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Luxury Helicopter Tours of Scotland - Scotland's Ultimate Holidays & Journeys

Posted by on December 19th 2018 in Adventure & Expeditions, Europe, Inspiration, Luxury, Sandgrouse News, Scotland, Travel Tips & Advice

Luxury Helicopter Tours of Scotland - Scotland's Ultimate Holidays & Journeys

For those clients who prefer to get around far quicker than the road allows and who love the idea of seeing an alternative perspective of Scotland - Sandgrouse Travel & Expeditions provide some of the travel industry's most exciting luxury helicopter based holidays. 

Our carefully crafted, tailor-made Scottish itineraries include flying tours of Scotland, working with the country's best aviators. In 2018 we have given a record-breaking number of Sandgrouse Travel clients immense flexibility by incorporating more helicopters into our luxury Scottish programmes. We have seen...

Mallorca - The European Cycling Mecca

Posted by on October 31st 2018 in Adventure & Expeditions, Europe, Inspiration, Luxury, Travel Tips & Advice

Cycling in Mallorca
So, why do I need to plan a winter cycling vacation to Mallorca? 

If you head back through our archives you will see that we featured an article about the luxurious side to the island of Mallorca titled, Mallorca - The Luxury Jewel in the Mediterranean. The article went some way to explaining why Mallorca deserves your respect and attention and should be added to your 'bucket list'. Now we look to combine two of our great loves, luxury hotels in stunning destinations, with our love...

The Film: Svalbard 78° North

Posted by on June 13th 2018 in Adventure & Expeditions, Ambassadors, Europe, Inspiration, Luxury, Photography, Sandgrouse Explorers Club, Sandgrouse News, Scandinavia , Travel Tips & Advice

Svalbard, Adventure at the North Pole

Spitsbergen, Svalbard: certainly one of the best places in the world to see the Northern Lights, better still, it's easily accessible from mainland Norway with daily commercial flights. Curious and intrepid visitors alike are able to view some of the most dazzling displays of Aurora Borealis that can be seen anywhere in the world.

During the Polar Night there is 24-hours darkness here, at only 650-miles south of the North Pole, the northern lights in Spitsbergen are...

Luxury Scotland with a Land Rover Defender, Discovery or Range Rover

Posted by on June 4th 2018 in Europe, Inspiration, Luxury, Sandgrouse News, Scotland

Land Rover 4x4 Hire Scotland - Luxury Scotland
In a Land Rover the act of journeying itself is as much a part of your adventure as the places you visit.  What better vehicle to explore Scotland's rugged and scenic beauty than a Land Rover. Indeed the Land Rover brand itself is synonymous with adventure and exploration the world over. 

(With an array of Land Rover models to choose from including , Defender and Discovery models right up to the Range Rovers we are confident you will have the right vehicle for you). Click to enlarge

CHOOSING THE RIGHT VEHICLE...

Introducing the Historic Bunchrew House by Inverness & the NC500

Posted by on May 24th 2018 in Europe, Inspiration, Luxury, Photography, Scotland

Introducing the Historic Bunchrew House by Inverness & the NC500

Overlooking the wide open vistas of the very bonnie Beauly Firth sits the impressive Bunchrew House Hotel, just 6-miles west of Inverness. The hotel makes a perfect staging point for those exploring the area, or indeed those starting or finishing the now very popular North Coast 500.

The NC500 as it is known is Scotland's answer to 'Route 66', a spectacular route that winds itself around the Northern Highlands coast roads. Unlike the NC500 however, Bunchrew House...

"SCOTLAND WILD SLEEPS" - NEW INNOVATIVE MICRO-ESCAPES FOR EVERYONE

Posted by on April 14th 2018 in Adventure & Expeditions, Europe, Inspiration, Sandgrouse Explorers Club, Sandgrouse News, Scotland, Travel Tips & Advice

Scotland Wild Camping
ESCAPE; WAKE UP SURROUNED BY RUGGED MOUNTAINS IN WILDERNESS THAT'S GOOD FOR YOUR SOUL

Scotland is a destination to rival any of the 'trending' locations seen in our in-flight magazines or Instagram feeds. A small, beautiful country that packs an almighty punch. It could be said, Scotland is clichéd by images of hairy Highland cows, castles perched on rocky outcrops and tartan clad pipers in heathered glens. And yet, Scotland has a habit of delivering on these classic images. This is a country rich in heritage. A place defined by rugged...

Inverlochy Castle - One of the World's Most Desirable Hotels Awaits

Posted by on January 10th 2018 in Europe, Inspiration, Luxury, Scotland, Travel Tips & Advice

Luxury Scotland 5* Hotel Holiday
INVERLOCHY CASTLE - JEWEL OF THE HIGHLANDS

If you are looking for the very best in Scottish luxury hotels whilst still ticking off the "Scottish castle" bucket list dream, then we think you need look no further than the magnificent Inverlochy Castle, by Fort William. 

This stunning 5-star castle hotel boast a fascinating history along with ultimate comfort and elegant luxury. These three merits together with some of the highest levels of service to be found anywhere in the world and of course,...

Guest Blog: The Art of Dressing for Winter by Nordic Outdoor Ltd.

Posted by on December 8th 2016 in Adventure & Expeditions, Europe, Inspiration, Luxury, Sandgrouse News, Scandinavia , Scotland, Travel Tips & Advice

Guest Blog: The Art of Dressing for Winter by Nordic Outdoor Ltd.
We are pleased to announce that we have teamed up with the brilliant Nordic Outdoor Ltd who have shops throughout the UK. Nordic Outdoor are the UK's leading supplier of quality Scandinavian outdoor and bushcraft equipment. 

On booking your tailor-made holiday with Sandgrouse Travel & Expeditions you will receive a personal discount code to use in-store or online. We love the idea of giving you the chance to make sure you are properly kitted out with the best gear before your adventure.

At Nordic Outdoor you...

Land Rover Experience Scotland as part of our Luxury Scotland trips

Posted by on August 18th 2016 in Adventure & Expeditions, Europe, Inspiration, Luxury, Sandgrouse News, Scotland, Travel Tips & Advice

Land Rover Experience Scotland as part of our Luxury Scotland trips
"Our clients and incentive travel groups not only have the luxury of using Land Rovers of their choice for the duration of their amazing Luxury Scotland trips but they also have the chance to put a Land Rover through its off-road paces at the official Land Rover Experience Scotland centre close to Dunkeld." - Solveig Kerdranvat, Sandgrouse Travel & Expeditions.   Set amongst the beautiful Perthshire countryside in 'Big Tree Country' at the heart of Scotland, you find the incredible Land Rover Experience Scotland centre. 

(To...

Visit Hopetoun House Scotland's finest stately home

Posted by on July 13th 2016 in Europe, Luxury, Scotland, Travel Tips & Advice

Visit Hopetoun House Scotland's finest stately home
THE RESPLENDENT HOPETOUN HOUSE - HOME TO THE MARQUIS OF LINLITHGOW 

Located only a few miles outside of Edinburgh is one of the Scotland's most beautiful and impressive family homes, in fact this is often said to be the country's finest stately home. The glorious Hopetoun House is the home to the Marquis of Linlithgow and has been the ancestral seat of the Hope family whom still occupy the South Wing for over 200 years.  

(The magnificent and ornate state rooms within...

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