Duration: 6 night(s) From £4,500
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Indulge yourself with the finest blend of Scottish fare and hospitality as you enjoy a culinary adventure holiday that’s designed especially to lift each of your senses as you reconnect with the landscape.
Immerse yourself on an exciting culinary journey. You’ll start in our vibrant capital city, Edinburgh, then move west to explore the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park, the drama of Glencoe before finishing with a sailing trip through the many islands of Scotland’s beautiful west coast.
For many, this itinerary would fulfil a lifelong ambition to simply visit these iconic Scottish locations but we go way beyond any bucket list, as we immerse you in the landscape that bears the culinary fruit that inspires Scotland’s finest chefs.
Blending sailing and seaplanes with seafood and sumptuousness, your tailor-made Scottish Foodie Adventure fuses the finest ingredients of accommodation, food, activities and local knowledge to create a truly memorable experience. Find out more below.
We warmly welcome you to Scotland and start by checking you in to your luxury hotel in the very heart of our cosmopolitan capital before donning the hiking gear and working up an appetite on a guided walk up Arthur’s Seat to enjoy commanding views across the city and beyond across the Firth of Forth towards the Kingdom of Fife. Explore the historic old town and iconic castle which sits prominently at the head of the Royal Mile, with Hollyrood Palace at its foot. If you have time then we will arrange for you to distill and bottle your own gin. Your welcome in Scotland would not be complete without an exquisite introduction to our finest cuisine where we tailor the evening’s dining experience to your tastes.
Leaving Edinburgh behind we make a short transfer into the heart of Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park. Here we have a range of easy to more challenging walking options open to us, all amongst the splendour of the national park and its lochs and mountains backdrop. This gives us the beauty of flexibility and an opportunity to lose ourselves in the beauty of the landscape equipped with a gourmet pack lunch (just try and save some for lunchtime) or explore some of the small yet quaint villages of Callander or Killin. Your day should leave you feeling invigorated yet ready to enjoy the refinement of your accommodation for the night, a family-run boutique hotel on the banks of Loch Voil with a reputation for making award-winning food from ingredients fresh from the estate.
A day in truly iconic landscape awaits you as we work our way north from the national park, across the remote, harsh, bleakness of Rannoch Moor and onwards to the dramatic beauty of Glencoe, a place as steeped in bloody history as it is spectacular. We have lots of guided walking options open to us today, each of which have equally rewarding views of this epic landscape. We tell the story of life for the clans in this difficult environment and how they would have sustained themselves on the slim pickings. We can plan to stay out as long as your legs will hold you or make it to your accommodation in good time to enjoy afternoon cake. Staying locally in Glencoe you’ll enjoy 5-star service in the comfortable and cosy suites, with private dining beside your own log fire, allowing you to unwind uninterrupted.
Having enjoyed a private breakfast fit for a king it’s time to test the sea legs as we take to the briny waters of Loch Leven in front of your accommodation and work our way out into Loch Linnhe and along the rugged coast and exploring the islands and channels on route to your sheltered anchor. You’ll be treated to gourmet food on board whilst under way and at anchor before snuggling down in your bunk.
After breakfast on board, you’ll head for the sanctuary of Eriska. Here it’s all about adjusting to west coast time and sinking into the luxury of your accommodation and making use of the sumptuous spa, restaurant and activities on offer on this exclusive island retreat. You have a choice of relaxed dining or the more formal Michelin starred restaurant.
Today you have a day to yourselves allowing you to explore Eriska. Our guide is on hand should you want to explore further afield.
Today is a real visual feast for the eyes as you’re picked up at Eriska pier by seaplane to enjoy views over the stunning west coast of Scotland. Landing on the bonny banks of Loch Lomond you’ll be treated to lunch before transferring back to Edinburgh before flying home.
You will be met off your flight by your guide at Edinburgh Airport on Day 1 of the trip. For the purposes of this sample itinerary we will return to Edinburgh Airport on Day 7 but this is entirely flexible.
Full details on how to get to Edinburgh, please see our Travel to Scotland.
David loves the lure of wild places. He’s regularly seen heading off with his canoe, camera and tent for a night under the stars. David spent 5 years as an outdoor guide and instructor with qualifications from the Mountain Training Association and British Canoe Association.
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