V3- LeVan and Cerbone Scottish Explorations

LeVan and Cerbone

Wednesday 24th July – Monday 29th July 2024

Number of Travellers: 2
Duration: 6 Days / 5 Nights

Overview

A wonderful adventure exploring the length and breadth of Scotland. From the mountains of Glencoe to the iconic Lochs of the Highlands 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
  • Take an exhilarating boat trip on a famous Loch

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 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 luxury accommodation.

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

Day 4 - Saturday 27th July - Steam railway and stunning scenery

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.  You can choose to return on the steam train or your guide can drive you back and explain some of the history that surrounds this spectacular place.  Enjoy your final evening at your beautiful hotel, perhaps while enjoying a warming dram.

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

Day 5 - Sunday 28th July - Transfer to Inverness via Loch Ness

Say goodbye to beautiful Glencoe as you head to the capital of the highlands, Inverness.  On the way you will stop in Fort Augustus where you can get in a zodiac boat and race across the waters of the second deepest loch in Scotland in search of Nessie.  Slow the pace a little as you visit the iconic ruins of Urquhart Castle.  Perched on the shores of Loch Ness, the castle offers a glimpse into a bygone era of conflict, clans and legends.  As you explore the ramparts and peer through the weathered windows, you will be rewarded with breathtaking views over Loch Ness.  As you arrive in Inverness, you will visit Culloden Battlefield, the site of the last battle of the Jacobite rising in 1746.  Here you will take a tour of the battlefield and visitor centre before heading to the site of three Bronze Age burial chambers and standing stones known as Clava Cairns.  Head back to your hotel to relax for the evening, reminiscing of great memories made.

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

Day 6 - Monday 29th July - Farewell to Scotland and Fly to Dublin

Saying farewell to Scotland, your guide will take you to the airport this morning for your onwards flight to Dublin.

Overnight:
Meals Included: Breakfast

Trip Details

Inclusions Read More
  • All accommodation from Day 1 to Day 6
  • Most meals as indicated above
  • Services of an experienced and knowledgeable qualified guide from Day 3 to Day 6
  • Ground transportation from Day 3 to Day 6
  • 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
    • Loch Ness Rib boat excursion
    • 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 £8,595 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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