15th April 2019
We are delighted to share four inspirational experiences in partnership with our personal travel management agency, Winged Boots. With a wealth of experiences across the country and further afield to jump into, choosing the right destination to escape your daily life can sometimes seem a bit overwhelming. Look no further than Winged Boots, specialists in worldwide luxury travel. Experts in creating bespoke and luxury itineraries, the team are always on hand with their catalogue of knowledge to design a getaway you will never forget.
Be transported to the grandeur of the Scottish Highlands where vast skies and deep valleys roamed by red deer will make it hard to ever leave. Immerse yourself in the world of whisky, a Scottish delicacy in our eyes, with a private tour of a local distillery where you will blend
your very own whisky to take home, with exclusive access to the cellars below – rich with history and overflowing with dominating flavour. Let a sea plane tour grant you vistas of Loch Lomond’s deep waters and the winding trails of Ben Nevis, just before you let off some steam with clay pigeon shooting.
Retreat to Callander House, plucked straight out of a fairy-tale with its Baronial features, brushed with creative and contemporary design. An award-winning private chef is at your disposal for a bespoke menu, designed to impress your palate. Rejuvenated from an indulgent night’s sleep, hop into a classic car to set the pedal to the metal, weaving your way through rolling hills and towering mountains. Finish with a tour like no other in the company of a traditional Scottish Gillie (a fishing attendant) where a gourmet picnic of delicious Scottish bites hosted by a butler awaits.
Where better in the world to taste the delicate bubbles of a cooling flute of Champagne than in the region itself? Open the door of the pre-arranged transfer and step aboard a luxurious private jet in Biggin Hill where you will fly in style to Reims, the home of wine-growing and the heart of the Champagne region. Once you have stopped marvelling at the blankets of never-ending vineyards, enjoy a private tour at the chateau of a small Champagne producer, where visits to the intimate vineyards and bottling house are on offer. The most important part, however, must be the sampling of the families’ private Champagne collection, where you can use all five of your senses to discover your favourite in the expert way.
Dinner will be served in the Champagne house, where exquisite taste and enviable surroundings make for the perfect way to wind down your day. Your haven for the night is the stunning five-star Royal Champagne in Eppernay, where floor-to-ceiling glass windows let the light flood in to the hues of ivory and light chocolate brown in your room. You will also be treated to impeccable service from the collection of attentive staff, including a Les Clefs d’Or member.
English Ladies & Gents
Here is one for the lovers of quintessential British flair. Once inside your private transfer from London, get whisked away to the idyllic green backdrop of Berkshire, home to royal residencies and quaint riverside villages. Arrive at the exclusive Englefield Estate, 14,000 acres of rural land encasing Grade II listed Englefield House, where you can really step into a film set – it has been featured in The Crown and The King’s Speech.
After a breakfast and briefing, you will be escorted in Range Rovers across the immense estate grounds for a simulated game of clay pigeon shooting across multiple pegs, where a quick break for an elevenses game picnic prepared in the countryside will be the perfect interval. Following the shooting, lunch will be served, alongside an awards ceremony at the grand estate house. The luxury treatment does not stop there, as you step into your private transfer to bring you back to the big smoke where the gentlemen can indulge in a traditional wet shave while the ladies are spoiled with beauty treatments. Finish the day of refined adventure with an elegant wine tasting and dinner at renowned wine and spirits merchant, Berry Bros. & Rudd.
Sweets, Screens & Toyshop Sleepovers
When it comes to treating the children, you may feel like there is only a handful of things they have not done, but we can bet they have not tried this collection of handpicked experiences: indulge their surprised taste buds with a playful Mary Poppins themed afternoon tea at The Shard, before a private transfer will whisk the whole family away to the next stop on your fun-filled adventure. Step into your own private cinema screening, grab the popcorn and choose whichever seat you fancy while you transport yourself into the latest release.
Next, it is time to watch their eyes widen as they step into the oldest toy shop in the world, Hamleys, for the ultimate sleepover. Shop doors shut to the public and the red carpet is rolled out so grab all their friends as they hit the catwalk at 9pm, scoff down late-night ice cream at Gordon Ramsey’s Heddon Street Kitchen then hit the towering shelves of endless toys as they choose their own gift to take home. After a few party games hit the sack for a midnight film and snacks you will never forget, surrounded by the biggest choice of teddys to cuddle up to. Wake up to the best alarm a child could wish for – breakfast, cake and a treasure hunt! Forget a night at the museum, a night at Hamleys is the top of every child’s bucket list and is waiting to be firmly ticked off.
All these experiences can be tailored to your preferences and needs, from location down to what tipple you fancy after a hard day’s fun. to discover more on Winged Boots’ special packages and offers, ask your personal lifestyle manager to connect you with the expert team at Winged Boots. alternatively, please feel free to visit www.wingedboots.co.uk to be inspired by other bespoke holidays and experiences.