Greenberg – A Highland Adventure

Friday 21st June – Saturday 29th June 2024

Duration: 9 Days / 8 Nights

Day by Day

Day 1 - Friday 21st June - Meet your Wilderness Scotland Guide

Meet your friendly Wilderness Scotland guide this morning and start the journey West to the coastal town of Oban. You may wish to stop enroute for a short walk to stretch your legs, or instead, get the short ferry to Kerrera after your arrival to explore the island. Settle into your comfortable sea side accommodation for a relaxing evening.

Overnight: Oban | Oban Bay Hotel
Room Type: Classic Double
Meals Included: Lunch

Day 2 - Saturday 22nd June - Staffa, Iona and Puffins

Following a tasty breakfast, head for Easdale where you’ll board a boat trip for the day. Your first stop is Iona where you get 2.5 hours on land to explore and enjoy this wonderful island.Visit Iona Abbey, linked with St Columba. Iona is recognised as one of the most important Christian sites in Argyll, Scotland and indeed the UK. The abbey was founded in 563 AD by St Columba, an Irish monk who spread Christianity throughout the western isles and Scotland. Not the first Christian monk in the area but St Columba is considered the most influential person in the early Christian calendar. A visit to the famous and now restored Abbey is a must. Re-board the RIB and head over to Staffa (non-landing) and, if the sea conditions allow, the skipper will nudge the boat into Fingal’s cave. Visit the Puffin colony before heading back to Easdale via the south coast of Mull, viewing the Carsaig arches. Return to Oban and enjoy another relaxing evening.

Overnight: Oban | Oban Bay Hotel
Room Type: Classic Double
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 3 - Sunday 23rd June - Isle of Seil and Knapdale Beavers

Head out with your guide this morning to enjoy a coastal circuit on the Isle of Seil. Separated from the mainland by the most slender of sea channels, Seil is reached by crossing an elegant 18th century humpback bridge, known colloquially as the ‘Bridge over the Atlantic’. From the island, watch statuesque, grey herons fishing on the coastline and enjoy exploring with your guide. Peer into colourful rockpools full of cold, clear water and identify brittlestars, waving anemones and sea urchins. Visit Knapdale this afternoon, where beavers were reintroduced to Scotland in 2009 after a 400-year absence. Learn about their reintroduction and spot evidence of their presence – from gnawed trees to pawprints in the sand.

Overnight: Oban | Oban Bay Hotel
Room Type: Classic Double
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 4 - Monday 24th June - Transfer to Fort William

Today you’ll leave Oban behind, and transfer to Fort William via the spectacular Glencoe and Rannoch Moor. The dramatic mountains and ridges of Glencoe have featured as the backdrop in many films and once you are looking up at these summits it is easy to see why. Stop off and visit the Glencoe Visitor Centre and learn more about it’s dark history. You may wish to go for a short walk in the area, or stop off at a traditional climbers pub for a refreshment before finishing the journey to Fort William, where you can settle in for the night. 

Overnight: Fort William | Myrtlebank Guest House (or similar)
Room Type: Double
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 5 - Tuesday 25th June - Jacobite Steam Train and Kayaking

After breakfast, board the famous Jacobite Express, a historic steam train for a journey noted to be one of the most scenic in the world. Travel along the famous Road of the Isles, passing through the misty mountains and over the impressive Glenfinnan Viaduct. Arrive in Mallaig and have a nosy around this bustling fishing port. After lunch, head out sea kayaking, enjoying the company of a colony of curious seals as you glide along through the turquoise water. Return to Fort William later this afternoon to enjoy a peaceful evening.

Overnight: Fort William | Myrtlebank Guest House (or similar)
Room Type: Double
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 6 - Wednesday 26th June - Arrive in The Cairngorms National Park

Transfer from Fort William to the beautiful Cairngorms National Park today, the largest National Park in the UK. Visit the ruins of Ruthven Barracks (an impressive fortification built after the 1715 Jacobite uprising) before exploring Insh Marshes RSPB Reserve which is home to curlew, lapwing, redshank and snipe. Arrive at your base for the next three nights, and settle in.

Overnight: Aviemore | Rowantree Hotel (or similar)
Room Type: Standard Double
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 7 - Thursday 27th June - Falconry and a short hike

Make your way to Rothiemurchus Estate today to enjoy a hands on Falconry experience where you will have the opportunity to fly a selection of birds for a truly unique experience. Learn the basic skills and techniques of this fascinating sport – one of the oldest and most aristocratic in the world. Following your exhilarating Falconry experience, head out with your guide for a short scenic walk in the Caledonian Pine Forest. There are numerous options to choose from, including a circular walk of the picturesque Loch an Eilean or The Uath Lochans, known locally as the Paw Print Lochans, which are a hive of biodiversity. Raised boardwalks wind through reedy marshlands. Look out for a glimpse of the occasional frog and the glittering wings of dragonflies as they dart over the wetlands. Climbing a short way to Farleitter Crag, this small hill offers incredible elevated views of the water, forest and surrounding Cairngorm Mountains.

Overnight: Aviemore | Rowantree Hotel (or similar)
Room Type: Standard Double
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 8 - Friday 28th June - Knockando Wool Mill

After breakfast, make your way to the Spey Valley. You’ll head out for a short walk and a bite of lunch before a visit to the historic Knockando Wool Mill, which is on the same site it has occupied for over 230 years. Fresh, contemporary designs are woven alongside traditional tweeds and classic woollen blankets – all produced with the same attention to detail and skilled craftsmanship that has been at the heart of the Woolmill since the beginning. Enjoy a tour of the mill and uncover the history with one of their expert volunteer guides. During the tour, you will also learn about their unique collection of Victorian machinery including their 1899 Dobcross loom. Head back and enjoy a delicious dinner for your final night and perhaps toast a tipple to a wonderful trip spent in the Highlands of Scotland.

Overnight: Aviemore | Rowantree Hotel (or similar)
Room Type: Standard Double
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 9 - Saturday 29th June - Transfer to Edinburgh and onto London

Your guide will transfer you south to Edinburgh this morning and drop you off at Waverley train station, where you will conclude your trip. Hop on a train and continue your journey to London, watching the countryside roll past out the window.

Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Trip Details

Inclusions Read More
  • All accommodation from Day 1 to Day 9
  • Most meals as indicated above
  • Services of an experienced and knowledgeable qualified guide from Day 1 to Day 9
  • Ground and ferry transportation from Day 1 to Day 9
  • All guided hikes and activities mentioned in the itinerary
  • Staffa and Iona Boat Trip
  • Tour at Knapdale
  • First class tickets on the Jacobite Steam Train
  • Guided Sea Kayaking at Arisaig
  • Entrance to Glencoe Visitor Centre and Insh Marshes
  • Falconry experience at Rothiemurchus
  • Tour at Knockando Wool Mill
  • 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
  • Train travel from Edinburgh to London
  • Gratuities for the main driver guide
Pricing Read More

The price of this trip is £6,945 per person and is based on availability at the time of booking.

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