Jacada - Scottish Explorations


Sunday 29th September – Friday 4th October 2024

Number of Travellers: 2
Duration: 6 Days / 5 Nights


Immerse yourself in the beauty Scotland has to offer. Delve deep into the history with your private guide and hear the tales of the landscape as you soak in the wild freedom of these natural treasures. Absorb the character of Scotland while exploring the landscape and feel embraced by this vibrant welcoming culture. In between your explorations, your luxurious hotel surroundings will ensure that you feel completely relaxed and pampered by the end of your trip.


  • Discover the beauty of Scotland Highlands and Islands
  • Explore historic castle rooms and hear tales of the ancient cobbled streets
  • Relax in luxury handpicked accommodations throughout

Day by Day

Day 1 - Sunday 29th September - Arrive in Scotland

Arriving at Inverness Airport this morning you will be met by your driver guide. Journey to the Isle of Skye, the jewel of the Inner Hebrides. Delight in the fabulous scenery as you make your way to the west coast, passing the deep waters of Loch Ness and through steep sided mountain glens on the way. Stop to visit the magnificent ruins of Urquhart Castle, situated on the loch shores. This was once one of Scotland’s largest castles and due to its strategic position, it played a key role during the Wars of Independence. Continue onwards, passing over the graceful arc of the Skye Bridge onto ‘the misty isle’ itself before reaching your lovely hotel which enjoys views over the harbour town of Portree.

Overnight: Isle of Skye | Cuillin Hills
Room Type: Premier Room With Seaview
Meals Included: Lunch

Day 2 - Monday 30th September - Explore the Fabled Isle

Enjoy a pleasant boat trip, which takes you out of Portree harbour to explore the intricate coastline of the Sound of Raasay. Look out for sea eagles, dolphins, seals and even whales, as well as the lively seabird communities, while taking in the beautiful scenery too! This afternoon, your guide will be on hand to take you to visit the many wonders of Skye, and there is much here to choose from. Your guide will be able to discuss options to suit you, whether you would prefer to hike the dramatic and geologically varied landscapes, or perhaps explore Skye’s cultural heritage, discovering hidden traces that remain from its rich and turbulent past, the choice is yours.

Overnight: Isle of Skye | Cuillin Hills
Room Type: Premier Room With Seaview
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 3 - Tuesday 1st October - The West Highlands

This morning board your ferry as you leave Skye by way of the sea and arrive back to the mainland. Arriving in Mallaig drive take the short drive to the silver sand beaches. Rain or shine this coastline provides something special, from the glistening waters reflecting the rays of the sun, to the atmospheric crash of the waves on the rugged rock formations. Spend time here as you wish, before driving onwards to view the spectacular Glenfinnan Monument and viaduct overhead. Your luxury castle accommodation awaits you for the night, located on the outskirts of the highland town of Fort William.

Overnight: Fort William | Inverlochy
Room Type: Large Double Room
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 4 - Wednesday 2nd October - History and Heritage

Today, leave the highlands behind as you travel south along the shores of Loch Lomond, to the city of Stirling. Discover the history and significance this location has played in Scotland’s past. Stroll the corridors inside the impressive Stirling Castle, perched high on the cliff side, dominating the landscape. Afterwards perhaps visit the Wallace Monument, which celebrates Scotland’s first national hero, William Wallace. Admire the huge Wallace Sword and climb the steps to gain the beautiful vista of the surrounding hills. This evening, your guide will depart, leaving you to settle in and make the most of your lavish city centre accommodation.

Overnight: Edinburgh | Kimpton, Charlotte Square
Room Type: Premium King Room
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 5 - Thursday 3rd October - City Highlights

After breakfast, meet your expert city  guide in the foyer of your hotel and head out for a day spent exploring the beautiful cobblestone streets. Full of history, the capital is very accessible by foot. Wander up the Royal Mile, stopping to visit the architecturally stunning St Giles Cathedral, explore the magical Edinburgh Castle with panoramic views over the rest of the city. This afternoon is at your leisure, perhaps head to the Surgeons’ Hall Museums, which holds one of the largest collections of surgical pathology in the world. Tonight is your final night in the city, spend time dinning at one of the many unique eateries under the twinkling lights.

Overnight: Edinburgh | Kimpton, Charlotte Square
Room Type: Premium King Room
Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 6 - Friday 4th October - Depart

Your private transfer will collect you from your hotel today to take you to Edinburgh Airport in time for your departing flight, taking with you lasting memories of your Scottish adventure.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Trip Details

Inclusions Read More
  • All accommodation from Day 1 to Day 6
  • Most meals as indicated above
  • Services of an experienced and knowledgeable qualified guide from Day 1 to Day 4
  • Ground transportation in your private guide driver vehicle from Day 1 to Day 4
  • Departure airport transfer Day 6
  • All guided hikes and activities mentioned in the itinerary, specifically;
    • Admission, Urquhart Castle
    • Skye boat trip
    • Ferry from Armadale to Mallaig
    • Admission, Stirling Castle
    • Private Morning tour of Edinburgh
    • Admission, Edinburgh Castle
  • 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 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
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