Outlander Tours of Scotland in 2020, departing from near Edinburgh
Arrive in Scotland 6 May, tour ends 5pm 13 May 2020 (FULLY BOOKED)
Arrive in Scotland 27 May, tour ends 5pm 3 June 2020 (FULLY BOOKED)
Arrive in Scotland 10 June, tour ends 5pm 17 June 2020 (FULLY BOOKED)
Arrive in Scotland 24 June, tour ends 5pm 1 July 2020 (FULLY BOOKED)
Arrive in Scotland 15 July, tour ends 5pm 22 July 2020 (FULLY BOOKED)
Arrive in Scotland 19 Aug, tour ends 5pm 26 Aug 2020 (FULLY BOOKED)
Arrive in Scotland 9 Sept, tour ends 5pm 16 Sept 2020 (FULLY BOOKED)
Arrive in Scotland 23 Sept, tour ends 5pm 30 Sept 2020 (FULLY BOOKED)
Arrive in Scotland 7 Oct, tour ends 5pm 14 Oct 2020 (FULLY BOOKED)
Arrive in Scotland 21 Oct, tour ends 5pm 28 Oct 2020 (FULLY BOOKED)
DATES FOR 2021 ARE NOW RELEASED AND AVAILABLE HERE.
If you are looking for an Outlander Tour of Scotland, then look no further…
Walk in the footsteps of Jamie and Claire and embark upon a wonderful journey; an Outlander Experience with a difference.
Visit the Outlander filming locations near Edinburgh, then journey up to the stunningly beautiful Highlands where the novels are set. You’ll also cross ‘Over the Sea to Skye’...
Enjoy all of this, and take a journey back through time to explore your own Past Lives too. Past life regression is optional and explained further below.
- All 5-star reviews.
- Two driver-guides, not just one.
- A very personal tour with a maximum of six guests.
As well as all the locations you’ll be visiting which are listed in the daily itinerary below, all of this is also included:
- Seven nights accommodation with breakfast.
- A Seven Course Scottish Dining Experience with Piping and Gaelic.
- Afternoon Tea at Culloden House.
- Professional quality photographs of your tour.
- Whisky Distillery visit with optional tasting.
- Our own whisky tasting and Gaelic toast at one of the Outlander locations.
- Jacobite weapons demonstration.
- Your Tour Guide wears the Jacobite kilt of the ’45.
- A day on the stunningly beautiful Isle of Skye.
- A visit to see ‘The Kelpies’ (Waterhorse).
- Admission fees to all tour locations, as per the itinerary.
- Past life Regression to explore your own past life memories (included and optional).
- Collection from your hotel each morning, and return there in the evening.
- We will send you a self-guided walking tour of the Outlander filming locations on the Royal Mile in Edinburgh, which you can enjoy at your leisure before or after our seven day tour.
- Many more personal and professional extra touches which we save for the tour itself…
If you feel a deep connection with Scotland, then this tour is for you. Just sit back, relax and enjoy the journey in comfort, while you step back into Jacobite history with us…
Your Outlander Tour Itinerary:
Day One: The filming locations around Fife, in the Heart of Scotland…
Lallybroch, the filming location for Jamie’s home.
Jack Randall’s Fort William HQ, the heart-breaking scene of Jamie’s flogging.
The Railway Station where Claire and Frank said their goodbyes in wartime London.
The Home of the Duke of Sandringham, used both indoors and outdoors for several Outlander filming locations.
The Kelpies (a wee extra treat for you) – enjoy a wander around the largest equine structures in the world. They are magnificent! After all, you can’t come all this way and not see the Kelpies.
Day Two: More filming locations…
Cranesmuir Village and Square where Geillis lives and where the young lad’s ear was hammered to the post. You’ll walk through the gardens where Claire and Geillis gathered herbs and see Jamie and Claire’s bedroom.
Black Kirk, the secluded ruins where Jamie and Claire discover the reason for the young boy’s illness.
The French Port of Le Havre where Jamie and Claire’s ship docked when they escaped to France.
The Monastery where Claire brings Jamie to recover from his prison ordeal.
Falkland substituted for 1940s and 1960s Inverness in the first and second series. See Mrs. Baird’s Guesthouse, the famous fountain and a great deal more including inside the famous Falkland Palace.
Day Three: Journey north to the Highlands, taking in more filming locations en-route…
Cranesmuir Witch Trial Court, where you can stand in the very same pulpit as Claire and Geillis.
Craigh na Dun, where you’ll stand on that very special hill and take in the breath-taking views and the tangible energy surrounding you…
Mackenzie Township is the beautiful 18th century village used in the episode ‘Rent’.
Ruthven Barracks (historic location) – following the Jacobite defeat at Culloden, those men who were lucky enough to escape went to Ruthven where they awaited word from Bonnie Prince Charlie. It is estimated some 2-3,000 men were at Ruthven Barracks when a note was received from the Prince stating ‘Let every man seek his own safety in the best way he can.’ The Jacobites dispersed and the Jacobite cause was all but abandoned. The departing men torched the barracks and the building has remained a ruin ever since. Though not a filming location, this is most definitely worth a visit.
Arrival in Inverness, Highlands.
Day Four: The Clan Lands and Loch Ness – the Outlander book locations…
Urquhart Castle, on the banks of Loch Ness – The last of the government troops garrisoned here during the Jacobite Risings and blew up the castle when they departed. Urquhart’s iconic ruins remain, offering glimpses into medieval times. Walk down to the shores of Loch Ness and look for the ‘Water Horse’ which entranced Claire.
Wardlaw Mausoleum – reputed to be the final resting place of Simon ‘The Fox’ Fraser, the 11th Lord Lovat who is Jamie Fraser’s grandfather in Outlander. We will visit the underground crypt that was said to contain his headless body, smuggled here after his execution at the Tower of London. The Mausoleum was built as a burial place and shrine to the Frasers of Lovat.
Beauly Priory, where Claire met Maisri, the Lovat’s Seer, and where she used to spend time wandering alone.
The real Lallybroch (not the filming location), this Jacobite mansion was built in 1637 and belonged to the youngest Son of the Chief of the Clan Mackenzie in the 17th/18th Century. If Lallybroch existed, this beautiful mansion would be it.
Glen Ord Distillery was founded by the Clan Mackenzie. You can enjoy a whisky tasting if you wish to (price of the tasting is not included in your tour), or just browse the shop and explore the exhibition. If you’ve come all the way to Scotland, why not enjoy a wee dram…
Castle Leod, Seat of the Clan Mackenzie – this beautiful castle is steeped in history and has been home to the Chief of the Clan Mackenzie and his family for the last 500 years. This is the real Castle Leoch (not the filming location). Please note that if your tour happens to fall on the same day as one of Castle Leod’s Open Days (there are 25 Open Days per year, but dates won’t be known until 2020), the admission fee is not included in the tour price, but we would highly recommend paying the small cost of enjoying a tour inside. Usually we walk up the beautiful tree-lined drive to see the Castle from the outside.
Inverness, as it was in 1745 – step back in time as we take you on a historic walking tour through the streets of Inverness to visit the buildings that were standing during the mid-18th century. This includes an ancient church where Jacobite prisoners were executed after the battle. You’ll also see where the fountain (outside Mrs Bairds) stood in Inverness until 1953.
Dinner – Seven Course Traditional Scottish Food Experience with a wonderful Scottish couple, Jane and John. Enjoy a Scottish culinary dining feast created by Jane. You’ll be served Cullen skink, haggis, cranachan, oatcakes, crowdie and much more, along with some local beers. During the evening John will entertain you with tunes on the bagpipes (he has a special set of pipes that can be played indoors) and his Gaelic. As a Pipe Major, John has a vast knowledge of bagpipe music and its history which he will share with you. At the end of the evening you’ll enjoy a dram of whisky and some Scottish Tablet while you toast in the ancient Gaelic language. This fabulous three hour experience finishes at 9pm and is included in your tour.
Day Five: Culloden and the Standing Stones…
The Standing Stones and prehistoric burial cairns were built 4000 years ago and include the famous ‘split stone’. It’s these stones near Culloden Battlefield, where the sounds of battle would have been heard on that fateful day when Jamie and Claire said goodbye.
Culloden Battlefield – where the last pitched battle was fought on British soil. See the gravestone for the Frasers who tragically fell on 16 April 1746 along with many other Clansmen.
Past Life Regression – this is included in your tour, and is also optional, so it’s at your discretion whether you’d like to experience it or not. There are many who feel a deep connection to particular places, yet are unable to explain why. They find that exploring their past lives answers many questions for them. For information on what Past Life Regression is click here. You are welcome to download our free Past Lives Clues Workbook, which may help you begin to join the dots.
Jacobite Weapons Demonstration: See how the weapons were used in battle and handle them yourself – the Targe, Lochaber Axe, Basket Hilt Broadsword, Flintlock Musket, Flintlock Pistol, Powder Horn, Dirk and the Sgian Dubh.
Culloden House – Bonnie Prince Charlie used Culloden House as his lodging and HQ prior to the fateful battle on Culloden Moor. As such, Culloden House featured heavily in Outlander towards the end of series and book two.
Afternoon Tea at Culloden House, where you’ll enjoy an indulgent Afternoon Tea in the magnificent Adam Drawing Room; a feast of cakes, pudding, scones and sandwiches, all included in your tour.
Personal time in Inverness – from 3pm you’ll have some personal time to enjoy shopping and exploring this beautiful city.
Day Six: Over the sea to Skye…
Prepare to journey through the wild, remote, breathtaking Highlands, where every mile is beautiful. Lochs, Heilan’ Coos, castles, mountains and glens…
Loch Ness… our first stop of the day will be at a small village on the banks of Loch Ness where you’ll have your photos taken by Andy at an iconic monument to the famous Loch.
Haunted Graveyard – you’ll visit a Lovat graveyard with an incredible and spine-tingling history behind it.
Dun Bonnet’s (Red Jamie) Territory – we’ll show you where the real Dun Bonnet once lived and where his home once stood, near to where he hid in a cave for many years after the battle of Culloden.
Fort Augustus – after some stunning viewpoints we’ll have a short stop at this picturesque Highland village on the southern tip of Loch Ness. While there, you’ll see the 5 locks that run through the River Oich.
Eilean Donan Castle – after even more spectacular viewpoints we’ll stop for a break at this iconic castle which is one of the most famous in Scotland. It was used as a filming location for ‘Highlander’, ‘Bonnie Prince Charlie’, ‘The Master of Ballantrae’, ‘The New Avengers’, ‘Loch Ness’ and ‘James Bond – The World is Not Enough’.
Then we’ll travel over the sea to Skye…
Cuillin Mountains are a spectacular and majestic mountain range as we begin our journey on the Isle of Skye.
Portree – we’ll enjoy lunch and a wonderful gift shop at a location just on the outskirts of this colourful town, after which we’ll drive through on our way north.
The Old Man of Storr is an incredible outcrop of rock which can be seen for miles.
Kilt Rock and Mealt Falls descend 60m into the Sound of Raasay and have a rocky backdrop which is strikingly similar to the pleats of a Scottish Kilt. You may even catch a rainbow there too.
The Quiraing is part of the Trotternish ridge and was formed by a large landslip which created high cliffs, hidden plateaus and pinnacles of rock. This awe-inspiring landscape has featured in ‘The BFG’, ‘Macbeth’, ‘Stardust’, ‘The Land That Time Forgot’, ‘Snow White and the Huntsman’, ’47 Ronin’, ‘King Arthur: Legend of the Sword’, and ‘Transformers: The Last Knight’. The Quiraing portion of the Trotternish landslip is still moving today!
Skye Museum of Island Life: Time permitting, you’ll explore an old Highland village which is now a Museum. If we are not able to explore inside, you’ll be able to see the village from the outside. The Museum is closed on a Sunday.
Flora MacDonald’s Grave, where it is said she was buried in a shroud made from a bed-sheet in which Bonnie Prince Charlie had slept.
Sligachan – we’ll stop at this beauty spot for a rest and a cuppa…
Day Seven: historic and filming locations…
Fort William – we’ll take the scenic drive south from Inverness to Fort William where you’ll stand in the foundations of the original Fort that once stood here. This Fort was also the Headquarters of Black Jack Randall in Outlander (not the filming location).
Glencoe – enjoy one of the most stunningly beautiful drives in Scotland through this famous Glen. The drive then takes you through the Bridge of Orchy and into the Trossachs National Park as we head south towards Stirling. The instantly recognisable and breathtaking mountains of Glencoe were used for the opening credits in Outlander.
Castle Leoch, which plays a leading role as home to Colum MacKenzie and his Clan. It also features in the first episode when Claire and Frank visit the castle when it stands in ruins.
The tour finishes at Dunblane train station at around 4pm. From there you’ll be able to catch one of the regular trains direct into Edinburgh or Glasgow, or to Edinburgh Airport.
This is more than just a tour…
Professional quality photographs of your tour: Throughout the tour we will take professional quality photographs of you in each location (only with your permission of course), and we will e-mail you a complete photographic record of your Outlander experience within two weeks. Here is a link to photos of recent Outlander clients who have kindly given us permission to share them.
A maximum of 6 people per tour means that you can come to know your fellow Outlander travellers as friends, and that we can ensure everyone’s needs are met.
Two very passionate Tour Guides throughout your tour: We are Andrew and Diane Nicholson, husband and wife team, and we are passionate about this beautiful country, its remarkable history, and sharing it with you. We have a very personal story to share about why we love Scotland so much, why we chose to include the option of Past Life Regression on our tours, and why Outlander affected us both so deeply. You can read our past life story here.
For a Photographic Gallery of some of your Outlander Tour locations, you can enjoy the album we’ve shared on our Facebook Page.
Your Outlander Experience Tour does not include:
Your flights to Edinburgh Airport are not included. There are low cost direct flights from many UK and overseas airports to Edinburgh Airport. There are also excellent train and bus services direct to Edinburgh from many UK locations, including London. Your travel to your hotel is not included.
Lunches and dinners, apart from the one Seven Course Scottish Dining Experience (Dinner) and Afternoon Tea at Culloden House (Lunch) are not included. We will take you to suitable places for a sit-down lunch each day for those who would like it, and you will also have the option of buying lunch from a supermarket to eat on the go. With smaller numbers on these tours, we can accommodate everyone’s needs.
Your Overnight Accommodation…
Prices listed are based on two people sharing a twin or double room with en-suite bathroom. If you would like to book a single room for the duration of your tour, please contact us as soon as possible so that we can advise on the cost of a single room supplement, subject to availability. Room rates rise during the summer months, so please do let us know as soon as you can. Breakfast is included and you can decide whether to enjoy cooked or continental each morning.
Your stay involves three nights in a hotel in Dunfermline (near Edinburgh) and four nights in a hotel in Inverness (the Highlands). All accommodation is booked with hotels which have excellent 4 – 4.5 star TripAdvisor and other online reviews. Hotels are perfectly situated for the tour locations. You will be forwarded full instructions on how to reach your hotel along with your tour welcome pack.
Book this as a Private Tour?
If you would like to book this Outlander Experience as a Private Tour on dates that suit you, simply contact us with your requirements, and we will reply as soon as possible with a quote. You can check our availability and make an enquiry for a Private Tour using the second Booking Widget below.
On your arrival in Scotland…
On arrival in Scotland on the date listed at the top of this page for each tour, we suggest you spend that day exploring Edinburgh at your leisure. You can store your luggage at Edinburgh Central train station so that you may explore with ease. We supply you with a self-guided walking tour of the Outlander filming locations on the Royal Mile, along with suggestions for other places you may wish to visit.
To book your Outlander Experience Tour…
IMPORTANT – A 20% deposit is payable to book and secure your place on the tour. Please note that all deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable to alternative dates. Please ensure you read our Terms and Conditions, as by booking with us, you are agreeing to be bound by them. We strongly advise you to have travel insurance in place, so that you are covered in the event you need to cancel due to unforeseen circumstances. A confirmation of your booking and payment will be sent to you from us and from Stripe, our secure payment gateway. For more information about online booking and Stripe – click here for our FAQs page. The person booking the tour (the lead person) does so on behalf of all the other individuals included on the booking, so that all are bound by the booking terms and conditions.
The remainder of your payment will be due 60 days prior to your touring dates. If you are within the 60 days when you pay your deposit, then we will forward a payment request to you for the remainder of the payment once we receive notification of your deposit. If you prefer to pay in full on booking, simply let us know and we will forward you a payment request for the full amount.
If you prefer to pay by bank transfer in your own currency, please contact us and we will forward our bank details on to you.
Please note that we are unable to hold seats based on a verbal request.
This is an English only Tour. We are unable to accept non-English speakers on these scheduled tours, nor are we able to accept people translating for non-English speakers, as it is distracting for our other guests and adds unacceptable delays to the tour. If you would like to book a non-English speaker and a translator onto one of our 7-day Outlander Tours, then you would need to book a private tour and contact us first to discuss this. We are unable to provide translation services ourselves.
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