Coulter Adventure in England and Scotland

Molly and Gary Coulter

Saturday 29th June – Monday 8th July 2024

Duration: 10 Days / 9 Nights

Highlights

Day by Day

Day 1 - Saturday 29th June - Arrival in London

Arriving in London, meet your private driver for a swift transfer into the centre of the city. Leave your luggage at reception and treat yourself to Afternoon Tea with a difference. Served in the beautiful Drawing Room and designed with a twist of creativity from the talented pastry chefs, this collection of savoury and sweet treats takes inspiration from the colours, flavours and emblems of summer. After a scrumptious afternoon, the remainder of the day is yours to explore the city at your leisure.

Overnight: London | 11 Cadogan Gardens
Room Type: Deluxe King

Day 2 - Sunday 30th June - Avebury Stones and Windsor

Wake in the city and enjoy a delightful breakfast before your morning journey to the mystical Avebury Stones. Meet your guide and immerse yourself in the ancient energy of the standing stones and unravel the secrets of this Neolithic marvel. After a captivating exploration, continue your adventure to the majestic Windsor Castle, where history comes to life amidst grandeur and regal charm. Roam through the lavish State Apartments, stroll in the beautifully landscaped gardens, and witness the Changing of the Guard. Finally, as the day concludes, gracefully navigate your way back to London after a day filled with history, mystery and royal splendour.

Overnight: London | 11 Cadogan Gardens
Room Type: Deluxe King
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 3 - Monday 1st July - Historic London

Step into a day of captivating discovery as you meet your friendly local guide for an immersive exploration of the historic Tower of London. Uncover the tales of royalty, imprisonment, and intrigue within the ancient walls. Following this, indulge your senses with a delightful lunch at Borough Market, savouring the diverse culinary offerings. Embark on a charming tour of the city aboard a traditional Mini Cooper, weaving through iconic streets and hidden gems. As the city unfolds before you, soak in its vibrant atmosphere and rich history. The grand finale awaits as you arrive at the iconic Westminster Abbey, a masterpiece of Gothic architecture and a treasury of British history. Allow the day to unfold like a storybook, each chapter unveiling the wonders of London’s past and present.

Overnight: London | 11 Cadogan Gardens
Room Type: Deluxe King
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 4 - Tuesday 2nd July - Northbound to Yorkshire

This morning head to St Pancras station for a scenic morning train journey to the picturesque landscapes of Yorkshire, where a day of enchantment awaits. Upon arrival, meet your guide for the next few days who will lead you through the charming streets of the city, unravelling its history and hidden gems. Immerse yourself in the local culture, from quaint cafes to historical landmarks. As the tour concludes, make your way to the enchanting Grantley Hall, your Yorkshire home nestled in the heart of tranquillity. Let the grandeur of the estate welcome you as you unwind and savour the beauty of the surrounding countryside. With its rich history and luxurious ambience, Grantley Hall promises an unforgettable retreat in the heart of Yorkshire’s scenic wonders.

Overnight: York | Grantley Hall
Room Type: Deluxe Room
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 5 - Wednesday 3rd July - Cultural Yorkshire

Begin your day with a unique and immersive experience as you spend the morning alongside a local shepherd, gaining insights into the age-old skills employed in the Dales. Delve into the fascinating world of shepherding, surrounded by the breathtaking landscapes that define this region’s character. Following this authentic encounter, lace up your walking boots for a memorable stroll to Malham Cove. Marvel at the sheer beauty of this colossal limestone rock formation, shaped like a majestic amphitheatre. Let the rugged charm of the Dales unfold as you traverse the trails around Malham Cove, absorbing the natural wonders that make this destination a true gem. This day promises a blend of cultural immersion and outdoor exploration, offering a glimpse into the rich traditions and stunning landscapes that characterise the Yorkshire Dales.

Overnight: York | Grantley Hall
Room Type: Deluxe Room
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 6 - Thursday 4th July - Food Capital of Yorkshire

Start your morning with a delightful breakfast before meeting your guide for a delightful walking foodie tour of Malton, immersing yourself in the culinary delights of this charming town. Weave through the picturesque streets, savouring tastings of artisanal treats that showcase the region’s gastronomic prowess. From delectable cheeses to handmade chocolates, let your taste buds dance with each flavorful encounter. To complement the experience, indulge in tastings of local spirits that capture the essence of the area. As the day culminates in a symphony of flavours, board an afternoon train bound for Edinburgh, carrying with you the memories of a day filled with culinary discoveries and the warmth of Yorkshire’s hospitality.

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

Day 7 - Friday 5th July - Edinburgh City

Experience a morning exploration of the city with the insights and anecdotes of a local guide as your companion. Wander through iconic streets, absorb the historical charm, and discover hidden gems that only a seasoned local guide can unveil. As the guided tour concludes, the afternoon is yours to revel in the freedom of self-discovery. Whether you choose to meander through vibrant markets, delve into museums, or simply soak in the atmosphere of local neighbourhoods, the city awaits your leisurely exploration. This afternoon of unscripted adventure ensures a personalized experience, allowing you to shape your own narrative and create lasting memories in this captivating destination.

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

Day 8 - Saturday 6th July - Coastal Scotland

A captivating day awaits to explore the coastal wonders of eastern Scotland. Begin your journey at the breathtaking Arbroath Cliffs, where the rugged coastline meets the North Sea in a spectacular display of nature’s beauty. Continue your coastal odyssey to the charming fishing village of Anstruther, known for its picturesque harbour and delectable seafood. Enjoy the tranquil charm of Elie, a coastal gem with sandy beaches and historic architecture. To add a touch of maritime history to your day, make a stop at the Dundee Museum to marvel at the RRS Discovery, a legendary ship that carried explorers to the Antarctic. This day promises a blend of natural wonders, seaside charm, and a glimpse into Scotland’s seafaring legacy.

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

Day 9 - Sunday 7th July - Isle of May

Leave the city for an enchanting journey to the Isle of May, a haven of natural beauty waiting to be explored on foot. As you step onto this idyllic island, immerse yourself in its diverse landscapes, from rugged cliffs to serene beaches. The adventure continues with a seaborne tour around the island, providing a unique perspective of its coastal wonders. Keep your eyes peeled for the abundance of seabirds that call this sanctuary home, from puffins to seals, creating a symphony of wildlife against the backdrop of the North Sea. This day promises an immersive experience in the heart of nature, with every step and boat ride unveiling the secrets of the Isle of May’s captivating charm.

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

Day 10 - Monday 8th July - Onward Travel

As you conclude your time in the enchanting city of Edinburgh, your onward travel from Edinburgh Airport awaits. Bid farewell to the picturesque landscapes and historic charm, knowing that the memories of your journey will linger. The airport serves as your gateway to new adventures or a return to familiar surroundings. Whether you’re jetting off to your next destination or heading back home, let the journey from Edinburgh Airport be a seamless and comfortable transition, ensuring that the spirit of Scotland accompanies you wherever you go. Safe travels and may the echoes of Edinburgh’s beauty stay with you until your next adventure unfolds.

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 2 to Day 9
  • All airport transfers in a private vehicle
  • All guided hikes mentioned in the itinerary
  • Entrance fees and activities mentioned in the itinerary, specifically:
    • Entry to Avebury Stones and Museum with private guide
    • Entry to Windsor Castle with private guide
    • Entry to the Tower of London with a private guide
    • Entry to Westminster Abbey with a private guide
    • Private tour of London in a Traditional Mini Cooper
    • Private tour of York City centre
    • Private morning with a Yorkshire Shepherd
    • Private Tasting Tour of Malton
    • Private tour of Edinburgh City centre
    • Entry to RRS Discovery
    • Passage on a group boat trip to the Isle of May
  • 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 price for this itinerary, based on 2 clients on a twin-share basis, and including a £12 per person conservation contribution is:

  • £11,540 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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