V3- Scottish Explorations

Volpi

Saturday 3rd August – Monday 12th August 2024

Number of Travellers: 2
Duration: 10 Days / 9 Nights

Day by Day

Day 1 - Saturday 3rd August - 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. Rest and relax before your travels really begin.

Overnight: Edinburgh | The Bonham
Room Type: x1 Deluxe King Room
Meals Included: None

Day 2 - Sunday 4th August - Day Trip to St Andrews

Known over the world as the birthplace of Golf and being home to Scotland’s oldest university, there is a rich history to this characterful coastal town. Travel with your guide from Edinburgh to stroll the pathways and soak in the atmosphere. View the ruins of Scotland’s largest medieval church, perched on the cliff side. This afternoon you may like to breathe in the fresh sea air and explore the miles of uninterrupted beaches, before returning to the City.

Overnight: Edinburgh | The Bonham
Room Type: x1 Deluxe King Room
Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 3 - Monday 5th August - Foodie Tour & Military Tattoo

Spend the day with an expert local guide. Immerse yourselves in the winding cobbled streets of historic Old Town Edinburgh as you discover the highlights of this unique capital city before exploring the tasteful delights. Be led through the hidden gems of the city to the places only the locals know about so you can taste some of the local delicacies. This evening  is a night of celebration, at the Royal Military Tattoo. Enjoy this wonderful spectacle on the Castle Esplanade, with a dram of Whisky to begin.

Overnight: Edinburgh | The Bonham
Room Type: x1 Deluxe King Room
Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 4 - Tuesday 6th August - Travel by Train to the Highlands & Meet your Guide

This morning  board your train to the highland village of Pitlochry, where you will be met by your guide who will be with you for the rest of your Scottish travels. Visit a local whisky distillery for a tour and tasting and perhaps a spot of lunch, before continuing your travels to the West coast.

Overnight: Benderloch | Isle of Eriska
Room Type: x1 Spa Suite
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 5 - Wednesday 7th August - Coastal Discoveries

Take to the waters today for an exhilarating tour of the coastline and islands of the west. Enjoy an experience just for you. You will be in safe hands with your expert skipper, taking you on a journey from Loch to sea with exciting discoveries on the way, including lunch on the Isle of Mull. Once you have returned to dry land, your driver guide will take you back to your hotel for a relaxing evening.

Overnight: Benderloch | Isle of Eriska
Room Type: x1 Spa Suite
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 6 - Thursday 8th August - Road to the Isles & Sea Kayak Adventure

Travel the road to the Isles today, winding your way through the luscious valley scenery. Meet your specialist guide to head out to explore the clear turquoise waters and white sandy beaches of Arisaig. Tailored to your experience this sea kayaking session will provide you a glimpse into a watery world as you journey around tiny islands, spotting seals, dolphins, and a host of coastal birds as you go. Later, board the ferry at Mallaig to travel over the Sea to Skye.

Overnight: Portree | Marmalade Hotel
Room Type: x1 Superior Double Room
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 7 - Friday 9th August - Guided Explorations on the Isle of Skye

Today you have a full day to explore some of the special corners of this magical island with your guide. You will be spoilt for choice with fascinating history and dramatic landscape on offer, with unique hiking routes through stark and unusual rock formations and sweeping coast and mountain views to enjoy in almost every direction. This ‘misty isle’ is also home to so many curious stories and legends of fairies and islander culture, your guide will share some of the best hidden gems and personalise the day to your interests.

Overnight: Portree | Marmalade Hotel
Room Type: x1 Superior Double Room
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 8 - Saturday 10th August - Scenic Drive to Glencoe

Leave the island today by crossing the iconic Skye bridge. Visit the picturesque Eilean Donan Castle, which occupies an island at the confluence of three sea lochs and stands in defiance of the towering peaks surrounding it. Take your time here to explore and enjoy the iconic view, before continuing onwards through mountain glens to the highland village of Glencoe.

Overnight: Glencoe Village | Glencoe Inn & Gathering
Room Type: x1 Classic Double Mountain View
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 9 - Sunday 11th August - Hiking the West Highlands

Today you have a full day in the hills, your guide will lead you on a hike through the atmospheric landscapes of Glencoe. The route for this day will be discussed with your guide the evening before, to take in consideration of the weather and the terrain you would like to cover. After you have returned from your hike, your guide will say goodbye and leave you to make the most of your final evening of your Scottish travels.

Overnight: Glencoe Village | Glencoe Inn & Gathering
Room Type: x1 Classic Double Mountain View
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 10 - Monday 12th August - 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
  • 9 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 4 to Day 9
  • All transfers in a private vehicle driven by our guide on guided days
  • Airport Transfer on Arrival Day, includes Meet & Greet (Edinburgh Airport to Hotel)
  • Airport Transfer on Departure Day (Glencoe to Glasgow/Edinburgh Airport)
  • All Ferry Travel Included in the Itinerary
  • All guided hikes mentioned in the itinerary
  • Entrance fees and activities mentioned in the itinerary, specifically:
    • Private Day trip to St Andrews
    • Private Edinburgh City & Foodie Tour
    • Royal Military Tattoo – Dram and Ticket Package
    • Train from Edinburgh to Pitlochry
    • Whisky Distillery Tour
    • Group Boat Trip to Mull
    • Private Sea Kayaking Experience
    • Admission – Eilean Donan Castle
  • 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
Pricing Read More

The GROSS price for this itinerary, based on 2 clients on a twin-share basis, including a £12 per person conservation contribution is:

£11, 059 GBP per person.

Terms & Conditions Read More

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