August 31 – September 10, 2024

$

5495

Per Person/Double Occupancy
$1100 Additional/Single Occupancy

Celtic Legends

Featuring Scotland and Ireland

Quilters, embark on a Scottish odyssey. Explore Edinburgh’s relics, venture into the Highlands, and savor whisky tastings. Transition to Northern Ireland, marveling at Giant’s Causeway, then immerse in Dublin’s dynamism. A quilt of experiences, this journey stitches history, nature, and culture into a memorable tapestry.

Locations

Edinburgh

Inverness

Glasgow

Belfast

Derry

Dublin

From Scotland’s Edinburgh Castle to the captivating Giant’s Causeway in Northern Ireland, this journey is a tapestry of enchanting experiences. Explore historic landmarks, embrace Scottish traditions, savor delicious food, and soak in the lively ambiance of Dublin.

This Tour Includes

TAPESTRY Series

Small groups, big experiences, independent spirit.

10 Nights

Hotel accommodations, including baggage handling

12 Meals

8 Breakfasts, 4 dinners

Admissions

Guided sightseeing, visits, and admissions as outlined in the day-by-day itinerary

Airfare & Transfers

Round-trip international airfare (EWR); Group transfer upon arrival and for departure

Tour Manager

Full time, English speaking throughout the trip

Hand-Selected Hotels

Edinburgh
Doubletree by Hilton City Centre
Highlands
Pentahotel Inverness
Glasgow
Radisson Blu Glasgow
Belfast
Hotel Europa
Derry
Everglades Hotel
Dublin
Ashling Hotel Dublin

Top-Rated Highlights

  • Kick-off Welcome Dinner
  • Edinburgh Panoramic City Tour
  • Edinburgh Castle
  • The Great Tapestry of Scotland
  • Blair Castle House and Gardens
  • Scottish Kiltmaker Visitor Centre
  • Distillery Tour and Tasting
  • Northern Ireland Patchwork Guild
  • Patchwork Stitch-Along
  • Glencoe Visitor Centre
  • National Trust for Scotland
  • Ferry from Scotland to Northern Ireland
  • Titanic Museum
  • Giant’s Causeway
  • Ulster American Folk Park
  • Dublin Panoramic City Tour
  • Springwools Shop
  • The Merry Ploughboy
  • Customary Farewell Dinner

Day-by-Day Itinerary

Visits, admissions, and special features are shown in bold.
» Country Heritage Tours Celtic legends tour map

Tour Begins: Edinburgh, Scotland

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Tour Ends: Dublin, Ireland

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Day 1 Overnight Flight

Embark on a remarkable journey through Scotland, Northern Ireland, and the Republic of Ireland. Immerse yourself in the vibrant charm of these Celtic countries. An unforgettable adventure awaits.

Day 2 Arrive Scotland Dinner

Welcome to Scotland. After checking in at our city-centre hotel, enjoy some much-needed downtime. Your first evening in Scotland will be unforgettable. Tonight, savor a delicious Welcome Dinner after meeting fellow quilting enthusiasts and potentially lifelong connections at our kick-off Welcome Meeting.

Day 3 Edinburgh – Southern Scotland Breakfast

Begin your day with a delightful breakfast that will make you feel right at home. Your entire day will be dedicated to exploration. Accompanied by our friendly Irish National Guide, you will venture into the historically significant Edinburgh Castle, followed by an enlightening group tour of New Lanark with a knowledgeable guide. Prepare yourself for the awe-inspiring Great Tapestry of Scotland, a sight that is certain to leave you inspired. At the end of the day, return to the welcoming embrace of our hotel to unwind.

Day 4 Scottish Highlands Breakfast

After breakfast, embark on a new adventure alongside our esteemed Irish guide. Marvel at the magnificence of Blair Castle, allowing your heart to wander through its enchanting gardens, and then experience the time-honored traditions at The Scottish Kiltmaker Visitor Centre. Conclude the day with a lovely dinner and enjoy a night under the starry highland skies at the Inverness Palace Hotel & Spa or a similarly inviting accommodation.

Day 5 Scottish Highlands – Southern Scotland Breakfast

Indulge in a comforting breakfast before setting off for another day filled with captivating Scottish wonders. Experience the history and learn about the distilling process at the Ben Nevis Distillery with a whisky tour and tasting. Next, immerse yourself in the dramatic mountains, rare beauty, and haunting history at the Glencoe Visitor Centre in the heart of the Highlands. Later, a serene night awaits at the Clayton Hotel Glasgow.

Day 6 Southern Scotland – Northern Ireland Breakfast

Nourish yourself with a hearty breakfast as you prepare for a day of breathtaking scenery, beginning with a ferry ride from Scotland across the channel, arriving in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Immerse yourself in the stories of the legendary unsinkable ship, the Titanic, at the Titanic Belfast Museum. Later, check in and relax at the Europa Hotel located in the heart of downtown Belfast.

Day 7 Northern Ireland Breakfast

Wake up to a tasty Irish breakfast before departing for an enchanting morning meeting members of the Northern Ireland Patchwork Guild at a group stitch-along. Next, quilt historian, Valerie Wilson, share the stories behind the stitches of quilts in the permanent collection at the Ulster Folk and Transportation Museum. Tonight, explore the charming streets and side lanes of Belfast with included free time before tucking in for the night.

Day 8 Northern Ireland Breakfast, Dinner

Today, after a satisfying breakfast, prepare to explore the breathtaking natural wonder of Giant’s Causeway. Witness the natural rock formations that span the 33 miles of celebrated coastline. Later, unwind with a delightful Irish dinner and spend a peaceful night at the Everglades Hotel.

Day 9 Northern Ireland – Republic of Ireland Breakfast

Rise and shine to a new day! After breakfast, depart for Dublin, stopping en route to explore the fascinating Ulster American Folk Park and its textile collection under the guidance of your Irish National Guide. Later, arrive at the cozy Ashling Hotel in Dublin, your home for the remainder of the trip.

Day 10 Ireland Breakfast, Dinner

Today, after a tasty breakfast, Dublin is your oyster! Visit the Springwools shop and spend some time meandering the city streets and boutiques. Tonight, enjoy a feast of local flavors at our customary farewell dinner hosted at the delightful Merry Ploughboy.

Day 11 Ireland: Tour Ends Breakfast

What a journey it’s been! Savor breakfast before transferring to Dublin’s airport to begin your journey home. As you take off, bid farewell to the friends and memories you’ve made. Rest assured, the quilting inspiration from this trip will last a lifetime!

» Country Heritage Tours Celtic legends tour map
Day 1
Overnight Flight

Embark on a remarkable journey through Scotland, Northern Ireland, and the Republic of Ireland. Immerse yourself in the vibrant charm of these Celtic countries. An unforgettable adventure awaits.

Day 2
Arrive Scotland
Dinner

Welcome to Scotland. After checking in at our city-centre hotel, enjoy some much-needed downtime. Your first evening in Scotland will be unforgettable. Tonight, savor a delicious Welcome Dinner after meeting fellow quilting enthusiasts and potentially lifelong connections at our kick-off Welcome Meeting.

Day 3
Edinburgh – Southern Scotland
Breakfast

Begin your day with a delightful breakfast that will make you feel right at home. Your entire day will be dedicated to exploration. Accompanied by our friendly Irish National Guide, you will venture into the historically significant Edinburgh Castle, followed by an enlightening group tour of New Lanark with a knowledgeable guide. Prepare yourself for the awe-inspiring Great Tapestry of Scotland, a sight that is certain to leave you inspired. At the end of the day, return to the welcoming embrace of our hotel to unwind.

Day 4
Scottish Highlands
Breakfast

After breakfast, embark on a new adventure alongside our esteemed Irish guide. Marvel at the magnificence of Blair Castle, allowing your heart to wander through its enchanting gardens, and then experience the time-honored traditions at The Scottish Kiltmaker Visitor Centre. Conclude the day with a lovely dinner and enjoy a night under the starry highland skies at the Inverness Palace Hotel & Spa or a similarly inviting accommodation.

Day 5
Scottish Highlands – Southern Scotland
Breakfast

Indulge in a comforting breakfast before setting off for another day filled with captivating Scottish wonders. Experience the history and learn about the distilling process at the Ben Nevis Distillery with a whisky tour and tasting. Next, immerse yourself in the dramatic mountains, rare beauty, and haunting history at the Glencoe Visitor Centre in the heart of the Highlands. Later, a serene night awaits at the Clayton Hotel Glasgow.

Day 6
Southern Scotland – Northern Ireland
Breakfast

Nourish yourself with a hearty breakfast as you prepare for a day of breathtaking scenery, beginning with a ferry ride from Scotland across the channel, arriving in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Immerse yourself in the stories of the legendary unsinkable ship, the Titanic, at the Titanic Belfast Museum. Later, check in and relax at the Europa Hotel located in the heart of downtown Belfast.

Day 7
Northern Ireland
Breakfast

Wake up to a tasty Irish breakfast before departing for an enchanting morning meeting members of the Northern Ireland Patchwork Guild at a group stitch-along. Next, quilt historian, Valerie Wilson, share the stories behind the stitches of quilts in the permanent collection at the Ulster Folk and Transportation Museum. Tonight, explore the charming streets and side lanes of Belfast with included free time before tucking in for the night.

Day 8
Northern Ireland
Breakfast, Dinner

Today, after a satisfying breakfast, prepare to explore the breathtaking natural wonder of Giant’s Causeway. Witness the natural rock formations that span the 33 miles of celebrated coastline. Later, unwind with a delightful Irish dinner and spend a peaceful night at the Everglades Hotel.

Day 9
Northern Ireland – Republic of Ireland
Breakfast

Rise and shine to a new day! After breakfast, depart for Dublin, stopping en route to explore the fascinating Ulster American Folk Park and its textile collection under the guidance of your Irish National Guide. Later, arrive at the cozy Ashling Hotel in Dublin, your home for the remainder of the trip.

Day 10
Ireland
Breakfast, Dinner

Today, after a tasty breakfast, Dublin is your oyster! Visit the Springwools shop and spend some time meandering the city streets and boutiques. Tonight, enjoy a feast of local flavors at our customary farewell dinner hosted at the delightful Merry Ploughboy.

Day 11
Ireland: Tour Ends
Breakfast

What a journey it’s been! Savor breakfast before transferring to Dublin’s airport to begin your journey home. As you take off, bid farewell to the friends and memories you’ve made. Rest assured, the quilting inspiration from this trip will last a lifetime!

» Country Heritage Tours Celtic legends tour map
Day 1
Overnight Flight

Embark on a remarkable journey through Scotland, Northern Ireland, and the Republic of Ireland. Immerse yourself in the vibrant charm of these Celtic countries. An unforgettable adventure awaits.

Day 2
Arrive Scotland
Dinner

Welcome to Scotland. After checking in at our city-centre hotel, enjoy some much-needed downtime. Your first evening in Scotland will be unforgettable. Tonight, savor a delicious Welcome Dinner after meeting fellow quilting enthusiasts and potentially lifelong connections at our kick-off Welcome Meeting.

Day 3
Edinburgh – Southern Scotland
Breakfast

Begin your day with a delightful breakfast that will make you feel right at home. Your entire day will be dedicated to exploration. Accompanied by our friendly Irish National Guide, you will venture into the historically significant Edinburgh Castle, followed by an enlightening group tour of New Lanark with a knowledgeable guide. Prepare yourself for the awe-inspiring Great Tapestry of Scotland, a sight that is certain to leave you inspired. At the end of the day, return to the welcoming embrace of our hotel to unwind.

Day 4
Scottish Highlands
Breakfast

After breakfast, embark on a new adventure alongside our esteemed Irish guide. Marvel at the magnificence of Blair Castle, allowing your heart to wander through its enchanting gardens, and then experience the time-honored traditions at The Scottish Kiltmaker Visitor Centre. Conclude the day with a lovely dinner and enjoy a night under the starry highland skies at the Inverness Palace Hotel & Spa or a similarly inviting accommodation.

Day 5
Scottish Highlands – Southern Scotland
Breakfast

Indulge in a comforting breakfast before setting off for another day filled with captivating Scottish wonders. Experience the history and learn about the distilling process at the Ben Nevis Distillery with a whisky tour and tasting. Next, immerse yourself in the dramatic mountains, rare beauty, and haunting history at the Glencoe Visitor Centre in the heart of the Highlands. Later, a serene night awaits at the Clayton Hotel Glasgow.

Day 6
Southern Scotland – Northern Ireland
Breakfast

Nourish yourself with a hearty breakfast as you prepare for a day of breathtaking scenery, beginning with a ferry ride from Scotland across the channel, arriving in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Immerse yourself in the stories of the legendary unsinkable ship, the Titanic, at the Titanic Belfast Museum. Later, check in and relax at the Europa Hotel located in the heart of downtown Belfast.

Day 7
Northern Ireland
Breakfast

Wake up to a tasty Irish breakfast before departing for an enchanting morning meeting members of the Northern Ireland Patchwork Guild at a group stitch-along. Next, quilt historian, Valerie Wilson, share the stories behind the stitches of quilts in the permanent collection at the Ulster Folk and Transportation Museum. Tonight, explore the charming streets and side lanes of Belfast with included free time before tucking in for the night.

Day 8
Northern Ireland
Breakfast, Dinner

Today, after a satisfying breakfast, prepare to explore the breathtaking natural wonder of Giant’s Causeway. Witness the natural rock formations that span the 33 miles of celebrated coastline. Later, unwind with a delightful Irish dinner and spend a peaceful night at the Everglades Hotel.

Day 9
Northern Ireland – Republic of Ireland
Breakfast

Rise and shine to a new day! After breakfast, depart for Dublin, stopping en route to explore the fascinating Ulster American Folk Park and its textile collection under the guidance of your Irish National Guide. Later, arrive at the cozy Ashling Hotel in Dublin, your home for the remainder of the trip.

Day 10
Ireland
Breakfast, Dinner

Today, after a tasty breakfast, Dublin is your oyster! Visit the Springwools shop and spend some time meandering the city streets and boutiques. Tonight, enjoy a feast of local flavors at our customary farewell dinner hosted at the delightful Merry Ploughboy.

Day 11
Ireland: Tour Ends
Breakfast

What a journey it’s been! Savor breakfast before transferring to Dublin’s airport to begin your journey home. As you take off, bid farewell to the friends and memories you’ve made. Rest assured, the quilting inspiration from this trip will last a lifetime!

August 31 – September 10, 2024

$

5495

Per Person/Double Occupancy

+$1100

Additional/Single Occupancy

Reserve Your Celtic Legends Tour

A non-refundable $200 deposit per person is required for booking. Before completing your reservation, be sure you read and understand our Cancellation Policy and Terms & Conditions.

Celtic Legends

Space for this tour is limited. Please contact us to discuss accommodation options and availability.