8 Day Outlander Tour

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

8 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...

8 days, 8 nights £2270 per person

6th April - 13th April,  1st June - 8th June,  1st July - 8th July, 6th September - 13th September,  24th October - 31st October

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. Our epic journey 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. Our tours are perfect for fans of the the series as well as lovers of Diana Gabaldon bestsellers as we not only visit the filming locations but also the locations referenced in the books. 

 

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, dance at a local Ceilidh and hear traditional Gaelic music performed live.
8 days not enough? Have a look at our epic 14 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! 

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

  • Search for the Waterhorse as we drive the length of Loch Ness

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

  • See Glen Affric, Scotland’s most beautiful Glen

  • 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

Day One

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 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. From here, we head 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. We head back to our accomodation where we will have an evening of traditional entertainment with a Gaelic singer. 

Day Three

After a fun night of Scottish entertainment, 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 whiskey is made, making sure to do plenty of taste testing as we go! After lunch, 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 of the MacDonalds. 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 Four

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 such as the Old Man of Storr and Kilt Rock. After visiting the ruins of a real Broch, we spend the night back on the mainland.

Day Five

Our fifth day starts with a visit to one of the most photographed castles in Scotland, Eilean Donan. After a wander about this postcard perfect location, we begin the drive to Fort Augustus where we will have time for lunch in this picturesque town on the shores of Loch Ness. We will allow guests time for a bit of well earned shopping before we continue on, driving along the shores of the stunning Loch Ness - the 2nd deepest loch in Scotland, with more water than all the lochs in England and Wales combined! On our scenic drive through Fraser lands, we will stop at multiple secret places along the road before 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. Those who have brought a 18th century costume will don them tonight for a evening of traditional Scottish fare and entertainment. 

Day Six

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. We stop for tea at Culloden house, an exquisite period home where Bonnie Prince Charlie and his officers spent the night before the doomed battle of Culloden. Refreshed, we make our way to Culloden Moor itself 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 will also visit the stone circle that inspired Craig Na Dun. 

Day Seven

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! 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 Claire… 

Day Eight

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. 

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 

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 accomodation, 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. 

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