V2 - Jacada - Scottish Explorations

Stiltner

Saturday 28th September – Thursday 3rd October 2024

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

Overview

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.

Highlights

  • Discover the beauty of the rolling hills of Highland Perthshire
  • Explore historic castle rooms and hear tales of the ancient cobbled streets
  • Relax in luxury handpicked accommodations throughout

Day by Day

Day 1 - Saturday 28th September - Welcome to Scotland

Arriving into Edinburgh airport you will be met by your transfer driver and whisked to your boutique accommodation in the heart of the city.  After dropping your bags and freshening up, you will meet a local city guide this afternoon who used to be homeless.  Your guide will tell you all about their journey and also will showcase the city’s historical landmarks and explore the social projects that have helped them get back on their feet.  The perfect way to start your Scottish adventure.

Overnight: Edinburgh | The Bonham
Room Type: Superior King Room
Meals Included: None

Day 2 - Sunday 29th September - To the Rolling Hills of Highland Perthshire

It is time to leave the bright lights of the city behind and head north this morning.  However, should you wish you can attend a service at place of worship before departing.  Enjoy the drive, watching the landscape change from rolling green fields to the rugged mountains and moorlands of the Cairngorms National Park. On your way, stop off at one of the most important castles in Scottish history and follow in the footsteps of some of the Scottish Royal Family as you walk through the hallowed halls. Continuing on,  pop into a local, award-winning chocolate shop which makes the most delicious truffles before arriving at your accommodation in the mid-afternoon.

Overnight: Perthshire | Craigatin House and Courtyard
Room Type: King size Room
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 3 - Monday 30th September - Visiting a Scottish Hill Farm and exploring the landscape

Head into the hills today to visit a traditional Scottish hill farm. Enjoy meeting the local farmer and gaining an insight into what daily life looks like in rural Scotland. Meet the farm’s friendly herd of swiss goats and hear about how the award-winning cheese is made.

This afternoon there are lots of options for you to choose from, perhaps a gentle walk with your guide to get off the beaten path and discover more of the beautiful landscape, maybe a visit to the oldest tennis court in the UK at Falkland Palace or perhaps visit the first lending library in Scotland to meet the Keeper of the Books and handle some of the precious first editions that line their shelves.  Whatever you decide, your guide will make sure you make the most of your time here and help you create memories that will last a lifetime.

Overnight: Perthshire | Craigatin House and Courtyard
Room Type: King Size Room
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 4 - Tuesday 1st October - Boat trips and ancient dwellings

Head west this morning to the glistening waters of Loch Tay where you will enjoy a scenic boat trip and see the incredible scenery from a different angle.  Keep your eyes peeled for the local wildlife that may swoop through the skies above your head or look down at you from the ridge lines.  You will also see some foundations of buildings sticking up out of the water on stilts – this is known as a Crannog which is how people used to live in this part of Scotland.  The replica building was destroyed by fire but take some time to time to visit the centre and learn about the ancient crafts that they are keeping alive here.

After a busy morning, this afternoon is free – perhaps to wander through the village and enjoy some souvenir shopping or perhaps take a gentle hike with your guide to make the most of the wonderful countryside and your last night here.

Overnight: Perthshire | Craigatin House and Courtyard
Room Type: King Size Room
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 5 - Wednesday 2nd October - Helping the needy and return to Edinburgh

It is time to head back to Edinburgh today but your first stop will be at a local food bank in the city of Perth where you can hear first hand about how the food donations of the local community have been helping the needy in the cost of living crisis.  From people who can’t afford to feed their children to the pensioners who don’t have family to help, this community run project has had a real impact on people’s lives and is part of a wider trust that is working to combat poverty and hunger across the UK.

You’ll arrive back in Edinburgh at lunchtime, where your guide will drop you off at your accommodation and say goodbye.  The rest of the day is free to explore more of the city or sit back and watch the world go by from one of the many cafes – reminiscing on your wonderful Scottish adventure.

Overnight: Edinburgh | The Bonham
Room Type: Superior King Room
Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 6 - Thursday 3rd 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 2 to Day 5
  • Ground transportation in your private guide driver vehicle from Day 2 to Day 5
  • Departure airport transfer Day 6
  • All guided hikes and activities mentioned in the itinerary, specifically;
    • Afternoon walking tour with an expert guide
    • Entry to Stirling Castle
    • Visit to a local cheese farm
    • Boat trip on Loch Tay
    • Entry to the Crannog Centre
  • 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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