V6- Scottish Explorations

Goldberg

Monday 19th May – Sunday 25th May 2025

Number of Travellers: 2
Duration: 7 Days / 6 Nights

Day by Day

Day 1 - Monday 19th May - Welcome to Scotland

On arrival at Glasgow 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. Perhaps stroll through the beautiful Glasgow Botanic Gardens or a visit to the iconic University of Glasgow. Close by your hotel there is the Gallery of Modern Art, showcasing contemporary artworks or perhaps visit Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum: A pleasant walk from the hotel, this museum boasts a stunning collection of artworks and historical exhibits.

Overnight: Glasgow | Kimpton Blythswood Square
Room Type: x1 King Premium- Garden View
Meals Included: None

Day 2 - Tuesday 20th May - Private Walking Tour and Heritage Centre

Today, discover the highlights of the city on a private walking tour with an expert local guide. Hear the stories intertwined with the varied architecture of 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. 

Later, visit the Scottish Jewish Heritage Centre for a guided tour of this beautiful building and learn of the contributions the community have made throughout Scotland’s past.

Overnight: Glasgow | Kimpton Blythswood Square
Room Type: x1 King Premium- Garden View
Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 3 - Wednesday 21st May - Explore Edinburgh

A private transfer will collect you from your hotel today to travel to Edinburgh. Drop your luggage at your hotel before meeting an expert city guide, to provide you insight into the tales and history of this charming city. Discover the true character of the Old Town exploring the beautiful cobblestone streets of the city. Full of history, wander up the Royal Mile, stopping to visit the architecturally stunning St Giles Cathedral, and visit Edinburgh Castle to enjoy panoramic views.

This evening head to the famous Princes Street to enjoy an immersive journey through the history and craftsmanship of whisky. Perhaps watch the sunset, taking in the views over the city from an iconic rooftop terrace after you sample selected whiskies and the freshest Scottish ingredients.

Overnight: Edinburgh | The Bonham
Room Type: x1 Superior King Room
Meals Included: Breakfast and Dinner

Day 4 - Thursday 22nd May - Britannia, Rosslyn Chapel and Holyrood

This morning meet your guide and transfer to the Royal Yacht Britannia to explore the late Queen’s former floating palace. Decommissioned in 1997 the Royal Yacht is now berthed in the waters of Leith. Experience an audio tour of the ship and discover at your own pace.

Later your guide will take you to the enigma that is Rosslyn Chapel, made famous by The Da Vinci Code. Originally founded in 1446, the chapel features intricate carvings and decorations which have prompted many different theories connected with the Knights Templar and the Freemasons amongst others.

Transfer back to the city for a little leisure time before a visit to the Palace of Holyrood house. Enjoy a private after-hours tour of the King’s official Scottish residence. Step through the remarkable state apartments, explore the ruins of the 12th Century Abbey and splendor in the royal gardens. The rest of the evening is then yours to spend as you choose.

Overnight: Edinburgh | The Bonham
Room Type: x1 Superior King Room
Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 5 - Friday 23rd May - The Isle of May, Fife Coast & Tasting Delights

Today, meet your driver guide who will be with you for the next few days. Travel to step on board your private charter and journey to the Isle of May. This national nature reserve is known for its incredible wildlife, from the seabirds to the seals. Enjoy a comfortable and intimate experience while exploring the island’s trails, historic lighthouse, and breathtaking scenery.

Sit down to delight in a seasonal lunch at the Seafood Ristorante, indulge in fresh, locally sourced seafood dishes prepared with culinary finesse. Enjoy stunning views of the sea while relishing the flavors of the region, making it a delightful dining experience.

This afternoon, explore St Andrews’ historic landmarks, scenic beaches, and renowned golf courses. Take a walk on the Fife Coastal Trail, locally known as the “Fringe Of Gold”, through traditional villages which are built around tiny picturesque fishing harbours. Later it is time to continue your drive to the highlands of Perthshire.

Overnight: Grandtully | Grandtully Hotel
Room Type: x1 Double Room
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 6 - Saturday 24th May - Photography Session and Hike

Begin your day by capturing the beauty of your surroundings. Meeting a photography expert for a private session, they will lead you to their favorite spots to take that perfect shot. Learn tips and new skills for mastering the art of photography.

This afternoon, hike the nearby trails with your guide, discover the local woodlands, or perhaps climb higher to gain views over the surrounding glens. Continue your local explorations, finishing the day with some delectable chocolates. Be led through an audio tour of tasting heaven at a local award-winning specialist.

Overnight: Grandtully | Grandtully Hotel
Room Type: x1 Double Room
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 7 - Sunday 25th May - Castle Visit, Cairngorms and Travel to Inverness

With your guide journey north to the village of Blair Atholl, here, enjoy a private tour of Blair Castle. The castle is known to be home to the Atholl Highlanders, Europe’s last remaining private army. Take a walk through the hallways and grounds to uncover the past 750 years of local history.

It is then time to travel north into the mountainous landscape of the Cairngorms National Park. Visit the Cairngorm Reindeer Centre to see the UK’s only free-ranging herd of reindeer, or for a creative experience, try woodwork or jewelry-making workshops with a local artisan. If you would rather, enjoy a guided walk, spotting red squirrels, ospreys, and golden eagles spending time in a wildlife hide for a closer look at these animals in their natural habitat.

Later your guide will take you to the Highlands capital, Inverness, to continue your adventures and join your next trip!

*Please note pricing for Cairngorm activities is available on request.

Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Trip Details

Inclusions Read More
  • 6 nights accommodation as indicated above
  • Most meals as indicated above
  • Services of an experienced and knowledgeable qualified guide Day 5 to Day 7
  • Ground transportation on guided days
  • Arrival Airport transfer
  • Transfer from Glasgow to Edinburgh
  • Departure Airport transfer
  • All guided hikes and activities mentioned in the itinerary, specifically:
    • Private full day tour of Glasgow
    • Private tour of the Scottish Jewish Heritage Centre(including transfers)
    • Private full day city tour of Edinburgh
    • Admission – Edinburgh Castle
    • Johnnie Walker Whisky Experience (including tasting menu)
    • Private full day tour of Edinburgh
    • Admission and Audio Tour – Royal Yacht Britannia
    • Admission – Rosslyn Chapel
    • Private tour of the Palace of Holyrood House
    • Private Boat Tour – Isle of May
    • Seafood Lunch Experience – St Andrews
    • Private Photography Experience
    • Audio Chocolate Tasting Tour
    • Private tour of Blair 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.
  • Activities are only private if so specified.
Pricing Read More

Pricing:

The NET price for this itinerary, based on 2 clients, and including a £12 per person conservation contribution is:

£18, 460 GBP trip total.

Conservation Contribution

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

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