V4- Ubuntu Life- Edinburgh Explorations

Saturday 8th June – Wednesday 12th June 2024

Number of Travellers: 4
Duration: 5 Days / 4 Nights

Day by Day

Day 1 - Saturday 8th June - Arrive in Scotland

Meet your private transfer on arrival at Edinburgh Airport to whisk you off to your luxurious city centre hotel. Depending on your arrival time have the chance to explore the local area before an evening discovering the hidden dwellings of the Real Mary King’s close. Experience a private guided tour and learn how the locals used to live and work in these underground alleyways.

Overnight: Edinburgh | The Balmoral
Room Type: x2 Executive Old Town View Rooms
Meals Included: None

Day 2 - Sunday 9th June - Dean Village

Discovering the quieter areas of Edinburgh. You will visit Dean Village, a quaint hamlet once home to 11 mills running off of the local river. The river, the Water of Leith, is one of Edinburgh’s hidden natural assets with a diversity of flora and fauna that you will have time to discover as you stroll along the 13 mile walkway at the river’s edge. This afternoon is at your leisure to prepare for your exciting evening ahead!

Overnight: Edinburgh | The Balmoral
Room Type: x2 Executive Old Town View Rooms
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 3 - Monday 10th June - Explore Edinburgh

After breakfast, meet your guide in the foyer of your hotel and head out for a day spent exploring the beautiful cobblestone streets of the city. Full of history, the capital is very accessible by foot. Wander up the Royal Mile, stopping to visit the architecturally stunning St Giles Cathedral, and enjoy panoramic views from Edinburgh Castle. Pick up a coffee and a pastry from one of the wee artisan shops, dipping into local galleries, cheesemongers and bookshops. This afternoon is free for you to further explore the city or perhaps you would prefer to simple relax and make the most of your hotel facilities, the option is yours.

Overnight: Edinburgh | The Balmoral
Room Type: x2 Executive Old Town View Rooms
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 4 - Tuesday 11th June - Around Edinburgh, Firth Of Forth & Rosslyn Chapel

Your private guide will pick you up this morning and you will head out of the city to explore some of the surrounding area. Your first stop is South Queensferry, where the famous Forth Bridges span the Firth of Forth. Here you will step on board a cruise to get a completely different perspective of Edinburgh, the bridges and the local islands. Keep your eyes open for the local seal community, as well as a huge variety of different seabirds. After lunch continue your explorations and head to the enigma that is Rosslyn Chapel. Made famous by The Da Vinci Code, Dan Brown called this chapel “the most mysterious and magical chapel on earth” and there are certainly lots of unanswered questions about this unique building. Originally founded in 1446, the chapel features intricate carvings and decorations which have prompted many different theories connected with the Knights Templar and the Freemasons, amongst others. Your guide will take you back to your hotel and leave you to enjoy your final evening of your Edinburgh adventures.

 

*Please note the private catamaran experience is subject to availability.

Overnight: Edinburgh | The Balmoral
Room Type: x2 Executive Old Town View Rooms
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 5 - Wednesday 12th June - 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.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Trip Details

Inclusions Read More
  • 4 nights accommodation, as stated in the itinerary
  • Most meals, as stated in the itinerary above
  • Arrival airport transfer
  • Departure airport transfer
  • All transfers in a private vehicle, driven by your guide on guided days
  • Entrance fees and activities mentioned in the itinerary, specifically:
    • Private Mary Kings Close Experience
    • Private Morning Tour of Dean Village
    • Private Edinburgh City Tour
    • Edinburgh Castle – Admission
    • Private Morning Catamaran Tour (*subject to availability)
    • Rosslyn Chapel – Admission
  • Personalised trip design and delivery
  • 24/7 In-Country Support form 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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