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Outlander Experience

(7 days / 6 nights)

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Travel in the Footsteps of Jamie & Claire

Bring the stories of Outlander to life with a road trip through famous landscapes, ancient ruins and old settlements which you may well recognise from the series . This privately guided tour includes many of the locations that inspired Diana Gabaldon in writing her wonderful books. Experience legendary places including the ancient Kingdom of Fife, Loch Ness and Trossachs National Park, along with the historical cities of Edinburgh and Inverness. Enjoy free time in Edinburgh, a comfortable ride around the Highlands in a 4x4 SUV, high-quality accommodations in each location and private airport transfers.

7 days / 6 nights

Price p.p. from

Approx 2002 GBP

The amount will be charged in GBP

Type

Privately Guided

Interest

Castles and Royalty, Countryside and natural scenery, Culture and History, Heritage

Season

Apr – Oct

Departure

Daily

Driving distance

650/404 km/mi

Itinerary

A day-by-day plan to guide your journey.

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  • Day 1: Arrival in Edinburgh

    Welcome to Scotland! Relax knowing that a private driver is waiting in the arrivals hall at Edinburgh Airport to assist with your luggage and take you to your deluxe city accommodation.

    Of course, at some point we recommend leaving the comforts of your room to go out and explore the charms of Edinburgh. Whether it’s history, music, art, architecture or lush gardens you’re after, you’ll find it all within the compact city centre. To get a feel for your surroundings you might wish to take a walk down Princes Street with views towards the Old Town across the Princes Garden. For fine shopping and dining, check out the Multrees Walk by St Andrews Square or the George Street area of the New Town neighbourhood.

    Spend the night in Edinburgh. 

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  • Day 2: Explore Edinburgh’s Old Town

    Today, follow in the footsteps of Jamie and Claire and make a visit to the World‘s End Pub located on Edinburgh‘s historic Royal Mile. Travel further down the Royal Mile where you have the option to visit the palace of Holyrood House. This is one of the Royal family ‘official residences which they often visit when in Scotland. You may also recognise the palace as the location where Claire and Jamie beseeched Bonnie Prince Charlie to abandon his hopeless cause.

    If you happen to be in Edinburgh during the weekend you may wish to take an Outlander themed guided walking tour of all the key Edinburgh locations.  

    Spend the night in Edinburgh. 

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  • Day 3: The Historic Kingdom of Fife

    Enjoy a full breakfast at your hotel before your private guide—a Scottish local in a traditional kilt— comes to pick you up for the start of your journey into the highlands. Riding in a comfortable 4x4 SUV, today you will take the scenic route to Fife – the home to many of the prominent locations featured in Claire and Jamie’s travels. First stop is the historic Blackness Castle which stands in for Fort William in the show. Other highlights may include Linlithgow Palace and the picturesque village of Culross with its fine example of a palace and partnering herb gardens.

    Heading further towards the East Neuk of Fife, the beautiful village of Falkland plays host to 1940s Inverness in the series. The village is dominated by Falkland Palace which is also well worth a visit if time allows.

    Spend the night in Fife.

    Driving distance: 150km / 93 miles

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  • Day 4: Into the Scottish Highlands

    We head towards the majestic Highlands today. There are many notable highlights on your way, including the lovely village of Dunkeld, perched on the banks of the River Tay. Travelling through the Cairngorms National Park, another ideal stop on the Outlander trail is the Highland Folk Museum in Newtonmore, where actors and restored buildings help bring a key part of Claire and Jamie’s story to life.

    We will then continue to the Battlefield of Culloden Moor, where the last battle on British soil occurred in 1746—an event considered “the beginning of the end for the highlands.” There we will also visit Clava Cairns, a series of tombs and standing stones which pre-date Stonehenge by some 1,000 years. The historic site was also Diana Gabaldon’s inspiration for Craigh na Dun.

    Spend the night in the Inverness area.

    Driving distance: 150km / 93 miles

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  • Day 5: From Inverness to Lochs & Castles

    Spend some time exploring Inverness, the “capital of the highlands” and its surroundings. Visit Beauly Priory in the nearby village of Beauly. The village is associated with Clan Fraser of Lovat from whom Jamie descends. The priory itself is where Claire meets Maisri the seer.

    Later, get back on the road and head for Loch Ness, where you can visit the Loch Ness Centre and Exhibition to learn about the story of the loch and, of course, its notorious and elusive monster. If you want to go out searching for Nessie yourself, you can take an optional boat tour and visit the Urquhart Castle ruins on the shore.

    Spend the night in the Fort William / Loch Ness area

    Driving distance: 125km / 78 miles

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  • Day 6: Through Famous Glens and Loch Lomond

    We will be heading to “Rob Roy Country” today, which includes the Trossachs and Loch Lomond area. This journey takes us through Scotland’s most famous valley, the magical Glen Coe, combining world-famous scenery and history. Other worthwhile sights include the grave of Rob Roy, the notorious outlaw and folk hero, at Balquidder and the beautiful Falls of Dochart in the village of Killin.

    We will have some time to enjoy the beautiful Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park area. Have a nature walk to spot wildlife, enjoy an optional steam-ship tour on the tranquil lake Loch Katrine, follow in the footsteps of Rob Roy or visit a local whisky distillery. For a fun photo opportunity, don’t miss the Doune Castle, featured in the classic film Monty Python & the Holy Grail and the Outlander TV series as “Castle Leoch.”

    By the late afternoon we’ll arrive back in Edinburgh and you’ll be dropped off at your hotel. The rest of the evening is at your leisure.

    Spend the night in Edinburgh. 

    Driving distance: 225km / 140 miles

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  • Day 7: Departure

    If your flight is in the afternoon, take this last opportunity for some souvenir shopping, a visit to one of Edinburgh’s museums or just relax at a café after your action-packed break. When it’s time to leave, a private driver will pick you up from your hotel and drive you to Edinburgh Airport.

    If you wish to spend more time in Edinburgh or Glasgow before or after the tour, ask your travel consultant about adding extra nights or services, such as private airport transfers. We can also extend your trip to include other destinations in the Nordic region such as Iceland or Norway. Contact us for details about customizing your itinerary.

Map

Here’s a map of Scotland, to help put things in perspective.

Accommodation

Sleep soundly, in the accommodation type of your choice, and wake up ready to enjoy another day of exploration.

Comfort

Rooms with private WC and shower (or bath) in a three-star hotel, B&B, well-appointed guesthouse or similar. All provide breakfast..

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Quality

Rooms with private WC and shower (or bath) in a boutique guesthouse, three- or four-star hotel or the best accommodation of that s..

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Price per person from

Approx 2002 GBP

The amount will be charged in GBP

Monthly price comparison Our best price per person when booking for two.

2018

Tour Information

Travel seasons and price savings
July and August are Scotland’s busiest travel months, known as the high season. August is an especially busy month in the City of Edinburgh, due to a number of major festivals taking place throughout the month. The Isle of Skye can also be quite congested in July and August, with its status as one of Scotland’s ‘must see’ destinations. During this season, there is less availability at accommodations and attractions tend to be the most crowded.
 
Booking a tour in the shoulder season — May and June — offers a more peaceful travel experience, a better chance at reserving preferred accommodations and prices that are as much as 15% lower than high season. For even greater savings and fewer crowds, consider booking in the low season, April and October. 
 
 
Currency rate
All bookings are charged in British Pounds (£, GBP). Prices displayed in other currencies are indicative only and based on the daily exchange rate. Therefore, conversions from GBP to other currencies will fluctuate from day to day.
 
After booking with Nordic Visitor
After booking your package with Nordic Visitor, you will be contacted within two working days by one of our travel consultants, who will serve as your dedicated contact person for all of your travel needs before, during and even after your holiday. Your travel consultant will provide you with details about your booking and your remaining payment (if not paid in full). You will also receive more information about what to expect during your holiday.

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