Shapiro Scottish Adventures - V4

Sunday 9th June – Monday 17th June 2024

Number of Travellers: 4
Duration: 9 Days / 8 Nights

Overview

Soak in the adventures of the Highlands and the layers of history in the cities and castles of Scotland. Discover the best of each location with the insights of your expert guides and lose yourself in admiring the beautiful landscapes you are travelling through. Enjoy special moments and create memories together which will make you smile for years to come.

Day by Day

Day 1 - Sunday 9th June - Arrive - Welcome to Edinburgh

On arrival at Edinburgh Airport a private driver will transfer you to your iconic hotel in the spectacular city of Edinburgh. Choose to rest and relax at your luxurious accommodation or explore the nearby streets.

Overnight: Edinburgh | The Balmoral
Room Type: Deluxe Castle View
Meals Included: None

Day 2 - Monday 10th June - Royal Scotsman Adventure - Day 1

Self-Arranged Royal Scotsman Trip

Overnight: Self-Arranged Royal Scotsman
Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 3 - Tuesday 11th June - Royal Scotsman Adventure - Day 2

Self-Arranged Royal Scotsman Trip

Overnight: Self-Arranged Royal Scotsman
Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 4 - Wednesday 12th June - Royal Scotsman Adventure - Day 3

Self-Arranged Royal Scotsman Trip

Overnight: Self-Arranged Royal Scotsman
Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 5 - Thursday 13th June - Royal Scotsman Adventure - Day 4

Self-Arranged Royal Scotsman Trip

Overnight: Self-Arranged Royal Scotsman
Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 6 - Friday 14th June - Return to Edinburgh, Historic Edinburgh, The Castle & Rosslyn Chapel

Your Royal Scotsman journey finishes today, returning you to Edinburgh where you will be met by a private driver to take you to drop your bags in your hotel. Your engaging expert local guide meets you here in the hotel foyer and together you set off to explore Edinburgh’s Old Town, and some of the local foodie delights along the way.

There is much to be discovered and your private guide will ensure that you experience the very best day possible. Their local knowledge will allow them to bring the city’s rich history and heritage to life like no book can, providing you with a unique insider’s introduction to the city. The Old Town is brimming with cobbled streets, tightly-packed buildings, narrow closes and hidden courtyards and your explorations will finish with the mighty Edinburgh Castle with views out over the city.

This evening your main trip guide will meet you at your hotel and take you to soak in the unique atmosphere of Rosslyn Chapel, just a short distance outside the city.  Founded in 1446 as the Collegiate Church of St. Matthew, the chapel is famous for its remarkable stone carvings depicting Biblical stories and moral messages. In 2003, a new chapter was added to the Rosslyn Chapel’s history with the publishing of The Da Vinci Code, and filming for the 2006 movie took place at the chapel. Explore the chapel’s history with an expert private guide, both ancient and modern, and unravel the mysterious of this enigmatic place of worship before your guide takes you back to your hotel

Overnight: Edinburgh | The Balmoral
Room Type: Deluxe Castle View
Meals Included: None

Day 7 - Saturday 15th June - Transfer to Gleneagles via Stirling Castle

Your private trip guide (who will also act as your driver for your time together) will collect you from your hotel this morning and together you will head north. Take a wee bit of a detour so that you can stop to explore the mighty Stirling Castle, which was the childhood home of Mary Queen of Scots. This castle has withstood a turbulent history, so there are plenty of tales to discover before you carry on towards your luxurious resort hotel. Your guide will ensure you arrive with plenty of time to settle in and maybe enjoy some of the world class facilities before you freshen up for dinner.

Overnight: Perthshire | Gleneagles
Room Type: Estate Rooms in the Main House
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 8 - Sunday 16th June - Day Trip to St Andrews

St. Andrews is the world’s premier destination for golfers, with the earliest documented evidence of golf in the town dating from 1553. It is also the spiritual and administrative home of the sport: the R&A is based here and Thomas Mitchell Morris Sr was born here. He is known as Old Tom Morris and worked as an apprentice and helped establish the first ever professional tournament. The legendary Old Course is located in the town and completing it is the ultimate achievement for the serious golfer.

Explore this famous university town with an expert local guide, discovering where Prince William and Kate Middleton both received their education. Admire the sweeping coastal views and soak in the years of history in the cathedral as you hear the local stories. Your main guide will return you to your luxurious hotel and then depart, leaving you to celebrate your last evening in Scotland together.

Overnight: Perthshire | Gleneagles
Room Type: Estate Rooms in the Main House
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 9 - Monday 17th June - Depart - Farewell Scotland

This morning a private transfer will take you to Edinburgh Airport to make your onward connections. Waving farewell for now but taking with you fantastic memories of a lifetime.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Trip Details

Inclusions Read More
  • 5 nights accommodation, as stated in the itinerary above
  • Some meals, as stated in the itinerary above
  • The services of a qualified and experienced guide from late Day 6 to Day 8 inclusive
  • All transfers in a private vehicle driven by our guide on guided days
  • Airport Transfer on Arrival Day, including Meet & Greet
  • Private Transfer from Royal Scotsman to Edinburgh Hotel to drop bags – Day 6
  • Airport Transfer on Departure Day, Gleneagles to Edinburgh Airport
  • All guided hikes mentioned in the itinerary
  • Entrance fees and activities mentioned in the itinerary, specifically:
    • Private Walking Tour of Historic Edinburgh with Expert Local Guide & Foodie Treats
    • Entry to Edinburgh Castle
    • Private Guided Tour of Rosslyn Chapel After Closing
    • Entry to Stirling Castle
    • Private Half Day Walking Tour of St Andrews with Expert Local Guide
    • Entry to St Andrews Cathedral
  • 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.
Optional Upgrades Read More
  • Private Cooking Class Experience, including sit down dinner afterwards (which you create!). Pricing on Request.
  • Exclusive Evening VIP experience & Guided Tour on Royal Yacht Britannia. Pricing on Request
  • Private Tour of Broomhall House by Lord Bruce. Pricing on Request.
  • Visit a contemporary kilt creator who uses the traditional garment and tartan in a fresh and interesting way. Pricing on Request.
  • Room Upgrades are available in some locations, subject to availability. Pricing on request.
Pricing Read More

The NET price for this itinerary, based on 4 clients on a twin-share basis, and including a £12 per person conservation contribution is:

  • £5,495 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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Terms & Conditions Read More

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