Scottish Highland Safari: Pitlochry
Here’s a unique opportunity to really bring out the best in your team as they tackle new challenges among the fresh air and spectacular scenery of the Scottish Highlands.
Whether it’s exploring the mountains by 4×4, salmon fishing or whisky tasting, your team will return to work refreshed and reinvigorated.
Dates available on request
Travel to Scotland and Highland Games
Morning: Make the most of your time in Scotland with an early flight to Edinburgh where an executive coach will transfer you to your hotel in the Pitlochry area. Alternatively, and depending where you’re travelling from, take the train to Pitlochry. Enjoy a light lunch at the hotel.
Afternoon: This afternoon you’ll get straight into the fun with some traditional Scottish games. Who will be crowned Highland Chieftan?
Evening: A traditional Scottish piper will welcome you to a pre-dinner drinks reception. Then enjoy a sumptuous four-course dinner.
Mountain Safari, Loch Tay Safari and Whisky Tasting
Morning: A traditional Scottish breakfast will stand in you in good stead today as you enjoy a mountain safari. You’ll transfer to Land Rover or Pinzgauer 4×4 vehicles (carrying six people in each) for a two-and-a-half-hour journey to the mountain tops. A kilted mountain ranger will take you along private hill tracks into a magnificent natural wilderness with breath-taking views at every turn (binoculars are provided). You’ll stop at a mountain bothy (shelter) for a hot drink and a wee dram. You’ll return to the Highland Safaris Café for a light lunch.
Afternoon: This afternoon you’ll travel the short distance to Loch Tay, Perthshire’s largest loch, for a unique cruise on board Iolaire, a purpose-built cabin RHIB launched in 2017. Comfortable and fast, and seating up to 12, her versatility makes it perfect for getting in close to the inaccessible banks of the loch and exploring the unique landscape from the water. During the 90-minute cruise, you’ll learn about bloody clan battles, mysterious standing stones, dramatic ruined castles and the ancient lochside village of Lawers, which lies in the shadow of one of Scotland’s highest peaks, home to Golden Eagles and Ospreys.
Note: Groups of more than 12 people will be split, with one group enjoying the Loch Tay Safari in the morning, and Highland Safari in the afternoon.
Evening: The evening starts with a whisky tasting at the hotel, followed by dinner.
Blair Castle, Dewar’s World of Whisky and Travel Home
Morning: A more relaxing morning with options to visit Blair Castle, the ancient seat of the Dukes and Earls of Atholl. We can arrange lunch at the castle. Alternatively, you can visit the nearby Dewar’s World of Whisky to stock up on souvenirs to take home.
Afternoon: Transfer by executive coach to Edinburgh or Glasgow airports for the flight home, or to Pitlochry Station for your train.
Option: There are opportunities to extend the stay in Scotland, and include a visit to Edinburgh to see the Royal Yacht Britannia, visit Edinburgh Castle, or perhaps go for a hi-speed Seafari under the Forth bridges by 12-seat RIB craft. Ask us for details.
Fonab Castle Hotel & Spa *****
Nestled in the heart of Highland Perthshire, Fonab Castle is a lovingly-restored five-star hotel. It draws inspiration from its historic past and breath-taking surroundings whilst adding the odd contemporary twist. Somewhere special to stay.
Atholl Palace Hotel ****
The Atholl Palace Hotel, the epitome of Scottish Baronial splendour, sits in extensive gardens overlooking the town of Pitlochry. Originally opened as the Athole Hydropathic in Victorian times, the hotel retains many features of the traditional large country house. Don’t miss the museum!