14 Day Outlander Tour

"Fall in love with the magic of Jamie and Claire's Scotland as you travel through stunning Highland landscapes."

14 Day Outlander Tour

Pack your bags, take a deep breath and prepare to travel back in time to a rugged and wild Scotland. Come with us as we follow in the footsteps of Jamie and Claire on their journey across the Highlands.  Don’t just settle for a mass produced tour shuttling you from one Outlander filming location to another! Immerse yourself in the wonder of the Highlands with an exciting, hands-on Outlander experience.

 

Fall in love with the magic of Jaime and Claire’s Scotland and travel through stunning landscapes to ancient castles and quaint villages. Explore the real life stories that influenced the creation of the Outlander story - from the exciting tale of Bonnie Prince Charlie and the plight of the Jacobites to legends that have been whispered across the Highlands for centuries. 

Let the Adventure Begin...

14 days, 14 nights from £3550 per person

7th to 20th September, 2019

Blur the borders between fantasy and reality on our adventures across Scotland. Our goal is to bring history, folk lore and like-minded people together to create a magical vacation that will last a lifetime. This epic 14 day journey comprehensively encompasses everything an Outlander fan could dream of, such as visits to the castles used in the TV series, the 4000 year old standing stones that inspired Craig Na Dun and the atmospheric battlefield of Culloden. Wander the historic streets of Inverness, Beauty, Culross and Falkland in search of your very own Jaime Fraser, perhaps whilst sipping a wee dram. Visit the Isle of Skye and take a trip on the Jacobite steam train on one of the best railway journeys in the world and cruise the dark waters of Loch Ness in search of the Waterhorse. Guests can also take an optional day trip to Orkney to see many ancient historic sights. 

What sets our tour apart is that not only do you get to see, but you get to do. Participate in the ancient practice of waulking wool, collect useful local flora, learn about traditional highland cooking and hear beautiful and traditional Gaelic music. Our tours are perfect for fans of the the series as well as lovers of the Diana Gabaldon books as we not only visit the filming locations but also as well as locations referenced in the books. 

Don't have enough time for our epic 14 day adventure? Have a look at our 8 day Outlander tour!

Tour Highlights

Here are just a taste of what to expect on this tour, plus lots of surprises and secret spots along the way! 

  • Wander around the Culloden battlefield whilst learning more about the Jacobite's part in the last battle on British soil 

  • Small group experience - our tours are limited to 8 guests so you get the most authentic experience! 

  • Ride on the Jacobite steam train across the Glenfinnan viaduct

  • Explore the castles used during filming of the series such as Lallybroch and Castle Leoch 

  • Search for the Waterhorse as we cruise on Loch Ness

  • Explore the rugged, wild scenery of Torridon

  • Visit Orkney and see the Ring of Brodgar and other fascinating ancient sights such as Skara Brae and Maeshowe

  • Be transported back in time with retellings of folklores and legends

  • See Glen Affric, Scotland’s most beautiful Glen

  • Spend two days on the Isle of Skye

  • Take a boat trip off the coast of Skye to spot seals, seabirds and otters

  • Attend a local Ceilidh, a fun night of traditional highland dancing

  • Sip a wee dram of 'the water of life' during a tour of Deaston Distillery 

  • Participate in the practice of waulking wool and learn about local medicinal herbs

  • Bring a costume for an optional 18th century themed dinner

  • Wander the Royal Mile in search of A. Malcolm’s print shop. 

  • Listen in awe to the beauty of a traditional Gaelic singer

  • Attempt to travel back in time through standing stones

Our journey begins in the historic metropolis of Edinburgh, Scotland’s beautiful capital. Guests will be picked up from our central meeting point at 9am for introductions and a welcome meeting, where will go over the itinerary and answer any questions you might have. Then, we hit the road in search of filming locations from the series! Today we will visit the 17th century country estate of Hopetoun house which played host to a variety of different scenes and settings in the series such as The Duke of Sandringham’s stately home and the Hawkins estates. We also visit the mill where Jaime hid from the Redcoats beneath the waterwheel and the church where Jamie and Claire were married. Our final stop for the day is a highlight for many on their search for Jamie, a visit to the 15th century castle which featured as Lallybroch - Jamie Fraser’s childhood home. 

Day One

Day Two

Today we continue our castle odyssey and venture to a 15th century fortress which was used as Fort William in the series. Stand on the stone flags of the courtyard where Jamie was flogged by Black Jack Randall and search for the window where Jamie makes his daring ascent to rescue Claire. Our next stop is Linlithgow Palace, the birthplace of Mary Queen of Scots. This magnificent 16th century building is the setting for Wentworth Prison in the series, where Claire staged her daring rescue of Jamie from torture in the depths of the prison. We will also stop briefly to see the railway station where Claire said goodbye to Frank during the war before heading to a mansion in Falkirk where the Duke of Sandringham met his grizzly end.

Day Three

We start the day by making the short journey north to the quaint historic town of Culross which posed as Cranesmuir, home to Geillis Duncan and scene of the infamous witch trails. The antiquated cobbled streets are also home to the herb garden where Claire and Geillis gathered medicinal herbs and the church used as ‘The Black Kirk,’ where two village boys (one a nephew of Mrs Fitz) were poisoned by Lily of the Valley. We will pay a brief visit to Dunfermline Abbey where the ancient kings of Scotland are buried. Our final stop today is the historic town used as the setting for Inverness where you will see the bed and breakfast Claire and Frank stayed in on their honeymoon. Keep an eye out for a ghostly highlander wandering the streets in search of a glimpse of Claire… 

Day Four

Today we make the short journey over to Doune castle which is the elaborate ruin that doubles as Castle Leoch. After plenty of time exploring Mrs Fitz’s kitchen and the Great Hall of Doune (with the option to have an audio guide voiced by Sam Heughan himself), we carry on to Deanston distillery which was used as Jamie's cousin's wine warehouse. Here we will take a tour to see how the famous whisky is made, making sure to do plenty of taste testing as we go! After lunch, we pause for a brief stop outside the studios used by the Outlander crew to film interiors. We will also visit some of the other sights around Glasgow such the cathedral used as ‘L'Hopital des Anges’ where Claire volunteered with Mother Hildegarde. Our drive will then take us past Troon beach (where Jaime and Claire waived goodbye to their clansmen before departing for France) down to the Selkies Isle where Young Ian was captured on his search for the hidden Jacobite treasure. Keep your eye out for a gleam of gold amidst the rocks! 

Day Five

Today we settle ourselves in for a beautiful drive through the best scenery Scotland has to offer. Our first stop for the day is a picturesque glen where the brave-hearted can take a walk down to the Liars Spring, the stunning gorge where Dougal forced Claire to drink from the waters to establish if she was to be trusted or not. Next, we drive through the scenic hills of Glen Coe, renowned as one of the most picturesque places in Scotland and featuring heavily in the opening sequence of the first season. We stop briefly to learn of the dark history that happened here, a bloody 17th century massacre between of the MacDonalds. We arrive at Fort William where we will say goodbye to our trusty vehicle for now and step aboard ‘the Jacobite’ steam train for a journey which many believe is one of the greatest railway journeys in the world. You may recognise the train as the Hogwarts Express from the Harry Potter films and in your time aboard, you will travel over the famous viaduct featured in the films. We stay the night in Glenfinnan, a historically important spot where Bonnie Prince Charlie raised the Jacobite standard. Tonight, we attend a local ceilidh (a highland gathering with traditional dancing and music.) 

Day Six 

This morning, we carry on our journey north, stopping at historically relevant points as we go before we board the ferry to cross ‘O’er the sea to Skye.’ The Isle of Skye is one of the must see places in Scotland. Not only is it visually stunning and otherworldly, it is home to countless myths and legends. We visit a fairy glen and Flora MacDonalds grave as well as many other picturesque spots on our drive around the island. If there is time, we can take a scenic boat trip off the coast to see seals playing joyfully in the waves as well as many types of seabird. If you are lucky, you might even spot an otter! Tonight, we spend the night on Skye. 

Day Seven

Our seventh day begins with more exploration of the beautiful Isle of Skye, with a visit to some of the famous spots on the isle such as Quirang, the Old Man of Storr and Portree. After visiting the ruins of a real Broch, we travel back over to the mainland for a visit to one of the most photographed castles in Scotland, Eilean Donan. After a wander about this postcard perfect location, we head to our accommodation for the night and well earned rest.

Day Eight

Today spend the day in Mackenzie lands as we drive over Bealach Na Ba, an old drovers road who’s Gaelic name roughly translates as the pass of the cattle. We stop for lunch for a delicious lunch and admire the delightful scenery around Applecross. We then find ourselves in the rugged landscape of Torridon, a far cry from the fertile farmland and sloping hills of the south - we are deep in the real highlands now! The night will be spent in the harbour village of Ullapool.

Day Nine

Our expedition continues this morning as we journey through Assynt, with stunning otherworldly scenery and unique mountains. We find more castles on the way, stopping at the ruins of Ardvreck as well as Castle Leod which is the current seat of Clan Mackenzie. Tonight, we stay in an incredible country house dating back to the 17th century. It was originally the Laird's house of Clan Mackenzie before being converted to a hotel 40 years ago. The old charm of the house remains and many antiques can be found mounted on the walls. Those who have brought a 18th century costume will don them tonight for a evening of traditional Scottish fare and entertainment.

Day Ten

We start this morning by taking a trip through Strathglass, a region with many hidden Jacobite stories. As we drive through this stunning rural landscape by the banks of the river Glass, we will discover many places referred to in the Outlander books such as the waterfall where Jamie Fraser surrendered himself to the Red Coats. After a poignant morning, we continue our drive to Glen Affric which is often referred to as Scotland’s most beautiful glen. Our scenic drive takes us to the famous Loch Ness - the 2nd deepest loch in Scotland, with more water than all the lochs in England and Wales combined! We travel through Fraser lands and pointing out multiple secret places along the road such as a cave where the real Jaime Fraser hid for many years after the battle of Culloden. After driving along its shores, we will have the opportunity to get up close and personal with Loch Ness as we hop aboard a boat for a cruise on the dark waters of this mysterious loch. Search for the waterhorse in the black waters, see the ruin of Urquhart castle or simply admire the beautiful scenery of the Great Glen.

Day Eleven

Today we drive through Fraser lands, visiting the mausoleum where the real ‘Old Simon the Fox’ and ‘Young Simon Lovat’ are buried and the Priory where Claire met Maisri the Seer in the books. We visit a herb nursery where we meet a real herbalist to learn the medicinal uses of some native highland plants. After lunch, we make our way to Culloden Moor where guests can visit the award winning visitors centre. Here, you can learn more about the battle or simply roam the field itself which played host to the bloody massacre that ended the Highlanders way of life forever. We end the day with a visit to the 4000 year old standing stones that inspired Craig Na Dun.

Day Twelve

Today, guests have a well earned day off which can be spent at leisure wandering the quaint streets of Inverness (often dubbed the capital of the Highlands) or those up for a bit of extra adventure can chose an optional day tour to Orkney (£120) to see the Ring of Brodgar, a truly epic neolithic henge and stone circle. 

Day Thirteen

We start our day with a visit to the Highland Folk museum, an incredible outdoor museum with displays of highland life from the 1700’s all the up to the 1950’s. There are over 30 historical buildings onsite including a 1700’s township which was a major filming location in the series. Guests will recognise the thatched dwellings from the Season 1 episode ‘Rent’ where Jamie visits a local village to collect the rent. We will also participate in the traditional practice of ‘waulking the wool’ much like Claire does in this episode (but without peeing in buckets, of course.) After our morning spent exploring historical villages, we journey onwards to the famous hill where it all began, the setting for Craig Na Dun! 

Day Fourteen

Our final day will be spent back in Edinburgh and after an orientation walk, guests are free to explore the best sites Edinburgh has to offer such as the Royal Mile, Holyrood and Edinburgh castle. Tonight we will say our goodbyes at the farewell dinner, knowing we started this whirlwind journey as strangers but ended it as friends. 

The price listed above is based on a twin share in a twin or double room. If you require a single room, this can be arranged with at an extra cost. Please contact us for further details. Please note that this itinerary is intended as a rough guide and is subject to change at the tour guides discretion. We will do our best to adhere to this itinerary but your trip may be altered where necessary due to inclement weather, site closures, traffic and any other unforeseen circumstances that may endanger the safety of the group. The quoted price is inclusive of accommodation, meals, entrance to historic sites and all cultural experiences however drinks, snacks and flights to Scotland are not included in this price. Your tour guide reserves the right to ask you to leave the trip should your conduct in any way endanger the safety of yourself, your fellow tourists or your guide. Please read our terms and conditions in full as by booking with us, you are bound by these. 

What's Included

  • Accomodation

  • All meals (B,L,D) 

  • Entry fees to all sites listed

  • Comfortable transport whilst on tour

  • Two knowledgable, local guides 

  • All experiences whilst on tour 

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