Pro Travel – The Weinmann’s explorations of the Highlands

Sunday 21st April – Sunday 28th April 2024

Duration: 8 Days / 7 Nights


Overview

From the crashing waves of the west coast to the towering peaks of the Cairngorms National Park, this eight day journey will take you through the Highlands and off the beaten track to discover the true Scotland.  Enjoy luxury accommodations where you can relax and unwind after the travel days and get under the skin of this ancient land as your knowledgable and expert guide brings the landscape to life as you venture away from the crowds.

Highlights

  • Spend the day with an acclaimed cookery author at her remote Highland Hideaway
  • Hike in some remote landscapes without another soul in sight
  • Explore some ancient strongholds where royalty grew up, got married or where buried

Day by Day

Day 1 - Sunday 21st April - Welcome to Scotland

On arrival into Edinburgh, you will be met by your main driver guide and will head out of the city to start your Highland adventure.  Depending on your time of arrival, there may be options to stop off to start exploring on your way west to your exclusive spa hotel that is set on it’s very own island.

Overnight: Isle of Eriska | Isle of Eriksa Hotel & Spa
Room Type: Deluxe Double
Meals Included: Lunch

Day 2 - Monday 22nd April - Exploring the West Coast

Head north today to enjoy some hiking in the dramatic valley of Glencoe, where the mountains rise up straight from the valley floor and the impressive jagged peaks stretch into the distance.  There are so many options for hikes today and your guide will discuss all of them with you so you can make the most out of your day.  Whatever you decide, you will end the day at a local walkers tavern where you will meet a local storyteller who will regale you with tales of days gone by and bring the magic and mystery of this incredible valley to life.

Overnight: Isle of Eriska | Isle of Eriska
Room Type: https://www.eriska-hotel.co.uk/
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 3 - Tuesday 23rd April - The rolling hills of Highland Perthshire

It is time to leave the West Coast and head to your next destination – the rolling hills of Highland Perthshire.  There is time for one more relaxing spa treatment or swim if you want before you leave your secluded island!  After lunch, you will spend the afternoon learning the art of chocolate making from how to make a ganache to learning how to temper chocolate!  Take the delicious delicacies away with you to savour when you arrive at your hotel for the next couple of nights.

Overnight: Perthshire | Dunkeld House Hotel
Room Type: Junior Suite
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 4 - Wednesday 24th April - Exploring Perthshire

After spending time on two feet, today you can set off on two wheels to explore the wonderful countryside and quiet roads of Perthshire.  With your knowledgeable and expert guide by your side, get off the beaten track and visit the lesser known places while enjoying the feeling of the wind in your hair and admiring the far stretching vistas as you get to the top of a hill climb.

After an exhilarating morning, the rest of the day is free to explore some of the local villages, perhaps indulge in some spa treatments or simply sit back and relax with a good book while watching the world go by.

Overnight: Perthshire | Dunkeld House Hotel
Room Type: Junior Suite
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 5 - Thursday 25th April - To the Cairngorms National Park

The Cairngorms is home of 5 out of the 6 highest mountains in the UK and full of incredible wildlife, remote lochs and tales of legend and mystery.  Before you leave the Perthshire countryside, you could spend the morning exploring Blair Castle, which is home to the UK’s only private army, or perhaps wander around the immaculate gardens at Glamis Castle, where HRH Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother grew up as a child.  Later on, you will arrive at your luxurious accommodation in the heart of the Cairngorms – perhaps in time to join a tour of the hotel and it’s exceptional art work which includes a genuine Picasso!

Overnight: Cairngorms | Fife Arms
Room Type: Scottish Culture Room
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 6 - Friday 26th April - Spirit and Spice and All things nice

Head out this morning into the heart of the whisky hills to a remote dwelling which is home to a renowned foodie author and chef.  Spend the day mixing spices together and take your tastebuds on a flavour journey as the food melds with the local whisky and the fire crackles in the grate.  Hear the story of this incredible woman’s life as she raised children in this remote setting while writing her fabulous cook books which are infulenced by her time in the middle east.  Sitting back on the veranda without another soul in site and a dram in hand, you will truly feel like you have arrived in the Wilderness of Scotland.

Overnight: Breamar | Fife Arms
Room Type: Scottish Culture
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 7 - Saturday 27th April - Hiking in the Cairngorms

For your last day in the Highlands, you will set out into the hills for one final time.  Lace up your boots and spend the day with just the sound of the crunch of the earth beneath your feet and the birdsong in the air as you hike under towering Scot’s pine and alongside babbling brooks.  Your guide will discuss all options for today, from the high points of the famous Lochnagar mountain to the gentle walk around a local loch.

Enjoy one final meal tonight at the hotel and perhaps raise a wee glass to your Scottish adventure as you rest your head before the next part of your adventure tomorrow.

Overnight: Cairngorms | Fife Arms
Room Type: Scottish Culture
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 8 - Sunday 28th April - Onwards to your next adventure

Your guide will transfer you back to Edinburgh today in time for you to check in and freshen up before starting the next part of your adventure.  There will be time this morning for a final hike in the hills or perhaps head south and spend some time exploring Scone Palace or Stirling Castle before arriving in Edinburgh in the mid afternoon.

Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Trip Details

Inclusions Read More
  • 7 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 1 to Day 8
  • All transfers in a private vehicle driven by our guide on guided days
  • All guided hikes mentioned in the itinerary
  • Entrance fees and activities mentioned in the itinerary, specifically:
    • Session with a local storyteller
    • Chocolate making masterclass
    • Bike hire
    • Entry to Blair Castle or Glamis Castle
    • Food workshop with a renowned foodie author
    • Entry to Scone Palace or Stirling Castle
  • 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 price for this itinerary, based on 2 clients on a twin-share basis, and including a £12 per person conservation contribution is:

  • £11,040 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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