Highlights of Scotland

Saturday 15th June – Thursday 20th June 2024

Duration: 6 Days / 5 Nights

Day by Day

Day 1 - Saturday 15th June - Arrive Glasgow - Welcome to Scotland

A private transfer driver will meet you at the airport and drive you to your luxurious city centre accommodation to drop your bags before your driver takes you straight to meet your private local guide. Explore the highlights of the city as you discover the stories tied in 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.

Overnight: Glasgow | Kimpton Blytheswood Square
Room Type: Premium King
Meals Included: None

Day 2 - Sunday 16th June - Meet Your Guide, Hike Perthshire & Falconry Experience

Today you will meet your Guide/Driver for the rest of your Scottish adventure.  Together you will head North to the beautiful rolling countryside of Perthshire where you will head out to explore on foot with a scenic hike.  There are lots of options for and your qualified guide will help you choose an option based on the weather and your preferred level of challenge, sharing the local stories as you go.  Whether you decide to head into the hills or opt for a gentle glen stroll you are sure to enjoy the spectacular views of rolling hills, forest and sparkling lochs.  Late this afternoon learn the gentile art of falconry with an expert Falconer.  This ‘sport of kings’ dates back thousands of years and will astound you with the beauty and accuracy displayed. 

Overnight: Pitlochry | Fonab Castle
Room Type: Woodland Suite
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 3 - Monday 17th June - Fly Fishing, Local Explorations & Classic Whisky Distillery

This morning your party splits to follow different interests. Half of you head out to test your casting skills with a local fly fishing expert. Enjoy the tranquility of the location and the challenge as you improve your casting technique and see what you can catch. For those not participating in the fly fishing, there are plenty of other options in the area, perhaps explore the nearby charming village of Pitlochry or enjoy the fabulous spa facilities at your luxurious hotel (your guide will be available if you wish to explore with them).

Spend the afternoon delighting your taste buds, starting with a chocolate tasting at the Highland Chocolatier, trying some of their delectable award-winning truffles.  Continue your tasting journey with a private tour of Aberfeldy Distillery located in the heart of scenic Perthshire, learning about the history of this Scottish speciality. Raising a glass to toast your adventures as you taste some special drams of ‘Uisge Beatha’ or ‘water of life’.

Overnight: Pitlochry | Fonab Castle
Room Type: Woodland Suite
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 4 - Tuesday 18th June - Transfer to Edinburgh via St Andrews

Today you depart the Highlands, heading towards Edinburgh via the historic city of St Andrews. Explore this characterful university town, full of history and stories and more recently the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge famously met during their studies here. However, St Andrews is much better known for being the ‘birthplace of golf’ and you can see ‘The Old Course’ spread out along the coastline.

This afternoon delight in a visit to one of the charming and picturesque fishing villages. These harbour houses are now popular with artists and writers but the sea still has a heavy influence on everyday life for most people in the local communities. Sampling traditional fish and chips here is a must!

Your guide will drop you at your welcoming city centre hotel and depart, leaving you to enjoy your city explorations and the rest of your trip.

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

Day 5 - Wednesday 19th June - 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 your explorations at your own pace, pick up souvenirs or relax as you prefer.

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

Day 6 - Thursday 20th June - Depart - Farewell Scotland

A private transfer will collect you from your accommodation and take you to Edinburgh Airport to make your onward connections. Waving farewell for now but taking with you special memories and wonderful stories of your explorations.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Trip Details

Inclusions Read More
  • 5 nights accommodation, as stated in the itinerary above
  • Most meals as indicated above
  • Services of an experienced and knowledgeable qualified guide from Day 2 to Day 4
  • All transfers in a private vehicle driven by our guide on guided days
  • Airport Transfer on Arrival Day, From Airport to Hotel Bag Drop & Then To Meet Local Guide
  • Airport Transfer on Departure Day
  • All guided hikes mentioned in the itinerary
  • Entrance fees and activities mentioned in the itinerary, specifically:
    • Private Half Day Walking Tour with Expert Local City Guide in Glasgow
        • Includes 1 entry fee if required
    • Private Falconry Experience
    • Morning Private Fly Fishing Experience for 2 pax with Ghillie, includes Rod Fees.
    • Private Distillery Tour & Tasting
    • Donation Entry to St Andrews Cathedral
    • Private Half Day Walking Tour with Expert Local City Guide in Edinburgh
      • Includes Entry to Palace of Holyroodhouse & Edinburgh 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.
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