Barg Scottish Adventure

Irwin and Rose

Sunday 18th August – Sunday 25th August 2024

Number of Travellers: 2
Duration: 8 Days / 7 Nights

Day by Day

Day 1 - Sunday 18th August - Welcome to Scotland

Your private transfer will meet you at Edinburgh airport and transfer you to your welcoming hotel. Take some time to relax and settle in, enjoying an oasis of calm as the city’s characterful streets buzz and bustle beyond the window. Depending on your arrival time, perhaps head out to explore the local area, or simply relax and refresh after your travels.

Overnight: Edinburgh | The Balmoral Hotel
Room Type: Executive View Room
Meals Included: None

Day 2 - Monday 19th August - Exploring Edinburgh

After breakfast, meet your guide in the foyer of your hotel and head out for a day spent exploring the beautiful cobblestone streets of the city. Full of history, the capital is very accessible by foot. Wander up the Royal Mile, stopping to visit the architecturally stunning St Giles Cathedral, and enjoy panoramic views from Edinburgh Castle. Dip into local galleries, cheesemongers and bookshops. If you fancy an afternoon with a twist, head to the Surgeons’ Hall Museums, which holds one of the largest collections of surgical pathology in the world. This evening enjoy a dinning experience before the spectacle that is the famous Royal Military Tattoo. Watch the amazing performance from the pipers to the dancers and the fireworks to finish.

Overnight: Edinburgh | The Balmoral Hotel
Room Type: Executive View Room
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 3 - Tuesday 20th August - Perthshire and journey to the Highlands

This morning your guide for the next few days will meet you at your hotel to begin your journey north. Visit the splendours of Scone Palace; this elegant palace was once the crowning place of Scottish Kings and Queens. Stroll the beautiful gardens and explore the unique Murray Star Maze. Perhps enjoy a spot of lunch befpre heading further into the hills to visit a traditional Scottish hill farm. Enjoy meeting the local farmer and gaining an insight into what daily life looks like in rural Scotland. Meet the farm’s friendly herd of swiss goats and hear about how the award-winning cheese is made. Arrive at your artistic highland hotel this evening to relax and unwind.

Overnight: Braemar | The Fife Arms
Room Type: Scottish Culture
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 4 - Wednesday 21st August - Discover the Cairngorms

This morning, head out with your guide for a stunning hike. Your guide will discuss all the options with you as there are some wonderful low level hikes as well through some of the ancient Caledonian forests and around the lochs that are plentiful in this part of Scotland.  Whatever you decide, your guide will ensure you have the most wonderful day in the wilderness. After lunch, enjoy a private tour and tasting at the Royal Lochnagar Distillery, which was issued with a royal warrant by Queen Victoria in 1848. Learn about the history of Scotland’s most famous tipple while also having the chance to indulge in a tasting.

Overnight: Braemar | The Fife Arms
Room Type: Scottish Culture
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 5 - Thursday 22nd August - Highland delights

This morning your guide will take you through the beautiful heart of the Highlands, to the highland village of Glencoe. Stop off to explore the huge open air site of the Highland Folk Museum and relive history in its painstakingly recreated buildings. This fascinating 80 acre site has over 30 dwellings “frozen in time” from the early 1700s to the mid 1900s so that you can experience the details of Highland life as it was back then. Don’t miss the old fashioned sweetie shop, it’s our favourite! Continue on to your luxurious accommodation for the next two nights.

Overnight: Glencoe | Glencoe House
Room Type: One Bed Suite
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 6 - Friday 23rd August - Glencoe

Today you have the full day in the hills, your guide will lead you on a hike through the atmospheric landscapes of Glencoe. The route for this day will be discussed with your guide the evening before, to take in consideration of the weather and the terrain you would like to cover. This can be a short walk in the valleys or a more challenging walk to a summit. After you have returned from your hike settle into your accommodation and refresh before hearing of local legends and fascinating tales of the dark past of Glencoe by a local storyteller.

Overnight: Glencoe | Glencoe House
Room Type: One Bed Suite
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 7 - Saturday 24th August - Loch Lomond and Stirling Castle

Travel to the spectacular Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park today, one of Scotland’s two National Parks. Perhaps have a stroll along the shores to bask in the beauty of your surroundings before travelling on to Stirling to explore one of the most important castles in Scotland’s history. Walk the impressive corridors and discover the history. Afterwards, your guide will take you to your city centre hotel in the characterful city of Glasgow to spend your final evening of your Scottish explorations.

Overnight: Glasgow | Kimpton, Blythswood Square
Room Type: King Premium Garden View
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 8 - Sunday 25th August - Depart

After breakfast, a private transfer will collect you and head to the airport in time for your departure home.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Trip Details

Inclusions Read More
  • 7 nights accommodation, as indicated above
  • Most meals as indicated above
  • Services of an experienced and knowledgeable qualified guide from Day 3 to Day 7
  • Ground transportation on Day 3 to Day 7
  • Arrival Airport Transfer
  • Departure Airport Transfer
  • All guided hikes and activities mentioned in the itinerary,  specifically:
    • Half Day Private Edinburgh City Guide
    • Edinburgh Castle Admission
    • Royal Military Tattoo Package, dinner included
    • Scone Palace Admission
    • Goat Farm Tour
    • Whisky Distillery Tour
    • Highland Folk Museum Admission
    • Private Storyteller Experience
    • Stirling Castle Admission
  • 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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