Join Scrappy Apple for a “Quilters Tour of Scotland”
Land Only price is just $4,199
Limited single accommodation available for a supplemental payment of $1439
Early Booking Special
Book your space and make initial payment by October 15, 2022 and earn a $100 credit towards your final payment.
Airfare details and pricing will be available soon, and everyone signed up will be advised by e-mail as soon as information is provided by the carrier.
Departure Day – Friday, June 23rd , 2023
A limited block of seats has been reserved for this tour, please book early to secure your spot.
Day 1: Saturday 24th June
Arrival into Edinburgh (flight time tbc). Depart airport and visit Biggar Stitches followed by a visit to Unesco World Heritage Site, New Lanark – also with an opportunity to visit the Falls of Clyde https://www.newlanark.org/about-new-lanark )
Continue to Glasgow for overnight stay.
Overnight: Glasgow, Grand Central (D)
Day 3: Monday 26th June
Depart hotel and travel to the west coast of Mull. Visit Ardalanish, a 1500 acre farm set on a peninsula on the Isle of Mull. From here they look after cattle and sheep, and weave award winning products from locally sourced wool.
Take ferry from Fionphort to Iona and visit the Abbey and visitor centre Iona is a small island off the west coast of Scotland where, in 563, Columba founded a Celtic monastery that was very influential in its own times. Iona has been called the entry way of Christianity into Scotland and Northern England. Return to Tobermory
Overnight: Tobermory, Western Isles Hotel (B)
Day 4: Tuesday 27th June
Depart Tobermory this morning and return by ferry to the mainland.
Travel to Inverness via Fort William and Loch Ness. Stop for Loch Ness Cruise and visit to Urquhart Castle.
On arrival in Inverness visit to a traditional Scottish Kiltmaker. Here you will enjoy a fascinating insight into the history, tradition and culture of the kilt – from its origins through to the present day. Set within the kilt-making workshop, a visitor centre creates a colourful, authentic and memorable experience, brought to life with audio-visual, costume and tartan displays in all their brilliance.
Overnight: Inverness, Palace Hotel & Spa (B, D)
Day 5: Wednesday 28th June
Depart Inverness and travel to Culloden, the scene of Scotland’s bloodiest battle. After visit travel south via Cairngorms National Park.
Visit the Highland Folk Museum, where you can step back in time and experience life in the Highlands from 1700s to the 1950s. With over 35 historical buildings onsite for you to explore, discover how people in the Highlands lived, worked, went to school, enjoyed their leisure time.
Continue for visit to Blair Atholl Castle including the Castle Couture Exhibition A carefully curated exhibition of historical clothing in exquisite condition, dating back to the 18th and 19th centuries, from the Jacobite’s through to the Victorian era, with some court dresses over 250 years old. The exhibition features 18 outfits directly from the castle archives, including ballgowns, dresses, jackets and children’s outfits.
Continue to Pitlochry for a 2-night stay
Overnight: Pitlochry, Fisher’s Hotel (B, D)
Day 6: Thursday 29th June
Travel to Cairngorms National Park for a visit to Balmoral Castle estate, the main holiday home of the royal family in Scotland since the 19th century when it was purchased for Queen Victoria by Prince Albert.
Visit the grounds, gardens and the ballroom (the only indoor part of the castle open to the public)
Return to Pitlochry with some free time for sightseeing shopping in Pitlochry. (House of Bruar)
Overnight: Pitlochry, Fisher’s Hotel (B)
Day 7: Friday 30th June
Depart Pitlochry and travel to Perth for a visit to Scone Palace. Scone Palace was the crowning place of Scottish kings where Macbeth, Robert the Bruce and Charles II were once crowned.
Scone breathes history like nowhere else in Scotland. It is the family home of the Earls of Mansfield and the ancient crowning place of Scottish kings on the stone of Scone. See where the Stone of Scone, known as the Stone of Destiny, once stood. It now resides in Edinburgh Castle.
Continue to Dundee for visit to V&A to see the Tartan Exhibition. Tartan will celebrate the global story of a unique pattern which has connected communities worldwide, expressed tradition, revolt and diversity, and inspired playful and provocative design.
Continue to Edinburgh for a 3 night stay.
Overnight: Edinburgh, The George (B)
Day 8: Saturday 1st July
Depart Edinburgh for a tour of Stirling Castle and Trossachs National Park.
On arrival in Stirling visit Stirling Castle. The castle has a turbulent history with several Scottish monarchs choosing this as their centre of power – Mary Queen of Scots was crowned here.
Continue through the Trossachs National Park en route to Karelia House in Aberfeldy – Karelia House has grown from a small idea into an exciting destination – a destination for anyone who wants only the best. They have a fantastic selection of fabrics, yarns and so very much more! This crafters’ paradise is situated in a very beautiful rural location where the rivers Lyon and Tay meet, some 4 miles west of Aberfeldy. You cannot fail to enjoy your journey through the beautiful Perthshire scenery and the area offers many wonderful activities and retail experiences!
In the afternoon there will be a visit to Glenturret Whisky Distillery for a distillery tour and tasting. Return to Edinburgh.
After dinner there will be an optional ghost tour of Edinburgh.
Overnight: Edinburgh, The George (B)
Day 9: Sunday 2nd July
This evening attend Taste of Scotland dinner show at Prestonfield House. Enjoy an evening of Traditional Scottish entertainment with music, dancing and song in the magnificent setting of historic Prestonfield House.
Overnight: Edinburgh, The George (B, D)
Day 10: Monday 3rd July
Transfer to Edinburgh airport (flight time tbc)
Arrive DTW October 12, 2022 on American flight #4850 at 8.51PM
B – Breakfast
L – Lunch
D – Dinner
- Coach transportation for itinerary as specified including road tolls and parking fees, driver accommodation & meals
- Ferries from Oban to Craignure, Fionphort to Iona (return), Fishnish to Lochaline
- Entrances to New Lanark, Kilmartin Museum, Iona Abbey, Urquhart Castle, House of Fraser Kiltmaker, Culloden Battlefield Visitor Centre, Highland Folk Museum, Blair Castle, Scone Palace, V&A Tartan Exhibition, Stirling Castle, Edinburgh Castle,
- Guided tour of Edinburgh
- Whisky Distillery tour and tasting
- Loch Ness Cruise (1 hr)
- Breakfast Daily
- 4 Dinners at your hotels
- 1 Taste of Scotland Dinner/Show at Prestonfield House
- Taxes, service charges for all included services
- Services of local tour manager/guide throughout including guide accommodation & meals
- Air fare and related (seats, baggage, etc.)
- Personal Expenses
- Gratuities to guides and accompanying staff