“Just a Wee Bit of” Scotland, England & Wales May 28th – June 9th, 2022 POSTPONED

Lets go back in time together as we travel the “bonnie” countryside and visit the “Patchwork” shops of the United Kingdom. 

$3695 Cdn per person double occupancy (includes all taxes)
$4695 Cdn per person single occupancy (includes all taxes)

Tour starts in Glasgow, Scotland and ends in Manchester, England

* Land Package Tour Includes:

• 13 days 12 nights deluxe hotel accommodation double occupancy
• Glasgow, Stirling, Edinburgh, York, Harrogate, Stratford-Upon-Avon, Ruthin, Llandudno & Manchester
• Visits to fabulous “Patchwork” quilt shops
• Includes 21 meals – 12 Breakfast, 8 Dinners & 1 Lunch
• Tour of the City of Glasgow, Scotland
• Spend time perusing the Kelvingrove Art Galley & Museum, Scotland
• Guided tour and free time at Edinburgh Castle, Scotland
• Tour of Stirling Castle, Scotland
• Entrance to York Minster Cathedral, England
• Guided tour of York & The Shambles
• Entrance to The Bowes Museum (Lunch included) England
• Tour of Sir Richard Arkright Cromford Mills, England (World Heritage Site)
• Visit Historic Town of Stratford Upon Avon
• Tour of Shakespeare’s Birthplace & Anne Hathaway’s Cottage, England
• Visit The Welsh Quilt Centre, Wales
• Tour of Trefriw Woolen Mill, Wales
• Ride on the Snowdon Mountain Railway
• Admission to all venues
• ALL excursions as listed on the final itinerary
• Luxury coach transportation to all excursions
• Services of a Professional Tour Manager who will remain with the group for your entire tour

* Your Land Package Tour does not include:

• Airfare (We can book the flight for you)
• Transportation to & from the hotel
• Gratuities for the guides and bus driver.
• Lunches and some dinners (unless indicated)
• Insurance coverage, Medical and/or cancellation
• Telephone calls, souvenirs, additional snacks or drinks
• Excess baggage costs (overweight and over-sized luggage may have additional costs levied by the airline)

Itinerary *

B – Breakfast   L – Lunch    D – Dinner

Day 1 – Glasgow International Airport, Scotland

(Sat) – The fun begins with everyone’s arrival throughout the day. Today will be a day of rest and relaxation as fellow quilters arrive. We will all meet in the evening for a welcome dinner.

Stay overnight in Glasgow, Scotland
Meal(s) – D

Day 2 – Tour of Glasgow, Scotland

(Sun) – We will start our tour in the largest city in Scotland and voted one of the friendliest in the world – Glasgow. We will tour this world class city with free time to explore and have lunch. In the afternoon we will travel to the magnificent Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Historical Museum where you will do a self guided tour. Inside this spectacular museum, there are over 8,000 objects covering art, archaeology, and natural history. Once we have immersed ourselves in British history, we will head to our hotel in Stirling, Scotland where we will call home for the next three nights.

Stay overnight in Stirling, Scotland
Meal(s) – B, D

Day 3 – Edinburgh Castle – Knights in Shining Armour

(Mon) – After a hearty breakfast, we will board the bus and head to none other than Edinburgh Castle, for a guided tour and walk in the footprints of Knights, Soldiers, Kings and Queens. This spectacular castle was built in the 12th century. After the tour, there will be time to walk around and have lunch before we head to our first quilt shop.

Stay overnight in Stirling, Scotland
Meal(s) – B

Day 4 – Stirling Castle – More Knights in Shining Armour

(Tues) – Fabric and more will be the order this morning. Who can resist that? We are off to our second quilt shop where we will also have lunch. In the afternoon we will head back to Stirling for a tour of the castle and the rest of the day is yours to explore.

Stay overnight in Stirling, Scotland
Meal(s) – B

Day 5 – A Countryside View on our way to York

(Wed) – Through the countryside we go. Our destination is quilt shop #3. When we think we can shop no more we will stop and lunch at the Otterburn Mill Shop & Café before heading onto our hotel in Harrogate.

Stay overnight in Harrogate, England
Meal(s) – B, D

Day 6 – A Day in York

(Thurs) – Now that we have settled in for the next few days, we will start with a guided tour of York and the Shambles before heading over to the York Minister Cathedral, finishing the day with some free time to look around before heading back to the hotel.

Stay overnight in Harrowgate, England
Meal(s) – B

Day 7 – The Bowes Museum

(Fri) – The Bowes Museum awaits us. A fabulous museum of treasures collected by two people, John & Josephine Bowes in the 1800’s. After a tour and a talk, we will sit and have a lunch in this beautiful old building. On our return to the hotel, we will stop at another quilt shop just to have a peek at what else you might need. And if on your own time, you would like a light dinner, drop off your purchases of the day and head over to Betty’s, a famous 100 year old café and tea room that opened in 1919.

Stay overnight in Harrogate, England
Meal(s) – B, L

Day 8 – UNESCO World Heritage Site – Cromford Mills

(Sat) – Today we are headed southwest to Stratford-Upon-Avon. On route we will stop and have a tour of the Cromford Mills. Step back in time to the first successful water powered cotton spinning mill built in 1771. With lots of shops and cafes, we will have lunch there and then proceed outside the grounds to visit our next quilt shop right next door. We will check into our hotel in Stratford-Upon-Avon and head over for our dinner and some Shakespeare education at Halls Croft, the home of Susanna, Shakespeare’s daughter and her husband, built in 1616.

Stay overnight in Stratford-Upon-Avon, England
Meal(s) – B, D

Day 9 – Stratford-Upon-Avon

(Sun) – Time will be well spent in Stratford-Upon-Avon today with some free time and visiting the birthplace of Shakespeare and Anne Hathaway’s Cottage before heading north to the historical town of Ruthin, situated in the North of Wales. Its origins begin in the early 13th century. Tonight we will snuggle down in a castle for two nights.

Stay overnight in Ruthin, Wales
Meal(s) – B, D

Day 10 – The Welsh Quilt Centre

(Mon) – In Wales, just south of us is The Welsh Quilt Centre – home of a collection of heritage quilts. We will spend a good part of our day there, looking at the exhibits and being shown some very old and fine quilts. We will also have time to walk the town, have lunch and explore a 12 room quilt shop right next door before we head back to the castle for dinner.

Stay overnight in Ruthin, Wales
Meal(s) – B, D

Day 11 – Trefriw Woolen Mills & Llandudno

(Tues) – Today the bus will take us to the Trefriw Woolen Mills where we will see traditional weaving from Wales. Be prepared to be mesmerized with the weaving of very intricate patterns and creations. We have given lots of time for you to browse the shop and visit their tea room if you wish before we head to Llandudno for our final quilt shop and a nights stay in this picturesque seaside town.

Stay overnight in Llandudno, Wales
Meal(s) – B, D

Day 12 – Snowdon Mountain Railway

(Wed) – This tour would not be complete without a railway ride up to the summit of Snowdon Mountain. (Weather permitting) The rail cars have been making this journey up the highest mountain in Wales and England since 1896 and you will see why. The views are spectacular. But don’t take our word; you will have to see for yourself. After our three hour tour up and back, we will make our way onto our Manchester hotel, our final destination.

Stay overnight in Manchester, England
Meal(s) – B, D

Day 13 – Farewell

(Thurs) – After 12 fabulous days, it will be time to share breakfast together one last time before we leave the United Kingdom to return home and tell others of our “bonnie” adventures.

Meal(s) – B

* Denotes subject to change