V2 – Edinburgh & Perthshire Highlights

Monticello

Friday 19th July – Wednesday 24th July 2024

Duration: 6 Days / 5 Nights


Overview

Get under the skin of the real Scotland exploring historic cities and Highland glens. Feel the stories of the past come alive as you travel through this vibrant and unique landscape. Discover the wild beauty of the remote glens and enjoy the contrast of the sociable culture in our welcoming towns. Your expert private guide will not just take care of all the logistics, but will add their expertise and local knowledge to share their favourite insiders secrets with you, creating memories to cherish for years to come.

Highlights

  • Discover hidden corners of Edinburgh’s streets and the history in their cobbles.
  • Explore beautiful corners of Scotland’s landscape, hiking with an expert guide.
  • Walk the hallways and gardens of a castle that has been inhabited by Dukes for over 700 years.

Day by Day

Day 1 - Friday 19th July - Welcome To Scotland

Arrive into Edinburgh Airport where you will be met by a private chauffeur and transferred to your city centre hotel. Depending on your arrival time you may wish to head out and explore the city a little or you can choose to relax in your welcoming hotel.

Overnight: Edinburgh | Booked Directly
Meals Included: None

Day 2 - Saturday 20th July - Exploring Edinburgh

Spend the morning exploring the tales of the cobbled streets and alleyways of Edinburgh’s historic Old Town with an expert local city guide. You will visit some of the famous sights as well as discovering some lesser known gems. This afternoon, meet your driver guide who will be with you for the rest of your trip. Continue to explore the popular sights of Edinburgh, or have time to relax before taking a trip back in time this evening. Wander the dark streets of Edinburgh to visit the eerie dwellings of the Real Mary King’s close. Experience a private tour and learn how the locals used to live and work in these underground alleyways.

Overnight: Edinburgh | Booked Directly
Meals Included: Lunch

Day 3 - Sunday 21st July - Travel to Perthshire & Afternoon Hiking

This morning travel north to the picturesque town of Pitlochry in Highland Perthshire, together with your guide. Perhaps, stop off at the Hermitage Falls for a hike through the woodland to reach Ossian’s Hall, an ideal viewing platform over the waterfalls. There are many options for hikes today, your guide will discuss the most suitable options depending on weather, interest and ability. After your hike, your driver guide will take you to your luxurious accommodation for a relaxing evening.

Overnight: Pitlochry | Fonab Castle
Room Type: x2 Castle Signature Rooms
Meals Included: Lunch

Day 4 - Monday 22nd July - Blair Atholl Castle and Distillery Tour

Staying in the local area, visit Blair Castle, an iconic white castle with its own private army! Meet your expert guide for a private tour of the Castle and the grounds. Perhaps take a longer walk in the surrounding valleys if you want to explore more. Later, visit a local whisky distillery to learn the process of how this famous Scottish drink is created, joining a group for a tour with tasting. Returning to your hotel, perhaps enjoy a spa treatment or simply delight in a drink with views over the loch outside.

Overnight: Pitlochry | Fonab Castle
Room Type: x2 Castle Signature Rooms
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 5 - Tuesday 23rd July - Hike the Highlands. Afternoon Chocolate Tasting Experience.

Have a choice of several excellent hikes today, from the woodlands, around the lochs or perhaps the hills of Perthshire. The level and challenge of the route will be discussed with your guide and completely customised to you. This afternoon a tasting experience like no other await you, visit an award winning Scottish chocolatier to test their melting delights. With your appetites sated, you will have a free evening to enjoy your final night in Pitlochry.

Overnight: Pitlochry | Fonab Castle
Room Type: x2 Castle Signature Rooms
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 6 - Wednesday 24th July - Depart

A private transfer will collect you from your accommodation and take you to Edinburgh 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
  • 3 nights accommodation in Pitlochry, as stated in the itinerary above
  • Some meals, as stated in the itinerary above
  • The services of a qualified and experienced guide from Day 2 to Day 5 inclusive
  • All transfers in a private vehicle driven by our guide on guided days
  • Airport Transfer on Arrival Day, including Meet & Greet
  • Airport Transfer on Departure day (Fonab Castle Hotel to Edinburgh Airport)
  • All guided hikes mentioned in the itinerary
  • Entrance fees and activities mentioned in the itinerary, specifically:
    • Private Morning Walking Tour with Expert Local Guide
    • Entry to Edinburgh Castle (or another attraction as per interest)
    • Private Tour of Mary Kings Close
    • Private Tour of Blair Castle
    • Distillery Tour and Special Tasting (not private)
    • Private Chocolate Tasting Experience
  • Personalised trip design and delivery
  • 24/7 In-Country Support form 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.
Terms & Conditions Read More

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