Day Five: via Loch Lomond to Ayrshire
Depart Gleneagles and head west to Loch Lomond, one of the country’s most famous stretches of water. Formed during the last Ice Age, the north is dominated by mountainous peaks and a scattering of islands can be found at the southern shores.
To fully appreciate the waters, two fabulous activities beckon:
Step aboard a sea plane and enjoy a bird’s-eye view of the water from a cruising altitude of 500ft. Soar over the vast expanse of the loch, admiring the islands which populate the water and the majestic mountains encircling it.
Preparing to take off is an extraordinary experience, poised as you are on the gleaming loch. Amid droplets of spray, the plane accelerates down the loch before soaring high above the thickly wooded slopes, turning bobbing boats into tiny specks.
Flying low over the magnificent Trossachs National Park opens up sublime landscapes, unveiling hidden lochs, glorious glens and forbidding stone castles. In the distance, you can glimpse craggy islands among sparkling waves.
To follow, enjoy a private leisurely motor cruise on the water. Cruise past the loch’s many islands, including Inchmurrin and see the hidden coves situated on the banks of the loch. The scenery is beautiful at any time of year, and there can be no better way to experience it than from a luxury motor cruiser with a glass of champagne in hand.
To follow, venture further south to Ayrshire where you will find your final accommodation, Blair Estate, which will be reserved exclusively for your use. The property itself is situated in within acres of grounds, featuring peaceful woodlands, sweeping lawns and beautiful gardens.
Enjoy the service of a high end hotel in the quiet and privacy of the Scottish countryside. Each of the bedrooms are individually designed with classic, yet stylish, décor, en-suite bathrooms and luxurious soft furnishing and bathroom amenities.
This evening, dinner will be a testament to Scotland’s larder. Wonderful produce from the sea and the land featuring fabulous fish, seafood with seasonal game and meat dishes will be served.