Scottish Highlands and Islands


Monday 26th August – Sunday 1st September 2024

Number of Travellers: 2
Duration: 7 Days / 6 Nights

Day by Day

Day 1 - Monday 26th August - Journey to the Highlands

Your experienced guide will meet you at the hotel reception today to begin your travel together into the highlands. On the way stop at the side of a small scenic loch to set out in canoes onto the sparkling waters. Paddle your way across the serene Scottish waters, finding the perfect place to enjoy lunch before more explorations of the shoreline. Once returned to dry land, travel with your guide to the Cairngorms National Park to your luxury accommodation for the evening.

Overnight: Ballater | The Balmoral Arms
Room Type: Junior Suite

Day 2 - Tuesday 27th August - Natural Delights

Start your day with an invigorating wild swimming experience with a qualified expert who will share their joy of this special experience with you. Warm up next to the wood stove in a gorgeous glamping tent, set up right by the riverbank. Delight in a picnic lunch before setting off on a afternoon hike to explore the mountains and rivers of the beautiful Deeside area with your knowledgable guide.

*Wild swimming and glamping lunch is subject to availability.

Overnight: Ballater | The Balmoral Arms
Room Type: Junior Suite

Day 3 - Wednesday 28th August - Embrace the Highlands

This morning travel with your guide to enjoy a short hike, discovering the surrounding moorland.Whether you fancy a mellow circular walk or a more demanding hike, your guide will be able to suggest the perfect option for you. Continue your journey north to arrive in the Capital of the highlands, Inverness. Here it is time to discover the famous tastes of Scotland as you join a tour to of the local Distillery and Brewery. Learn the processes of how both the beer and whisky are made before enjoying a taster for yourself.

Overnight: Inverness | Kingsmills
Room Type: Classic King

Day 4 - Thursday 29th August - Over the Sea to Skye

This morning step on board for a cruise of the dark waters of the infamous Loch Ness. Look out for wildlife such as wild goats, golden eagles and of course the elusive monster! Admire the ruins of Castle Urquhart as they come into view as we travel further up the loch. Returning to the shore, meet your guide and travel to one of Scotland’s most beautiful Castles. Eilean Donan Castle 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 enjoy the iconic view before continuing over the sea to the Isle of Skye.

Overnight: Isle of Skye | Skeabost
Room Type: Sea View Double

Day 5 - Friday 30th August - The Fabled Isle

Today, enjoy a full day of hiking in this incredible landscape, at whatever level of challenge you prefer. You will be spoilt for choice with the dramatic landscape on offer, with many fantastic hikes through stark and unusual rock formations and landscapes, including the awe-inspiring Old Man Of Storr and the Quiraing. The rugged coastline of this island means that you can enjoy incredible sweeping views of islands and mountains in almost every direction. Heading into the hills or exploring the coast and glens, the day will be tailored just for you, including a visit to the secluded waterfalls.

Overnight: Isle of Skye | Skeabost
Room Type: Sea View Double

Day 6 - Saturday 31st August - Explore the West Coast

This morning board your ferry as you leave Skye by way of the sea and arrive back to the mainland. Arriving in Mallaig drive take the short drive to the silver sand beaches. Rain or shine this coastline provides something special, from the glistening waters reflecting the rays of the sun, to the atmospheric crash of the waves on the rugged rock formations. Spend time here as you wish, before driving onwards to view the spectacular Glenfinnan Monument and viaduct overhead, where your guide will provide you an insight into the history. Drive on to your castle accommodation for the night on the outskirts of Fort William.

Overnight: Glencoe | Glencoe House
Room Type: One Bedroom Suite

Day 7 - Sunday 1st September - Depart

A private transfer will collect you from your hotel this morning to take you to Edinburgh Airport in time for your departing flight.

Trip Details

Inclusions Read More
  • 6 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 6
  • All transfers in a private vehicle driven by our guide on guided days
  • Airport Transfer on Departure Day
  • All Ferry Travel Included in the Itinerary
  • All guided hikes mentioned in the itinerary
  • Entrance fees and activities mentioned in the itinerary, specifically:
    • Private Canoe Experience
    • Private Wild Swimming experience with post swim glamping lunch (subject to availability)
    • Distillery and Brewery Tour
    • Loch Ness Boat Trip
    • Eilean Donan Castle Admission
  • 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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