V2 – The Myers Family Adventure to Scotland

Sunday 28th July – Saturday 3rd August 2024

Duration: 7 Days / 6 Nights


Overview

Spend time as a family as you explore the Highlands of Scotland with your private driver guide.  From the jagged mountains of Glencoe to the crystal clear waters of the west coast, and from the hallowed green fairways of St Andrews to the theatrical extravaganza of the Military Tattoo, this trip will tingle all your sense and leave you wanting to return for more.

Highlights

  • Hear stories passed down from generations with a local storyteller
  • Explore some of the most beautiful scenery in Scotland with your knowledgeable guide
  • Spend your last night at the Royal Military Tattoo complete with fireworks and dinner in the Castle

Day by Day

Day 1 - Sunday 28th July - Welcome to Scotland

On arrival at Edinburgh airport you will be met by your private driver guide and will head out of the city on the first leg of your adventure.  Your first stop will be Bannockburn where you will meet with an expert guide who will really bring this landscape to life as you imagine what it was like standing shoulder to shoulder with Robert the Bruce before his greatest victory.  After lunch there will be the option to visit Stirling Castle or just head on through the ever changing landscape to the jagged mountains of Glencoe where you will check into your  accommodation in the heart of the valley for the next three nights.

Overnight: Glencoe | Kingshouse Hotel
Room Type: 2 x Feature Rooms
Meals Included: Lunch

Day 2 - Monday 29th July - Steam trains and Sea Kayaking

Set off on an adventure this morning as you board the famous Jacobite Steam Train and be transported to the coast behind one of the most famous Steam Engines in the UK.  Thunder over the iconic viaduct and pass alongside loch before arriving at the seaside resort of Mallaig.  This afternoon, take to the sea as you enjoy an afternoon of sea kayaking on the crystal clear waters of the west coast.  With only the swish of your paddle and the lap of the waves to keep you company, this is the perfect way to connect with Scotland – especially when the friendly seal colony pop their heads up to say hello!

 

Overnight: Glencoe | Kingshouse Hotel
Room Type: 2 x Feature Rooms
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 3 - Tuesday 30th July - To Perthshire

It is time to head east towards your next destination today.  On the way to Highland Perthshire, you will stop off to explore Blair Castle, the home to the same family for over 700 years!  This castle is the home of the only remaining Private Army in Europe, and has an incredible collection of weaponry which is fascinating to explore.  Follow in the family’s footsteps as you explore the castle and the immaculate gardens before venturing on to your luxurious hotel that overlooks the famous River Tay.

Overnight: Perthshire | Dunkeld House Hotel
Room Type: 1 x Suite and 1 x Superior Room
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 4 - Wednesday 31st July - Visiting a Scottish Hill Farm and a Landrover Safari

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. Afterwards, continue into the enchanting glen, delving deeper into the wilderness on a private landrover 4×4 tour. As you explore, look out for the russet red coats of red deer and the soaring silhouettes of golden eagles. Listen out for the chattering disapproval of grouse as they flap comically above the heath, chatting to your guide about the land’s topography.

Tonight, you will meet with a local storyteller who will regale you with tales of myths and legends.  Sit back and relax with a mocktail or a wee dram and let the stories wash over you and transport you to a time that is woven into the very fabric of the lives of the people of Scotland.

Overnight: Perthshire | Dunkeld House Hotel
Room Type: 1 x Suite and 1 x Superior Room
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 5 - Thursday 1st August - The Home of Golf

St Andrews – the home of golf and the place where the Prince and Princess of Wales met as students many years ago.  Arrive in time to explore the city – from the cathedral to the beachfront and all the hidden gems in between.  There will be time to visit the pro shop before enjoying lunch at the Clubhouse and then heading onto Edinburgh in the mid afternoon.  With the fringe festival about to get underway, enjoy the atmosphere that seeps into every corner of the city and perhaps end the day with a drink in the bar

Overnight: Edinburgh | The Bonham
Room Type: 1 x Junior Suite and 1 x Superior Room
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 6 - Friday 2nd August - Fringe Festival and the Royal Military Tattoo

The streets of Edinburgh will be buzzing with energy due to the various festivals running this month and you will pass street performers and entertainment on every corner as you explore. Follow your curiosity through the twisting cobbled streets of the Old Town and enjoy the vibrant ambience. There will be a huge variety of different shows and concerts to choose from if you wish to catch a performance and your fringe guide will make sure you get the most out of this world famous institution!

The Edinburgh Military Tattoo is a world-renowned outdoor performance that started in 1950. It is different every year and is staged on the castle esplanade with incredible views over the city. Your evening starts with a 3-course dinner and whisky tasting within the castle, this includes a brief recital by members of the tattoo cast. After your meal, you will be escorted to your premier seats for the start of the performance. The show ends with a spectacular fireworks display and is sure to blow you away on your final night on Scottish soil.

Overnight: Edinburgh | The Bonham
Room Type: 1 x Junior Suite and 1 x Superior Room
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 7 - Saturday 3rd August - Depart Edinburgh

A private transfer will take you to the airport this morning in time for your onward connection, taking with you a small part of this ancient land in your heart and a longing to return.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Trip Details

Inclusions Read More
  • All accommodation from Day 1 to Day 7
  • Most meals as indicated above
  • Services of an experienced and knowledgeable qualified guide from Day 1 to Day 6
  • Ground transportation from Day 1 to Day 5
  • Private airport transfer on Day 7
  • All guided hikes and activities mentioned in the itinerary
    – Entry to Bannockburn
    – Private expert guide at Bannockburn
    – First Class tickets on the Jacobite Express
    – Private afternoon Sea Kayaking session with an expert guide
    – Entry to Blair Castle
    – Visit and cheese tasting at a local farm
    – Private Landrover Safari into the Perthshire hills
    – Session with a local storyteller
    – Dinner in the castle followed by Premier Seats for the Royal Military Tattoo
  • 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