Wolfson Family Adventure

Saturday 14th September – Sunday 22nd September 2024

Number of Travellers: 5
Duration: 9 Days / 8 Nights

Day by Day

Day 1 - Saturday 14th September - 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 Balmoral Hotel
Room Type: 2 x Executive Old Town View & 1 x Deluxe Double
Meals Included: None

Day 2 - Sunday 15th September - 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.

This evening embark on a journey into the heart of whisky culture with a visit to the renowned Whisky Society. Step through the doors into a world of aged oak barrels, rich aromas, and expertly crafted spirits. Enjoy a delicious dinner and sample the wide range of whiskies on offer with the help of experts behind the bar.

Overnight: Edinburgh | The Balmoral Hotel
Room Type: 2 x Executive Old Town View & 1 x Deluxe Double
Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 3 - Monday 16th September - Journey north to the Cairngorm National Park

After a hearty breakfast, meet your expert private guide who will also be your driver and commence your journey to the Cairngorms National Park. Along the way, enjoy stepping back in time as you explore the majestic halls and historic grounds of Stirling Castle. Embrace the scenic drive, absorbing the breathtaking landscapes en route. If time allows and you’re eager for adventure, your guide can suggest a picturesque walk amidst the stunning countryside. On arrival into your accommodations you will have time to refresh and perhaps take a leisurely stroll and prepare for your adventures ahead in the Cairngorms.

Overnight: Braemar | The Fife Arms
Room Type: 3 x Scottish Culture
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 4 - Tuesday 17th September - Exploring Breamar & Whisky Tour

Embark on a beautiful morning hike, tracing the historical cairns erected by the Royal Family on the Balmoral Estate, offering stunning vistas over Deeside and the iconic Balmoral Castle itself. For lunch, indulge in a luxury picnic amidst breathtaking scenery. After lunch, enjoy an afternoon delving into the world of whisky with a Royal Lochnagar Expressions Tour at the distillery, immersing yourself in the rich heritage and exquisite flavours of this amazing Scottish spirit.

Overnight: Braemar | The Fife Arms
Room Type: 3 x Scottish Culture
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 5 - Wednesday 18th September - Balmoral & Tour of the Whisky Region

Begin your day with a regal visit to Balmoral Castle in the morning, where you’ll explore the grandeur of the Royal Family’s residence amidst the stunning Scottish landscape. Then embark on an exciting whisky tour with your guide through the region, stopping at the Balvenie Distillery to taste their renowned whiskies before continuing on to Ballindalloch for more tastings, immersing yourself in the essence of Scotland’s whisky culture amidst picturesque surroundings.

Overnight: Braemar | The Fife Arms
Room Type: 3 x Scottish Culture
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 6 - Thursday 19th September - Transfer to Gleneagles

Leaving the Fife Arms this morning, take a journey to Gleneagles accompanied by your knowledgeable guide. Along the way, immerse yourself in the enchanting world of Outlander as you visit a few filming locations that bring the series to life, delving into Scotland’s rich history at the Highland Folk Museum and exploring the formidable ruins of Ruthven Barracks. Indulge your taste buds with a stop at the Highland Chocolatier for a sweet treat before arriving at Gleneagles to settle into luxury and relaxation. Bidding farewell to your guide this evening and enjoying a delicious meal in one of Gleneagles renowned restaurants.

Overnight: Auchterarder | Gleneagles Hotel
Room Type: 3 x Braid House Estate Double
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 7 - Friday 20th September - Rest & Relaxation

After a busy week of explorations, indulge in a day of tranquility and leisure at Gleneagles, where you can unwind amidst the breathtaking scenery of the Scottish countryside. Opt for a serene bike ride through picturesque trails, taking in the rolling hills and landscapes at your own pace. Afterward, perhaps pamper yourself with a luxurious spa treatment or read a book. Enjoy all the food on offer, opting for an afternoon tea or gourmet meal at one of the resort’s acclaimed restaurants.

Overnight: Auchterarder | Gleneagles Hotel
Room Type: 3 x Braid House Estate Double
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 8 - Saturday 21st September - Adventure at Gleneagles

Embark on an exhilarating day of activities at Gleneagles. With so many activities to choose from, you will be spoilt for choice. Book a session of clay pigeon shooting, a family experience with the ancient art of falconry, take a leisurely horseback ride through the picturesque countryside, play a round of golf, or buckle up for a thrilling 4×4 experience. As the sun sets, unwind with a well-deserved drink at the bar, reflecting on a day filled with unforgettable experiences and cherished memories.

*Activities can be reserved directly with Gleneagles.

Overnight: Auchterarder | Gleneagles Hotel
Room Type: 3 x Braid House Estate Double
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 9 - Sunday 22nd September - Depart

This morning a private transfer will collect you from your accommodation and take you to Edinburgh airport to make your onward connections. Waving farewell to Scotland for now but taking with you special memories and wonderful stories of your explorations.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Trip Details

Inclusions Read More
  • 8 nights accommodation, as stated in the itinerary above
  • Most meals, as stated in the itinerary above
  • The services of qualified and experienced guide Day 3 to Day 6 (plus an expert city guide on Day 2)
  • All transfers in a private vehicle driven by our guides on guided days
  • Airport transfers
  • All guided hikes mentioned in the itinerary
  • Entrance fees and activities mentioned in the itinerary, specifically:
    • Edinburgh Castle
    • Stirling Castle
    • Lochnagar Whisky Tour
    • Balmoral Castle Tour
    • Balvenie Whisky Distillery
    • Ballindalloch Whisky Distillery
    • Highland Chocolatier
    • Highland Folk Museum
  • 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
Terms & Conditions Read More

Please see our booking terms here.