoe House
Room Type: One Bedroom Suite
Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 2 - Sunday 2nd June - 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: Luxury Double
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 3 - Monday 3rd June - 'Road To The Isles' & Over The Sea To Skye

Enjoy superb views as you head up the coast to Fort William at the foot of mighty Ben Nevis, the highest mountain in the UK. Drive west along the stunning Road to the Isles, this is frequently listed as one of the most beautiful drives in the world and it is easy to see why. Your guide will share the tales of the local area as you go, making the landscape come alive with characters and history.

You may wish to stop at the historic Glenfinnan Monument, and see if you can spot the famous ‘Harry Potter Train’ puffing its way over the graceful arches of the viaduct. Take a stroll on the white sand beaches of Arisaig and soak in the views of the Small Isles before you carry on. At the small fishing town of Mallaig you board the afternoon ferry for the short trip over the sea to Skye and make your way to your shoreside hotel.

Overnight: Isle Of Skye | Kinloch Lodge
Room Type: Luxury Double
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 4 - Tuesday 4th June - Eilean Donan Castle & Transfer to The Cairngorms

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. Take your time here to explore and enjoy the iconic view before continuing onwards through mountain glens and on towards the Cairngorms National Park. There are many opportunities for some superb short hikes with your guide along the way if you fancy, so discuss the best options for 

Overnight: Cairngorms National Park - Kingussie | Killiehuntly Farmhouse
Room Type: Alder - EnSuite
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 5 - Wednesday 5th June - Cairngorms

Overnight: Cairngorms National Park - Kingussie | Killiehuntly Farmhouse
Room Type: Alder - EnSuite
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Trip Details

Inclusions Read More
  • XXXXX nights accommodation, as stated in the itinerary above
  • Most meals, as stated in the itinerary above
  • The services of a qualified and experienced guide in Ireland from Day X to Day X inclusive
  • The services of a qualified and experienced guide in Scotland from Day X to Day X inclusive
  • All transfers in a private vehicle driven by your guides on guided days
  • Airport Transfer on Arrival Day 1, includes Meet & Greet
  • All guided hikes mentioned in the itinerary
  • Entrance fees and activities mentioned in the itinerary, specifically:
    • Private Storyteller Experience in Local Pub
    • Full Day E-bike Explorations
      • Includes Qualified Biking Guide, Full Day E-Bike Hire & Support Van (driven by main trip guide)
  • £100 Per Person WOW Moment Budget in each country
  • T-Shirt Drop Moment – FOC
  • £20 Per Person Per Day Hosting & Enhancement Budget
  • 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 your main driver guide
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
Optional Upgrades Read More
  • Room Upgrades are available in some locations, subject to availability. Pricing on request
Pricing Read More

The NET price for this itinerary, based on 2 clients in one room in Scotland is;

  • £XXXXX GBP per person
  • This includes a £12 per person conservation & community contribution which can be opted out of if wished, please see notes below.

 

Conservation & Community Contribution

This voluntary donation of £12 per person goes towards conservation & community projects in the locations we operate.  If you would like to opt out just let your trip designer know.

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