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UK Itineraries

Below is just a small selection of some of the most popular and well-established holidays. Contact us for more information and to start planning your UK adventure.

Guided trips are graded on a 9-point scale and given an overall grade of Green, Blue or Red with Green trips the easiest.

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Wilderness Walking: Argyll and the Isles

6 nights | Apr – Sep | from £1,775

This fascinating itinerary takes you on a journey through the Argyll peninsula and several of its islands, including hard-to-reach Jura. The hikes link prehistoric sites, nature reserves and whisky distilleries, all set against the backdrop of green hills and the rolling Atlantic.

Comfort: Classic | Max Group Size: 8 (or Private) | Difficulty: 3 (green)

Trip Highlights

  • Explore the beautiful Argyll Peninsula, visiting some of our favourite islands which hug its western coastline, spending the last three nights at a lovely hotel on the whisky island of Islay.
  • Take a privately chartered boat to the wild island of Jura, detouring to view the turbulent waters of the famous Correyvreckan Whirlpool.
  • Stay in two welcoming small hotels, each with a tranquil setting, with wonderful meals providing the perfect end to each day.
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Wilderness Walking: National Parks of the UK

9 nights | Apr – Sep | from £2,495

This unique tour of four national parks takes in the Cairngorms and then Loch Lomond and the Trossachs in Scotland before heading to England to explore Northumberland, the charming and rugged Yorkshire Dales and the Lake District. Spend at least 2 nights in each location, staying in charming country inns and hotels.

Comfort: Deluxe | Max Group Size: 8 (or Private) | Difficulty: 5 (blue)

Trip Highlights

  • Enjoy some of the finest hiking in Britain on this tour of National Parks in Scotland and England.
  • Discover the amazing contrast of landscapes from the majestic mountains of the Highlands to the rolling Dales of Yorkshire.
  • Try the various Scottish and English delicacies such as whisky in the Highlands, cream tea in Yorkshire and Kendal Mint Cake in the Lakes.
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Wilderness Walking: Glencoe and the Highlands

6 nights | Apr – Sep | from £1,895

Enjoy superb hiking in some of the most beautiful areas of Scotland. Explore the heather clad hills, long glens and beautiful forests of Highland Perthshire then transfer to Glencoe to walk spectacular trails with amazing views. Along the way, hear about the history that has shaped this country.

Comfort: Deluxe | Max Group Size: 8 (or Private) | Difficulty: 4 (blue)

Trip Highlights

  • Hike in two of the Highland’s most beautiful regions, experiencing contrasting landscapes.
  • Enjoy an exciting day speeding between rarely-visited islands on a privately-chartered zodiac.
  • Soak in the quiet of the wilderness on our favourite peaks away from the crowds.
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Wildlife Adventures: Autumn Wildlife Islay

4 nights | Oct – Nov | from £1,095

Journey to the beautiful Hebridean island of Islay, one of the most wildlife-rich locations on the west coast of Scotland. Home to thousands of barnacle geese as well as a wealth of other birdlife and marine life that seek refuge in the wild places of this intriguing island.

Comfort: Deluxe | Max Group Size: 8 (or Private) | Difficulty: 2 (green)

Trip Highlights

  • Explore the profound and natural beauty of the Queen of the Hebrides
  • Witness the magnificent diversity of wildlife that visit Islay each year
  • Visit one of the islands world famous distilleries for a tour and tasting
  • Relax in the comfort of our warm and cosy handpicked accommodation
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Wildlife Adventures: Winter Wildlife

4 nights | Feb – Mar | from £895

Journey deep into the heart of the Highlands, exploring some of Scotland’s richest winter habitats including the ancient Caledonian Pine Forest and hills of the Cairngorms National Park. The snow-capped mountains, enchanting forests and frozen lochs are home to some of the UK’s most elusive wildlife including red deer and capercaillie.

Comfort: Classic | Max Group Size: 8 (or Private) | Difficulty: 2 (green)

Trip Highlights

  • Explore a variety of habitats where you’ll spot incredible Scottish wildlife
  • Enjoy wonderfully scenic walking in the UK’s largest National Park
  • Learn about the different species of wildlife and how they cope with the Scottish winter
  • Make the most of the dark sky where you can stargaze away from light pollution
  • Relax in cosy Highland accommodation
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Wildlife Adventures: Mull, Staffa and Iona

6 nights | May – Jul | from £1,995

Visit the remote islands of Mull, Staffa and Iona off Scotland’s wild west coast, looking out for rare and beautiful species of wildlife while taking in the spectacular Atlantic scenery. Hopefully encounter white-tailed sea eagles, puffins, whales, dolphins and seals.

Comfort: Deluxe | Max Group Size: 8 (or Private) | Difficulty: 2 (green)

Trip Highlights

  • Finding the UK’s largest bird of prey, white-tailed eagle among others
  • Explore famous Fingal’s Cave on a boat trip to Staffa and the Treshnish Isles
  • Spot marine wildlife including seals, dolphins and whales
  • Visit the spiritual Isle of Iona
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Highland Landscapes Photography Tour

6 nights | Nov | from £1,495

The Highlands of Scotland are a photographer’s dream offering mountain and forest landscapes with rich natural habitats to explore and shoot. Spend time in the Caledonian Forest, visiting lochs and walking in the glens then head to the village of Shieldaig to enjoy the vistas of the huge Torridon mountains.

Comfort: Classic | Max Group Size: 8 (or Private) | Difficulty: 3 (green)

Trip Highlights

  • Landscape Photography in the Cairngorms National Park and Torridon areas
  • Beautiful Caledonian forests, soaring peaks and silvery lochs
  • A trip for passionate photographers to capture beautiful and evocative images of wild Scotland
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Road Cycling: Arran, Islay and Jura

6 nights | May – Aug | from £1,995

This island-hopping cycle tour offers quiet scenic roads, excellent accommodation, food and some of the world’s finest whisky. Explore the stunning landscapes, wildlife, history and culture of south-west Scotland by biking through a diverse range of islands on an unforgettable cycling holiday.

Comfort: Classic | Max Group Size: 8 (or Private) | Difficulty: 3 (green)

Trip Highlights

  • Island hop across 3 of Scotland’s best islands – Arran, Islay and Jura
  • Enjoy world class whisky and wildlife on the beautiful Island of Islay
  • Visit the third largest whirlpool in the world en route to the Kingdom of Argyll
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Sea Kayaking: The Scottish Highlands

5 nights | May – Sep | from £1,395

Journey through some of the best coastal scenery in Scotland’s Northwest Highlands on a trip that combines sea kayaking with some easy hiking. Kayak through sheltered sea lochs against the backdrop of the towering Torridon mountains and stay in a friendly Highland Inn based on the shores of Loch Torridon.

Comfort: Classic | Max Group Size: 8 (or Private) | Difficulty: 2 (green)

Trip Highlights

  • Combine adventure with comfort as you enjoy day trips sea kayaking and hiking, returning to overnight at a Highland Inn, set on the shores of spectacular Loch Torridon.
  • With a 1:4 guide to client ratio, learn essential sea kayaking skills as you explore the outstanding coastal scenery of the Torridon region, kayaking in the sheltered waters of its sea lochs.
  • Take a break from the kayaks to enjoy an easy hike – allowing you to experience the scenery from the land as well as the sea.
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Self-Drive: Skye and The North West Highlands

6 nights | Year round | from £2,995

Journey past towering mountain ranges and rugged coastlines on this relaxing self-drive from Fort William to the Torridon region. Explore the remarkable landscapes of the Isle of Skye, sea kayak the wildlife-rich west coast, hike on some of the oldest mountains in the world, experience enchanting accommodation and savour award-winning local food.

Comfort: Luxury | Difficulty: your own pace

Trip Highlights

  • Canoe along the Caledonian Canal, an impressive 60 mile long connection between the West Coast of Scotland and the East Coast.
  • Soak up the comforts of the stunningly located luxurious castles and lodges in the Scottish Highlands.
  • Enjoy a range of activities such as hiking, canoeing, biking and sea kayaking with the support of our experienced guides.
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Self-Drive: Edinburgh to Highland Perthshire

6 nights | Year round | from £2,855

This well-paced luxury adventure starts with a private tour of Scotland’s beautiful capital, Edinburgh, before heading to the green heart of Scotland. In a region rich with wildlife and breathtaking scenery, explore the iconic landscape of Loch Lomond and finish with a stay in a castle in Highland Perthshire.

Comfort: Luxury | Difficulty: your own pace

Trip Highlights

  • Learn about the historic capital and UNESCO World Heritage site, Edinburgh on a privately guided tour
  • Enjoy a boat cruise on Loch Katrine, at the heart of Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park
  • Relax in 4 and 5 star castles and hotels while indulging in the mouth-watering Scottish cuisine
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Self-Drive: The North Coast 500

7 nights | Year round | from £2,155

This 500-mile round journey takes in some of the most stunning scenery Scotland has to offer driving along the North Coast 500 – Scotland’s answer to Route 66. From Torridon to Inverness via John O’Groats enjoy boat trips and privately guided walks exploring the unspoilt scenery and stay in deluxe country hotels.

Comfort: Luxury | Difficulty: your own pace

Trip Highlights

  • Soak up the magnificent views of Britain’s highest waterfall while cruising on Loch Glencoul.
  • Enjoy a walk out to Dunnet Head, the most northerly point on mainland Britain.
  • Choose from a variety of cliff, coastal or mountain guided and self guided walks.
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Autumn in Perthshire

4 nights | Private tour | from £2,270

Experience the ever changing colours of the amazing Scottish Highlands in this five day fully guided trip to some of the most beautiful parts of the country. Spend your days exploring the forests and glens, biking along the river bank and learning new culinary skills in stunning surroundings.

Comfort: Luxury | Difficulty: your own pace

Trip Highlights

  • Hike through wonderful seasonal coloured landscapes with an expert guide.
  • Learn some new culinary skills in a renowned cookery class with an expert chef.
  • See the real Scotland as you explore the Highlands and hear its stories.
  • Talk with The Keeper of the Books at the oldest lending library in Scotland.
  • Enjoy relaxing in your destination boutique hotel at the end of each day.
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