This morning you will arrive at Edinburgh Airport. Here you will be met by your private driver, with your vehicle awaiting outside to take you into the city centre of Edinburgh, Scotland’s beautiful capital.
On arrival in Edinburgh you will drop off your luggage at your floating hotel – one of the city’s most unique and refined spots. The location of your hotel will provide perfect access from which to explore the very best of Edinburgh.
This afternoon we have arranged the perfect experience to begin your trip in style. Enjoy a sumptuous afternoon tea with champagne at the Fingal’s Lighthouse Restaurant and Bar. Afterwards, following a short transfer from Fingal to The Royal Yacht Britannia, your personal guide awaits as you board this historic ship via The Royal Brow, the entrance previously reserved for HM The Queen. You will gain a unique insight into the history of the Royal Yacht and how the Royal Family and crew lived and worked on board.
This evening we have arranged an exclusive private dinner at The Bridge, with a bespoke menu, and accompanying wines recommended by the on board Sommelier.
After a traditional Scottish breakfast, your local concierge will meet with you to discuss your options today. Then head out again to explore one of the world’s most special cities.
First you will enjoy exploring the city led by your charismatic local guide. Take a walk up to Princes’ Street and into the city’s famous Prince’s Street Gardens which sit below the imposing Edinburgh Castle. Enjoy the impressive city skyline and head towards the National Gallery.
We have left this afternoon relatively unscheduled for you to discover the city at your whim – from unearthing its fascinating history to a spot of retail therapy, or even a tee time at one of the prestigious links courses just outside the city – we’d be only too delighted to assist.
After another excellent Scottish breakfast you will check-out of your Edinburgh hotel. Waiting outside will be your driver and private vehicle.
Head north across the Forth Road Bridge, but not before a short detour down into the small historic village of South Queensferry for some amazing photo opportunities. Continue into Perthshire, one of Scotland’s most delightful counties. Split between rolling farmland and rugged mountains, Perthshire is a nature lovers’ paradise. You will take a short beeline towards Stirling for the resplendent Gleneagles Hotel, where you can enjoy a casual lunch in elegant surroundings.
Perhaps partake in an afternoon round of golf, or don your fluffy robe and invest in some ‘me time’ at the impressive spa and wellness centre. More adventurous outdoor pursuits can also be arranged in the shape of archery, hiking, biking, trout fishing, equestrian or even falconry.
Continue your journey north to the picturesque highland town of Pitlochry, in time for afternoon tea at your new castle home.
After refreshing in your room, enjoy dinner followed by a wee dram by the roaring fire to round off the day.
Wake up in stunning Scottish countryside. After a sumptuous breakfast, regroup and head north on one of Scotland’s most incredible stretches of road, through the iconic Glenshee before dropping down to the town of Braemar. Not far from here the Queen may well be in residence at Balmoral Castle.
We have then arranged a hugely interesting private tour of Royal Lochnagar Distillery. Here you will enjoy a private tour with an expert guide including a tasting session afterwards of two of the distillery’s finest creations.
Enjoy lunch at the Flying Stag at the incredible Fife Arms, followed by a fascinating art tour of the property.
Next you will be driven the short distance to the famous House of Bruar, ‘The Home of Country Clothing’. The House of Bruar is the best place to find a suitable souvenir or keepsake from Scotland. Here you will find a luxury shopping experience with VIP welcome and greeting. Enjoy a glass of champagne with some nibbles before a personal shopping assistant shows you to the area of the stores that most appeal to you. Discover Harris Tweed in all its glory, traditional and contemporary artwork for sale, famous brands and fine artisan foods sourced locally and throughout Scotland. Take lunch in the food hall before heading south past Stirling. On the journey south you will pass by Stirling Castle and the ‘Kelpies’, a modern art installation featuring two gigantic horse heads!
Return to Fonab where you can expect more fine dining and lively conversation this evening.
This morning you will check-out of Fonab Castle and be driven towards Stirling, with its impressive castle. En route you will stop at Highland Wagyu Farm, for a chance to meet the team behind what may very well be the finest beef produced in the U.K.
Arrive at your next luxury hotel set on the banks of Loch Lomond itself. Then enjoy a leisurely early evening private cruise with fresh local seafood. Taste oysters caught that very day on the west coast, shucked on board by our expert and accompanied with a variety of flavours and wines.
This morning enjoy a fantastic breakfast overlooking the loch.
Enjoy a lazy morning – perhaps recharge in the hotel spa or go for a light hike on the shore of the Loch.
This afternoon, meet your guides for a thrilling off road driving experience, ending at a scenic spot for champagne with a sweeping view of Loch Lomond.
This evening enjoy yet more delicious food and good wine. Then de-camp to a secluded lochside setting for a whisky by the open fire with a legendary Celtic storyteller – the perfect way to round off a memorable Highland adventure.
After a lazy morning lochside, your driver will be on hand to take you the short distance to Glasgow International airport in good time for your afternoon departure.