Westwick Family Explore Scotland - V1

Westwick

Friday 14th June – Sunday 23rd June 2024

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

Day by Day

Day 1 - Friday 14th June - 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. Depending on your arrival time you can choose to relax at the hotel or head out to start exploring this unique city.

Overnight: Edinburgh | The Bonham
Room Type: 2 x Deluxe Kings (1 twinned)
Meals Included: None

Day 2 - Saturday 15th June - 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. 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 explorations at your own pace, pick up souvenirs or relax as you prefer.

Overnight: Edinburgh | The Bonham
Room Type: 2 x Deluxe Kings (1 twinned)
Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 3 - Sunday 16th June - Transfer north via St Andrews

This morning start your journey north with your main guide/driver, heading to St Andrews in the Kingdom of Fife. Enjoy exploring this characterful university town, full of history and stories. More recently the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge famously met during their studies here. However, St Andrews is much better known for being the ‘birthplace of golf’ and ‘The Old Course’.  Elie will enjoy a round of golf on an iconic course, while the rest of the family explores St Andrews and the surrounding costal towns. Then it is time to head north into the heart of beautiful Perthshire where you will settle into your unique and comfortable hotel.

Overnight: Pitlochry | Craigmhor
Room Type: Deluxe Double with balcony & Deluxe Twin with balcony
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 4 - Monday 17th June - Morning Private 4x4 Safari & Afternoon Explorations

This morning you head out on a Private fun Landrover safari with a kilted Ranger. Exploring private estate tracks to see what traditional gillies and estate managers drive every day. Keep your eyes open for the local wildlife, Red Deer, Mountain Hares and Eagles that are all to be found here. A truly wonderful experience that gets you into the heart of the highlands.

This afternoon continue your local explorations with your guide, finishing the day with some delectable chocolates at a local award-winning specialist.

Overnight: Pitlochry | Craigmhor
Room Type: Deluxe Double with balcony & Deluxe Twin with balcony
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 5 - Tuesday 18th June - The Cairngorms and Inverness

Today you head north to the Highland capital of Inverness.  On the way you will travel through the stunning Cairngorm National Park, where you can choose to stop for a short hike.  There are many different options to choose from and your guide will advise you on the best choices based on the weather and what you want to explore.  With many hidden Lochs and incredible Caledonian pine forests you are sure to enjoy whatever you decide.  Continue on to your final destination and choose to relax for the evening or explore the bustling capital of the highlands.

Overnight: Inverness | Kingsmills hotel
Room Type: 2 x Classic Double (1 room twinned)
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 6 - Wednesday 19th June - Whisky Day - The Heart of Speyside

Today you will travel around Speyside with your guide on a journey through the history of Scottish whisky, discovering just why Speyside whiskys are known around the world. Beginning the day with the chance to observe the ancient art of coopering, which is the skilled art of creating the all-important barrels that spirits rest in.

With Whisky on the mind it will then be time to follow in the footsteps on the Whisky Smugglers Trail, through the hidden glens of Speyside. After your hike through the Whisky country it seems only right that you quench your thirst with a tasting of the local produce with a tour and tasting in one of the characterful Speyside distilleries. The perfect way to round off your day’s exploration before your guide returns you to your hotel for the evening.

Overnight: Inverness | Kingsmills hotel
Room Type: 2 x Classic Double (1 room twinned)
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 7 - Thursday 20th June - Transfer to Glenfinnan & Loch Ness

After a hearty breakfast, you will depart your hotel heading to your new home for the next couple of nights.  On the way you will stop at the home of the fabled Loch Ness Monster! As you head along the side of the loch keep your eyes peeled to see if you can see her lurking in the waters. You will arrive in Fort Augustus where you enjoy a scenic boat and glide across the waters of the second deepest loch in Scotland loch in search of Nessie. The guides will give you tips on Nessie-spotting and tell of enchanting stories involving her and the magical kelpies.  Arrive at your next hotel, set on the edge of Loch Shiel, and get settled in for a relaxing evening or explore the wonderful surroundings of this hotel.

Overnight: Glenfinnan | Glenfinnan House
Room Type: Loch View & Double Room
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 8 - Friday 21st June - The Road to the Isles

Today you’ll travel along the stunning Road to the Isles, this is frequently listed as one of the most beautiful drives in the world and it is easy to see why. You’ll enjoy a hike in the scenic Arisaig, with its white sandy beaches and wild coastline or perhaps enjoy a game of golf at the rugged, hidden gem that is Arisaig Golf course.

Overnight: Glenfinnan | Glenfinnan House
Room Type: Loch View & Double Room
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 9 - Saturday 22nd June - Exploring Atmospheric Glencoe & Glasgow

Making your way south to the cultural city of Glasgow, you will pass through the dramatic mountains and ridges of Glencoe.  Glencoe has featured as the backdrop in many films and once you are looking up at these summits it is easy to see why! Spend some time exploring this famous valley with your guide, there are plenty of options to suit every level of energy and challenge.  Continue on the vibrant metropolis of Glasgow, head to your hotel to rest and relax or perhaps head out to explore this unique city.

Overnight: Glasgow | Abode Hotel
Room Type: 2 x Desirable Rooms (1 twinned)
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 10 - Sunday 23rd 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
  • All accommodation from Day 3 to Day 9
  • Most meals as indicated above
  • Services of an experienced and knowledgeable qualified guide from Day 3 to Day 9
  • Ground transportation from Day 3 to Day 9
  • Private airport transfer on arrival & departure
  • All guided hikes and activities mentioned in the itinerary
  • Activities & Entry fees, specifically;
    • Morning blue badge guide, Edinburgh (half day)
    • Entry fee, Edinburgh Castle
    • Green fees, club hire & trolley hire at Kingsbarns (for 1 pax)
    • Highland safari (not private)
    • Audio chocolate tasting experience
    • Entry fee, Speyside Distillery
    • 1hr boat cruise, Loch Ness (not private)
    • Green fees at Arisaig Golf Club
  • Personalised trip design and delivery
  • Snacks throughout the trip
  • 24 hour in-country support from the Wilderness Team
Exclusions Read More
  • International & Internal 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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