V.7 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 The Cotsolds

After docking at Southampton Port, you’ll be greeted by your private driver guide 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 heart of the Cotswolds, where your luxurious hotel awaits, nestled among picturesque landscapes.

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

Overnight: Broadway | Dormy House Hotel & Spa
Room Type: 2x Interconnecting Splendid Rooms
Meals Included: Lunch

Day 2 - Tuesday 13th August - Exploring the Cotswolds

Your morning begins with a privately guided tour of Sudeley Castle, where you wander through its lush gardens and grand historic halls, learning about its rich heritage and royal connections.

Afterward, enjoy an exploration of the enchanting Cotswolds villages. Along the way, visit Broadway Tower, a striking folly offering breathtaking panoramic views of the countryside. Pause and stop for lunch at a cozy village inn, savouring local cuisine like Cotswold lamb and traditional English pies. The journey continues through idyllic villages, where charming stone cottages and tranquil streams create a postcard-perfect scene, each stop imbued with quintessential English charm and beauty.

Your guide will drop you back at your charming hotel for the evening.

Please note, Sudeley Castle private guide availability is tbc

Overnight: Broadway | Dormy House Hotel & Spa
Room Type: 2x Interconnecting Splendid Rooms
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

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 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. As dusk falls, indulge in a personalised fine wine tasting session in the exceptional cellar, guided by the knowledgeable hotel sommelier who will introduce you to rare and exquisite vintages. 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: Windermere | Langdale Chase Hotel
Room Type: Low Wray Suite interconnecting with Panoramic Room
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

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.

Overnight: Windermere | Langdale Chase Hotel
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

Overnight: Windermere | Langdale Chase Hotel
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 near Helensburgh.

Before making your way to your hotel, stop for a tour of the House for an Art Lover, 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.

Arriving at the luxurious Cameron House Hotel on the shores of Loch Lomond, settle into your elegant rooms. 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 7 - Sunday 18th August - Explore Loch Lomond

Today you and your guide will explore the beautiful shores of loch Lomond, learning the history of the area and perhaps taking a short hike to a viewpoint.

Enjoy an exhilarating afternoon private seaplane flight. As you soar above the loch, enjoy panoramic views of the stunning landscape, with its shimmering waters and lush, rolling hills, while learning about the region’s rich history from your knowledgeable pilot.

Conclude your unforgettable day with an evening private champagne boat cruise on Loch Lomond. As the sun sets, casting a golden glow over the water, toast to a day well spent while savouring fine champagne, surrounded by the serene beauty of Scotland’s most famous loch.

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

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. 

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

Day 9 - Tuesday 20th August - Private Castle Tour

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.

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

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 favored 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.

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

Day 11 - Thursday 22nd August - Depart

A private transfer will collect you from your accommodation and take you into Edinburgh, where you will enjoy a mini tour of the city with an expert city guide in their charming mini coupar, getting a locals perspective on this amazing city.

Joining your private transfer again, you will be taken to the 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
  • All accommodation from Day 1 to Day 11
  • Most meals as indicated above, breakfast and lunch daily.
  • Services of an experienced and knowledgeable qualified guide from Day 1 to Day 3 in England, days 4 to 9 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 tour of Sudeley Castle (availability tbc)
    • Exclusive wine tasting at the Langdale Chase Hotel cellar
    • 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 Sea Plane Flight
    • Private Champagne Cruise Loch Lomond
    • Private Tour of Falkland Palace
    • Exclusive Private Viewing and Tour Innerpeffray Library
    • Private Guided Tour of Glamis Castle
    • Private Walking Tour of St Andrews
    • Private Mini 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
Optional Upgrades Read More

Room upgrades are available upon request

Pricing Read More

England Pricing: The per person cost for the Ireland portion of the above itinerary is £34, 820 per person based on two clients sharing two rooms as above.

Scotland Pricing: The per person cost for the Ireland portion of the above itinerary is £22,575 per person based on two clients sharing two rooms as above.

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