V2- LeVan and Cerbone Scottish Explorations

LeVan and Cerbone

Wednesday 24th July – Tuesday 30th July 2024

Duration: 7 Days / 6 Nights


Overview

A wonderful adventure exploring the length and breadth of Scotland. From the mountains of Glencoe to the iconic Misty Isle and fascinating towns and cities, this trip will get you under the skin of the country and leave you wanting to return. Immerse yourself in the history, scenery and culture, explore the hidden places that only the locals know about and revel in the wonderful Scottish hospitality at your hand picked exclusive accommodations.

Highlights

  • Experience Edinburgh with your expert local guide
  • Travel through the Highlands on the world-famous West Highland Railway
  • Explore the fabled Isle of Skye

Day by Day

Day 1 - Wednesday 24th July - Arrive in Edinburgh

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 or you may prefer to simply relax and enjoy an evening in your luxury accommodation.

Overnight: Edinburgh | The Balmoral Hotel
Room Type: x1 Junior Suite
Meals Included: None

Day 2 - Thursday 25th July - 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, wander up the Royal Mile, stopping to visit the architecturally stunning St Giles Cathedral, and enjoy panoramic views from Edinburgh Castle. Pick up a coffee and a pastry from one of the wee artisan shops, dipping into local galleries, cheesemongers and bookshops. Later, transfer to the Royal Yacht Britannia to explore the late Queen’s former floating palace. Decommissioned in 1997 the Royal Yacht is now berthed in the waters of Leith. Experience an audio tour of the ship to discover at your own pace. This evening visit the Palace of Holyrood house for an after hours tour. Step behind the rope to visit the rooms which are not usually hidden from public eye.

Overnight: Edinburgh | The Balmoral Hotel
Room Type: x1 Junior Suite
Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 3 - Friday 26th July - History and Heritage

Your driver guide for the next few days will meet you at your hotel this morning and transfer you to explore the impressive Stirling Castle, perched high on the cliff side dominating the landscape. Afterwards visit the imposing Wallace Monument, which celebrates Scotland’s first national hero William Wallace. Admire the huge Wallace Sword and climb the steps to gain the beautiful vista of the surrounding Ochil hills. Later, journey through the atmospheric valley of Glencoe to your accommodation for the evening.

Overnight: Glencoe | Inverlochy Castle
Room Type: x1 Suite
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 4 - Saturday 27th July - Steam railway and over the sea to Skye

Step back in time today as you board the famous Jacobite Steam Train and head to the coast. Journey through the beautiful scenery as you traverse the West Highland line on the “Hogwarts Express” you are offered unparalleled views of rugged mountains, sparkling lochs and historic viaducts. Arriving in the quaint fishing village of Mallaig you will be met by your guide to explore the scenic harbour before catching the ferry over the sea to Skye. Delve further into Scotlands mesmerising landscape as you travel to your charming waterside accommodation.

Overnight: Isle of Skye | Kinloch Lodge
Room Type: x1 Suite
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 5 - Sunday 28th July - Exploring Skye

This morning meet with a local Ghillie and head off the beaten track to an idyllic spot, with first hand benefit of the Ghillie’s insider knowledge. Together you will spend the morning searching for wild foods. Taste your discoveries amongst the dramatic landscapes and fresh sea air, sure to delight the senses. This afternoon have time with your guide to delve even deeper into this mystic Isle, before enjoying a visit to Dunvegan Castle, learning its legends and history, and wander the beautiful surrounding gardens. This is the only castle to have been occupied by the same family, the Macleod clan, for 800 years.

Overnight: Isle of Skye | Kinloch Lodge
Room Type: x1 Suite
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 6 - Monday 29th July - Travel to Invereness

We leave Skye by crossing the bridge into the stunning Kintail region, stopping off at the picturesque Eilean Donan Castle on our way to Loch Ness. After enjoying lunch in the village of Drumnadrochit have the option to visit the ruins of Urquhart Castle or continue your travels along the loch side to the capital of the Highlands, Inverness. Arriving in Inverness choose to settle into your accommodation and relax before your flight tomorrow, or perhaps visit the atmospheric Battlefield of Culloden and learn of the significance this site played in the Scottish Jacobite history.

Overnight: Inverness | Ness Walk
Room Type: x1 Suite
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 7 - Tuesday 30th July - Farewell to Scotland and Fly to Dublin

Your guide will take you to the airport this morning for your onwards flight to Dublin.

Overnight: See Ireland Itinerary
Meals Included: Breakfast

Trip Details

Inclusions Read More
  • All accommodation from Day 1 to Day 7
  • Most meals as indicated above
  • Services of an experienced and knowledgeable qualified guide from Day 3 to Day 7
  • Ground transportation from Day 3 to Day 7
  • All guided hikes and activities mentioned in the itinerary, specifically;
    • Private Edinburgh City Guide
    • Entrance Fee – Edinburgh Castle
    • Entrance Fee- Royal yacht Britannia
    • Private tour of the Palace of Holyrood house
    • Entrance Fee – Stirling Castle
    • Entrance Fee – Wallace Monument
    • 1st Class Jacobite Steam Railway tickets
    • Ferry from Mallaig to Armadale
    • Private Foraging experience
    • Enterance Fee- Dunvegan Castle & Gardens
    • Entrance Fee – Eilean Donan Castle
    • Entrance Fee – Urquhart Castle
    • Private Tour of Culloden Battlefield
  • 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
Pricing Read More

The NET price of this trip is £9,910 GBP per person, including a £12 conservation contribution and based on availability at the time of booking.

Terms & Conditions Read More

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