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Scotland - Cairngorms National Park & Edinburgh

Walking, whiskey, clay pigeon shooting, nature and canyoning (for the brave) in the Scottish countryside. Topped off with a luxury stay in Edinburgh

Price

£1,379 sharing twin room | £1,595 own room

Deposit

£0

Length

4 days

Visit

Best time to visit April to October

TRIP SUMMARY

The vast landscapes of the Scottish wilderness dazzle with rugged, natural beauty. A countryside of mountains, deep lochs and rich greenery brims with wildlife and timeless charm. Scotland’s capital, Edinburgh, is a delight of history, famous sights, chic boutiques and dramatic outcrops.

On our Scottish tour, you’ll forget the normalcy of city life as we whisk you off to the Scottish Highlands for a breath of fresh air on this activity-packed adventure. Test your aim with clay pigeon shooting, enjoy remote hikes, visit historic barracks, float downstream on a relaxed canoe to spot Osprey, taste fine Scotch Whiskey on a distillery tour and go wild on a canyoning adventure (optional). Finish up in a fine hotel in the exciting capital Edinburgh.

Experience wild and beautiful Scotland and this activity-packed adventure. Finish your unforgettable days off with stays in excellent hotels with delicious meals on this 4-day adventure.

ITINERARY

FLIGHTS - Please book these separately

DAY 1 - Arrive into Edinburgh

DAY 2 - To Cairngorms. Canyoning (or walk) and clay pigeon shooting

DAY 3 - Easy canoe to Osprey Hide, Ruthven Barrack & whiskey distillery

DAY 4 - Wake and depart in Edinburgh

DAY 1: TO THE HIGHLANDS

Arrive into Edinburgh by flight or train to meet at Edinburgh Airport (EDI) or Edinburgh Haymarket Train Station by midday. Here a member of the Prime team will collect you for the drive North into the Scottish Highlands.

The drive will take around 3 hours. This afternoon you have time for a short forest walk before your (included) welcome dinner with your fellow adventurers.

HOTEL - The Cairngorm Hotel or similar

A view down to Edinburgh
View of Edinburgh
A view of Scottish Lake with sheep in the foreground
A day of spectacular views and outdoor activities

DAY 2: CANYONING & SHOOTING

This morning, head South-West (1 hour) to The Falls of Bruar. The tumbling waters and rock pools make this a perfect place for canyoning while a purpose-built pathway makes for a rewarding walk with some spectacular views.

You can opt to try canyoning or enjoy the walk. This afternoon drive (1 hour) to the 19th century baronial Ardverikie Estate, made famous from the BBC series Monarch of the Glen.

Try your hand at clay pigeon shooting with a glorious backdrop of the shimmering loch and distant mountains.

HOTEL - The Cairngorm Hotel or similar

DAY 3: NATURE, HISTORY & WHISKEY

This morning you have a relaxing canoe ride to the location of a fantastic osprey hide. This is the best spot in the UK to spot and photograph wild Ospreys.

After your morning of serenity transfer to a Scotch whiskey distillery to learn about the production process and taste some fine whiskies. The drive will take around 1 hour, stop off at the majestic Ruthven Barracks on route to break up the journey. Warm from the whiskey, continue onto Edinburgh, which will take a couple of hours.

Enjoy a meal in central Edinburgh and a few drinks this evening with your fellow travellers.

HOTEL - The Balmoral or similar

A man walks down a valley pathway in Scotland
Walking, canoe ride and whiskey
Looking up at Edinburgh Castle
Edinburgh Castle

DAY 4: RISE AND SHINE IN EDINBURGH

Breakfast is included this morning, then make your way to the airport or train station for your onward travel. If you would like to extend your stay in Edinburgh we would be more than happy to help with your further arrangements.

PRIME HOTELS

THE CAIRNGORM HOTEL, AVIEMORE

Cosy hotel famed for its warm atmosphere and hospitality with the perfect location in Aviemore.

The Cairngorm is set in its own wooded grounds on Aviemore’s high street. The stately turreted building and friendly Scottish Highland hospitality embrace true Scottish traditions. The Cairngorm gets the important things right, gloriously comfy beds, delicious food, excellent service and an ideal location to explore the local areas. The rooms have modern amenities such as Wi-Fi, TV and tea and coffee making facilities. The hotel has its own restaurant, coffee shop and a traditional bar.

Our Opinion: Charming hotel set in a characterful building. The Cairngorm has one of the best restaurants in the area and a lively bar making this a fantastic place to relax and enjoy yourself.

Exterior view of The Cairngorm Hotel
The Cairngorm Hotel
Exterior view of The Balmoral Hotel
The Balmoral Hotel

THE BALMORAL, EDINBURGH

Luxury 5-star hotel and Edinburgh landmark located in the heart of the city.

First opened in 1902, The Balmoral is Edinburgh’s famous hotel with its iconic clock tower and its Victorian Scottish baronial style. The Balmoral is located on Princes Street in the real heart of the city. Luxurious bedrooms, a Michelin starred restaurant, a specious spa including Turkish steam room, a swimming pool and award-winning afternoon teas make up some of The Balmoral’s offerings.

Our Opinion: The most iconic, best, luxury option in the centre of Edinburgh. An easy pick and a real treat.

WHAT'S INCLUDED

Not included - International flights, meals not mentioned above, visas, travel insurance and tips.

DATES AVAILABLE

1 - 4 September 2020

Status Available

Price £1,379 sharing twin room | £1,595 own room

Deposit £0

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