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Hidden Gems of Scotland

 A custom tour with fine accommodations, culture and fishing.

Fly Water Travel is proud to partner with Alba Game Fishing to bring you Hidden Gems of Scotland.  This tour is ideal for couples that want to experience the warmth and hospitality of the Scottish people, see its most historic and beautiful places and sample a number of the country’s premier fisheries along the way.  It is complete with historic cities, castles, islands surrounded with clear blue seas, lochs, spas, scotch and of course great private beats of fly water.  It is designed for private parties of 2-6 people and includes a private driver and four star boutique accommodations.

We are excited to now offer two options for the Hidden Gems of Scotland tour. Both trips start with two days in Edinburgh, pike fishing on a private loch and fishing on the River Tweed, but from here you will have the choice to take your tour west to the Isle of Skye with fishing for hard fighting Atlantic pollock or north to the Highlands and Speyside with salmon fishing on the legendary River Spey.

Fáilte gu Alba – Welcome to Scotland!

 

Isle of Skye Itinerary:

Day One – Arrive in Edinburgh in the early afternoon. You will be picked up by your private guide and transferred to the Bonham Hotel. Next, over coffee, you will do an overview of your itinerary with your guide and make any needed adjustments. The rest of this day would be yours to relax, settle in and get acclimated.

Overnight: The Bonham Hotel
Dinner: Forage and Chatter

Day Two – On day two you will tour Edinburgh including Holyroodhouse, old town, ghost tours, botanic gardens and the gothic school that inspired Hogwarts of the Harry Potter series.  Lunch will be at Canny Man’s pub, a hidden gem and the best old pub in Edinburgh. Transport, a kilt wearing guide, refreshments and snacks are provided.

Overnight: The Bonham Hotel
Dinner: The Honours

Day Three – A full day of guided pike fishing on a private exclusive loch near Edinburgh. Lunch is provided in a fishing cabin overlooking the loch. Stunning scenery along with big and plentiful pike make this a day to remember. At the end of the day we will transfer to the River Tweed Lodge.

Overnight: Windlestraw or Cringletie
Dinner: Windlestraw or Cringletie

Day Four – Day four will be a full day of guided trout or salmon fishing on a private estate along the River Tweed. Those less interested in fishing can enjoy a day at Stobo Castle Health Spa 30 minutes from the lodge or a unique tour of the Scottish border, Roslyn Chapel, Melrose Abbey, authentic wooden mills, castles and gardens.

Overnight: Windlestraw or Cringletie
Dinner: Windlestraw or Cringletie

Day Five – Today you will depart for a tour of the Highlands, starting in Dunkeld the gateway to the Highlands. After a short, easy walk to a romantic waterfall you will then travel on to House of Bruar before the beautiful drive over to the west coast at Fort William.

Overnight: The Appin Bay View
Dinner: The Old Inn or Pierhouse Seafood Restaurant.

Day Six – Today you will take a walking tour of Glencoe Village. Lunch will be under the shadow of the town of Glencoe at Loch Leven Seafood Café, a hidden gem, serving the freshest of seafood almost straight out of the sea into the kitchen.

Overnight: The Appin Bay View
Dinner: The Old Inn or Pierhouse Seafood Restaurant.

Day Seven – Today the tour will depart for Skye, with stops at the Glenfinnan monument, the village of Kyle of Lochalsh and Skye Bridge. On the journey you will have the opportunity to breathe in some of the most majestic scenery and landscapes Scotland has to offer. There will be plenty of stops along the way to shoot photographs. This is a day of breathtaking scenery and we hope you might see red deer amidst iconic landscapes. Do not miss traditional fish and chips in newspaper in Kyle of Lochalsh, where they serve the freshest haddock in Scotland.

Overnight: Kinloch Lodge
Dinner: Kinloch Lodge

Day Eight – A full day of guided fishing in Skye for Atlantic pollock, the hardest fighting fish in Scottish waters. Non anglers can enjoy further touring/ wildlife or photographic opportunities in Skye.

Overnight: Kinloch Lodge
Dinner: Kinloch Lodge

Day Nine – You will depart for Inverness with a guided tour of Eileen Donan Castle, a fully restored 13th Century castle. Then you will take a boat tour of Loch Ness to Urquhart Castle, for a brief stop and possible sighting of the Loch Ness monster.

Overnight: Killiehuntly Farmhouse (One of Scotland’s most unique accommodations.)
Dinner: Killiehuntly Farmhouse

Day Ten – Depart for 2.5 hour transfer to Edinburgh. On the road back to Edinburgh you will have the chance to see magnificent scenery en route, such as the Drovers bridge at Carrbridge, Ruthven Barracks and the Cathedral at Dunkeld.

 

 

The Highlands and Speyside Itinerary:

Day One – Arrive in Edinburgh in the early afternoon. You will be picked up by your private guide and transferred to the Bonham Hotel. Next, over coffee, you will do an overview of your itinerary with your guide and make any needed adjustments. The rest of this day would be yours to relax, settle in and get acclimated.

Overnight: The Bonham Hotel
Dinner: Forage and Chatter

Day Two – On day two you will tour Edinburgh including Holyroodhouse, old town, ghost tours, botanic gardens and the gothic school that inspired Hogwarts of the Harry Potter series.  Lunch will be at Canny Man’s pub, a hidden gem and the best old pub in Edinburgh. Transport, a kilt wearing guide, refreshments and snacks are provided.

Overnight: The Bonham Hotel
Dinner: The Honours

Day Three – A full day of guided pike fishing on a private exclusive loch near Edinburgh. Lunch is provided in a fishing cabin overlooking the loch. Stunning scenery along with big and plentiful pike make this a day to remember. At the end of the day we will transfer to the River Tweed Lodge.

Overnight: Windlestraw or Cringletie
Dinner: Windlestraw or Cringletie

Day Four – Day four will be a full day of guided trout or salmon fishing on a private estate along the River Tweed. Those less interested in fishing can enjoy a day at Stobo Castle Health Spa 30 mins from the lodge or a unique tour of the Scottish border, Roslyn Chapel, Melrose Abbey, authentic wooden mills, castles and gardens.

Overnight: Windlestraw or Cringletie
Dinner: Windlestraw or Cringletie

Day Five – We will depart for a tour of the Highlands, starting in Dunkeld, the gateway to the Highlands. Next, we will take a short, easy walk to a romantic waterfall, then on to House of Bruar, before the beautiful drive over to the Spey Valley.

Overnight: Muckrach Hotel
Dinner: Muckrach Hotel

Day Six – A full day of guided salmon fishing on the River Spey, with cooked lunch in a riverside hut. Non anglers can enjoy a tour of Speyside, visit the distilleries of your choice, the Speyside cooperage and Ballindalloch Castle.

Overnight: Muckrach Hotel
Dinner: Muckrach Hotel

Day Seven – On day seven you will depart for Inverness and the Highlands. There will be lots of opportunities for photos and sightseeing along the way. In the afternoon you will take a boat tour of Loch Ness to Urquhart Castle, keeping an eye out for the Loch Ness monster.

Overnight: Glenmorangie House
Dinner: Glenmorangie House

Day Eight – Anglers can enjoy a day of salmon fishing on either the Alness river, Findhorn, River Connon or Beuly (dependent on conditions). Non anglers can enjoy a guided tour of the Highlands, Royal Dornoch, or guided food foraging, wildlife or photography tours.

Overnight: Glenmorangie House
Dinner: Glenmorangie House

Day Nine – Whole group can enjoy a guided tour of the hidden gems of the Highlands. In the afternoon, depart for Newtonmore and the Cairngorms National park, touring en route and numerous stops including lunch in a local Inn.

Overnight: Killiehuntly Farmhouse (One of Scotland’s most unique accommodations.)
Dinner: Killiehuntly Farmhouse

Day Ten – Depart for 2.5 hour transfer to Edinburgh – On the road back to Edinburgh you will have the chance to see magnificent scenery en route, such as the Drovers bridge at Carrbridge, Ruthven Barracks and the Cathedral at Dunkeld.


PRICE

Estimated $9,950.00 USD Per Person

Included: All accommodations, airport transfers, personal guide with Mercedes People Carrier, lunches for anglers on fishing days, all needed tackle, entrance fees to castles and other attractions in itinerary, concierge service in Scotland.

Not Included: Airfare, Evening meals or hotel extras such as bar bill and telephone calls, lunch on non-fishing days, Stobo Castle Health Spa fees, Gratuities


For more information call Ken at 800-552-2729

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