Wilderness Travel - Private Journeys

Rubenson Family

Thursday 4th July – Saturday 13th July 2024

Number of Travellers: 2
Duration: 10 Days / 9 Nights

Day by Day

Day 1 - Thursday 4th July - Arrive in Glasgow

Arrive at Glasgow Airport where a private transfer will meet you and take you to your city centre hotel.

Overnight: Glasgow | Abode Hotel
Room Type: 1 x Double, 1 x Fabulous Suite and 1 x Interconnecting Twin
Meals Included: None

Day 2 - Friday 5th July - Discovering Glasgow: The Friendly City

After breakfast, you will be met by an expert local city guide who will lead you on a fascinating walking tour of some of the key highlights of ‘Scotland’s friendliest city’. Discover layers of history in the Cathedral and maze of the Necropolis, as well as varied and elegant architecture at every turn. Keep your eyes open for the vibrant street art too, it’s a flourishing and ever-changing theme of this bustling city.

Overnight: Glasgow | Abode Hotel
Room Type: 1 x Double, 1 x Fabulous Suite and 1 x Interconnecting Twin
Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 3 - Saturday 6th July - Into the Highlands

Leaving Glasgow with your main driver guide, we make our way north, pausing at the village of Luss on the shores of Loch Lomond. Continuing north, we stop at the striking Inveraray Castle. Our final stop is at Dunadd, a grassy hill which reveals itself to be a Iron Age Fort and, in fact, the birthplace of Scotland. If clients are keen hikers, there are many full day hikes which could be taken on this day as we pass by some wonderful mountains such as ‘The Cobbler’ – which is not as tricky as it looks!

Overnight: Near Oban | Loch Melfort Hotel
Room Type: 2 x Main House Double, with 1 x Twin
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 4 - Sunday 7th July - The Inner Hebrides

Take to the waters today for an exhilarating tour of the coastline and islands of the west. Enjoy an experience just for you. You will be in safe hands with your expert skipper, taking you on a journey on board a fast RIB for the day. Circumnavigate Mull, with stops at Iona, Staffa and a final stop in the colourful port of Tobermory for an early evening meal.

Overnight: Near Oban | Loch Melfort Hotel
Room Type: 2 x Main House Double, with 1 x Twin
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 5 - Monday 8th July - North to Lochaber & Hiking Glencoe

After breakfast, we head north, passing island-bound Castle Stalker as we make our way to Glencoe. This rugged and beautiful valley offers superb hiking. Choose from a low level route to a loch or an energetic hike to a high summit, led by your private guide. If time permits, visit the Glencoe Exhibition, which tells the tale of the terrible massacre which took place in the ‘Glen of Weeping’ in 1692.

Overnight: Fort William | Inverlochy Castle
Room Type: 2 x Junior Suite, 1 x Interconnecting Large Twin
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 6 - Tuesday 9th July - Hiking in Lochaber

We take advantage of our location in one of the prime hiking spots in Scotland. Your guide will select a suitable objective for the day – perhaps a stunning hike in Glen Nevis, or a hike to Ben Nevis, the highest mountain in Scotland. There are many wonderful hikes around Glencoe and Kinlochleven as well – you are truly spoiled for choice!

Overnight: Fort William | Inverlochy Castle
Room Type: 2 x Junior Suite, 1 x Interconnecting Large Twin
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 7 - Wednesday 10th July - Sea Kayaking, then Over The Sea To Skye

A short drive west along the beautiful “Road To The Isles” takes us past the famous Glenfinnan Viaduct, all the way to Arisaig Bay near Mallaig. The beauty of this coastline is best revealed by sea kayak as you glide through hundreds of sandy islands, home to a wonderfully curious seal population. From Mallaig, we take the ferry over the sea to Skye and transfer north to Portree, the main village on the island.

Overnight: Isle of Skye | Cuillin Hills Hotel
Room Type: 1 x Premiere Double, 2 x Premiere Twin
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 8 - Thursday 11th July - The Magic of Skye

We enjoy a memorable morning hike at The Quiraing – we can hike here all day if you like as the unique landscape and rock formations are endlessly fascinating. Afterwards, there is lots to see and probably not enough time! Flora MacDonald’s grave is nearby and Dunvegan Castle, home of the MacLeod’s is a short drive away.

Overnight: Isle of Skye | Cuillin Hills Hotel
Room Type: 1 x Premiere Double, 2 x Premiere Twin
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 9 - Friday 12th July - East to Loch Ness & Inverness

We leave Skye by crossing the bridge into the stunning Kintail region. Keen hikers will enjoy spending a day here exploring the mountains. Otherwise, we can stop at picturesque Eilean Donan Castle on our way to Loch Ness, where we can enjoy a short hike above the village of Drumnadrochit. Visit the ruins of Urquhart Castle or choose the option of a late afternoon cruise on Loch Ness before we arrive in the capital of the Highlands.

Overnight: Inverness | Kingsmills Hotel
Room Type: 1 x Luxury King, 1 x Luxury Family Studio
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 10 - Saturday 13th July - Travel to Glasgow & Depart

Transfer south to Glasgow Airport for your departing flight. (Approximately 3.5 hours Inverness to Glasgow)

Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Trip Details

Inclusions Read More
  • 9 nights accommodation, as stated in the itinerary above
  • Most meals, as stated in the itinerary above. Including tea/coffee and soft drinks.
  • Airport transfer on Day 1 (Glasgow Airport to hotel)
  • Airport transfer on Day 10 (Glasgow Airport)
  • The services of a qualified and experienced guide from Day 3 to Day 10
  • All transfers in a private vehicle driven by our guide from Day 3 to Day 10
  • All ferry journeys included in the itinerary above
  • All guided hikes mentioned in the itinerary
  • Entrance fees and activities mentioned in the itinerary, specifically:
    • Day 2 – Private Glasgow City Tour
    • Day 3 – Visit to Inverary Castle
    • Day 3 – Visit to Dunadd Fort
    • Day 4 – Private RIB Trip to the Isle of Mull
    • Day 5 – Glencoe Visitor Exhibition
    • Day 7 – Private Sea Kayaking Experience
    • Day 8 – Entry to Dunvegan Castle
    • Day 9 – Entry to Eilean Donan Castle
    • Day 9 – Entry to Urquhart Castle
  • Pillow Gift on Arrival
  • Personalised trip design and delivery
  • 24/7 In-Country Support form 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 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
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