Ginger & Greg’s Highland Adventure

Thursday 6th June – Tuesday 11th June 2024

Duration: 6 Days / 5 Nights


Overview

Immerse yourself in the atmospheric valley of Glencoe and the majestic mountains, pinnacles and coastline of the Isle of Skye as your private guide takes you on a journey from Edinburgh through Scotland’s most beautiful and evocative landscapes. Experience the very best of this remote and ancient land by hiking through the captivating landscape and immersing yourself in the history, culture, food and traditions of the Highlands.

Day by Day

Day 1 - Thursday 6th June - Journey to the Valley of Glencoe

Your private guide, who will also be your driver, will meet you in Edinburgh this morning and you will set off for the beautiful west coast through the Loch Lomond National Park. On the way you can stop off for a leg stretch and lunch in one of the quaint villages along the way. Continuing through the beautiful scenery you will arrive in the valley of Glencoe, and your accommodation overlooking the incredible scenery of the valley. Enjoy a drink and a hearty meal before your adventure begins in the morning.

Overnight: Glencoe | Glencoe Inn
Room Type: Loch View Feature Suite
Meals Included: Lunch

Day 2 - Friday 7th June - Hiking in Glencoe

Enjoy breakfast before meeting your guide and heading out to explore Glencoe. The spectacular Glencoe, carved out centuries ago by glaciers and volcanic eruptions, offers some wild and scenic hiking. One great option is to hike along a narrow rowan-hung gorge until you reach the Lost Valley. This enclosed meadow – high, green, and hidden by precipitous tors, is said to be where the Macdonald clan used to conceal their rustled cattle. Surrounded by jagged peaks that shift in and out of mountain mist, visit the Glencoe Center to learn about the landscape’s haunting history. After a day of adventure, retire to the famous Clachaig Inn for a whisky tasting led by your guide. Find a quiet corner next to the fire and soak up the whisky and charm of this legendary local pub before retiring to your hotel to rest.

Overnight: Glencoe | Glencoe Inn
Room Type: Loch View Feature Suite
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 3 - Saturday 8th June - Road to the Isles and Boat to Skye

Todays road trip may feel magically familiar, travel along the Road to the Isles to the historic Glenfinnan viaduct featured in several of the Harry Potter films, remember to pack your cameras  for some amazing viewpoints and photo worthy moments. This was also an area of historic importance to the Jacobites, your guide will be able to tell you the history of the area as you go. There will be many stops along the way, including taking a stroll on the white sand beaches of Arisaig and hear the tales of Jacobite rebellions in the area as you go. 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 harbour town hotel.

Overnight: Skye | Marmalade Hotel
Room Type: Premier Double
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 4 - Sunday 9th June - Exploring the Misty Isle

This morning is another day to pack your camera as you head out with your guide to explore the dramatic landscape of the Quiraing on the northern peninsula of Skye. As you walk, admire the stark rock formations that rise from the rugged ground like the great ruined battlements of a long-forgotten war. Chat with your guide about the geology and history of the area, enjoying the incredible sweeping views of the islands, mountains and sun-clipped shores that stretch in every direction. This afternoon, enjoy a free afternoon, take a wander into Portree, perhaps pausing for a home bake and cup of tea, all the while admiring the stunning views.

Overnight: Skye | Marmalade Hotel
Room Type: Premier Double
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 5 - Monday 10th June - Whale Spotting at Waternish Point & Whisky

After breakfast, join your guide for a spectacular coastal walk. Hike out to a remote headland crowned by a lighthouse that overlooks the Minch and the Outer Hebrides. This peaceful bluff is a beautiful, quiet place to spot whales and dolphins on a calm day and enjoy stunning views of the dramatic sea cliffs of the distant Dunvegan Head. During the walk, pass the ancient ruins of one of the best-preserved brochs on Skye. In the afternoon, head to the Talisker whisky distillery for a immersive tour and tasting and learn how to elements of the wild sea and coastline influence their whisky process. For your final evening, enjoy some fine Scottish cuisine, relax with a drink and watch the evening sun gild the far mountains in syrupy, amber gold.

Overnight: Skye | Marmalade Hotel
Room Type: Premier Double
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 6 - Tuesday 11th June - Depart

After your final breakfast, your guide will collect you from your accommodation and take you to Inverness airport to make your onward connections. Waving farewell for now but taking with you special memories and wonderful stories of your Highland explorations.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Trip Details

Inclusions Read More
  • 5 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
  • 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:
    • Guide led Whisky Tasting
    • Ferry to Skye
    • Talisker 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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