Mustin – Scotland Explorations

Mark & Joyce

Wednesday 24th April – Wednesday 1st May 2024

Duration: 8 Days / 7 Nights

Day by Day

Day 1 - Wednesday 24th April - Welcome to Scotland

Arriving into Edinburgh airport you will be met by your transfer driver and whisked to your luxury accommodation in the heart of the city. Depending on your arrival time, choose to head out and explore the city or simply relax and refresh after your travels.

Overnight: Edinburgh | The Balmoral
Room Type: Executive Double
Meals Included: None

Day 2 - Thursday 25th April - Explore Edinburgh

Spend the morning exploring the cobbled streets and alleyways of Edinburgh’s historic Old Town with an expert local city guide who will take you on a private walking tour. Visit some of the famous historic attractions, wonder at the stories of the streets and discover the true character of the Old Town. Edinburgh is a labyrinth of cobbled alleyways contrasted with Georgian townhouses and this tour will give you a real insight into the history and character of this amazing city. Your guide will depart at lunchtime, and this afternoon is free for you to continue your explorations at your own pace.

Overnight: Edinburgh | The Balmoral
Room Type: Executive Double
Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 3 - Friday 26th April - Travel to the Highlands

Head north to the mesmerising landscapes of the highlands. Make a stop en route at the Deanston Distillery, where a tour and tasting awaits you. Continue on your journey, with leisurely stops to enjoy the views. arriving into the stunning scenery of Glencoe, where the dramatic mountains and ridges take forefront. The views may seem familiar, as they feature as the backdrop in many films, once you are looking up at these summits it is easy to see why!

Overnight: Glencoe | Glencoe House
Room Type: One Bed Suite
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 4 - Saturday 27th April - The West Highlands and Over the Sea to Skye

This morning your guide will provide you an insight into the history of the surrounding area as you visit the Glenfinnan Monument and viaduct overhead. Spend time here before driving onwards to the coastal village of Mallaig. En route stop at the silver sand beaches, rain or shine this coastline provides something special, from the glistening waters reflecting the rays of the sun, to the atmospheric crash of the waves on the rugged rock formations. Later, board the ferry as you leave to  Skye.

Overnight: Isle of Skye | Skeabost Hotel
Room Type: Deluxe Double
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 5 - Sunday 28th April - The Fabled Isle

Your guide will be on hand today to take you to visit the many wonders of Skye, and there is much here to choose from. Your guide will be able to discuss options to suit you, whether you would prefer to hike the dramatic and geologically varied landscapes, or perhaps explore Skye’s cultural heritage, discovering hidden traces that remain from its rich and turbulent past. Whatever you chose, your guide will make sure you get away from the hustle and bustle and off the beaten path so you can experience Skye at it’s best.

Overnight: Isle of Skye | Skeabost Hotel
Room Type: Deluxe Double
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 6 - Monday 29th April - Castle and Lochs

Returning to the mainland this morning, by way of the graceful Skye bridge, it is not long before you see one of the prettiest castles in Scotland. Eilean Donan occupies an island at the confluence of three sea lochs and stands in defiance of the towering peaks surrounding it. Take your time here to explore and enjoy the iconic view before continuing onwards through mountain glens. On arrival at Loch Ness set out onto the deep secretive waters and enjoy a scenic but thrilling private zodiac ride, keeping your eyes open for ‘Nessie’ herself. Then continue to a warm welcome at your accommodation in Inverness.

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

Day 7 - Tuesday 30th April - Culloden and The Cairngorms

Meet your guide and head out to hike in the UKs largest national park and uncover many of its hidden gems. Today’s hike will be carefully tailored to suit the group and the weather conditions. Options here include summiting some of the Cairngorm’s highest peaks or enjoying a low level hike through ancient caledonian pine forests to scenic lochs. Later, travel to the atmospheric Culloden Battlefield, where Bonnie Prince Charlie’s Jacobite rebellion came to a bloody end in 1746. Walk around the exact spot Britain’s last pitched battle was fought and see the mass clan graves where those who fell were laid to rest. Your guide will then take you to your accommodation, before wishing you farewell and leaving you to refresh and relax before dinner.

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

Day 8 - Wednesday 1st May - Depart

After breakfast, your guide will transfer you to the airport for your departure.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Trip Details

Inclusions Read More
  • 7 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 3 to Day 8
  • 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:
    • Private Half Day Edinburgh City Guide
    • Private Distillery Tour
    • Ferry from Mallaig to Skye
    • Eilean Donan Castle Admission
    • Private Loch Ness Boat Trip
    • Private Tour of Culloden Battlefield
  • 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

The NET price of this itinerary is £8,210 per person, including a £12 per person conservation contribution.

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