$4550.00

FROM: $4550 USD

UPCOMING: Aug. 13, 2018

Scottish Highland Hikes

An active gay adventure with stops in Glasgow and Edinburgh

DESCRIPTION

The Scottish Highlands offer some of the most glorious hikes in the world. This 8-day adventure features four hikes, a few isles, and time in both the capital of Edinburgh and Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow. If you’re not a hardcore hiker, you can skip the most challenging day and spend it exploring Brodick Castle instead.

QUICK FACTS

Duration: 8 Days/7 Nights
Starts In : Glasgow
Ends In: Glasgow
Group Size: Min 4, Max 15
Deposit: $750 USD
Accommodation: 4-Star+ Hotels & Local Accommodation
Physical Rating: 4/5
Prices: Based on double occupancy

DEPARTURES & PRICES:

Aug. 13, 2018 to Aug. 20, 2018 - 4550.00 USD

HIGHLIGHTS

• Whisky tasting and tour at an Oban distillery
• Hikes of varying intensity on different islands in the Highlands
• Day trip to Edinburgh featuring its famous castle
• Private tour of the Glasgow School of Art
• Two delicious dinners to kick off and wrap up the trip

AREA MAP

ITINERARY:

Our escapade kicks off with a bus to the Highlands. After passing Loch Lomond, we arrive in Oban for three nights. To break the ice and make fast friends, stand by for a whisky tasting and tour at the local distillery. Our Welcome Dinner is at a favourite seafood restaurant on the pier.

Oban is known as the ‘Gateway to the Isles’, and today we’ll take a 5-minute ferry ride to Kerrera, with a preposterous population of 45 people. A 4.5 hour hike will bring us past castle ruins and a remote tearoom. The evening is free to enjoy, or join us for an optional dinner.

This morning we’re off to Mull, the second-largest Inner Hebridean island, for a short coastal hike and visit to colourful Tobermory port. We’ll then catch the late afternoon ferry to enjoy our last night in Oban, where you may join the group for an optional dinner or explore on your own.

Today’s short transfer brings us to Kilmartin Glen. Our hike takes us through time as we discover ancient burial sites, stone circles, and one of Europe’s highest concentrations of neolithic remains. This will be followed by a ferry to the Arran, aka ‘Scotland in miniature’.

Arran’s highest peak, ‘Goat Fell’, stands 873m above sea level. It’s a challenging hike, but this is what you came for! Beginning at sea level, reaching the summit makes it all worthwhile with views in every direction (you may even see Ireland). Not up for the hike? Explore the grounds of Brodick Castle instead. Tonight we’ve planned a hearty dinner to celebrate our summit.

This morning we’ll ferry back to the mainland and transfer to Glasgow, landing in town about noon. Our only plans today are a private tour of the renowned Glasgow School of Art. Feel free to explore on your own, and why not join us for an optional dinner?

After breakfast, we’ve an hour-long train ride to Scotland’s capital, Edinburgh. Our visit includes stops at Edinburgh Castle and the Royal Mile, followed by time to explore. Then catch the late afternoon train back to Glasgow, followed by an unforgettable Farewell Dinner.

You’ll be transferred to Glasgow Airport this morning, but if you wanted to linger longer, just grab a taxi when you’re ready to go.

• Expert guide
• 7 nights accommodation
• Transfers throughout, including airport, train and ferry
• Excursions and entrance fees for the distillery tasting, art school tour, and visit to Edinburgh Castle
• Most meals, per the itinerary

• Cocktail or wine with our first and last dinners
• Local snacks for the hike
• Gratuities for restaurant/hotel staff and local guides (not our lead guide, who you may tip directly as you see fit)
• Travel insurance package covering medical, trip interruption & baggage loss. Click here for more info

 

 

• International Airfare
• Departure Transfer
• Meals & Activities not mentioned in itinerary

• Gratuities for Tour Leader ($50-$100 USD) and drivers ($30-$50 USD each)
• Beverages not mentioned above during meals.

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