Booking & payment

How to book a place on a small group vacation

Please scroll further down for information on booking and paying for a short break or tailor made art break.

How can I book a place?

You can secure your space by completing the online reservation form and paying a non-refundable deposit of the amount stated on the tour description page. We’ll send you an invoice for the deposit as soon as you’ve submitted your details online and hold your space until the payment due date (usually one week after the invoice is issued). Bookings are processed in the order they arrive in.

What happens next?

Once we’ve received the deposit we will confirm the booking by email. The remaining payment will be due 8 weeks before the start date. With the invoice for the balance we will also send you detailed information about your art vacation, including a list of recommended materials if applicable. You can get in touch anytime before then, of course, if you have any questions.

What’s included in the price?

The website description details what is included in the package price. Flights and transport to and from the stated start and end location are not included.

How do I pay?

Payments can be made by online bank transfer or PayPal once we’ve sent you an invoice. You can select your preferred payment method in the online reservation form.

Do you have a waiting list for fully booked tours?

Yes, we keep a waiting list to re-fill places in the event of cancellations. Contact us to be placed on the list.

Could I book a shorter holiday than advertised?

On some art vacations partial attendance may be possible. Please get in touch to discuss this with us.

I live locally and don’t require accommodation – is it possible to book the workshop/ course element only?

On some art experiences we offer a course-only option for local participants. Please contact us about this option for the activity you’re interested in.

How many guests will be in the group?

Depending on the activity the group size is between 4 and 12 guests.

How to book a short break

Our art short breaks with flexible dates can be booked all year round, subject to availability, so you can build them into your travel itinerary. Use the short break enquiry form to tell us your preferred travel dates. The earlier you enquire the greater the chances that both the tutor, workshop space (if applicable) and accommodation are available.

What happens next?

We will check availability for your desired dates and get back to you as soon as we can (usually within 48 hours). If your dates are available we will email you the price and a link to the online booking form. If you want to go ahead and book you can do so by completing the form and paying a non-refundable deposit of 25% of the total cost (we’ll issue an invoice for this once we’ve received the form). The balance will be due 8 weeks before the start date and we’ll send you an information pack with everything you need to know.

What if the short break I had enquired about isn’t available?

We may be able to suggest alternatives that fit with your dates and interests. The earlier the lead in time the greater the chances of securing your preferred art short break.

Why do the short breaks on the website not have set prices?

This is due to differences in the price of accommodation depending on the season and other factors. For example, a mid-week break in November or the end of January is usually much cheaper than a weekend break in July or August. Prices of other package elements are unlikely to change with different timings, but accommodation prices do. We’ll be happy to advise you on the best offers if your dates are flexible.

Why is the minimum number for a short break two people? Could I book it as an individual?

The costs for organising and running a short break (i.e. tutor costs, cost of the hotel room etc.) are the same for one and two guests. Theoretically an individual could book, but the price would work out quite high.

How to book a tailor made art experience

We’ve designed a straightforward process for creating your tailor made Wild at Art experience:

  1. You give us an idea of what you’re looking for using the Wish Form. Ideally you contact us several months before the preferred travel date. The longer the lead in time, the better are the chances that tutors and suitable accommodations are available.
  2. We put together an outline itinerary, including an approximate guide price, which we will share with you by email. If you wish, we can discuss the itinerary and any questions you may have over the phone.
  3. Once we have agreed the itinerary with you we will price it.
  4. We will request a 25% deposit before we go ahead and book the tutor, secure the accommodation and other ingredients we have agreed with you. The balance will be due 8 weeks before the travel date. Payments can be made by online bank transfer or PayPal once we’ve sent you an invoice.
  5. At least 4 weeks before the travel date we will email you an information pack with everything you need to know, including how best to prepare for the art course element of your experience.
  6. You arrive in Scotland and…

….RELAX, CREATE, ENJOY! (while we take care of the rest)

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