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Wool & Whisky
Our Signature Tour

September 7 - 19, 2023

Rowan Tree Travel & Fibercraft has its origins in creating trips to Scotland. Almost a decade later, it’s still our favorite destination. We love introducing our travelers to the country’s stunning landscapes, vibrant cities, friendly and irreverent residents and longstanding wool traditions. Our Wool & Whisky tour provides busy days and relaxed evenings at authentic Scottish inns and small hotels. We will visit a whisky distillery or two, wander through picturesque villages, including visits to our favorite fiber artisans on Skye and time in the quaint town of Pitlochry - and we will enjoy farm-to-table (or sea-to-table!) meals all along the way. Sometimes our tour will coincide with the Perth Festival of Wool or the Highland Games, but as dates are not yet set we cannot guarantee these activities. We will, most definitely, visit Edinburgh, Scotland’s capital. It’s a beautiful city, full of stunning architecture and bustling city life. We simply cannot wait to take you to Scotland. See you there!

Tour Cost, per person:

Single: $7100
Shared: $5150

Tour Activity Level:
We would describe this trip as an Expedition. If you'd like to review our trip activity levels, take a look here.

Wild Scottish Stag
Wool & Whisky:
Late Fall Edition

October 12 - 23, 2023

An exciting new development for Wool & Whisky, our signature tour!  Since we're offering it later in the fall, we'll be in Scotland for The Glasgow School of Yarn festival. Oh my. And whisky... Let’s not forget the whisky! We’ll have the world’s best distilleries all around us as we travel through the heart of Scotland. It’s going to be an absolutely unbeatable, sheep-on-green-hillsides, kilt-sighting, bagpipes-echoing, sticky-toffee-pudding-tasting adventure. Two nights in the Scottish Borders, two nights in Edinburgh, two nights in Highland Perthshire and four nights in Glasgow. Join us!

 

Tour Cost, per person:

Single: $6200
Shared: $4800

Tour Activity Level:
We would describe this trip as an Expedition. If you'd like to review our trip activity levels, take a look here.

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Wool & Whisky:
Our Signature Tour

April 11 - 22, 2024

You are invited to join Rowan Tree Travel on a very special, fiber-infused journey to Scotland. We can’t wait to share this beautiful country with you! We’ll explore castles, lochs and crofts, spend time in stunning Edinburgh, learn about the Scottish fiber community through visits with artisans, farms, shops and mills, take in lots of iconic Scottish scenery, and taste a wonderful array of cuisine. Oh, and whisky… Let’s not forget the whisky! We’ll have the world’s best distilleries all around us as we travel through the country. Shall we enjoy a few wee drams during our nightly knit sessions? Perhaps visit a distillery or two? It’s going to be an absolutely unbeatable, sheep-on-green-hillsides, kilt-sighting, sleepy-seaside-fishing-village, sticky-toffee-pudding-tasting adventure. We hope you can join us!

Tour Cost, per person:

  • Single: $7250

  • Flex: $6250

  • Shared: $5500

Tour Activity Level:
We would describe this trip as an Expedition. If you'd like to review our trip activity levels, take a look here.
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Textiles & Treasures of the Scottish Borders

May 31 - June 7, 2024

While everyone else is heading out toward Edinburgh, Glasgow and the Highlands, we invite you to slip away to a location in Scotland that’s altogether different: the Scottish Borders. Located south of Edinburgh and north of England, the Borders is rich with gently rolling hills, sweet towns, architectural gems and wonderful artisans. It has a rich history as a center for textile mills and dye houses. It’s also full of historic homes –  from castles to Cistercian abbeys. Our small group of 10-12 participants will stay in one of those historic homes during our May/June retreat at Abbotsford, the former home of author Sir Walter Scott. We’ll enjoy some fantastic exploring, workshops, visits to textile and fiber-related venues and stellar in-house entertainment. New this year is an opportunity to attend Tangled Galashiels, a community led and very local fiber festival. Textiles & Treasures of the Scottish Borders is a retreat as relaxed and intimate as the surrounding landscape. Ready for some fiber-infused adventures, learning and camaraderie in an off-the-beaten-track Scottish setting? Join us!

 

Tour Cost, per person:

  • Single: $5250

  • Shared: $4150

  • Triple: $3900

Tour Activity Level:
We would describe this trip as a Retreat. If you'd like to review our trip activity levels, take a look here.
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Walking Adventure in Scotland's Outer Hebrides

Not Yet Scheduled

Off the west coast of Scotland lies an archipelago of islands, known to Scots as “the Western Isles”. These islands, from tiny Barra in the south, to the more well known islands of Lewis and Harris in the north, are home to the largest population of Scottish Gaelic speakers and are the only place allowed to produce the famed Harris Tweed. The landscape varies greatly, from soft, white beaches to rugged mountains, fields of flowering machair, bogs and lakes aplenty. Days of hiking alternate with time at local crofts, ferry crossings, farm-to-table restaurants, seasonal events and the unforgettable Callanish Standing Stones.

Tour Activity Level:

We would describe this trip as a Expedition. If you'd like to review our trip activity levels, take a look here.

If you would like to be notified when
this tour is scheduled and open for registration, please click below to be added to the early contact list. 

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