Roam Travel – Scotland Explorations

Danielle, Tim, Katarina and Zachary

Sunday 7th April – Saturday 13th April 2024

Duration: 7 Days / 6 Nights


Overview

Create treasured family memories as you explore the twisting cobbled streets of Edinburgh and the beautiful scenery and rich history of Perthshire. Discover fascinating stories, indulge in local cuisine, learn ancient traditions and soak in the romance and rich history of Scotland. Through your adventures into culinary, crafts, textiles, ancient castles and whisky, you will experience the very best of this charming country. You are sure to all be smiling about moments on this trip for years to come.

Day by Day

Day 1 - Sunday 7th April - Welcome to Scotland

On arrival at the 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 | Gleneagles Townhouse
Room Type: 1 x Town Bedroom & 1 house bedroom interconnecting
Meals Included: None

Day 2 - Monday 8th April - 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 explorations at your own pace, pick up souvenirs or relax as you prefer.

Overnight: Edinburgh | Gleneagles Townhouse
Room Type: 1 x Town Bedroom & 1 house bedroom interconnecting
Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 3 - Tuesday 9th April - Kilts and Cookery

Head to the Royal Mile this morning to meet a local kilt maker whose family has been in the trade for two generations.  Hear his story about what makes his kilts different and see the workshop before perhaps getting measured up for your very own Scottish masterpeice.  The rest of the day is free to explore the city with your guide or simply relax at the hotel and take advantage of the lovely spa facilities that are situated down in the old bank vaults!

This evening, you will head out to a local cookery school to test your culinary skills while you create your very own private dinner – a fantastic way to end your time in Edinburgh.

Overnight: Edinburgh | Gleneagles Townhouse
Room Type: 1 x Town Bedroom & 1 house bedroom interconnecting
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 4 - Wednesday 10th April - Round of Golf at St Andrews & Afternoon Explorations

Today you explore the historic and world famous university town of St Andrews in the Kingdom of Fife. Recently remembered as the place in which the Prince and Princess of Wales met during their time studying here. However St Andrews is much better known for being the ‘birthplace of golf’ and today you will have the opportunity to tee off on a fabulous links course on the same coastline as ‘The Old Course’. Enjoy the history and coastal views of a superb round of golf and maybe a chat with the local players.

After a fabulous day, you will head to your next accommodation – the fabulous playground of Gleneagles where you can indulge in some award winning food before resting your heads after a busy day.

Overnight: Perthshire | Gleneagles
Room Type: 2 x Braid Estate Rooms interconnecting
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 5 - Thursday 11th April - Exploring Perthshire

Stirling is home to some of the most important buildings in Scottish history, from the castle that sits proudly overlooking the town, to the monument erected to one of Scotlands most loved heros. Spend the morning visiting some of these sites before heading to a different kind of Scottish experience.  Step into a world colours, textures and artistic expression as you embark on a short taster session to try your hand this this ancient craft.  Under the the expert eye of one of the Radical Weavers, you will create your own masterpiece to take home with you as a souvenir.

Before returning to Gleneagles, you will end the day at a local whisky distillery for a tour and tasting of the famous Uisge Beatha before your guide takes you back to your accommodation for the night.

Overnight: Perthshire | Gleneagles
Room Type: 2 x Braid Estate Rooms interconnecting
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 6 - Friday 12th April - Indulge at Gleneagles

Today, you will stay local and indulge in all that Gleneagles has to offer. After breakfast, make your way through the hotel to the tranquility of the spa or take some time out for a little retail therapy in the beautiful arcade situated inside the hotel. If you are feeling adventurous, there are many experiences you can pre-book from tennis to falconry, archery or 4×4 off roading. Not forgetting the numerous dining options from casual lunch options to fine Scottish fare, you will be spoilt for choice. Today is your day to explore the wonders of a place that truly demonstrates the best Scotland has to offer.

Overnight: Perthshire | Gleneagles
Room Type: 2 x Braid Estate Rooms interconnecting
Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 7 - Saturday 13th April - Depart Edinburgh

After breakfast, a private transfer will collect you from Gleneagles and take you to Edinburgh airport to make your onward connections. Waving farewell to Scotland for now but taking with you special memories and wonderful stories of your explorations.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Trip Details

Inclusions Read More
  • 6 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 3 to Day 5
  • All transfers in a private vehicle driven by our guide on guided days
  • All guided hikes mentioned in the itinerary
  • Entrance fees and activities mentioned in the itinerary, specifically:
    • Private Edinburgh Walking Tour
    • Entry tickets to Edinburgh Castle
    • Meeting a kilt maker
    • Evening Cookery Class
    • Round of Golf at St Andrews Links
    • Entry to the Dundee Tapestry Exhibition at the V&A Museum
    • Entry tickets to Stirling Castle
    • 60 minute taster weaving session
    • Whisky Distillery Tour
  • 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
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