Jacada Travel – The Blackburn Family’s UK adventure

Friday 31st May – Sunday 9th June 2024

Duration: 10 Days / 9 Nights

Day by Day

Day 1 - Friday 31st May - Welcome to the UK

As you and your young son step off the plane in London, the excitement of your adventure begins. A private transfer awaits you at the airport, ready to whisk you away to the heart of the city! Meet your local guide at your central hotel and together embark on a Tube journey, navigating the city like locals. Your destination is the Postal Museum, where you can both prepare for an underground train adventure. Descending into the depths of history, you will both discover the fascinating stories of London’s mail transport system, making your first day in the city truly unforgettable before returning to the hotel for some rest before your adventures at Peppa Pig World.

Overnight: London | Rubens at the Palace
Room Type: Royal Kings Mews Twin
Meals Included: Lunch

Day 2 - Saturday 1st June - Exploring the World of Peppa Pig

Waking on your second day in the city, excitement will build as you prepare for the adventures ahead. Your private driver will be waiting at reception, ready to whisk you away on a journey south where you will soon find yourselves at the enchanting Peppa Pig World. Laughter will fill the air as your little one explores the whimsical attractions inspired by their favourite characters. When you are ready to head back to the luxuries of your hotel, your driver will be waiting at the exit, ensuring a stress-free day of exploration. After a day immersed in the magic of Peppa Pig World, leave with cherished memories of a day filled with joy and discovery.

Overnight: London | Rubens at the Palace
Room Type: Royal Kings Mews Twin
Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 3 - Sunday 2nd June - London and the Cotswolds

On your final day in London, meet your local guide and prepare for a day of delights! Your first stop is the British Transport Museum, where you delve into the rich history of transportation. Fascinating exhibits captivate both you and your little one as you explore the evolution of travel. Following the museum excursion, a wonderous experience awaits on the Peppa Pig bus for a VIP afternoon tea, indulging in treats surrounded by the charm of Peppa and her friends as you pass Buckingham Palace, Tower Bridge and Trafalgar Square!  Satisfied and with full tummies, make a stop at Hamleys for a shopping treat before heading to the train station for a seamless transfer north to Oxford. Your guide awaits, ready to whisk you away into the picturesque Cotswold countryside, where quaint villages and rolling hills promise a serene retreat.

Overnight: Cotswolds | The Fish
Room Type: Small Suite Twin
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 4 - Monday 3rd June - A day of Wildlife and Cotswolds Charm

Embracing the tranquillity of the Cotswolds, bring the region to life with a captivating morning at the Cotswolds Wildlife Museum. Surrounded by the wonders of nature, you both marvel at the diverse array of wildlife exhibits. The morning adventure leaves you with an appetite for more, leading to a delightful lunch in a quaint Cotswolds village, where charming streets and cosy eateries welcome you. Energised after your meal, the afternoon unfolds at the Falconry Centre, where majestic birds of prey take centre stage. The exhilarating displays and interactive experiences create lasting memories for both you and your son. Walk through the beautiful woodlands at Batsford Arboretum before you make your way back to The Fish Hotel, where comfort and relaxation await, providing a perfect end to your enchanting Cotswolds exploration.

Overnight: Cotswolds | The Fish
Room Type: Small Suite Twin
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 5 - Tuesday 4th June - To Scotland!

After a scrumptious breakfast, your guide will meet you at your hotel for your transfer to Birmingham Station to start your journey North. Watch the ever-changing scenery pass by the window as you sit back in first class and enjoy the ride.

On arrival in Edinburgh, you’ll be met by a private transfer driver and taken to your hotel where you can rest and relax after your long journey before the next part of your adventure starts tomorrow.

Overnight: Edinburgh | The Bonham
Room Type: Deluxe Room
Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 6 - Wednesday 5th June - Exploring Edinburgh

Meet up with a local city guide this morning and head out to explore this wonderful city  From the imposing Edinburgh castle standing high on an ancient volcano to the cobblestone streets that inspired the magical stories about a boy wizard, your guide will bring the city to life with stories of myths and legends.  There will also be time to visit the Museum of Childhood where you will find toys that perhaps your Grandparents played with!

After a fun filled day, you will head back to your hotel for a well deserved relaxing evening.

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

Day 7 - Thursday 6th June - To Loch Ness

Your Scottish guide will meet you this morning and you’ll head north to follow in Peppa’s footsteps to explore Loch Ness.  On the way you will stop off at Bannockburn to meet a local story teller who will bring this famous battle to life with stories of brave soldiers and fearless knights who fought for King and country.

You will also be able to make many stops to admire and explore the incredible scenery as you drive along.  Perhaps a wander in the shadows of the jagged peaks of Glencoe, where the mountains rise high into the skies and the birds of prey circle in the skies above your head.  Or you may wish to head to the top of the Nevis Ski Range in the gondola that offers wonderful views of the UKs highest mountain as the thrilling bikers race down the hill below you.

Your accommodation this evening is on the shores of the famous Loch Ness so tomorrow you’ll head out to see if you can find Nessie!

Overnight: Fort Augustus | The Lovat
Room Type: Deluxe Room
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 8 - Friday 7th June - The Loch Ness Monster

Follow in the footsteps of Peppa today as you hunt for Nessie, the friendly little monster that lives in the Loch.  Take a boat trip to see if you can see any tell tale signs like the swish of a tail or a stream of air bubbles breaking the surface of the water.  Perhaps she will be hiding in the shallows or visiting some of her friends near the castle – will you be the one to find her?

Later on, explore Urquhart Castle, the most besieged castle in Scotland – pretend to be a mighty warrior who bravely fought against government forces during the Jacobite uprising as your guide points out some of the wildlife that live in the hills that surround the loch.

Return to your hotel in the afternoon after a wonderful day to reflect on happy memories and cherished time together,

Overnight: Fort Augustus | The Lovat
Room Type: Deluxe Room
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 9 - Saturday 8th June - Return to Edinburgh

It is time to leave the Highlands behind and head south back to Edinburgh ready for your flight home tomorrow.

For a final stop before you arrive in Edinburgh, you will spend some time at the Red Deer Centre.  Here, you will come face to face with the gorgeous Red Deer, Britain’s largest native land mammal.  An experienced ranger will tell you all about these wonderful animals before you met them – an experience you will never forget.

Your guide will drop you off at your airport hotel in the late afternoon and say goodbye, leaving you to rest your head for one final night on Scottish soil.

Overnight: Edinburgh | Hilton Double Tree
Room Type: Twin Guest room
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 10 - Sunday 9th June - Depart

A private transfer will collect you from your hotel and take you to the airport in time for your onward flight, taking with you some wonderful memories of a fantastic family vacation.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Trip Details

Inclusions Read More
  • 9 nights accommodation, as stated in the itinerary above
  • Most meals, as stated in the itinerary above
  • The services of a qualified and experienced guide from Day X to Day Y
  • All transfers in a private vehicle driven by our guide on guided days
  • All guided hikes mentioned in the itinerary
  • Entrance fees and activities mentioned in the itinerary, specifically:
    • Entry to the Postal Museum and on the Mail Train
    • Entry to Peppa Pig World
    • Entry to the British Transport Museum
    • VIP Peppa Pig Afternoon Tea
    • First Class Train to Oxford
    • Entry to Cotswold Wildlife Musem
    • Entry to Cotswold Falconry Centre
    • Entry to Batsford Arboretum
    • First Class Train to Edinburgh
    • Local city guide in Edinburgh to bring the city to life
    • Entry to the Museum of Childhood
    • Entry to Edinburgh Castle
    • Local storyteller at Bannockburn
    • Tickets for the Nevis Range Gondola
    • Boat trip on Loch Ness
    • Entry to Urquhart Castle
    • Red Deer Experience
  • Personalised trip design and delivery
  • 24/7 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
Pricing Read More

Pricing:

The NET EXC VAT price for this itinerary, based on 2 clients on a twin-share basis:

  • £20,140 GBP
  • This includes a £12 per person conservation & community contribution which can be opted out of if wished, please see notes below.

Conservation & Community Contribution

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

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