A land of towering mountains, thick forests and woods, picture book lakesides, ‘out of this world’ landscapes. A land of bards, famous poets, writers, from Tobias Smollett, Robert Burns, James Boswell, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle to JK Rowling and Diana Gabaldon, the author of the widely popular, Outlander saga. Come with us to Scotland. The land that inspired Diana Gabaldon and film producers to create the mystical and stunning Outlander story.
Spirit Journeys team has prepared a special Outlander tour to Scotland. Sense the exciting spirit of past times. Be part of Scottish thrilling history. Dive into the highlight places that all Outlander fans must visit. Our tour starts in Glasgow. It’s busy George Square is one of the central features in the city and also the place where Frank proposes Claire in the 1940.. Another Glasgow’s attraction – Pollok Country Park is featured as the Highland field in the scene where Claire gathers healing herbs in the 1700. On your way from Glasgow to Edinburgh, you’ll visit some of the most beautiful sites in Scotland as well as the film spots for the Outlander saga.
You’ll visit the Rannoch Moor, where one of the most striking scenes took place – the place where Claire time travels through the fictional Craigh na Dun stone circle. Our visit to Stirling abounds in famous Outlander spots. The picturesque Falkland village is the place where the Outlander saga begins. You’ll also visit the Falkland Parish Church, the Balgonie Castle ( MacRannoch’s Castle – Eldridge Hall).
Our next stop is the Royal Burgh of Culross, that has hardly changed since the 17th century. It’s known as Cranesmur, a home to Claire’s friend. Doune Castle is an amazing medieval castle, built in the 14th century. In Outlander, it stands in for the fictional Castle Leoh, a home to Jamie’s uncle. The Blackness Castle (Fort William in Outlander), a 15th century castle, is often described as the ship that never sailed, because of its uncommon shape. You’ll also visit the Midhope House, known as Jamie’s fictional home – Lallybroch. Finally, you’ll come to Edinburgh. Our walking tour will give you the opportunity to visit the Edinburgh Outlander spots, such as World’s End, White Horse Close and Holyrood.
This is just a brief outline of our special Outlander tour to Scotland. If you are intrigued enough to unveil the rest, come with us, discover the home of Outlander saga – discover Scotland. Whether an Outlander fan or not, you’ll fall in love at first sight with this beautiful country.
Accommodation as per tailor itinerary
Meal Plan as per tailored itinerary; [B: Bed & Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner]
Excursions as per tailored itinerary
Transfers as per tailored itinerary
Transport as per tailored itinerary.
Expenses of personal nature like tipping, laundry, telephone / fax calls, alcoholic beverages, camera / video camera fee at all monuments, medical expenses, airport departure taxes, etc.;
Meals other than those specified in the package
International and domestic air-fares
Visa if required
Any other services not mentioned in the inclusions;
We strongly recommend the purchase of travel insurance
Reservations during peak times (Christmas, New Year, National Holidays) may be subject to supplementary charges. Please contact us for trips over this period
Rooms at hotels are available only from 1400 on arrival day till 1200 on departure date. A supplement will be added if early check-in or late check-out is desired.If one or some proposed service(s) is (are) not available at the moment of booking, we will try to find other possibilities/options or other similar service(s) in order to avoid changes to the program.
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Day 1: (-/-/D)
After arriving in Glasgow, a Spirit Journeys representative will transfer you to your hotel.You’ll visit the most popular sites in Glasgow, used for the Outlander TV series – George square and Pollok Country Park. In the evening, you’ll go back to your hotel where a special, surprise entertainment is waiting for you.
After breakfast, you’ll continue your ‘follow the Outlander steps’ journey.Today, you’ll visit the Glencoe valley and the ruined chapel, an inspiration for the Church of St Kilda. Next, you’ll visit two best-preserved Scottish Brochs.From Glenelg, you’ll go to the mystical Isle of Skye where you can hear the legends of the fairies living on this island.Overnight in Broadford.
Optional: Jacobite Steam Train adventure
Day 3: (B/-/-)
A ferry boat drive from the Isle of Skye to the Isle of Harris. You’ll travel through the remote islands of the Outer Hebrides to see the Callanish Standing Stones. Overnight in Stornoway, Isle of Lewis.
Day 4: (B/-/-)
Today, you’ll explore the Stornoway, a town on the Isle of Lewis and the everyday island life. Afterwards, you’ll go back to the Callanish Standing Stones and the Visitor’s Center. Next, you’ll go to Dun Carloway in order to see one of the best-preserved brochs in Scotland. On your way back, you’ll go through Ullapool and Loch Garve. Overnight in Inverness.
Today, you’ll go on a boat trip up Loch Ness to Urquhart Castle. Photostop at Urquhart Castle.Your next stop is ‘Lallybroch’, where you’ll take a break and have a lunch and afternoon tea. Here, you’ll see a weapons presentation. A travel through the picturesque highlands to Glen Affric. A walk through the glen and a visit to the remains of the Great Caledonian Pine Forest.Then, you’ll visit Beauly. Overnight in Inverness.
Day 6: (B/-/-)
Today, you’ll go to Culloden Battlefield to explore the new visitor’s center and walk around the moors to see the Frasier clan stone and the memorial for all clans. Your next stop is Clava Cairns Standing Stones.You’ll have a lunch at Culloden Centre.Later on, you’ll visit the 18th century village where ‘Rent’ was filmed. Next on your list is Craig na Dun Hill and views of Loch Rannoch. Overnight in Aberfeldy.
Day 7 :(B/-/-)
Your day starts with a visit to Falkland, the village that was used for Inverness in the Starz TV series Outlander. Visit Covenanter Hotel. Walk around this charming town. Visit the Falkland Parish Church and Bruce Fountain.Afterwards, you’ll drive to Balgonie Castle and Royal Burgh of Culross. Finally, you’ll travel on to Doune Castle, where you’ll have plenty of time to look around, listen to audio guides as well as take lots of photographs. Overnight in Stirling.
You’ll visit the Railway Station, famous for the farewell scene from Outlander. Visit to the location used as Wentworth Prison. Your next stop is Blackness Castle. You’ll take a look at the Duke of Sandringham’s House from the outside and visit the location used for Lallybroch. A journey to Edinburgh. Overnight Edinburgh.
Finally a day to enjoy Edinburgh. Walking tour through Edinburgh’s Outlander spots, such as World’s End, White Horse Close and Holyrood. You’ll end the day with the special goodbye dinner. Overnight in Edinburgh.
This morning, a Spirit Journeys representative will transfer you to the airport.