THE INSIDER'S STRATHSPEY SAFARI
SATURDAY 22nd AUGUST
Join us as we set forth on a unique adventure around beautiful Strathspey alongside some of Scotland's most celebrated musical talent - playing in unusual, intrepid and gloriously scenic locations, including onboard the iconic Strathspey Steam Railway as it winds its way through the Highlands!
Let your inner travelologist free! Get onboard The Insider's Strathspey Safari as it rambles its way around the backroads and byways of the Strathspey countryside. Team Insider will guide you through a mysterious day of audio-foraging - care to visit the magical Strathspey dolphins, be amazed by various badgers, or behold the mythical native trumpet tractors!?
Well, this is (possibly) your chance!
Mostly though, you are certain to enjoy the aural delights of a typically wonderful Insider-curated bandwagon of artists, alongside all the usual festival frills - great food, delicious drinks and all manner of costumery, bunting and lovingly stitched together experiences...
Oh yeah, and of course, one other small matter... we've only gone and chartered a bloody steam train for the occassion!
SO. Here's what you might expect to look forward to:
ARRIVAL PARTY AT THE OLD BRIDGE INN
2 INCREDIBLE LIVE ACTS AND DJs
GOURMET SAFARI FEAST AT ONE POT BORROWED
MEET MIDDAY IN AVIEMORE
ALL ABOARD THE STRATHSPEY SAFARI
MUSICAL JOURNEY ONBOARD THE STRATHSPEY STEAM RAILWAY
4 SECRET AND BEAUTIFUL LOCATIONS AROUND STRATHSPEY
UNIQUE PERFORMANCES AT EACH STOP ON THE SAFARI
ALL TRAVEL INCLUDED
GREAT DRINKS - BBQ AND SMOKEY EATS
SATURDAY NIGHT VILLAGE HALL SAFARI BALL
DROP-OFF BACK IN AVIEMORE
OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES COMING, WITH G2 ACTIVITIES
Our very special Early Bird Crowdfunder packages allow you to tailor your weekend to include anything from a free Insider Postcard, to dinner with your fellow adventurers at One Pot Borrowed; G2 activities in the local area to blow away the cobwebs from your jaded heads on Sunday 28th to a luxurious stay at the beautiful Dell of Abernethy. Treat yourself to Afternoon Tea on the iconic Strathspey Railway, or a chauffeured drive in a classic car around the Safari route.
These incredible packages and prices will only be available for the six-week duration of our Crowdfunder campaign - after that, only full-price Pioneer tickets will be available through far more boring channels. And you'll have lost your chance to get some lovely Insider booty. And that will make you sad.
PIONEER - £39
Join us as we take to the road!
As a PIONEER, not only do you get to join us at Nethy Village Hall, you are also invited to join us on our unique Strathspey Adventure. An afternoon of mysterious musical rambling awaits!
VILLAGE HERO - £16
Because not everyone has the time or the energy for the big adventure!
Your Village Hero ticket gets you into Saturday evening's very special gig at Nethybridge Village Hall.
EXPLORER - £55
A true EXPLORER always goes the extra mile (or, in this case, about ten quid) because he knows the rewards are undoubtedly worth the effort. And so it is here at Insider! As an EXPLORER you have all the benefits of a PIONEER, plus your very own swagbag of duty-free Insider booty, containing a classic Insider T-shirt, a Ltd Edition Print and whatever other Safari goodness we can pack in there.
GOURMET EXPLORER - £89
A truly gastronomic endeavour!
Your adventurous tastes will be fully indulged as one of our Gourmet Explorers. On Friday night, an intrepid evening's dining awaits as you join fellow EXPLORERS for a specially created meal at Rothiemurcus' finest culinary hotspot, One Pot Borrowed. On Saturday, you will enjoy a delicious Afternoon Tea aboard the majestic Strathspey Steam Railway, as it winds its way through the Highlands. How bloody civilised of you.
LUXURY EXPLORER - £350 for two people
OMG. How very stylish of you.
It's not just about where you're going (not least because you won't know), it's about how you get there too! And you, dear Insider LUXURY Travel Club member, like to get there in style. You will be met at your door (as long as your door is not too far away) on Saturday afternoon by your personal chauffeur for the day, and a bottle of fizz. From there, you will be whisked around the valley in a beautiful vintage vehicle, following the trail of the Safari in style.
ULTIMATE TRAVELOLOGIST - £450 for two people
The secret of the world's great Travelologists is a great night’s sleep and a hearty breakfast to set you up for a day’s exploring!
Make it an (even more) unforgettable weekend by sampling the finest hospitality Strathspey has to offer - two nights luxury B&B at the truly stunning Dell of Abernethy will ensure you are ready for anything. There might even be some musicians around for a late night song or two by the fire-pit...
You will even have the option of blowing the cobwebs away on Sunday with G2 Activities (or just swap travel stories over a Bloody Mary at The Old Bridge Inn...)
CORPORATE TRAVEL - £500
Bespoke corporate packages and sponsorship opportunities available. We're all ears. Bring your team, hire a private carriage on the Steam Train, get us to dress you up as animals, heck - we'll put your name in giant lights if you want. We'll definitely show you a whole lot of love and you'll be safe in the knowledge that you are A HERO.
PLEDGE FOR A POSTCARD - £5
OK - we understand. For whatever reason, you can't make it along... but you love the Insider Festival? Why don't we send you a wee postcard to say hello? You can stick it on your fridge as a reminder to take annual leave next time. You'll also be doing your bit to ensure a future for wonderful Insider events, which is kinda what this is all about...