Off-season Tours

Travel beyond the tourists gaze – where you relax as we capture a dark sky, explore an off-the-beaten track distillery and take in some traditional music. Tranquil immersive tours subsumed in fulfilling experiences whilst enjoying world quality produce.

Scotland is beautiful at any time of the year and the experience is truly always unique.

At Serenity Scotland we craft your trip to ensure you have the best possible stay here. Over the last 16 years we have noticed how the out of season experience allows you to escape the growing crowds that flock to the Highlands in the summer.

September onwards is often sunny, of course the weather is changeable here and Autumn is generally bright and comfortable.

There is so much to do and explore and a number of sights remain open all year round. Beautiful landscapes and cultural exchanges do not only take your breath away in particular seasons.

The dark skies here are remarkable, the seasonal colours and hues spectacular and the roads over the autumn and winter months are free to appreciate all that Scotland has to offer.

The museums and galleries are great dry weather options and exploring the arts & crafts and meeting local makers is a fabulous way to learn a skill and to take home with you that practice or knowledge to develop yourself.

Festivals and celebrations are remarkable visits off season: from Hogmanay to Burns, Up Helly Ha to Celtic Connections or the Neil Gow Festival to the sensational Enchanted Forest light show. These are fine events over the off-season months and with local folks can be included in your trip or your Serenity Scotland tour added if you are already planning to attend one of these events.

Argyll Arts, Crafts and Gardens Tour

Serenity Scotland prides itself on taking people to lesser-visited parts of the land and this tour came from an appeal from folks in Argyll to introduce a few more people to their undisputable local wonders and delights.

Mount Stuart House, Arts and Crafts par excellence, a majestic neo-gothic dream, gardens such Crarae and Arduaine with their fabulous Himalayan plants, as well as a geographical and cultural tapestry of small arts and crafts practitioners who welcome wee visits and open us up to where culture and nature in small communities are readily seen and appreciated. Inspirational!

This Tour can be curated to explore traditional crafts, weaving & fiber arts, garden sculpture, earthships, sustainability projects, landforms and garden architecture around Scotland. Please also see our Art Lands Tours for creative, immersive tours for you and/or your group.