Outlander Tour – Blazing the Jamie & Claire Trail
This spectacularly themed tour is designed especially for the fans of all things Outlander and Jamie and Claire.
Following in the footsteps of these epic lovers, visiting locations used for the filming of the incredibly popular series as well as locations which have inspired Diana Gabaldon in writing her fabulous book series. Explore glens, castles, lochs and history while visiting filming locations and taking in the spectacular Scottish highlands; this Outlander Tour is a must-do for all fans of the series and everyone who wants to explore the beautiful and awe inspiring Scottish landscape.
Tour Highlights Include:
Clava Cairns – Travel through winding back roads and discover a 4,000-year-old cemetery.
Doune Castle – One of the most filmed castles in Scotland. It stars as Castle Leoch in Outlander, featured in Monty Python’s ‘Holy Grail’, and the pilot for Game of Thrones.
Glen Affric – Lochs, mountains and pine forests: this is one of Scotland’s most glorious glens. It’s also a great hiding spot for Jamie!
Culloden – A sad place to visit. It’s the location of a tragic Outlander scene and a catastrophic battle between Jacobites and Government troops.
Culross – This town looks like it never left the 16th century. It was also the setting for the fictional Outlander town, Cranesmuir.
Falkland – This quaint town in the Kingdom of Fife boasts a beautiful palace and a serene setting.
When you are on tour, your group will travel by comfortable coach with an experienced driver and guide to ensure that you really make the most of your Outlander Adventure.
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2023 dates available on request
Welcome to Scotland
Arrive at Edinburgh airport where your driver will meet and take you to your centrally located hotel. Spend some time relaxing at the hotel before meeting a member of the Clan Fraser clan who tell you about the Clan’s history, heritage and some interesting family stories.
The rest of the evening is free to explore the historic city of Edinburgh; a perfect mix of medieval old town and elegant, new – there’s countless places to explore, eat and enjoy.
Overnight in Edinburgh
After breakfast head out to explore the cobbled streets of the Royal Mile and Edinburgh’s Old Town. Discover its narrow Closes and Wynds from Holyroodhouse Palace, via Canongate up to Edinburgh Castle. Learn the hidden secrets of these ancient streets on this half day guided walking tour.
Your afternoon will be free to explore further at your own pace.
Overnight in Edinburgh.
Glencoe and Inverness
The adventure continues when you leave Edinburgh after breakfast with your guide. You will visit Doune Castle; an impressive 14th century stronghold which is used as Castle Leoch in the Outlander TV series, before continuing through the magnificent Glencoe and on to Fort William; the beginning of the ‘Great Glen’ and the Caledonian Canal. In Fort William you have the opportunity to sample ‘The Water of Life’ with a whisky distillery tour and tasting.
Head to Inverness along the length of Loch Ness; more than 23 mile long this lake holds more water than all of the lakes in England and Wales combined – be sure to look out for ‘Nessie’.
Overnight in Inverness for the next three nights.
Culloden and Craigh na Dun
After a hearty Scottish breakfast you will visit what is often described as the “most beautiful glen in Scotland” – Glen Affric. It is surrounded on all sides by stunning Caledonian pine forest, which due to its importance has been classed as a national nature reserve since 2002.
In the afternoon you will visit Culloden; site of the final battle of the Jacobite rising on 1745 and the last pitched battle fought on British soil. Culloden is a place of significant historical importance and the Battle of Culloden plays a big part in the Outlander series.
After some free time exploring Culloden you will take a short drive to the ancient standing stones at Clava Cairns; this 4,000 year old prehistoric site was originally built to house the dead and would have given Diana the inspiration for Craigh na Dun.
Return to your hotel and the rest of the evening is yours to relax and dine in the local area.
Discover Frazer and Mackenzie Clans
After breakfast you will take a short drive to Beauly, site of Beauly Priory, the tomb of Lord Lovat and Fraser Clan lands. Beauly Priory was originally built around the 1230s and its name quite literally means beautiful. You will then continue onto Castle Leod; this 17th century is the inspiration behind ‘Castle Leoch’ and is the actual seat of the Clan Mackenzie, you will enjoy a private tour conducted by the Laird himself.
In the afternoon, you visit the Clan Centre at Storehouse to hear what life was like in the area in 1790 and learn more about the clan system in Scotland. There might be time to look out for the Water- horse at Loch Garve.
After heading back to your hotel the rest of the evening is free to spend at your leisure.
Outlander film locations
Today follow in the footsteps of characters from the Outlander TV series as you visit some filming locations. You will make a stop at the Newtonmore Highland Folk Museum (recognisable as Mackenzie Village during the first season), Culross and Falkland in the Kingdom of Fife. Culross village is recognisable as Cranesmuir in seasons 1 and 4 while Falkland represented Inverness when Claire and Frank went on their second honeymoon – along with several other locations throughout the seasons. This will give you a lasting flavour of being part of Outlander before returning to Edinburgh for your final evening.
After breakfast your driver will pick you up from your hotel and take you to the airport for your journey home.
Available for individuals and groups
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