V4 - TCS - Olga, Kevin and Elly explore the UK

Thursday 21st August – Sunday 31st August 2025

Number of Travellers: 3
Duration: 11 Days / 10 Nights

Overview

Experience the very best of Scotland & Wales as you adventure through stunning scenery with an expert guide who loves to share this beautiful land and its wild places. Taste delicious meals created with local produce and relax in welcoming hospitality at the end of every day. Step into the past as you listen to a storyteller spin tales, and follow the footsteps of Royalty as you explore palaces and hike in the shadow of towering mountains. Create special memories of unique experiences in beautiful countries full of history and character.

Day by Day

Day 1 - Thursday 21st August - Welcome to Scotland

On arrival at the airport the VIP team will be waiting for you and will whisk you seamlessly through the formalities and our to your 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.

Your host guide will meet you at the accommodation to assist with check in and be on hand should you wish to venture out to soak in the festival vibe that will be pulsing through the streets.

Overnight: Edinburgh | The Bonham
Room Type: 2 x Superior Rooms - 1 is an accessible room for single occupancy
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 2 - Friday 22nd August - 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. You will meet an expert festival guide who will take you to parts of the city with some of the best shows and also give you a behind the scene insight into how this incredible event comes to pass every year.

Tonight, you will don your kilt and sashes and enjoy a truly wonderful evening with seats in the Royal Gallery to enjoy the spectacular celebration of the military and music which ends with an awe inspiring firework display.  There will even be a chance to meet some of the performers after the show with a reception of champagne and canapés – a truly fantastic way to end your time in Edinburgh.

Overnight: Edinburgh | The Bonham
Room Type: 2 x Superior Rooms - 1 is an accessible room for single occupancy
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 3 - Saturday 23rd August - To Perthshire

You can have a relaxed start to the day today after your evening out last night – perhaps enjoy some of the spa facilities or head out to purchase some souvenirs.  When you are ready, you will set off north to the next part of your adventure towards the rolling hills of Perthshire.

On the way you will stop off at Bannockburn where you will meet a local storyteller who can bring this whole landscape to life with stories of Robert the Bruce and the victory that changed the course of Scottish history!  From here, you can weave your way along winding country roads towards your castle hotel on the banks of the glittering Loch Faskally.

Overnight: Perthshire | Fonab Castle
Room Type: 2 x Woodland Suites - one accessible for single occupancy
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 4 - Sunday 24th August - The Wildlife of Perthshire

The rolling hills of Perthshire are home to an abundance of wildlife and stunning scenery and you’ll all head out today for some final explorations.  Your first stop will be at a local red deer centre where you can get up close to the magnificent red deer, who are usually found on high ridge lines away from prying eyes!  You can also meet their resident Barn Owl with their curious eyes and enjoy a hands on experience of this warrior of the night.

On your way back to the hotel you can stop off in a charming village to visit a local chocolatier and indulge in a decadent hot chocolate while tasting some of the fantastic truffles before your guide drops you off in the late afternoon.

 

Overnight: Perthshire | Fonab Castle
Room Type: 2 x Woodland Suites - one accessible for single occupancy
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 5 - Monday 25th August - Canoeing and Exploring

For Kevin and Elly today is all about getting out adventuring as you take to one of the most iconic rivers in Scotland to enjoy a spot of canoeing!  Set off along the river, taking in the countryside from a different perspective this morning while Olga enjoys some time wandering along the pretty village of Pitlochry, exploring some of the quaint shops and delicious bakeries.

This afternoon, you will all meet up again to explore the Crannog Centre, and see how people use to live and work many years ago before retuning to your hotel to meet a local musician who will introduce you to the Clarsach and the links to traditional Gaelic music.

Overnight: Perthshire | Fonab Castle
Room Type: 2 x Woodland Suites - one accessible for single occupancy
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 6 - Tuesday 26th August - Hiking and Hilltops

For Kevin and Elly today you’ll lace up your hiking boots and head out into the hills to get right off the beaten track as you steading climb up to the peaks to enjoy the far stretching views that are afforded to you.  For Olga, you’ll enjoy a relaxed morning at the hotel before heading off with your guide to meet the others for lunch in a remote bothy!  But don’t worry, you’ll get to arrive there by car.  You can all enjoy a delicious lunch before taking a tour of the house where the family have lived for generations.  Hear stories of the glen and the ancestral home before returning to your castle hotel for one last night on Scottish soil.

Overnight: Perthshire | Fonab Castle
Room Type: 2 x Woodland Suites - one accessible for single occupancy
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 7 - Wednesday 27th August - To Wales

It is time to depart the rolling Perthshire hills and head to the dramatic landscape of Wales, with its jagged mountains and wonderfully sandy beaches.  You’ll board a train this morning with your host and head south to the heart of Snowdonia where you will be met by your driver guide and taken to your hotel for the night.

Overnight: Eryri | Ty'n Rhos
Room Type: 2 x Superior Rooms - 1 for single occupancy (not fully accessible but has a walk in shower and is on the ground floor)
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 8 - Thursday 28th August - Hiking & Slate Museum

For Kevin and Elly you can lace up your hiking boots and head into the hills of the national park for a wonderful hike into the remote Welsh Wilderness.  Feel the wind in your hair and the crunch of the earth underfoot as you breathe in the mountain air in these glacial valleys.

After a relaxing morning for Olga and an exhilarating time for Kevin and Elly, you’ll all meet up again at lunchtime and will spend the afternoon exploring the National Slate Museum – learning more about the backbone of Welsh industry and how it used to employ the majority of men in the valley.

Overnight: Eryri | Ty'n Rhos
Room Type: 2 x Superior Rooms - 1 for single occupancy (not fully accessible but has a walk in shower and is on the ground floor)
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 9 - Friday 29th August - The Age of Steam

Step back in time today as your step aboard one of the best preserved railways in Wales.  Breathe in the smell of steam before sitting back and letting the lull of the carriages relax you as you are transported back in time with the countryside changing as you travel from the coast to the mountains and back again.

Listen to the engine working hard as you head up the hills before the train chases it’s shadow down the valleys and around the bends.  Enjoy some delicious welsh cakes in the local cafe on route before heading back to your hotel for your final evening in your second celtic country.

Overnight: Eryri | Ty'n Rhos
Room Type: 2 x Superior Rooms - 1 for single occupancy (not fully accessible but has a walk in shower and is on the ground floor)
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 10 - Saturday 30th August - Football

Spend your last day in Wales having a relaxing morning after the last few days of exploring.  Perhaps just relax at the hotel with a coffee and memories of the last few days or heads into one of the nearby towns to do some souvenier shopping.

This afternoon you will arrive at Wrexham Football Club to witness a wonderful match of football.  Cheer on your team from the stands and get involved with the camaraderie of the fans.  Your guide will take you back to the hotel at the end of the day for one last night on Welsh soil

Football match will be subject to fixtures which have not been announced yet

Overnight: Eryri | Ty'n Rhos
Room Type: 2 x Superior Rooms - 1 for single occupancy (not fully accessible but has a walk in shower and is on the ground floor)
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 11 - Sunday 31st August - Depart

Your guide will 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.

Nearest international airports are Manchester or Liverpool which are approximately 1 hr 45 mins drive from the hotel.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Trip Details

Inclusions Read More
  • 10 nights accommodation, as stated in the itinerary above
  • Most meals, as stated in the itinerary above
  • The services of one qualified and experienced guide from Day 1 to Day 11 in Scotland and Wales
    • Gratuities for each guide at £150pd
  • The services of a local guide on hiking days in Scotland and Wales for Kevin and Elly
  • All transfers in a private vehicle driven by our guide on guided days
  • VIP arrival services at Edinburgh airport on Day 1
  • VIP Services on departure at either Manchester or Liverpool airport on Day 11
  • First class train tickets from Perthshire to Wales on Day 7
  • Wheelchair hire throughout
  • All guided hikes mentioned in the itinerary
  • Entrance fees and activities mentioned in the itinerary, specifically:
    • VIP tickets for the Royal Military Tattoo
    • Kilt and Sash hire for the evening
    • Local storyteller at Bannockburn and entry to the visitor centre
    • Morning of Canoeing
    • Entry to the Crannog Centre
    • Private Bothy lunch, whisky tasting and tour of the family home
    • Red Deer Experience at Highland Safaris
    • Tour and Tasting at the Highland Chocolatier
    • Private tour at the National Slate Museum
    • First Class tickets on the Welsh Highland Railway
    • Tickets to a Wrexham Football match – if available during your time in Wales
  • 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
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
Pricing Read More

Pricing:

The NET price for this itinerary, based on 3 clients in 2 rooms, and including a £12 per person conservation contribution is:

  • £19,330 GBP per person for Scotland & Wales

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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