Scottish Explorations

Watson's

Monday 13th May – Friday 17th May 2024

Number of Travellers: 2
Duration: 5 Days / 4 Nights

Day by Day

Day 1 - Monday 13th May - Welcome to Scotland - Hiking Perthshire

Your Guide will collect you from the Airport this morning to whisk you off to Highland Perthshire. Make sure you are dressed for an adventure, as you will stop off for a hike along the way. There is a wonderful choice of hikes in the area. Your guide will make some suggestions based on your interests, ability and the weather conditions. After an enjoyable hike you’re guide will take you to your welcoming highland retreat to relax and settle in.

Overnight: Perthshire | Fonab Castle
Room Type: Castle Signature View room
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 2 - Tuesday 14th May - Highland Adventures

The rivers around Perthshire are some of the best for fly fishing. You will meet a local ghillie this morning and head out to enjoy a morning of fly fishing. Enjoy the tranquility of these rich and diverse surroundings as you cast your line and wait for the tell tale pull as you catch your prey. Your expert ghillie will help you to make the very  best of this experience and will be on hand to guide you through local techniques and tips for these waters. This afternoon, staying in the local area, we visit Blair Castle, an iconic white castle with its own private army! We can tour the castle itself and the grounds, and perhaps take a longer walk in the surrounding valleys if you want to explore more. Later, travel back to the hotel, perhaps enjoy some spa treatments or simply a drink in the bar enjoying views across the loch outside.

Overnight: Perthshire | Fonab Castle
Room Type: Castle Signature View room
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 3 - Wednesday 15th May - Travel to Edinburgh - Kayaking

This morning travel with your guide to Edinburgh. On the way stop at the side of a small scenic loch you will meet a local expert and set out in kayaks onto the sparkling waters. Paddle your way across the serene Scottish waters, finding the perfect place to enjoy a hot drink, before more explorations of the shoreline. Once returned to dry land, you will travel with your guide into the city to your characterful hotel. Your guide will depart this evening leaving you to enjoy dinner before joining a tour that will taking a trip back in time. Wander the dark streets of Edinburgh to visit the eerie dwellings of the Real Mary King’s close. Experience a tour and learn how the locals used to live and work in these underground alleyways.

Overnight: Edinburgh | The Bonham
Room Type: Superior King Room
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 4 - Thursday 16th May - Exploring Edinburgh

After breakfast, meet your guide in the foyer of your hotel, be immersed  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. You then have a free afternoon to continue your explorations at your own pace, pick up souvenirs or relax as you prefer.

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

Day 5 - Friday 17th May - Depart

A private transfer will collect you from your hotel this morning and whisk you to the airport in time for your onward flight, taking with you a small part of Scotland in your heart and a longing to return.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Trip Details

Inclusions Read More
  • 4 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 3
  • 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:
    • Private Half Day Fly Fishing Experience
    • Admission to Blair Castle
    • Private Half Day Kayaking Experience
    • Mary Kings Close Tour
    • Private Half Day Edinburgh City Guide
    • Admission to Edinburgh 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
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