The Browning Family Scottish Adventure – V2

Thursday 27th June – Friday 5th July 2024

Duration: 9 Days / 8 Nights


Overview

2 Guides in Scotland to allow maximum flexibility for activities and cater to the differing priorities and interests of the group (as well as plenty of space for passengers and luggage in the vehicles)

Day by Day

Day 1 - Thursday 27th June - Welcome to Edinburgh & Foodie Explorations

Arrive in Edinburgh and meet your private transfer drivers who will take you to your city centre accommodation to drop your bags. You will be met here by your main trip guides and together head out on a foodie exploration of the city centre with a local expert. Discovering local delicacies and some of the fascinating stories of this unique capital.

Overnight: Edinburgh | KImpton Charlotte Square
Meals Included: None

Day 2 - Friday 28th June - Hidden Gems of Edinburgh & Scotland's History

This morning discover some of the hidden gems of the city as you meet up with a local city guide who used to be homeless. Hear about how they got back on their feet and enjoy viewpoints that most visitors never discover.

After lunch you may wish to split up, with those interested in the detailed past of the country meeting with a specialist guide to take you through the halls of the National Museum of Scotland, using the varied and unique exhibits to illustrate Scotlands tumultuous past. Those members of the party who prefer to completely immerse themselves in their history will adventure into the past as they delve into the depths of Edinburgh Dungeons to discover the dark tales of Edinburgh’s past. 

Then a special family evening activity as you gather in a celebrated Edinburgh cookery school to prepare your own dinner under the expert tutelage of a local chef. Sit down together to enjoy a delicious meal with an emphasis on Scottish specialities, which will taste even better because it was created by your own fair hands.

Overnight: Edinburgh | Kimpton Charlotte Square
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 3 - Saturday 29th June - North to the Cairngorm National Park

Leave the bright lights of Edinburgh behind this morning as you head north to the Cairngorms.  Break your journey for a special adventure as you meet a local expert at the side of a small scenic loch and all set out in kayaks (or canoes if you prefer) onto the sparkling waters. Explore the shoreline and paddle your way to an island with a ruined castle, a perfect place for a hot drink and picnic, before returning to the mainland and continuing onward to the mountains and your welcoming hotel.

Overnight: Cairngorms | Fife Arms
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 4 - Sunday 30th June - Optional Activities in the Cairngorms

There are so many options for today depending on what everyone wants to do. Meet a genuine Highland Cow on a farm visit, take a family biking adventure, enjoy a hike with your guides, take a private tour of a whisky distillery (8 years old and above only), enjoy a Wild Swimming adventure or learn about the strong Royal connections in this area as you discover Balmoral Estate and cairns full of history.

Later on meet a local musician to hear about just how important traditional music is to this community, maybe even try out a ceilidh dance or two for a proper celebration!

Overnight: Braemar | The fife Arms
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 5 - Monday 1st July - To the Kingdom of Fife

Leave the mountains of the Cairngorms behind and head to the windswept coast of the Kingdom of Fife – the home of your ancestors. The keen golfers will arrive in time to enjoy an afternoon round on a classic links course (on the same coastline as the ‘birthplace of golf’). For the rest of the party, if the tides and winds are in your favour then enjoy a thrilling ride along the beach at St Andrews as you try Land Yachting. Alternatively you will stop in Dundee to test yourselves against the floating inflatable assault course. At the end of the day when you all meet back up you will have great tales to share.

Overnight: St Andrews | Rusacks
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 6 - Tuesday 2nd July - Following in the footsteps of your ancestors

Follow in the footsteps of your ancestors today as you visit the charming old town of Dysart, now a suburb of Kirkcaldy, to see where your forefathers lived and worked. Explore the harbour and whimsically named streets before heading along the coast to hike part of the Fife Coastal Trail.

This will lead you to East Wemyss, home to the Wemyss caves which house the highest concentration of Pictish carvings to be found anywhere in Scotland. Help keep this area beautiful and preserved with a local beach clean this afternoon, before heading further around the coastline. Make sure you don’t miss the world-famous ‘fish & chips’ in these charming fishing villages too! If there is time you may be able to fit in a wee axe-throwing session here too.

Overnight: St Andrews | Rusacks
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 7 - Wednesday 3rd July - Fly To London. Street Art Insider Afternoon

A private transfer will pick you up from your hotel today and take you to Edinburgh airport in time for your onwards flight to London – taking with you a part of Scotland in your heart and a longing to return. On arrival in London you will be met by a private driver to transfer you to your city centre hotel to drop your bags before heading to enjoy a completely different and creative take on the streets of London as you set out to explore the (legal) murals that embellish so many buildings in this vibrant area of the city.

Hear the tales of their creation from local experts or maybe even the artists themselves, and then enjoy some hands-on experience making your own works of street art. Your workshop leader will share some tips and tricks on how to turn your tour inspiration into fabulous fun art to be admired.

Overnight: London
Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 8 - Thursday 4th July - Exclusive Foodie Tour In Borough Market & Free Afternoon

Embark on a sumptuous food and drink journey in one of London’s most famous markets with an expert private guide.  Spend your morning savouring some of the finest artisanal delicacies and gastronomic delights from exquisite truffles to delectable cheeses, while enjoying the unique setting and vibrant atmosphere.

After having delighted your taste buds and enchanted your senses, the rest of the day is free for you to enjoy as you wish. Maybe take the free afternoon to relax at your hotel, pick up those last souvenirs, or visit one of the world-renowned galleries or quirky museums in town.

Overnight: London
Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 9 - Friday 5th July - Depart

A private transfer will collect you from your accommodation and take you to Heathrow Airport to make your onward connections. Waving farewell for now but taking with you special family memories and wonderful stories of your explorations.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Trip Details

Inclusions Read More
  • 8 nights accommodation, as stated in the itinerary above
  • Most meals, as stated in the itinerary above
  • The services of two qualified and experienced guides from Day 1 to Day 6 inclusive
  • All transfers in two private vehicles driven by your guides on guided days (Minivans)
  • Airport Arrival Transfer on D1, including Meet & Greet
  • Airport Transfer, St Andrews to EDI
  • Airport Arrival Transfer London, including Meet & greet
  • Departure Airport Transfer
  • All guided hikes mentioned in the itinerary
  • Entrance fees and activities mentioned in the itinerary, specifically:
    • D1 – PRIVATE Foodie Expert Tour
    • D2 – PRIVATE – Walking tour by previously homeless person
    • D2 – PRIVATE Historical Expert Guide
    • D2 – PRIVATE – Edinburgh Dungeons Visit
    • D2 – PRIVATE Cookery Class & Dinner
    • D3 – PRIVATE Kayaking on a loch + picnic
    • D4 – Optional Activity as per interest
    • D5 – Golf for 4 pax in St Andrews – ‘Jubilee’ OR ‘New’ Course
    • D5 – Alternative activity for 4 pax
    • D6 – PRIVATE Tour of Wemyss Caves (please note availability tbc)
    • D6 – Axe Throwing Activity
    • D7 – PRIVATE London Street Art Tour & Workshop (including private transfer to/from)
    • D8 – PRIVATE Borough Market Foodie Tour (including private transfer to start)
  • 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
Optional Upgrades Read More

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

Pricing Read More

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

  • £8,884 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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