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A Highland Perthshire Luxury Weekend (inc. Helicopter Tour) View Full Screen Itinerary

3 DAYS 2 NIGHTS, LUXURY ACCOMMODATION, SCENIC PRIVATE HELICOPTER FLIGHT, LAND ROVER DEFENDER, HIGHLAND ESTATES & SCOTTISH WILDLIFE, RICH CULTURE, CASTLES, FINE DINING, WHISKY TASTING & MORE

Experience the ultimate in Highland Perthshire luxury. From the moment you arrive in Scotland you will be treated to 'VIP' treatment. After collecting your very own Land Rover Defender at the airport, you will be heading off to the world famous Gleneagles Hotel. Here you can fully expect to be wowed by the state-of-the-art facilities and pre-arranged activities that Sandgrouse Travel & Expeditions have in store for you. 

Discover the true spirit of Scotland during a condensed, exciting three days. You will be staying in and around the very heart of the country, in Perthshire a county often known as 'Big Tree Country' due to the ancient and well-established forests. 

With everything from luxury acccommodation to fine dining and rich culture. Enjoy 'VIP' exclusive experiences at private Highland estates and attractions. Sandgrouse Travel & Expeditions are confident this will be a trip that will not only meet but exceed your expectations. 

For more information on extending your trip or to add additional nights, please speak to your Sandgrouse Travel & Expeditions travel consultant. Please note that this trip is currently costed for 4 adults sharing one Land Rover Defender.

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ITINERARY HIGHLIGHTS

  • VIP SANDGROUSE TRAVEL 'MEET & GREET' AT AIRPORT WITH BAGPIPER
  • PRIVATE LAND ROVER DEFENDERS
  • ICONIC FORTH RAILWAY BRIDGE VISIT
  • GLENEAGLES HOTEL & RESORT (INC.PGA PRO GOLF LESSON & CLAY-PIGEON SHOOTING)
  • USE OF TARTAN KILTS, JACKETS, SPORRANS, HOSE AND SASHES
  • PRIVATE WINE CELLAR DINING WITH BAGPIPER & HAGGIS FEAST
  • A HIGHLAND ESTATE SELF-DRIVE SAFARI WITH WILDLIFE VIEWING & PICNIC LUNCH
  • SCENIC HELICOPTER FLIGHT OVER SCOTTISH HIGHLANDS
  • PRIVATE WHISKY TASTING EXPERIENCE WITH THE INDUSTRY'S LEADING EXPERT
  • BLAIR ATHOLL CASTLE & GARDENS TOUR
  • BLAIR ATHOLL DISTILLERY SIGNATURE TOUR
  • 'HOUSE OF BRUAR' 'VIP' SHOPPING EXPERIENCE
  • ON THE GROUND,  SANDGROUSE TRAVEL ASSISTANCE & GUIDING
Day 1

Day 1: A Warm Scottish Welcome

This morning you will be arriving into Edinburgh International Airport. Here you will be met by your dedicated Sandgrouse Travel & Expeditions team (who are also French speaking).

Once you have collected your luggage you will be shown outside the airport terminal to where your very own Land...

This morning you will be arriving into Edinburgh International Airport. Here you will be met by your dedicated Sandgrouse Travel & Expeditions team (who are also French speaking).

Once you have collected your luggage you will be shown outside the airport terminal to where your very own Land Rover Defender 110 is waiting. These are the perfect vehicles in which to explore the beauty of Scotland. With plenty of load space for you and your luggage and a complete 'go-anywhere' ability , you are sure to enjoy the experience of one of these iconic British off-roaders. We believe that travelling in a Land Rover Defender is as much a part of your adventure as the very places you are visiting. After a short vehicle check-over and set-up you are off! 

Heading out of Edinburgh in convoy we will take a short detour to a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Forth Railway Bridge. This is arguably one of the most iconic bridges in the world and a must see whilst in the area. The bridge itself looms large over the historic town of South Queensferry, we will take a short break here to marvel at the bridges before heading further north via the Forth Road Bridge. 

Pushing further north into the Kingdom of Fife, we continue on the M90 up towards the ancient town of Perth before arriving at the world famous and luxury Gleneagles Hotel & Golf Resort. On arrival the Gleneagles porters will greet you warmly and your Land Rover Defenders will be driven around to the hotel's carpark by one of the Sandgrouse Travel & Expeditions team. Hotel staff will check you in before showing you to your luxury rooms, leaving you to relax and get settled. 

After a chance to freshen up, lunch will be served in the Auchterarder 70 clubhouse. This is a recently refurbished clubhouse themed restaurant only a short walk away form the main hotel buildlings. Auchterarder 70 overlooks the world famous golf courses and serves superb food along with local craft beers. 

This afternoon an activity at the hotel has been arranged for you and your group: activities at Gleneagles are wide ranging and should you have a preference as a group please inform your Sandgrouse Travel & Expeditions travel planner. 

This evening you will be enjoying a fine dining experience in the hotel's exclusive-use wine cellar. This is an impressive space, here you will be surrounded by some impressive bottle of wine and champange, not to mention rare scotch whisky! The Gleneagles sommelier will recommend you the best wines for your traditional scottish meal of Haggis. 

After Dinner, retire to the art-deco inspired bar at the heart of the hotel for a Scottish dram before the end of the day. 

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Day 2

Day 2: Luxury Highland Perthshire

Today you will be waking up in the complete comfort and refinement of one of the world's most famous hotels. Gleneagles Hotel offers as you would expect, exceptional breakfasts. After a great Scottish breakfast you will be well set you up to enjoy a quick pre-arranged on-site activity. Why not...

Today you will be waking up in the complete comfort and refinement of one of the world's most famous hotels. Gleneagles Hotel offers as you would expect, exceptional breakfasts. After a great Scottish breakfast you will be well set you up to enjoy a quick pre-arranged on-site activity. Why not bust a few clays at the excellent shooting school or experience the impressive British School of Falconry? Or how about heading down to the state-of-the-art driving range and Pro's golf shop to pick up some top tips?

After your morning activity you will be checking-out of Gleneagles and jumping back into your Land Rover Defender. At this point you will be meeting up again with your Sandgrouse Travel & Expeditions guides. Your guides will be in a lead car (also a Land Rover Defender) and will head towards the nearby snow-capped mountains. 

It is here that we peel off the road and start to head slowly and carefully in convoy up a very remote and private Scottish glen. With 14kms of private estate track to traverse this section of the day will give you a real chance to enjoy the Land Rover Defender in its natural environment. Here, there is also the very real opportunity to see some of Scotland's best wildlife. The area in which you will be travelling is well known for Mountain Hare along with Red Grouse and of course, Red deer. If you are lucky you will see a majestic Red Stag with his antlers (Red stags loose their antlers in the early Spring). 

On reaching the top of our private Scottish glen, a safari style picnic lunch will be served whilst savouring the views and incredible nature which surrounds you. 

On finishing our lunch it is time to look towards the skies. Your private helicopter transfer should be landing with us shortly. Your pilot will be taking you on a scenic helicopter tranfser flight from your beautiful mountain top picnic spot to the historic Blair Atholl Castle. Enjoy marvelling at the grand Scottish Highland scenery from the air, a bird's eye view of the majestic glens and mountains. On arrival at Blair Atholl, you will be dropped off and be able to enjoy a tour of what is one of Scotland's most impressive and historic castles. 

After your afternoon tour of the castle and grounds we recommend heading to your Relais & Chateaux luxury hotel. Kinloch House Hotel is a very typical Scottish country-house. Decorated in a grand and traditional style, guests benefit from a comfortable and relaxing atmosphere. Of course, the dining experience at Kinloch House Hotel is as one would expect - superb. This evening after your dinner we have arranged for you a private whisky tasting experience with one of the industries leading experts, Charles Maclean. Charles has written over 11 books on the subject and is wildly considered these leading expert on the subject of Scotch Whisky. For more information on Charles see here; Sandgrouse Travel Ambassadors

After fine food and great whisky tasting with new friends, the comfort of your bed calls!

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Day 3

Day 3: Final Hurrah

This morning you will check-out of Kinloch House Hotel after a sumptuous breakfast. Take your Land Rover Defender north towards Pitlochry. Whilst in Pitlochry we recommend you drop into the famous Bells whisky distillery for a guided tour. Bells is one of Scotland's most famous blended whiskies and a tour of...

This morning you will check-out of Kinloch House Hotel after a sumptuous breakfast. Take your Land Rover Defender north towards Pitlochry. Whilst in Pitlochry we recommend you drop into the famous Bells whisky distillery for a guided tour. Bells is one of Scotland's most famous blended whiskies and a tour of a distillery will complete your education on the subject. Tickets can be purchased on the door should you wish to visit the distillery. 

Heading out of Pitlochry a short 3-mile drive north you will find on the right of the road, the world famous home of country clothing, 'The House of Bruar'. This is a must-visit luxury shopping experience. You will be met by the House of Bruar team and invited for champagne and nibbles before a complimentary 'VIP' Shopping Experience. Make the most of the help of the doting on-site staff and find yourself the perfect gift or momento of Scotland to take home. 

We recommend visiting the tearooms for a light lunch before leaving. On leaving the House of Bruar you will be effectively retracing your steps south back towards Edinburgh airport via Perth and the Forth Bridges. Follow the M90 back over the Forth Road Bridge, taking one last opportunity to view both the Forth Railway Bridge to your left and the new Queensferry Crossing (the new third bridge across the river) to your right. 

Once at Edinburgh Airport you will be able to drop off your trusted and by this time, well-loved Land Rover Defender 110. At the airport terminal check-in for your return flights home. 

We hope you return to Scotland soon! 

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Kinloch House Hotel

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 Hire a Land Rover of your choice:

With Sandgrouse Travel & Expeditions your Scottish Highlands Grand Tour route can be tailored to fit your own requirements.

"In a Land Rover the act of journeying itself is as much a part of your adventure as the places you visit." - Jonny Stage, Sandgrouse Travel & Expeditions founder. 

We are able to provide you with the choice of your very own Land Rover. Choose from a luxury Range Rover, Discovery, Discovery Sport or even a rugged Defender. Speak to your travel consultant today and discuss which of these luxurious vehicles would suit you most on your adventure around Scotland. Read our article from the Sandgrouse Traveller here: Luxury Scotland with a Land Rover.

Land Rover Holiday Scotland

Land Rover Experience Scotland with Sandgrouse Travel & Expeditions:

We can also include within your trip a Land Rover Experience Scotland adventure. We have a great relationship with the team at the centre and can arrange either a half day off-road course or full day experience on a near-by Highland estate.

Set in the heart of Perthshire, with stunning Highland scenery the Land Rover Experience Scotland centre on the shore of Butterstone Loch offers visitors the chance to fully understand the capability of these incredibly machines. Enjoy expert guiding and tuition from trained Land Rover instructors in one of the centres vehicles. 

If you are planning on doing the Scottish Highlands Grand Tour in your own sports car, let us know and we will make sure to keep you on the right roads. 

 

Land Rover Experience Centre Scotland

 

Helicopter Transfers and Flights

Experience the majesty of Scotland from the air with your own private helicopter scenic transfer flight.

Sandgrouse Travel & Expeditions work closely with one of the very best helicopter transfer operators in the country and with prior agreement we are able to arrange for a helicopter pick up and transfer flight (subject to weather conditions) from more or less anywhere in Scotland.

Speak to your Sandgrouse Travel & Expeditions travel planner for more information on this exciting addition to your Luxury Scotland holiday. 

What's Included:

Exclusive use of Land Rover Defender 110 for 4 drivers with upto 150 miles per day.  'VIP' Meet & Greet at Edinburgh International Airport with Scotland's best Female Bagpiper. Gleneagles Hotel stay including 4 rooms, fine dining dinner with Sommelier in wine cellar, breakfast. Clay-pigoen shooting lesson for 4 people. Golf lesson with PGA accredited pro for 4 people. Highland Perthshire estate visit with wildlife viewing and safari-style, locally sourced picnic lunch for 4 people (plus use of Sandgrouse Travel binoculars included in Land Rover). Scenic helicopter flight or transfer for 4 people. Land Rover delivery to helicopter drop-off point. Blair Atholl Castle and Gardens visit and tour. Kinloch House Hotel stay including 4 Superior Rooms with 'Relais & Chateaux' fine dining, breakfast and an evening with Charles Maclean the country's leading scotch whisky expert. Blair Atholl Distillery Tour (Bells), VIP shopping experience at House of Bruar. 

Not Included: 

Travel Insurances, international flights. Land Rover Defender fuel, mileage costs above and beyond 150 miles per day (at a rate of 75p a mile). Lunches on day 1 and 3. Tips and personal expenditure. 

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