Outlandish Jewels Tour with Kim St Jean

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Creative Adventures Tours
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Aug 29 - Sep 6, 2020
Group size: 15 - 25
Outlandish Jewels Tour with Kim St Jean
Scotland

Creative Adventures Tours
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$2399
Deposit: $300
Aug 29 - Sep 6, 2020
Group size: 15 - 25

About this trip

Spend 7 wistful days traveling with Kim, our Scottish guide, and a member of our Creative Adventures Tours staff, as you visit favorite historical sites from the book and movie shooting locations from the Starz TV series. Then spend your evenings taking classes with Kim or exploring the cities and pubs of Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Inverness, Ft William & Glasgow.

Early Bird Discount

Please use discount code EARLYBIRD when registering before Nov 15, 2019 to save $50 per person.


Kim's Classes


  • This tour includes 3 evening classes of approximately 2.5 - 3 hrs length each.
  • All materials & gas are included in your tour cost. Bring your own torch - Handy Flame Torch head. DO NOT bring gas! 
  • Projects can be completed in class.
  • 2 classes are metal working classes using a small torch, like for Crème brûlée and 1 is a leather working class.
  • Necessary tools for each class are listed below. Don't own the tools? Contact Kim St. Jean here for a complete tool kit.  
  • Never done this before and want to give it a go? Good news! All classes are appropriate for all levels including complete beginners.

Kim is a former public school teacher who now combines her love of teaching with her creative talent as a jewelry maker. For over 15 years, she has been teaching metalsmithing and other jewelry-making techniques at venues such as the William Holland School of Lapidary Arts, the Bead & Button® Show, Bead Fest, and Swarovski's 'Create Your Style' in Tucson. She and her husband, Norm, have a studio near Myrtle Beach, where they teach when not traveling. Kim's first book, "Mixed Metal Mania," was published in 2011 by Kalmbach Publishing, and her second, "Metal Magic," was published in 2012.


Jamie & Frank Spinner Ring - You will create a sterling silver spinner ring with one silver band for Jamie & one gold band for Frank. Tools to bring: Torch head, Soldering Board and Pick, Insulated Cross-Lock Tweezers. Specialty Tools provided in class to share (feel free to bring if you own): Ring mandrel, soft blow hammer, Whaley ring gauge, bench block, large wrap-n-tap.


Jamie's Sporran - Scotland was the inventor of the fanny pack. Make your own small leather Day Sporran to hold your ring and Kilt Pin. All tools provided.  


Scottish Kilt Broach - No tartan plaid would be complete without a kilt pin. Yours will remind you of your amazing adventure in Scotland. Tools to bring: V-slot bench pin w/ clamp, jewelers saw, bees wax, 3/0 saw blades, round nose pliers, chain nose pliers, mill file. 

What’s included

  • Panoramic Tour Glasgow
    A narrated tour of the city
  • Tossachs National Park
    Scenic Drive including a view of Loch Lomond. Can you sing the song?
  • Glencoe
    Photo op for some of the most breathtaking views in the highlands of Scotland.
  • Fort William
    Spend the night in the town where Jamie was famously flogged.
  • Glenfinnan Monument
    Amidst the panoramic views of Loch Shiel is the monument erected to commemorate the fallen Jacobite clansmen.
  • Glenfinnan Viaduct
    Photo Op of the amazing arched train bridge made famous as Harry Potter rushed over it on the Hogwarts Express.
  • Lock Ness Cruise
    Two hour cruise - Will you spot Nessie?
  • Urquhart Castle
    Traveling by boat you can walk the grounds and ruins of the castle destroyed in the first Jacobite rising.
  • Highlanders Museum
    Optional included tour of Ft. George and the Highlanders Museum. (Or spend the afternoon exploring Inverness on your own.)
  • Culloden Moor
    Marvel at the vast emptiness and visit the single humble marker the represents the entire Fraser clan.
  • Clava Cairns
    Touch the standing stones that are said to have provided the inspiration for Craigh na Dun.
  • Glendiffich Distillery
    Tour the distillery and get a taste of Scotland's most unusual whiskey.
  • Stirling Castle
    Once home to the Scotish Monarchy and childhood home of Mary Queen of Scots, James VI & I. Battles of Stirling Bridge and Bannockburn happened beneath its stalwart walls.
  • Guided Tour of Edinburgh
    Including an Outlander walking tour to visit sites in Old Town Edinburgh.
  • Fraser Castle
    Photo Op
  • Edinburgh's Royal Mile
    Walk the Royal Mile with our guide and hear the tales.
  • Edinburgh Castle
    Charles I was the last Scottish King to live in the castle.
  • Holyrood Palace
    Bonnie Prince Charlie established his court here for 6 weeks and portraits of him can still be found in the Royal Dining Room.
  • Midhope Castle
    Location used as Lollybroch.
  • Linlithgow Palace
    Birthplace of Mary Queen of Scots and featured in the Outlander TV series.
  • 9 meals
    7 breakfasts & 2 dinners
  • Luxury Motor Coach
  • 7 nights hotel
    3 & 4 star Scottish hotels
  • 3 Classes with Kim
    2 metal working and 1 leather working. All appropriate for beginners and up.
  • Class Kits & Gas
    Materials to make the projects and gas canisters for the metal class are included. Note: Some tools are required that are not included. Please see class descriptions.
  • Scottish Guide
    In each city we tour.
  • Creative Adventures Tour
    Member of CAT staff will escort the entire tour.
  • Stirling Castle
    Once home to the Scotish Monarchy and childhood home of Mary Queen of Scots, James VI & I. Battles of Stirling Bridge and Bannockburn happened beneath its stalwart walls.
  • Entrances to all listed
    locations.
  • Lunches & most dinners
    2 dinners included as listed above.
  • Some Class Tools
    You will need to bring some tools with you for classes. Please see class description.
  • Airfare
    Group Air is available for an additional fee. You may book your own air or we can help with individual bookings.
  • Tips & Gratuities
    Discretionary if you wish to reward good service from our drivers and guides.
  • Porterage
    If you need help with your luggage, please notify us in advance for porterage arrangements.

Available Packages

Land Only Tour DOUBLE - No Group Air

This is the proper choice if you are going to book your own air or are undecided on Group Air.

It is still possible to add group air later if you are undecided.


Note: This rate is for DOUBLE Occupancy. For single occupancy, choose the single package.


Payment plan is included for your convenience. You are welcome to make partial payments in your account at any time. 


Deposit is fully refundable until Apr 15, 2020.

$2399
Deposit: $300
Land Only Tour SINGLE - No Group Air

This is the proper choice if you are going to book your own air or are undecided on Group Air.

It is still possible to add group air later if you are undecided.


Note: This rate is for SINGLE Occupancy. For double occupancy, choose the double package. If you are registering as a single, but would like a roommate, please indicate that in the Notes to Organizer. (CAT does not guarantee we can match you with a roommate, but we will connect anyone who indicates they are interested so they can determine if it's a good match.)


Payment plan is included for your convenience. You are welcome to make partial payments in your account at any time.  


Deposit is fully refundable until Apr 15, 2020. 

$2889
Deposit: $300

Available options

Group Air - Deposit Only
$400
$2399
Deposit: $300

Land Only Tour DOUBLE - No Group Air

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Outlandish Jewels Tour
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(Please note:  While the features of your tour will not change, the arrangement of them could. We reserve the right to move things around in order to accommodate necessary scheduling with exhibits and drive times.)

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