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    Tailor Made Holidays in Scotland – The ins and outs of planning your Dream Holiday

    By Meike Burgess, Marketing Manager
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    We’ve won many awards for our holidays in Scotland. But we understand that what is a great holiday for one person is not always a great holiday for someone else. That’s why we offer custom holidays – so that you can enjoy a holiday that is perfect for you.

    Maybe you’ve been looking at our holidays and seen elements that you really loved but not all in the same trip? Perhaps you prefer to travel with friends and family, rather than in a group. Or maybe you enjoy a bit more luxury and want to upgrade to a higher standard of hotel, or even to a castle?

    This is exactly why we create tailor-made holidays at Wilderness Scotland! Sometimes you need something a bit different and we can arrange that for you. We love being able to use our knowledge and expertise to help you design a dream itinerary. We cater to private groups of all sizes and requirements so you can have your complete dream get-away on your own terms.

    Here is what you need to know about having a tailor made holiday – Read on for our four highlights to your own bespoke adventure and one essential tip to make it happen!

    1. Permission to Dream

    Opting for a tailor-made trip gives you the permission to let your imagination run away with you! Maybe you’ve been dreaming of a trip to Scotland and have visions of wild coasts, rugged mountains, purple heather and the peaty taste of a dram straight from the cask but are not sure how to put it all together. We’ll use our years of experience to create a custom itinerary built around your inspiration. Add in a few wee extras, some local secrets, hand-picked accommodation and first-rate guides and we’ll make your dream trip a reality.

    Tailor Made Holidays – the ins and outs of planning your Dream Holiday

    Indulge in some of Scotland’s finest cuisine.

    2. Celebrate a Special Occasion

    At Wilderness Scotland, many of our tailor made holidays are linked to celebrating special occasions. Examples of this include a significant birthdays, retirement, family gatherings, anniversaries or a honeymoon celebration. What better way to mark a milestone than to make incredible memories with your friends and family?

    Tailor made holiday for two

    Share your dream holiday with the people you love.

    3. All the Activities!

    On a tailor-made holiday you can choose the adventure activity or even series of activities that you want to do. A recent trip saw clients combining road cycling, walking and sea-kayaking. Our tailor-made holidays can also include unique activities such as cookery courses, diving with basking sharks, bushcraft, geo-caching, distillery tours and archery just to name some examples. Let us know how you want to spend your time and we’ll craft an itinerary which seamlessly combines these, while taking you to some of our favourite places in Scotland.

    Tailor made holidays

    Arriving by sea plane to the Isle of Skye.


    Unforgettable activities aren’t the only things that make our tailor made trips so special – even getting here can be an adventure! Why not charter a yacht, sailing past the Corryvreckan – the world’s 3rd largest whirlpool – while looking out for marine wildlife such as dolphins, porpoise, minke whales and basking sharks on your way to explore Fingal’s Cave? Or arrive on a remote island by sea-plane admiring Scotland’s rich archipelago from the air. Journeys such as these can make that every moment of your holiday extraordinary.

    4. Take a classic trip and make it yours

    A popular choice is to book one of our existing trips privately with friends, but perhaps vary it slightly to match the fitness and ambition of your group. This way you can enjoy an action-packed holiday with your friends at your own pace. You may want to extend your trip by a couple days of rest and relaxation at a spa or luxury hotel, either midway through for a wee break, or at the end to help you recover! Many clients also choose to add in another activity – perhaps a day sea kayaking or cycling through Scottish glens – as a way to bring more variety into the trip and make it your own. And if you enjoy great food and hotels, then let us know and we can build these into your private departure.

    Our top tip – Getting in Early!

    To really reap the benefits of a customised holiday, we recommend you contact us to start planning as early as possible. By doing this, we can ensure that we secure the hotels we want on the dates you want; and we can allocate one of our top guides to lead your trip. Once booked, you can relax and look forward to your trip without having to worry about any last minutes details; and knowing that you didn’t have to compromise on your dream trip!

    We love helping our clients have their dream holiday, and we work very hard to make it happen. We are bursting-full of ideas for holidays in Scotland and we enjoy using our knowledge and expertise to create the perfect trip for you. As a starting point, we simply need to know what you have in mind and your budget and we’ll take it from there, working with you to craft the trip of a lifetime. 

    If you are in need a bit of extra inspiration you can look at some examples of personalised holidays we have done in the past – or simply contact us today and we’ll provide some ideas.

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    Meet the Author: Meike Burgess

    “Having grown up travelling across the world I've developed an addiction to all things spice and to travel! When it was time to go to university I wandered off to Scotland for a new adventure and now 10+ years later I've not managed to leave yet. Scotland's welcoming culture, beautiful scenery and a Scottish man captured my heart. Moving to Scotland has made me develop a passion for the outdoors and I love heading out for an explore.”

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