Black Tomato - Cultural Explorations - Scotland


Thursday 11th May – Monday 15th May 2023

Number of Travellers: 2
Duration: 5 Days / 4 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. You are sure to be smiling about times on this trip for years to come.


  • Explore beautiful corners of Scotland’s landscape hiking with an expert guide
  • Ride the Jacobite Steam Train on the Classic Rail Journey to the West Coast
  • Hear the tales and legends of Scotland come alive with a storyteller
  • Discover the beauty of the magical Isle of Skye

Day by Day

Day 1 - Thursday 11th May - Welcome To Scotland

Arrive into Edinburgh Airport where you will be met by a private driver 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.

Edinburgh Restaurants

Overnight: Edinburgh | The Balmoral Hotel 5*

Day 2 - Friday 12th May - Private Morning Walking Tour of Historic Old Town & Free Afternoon

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 you are free to relax or to explore the popular sights of Edinburgh independently with some tips and recommendations picked up from your guide this morning.

Overnight: Edinburgh | The Balmoral Hotel 5*
Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 3 - Saturday 13th May - Meet Your Guide & Head North via Glencoe

Your main guide will meet you at your hotel this morning and together you head north. Stop to explore the stunning scenery of Glencoe. These dramatic mountains and ridges have featured as the backdrop in many films and once you are looking up at these summits it is easy to see why! Today you will explore this famous valley with your guide, there are plenty of options to suit every level of energy and challenge.
After your hike settle down with a celebratory beverage in a traditional climbers pub and listen to local legends and fascinating tales of the dark past of Glencoe told by a local storyteller. Then carry on to Fort William and settle into your welcoming hotel.

Glencoe Restaurants

Overnight: Fort William | Inverlochy Castle Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 4 - Sunday 14th May - Jacobite Steam Train & Over The Sea To Skye

Enjoy a magical world renowned Classic Rail Journey on the Jacobite Steam Train this morning. The ‘Harry Potter Train’ will puff its way through beautiful scenery all the way to the West Coast. Here you will alight at the small fishing town of Mallaig and be met by your guide. This afternoon you take the short ferry ride over the sea to Skye. Depending on ferry times there may be time for some exploration with your guide on the way to your hotel.

Overnight: Isle Of Skye | Kinloch Lodge
Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 5 - Monday 15th May - Explore The Isle Of Skye

Today you have a full day to explore some of the special corners of this magical island with your guide. You will be spoilt for choice with fascinating history and dramatic landscape on offer, with unique hiking routes through stark and unusual rock formations and sweeping coast and mountain views to enjoy in almost every direction. This ‘misty isle’ is also home to so many curious stories and legends of fairies and islander culture, your guide will share some of the best hidden gems and personalise the day to your interests.

Trip Details

Inclusions Read More
  • 7 nights accommodation, as stated in the itinerary above
  • Meals as stated in the itinerary above
  • The services of a qualified and experienced guide from Day 3 to Day 7
  • All transfers in a private vehicle driven by our guide on guided days
  • Private transfers to and from the airport, including Meet & Greet
  • All Ferry Travel mentioned in the itinerary
  • All guided hikes mentioned in the itinerary
  • Private Morning Walking Tour with Expert Local Guide
  • Edinburgh Castle OR other Edinburgh attraction
  • Private Storytelling Session in Public Traditional Pub, with Beverage included
  • First Class Journey on Jacobite Steam Train
  • Entry to Eilean Donan Castle
  • Boat Trip on Loch Ness
  • 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 guide and driver team
Notes Read More
  • All suggested accommodations and services are subject to availability at the time of booking
  • A 15% 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
  • Arrival & DepartureRead Less
Arrival & Departure Read More

Your guide will meet you at Edinburgh Airport at on the first day of your trip.

You will be returned to Inverness Airport at on the final day of your trip.

Pricing Read More

The NET price for this itinerary is 7,000 GBP and is based on X clients on a twin-share basis including a £12 per person conservation contribution*

Total NET cost for the trip £ 15000 GBP

Room Upgrades are available in some locations, subject to availability. Pricing on request.

*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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