V4 - Edinburgh & Perthshire Highlights


Saturday 20th July – Thursday 25th July 2024

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


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.


  • 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 - Saturday 20th July - Welcome To Scotland

Arrive into Edinburgh Airport where you will be met by a private chauffeur and transferred to your city centre hotel to drop your luggage. Set out to enjoy a spot of brunch or perhaps lunch before meeting with your local expert guide this afternoon. Discover the tales of the cobbled streets and alleyways of Edinburgh’s historic Old Town. You will visit some of the famous sights as well as discovering some lesser known gems. This evening relax in the comfort of your luxurious accommodation.

Overnight: Edinburgh | Booked Directly
Meals Included: None

Day 2 - Sunday 21st July - Exploring Edinburgh

Spend the morning further exploring the city with your private guide, visiting the popular sights of Edinburgh. From the art galleries to the monuments, to the social city parks, your guide will design the morning to your interests. Later, meet with your driver guide, who will be with you throughout your trip. The rest of the afternoon is free to spend at your leisure, 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 - Monday 22nd 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: x1 Castle Signature Room
Meals Included: Lunch

Day 4 - Tuesday 23rd 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: x1 Castle Signature Room
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 5 - Wednesday 24th 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: x1 Castle Signature Room
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 6 - Thursday 25th 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:
    • A Welcoming Private Afternoon Walking Tour with Expert Local Guide
    • 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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