V5 - Elise, Joel and Alex's Scottish Adventure

Saturday 6th July – Thursday 11th July 2024

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

Day by Day

Day 1 - Saturday 6th July - Welcome to Scotland

On arrival at the airport you will be met by the VIP team who will whisk you seamlessly through the arrival process to an awaiting 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.

Depending on the time of arrival you could head to Leith to see the floating palace of the Royal Yacht Britannia which is berthed here.  Explore the corridors and rooms of HRH Queen Elizabeth II’s favourite residence and watch the bunting flutter in the breeze as you gaze in wonder at this marvel of engineering.

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 | The Balmoral
Room Type: 1 x Classic Room for single occupancy interconnecting with 1 x Executive Room for Double Occupancy
Meals Included: Lunch

Day 2 - Sunday 7th 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, you’ll set off to explore the Edinburgh Dungeon where actors will take you through historical events in Scottish history but with a scary twist.  Perhaps take a ride on the Drop Dead Ride and feel what it would have been like to fall from the gallows!  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 | The Balmoral
Room Type: 1 x Classic Room for single occupancy interconnecting with 1 x Executive Room for Double Occupancy
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 3 - Monday 8th 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 | The Balmoral
Room Type: 1 x Classic Room for single occupancy interconnecting with 1 x Executive Room for Double Occupancy
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 4 - Tuesday 9th July - Battles and Birds

Your main driver guide will meet you at your hotel this morning and you will set off for the west coast. 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 lunch you will head to the Bonny Banks of Loch Lomond for a wonderful afternoon falconry experience.  Feel the adrenaline pulse through your veins as you handle owls, kestrals and the magnificent Golden Eagle with their powerful claws and glaring eyes.  Fly the birds to your glove and learn more about these majestic creatures that soar through the skies above our heads.

In the late afternoon, weave your way along the windy roads through the dramatic Glen Coe to your castle hotel, nestled in the shadow of the UK’s tallest mountain.

Overnight: Fort William | Inverlochy Castle
Room Type: 1 x Suite with a rollaway bed
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 5 - Wednesday 10th July - Monsters and Myths

For your final day on Scottish soil you will head north to the iconic stretch of water that hides myths and legends that are weaved into the very fabric of life here in the Highlands.  Zip across the waves in a high speed Zodiac keeping your eyes peeled for the elusive monster that lurks beneath the swirling waters and hear stories of the mystical creature as well as the lesser known Kelpies before returning to dry land.

Later on, you can head to the most besieged castle in Scotland to explore or perhaps head into the misty valley of Glencoe where you can spend time at the visitors centre learning more about the myths and legends of this wonderful place.

Overnight: Fort William | Inverlochy Castle
Room Type: 1 x Suite with a rollaway bed
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 6 - Thursday 11th July - Depart

Your private transfer will arrive early this morning to take you back to Edinburgh airport to meet up with the VIP team at the airport for your flight home – taking with you a small part of Scotland in your heart and a longing to return.

Please note that the transfer time will be around 0600 and the hotel will provide you with a bagged breakfast to take with you on the journey.

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 5
    • 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
  • Private transfer from Inverlochy Hotel to Edinburgh airport on Day 6
  • Entrance fees and activities mentioned in the itinerary, specifically:
    • Private tour of the Vaults in Edinburgh
    • Entry tickets (if required) to the Royal Yacht Britannia (not private)
    • Private Morning Walking Tour with an expert local guide in Edinburgh
    • Entry tickets to Edinburgh Castle (not private)
    • Entry tickets to Edinburgh Dungeon (not private)
    • 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 (not private)
    • Private Session with a local storyteller at Bannockburn
    • Private falconry experience
    • Boat trip on Loch Ness (not private)
    • Tickets to Urquhart Castle (not private)
  • Welcome Drink on arrival at first hotel
  • Welcome package in first hotel room, including 2 stamped postcards, £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
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 on a twin-share basis, and including a £12 per person conservation contribution is:

  • £28,350 GBP for the whole family

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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