V2 Wood Scotland Trip

Saturday 11th May – Saturday 18th May 2024

Duration: 8 Days / 7 Nights

Day by Day

Day 1 - Saturday 11th May - Welcome to Scotland

On arrival at the airport you will be met by a private driver who will transfer you to your city centre hotel. Depending on your arrival time you can choose to relax at the hotel or head out to start exploring this unique city.

Overnight: Edinburgh | The Rutland Hotel
Room Type: Classic Double
Meals Included: None

Day 2 - Sunday 12th May - 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. Your guide will leave you here so that you can spend as much time in the castle as you wish.

This afternoon, take a tour of Mary King’s Close and the hidden streets and dark past of the city. Pick up a coffee and a pastry from one of the wee artisan shops, dipping into local galleries, cheesemongers and bookshops and enjoy explorations at your own pace.

Overnight: Edinburgh | The Rutland Hotel
Room Type: Classic Double
Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 3 - Monday 13th May - Arthurs Seat & Rosslyn Chapel

After breakfast, you will meet your private guide who will also be your driver for this next part of your trip. Together you will hike to the top of Arthur’s seat, taking in the beautiful morning views and the 360 panoramic of the buzzing city and the expansive coastline.

After lunch, head out to rural mid Lothian with your guide and visit the beautiful and infamous Rosslyn Chapel, full of mysterious symbolism with ornate stonework, it has provided the inspiration that has attracted writers, artists and visitors throughout history. This evening enjoy dinner back under the twinkling lights of the city.

Overnight: Edinburgh | The Rutland Hotel
Room Type: Classic Double
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 4 - Tuesday 14th May - Head West & Cruise Loch Lomond

This morning, your private guide will pick you up from your city hotel and together you will head west to the shores of Loch Lomond. Settle into your hotel and enjoy some lunch before taking to the sparkling waters of Loch Lomond for a boat cruise exploring around some of the little islands as you hear the local history. Keep your eyes open for the local wildlife, including Ospreys, Red Deer and maybe something a bit more unusual.

Overnight: Loch Lomond | Cameron House Hotel
Room Type: Classic Double
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 5 - Wednesday 15th May - Hike the Trossachs

Explore the beauty of the Trossachs National Park with your guide today. There are lots of options to choose from and your guide will help you decide a great hike based on the weather and how you are feeling. You may decide to summit the small but mighty Ben A’an, which has lovely views back over Loch Katrine, or explore some of the trails in the Queen Elizabeth Forest Park. After lunch, make the most of the hotel amenities, perhaps enjoying a spa treatment or an afternoon tea with a view.

Overnight: Loch Lomond | Cameron House Hotel
Room Type: Classic Double
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 6 - Thursday 16th May - Transfer to Ayr

After breakfast your guide will meet you at hotel and transfer you to Ayr via the coast. Along the way stop for lunch by the sea and you may choose to explore the Largs for an hour to stretch your legs. On arrival at your accommodation, your guide will bid you farewell. Settle in and relax for the evening ahead of an exciting day tomorrow.

Overnight: Ayr | Fairfield House Hotel
Room Type: Superior Sea View Double
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 7 - Friday 17th May - Wedding

Attend Wedding in Brig o’ Doon House, just 8 minute taxi ride away.

Overnight: Ayr | Fairfield House Hotel
Room Type: Superior Sea View Double
Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 8 - Saturday 18th May - Depart

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

Meals Included: Breakfast

Trip Details

Inclusions Read More
  • 7 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 3 to Day 6 (plus 1 half days with a local city guide in Edinburgh)
  • All transfers in a private vehicle driven by our guide on guided days
  • All guided hikes mentioned in the itinerary
  • Entrance fees and activities mentioned in the itinerary, specifically:
    • Edinburgh Castle
    • Mary Kings Close
    • Loch Lomond Boat Cruise
    • Rosslyn Chapel
  • 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
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