V2 - Elise, Joel and Alex's Scottish Adventure

Sunday 30th June – Friday 5th July 2024

Number of Travellers: 3
Duration: 6 Days / 5 Nights

Day by Day

Day 1 - Sunday 30th June - Welcome to Scotland

On arrival at the airport you will be met by a private driver who will transfer you to your city centre where your host guide will meet you.  Once you have freshened up you can set off to start exploring the city.

This evening you’ll head out on a ghostly tour of the Old Town with your private guide.  Tales of blood, guts and gore will surround you as you explore Edinburgh’s most haunted underground vaults – a fantastic way to start your time in this ancient city.

Overnight: Edinburgh | Gleneagles Townhouse
Room Type: House Bedroom connecting to a Town Bedroom
Meals Included: Lunch

Day 2 - Monday 1st July - Exploring Edinburgh

This morning immerse yourselves in the winding cobbled streets of historic Old Town Edinburgh as you enjoy a private walking tour with an expert local guide. Discover the highlights of this unique capital city from the Palace of Holyroodhouse all the way up the ‘Royal Mile’ to the mighty ancient fortress which is Edinburgh Castle itself. Walk the ramparts atop castle rock and hear the tales of the One O’Clock gun and the stories of locals of times past.

After enjoying some lunch, the afternoon is free to explore at your own pace – perhaps stop off to buy some souvenirs or sit with a coffee and watch the world go by.  You’ll end the day with a private tour of Mary Kings Close where the truth about the darkest time in Edinburgh’s history will be unveiled – are you brave enough to step inside?

Overnight: Edinburgh | Gleneagles Townhouse
Room Type: House Bedroom connecting to a Town Bedroom
Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 3 - Tuesday 2nd July - Fashion and Furry Friends

This morning you will head to a local kilt maker to find out more about Scotland’s national dress and how the unique item of clothing is becoming a fashion favourite.  Listen to the stories of how this shop has been in the family for 2 generations and the age old techniques that are used to make these wonderful garments.

After lunch, you will head out to the nearby Pentland Hills to meet some furry friends.  Spend some time walking these cute alpaca’s through the stunning countryside and getting to know more about them before returning to your hotel for one last night in the capital city.

Overnight: Edinburgh | Gleneagles Townhouse
Room Type: House Bedroom connecting to a Town Bedroom
Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 4 - Wednesday 3rd July - The Rolling Hills of Perthshire

Your main driver guide will meet you at your hotel this morning and you will head north to the rolling hills of Perthshire. Your first stop will be Bannockburn, the site of one of Scotland’s most famous battles where you will meet a local storyteller who will bring this landscape to life with tales of victory and the change to history.

After enjoying lunch in Stirling you will continue north through the ever changing scenery before arriving at your castle hotel overlooking a shimmering loch where you can relax and unwind in the spa or simply sit back and enjoy the view.

Overnight: Perthshire | Fonab Castle
Room Type: 2 x Woodland Suites next door to each other - 1 for single occupancy
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 5 - Thursday 4th July - Haunted Castles and Family Farms

Highland Perthshire is home to many myths and legends including haunted castles and tales of witchcraft.  However it is also home to some fabulous farms and this morning you will set off to visit a local dairy farm that make incredible cheeses.  Take a tour with the owners and find out more about how they live and work the land like the forefathers before them.

For your final night in Perthshire a wonderful experience awaits.  As the sun begins to dip behind the horizon head out to discover the chilling secrets of the ancestral seat Clan Menzies.  Will you meet the three grumpy women who supposedly haunt the castle’s meat cellar?  Will you be brave enough to enter the witches coven?  Only you can decide as you wander through the castle with the castle manager telling tales of days gone by.  A fantastic way to end your time in Scotland.

Overnight: Perthshire | Fonab Castle
Room Type: 2 x Woodland Suites next door to each other - 1 for single occupancy
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 6 - Friday 5th July - Depart

Your guide 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.

please note that the transfer time from Fonab Castle to Edinburgh airport is approximately 1 hour 15 minutes.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Trip Details

Inclusions Read More
  • 5 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 6
    • Including Gratuity for guide at £150 pd
  • All transfers in a private vehicle driven by your guide on guided days
  • VIP airport assistance on arrival and departure
  • Private transfer from the airport to the hotel on Day 1
  • Entrance fees and activities mentioned in the itinerary, specifically:
    • Private tour of the Vaults in Edinburgh
    • Private Morning Walking Tour with an expert local guide in Edinburgh
    • Entry tickets to Edinburgh Castle
    • Private tour of Mary Kings Close in Edinburgh
    • Private meeting with a local kilt maker
    • Afternoon Alpaca Experience, not private (please note this involves walking with the alpacas in the countryside)
    • Entry to Bannockburn Visitor Centre
    • Private Session with a local storyteller at Bannockburn
    • Private tour of a local farm
    • Private evening tour of Castle Menzies
  • Welcome Drink on arrival at first hotel
  • Welcome package in first hotel room, including 2 stamped postcards, £10/ €10 in cash & Local Map
  • Local Gratuities
  • 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
  • Day 3 – Private After Hours Tour of Royal Yacht Britannia, including red carpet welcome & glass of champagne.
    • Total Cost of £2,000 GBP
Terms & Conditions Read More

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