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Scotland & London

Day 1

Welcome to Scotland

We highly recommend booking pre-trip accommodations if you'd like to fully immerse yourself in Edinburgh's vibrant atmosphere.

Morning
  • Arrive at Edinburgh International Airport (EDI) before 10:00 am.
  • Take included transportation to your first traditional Scottish breakfast in Bridge of Allan.
Afternoon
  • Enjoy a beautiful drive to Glencoe, the scenic glen where Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban was filmed. (~4 hour drive)
  • Arrive at your guesthouse nestled in the breathtaking Scottish highlands and settle into your home base in Fort William.
Evening
  • Enjoy dinner with the group at a local Scottish restaurant.
  • Optional night out.

Day 2

Explore Glenflinnan & Hike the Lost Valley

Morning

  • Have breakfast right at the guesthouse in Fort William 
  • Spend the morning hiking to Steall Falls with your Trip Leader and mountain guide and  learn the principle of “Leave No Trace hiking”. 
  • The terrain is a clear, well-walked path but can be rocky and steep. Good footwear is highly recommended.

Afternoon:

  • Have lunch in Glenfinnan
  • Hike to Glenfinnan viaduct and wait for the Jacobite steam train. Some Harry Potter fans will find that train familiar! 
  • Head back to the guesthouse in Fort William later this afternoon

Evening 

  • Have dinner in Fort William (not included).
  • Enjoy local pubs in Fort William with the group.

Day 3

Steall Falls Hike & Fort William

Morning

  • Enjoy a delicious Scottish breakfast before starting your new adventure of the day! 
  • Start the hike from Glencoe with your Trip Leader and mountain guide and enjoy the scenic and dramatic route to the Lost Valley (~3 hours).
  • The terrain is rocky and steep. Good footwear and an active lifestyle is highly recommended!

Afternoon

  • Head back to Fort William for a well-deserved lunch and spend the afternoon exploring the town. 

Suggestions: Visit the West Highland Museum; taste some Scottish whiskey at the Ben Nevis Distillery; take a walk to the Neptune Staircase or experience the UK's only mountain gondola to Nevis Range for a stunning view on the Scottish Highlands.

Evening

  • Enjoy your last dinner with the group (included) before heading to Edinburgh the next day! 

Day 4

Explore Edinburgh

Morning

  • Say goodbye to Fort William and travel to Edinburgh in a private vehicle (~3 hours). 
  • Leave your luggage at your guesthouse, located near the city center and get ready to get immersed in this vibrant and charming city. 

Afternoon

  • Grab lunch and explore Edinburgh with your Trip Leader. There are so many things to do! 
  • Suggestions: Edinburgh Castle, Royal Mile, Scott Monument, Museum of Scotland...etc. 
Evening
  • Have dinner in Edinburgh (not included) and celebrate your first night joining local pubs and drinking whiskey with the locals!

Day 5

Edinburgh Immersion

Morning:

  • Enjoy another Scottish breakfast at your guesthouse.
  • For the early birds, start your day hiking to Arthur’s Seat and enjoy the beautiful views of the city. 

Afternoon: 

  • Make your own adventure in Edinburgh! You can decide to get to Calton Hill for more views of this beautiful city, visit Deans Village or go shopping tartan! 

Evening:

  • Enjoy your final dinner in Edinburgh with the group (included) and get ready for tomorrow’s new destination!

Day 6

London's Calling!

Morning:

  • Depart Edinburgh early in the morning on a direct train to London (~4 hour train ride).
  • Leave your luggage at your hotel and start visiting this big and dynamic city! 

Afternoon: 

  • Spend the afternoon exploring London. From Buckingham Palace to Camden Town, you have plenty of options and won’t be disappointed! Don’t hesitate asking your Trip Leader for recommendations. 
  • Suggestions: British Museum, National Gallery, London Eye, Covent Garden...etc.

Evening:

  • Celebrate your last night with the group with a delicious dinner and experience the nightlife of London!

Day 7

Relaxation & Departure

Morning
  • Depart at any point during the day to the airport.
  • Your Trip Leaders can provide information on trains, taxis, buses and Uber to get you there.
  • If you plan to spend extra time in the city let your Trip Leaders know and they will provide recommendations.

Day 8

Morning

  • Enjoy a delicious breakfast steps away from your hotel at a local cafe.
  • Depart for a guided mountain bike adventure taking you from Queenstown city center, through the Queenstown gardens, and around Lake Wakatipu, before ending at beautiful Jack’s Point.
  • This a laid-back bike ride on a mostly flat trail. The bikes also come with an electronic pedal assist option to get up those pesky hills even quicker. It's accessible for anyone who is up to the challenge!
  • Soak in the views from your mountain bike as you stand beneath the jaw-dropping Remarkables Mountain Range and learn about the European and Maori cultural influence of the area from your local guide.

Afternoon

  • Arrive back in Queenstown in the afternoon and take advantage of the rest of the day.
  • Take a leap of faith off a bridge, go skydiving, or take an exhilarating jet-boat ride through Skippers Canyon.
  • If you prefer less adrenaline in the afternoon, hike Bob’s Peak or play a game at Frisbee Park.

Evening

  • After a full day of adventure, enjoy a final included dinner with your group where you can humbly brag about your day's adventure.
  • Reflect about your time in one of the most beautiful countries in the world.
  • After dinner, enjoy Queenstown’s famed nightlife for a last night out with your Under30Experiences family.

Day 9

Morning

  • Have a final breakfast with your group before you fly back home. Don't forget to grab a few souvenirs to remember this incredible adventure.
    For those staying later, we recommend taking an iconic day trip to Milford Sound where you’ll have a very early morning departure before making your way into the Fiordland National Park
  • Airport transfers are included for your flight departing at anytime today.
  • Thank you for being part of the Under30Experiences Community!

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