Sustainability in Scotland (5 Nights)

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Sustainability in Scotland

Sprawling across the northern third of Great Britain, Scotland is a mosaic of remote highlands and rugged shorelines, rustic farms and bygone fishing villages that seem little changed by modern times. But it also nurtures dynamic cities like Edinburgh and Glasgow, places where art, science and industry are helping invent the future. A great northern land begging to be discovered by those who crave rich history, quirky culture, the great outdoors and timeless legends.

This five-night itinerary offers a unique view into Scotland’s stunning wilderness and fascinating ecology. From the rewilding efforts of many estates across the land and the growing focus on using fresh local produce in Scottish cuisine, to the conservation projects of sites of historic interest, you will discover Scotland like never before. Explore the Sites of Special Scientific Interest in the Cairngorms National Park, learn about the conservation work regarding rare species, and enjoy exquisite picnics of fresh local produce in the breath-taking Scottish Highlands. With hundreds of stunning castles dotted through the country, and a chance to get on horseback for a different perspective of these remote corners of Scotland, this unique itinerary provides an exclusive look into Scotland's wilderness.

 

 
Example Duration:

5 Nights

Best Time to Visit:

Year Round

Recommended for:

Couples, Families

HIGHLIGHTS:

Luxury Pristine Private Electric / Hybrid Vehicle

Local Knowledgeable Driver-Guide

Scottish Sustainability Tour

Exclusive Wilderness Experiences

5 Star Luxury Accommodation

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An understanding of the natural world is a source of not only great curiosity, but great fulfilment. - David Attenborough


Day 1. Discover Edinburgh

Edinburgh offers something different with every visit, from its rich historic legacy to the latest in modern architecture and design. On arrival into Edinburgh Airport you will be warmly welcomed by private chauffeurs and assisted with your luggage to your vehicle. With a private walking tour of Edinburgh's Old & New Town UNESCO World Heritage Sites, you'll learn about Edinburgh’s intricate history and the city's architectural conservation efforts. After a day of exploration, you will have the chance to unwind with a private 5-Regions of Scotland whisky tasting.

Day 2. Foraging in the Cairngorms

After a delicious breakfast, you will embark on an adventure into the Highlands with your private guide. You'll get to know the Cairngorms National Park like never before with a foraging experience accompanied by an expert forager. Your guide will be able to point out the native plants and wildlife in this area of Scotland as you traverse through these stunning landscapes. In the afternoon you will learn about one of Scotland's most important exports and the traditional methods used in whisky making. Enjoy a distillery tour and blending experience to find out if you have what it takes to become a master blender.



Day 3. Horseriding in the Highlands

Discover the landscapes around you on horseback for a unique view into the Cairngorms National Park. Keep an eye out for red deer and red squirrels as you trot along the banks of rivers and lochs and through woodland trails. Enjoy a luxury hillside picnic with delicious local produce from the surrounding areas, before riding back to your highland hotel for a relaxing evening by the fire.

Day 4. Rewilding in Scotland

Embark on a guided Ecology Walk through Mar Lodge Estate, the UK's largest nature reserve, to learn about the success of recent conservation efforts and the amazing array of species that call Mar Lodge Estate their home. After a walk through these landscapes, visit an award winning local farm for Habitat Enhancement.



Day 5. Perthshire

Today you will leave the Cairngorms and head into the rolling hills of Perthshire to explore this beautiful landscape. Embark on a Highland Safari with your personal kilted safari ranger for an insight into the magnificent wilderness and keep an eye out for Majestic Red Deer, the Famous Grouse, the elusive Mountain Hare or the soaring Golden Eagle as you travel through forests, mountains and moors. Relax in your luxury hotel for your final evening in Scotland.

Day 6. Departure

Depending on return flight/train time, you might wish to indulge in some last-minute sightseeing or shopping on route to the airport/train station. Your private driver-guide will be on-call to offer recommendations and assist with transfers/tours around town that you might wish to do. Once satisfied with your final arrangements, your private driver-guide will transfer you to your departure platform/terminal and bid you farewell for your return journey.


 
 
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