Very little changes in the rural corners of the British Isles Scotland and Wales, and what does change, changes slowly. This sense of timelessness and absence of change is everywhere in Scotland and is reinforced by the fact that many families live on estates that have not changed hands for more than 600 years. To walk into a fortified house, castle or Georgian manor is to step into a dozen generations of living history where you can practically feel the sense of pride and dignity. In Scotland, even if some homes are more humble then others, all of the families are grand. And as for the infamous “Scottish Mist”, it may moisten the skin but it will not dampen your enthusiasm. Quite frankly, it only adds to the magic of this enchanting place.
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Arrive at the Balmoral Hotel, Scotland's most iconic hotel and city landmark. Embark on a walking tour through the Old Town and down the Royal Mile to the Palace of Holyrood. Climb to the summit of Edinburgh's mini-mountain, Arthur's Seat, for the best views of the North Sea coast.
Cycle around Scotland's first national park, Loch Lomond & The Trossachs. After lunch in the village, climb aboard Sir Walter Scott Paddle Steamer for a lovely cruise down the loch.
Climb one of Scotlands 282 Munros - mountains over 3,000 ft high! You will be rewarded with spectacular views of the Central Highlands across from Scotland's Atlantic Coast.
Explore the lost valley of Glencoe, a place full of legend and intrigue where the James Bond movie, Skyfall, was filmed. Hike past Scotland's highest mountain, Ben Nevis, before arriving at our hotel for the night.
Swap boots for paddles and explore the turquoise waters of the Sound of Arisaig by kayak. Experience Scotland's west coast and you can expect to see a diverse range of marine wildlife – seals are almost guaranteed!
Today we embark on a full day of biking where we will explore the landscapes around Nairn, widely known as Whisky Country. We will visit the historic Benromach distillery, dating back to 1898 where we’ll enjoy a private tour and educational tasting.
Visit Cairngorms National Park, home to the most diverse range of landscapes and species, from high arctic mountains to ancient woodlands. Enjoy a lovely picnic lunch with freshly grown produce before a final, memorable evening at the Witchery Restaurant.
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In a word: everything. In ninety words? Signature B&R guides; local experts; unique, unforgettable biking and walking routes; private tours; authentic local cuisine; lessons and demonstrations; local artisanal wines; wine tastings; all victuals and libations; all the endorphins you can handle; new insight; interesting, fun and like-minded travel companions; a feeling of total freedom. In short: an extraordinary, hassle-free journey of discovery.