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Bespoke Traditional Tours around the UK

Immerse yourself in the literary, craft and cultural history of Britain with Whitecroft’s exclusive tours.

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Scotland and its Textile History

This tour of Scotland centres around the incredible history of textiles and craft, from classic Scottish tartans to quilting and embroidery. Find out more »

Beatrix Potter's Scotland Tour
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Beatrix Potter's Scotland 2019

This 10 day tour in Perthshire helps us discover Beatrix Potter's connection with Scotland Find out more »

Embroidered Knot Gardens

Future Tours

We are always planning ahead and have specific requests for tours - so are delighted to let you know what we are planning for the future - as far ahead as 2021. Find out more »

25th September – 5th October 2020 Find out more »

If you’re interested in booking a tour with Whitecroft, take a look at our full list of upcoming tours for more information.

About Us

About Us

At Whitecroft Traditional Tours, we want to whisk you away to a different time. Each of our tours is created around a main theme, whether that’s exploring a specific location, author, craft or tradition, allowing us to immerse you in that experience.

Our Tutors are experts in their field, and we carefully choose them not just for their knowledge, but their ability to bring that knowledge to life. We also often include exclusive experiences, including private viewings of stately homes and historical landmarks.

On every tour I’m delighted to see new faces and welcome back old friends as we embark on a new adventure through traditional British history and culture - I look forward to seeing you there!

Helen

Customer Reviews

I have been looking back on my May 2019 tour with Whitecroft Tours Beatrix Potter’s Scotland with great fondness. This tour went way beyond my expectations. From the beginning to the end our tour was first class. Our tour was led by Helen Bertram who made me feel so comfortable even though this was my first time traveling with her. The daily excursion were well planned and great thought went into accommodating us throughout the day. Every day with focused on Beatrix Potter and/or the history of Scotland. I truly loved this tour and will be joining Helen again in the near future.
- Alison Hamel
I was lucky enough to go on the Beatrix Potter's Scotland tour led by Helen and Betsy in May of 2019. I can't say enough about how wonderful the tour was. 'Bespoke' truly fits as everything seemed especially planned and customized for our sheer delight. Our group was wonderfully small, only 9 and we became friends in a short period of time....in fact, many were returns from previous Whitecroft tours but all were welcoming to new members and Helen immediately made everyone feel at home. The most special things we did as arranged by Helen were once in a lifetime - going behind the scenes to the archives in Blair Castle where we could see and touch priceless artifacts, including Bonnie Prince Charlie's gloves and a private tour and dinner at the same table where Queen Victoria ate in Scone Palace. Really?? YES, really! I highly recommend to anyone who is considering a tour to contact Whitecroft - don't delay if there is interest because they fill up fast. It truly exceeded my already high expectations and the memories made will last a lifetime.
- Cathy Westerhold
Just returned from a superb, amazing, informative and fun-filled small group tour with the talented, knowledgeable and entertaining Helen Bertram and her sideline Betsy Blair, to Scotland's castles,, and environs. We stayed for a delightful week , in our home away from home, Ballathie House, which boasts of being "The middle of nowhere, in the middle of everywhere" To see it, and experience it is beyond imagination, situated as it is on the beloved and impressive wide River Tay , joy of all salmon fishermen. At Ballathie House we enjoyed delicious meals when not actively dining out elsewhere., or returning "Home"after a splendid day of adventure with our amazing guide in a lovely small van with excellent driver.

Helen is unique in her charming and skilled ability to seek out for our discovery, amazing events and places. At Blair Castle we toured the attic, laden with bygone treasure, and actually saw magnificent dresses from centuries ago...truly mind boggling. Our final night proved to be" la creme de la creme"...dining in the sumptuous main dining room that Queen Victoria and Prince Albert had enjoyed when in residence at Scone Palace. Rare is such an opportunity visited upon most tourists But the intrepid Helen of Whitecroft Traditional small Tours does seek out amazing unexpected treats for her clients,such as described above. !! I invite you to join her next time,on tour as spaces fills up quickly with eager returnees, including myself of course!!!
- Doreen Kinsman
A Whitecroft tour is no ordinary tour….in fact it is not like a tour at all…..more like taking amazing day trips with a friend! Imagine unpacking your bags just once only where you will stay in a unique and historical location for the entire tour……no repacking each morning - bliss! Wake to a five star breakfast with a small group of soon to be friends as you wonder what the day will bring. The coach awaits you to take you to places that have been opened just for you….and maybe even the Lord and Lady of the Manor will show you around and make you a cup of tea! Each day ends with fine wine and dinner and all the time being cared for and treated like a friend……and not forgetting the unexpected surprises along the way! Lifelong memories like this will live with you forever
- Michele Hill
I had an amazing time on the Whitecroft 2017 tour! Bath is amazing! I learnt so much and came home truly inspired!
- Mooneen Clarke
Such a cliche but truly a trip of a lifetime. Great people, beautiful places, gorgeous food and of course everything Jane. My only regret is that I can't do it again next year. Love love love it.
- Katy Law
I had the most amazing time. This was definitely a trip of a lifetime. The places we went, the food, the company, everything was first class. Helen, Jane and Katrina are a class act. I wish I was going again in 2018
- Kathy Condo
I can recommend the Jane Austen tour to anyone thinking about it! I had a fantastic time and I'm very keen to do the Scotland tour in 2019.
- Natalie Wall
Great people to tour with . 5 star experiences . Well done Helen .
- Darylin Cowling
Absolutely the most wonderful tour I have ever done, I had a fantastic time. The places we went to were amazing. Katrina, Helen and Jane were so great - I would do this tour again in a heartbeat.
- Marilyn Campbell