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.

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Traditional Arts and Crafts Tours

Arts and tradition: Inspiration across Scotland or Arts and Fashion: Inspiration in the Scottish Borders
Learn about the innovative makers that work their passion in Scotland. Immerse yourself and explore the movers, makers and shakers in the world of weaving, fashion, design and crafting. Develop your understanding in incorporating the use of traditional, sustainable techniques. Opportunities to explore practices, workshops, demonstrations. Each tour is curated for you or your group.

Charles Rennie Mackintosh: The Glasgow Experience
Investigate the iconic buildings in and around Glasgow that showcase his work. Enjoy a private tour of his finest ventures and visit the CRM Society. Inspirational talks and events and add on the option to meet a local artisan and complete a piece of work inspired by CRM – furniture, glass, fibre arts, stone.

Women of Scotland in Arts & Crafts Tour: Margaret and Frances MacDonald, Jessie King, Anna Phoebe Traquair
Exploring the extraordinary and innovative traditional roots of design in Scotland and women that influenced the Arts &Crafts movement. A fabulous day/s of discovery, patterns, art nouveau, inspiration from Japan, the Islamic world and Europe, weaving sympathetically amongst Celtic nuances.

From the V & A to the Scottish Gallery
The Scottish Gallery is 175 years old and the V & A opened in 2018. A visiting tour exploring the history of the gallery, our galleries and the tradition of collecting and collections in Scotland.
Options to visit the Scottish Gallery of Modern Art, Scottish National Portrait Gallery, the V & A Dundee, the Scottish gallery, local bespoke galleries.
Curated tours can include a visit to Jupiter Artland, Kelvingrove Art Gallery – Glasgow and those of personal interest to the client.
Visit nationally significant collections e.g decorative arts, furniture, lighthouses, glass, musical instruments, Scottish sports, archaeology, sewing machines, fishing and many, many more.