Keating UK Explorations

Saturday 13th April – Friday 19th April 2024

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

Day by Day

Day 1 - Saturday 13th April - Welcome to Scotland

On arrival at the airport you will be met by a private driver who will transfer you to your city centre hotel. Depending on your arrival time you can choose to relax at the hotel or head out to start exploring this unique city.

Overnight: Edinburgh | The Balmoral Hotel
Room Type: Deluxe Old Town View as Twin
Meals Included: None

Day 2 - Sunday 14th April - Exploring Edinburgh & Transfer To Gleneagles

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 city 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 city guide will depart from here, leaving you to enjoy lunch and make your way back to your hotel.

At the Balmoral your private guide, who will also act as your drive for the next few days together, will meet you and together you will head north. Stop to explore the layers of history in Stirling Castle on the way and hear the tales of royalty and pitched battles which have played out here. Depending on the timings there may be time for another quick stop along the way, before your guide takes you to the luxurious Gleneagles resort.

Overnight: Auchterarder | Gleneagles Hotel
Room Type: Large Manor Family Room as Twin
Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 3 - Monday 15th April - Exploring Perthshire Highlands with Your Guide

Today you have the full day to explore the local area of Perthshire Highlands with your private guide. Discuss the options with your guide and the day will be personalised to your interests and curiosity. Perhaps visit the splendours of an elegant palace that was once the crowning place of Scottish Kings and Queens. Stroll the beautiful gardens and explore the unique Murray Star Maze before you continue.

There are many options for gentle strolls taking in the beautiful scenery, which your guide will bring to life for you as you go. Or walk the hallways and gardens of Blair Castle, which has been inhabited by the Dukes of Atholl for 700 years. We strongly recommend a visit to an award-winning chocolatier as the perfect place to enjoy a delectable sweet treat before your guide takes you back to your accommodation.

Overnight: Auchterarder | Gleneagles Hotel
Room Type: Large Manor Family Room as Twin
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 4 - Tuesday 16th April - St Andrews & The Kingdom Of Fife

This morning you are heading to the Kingdom of Fife. Step back in time at Falkland Palace and discover a Royal pleasure palace beloved by Mary Queen Of Scots with fabulous tapestries and artworks that are hundreds of years old. See the oldest surviving real Tennis Court, walk in the beautiful grounds and explore the basement Apothecary, which you may even recognise from a certain popular TV series.

Depending on timings, you may want to see if you can fit in a visit to one of the charming and picturesque fishing villages with your guide before you continue to St Andrews. 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.

Enjoy a free afternoon self-exploring the characterful university town of St Andrews, full of history and stories. 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 the great game’, and the love of golf is evident. 

Overnight: St Andrews | Rusacks
Room Type: Rusacks Double Double
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 5 - Wednesday 17th April - To London

Your guide will transfer you to Edinburgh Waverley Train Station this morning to catch your train south to London. On arrival in King’s Cross Station a private driver will transfer you to your hotel, and the rest of the day is free for you to spend as you wish.

Overnight: London | Dukes Hotel
Room Type: Deluxe Twin
Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 6 - Thursday 18th April - Free Day in London

Enjoy a full free day at leisure for University tours.

Overnight: London | Dukes Hotel
Room Type: Deluxe Twin
Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 7 - Friday 19th April - Depart

A private transfer will collect you from your accommodation and take you to the 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
  • 6 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 2 to Day 5
  • All transfers in a private vehicle driven by our guide on guided days
  • Airport Transfer on Arrival in Edinburgh Airport, includes Meet & Greet
  • First Class Train Tickets from Edinburgh to London
  • Arrival Transfer from Kings Cross Station to London Hotel
  • Airport Transfer to London Heathrow on Departure Day
  • All guided hikes mentioned in the itinerary
  • Entrance fees and activities mentioned in the itinerary, specifically:
    • Morning Private Walking Tour of Edinburgh with Expert Local City Guide
      • Includes entry to Edinburgh Castle
    • Entry to Stirling Castle
    • Entry to Scone Palace
    • Entry to Blair Castle, or another attraction as per interest
    • Chocolate Tasting Treat
    • Entry to Falkland Palace
    • Entry to 2 x Attraction as per interest in Kingdom of Fife & St Andrews
  • Personalised trip design and delivery
  • 24/7 In-Country Support from the Wilderness Team
Exclusions Read More
  • All 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
Optional Upgrades Read More
  • Room Upgrades may be available in some locations, subject to availability. Pricing on request.
Pricing Read More


The NET price for this itinerary, based on 2 clients on a twin-share basis, and including a £12 per person conservation contribution is:

  • £5,955 GBP per person

Conservation Contribution

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

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