Arrive at Edinburgh airport. Transfer to the luxury 5 star Gleneagles Hotel. Set in 850 acres of Perthshire countryside, Gleneagles Hotel is home to the famous Kings and Queens golf courses and is the venue for the 2014 Ryder Cup. On arrival, you will be welcomed by the manager and will enjoy a glass of champagne. Following check-in, you will receive a short familiarisation tour of the Gleneagles Hotel. Evening dinner can be enjoyed from a choice of 4 restaurants, amongst which are the two Michelin-starred “Andrew Fairlie” restaurant – where French cuisine is given a Scottish twist – and the award winning two rosette Strathearn restaurant which, in addition to its stylish food, provides magnificent views across the estate.
Full Scottish breakfast served in the Strathearn restaurant followed by a round of golf over the Kings course – golf club hire & caddie included.
The King’s Course, designed by James Braid and opened in 1919, is a masterpiece of golf course design, which has tested the aristocracy of golf, both professional and amateur. James Braid’s plan for the King’s Course was to test even the best players’ shot-making skills over the eighteen holes.
In the afternoon you will enjoy a private return transfer to the “Famous Grouse Distillery” for their finest Tasting Tour Experience and some of the finest Whiskies they have on offer. After your tour enjoy some time shopping in the distillery shop before you transfer back to Gleneagles Resort.
Full Scottish breakfast followed by a guided half day off road scenic safari tour.
Take the high road with your guide at the wheel to access stunning highland scenery on private estate roads climbing high into the hills to enable you to discover the wild beauty of the heather uplands and the magnificent vistas which are the quintessence of Scotland.
Your guide will point out Munros, lochs and lochans and historic landmarks, together with local wildlife including grouse, black grouse, peregrine falcons, merlins, blue hares and red deer. If you are particularly fortunate you may even see a golden eagle, soaring majestically overhead. Your guide will also tell you about local lore and sporting practices, such as heather burning and the origins of tartan.
At a high point en-route, your guide will stop to allow you to take in the view with a glass of champagne and, if you wish, a gourmet picnic, (additional charge), before you descend in the Land Rovers to the picturesque glens, returning to the hotel by a different route.
In the afternoon enjoy a Bird of Prey handling experience and a Hands on Experience in handling and flying a Harris Hawk.
Full Scottish breakfast followed by a 2 hour fly fishing experience & lesson. Gleneagles’ trout lochs provide the finest fishing for the expert seeking to extend their range or for a wonderful introduction to the sport. Their “ghillies” provide a fisherman’s knowledge of the water, some wry local humour as well as advice on the best tackle, flies and strategies for an unforgettable experience.
Your catch can be cooked by the chef for a celebratory meal, or chilled and vacuum packed to take home. Rods and tackle are included in this experience.
In the afternoon enjoy Clay Pigeon, and target shooting using simulated teal, high pheasant or running hare – safety is paramount and every participant is informed of safe weapon handling .
Full Scottish breakfast followed by check out of Gleneagles Resort & transfer to the Highlands by private vehicle to the 5 star Inverlochy Castle Hotel by Fort William for 3 night’s bed and full Scottish breakfast. Inverlochy is uniquely located amongst the glens, lochs and mountains of the West Highlands.
In September 1873 during a trip to Balmoral, Queen Victoria spent a week at Inverlochy sketching and painting where she wrote in her diaries ‘I never saw a lovelier or more romantic spot’.
On the way stop off “Harrods of the North” for some retail therapy for fine cashmere and quality Scottish goods.
Days 6 & 7
On day 6 after a full Scottish breakfast you will be taken by private transfer to a Highland Estate for the day for deer stalking or deer photography.
On day 7 after a full Scottish breakfast you will again be taken by private transfer to the same Highland estate for an Argocat adventure into the hills to experience the wild life, hillwalking and photographic opportunities.
Your Ghillie for both days will by Alex
Hind stalking from August to October – full information for this experience upon booking.
Full Scottish breakfast followed by check out of Inverlochy Castle & transfer by private car to the 5 star Links House Hotel in Dornoch for a 2 night stay on a bed & full Scottish breakfast basis.
En route sight seeing suggestiopn can be provided upon booking
After checking into Links House you will enjoy an afternoon round of golf over Royal Dornoch – club hire & caddie included.
Full Scottish breakfast
Free relaxation day to explore Dornoch, visit a nearby Castle or Whisky Distillery (extra cost). Suggestions can be provided upon booking
Full Scottish breakfast followed by private transfer to Edinburgh for a 2 night stay at the 4 star Roxburgh hotel in the heart of Edinburgh city.
En route sightseeing suggestions can be provided upon booking
Full Scottish breakfast followed by a free day exploring and sightseeing in Edinburgh – suggestions upon booking.
Full Scottish breakfast followed by private transfer to Edinburgh Airport for departure.