V2 - Jacada Travel - Scottish Adventure

Rio Family

Tuesday 4th June – Thursday 13th June 2024

Number of Travellers: 8
Duration: 10 Days / 9 Nights

Overview

An unforgettable adventure exploring Scotlands Castles, Lochs and misty Mountains.  From wondering the cobbled streets of historic cities, to hiking and fishing in pristine wilderness, you are sure to enjoy the unique blend of rich heritage, breathtaking natural beauty and the warm and welcoming culture that this unique country has to offer.

Highlights

  • Experience a private 4x4 adventure into the rugged wilderness with an experienced guide
  • Take a unique journey through the Highlands aboard the Jacobite Steam Train
  • Seek an iconic Scottish legend during an exhilarating boat ride on an iconic Scottish Loch

Day by Day

Day 1 - Tuesday 4th June - Welcome to Edinburgh

Arrive in the stunning city of Edinburgh, you will be met at the airport by your private driver who will take you to your luxurious accommodation. Depending on your arrival time, you may wish to head out and explore the winding alleys or just rest and relax in your hotel.

Restaurant List – EDINBURGH

Overnight: Edinburgh | Intercontinental - The George
Room Type: 4 x Premium City View
Meals Included: None

Day 2 - Wednesday 5th June - Exploring Historic Edinburgh

After a hearty breakfast, meet your local expert guide in the foyer of your hotel and head out for a morning spent exploring the beautiful cobblestone streets of the city. Full of history and vibrant culture that reflects its rich heritage, the City will not disappoint. Wander up the Royal Mile, stopping to visit the architecturally stunning St Giles Cathedral.  Your guide will leave you at lunchtime to enjoy some time exploring at your own pace. Maybe pick up a coffee and a pastry from one of the wee artisan shops, or dip into local galleries, cheesemongers and bookshops. Late afternoon head to the top of the Royal Mile to visit the iconic Edinburgh Castle, where you can enjoy panoramic views over the City and discover the stories of this mighty castle.

Overnight: Edinburgh | Intercontinental - The George
Room Type: 4 x Premium City View
Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 3 - Thursday 6th June - St Andrews Golf and History & Transfer West

Today you head to explore the Kingdom of Fife with your private guide acting as your driver. Some of the group will enjoy a walking tour of St Andrews, a historic university town where the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge famously met during their studies there.

St Andrews is famed for being the home of golf, and the other half of your group will enjoy a game on one of Scotland’s premier links courses on the same coastline where it all began.  With stunning costal views and meticulously designed fairways, you will enjoy every minute of your a challenging and unforgettable game.  

Depending on play time, you may all have a chance to do some exploring together once the golfers finish their round. The day is flexible and your guide will advise how best to follow your curiosity.

Overnight: Loch Lomond | Cameron House Hotel
Room Type: 4 x Loch View Double
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 4 - Friday 7th June - Hiking, Whisky and Chocolate

Picturesque Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park is your playground today and your guide will help you choose the best option from all the tempting routes available.  The hiking trails offer captivating views of tranquil lochs, wonderful hills and the opportunity to spot local wildlife in the quiet woodlands.

This afternoon, visit a classic Distillery for a fascinating tour and indulgent tasting. Savour the rich flavours of some of Scotland’s finest Whisky, complemented by delectable award-winning chocolate.

Overnight: Loch Lomond | Cameron House Hotel
Room Type: 4 x Loch View Double
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 5 - Saturday 8th June - 4x4 Off-Road Driving Experience & Transfer North

An extraordinary adventure awaits this morning as you step into an iconic British Land Rover Defender.  You will be greeted by your knowledgable Kilted guide who will help you tackle challenging terrain, while learning the skills of off-road driving.  You will be taken to hilltops with incredible views, as you enjoy exclusive access to fantastic tracks all over the hills to the West of Loch Lomond.  As you drive, keep an eye out for the local wildlife including red deer and golden eagles.

Travelling to Fort William, your home for the next few nights, you will journey through the majestic Mountains of Glencoe, perhaps stopping to enjoy the views.  Maybe top off the day with a warming dram as you settle into your luxurious accommodation, celebrating a day you will never forget!

Restaurant List – FORT WILLIAM

Overnight: Fort William | Inverlochy Castle
Room Type: 3 x Large Double Rooms and 1 x Junior Suite
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 6 - Sunday 9th June - Jacobite Steam Train & Explorations

Taking a step back in time, you board the iconic Jacobite train to Mallaig.  As you traverse the West Highland line on the “Hogwarts Express” you are offered unparalleled views of rugged mountains, sparkling lochs and historic viaducts.  Arriving in the quaint fishing village of Mallaig you will be met by your guide and can enjoy fresh seafood or explore its scenic harbour.  The drive back to Fort William with your guide is equally captivating, as the road meanders through a landscape that transitions from costal allure to the untamed grandeur of the Highlands. Admire the landscapes showcased in the Harry Potter films and discover the history of this coastal and mountainous area on the way back to your castle hotel.

Overnight: Fort William | Inverlochy Castle
Room Type: 3 x Large Double Rooms and 1 x Junior Suite
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 7 - Monday 10th June - Loch Ness Boat Trip & Onwards To Inverness

Today you journey to the Highland Capital of Inverness via Loch Ness. Embark on a private Rib Boat trip, a perfect way to explore and maybe discover the Loch’s enigmatic secrets.  As the wind rushes through your hair, you will venture out onto the dark waters of the Loch, absorbing the mysterious ambiance that surrounds this legendary waterway.  Perhaps stopping at the iconic Urquhart Castle, steeped in history and intrigue before you head back to land and onwards to Inverness this evening.

Restaurant List – INVERNESS 

Overnight: Inverness | Ness Walk
Room Type: 2 x Cedar King and 2 x Laurel King
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 8 - Tuesday 11th June - Highland History at Culloden Battlefield & Cawdor Castle

Culloden Battlefield, the site of the last battle of the Jacobite rising in 1746. Discover the tales of the battlefield that marks the site of the decisive battle that forever altered the course of Highland culture. You can then head to the site of three Bronze Age burial chambers and standing stones known as Clava Cairns. This site is exceptionally well preserved and a great example of prehistoric history in Scotland dating back over 4,000 years.  Next you will visit Cawdor Castle, dating back to the late 14th Century, this picturesque fortress is steeped in the lore of Shakespeare’s ‘Macbeth’ and offers a unique glimpse into Scotland’s past.

Overnight: Inverness | Ness Walk
Room Type: 2 x Cedar King and 2 x Laurel King
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 9 - Wednesday 12th June - Wildlife And Adventures In The Cairngorms

This morning Gary, Brian, Kalani, Sheldon and Joe will try their hand at fly fishing. Discover the appeal of this traditional sport as you enjoy a 1 hour lesson with an experienced local instructor, and then have time to practice casting your lines in the tranquil setting.

Meanwhile Kim, Lori and Grace will set off on a wonderful hike with your guide to explore the Cairngorms National Park.  Whichever route you choose, the trails take you through a stunning variety of ecosystems, revealing the rich biodiversity of the park.

In the afternoon, Gary, Lori, Grace and Kim will head up into the mountains for a very special experience, meeting the cheeky local reindeer herd, while Sheldon, Brian, Joe and Kalani will visit a local distillery to taste the famous ‘uisage beatha’ or ‘water of life’ after an exclusive private tour.

Overnight: Inverness | Ness Walk
Room Type: 2 x Cedar King and 2 x Laurel King
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 10 - Thursday 13th June - Depart

This morning a private transfer will transfer you to Inverness Airport to catch your onward travel. Waving farewell for now but taking with you special memories of your Scottish adventure that will last a lifetime.

Meals Included: None

Trip Details

Inclusions Read More
  • All accommodation from Day 1 to Day 10 as per the itinerary
  • Most meals as indicated above
  • Services of two experienced and knowledgeable UK qualified guides from Day 3 to Day 9 inclusive
  • Ground transportation in private vehicles driven by your guides on Guided Days
  • Private airport pick up and drop off
  • All guided hikes mentioned in the itinerary
  • Activities included in the itinerary, specifically:
  • D2 – Half Day Private city tour with an Expert Qualified Guide
  • D2 – Entrance fee, Edinburgh Castle
  • D3 – Golf for 4 Pax, including Green Fee and club hire
  • D3 – 2 x Entrance Fees (as per interest) for 4 pax in Kingdom of Fife
  • D4 – Private Distillery tour and tasting
  • D5 – Private half Day 4×4 Land Rover Off Road & Driving Experience
  • D6 – Steam Train Experience – Jacobite Service, One Way, First Class Tickets
  • D7 – Private Rib Boat Experience on Loch Ness (approx 90 mins)
  • D7 – Entrance fee, Urquhart Castle
  • D8 – Entrance fee, Culloden Battlefield
  • D8 – Entrance fee, Cawdor Castle
  • D9 – Morning Options include – Fly Fishing Experience with Experienced Instructor, Hiking with Your Qualified Guide OR Forest Trail Mountain Biking Experience (including all equipment hire & Qualified Bike Guide)
  • D9 – Afternoon Options Include – Cairngorm Reindeer Herd Hill Walk (or paddock visit) OR Private Distillery tour & tasting
  • 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 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
Optional Upgrades Read More

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

Pricing Read More

Pricing:

The NET price for this itinerary is based on 8 clients on a twin-share basis, and includes a £12 per person conservation contribution :

  • £7,375 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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