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Outlander Experience

(7 days / 6 nights)

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FOLLOW IN THE STEPS OF JAMIE & CLAIRE

Bring the stories of Outlander to life with this private tour through the famous landscapes, ancient ruins and old settlements you may recognise from the TV series. This 7-day journey will take you along the Outlander Trail, from the historical capital Edinburgh into the Highlands, seeing along the way many of the locations that inspired Diana Gabaldon in writing the book series. Immerse yourself in the real life locations that brought you Castle Leoch, Craig Na Dun, Fort William, Inverness, Jamaica, Paris and even Boston and Harvard, all with your own professional guide at the wheel

7 days / 6 nights

Price p.p. from

Approx 2702 GBP

The amount will be charged in GBP

— Why book with Nordic Visitor

  • Hassle-free & seamless travel experience
  • Quality & value for your money
  • Local travel experts and guides in Scotland
  • Customisable & personal tour options
  • Great customer reviews

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Tour Highlights

  • Experience the Outlander Trail and explore many of the filming locations
  • Walk through the Clava Cairns, one of the inspirations for the Craig Na Dun standing stones
  • Stroll up the historic Royal Mile and discover the capital city Edinburgh
  • Retrace the steps of the Highlanders at the Culloden Battelfield
  • Wander around the conservation village of Culross in Fife, a perfect peak into 17th-century life
  • Explore Doune Castle, the ruins that pass for Castle Leoch
  • Visit the village of Falkland, the setting for the 1940s Inverness honeymoon
  • Experience MacKenzie village life at the Highland Folk Museum
  • Explore the striking Blackness Castle, standing as Fort William during the series
  • Learn about the sights from a trusted, knowledgeable private guide

Travel style

Privately Guided i

Interest

Countryside and natural scenery i, Heritage i, Highlands i, Outlander i

Season

Apr – Oct

Departure

Daily

Itinerary

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

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  • Day 1: Arrival in Edinburgh

    Upon your arrival in Scotland, you will be greeted by a private driver who will take you to your hotel in the city centre of Edinburgh.

    For those arriving early in the day, we recommend spending the day walking through the city, strolling along the Royal Mile and exploring the Old Town and New Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. There are also plenty of museums and landmarks to visit within the city centre, including the beautiful St Giles Cathedral and the majestic Edinburgh Castle.

    Spend the night in Edinburgh. 

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  • Day 2: THE ROYAL MILE IN EDINBURGH’S OLD TOWN

    You have the full day to explore Edinburgh‘s Old Town and discover the many Outlander filming locations hidden here. Along the Royal Mile, keen fans will recognise Holyroodhouse Palace and World‘s End Pub. For those who love a good afternoon tea, try the Signet Library, which you may recognise as the Governor‘s mansion in Jamaica.

    Alternatively, you have the option to explore Edinburgh with a local guide who will help you trace the real events that inspired Diana Gabaldon‘s novels. You could also take a full day tour, including a visit to Glasgow, which you may recognise as Boston and Harvard.

    Spend the night in Edinburgh. 

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  • Day 3: The Historic Kingdom of Fife

    Today, your guide will pick you up from your hotel in a quality private vehicle. You will have the option to visit Hopetoun House, the stately home that stands for the residence of the Duke of Sandringham in season 1 and many other locations. You will then stop at the boat-shaped fortress Blackness Castle, which stands in for Fort William. In Fife, you have many possible stops. This includes the picturesque villages of Culross and Falkland, the latter of which you will definitely recognise as 1940s Inverness where Claire and Frank have their honeymoon.

    Spend the night in Fife.

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  • Day 4: HIGHLANDS, CULLODEN AND STANDING STONES

    Your guide will take you into the Highlands to follow in Jamie and Claire‘s footsteps. Stops along the way include the lovely village of Dunkeld and 13th-century Blair Castle. Travelling through the Cairngorms National Park, you will have time to visit the Highland Folk Museum, which was used as a Mackenzie village.

    Near Inverness, you will visit Culloden Moor, a must-stop for any Outlander fan, as this is where Jamie fights for Scotland. Nearby you can also visit Clava Cairns, a series of Bronze Age tombs and standing stones, an inspiration for Craigh na Dun.

    Spend the night in the Inverness area.

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  • Day 5: LOCH NESS AND URQUHART CASTLE

    Spend the morning exploring the surroundings of Inverness, “the Capital of the Highlands.” Your guide will take you to visit the nearby ruins of Beauly Priory, where Claire meets Maisri the Seer. Later, you‘ll be driven south to Loch Ness, where you can visit the Loch Ness Centre and Exhibition to learn more about the lake and its notorious monster, or visit Urquhart Castle ruins on the shores. You can also opt to take a detour to visit the picturesque Glen Affric, which is reminiscent of season 1 when Jamie and Claire journey across the Highlands.

    Spend the night in the Fort William area.

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  • Day 6: THROUGH FAMOUS GLENS AND LOCH LOMOND

    Today your private guide will take you through the Trossachs and Loch Lomond area before returning to Edinburgh. This drive includes Scotland’s scenic and historical Glen Coe valley, where some of the very first scenes of the tv series were shot. Later in the day, we can recommend taking a nature walk to spot wildlife, enjoy a boat tour on Loch Katrine, or taste the flavour of the country at Deanston Whisky Distillery. A great stop on the way is Doune Castle, which you will immediately recognise as Castle Leoch, featured prominently in season 1.

    Spend the night in Edinburgh. 

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  • Day 7: Departure From Scotland

    On your day of departure, a private driver will pick you up from your hotel to take you directly to the airport. If your flight is in the afternoon, you may take your last few hours to do some last-minute shopping, visit one of Edinburgh’s many museums, or take one last stroll through the charming city centre.

Map

Here’s a map of your travel route, to help put things in perspective.

Reviews

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great experience!

Totally great experience! Our driver/guide was great and a lot of fun and made the trip so much fun. Everything went very smoothly and everyone was very nice and helpful.

This was one of the best trips ever

This tour was not very good but EXCELLENT!! I would highly recommend it to anyone who asked me. Pete was an awesome tour guide and I can't wait to go back to see the things I missed. Too much to see in only a week. “ This was one of the best trips ever, my husband and I token and I have been all over the world! We both agreed, we would do it again in an instant. Annie handled everything quickly and to my satisfaction. If there was a selection for EXCELLENT, she would have gotten it.

Accommodation

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

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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 2702 GBP

The amount will be charged in GBP

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

2020

Tour Information

We recommend that all our travellers read through the following information about driving in Scotland, what the tour includes, the itinerary, accommodation, and other useful information for your travel.
 
ABOUT OUR PRIVATE TOURS
This package is one of our private tours, which means you will have a dedicated and private local guide at your side throughout the trip. You will enjoy private transfers to and from the airport, and a private drive around the Highlands. Because it is just you and your guide, that means it will be easily tailored to your unique needs and interest. Get in touch to customise this package further, for any additional nights before and after the trip or other changes to the itinerary.
 
YOUR PRIVATE TOUR GUIDE
This tour package includes the professional service of an experienced Scottish tour guide, who will drive you around Scotland and share their local knowledge, including hidden gems and stories, with you along the way. Depending on availability and on the size of your travelling party, we can offer a range of vehicles from a 4x4 luxury car to a 16-passenger Mercedes-Benz mini-bus.
  
ACCOMMODATION
Our team of local travel experts carefully selects hotels and guesthouses around the country based on personal experience and comfort. Please note, that generally in Scotland, whilst room sizes may vary, our room types are based on European standard sizes. Please be aware that, due to the historic nature of the properties we often select, most of the rooms are only accessible by going up stairs, as there are, in some cases, no lifts available. Please contact us if you are not able to walk up stairs.
 
FITNESS & ACTIVITY LEVEL
Please note that this tour includes some walking at some of the sightseeing stops. This means you need to be prepared and able to walk between 1-3 kilometres on certain days. You also need to be able to carry your own luggage when boarding the vehicle each day.

FOOD & DRINK
A daily breakfast is included at your booked hotels for the duration of your stay. Other meals and drinks are not included and will be at your own expense during the trip.
 
WHAT TO PACK
  • A small backpack to store your items for the day
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Umbrella
  • Light gloves, hat and scarf
  • Camera
  • Lip balm and moisturiser
  • Sunglasses and sunscreen
  • Reusable water bottle
 
ARRIVAL/DEPARTURE FROM GLASGOW
If you are planning on arriving in Glasgow, you could book a private transfer from Glasgow Airport to your accommodation in Edinburgh to start the journey in a comfortable way. During certain tours, you will have the options to end your trip in Glasgow, rather than Edinburgh, if that is more convenient for you.
 
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 business days by one of our travel consultants who will serve as your dedicated contact person for all 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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