Final Information - Tribe Group- Mrs Rose Lew and Prof Allan Fels

Mrs Rose Lew and Prof Allan Fels

Monday 12th August – Thursday 22nd August 2024

Number of Travellers: 2
Duration: 11 Days / 10 Nights

Day by Day

Day 1 - Monday 12th August - Arrival into South Wales

After docking at Southampton Port, you’ll be greeted by your private transfer ready to whisk you away. As the scenic drive through the English countryside takes you past rolling hills and charming villages, offering glimpses of historic landmarks along the way, you’ll arrive in the South of Wales, where your luxurious country house hotel awaits, nestled among picturesque landscapes.

Your expert local guide will meet you at your hotel and talk through the adventure ahead.

Spend the rest of the day unwinding in opulent surroundings, savouring the tranquility and elegance of your retreat.

Overnight: Pembrokeshire | Grove of Narberth
Room Type: Signature Suite & Superior Room
Meals Included: Lunch

Day 1 - Transfer Details Read More +

Supplier: Littles Chauffeur
Pick Up Location: Southampton Port Meet & Greet | Pick Up Time: 08:45 | Approx Duration: 4 hrs
Phone: +44 (0) 141 883 2111

Your private transfer driver will meet you in Arrivals and have a sign showing your name.

Your luggage will be transferred in a separate vehicle to your hotel.

Transfer Company system will send contact details for the chauffeur as an SMS 30 minutes prior to the reservation taking place, to the mobile number for the travelling passenger. If the client is unable to locate our chauffeur, they must call the mobile number provided, or call the Little’s Office on +44 (0)141 883 2111, which operates 24/7.

Day 1 - Guide Details - Tania Deacon Read More +

Name: Tania Deacon
Contact Number: +44 (0)771 424 4990
Meeting Place: Grove of Narberth | Meeting Time: 13:00

Your guide will meet you in hotel reception.

Day 1 - Dinner Details Read More +

Restaurant: Grove of Narbeth | Location: Molleston, Pembrokeshire, SA67 8BX
Reservation Time: 19:00
Phone: +44 (0)1834 860915 | Website: https://grovenarberth.co.uk/

Please note this is a table reservation only.  Please pay directly.

Reservation under the name Rose Lew.

Day 2 - Tuesday 13th August - Exploring the Coast of South Wales

Begin your day with your local guide in Narberth, a charming town with vibrant independent shops, quaint cafes, and the Narberth Museum, rich with local history.

This afternoon, head to the Pembrokeshire coast to explore its picturesque villages. Wander through Saundersfoot and Amroth, where you can admire the coastal charm, colourful cottages, and welcoming local pubs.

Bid farewell to your expert local guide and end your day watching the sunset over the Celtic Sea, reflecting on the serene and picturesque surroundings.

Your guide will arrange a meeting time with you the night before.

Overnight: Pembrokeshire | Grove of Narberth
Room Type: Signature Suite & Superior Room
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 2 - Dinner Details Read More +

Restaurant: Grove of Narbeth | Location: Molleston, Pembrokeshire, SA67 8BX
Reservation Time: 19:00
Phone: +44 (0)1834 860915 | Website: https://grovenarberth.co.uk/

Please note this is a table reservation only.  Please pay directly.

Name on reservation is Rose Lew.

Day 3 - Wednesday 14th August - Transfer to the Lake District

This morning, embark on a luxurious private transfer to the picturesque Lake District, enjoying the scenic drive through the heart of England. Upon arrival at the Langdale Chase Hotel, a haven nestled in the tranquil fells, you’ll be greeted by your expert local guide and the breathtaking views of Windermere.

Spend your afternoon wandering through the hotel’s exquisite historic oasis of gardens, where the carefully curated flora offers a serene escape.

In the evening, retreat to your elegantly appointed suite, where the peaceful ambiance of the Lakeland fell side ensures a restful night’s sleep, cradled in the natural beauty and serenity of the landscape.

Overnight: Windemere | Langdale Chase
Room Type: Low Wray Suite interconnecting with Panoramic Room
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 3 - Transfer Details Read More +

Supplier: North Wales Executive Chauffeur
Pick Up Location: The Grove of Narberth, SA67 8BX | Pick Up Time: 09:30 | Approx Duration: 6 hrs
Phone: +44 (0)1978 784847

Your private transfer driver will have a sign showing your name and will meet you in your hotel reception.

Your luggage will be transferred in a separate vehicle to your hotel.

Day 3 - Guide Details - Jeremy Martin Read More +

Name: Jeremy Martin
Contact Number: +44 (0)7717 390 103
Meeting Place: Langdale Chase Hotel | Meeting Time: 15:30

Your guide will meet you in hotel reception.

Day 3 - Dinner Details Read More +

Restaurant: Langdale Chase Hotel | Location: Ambleside Road, Ecclerigg, Windermere, Lake District LA23 1LW
Reservation Time: 19:00
Phone: +44(0)1539 432201 | Website: https://langdalechase.co.uk/

Please note this is a table reservation only.  Please pay directly.

Name on reservation is Rose Lew.

Day 4 - Thursday 15th August - Leven's Hall and Lake Windermere

Start your morning with a visit to the historic Levens Hall, where you’ll be entertained to a guided tour of the stately home, immersing yourself in its rich history and elegant interiors. Following this, enjoy a privately guided tour of the renowned gardens with the head gardener, who will share expert insights and fascinating stories about the meticulously maintained topiary, vibrant flowerbeds, and ancient trees that make these gardens truly unique. Stroll through the beautifully landscaped grounds, admiring the artistic shapes and colours, while learning about the horticultural techniques and history that have shaped this extraordinary garden over the centuries. This experience offers a rare glimpse into the expertise and passion behind one of England’s finest gardens.

This afternoon, take a private yacht charter on Lake Windermere, where the serene waters and stunning landscapes create an unforgettable experience. As you board your elegant vessel, you’ll be greeted by a knowledgeable captain ready to guide you through the largest natural lake in England. Cruise along the crystal-clear waters, marvelling at the rolling hills, lush woodlands, and charming lakeside villages that dot the shoreline. Admire the panoramic views of the Lake District’s majestic fells and hidden coves allowing for quiet contemplation along the way, whilst your captain shares fascinating stories and historical insights about the area, enhancing this breathtaking region.

Your guide will arrange a meeting time with you the night before.

Overnight: Windemere | Langdale Chase
Room Type: Low Wray Suite interconnecting with Panoramic Room
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 5 - Friday 16th August - Grasmere and Ambleside Delights

Begin your day with an exclusive tour of William Wordsworth’s Dove Cottage, where you will delve into the life and works of the renowned poet. Enjoy access to the private collection, with a storytelling session that brings Wordsworth’s history vividly to life. This immersive experience is enhanced by a tasting of historic foods paired with drinks, offering a culinary journey through the period’s flavours with insights into the cottage’s storied past.

Following this enriching visit, explore the charming village of Grasmere, where you can taste the famous Grasmere gingerbread, a unique local delicacy that has delighted visitors for generations. Afterward, take a leisurely stroll through the quaint streets of Ambleside, soaking in the picturesque scenery and vibrant atmosphere of this beloved Lake District town.

Please note: The exclusive Dove Cottage tour is subject to availability.

Your guide will arrange a meeting time with you the night before.

Overnight: Windemere | Langdale Chase
Room Type: Low Wray Suite interconnecting with Panoramic Room
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 6 - Saturday 17th August - Welcome to Scotland

This morning you will be transferred to Scotland via private transfer, meeting your private guide and driver at Cameron House Hotel, you luxurious hotel with beautiful loch views.

After lunch at your hotel, take a tour of Hill House, designed by the renowned architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh. Immerse yourself in the exquisite blend of art and architecture as you explore the meticulously designed rooms and gardens, capturing the essence of Mackintosh’s visionary style.

The day concludes with an exquisite dinner at the hotel’s renowned restaurant, followed by a relaxing evening hotel’s beautiful grounds or unwinding in the cozy lounge, reflecting on your first day’s adventures in Scotland.

Overnight: Loch Lomond | Cameron House
Room Type: 2 x Loch View Rooms with Balcony Interconnecting
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 6 - Transfer Details Read More +

Supplier: Littles Chauffeur
Booking Reference: 2708498
Pick Up Location: Langdale Chase Hotel, Windermere | Pick Up Time: 09:30 | Approx Duration: 4 hrs
Phone: +44 (0) 141 883 2111

Your private transfer driver will meet you in hotel reception.

Your luggage will be transferred in a separate vehicle to your hotel.

Transfer Company system will send contact details for the chauffeur as an SMS 30 minutes prior to the reservation taking place, to the mobile number for the travelling passenger. If the client is unable to locate our chauffeur, they must call the mobile number provided, or call the Little’s Office on +44 (0)141 883 2111, which operates 24/7.

Day 6 - Guide Details - John Hamilton Read More +

Name: John Hamilton
Contact Number: +44 (0)7496 554 756
Meeting Place: Cameron House Hotel | Meeting Time: 13:30

Your guide John will be there to meet you at the reception of your hotel.

Day 6 - Dinner Details Read More +

Restaurant: Cameron House Hotel | Location: Cameron Grill
Reservation Time: 19:00 | Booking Reference: B6NLJZ49
Website: https://www.cameronhouse.co.uk/dine-drink/restaurants-bars/cameron-grill/

Please note this is a dinner reservation only.  Please pay directly.

Reservation under Allan Fels.

Day 7 - Sunday 18th August - Inveraray Castle Archives & Loch Side Relaxation

Join your guide today for a drive west to visit the iconic Inverary Castle. Enjoy a private tour, followed by a unique and immersive look into history as you view their archives with an expert archivist.
Afterward, savour a delicious lunch in a local restaurant before returning to Cameron House for a peaceful afternoon spent appreciating the beauty of Loch Lomond. Your guide will be on hand should you wish to venture out and explore further.
Your guide will arrange a meeting time with you the night before.

Overnight: Loch Lomond | Cameron House
Room Type: 2 x Loch View Rooms with Balcony Interconnecting
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 7 - Dinner Details Read More +

Restaurant: Cameron House Hotel | Location: La Vista
Reservation Time: 19:00 | Booking Reference: B2DQYWLX
Website: https://www.cameronhouse.co.uk/dine-drink/restaurants-bars/la-vista/

Please note this is a table reservation only.  Please pay directly.

Day 8 - Monday 19th August - Indulge at Gleneagles

This morning you will join your guide to journey south east to Gleneagles. Stopping along the way for a private tour of Innerpeffray Library, the first lending library in Scotland, delving into their fascinating archives. Meet the Keeper of the Books and even handle some of the original books.

On arrival at Gleneagles mid afternoon, settle into the tranquility of the spa or take some time out for a little retail therapy in the beautiful arcade situated inside the hotel.

If you are feeling adventurous, there are many experiences you can pre-book from tennis to falconry, archery or bike hire. Not forgetting the numerous dining options from casual lunch options to fine Scottish fare, you will be spoilt for choice.

*Please let us know if you would like us to prebook any additional onsite activities or spa reservations for you. 

Your guide will arrange a meeting time with you the night before.

Overnight: Auchterarder | Gleneagles Hotel
Room Type: 2 x Braid Estate Rooms interconnecting.
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 8 - Transfer Details Read More +

Supplier: Hawk Couriers
Pick Up Location: Cameron House | Pick Up Time: 09:30
Phone: +44 (0)800 999 1113

Luggage Transfer – Your luggage transfer will be transferred to your next hotel in time for your arrival

Day 8 - Dinner Details Read More +

Restaurant: Gleneagles Hotel | Location: The Strathearn
Reservation Time: 19:00
Website: https://gleneagles.com/eat-drink/the-strathearn/

Please note this is a table reservation only.  Please pay directly.

Name on reservation is Allan Fels.

Day 9 - Tuesday 20th August - Falconry & Private Castle Tour

Begin your day with a private falconry experience at Gleneagles, where you’ll meet and fly majestic birds of prey and spend time with their expert handler.

After some lunch at the hotel, head out for the afternoon with your guide to embark on a captivating journey through Scotland’s storied past with a day centered around a private tour of Glamis Castle, nestled amidst the picturesque Angus countryside. Upon arrival, you’ll be greeted by the imposing towers and turrets of this historic fortress, known for its rich history and royal connections. Step inside for an exclusive private tour, led by knowledgeable guides who will regale you with tales of intrigue and legend as you explore the castle’s opulent rooms, hidden passageways, and magnificent grounds. Marvel at the stunning architecture and exquisite furnishings, and learn about the castle’s association with Scottish royalty, including its ties to Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother.

After your tour, take some time to wander through the castle’s beautiful gardens and grounds, soaking in the tranquil ambiance and breathtaking views.

Your guide will arrange a meeting time with you the night before.

Overnight: Auchterarder | Gleneagles Hotel
Room Type: 2 x Braid Estate Rooms interconnecting.
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 9 - Private Falconry Experience Read More +

Activity: Private Falconry Experience
Gleaneagles:
Start Location: Gleneagles Hotel | Start Time: 10:00 | Approx Duration: 2 hrs

Day 9 - Dinner Details Read More +

Restaurant: The Birnham | Location: The Birnam
Reservation Time: 19:00
Website: https://gleneagles.com/eat-drink/the-birnam/

Please note this is a table reservation only.  Please pay directly.

Name on reservation is Allan Fels.

Day 10 - Wednesday 21st August - Explore St Andrews

Embark on a royal history adventure today with your expert guide. Heading to the east coast to the historic town of St Andrews, take a walking tour led by a local city guide, delving into the town’s rich heritage with visits to St Andrews Castle, perched dramatically on a cliff, and the majestic ruins of St Andrews Cathedral. Explore the historic campus of the University of St Andrews, steeped in tradition and royal connections.

After a leisurely lunch, take a picturesque drive to Falkland Palace, nestled amidst the serene Fife countryside. Upon arrival, immerse yourself in the opulent rooms and beautiful gardens of this Renaissance gem, once favoured by Scottish monarchs including Mary, Queen of Scots.

Conclude your day back at Gleneagles with a delightful dinner, reminiscing on the royal history and scenic beauty you’ve experienced throughout the day.

Your guide will arrange a meeting time with you the night before.

Overnight: Auchterarder | Gleneagles Hotel
Room Type: 2 x Braid Estate Rooms interconnecting.
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 10 - Dinner Details Read More +

Restaurant: The Dormy | Location: Gleaneagles
Reservation Time: 19:00
Website: https://gleneagles.com/eat-drink/the-dormy/

Please note this is a dinner reservation only.  Please pay directly.

Day 11 - Thursday 22nd August - Depart

This morning, your guide will collect you from your accommodation and take you into Edinburgh, Rosie will be taken straight to Edinburgh airport where VIP concierge will meet you. Allan will continue into Edinburgh city centre where your guide will give you a mini tour of the city before you check in to your hotel for the evening.

Waving farewell to your guide and Scotland for now but taking with you special memories and wonderful stories of your explorations.

Your guide will arrange a meeting time with you the night before.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Trip Details

Inclusions Read More
  • All accommodation from Day 1 to Day 11
  • Most meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • Services of an experienced and knowledgeable qualified guide from Day 1 to Day 6 in England, Days 6 to 11 in Scotland
  • Ground transportation from Day 1 to 11 including baggage transfer
  • Private airport transfer on departure
  • All guided hikes and activities mentioned in the itinerary specifically
    • Privately guided exploration of the stunning South Wales coastline
    • Guided tour of Levels Hall and privately guided tour of the Gardens
    • Private yacht charter on Lake Windermere
    • Premium historic tour of Dove Cottage (availability tbc)
    • Guided Tour of The Hill House
    • Private Tour of Inveraray Castle and Archives
    • Exclusive Private Viewing and Tour Innerpeffray Library
    • Private Falconry Experience
    • Private Guided Tour of Glamis Castle
    • Private Walking Tour of St Andrews
    • Tour of Falkland Palace
    • Driving Tour of Edinburgh
  • 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
  • Activities are only private if specifically stated

 

Notes On Weather & Flexibility

Weather – August in Scotland & England can be a very wide range of weather, and very changeable. Suitable clothing and footwear is essential, as well as a flexible attitude. Plans may have to be changed to accommodate Mother Nature, and your guide will have back-up plans that they will discuss with you if required.

 

Essential Packing List

  • Waterproof jacket with hood
  • Waterproof over-pants
  • Sturdy hiking boots/shoes (sneakers or tennis shoes are not suitable for any hiking in Scotland)
  • Day pack 20-30 litre for carrying water and extra layers
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Warm layers
  • Warm hat, gloves and a neck gaiter
  • Hat, sunglasses and sunscreen
  • Smart casual attire for dinners

Note: If you would like us to provide trekking poles for your use then please just let us know and we will ensure these are available for you.

Tipping Guidelines

For tipping our guides – We don’t generally recommend a set amount as tipping is not expected in the same way that it is in North America. However, similar North American travel companies generally suggest something along the lines of £10-30 per person per day for your guide, which is a wide range to choose from. Generally, we would encourage you to ask yourself what you were expecting from your guide, and then think about how they have exceeded those expectations and choose an amount you are comfortable with.

For local services such as restaurants again tipping is not expected but if you receive great service then 10-15% of the bill is normal.

Luggage Notes

Please note that we expect travellers to bring an average of One Large Holdall or Suitcase and up to Two smaller day-bags or hand-luggage sized pieces. If you expect to bring more than this then please let us know well in advance of arrival so that we can ensure there is capacity for this (additional charges will apply if separate luggage transfers are required).

Important Contact Numbers Read More
Wilderness Scotland Office | 9:00am – 5:30pm

UK: +44 (0)1479 420 020
US: 866 740 3890


Wilderness Scotland Out of Office Hours | 5:30pm – 9:00am

+44 (0)7766 794 640


Wilderness England Office | 9:00am – 5:30pm

UK: +44 (0)1768 721 210
US: 833 574 0690


Wilderness England Out of Office Hours | 5:30pm – 9:00am

+44 (0)7482 170 401


Emergency Services

999

Optional Upgrades Read More

Room upgrades are available upon request

Pricing Read More

England Pricing: The per person cost for the England portion of the above itinerary is £18,400 per person based on two clients sharing two rooms as above (Total for 2 pax: £36,800)

Scotland Pricing: The per person cost for the Scotland portion of the above itinerary is £21,777 per person based on two clients sharing two rooms as above (Total for 2 pax: £43,554)

Terms & Conditions Read More

Please see our booking terms here.


Accommodation

Grove of Narberth

Molleston, Narberth | Pembrokeshire |
SA67 8BX | Wales
Phone: +44 (0)1834 860 915
Web: grovenarberth.co.uk

Langdale Chase

Ambleside Road, Ecclerigg | Windemere | Lake District |
LA23 1LW | England
Phone: +44 (0)1539 432201
Web: langdalechase.co.uk

Cameron House

Loch Lomond | West Dunbartonshire |
G83 8QZ | Scotland
Phone: +44 (0)1389 312 210
Web: cameronhouse.co.uk

Gleneagles Hotel

Auchterarder, Perthshire | Auchterarder |
PH3 1NF | Scotland
Phone: +44 (0)1764 290 020
Web: gleneagles.com


Meet Your Guides

Jeremy Martin

Contact Number: +44 (0)7717 390 103

My mum and dad were founding members of the “Rangiora Tramping Club” in New Zealand, so I grew up spending most of my weekends in the hills and valleys of Arthur’s Pass and other wild parts of New Zealand. At high school my mates and I taught ourselves to kayak by putting our boats in the school pool at lunch time and figuring it out.

Since then I’ve been working as a guide and instructor in New Zealand, Scotland, Turkey and other beautiful places.

John Hamilton

Contact Number: +44 (0)7496 554 756

I am an individual entirely committed to the outdoors through adventure. I have a passionate appreciation of remote locations via active travel such as kayaking, ski mountaineering, canoeing, mountain biking, walking, etc – especially through sharing experiences with others. I am completely committed to introducing others to the outdoors and all that the outdoors has to offer. I take my partner and two spaniels everywhere I can and take them canoeing and have even taken my 15-year-old spaniel on the ski chair lift often. I play guitar and have supported some of Scotland’s best known traditional musicians. I love Correlejo, Fuerteventura, and have been there 14 times. I love the excitement of paddling white water. I love the snow!

“I am happiest when I have travelled to a remote area, am camping, enveloped in nature and with great company.”

Tania Deacon

Contact Number: +44 (0)771 424 4990

I am now living the dream in my third career, having worked in marketing, then as a teacher, and now as an outdoor instructor, walking guide and leadership development facilitator. I am happiest when outdoors in the countryside, enjoying our beautiful landscapes, flora, and fauna.

I have been lucky to have had the pleasure of living in many beautiful areas of the British Isles – Southern England, North Yorkshire, Dorset, The Cotswolds, and Scotland. We have finally settled back in Dorset, in the South West, and I am surrounded by an incredible playground. I can’t wait to share our beautiful and diverse country and show you some of my favourite haunts!