I only expressed an interest in travelling to Scotland in July so Stevie and Jane were honest about the challenge in securing hotels but said they would do what they can within the limited range of flexibility I had with dates. And then came back promptly to confirm that we will be able to travel and packaged the activities. Fantastic for me as I was really time poor to search for everything myself.
My wife and I could not believe we have been in the UK for all these years and never been to the Highlands. We had a fantastic time and the weather held up too which I am told is not common. The children loved mixing sightseeing with activities and the food (all of us are vegetarian) was fantastic. Our highlight was the sea kayaking in the Sound of Arisaig - this was a truly wonderful activity - just miles and miles of ocean with noone in sight, just us in kayaks, tranquil sea, lunch on a desert island - not sure what else we can ask for as that was absolutely heaven! Unfortunately we missed out on the rib boat ride due to poor weather. But we will definitely be going back to Scotland again and spending even more time next time round.
Accommodation & Food
Both The Garrison and Ravenscraig were fantastic places. Very clean and comfortable - whilst the rooms at the Garrison are compact so it needed more effort to deal with suitcases, the location was great and overall experience was very good.
The kayaking guide, Stuart, was great - really passionate and made all of us feel very comfortable throughout the day. Kate took us biking and hiking in Aviemore and was again hugely passionate and made a wonderful effort in setting up the treasure hunt which kept the children excited.
The Bottom Line
This was a fantastic holiday for us and the whole family hugely enjoyed our time in Scotland. Both the boys said it was one of their best trips and they would love to do it again and spend more time in Scotland. So we will definitely be looking into doing some more travels to Scotland some time! And I know where to come as Wilderness did a great job in sorting everything out for us including restaurant bookings - it was a brilliant, responsive and tailored service and just the perfect travel solution when we all needed a holiday and had little time to look into things ourselves.