Falconry in Scottish Countryside Private Tour

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Tour Number

Activity Level

160839


Categories

Day Trip / Out of Town, Local Experience, Museums / Culture, Nature and Wildlife

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes. Children would need to be from about 12 years old.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 6

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent)

The sport of kings in an idyllic setting with a private local guide


The noble art of falconry is still practiced by a select few dedicated individuals who become hooked on this ancient "sport" with its origins in far distant history. It takes a special attitude with a feeling for wild nature and years of training to handle and fly these magnificent creatures. You will hold and fly many of these superb birds guided by experts for whom it is their life.

Itinerary

Pick up at Edinburgh hotel, drive over iconic Forth Bridges, brief visits to falconry center in the hills. Demonstration and private training sessions. Flying various rare birds for about 3 hours.

Drive back to Edinburgh hotel via ancient town of Dumfermline with 12th century Abbey, burial place of Scottish Royalty.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Pick up from an Edinburgh hotel.

End location: Drop off at an Edinburgh hotel.

Duration: 8 hours

Weather is a factor but it is unlikely to cause cancellation unless strong winds.

Transportation

Land Rover Discovery SUV. Large spacious car. Up to 6 passengers if required.

What’s Included

Other: All guiding and driving costs for up to 6 people. Collection and return to an Edinburgh hotel and driving to the falconry center set in perfect hilly countryside. Additional visits to other attractions if time permits.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

15 GBP - Lunch and refreshments available nearby.

What’s Extra

Other: Approximately £150 per person direct payment for the falconry experience for approximately 3 hours. This includes the handling and flying of many rare and expensive birds. This is a far better experience than some more commercial operators.

A Recent Review of this tour

We could not been more pleased and honored to be a part of the Elite Falconry tour. Seeing the work and dedication and being given a glimpse of the life of the guardians of the magnificent birds was a highlight of our trip to Scotland. Our guide Toby was timely, his vehicle large and comfortable. After our falconry he gave us a condensed tour of Edinburgh due to time constraints. We saw the old town, new town and harbortown. He was very knowledgable and provided a great historical overview.
Janis Morse

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