Truvay Travel - Claire explores Scotland

Thursday 15th August – Friday 23rd August 2024

Number of Travellers: 2
Duration: 9 Days / 8 Nights

Day by Day

Day 1 - Thursday 15th August - Welcome to Scotland

On arrival onto Scottish soil you will be met by your private driver who will also be your guide throughout your time here and you’ll head out of the city and deep into the countryside.  Depending on your time of arrival, you may be able to stop off for a warm up hike or a visit to a local castle before arriving at your hidden hideaway in the heart of the Loch Lomond National Park.

 

Drive time from Edinburgh airport to Monachyle Mhor is approximately 1hr 30mins without stops

Overnight: Lochearnhead | Monachyle Mhor Hotel
Room Type: Feature Room
Meals Included: None

Day 2 - Friday 16th August - Exploring the National Park

Spend the day exploring the park today with your guide.  If you are up for a challenge, you may wish to summit one of the nearby munros (mountains over 3000ft) or you may prefer to walk along some of the iconic West Highland Way that traverses the east side of the Loch before getting a boat back along the shoreline.  The choice is yours and the guide will make sure that you get the most out of your day.

In the late afternoon, you could stop off to visit Rob Roy’s Grave – the famous outlaw who became a folk hero as he stood up to the Scottish Government.  Hear the story of his life as you drink in the view from his final resting place before returning to the hotel for a delicious dinner.

Local driving – nothing too long

Overnight: Lochearnhead | Monachyle Mhor Hotel
Room Type: Feature Room
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 3 - Saturday 17th August - To the West

Leaving the mountains and lochs of the park behind this morning, you will start your journey towards the west coast and the next part of your adventure.  Your destination is the dramatic Glen Coe, with its jagged peaks towering over the valley floor.  Wind your way along some of the most scenic roads in Scotland where you can stop off for a leg stretch – perhaps up to Signal Rock where, legend has it, the signal was given to start the Glencoe Massacre.  Let your guide bring this landscape to life with stories of the clan battles and the Jacobite uprising before you arrive at your accommodation for the evening.

Transfer time from Monachyle Mhor to Glencoe House approximately 1hr 30 mins without stops

Please note that there is no dining room at Glencoe House so all meals are served in your suite.  If you would prefer, you can eat out at a local restaurant and your guide can arrange all transportation back and forth.

Overnight: Glencoe | Glencoe House
Room Type: One bedroom Suite
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 4 - Sunday 18th August - Whirlpools and Walking

It is an early start this morning as you head south to the town of Oban.  Take to the water this morning as you board a high speed RIB to visit the impressive Corryvreckan whirlpool – the 3rd largest whirlpool in the world!  Zip across the water feeling the spray of the water and the wind in your face as you keep your eyes peeled for seals, whales and dolphins that are all abundant in these waters.  Get up close and personal with the dramatic force of nature as the waters whip into a frenzy at the centre of the whirlpool – an event you will never forget.

Back on dry land, you have lots of options for this afternoon.  Perhaps spend the afternoon exploring Kerrera – a small island just off the coast with an epic tearoom!  Or head south to Kilmartin Glen that has one of the biggest collection of neolithic artefacts in the world….the choice is yours.

Transfer time from Glencoe House to Oban is approximately 1hr without stops

Overnight: Glencoe | Glencoe House
Room Type: One bedroom Suite
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 5 - Monday 19th August - Canyoning

Set out on an adrenaline filled day today as you meet up with a group of like minded people and navigate the narrow gorge by jumping, sliding, climbing and splashing your way from top to bottom!  Under the watchful eye of your expert guide, you’ll create some fantastic memories and feel your blood pumping as you line up to jump off the highest cliffs.

While you have been out your guide will have moved your luggage to your next hotel which is a beautiful castle hotel nestled in the shadows of the UK’s highest mountain.  Dine on Michelin standard food this evening if you wish or perhaps stop off at a local pub for dinner on your way and a warming dram after your exhilarating day.

Local driving – nothing too long.  The guide will take your luggage to Inverlochy Castle while you are out Canyoning and then take you to the hotel once the activity is over.

Please note there is only 1 dining option at Inverlochy Castle – Seasgair which offers a 7 course tasting menu.  If you wish to eat out tonight your guide will arrange transportation for you.

 

Overnight: Near Fort William | Inverlochy Castle Hotel
Room Type: Junior Walled Garden Suite
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 6 - Tuesday 20th August - Via Ferrata & transfer to Perthshire

Start the day with another thrilling adventure at Scotland’s own via Ferrata!  Scale one of Scotland’s highest waterfalls using iron rungs & safety harness to guide you as you traverse to the top.  Feel the sheer exhilaration as the cool spray from the waterfall splashes your face and enjoy the incredible views of the highlands that unfold before you.

After conquering the Via Ferrata you will head to Perthshire, where verdant forests and tranquil lochs await.  Arrive at your luxurious accommodation and relax for the evening or perhaps head out to explore the surrounding area.

Transfer time from Inverlochy Castle to Fonab Castle approximately 1 hr 45 minutes mins without stops

Overnight: Pitlochry | Fonab Castle Hotel
Room Type: Woodland Suite
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 7 - Wednesday 21st August - White water rafting & A free afternoon

This morning you will navigate the exhilarating rapids of the river Tummel on a white water rafting adventure.  With experienced guides leading the way, you will paddle through swirling currents, surge over frothy waves and navigate through narrow channels, all while surrounded by stunning Scottish scenery.  Feel the rush of excitement as you conquer each rapid and embrace the sense of camaraderie with your fellow rafters.  Whether you are a beginner or seasoned adventurer, white water rafting on the river Tummel promises an unforgettable and invigorating experience in the heart of Scotland’s wilderness.

Your guide will drop you back at the hotel and you can enjoy a free afternoon to explore the local area or just relax at your lovely hotel, the choice is yours.

Overnight: Pitlochry | Fonab Castle Hotel
Room Type: Woodland Suite
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 8 - Thursday 22nd August - A free day in Perthshire

After an energetic few days, perhaps today you would like to spend some time being pampered in the spa.  Treat yourself to some wonderful treatments, take a leisurely swim in the pool, or perhaps just relax in the steam room letting the warm air soothe your tired muscles.  Of course, should you wish to venture away from this haven – the village of Pitlochry is just a short walk down the hill where you can while away the afternoon pottering around the boutique shops or sitting with a coffee and a good book watching the world go by.  The perfect way to end your time in Scotland.

Overnight: Pitlochry | Fonab Castle Hotel
Room Type: Woodland Suite
Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 9 - Friday 23rd August - Depart

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

Transfer time from Fonab Castle to Edinburgh Airport approximately 1hr 30 mins without stops

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 a qualified and experienced guide from Day 1 to Day 7
  • All transfers in a private vehicle driven by our guide on guided days
  • Private Airport Transfer on Departure Day
  • All guided hikes mentioned in the itinerary
  • Entrance fees and activities mentioned in the itinerary, specifically:
    • Boat trip to the Corryvreckan Whirlpool
    • Canyoning experience
    • Via Ferrata experience
    • Morning white water rafting
  • Personalised trip design and delivery
  • 24/7 In-Country Support from the Wilderness Team
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  • Flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Meals not mentioned in the inclusions
  • Activities and entrance fees not mentioned in the inclusions
  • Gratuities for the main driver guide
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  • 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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Pricing:

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

  • £XXX GBP per person (+VAT? – UK AGENT ONLY).

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