Exploration of Scotland and England

Jacada Travel

Friday 29th September – Thursday 5th October 2023

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

Day by Day

Day 1 - Friday 29th September - Welcome to the Scottish Highlands

After an overnight on the Caledonian Sleeper arrive into Aviemore this morning to be met at the rail station by your Wilderness guide, Scott and taken to your guesthouse accomodation. After dropping your luggage your guide will then transfer you to our Scotland office to meet the wider team and enjoy a show-around.

This afternoon enjoy a gentle guided hike in the national park with a picnic lunch at a secret woodland location.

Your Guide: Scott McNeish, your Wilderness guide for the day will collect you from the rail station. Contact: +44 (0) 7533 356 572

Train Journey: Caledonian Sleeper – London Euston to Aviemore
Depart: 21:15, 28 Sept / Arrive: 07:43

Dinner Reservation: A table has been reserved at the Balavoulin Pub for 19:30. Please pay directly

Overnight: Aviemore | Cairngorm Guesthouse
Room Type: Twin Room
Meals Included: Lunch

Day 2 - Saturday 30th September - Speyside E-bike & Whisky Tour

This morning meet your guides (Scott and Russell) for a gentle e-bike tour in Speyside, Scotland’s famous malt whisky producing region, followed by a private distillery tour and lunch locally.

In the afternoon we visit a renowned cordon bleu chef at her mountain residence in the hills of Glenlivet to learn more about what hands-on, culinary delights she can offer clients. Late afternoon we transfer back to Aviemore to your B&B accommodation before enjoying dinner at a favourite local gastro pub on the banks of river Spey.

Meet your guides: 10:00 – Meet in the reception area ready for a short bike ride

Activity: 12:00 – Tomintoul Distillery Tour & Tasting

Lunch: 13:30 – Lagmore Cafe, Ballindalloch Golf Course & Distillery.  

Activity: 15:00 – Food Safari with Ghillie Basan 

Dinner Reservation: A table has been reserved at the Old Bridge Inn gastro pub for 20:15. Please pay directly 

Overnight: Aviemore | Cairngorm Guesthouse
Room Type: Twin Room
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 3 - Sunday 1st October - Return to London for Cotswolds Adventure

Today you are free to explore the Cairngorms at your leisure or may wish to take the train to Inverness for some hotel site inspections (e.g Ness Walk, Rocpool Reserve Hotel etc). We can facilitate some hotel site inspections but would not be able to attend.

Activity: 13:00 – Ness Walk inspection confirmed with sales manager Tracey Milton (Chris Kelly the assistant manager will meet you) . Contact 07748 625146 / 01463 257145

Train Journey: Caledonian Sleeper – Aviemore to London Euston
Depart: 21:19

Overnight: In Transit | Caledonian Sleeper Train
Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 4 - Monday 2nd October - Historic Bath and the Cotswolds

Arrive in Bath and meet a few members of our England team for a short tour of this historic city.  This afternoon continue into the Cotswolds for a guided walk followed by lunch at a local pub. Enjoy a post-hike pint in a local pub before enjoying dinner locally at Lucknam Park.

10:43 – Train arrives at Bath Station.

Meet Your Guide – 11:30 – Meet Jade Lawson, from Wilderness England and local city guide Maeve Hercod Hamilton at Cafe au Lait (opposite Bath Train Station).

Jade Contact Number: +44 (0) 7889 759 948

Maeve Contact Number:  +44(0) 7770 316 486

Activity: 14:00 – Guided Walk Cotswolds

Dinner: At hotel, by own arrangement 

Overnight: Cotswolds | Lucknam Park 
Room Type: Country Twin
Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 5 - Tuesday 3rd October - Cotswolds by E-Bike

This morning, with your main guide, depart for Northern Cotswolds for a cycling adventure through some of the idyllic towns in the region. Stop at local cafes and village squares to taste the local delicacies.

Return to Lucknam Park and enjoy a relaxing afternoon at your leisure.

Activity: E-bike guided route through Burford and Bibury

Dinner: At hotel, by own arrangement 

Overnight: Cotswolds | Lucknam Park 
Room Type: Country Twin
Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 6 - Wednesday 4th October - Return to London

This morning your host and driver Jade will meet you in the hotel reception and you will transfer in a private vehicle to London from Bath. En route and time permitting,  you have the option to stop by Avebury Henge for a coffee and share the delights of this Neolithic site.  After arriving at London Paddington you will then be joined by five of your Jacada colleagues for a Panoramic City Tour in a traditional Mini Cooper.

Meet Your Driver: After arriving at Paddington, make your way to the Sawyers Arms pub, 8 London St, Tyburnia, London W2 1HL, close to Paddington Station.
Drop off address: 27 Corsham Street, N1 6DR

Contact Driver: +44 2078 396 737

Activity: 14:00 – Mini Cooper Panoramic City Tour, 2 hrs

Overnight: London | None
Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 7 - Thursday 5th October - Exploring London with a Local

Morning exploration of the Tower of London and Westminster Abbey with a local expert guide.

Meet Your Guides – 10:00amMeet Jade Lawson, from Wilderness England and local city guide Sue Hyde at the Jacada Offices, 27 Corsham Street, N1 6DR.

Jade Contact Number: +44 (0) 7889 759 948 
Sue Contact Number: +44 (0) 7967 341 157

Meals Included: None

Trip Details

Inclusions Read More
  • 2 nights Guesthouse accommodation, Aviemore
  • 2 nights 5* accommodation, Cotswolds
  • Meals, as stated in the itinerary above
  • The services of qualified and experienced guides Days 2, 3, 5 and 6
  • All transfers in a private vehicle driven by our guides 
  • All guided hikes & bike rides mentioned in the itinerary
  • Entrance fees and activities mentioned in the itinerary, specifically:
    • E-bike hire & equipment on Day 3, Day 5
    • Distillery tour & tasting
    • 2 hr Panoramic Tour in Traditional Mini Coopers
    • Morning with an expert Blue Badge Guide in London
    • Westminster Abbey Entry
    • The Tower of London Entry
  • Personalised trip design and delivery
  • 24/7 In-Country Support from the Wilderness Team
Exclusions Read More
  • Train Travel on the Caledonian Sleeper from London – Aviemore
  • Travel insurance
  • Meals not mentioned in the inclusions
  • Activities and entrance fees not mentioned in the inclusions
Arrival & Departure Read More

Your guide will meet you at Aviemore at 8:00 am on the first day of your trip.

You will be returned to London at 4:00 pm on the final day of your trip.

Terms & Conditions Read More

Please see our booking terms here.