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CULINARY ADVENTURES & VACATIONS IN THE SCOTTISH HIGHLANDS
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Highlands & Islands of Scotland  

  'Scotland'  

COOKING VACATIONS IN SCOTLAND 2021

 

Available from 4th April through 17th October 2021

Voted the most beautiful country in the world : Read why here 
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2021 Availability. Saturday arrival and departure days from April through October

First arrival date: 3rd April 2021 

Last arrival date: 16th October 2021  

 

Just Cook

$1455pp - based on a booking of 2 people. If you are a solo traveller, please do contact us for availability.

 

For those interested in just great cooking!

If you just want to learn how to make some of the most delicious dishes Scotland has to offer and spend the rest of your time in this historic part of Scotland as you please, then this is the option for you. Make your own way to your base for the week, a cosy highland cottage in the little hamlet of Cairnbaan nestled on the banks of the historic Crinan Canal. Take part in 4 hands - on cooking classes of 3-4 hours with chef Jane where you will prepare, cook and eat a delicious traditional Scottish menu. The rest of the week is for you to explore this stunning area on your own. The local pub is just minutes away, the local town a pleasant walk along the canal. There are numerous walks for you to enjoy through forest, valley and to the coast and if you have your own transport then the opportunities are endless.

Inclusions:

7 nights cottage accommodation in a double or twin bedroom. Shared bathroom. The cottage is for your sole use.

7 breakfasts

7 picnic lunches

5 dinners with wine included

4 cookery sessions

Engraved Whisky flask and apron

Maps and information on local walks, sites of interested provided on request.

Airport transfers from and to Glasgow International airport can be arranged at extra cost. Please enquire.

Adventure Cook

$1995ppbased on a booking of 2 people. If you are a solo traveller, please do contact us for availability.

 

For those looking for a little more action.

As well as your 4 hands-on cookery classes, this week offers additional opportunities to explore the local area on foot, by bicycle and by kayak. This area has plenty of gentle and not so gentle cycling tracks, something to suit everyone and the walking options are endless. We have some of the most stunning lochs and sea coast in the world. Kayaking in this part of the Highlands can be breathtaking with opportunities to immerse yourself in the wildlife. You might see otters, and porpoise, you will definitely see seals and birds of prey.

Inclusions:

7 nights cottage accommodation in a double or twin bedroom. Shared bathroom. The cottage is for your sole use.

7 breakfasts

7 picnic lunches

6 dinners with wine included

4 cookery sessions

1 half day guided cycle

1 half day guided walk

1 full day guided sea kayaking

Engraved Whisky flask and apron

Internal transfers as part of your activity schedule

Private transfers to and from Glasgow International Airport

Detailed holiday and course information -

Depending on your chosen month of travel excursion, experiences will vary.

Scotland benefits from long summer days from around the beginning of May to late August when daylight remains until around 11.00 pm. These seasonal variations will not affect the course itinerary, but may assist you in planning your trip to your own preferences; Scotland offers fantastic visitor experiences during most seasons. This vacation is operated and provided on a Saturday arrival and departure day basis. All itinerary items will be provided but some alterations to the specific daily activities will be required. Depending on what month you choose to visit daily itineraries will be seasonal and variable and actual day activities may change, but all inclusions will be covered.

On this vacation /course you will be cooking and preparing a variety of meats, fish, shellfish and vegetables.   

Some of the dishes you will cook and enjoy during your stay in Scotland.

Cullen skink [Smoked fish soup]

Braden Rost ( Hot smoked Scottish salmon)

Oatcakes and shortbread

Traditional meat Scotch pies & meat Bridies

Cranachan (a dessert of oatmeal raspberry ,cream ,oats)

And of course Haggis, the famous Scottish delicacy

*** IMPORTANT - Travel information to Scotland: 

Arrival:  Your vacation starts with your chosen arrival date where you will be met and collected by arrangement from Glasgow International airport (GLA).If you are using Edinburgh airport, see +++ below. You are strongly advised to use Glasgow airport where ever possible for smooth onward connections. Please note that the earliest meeting/collection time from the airport is 10.00 am. The latest arrival collection time is 7.00pm. You will be taken by private car transfer to your accommodation base in Mid Argyll.

Departure:    

2. Departure: You have 2 choices for the included return transfer  This will be provided by public transport (tickets included) - you will have the choice of either.
1. Adventure Tourism Services will take you to Oban to take the train from Oban to Glasgow, direct train departs 9.00 am or 11.55 am arrives Glasgow city centre 3 hours later.
2. Bus from Lochgilphead to Glasgow, city centre. Bus departs 8.00 am or 10.00 am arrives Glasgow 2.hours and 40 minutes later.
The above train or bus tickets are included in the price. Please bear these times mind when booking flights and or plans for your onward journey. 

 

+++ Using Edinburgh airport (EDI) : If you choose to use Edinburgh airport for arrival and or departure flights, the arrangements are as follows: There are excellent modern public transport systems connecting Edinburgh airport  and Glasgow airport from where your included private transfer will meet you at times outlined above.  

 

1. Arrival : Take 'Citylink Air' service from Edinburgh airport terminal to Glasgow Buchanan St, Bus station and transfer to the 'Glasgow Airport express 500 service'  Both these services operate every 30 minutes , 24 hours per day , 7 days per week and journey time is approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes , one way. The price of these journeys are not included in your vacation.  

2. Departure : You will be taken back by private car transfer to Glasgow Buchanan St Bus station for you to take the 'Citylink Air ' service direct to Edinburgh airport, journey time is 50 minutes. This price of this journey is not included in the price of your vacation.

3. Staying in Edinburgh before or after your vacation: If you are spending a few days in Edinburgh city and would like transfer arrangements to facilitate travel to or from Edinburgh city centre, we can offer - ( included) to meet you from or take you to 'Helensburgh' Train station where you can take the train direct to or from 'Edinburgh Waverley station'. These journeys are every 30 minutes, and journey time is 1 hour and 40 minutes. For outward transfers from Edinburgh to Helensburgh the standard ticket price will be reimbursed on arrival. For return transfers from Helensburgh to Edinburgh city centre the tickets will be provided and included in the price of the vacation. Should you require any further guidance on using Edinburgh airport please inquire.

2021 - Price notes. 
1. Prices per person as part of the same booking
2. For a booking of 4 people, should the 'accommodation' provisions as outlined in the description above not be suitable, a second cottage can be added at a surcharge of $75 per person per week. 
4. Deposit of 50% required at time of booking.
5. Please view our terms of booking.
Availability 2021
To provide a dedicated personal experience for these weeks we only take a maximum of 4 guests per week. 
Special offers: These are released at various times,  please refer to this page for current offers.