Please note that order of day-to-day itinerary is adjustable depending on tour start day.
Edinburgh - Inverness
Summary of The Day: You leave Edinburgh with your guide - might it even be a red haired Scot named Jamie? Today you follow the trail of film locations featured in the Outlander TV Series.
On your way north to Inverness your first visit will be Culross, the fictional village of Cranesmuir and the home of Geillis Duncan and her ill-fated husband Arthur. Exploring the towns charming cobbled streets is like going back in time. Look carefully and you may even find Claire’s herb garden behind the impressive, historic Culross Palace.
You continue to the small town of Falkland to revisit one of the first scenes of the show. Falkland substitutes for 1940s Inverness and in the town center see if you can recognize the familiar sights such as the cozy looking Mrs. Baird’s Guesthouses (The Covenanter Hotel), the Bruce Fountain where Claire sees the ghost of Jamie. Also Campbell’s Coffee Shop or Farrell’s Hardware and Furniture Store (Fayre Earth Gift Shop), where Claire stops to look at the window stocked with authentic period merchandise.
Early afternoon you stop at the Newtonmore Highland Folk Museum, which houses replica of 18th century turf-roofed Highland crofts making it a perfect choice for the period scenes. You can see them in scenes filmed in and around the Mackenzie village, as well as the background of the scene where Claire, Jamie and his clansmen shelter in the first episode, and later when Dougal collects the rent.
Heading ever further north you will pass Aviemore. Will you be able to recognize the stunning hilly and wooded area of Tulloch Ghru near Aviemore, which appears during the journey Claire takes with Jamie and the Highlanders from Craigh na Dun to Castle Leoch? You may also recognize it from the opening credits.
You'll arrive in Inverness later that afternoon with accommodation at the Glen Mhor Hotel (or similar).
Summary of The Day: Your day will start with you visiting the beautiful area of Glen Affric, surrounded on all sides by stunning Caledonian pine forest. This is big Scottish countryside, ideal for our Jamie to hide!
In the afternoon you will visit Culloden, site of the historic Battle of Culloden and an important site in the Outlander books. It is at the Culloden Battlefield where Claire and Jamie said their tearful goodbyes, before Jamie joined the Jacobite army to fight for the Stuarts. You have the opportunity to explore the visitor center and site and pay tribute to those who lost their lives at the last battle fought on British soil.
Later you take a short drive to the ancient standing stones at Clava Cairns, which could have given ‘Herself’ the inspiration for Craigh na Dun. You return back to Inverness with time to explore the town and overnight.
Summary of The Day: A short drive this morning will take you to Beauly, the site of Beauly Priory and the tomb of Lord Lovat in the heart of Clan Fraser lands.
Beauly priory is a beautiful 13th century ruin and, according to Diana Gabaldon’s book, it is where the Lovat Frasers are buried.
From here you continue to Castle Leod, seat of the Clan Mackenzie, where we have the opportunity here to enjoy a relaxing walk in the grounds while your guide tells you some of the history of the Clan and the castle.
The Castle has a striking resemblance to how Diana Gabaldon has described Castle Leoch, however she had never heard of the castle prior to writing Outlander.
In the afternoon, you have the opportunity to sample ‘The Water of Life’ with a whisky distillery tour and tasting. There might even be time to look out for the Waterhorse at Loch Garve!
You then continue along the entire length of Loch Ness - another opportunity for some monster spotting before arriving in Fort William for overnight.
Summary of The Day: In the morning you will travel to Glenfinnan to visit the monument which commemorates the beginning of the last Jacobite rising. It stands framed amid typically spectacular Highland scenery at the head of Loch Shiel with sweeping glens as a backdrop.
You continue through magnificent Glencoe, one of Scotland’s most famous and most scenic glens.
From here you cross the rugged Trossachs area and onto Doune Castle near Stirling, which is featured as Castle Leoch in the TV programme. The Castle which is an extensive ruin is standing in for Castle Leoch in the TV programme, home to Colum MacKenzie and his clan in the 18th century episodes.
You will return to Edinburgh later that afternoon with a photo stop at Blackness Castle on the banks of the Firth of Forth.
Edinburgh Airport: Exit the airport building through door opposite the check in area, heading to the multi-story Car Park. Here you will find the check in booth for 'Edinburgh City Private Hire.' Please hand over your voucher, to be allocated a vehicle. The transfer service operates 24 hours on the first day of the tour.
Your reservation is always subject to confirmation by email, normally within one to two business days.
Standard Price/Person By Occupancy
* Minimum age: 18
* Group size: 16 maximum
* Prices for Single Occupancy apply when one person stays in one standard hotel room.
* Prices for Double Occupancy apply when two or more people stay in one standard hotel room. Please note that the number of guests staying in a double room is subject to change. Please quote the final schedule when booking.
* Tour prices are based on GBP and are converted into USD. Prices will change day to day, due to the currency exchange rates. Tours booked and paid for will be charged at the current rate at which the tour price is shown. We will not refund any price differences, should prices drop for the tour. Tours will be subject to Cancellation Fees, should any changes be made for a reservation.
3 star accommodation with en-suite facilities and breakfast
Airport transfer on first day
Entrances and sightseeing plus tour with your very own ‘Gabaldon’ enthused driver guide
Edinburgh Airport Arrivals: exit the airport building through door opposite the check in area, heading to the multi-story Car Park. Here you will find the check in booth for 'Edinburgh City Private Hire'. Please hand over your voucher, to be allocated a vehicle. The transfer service operates 24 hours on the first day of the tour.
The program is subject to change. We will endeavor to include as many of the filming locations as possible.
Unless otherwise notified passengers are restricted to one medium sized suitcase/bag (maximum 15 kilos) and one carry-on bag per person.
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