Your Outlander Experience departs from near Edinburgh and Glasgow

Arrive in Scotland 15 May, tour ends 5pm 22 May 2019 – (FULL)
Arrive in Scotland 27 June, tour ends 5pm 4 July 2019 – (FULL)
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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.

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…

Wentworth Prison where Jamie was imprisoned. This palace was also the birthplace of Mary Queen of Scots.

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.

Day Two: More filming locations…

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.

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 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 Three: Journey north to the Highlands, taking in more filming locations en-route…

Craigh na DunCastle 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 Chapel where Claire and Jamie hid from the Redcoats and operated on Rupert’s eye.

The Gardens at the Palace of Versailles, used for several scenes in series two including one with Claire’s red dress. This is also where Black Jack Randal bowed before King Louis XV.

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…

Arrival in the 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 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).

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.

Day Five: Culloden and the Standing Stones… 

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 will be held in a quiet location and is 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’s Drawing Room; a feast of cakes, pudding, scones and sandwiches, all included in your tour.

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.

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 – begin your day with a drive along this beautiful and deep loch, which contains more water than all the lakes in England and Wales combined.

Eilean Donan Castle – after several 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…

Kyleachin – we’ll stop at this small village briefly for some beautiful views of the Skye Bridge.

Cuillin Mountains are a spectacular and majestic mountain range as we begin our journey on the Isle of Skye.

Portree – where you can enjoy a wander around this picturesque and colourful town.

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…

Fort Augustus – after more 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.

On route back to Inverness, except this time on the other side of Loch Ness where you’ll see more stunning vistas…

Loch Ness… our final 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.

Day Seven: historic and filming locations…

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.

Cranesmuir Witch Trial Court, where you can stand in the very same pulpit as Claire and Geillis.

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.

The tour ends at a train station with easy rail access to both Glasgow and Edinburgh at approximately 5.00pm.

This is more than just a tour…

Your tour guide wears the full Jacobite Kilt: called a féileadh-mór. This is the style of kilt worn by the Jacobites during the 1745 uprising, and by Jamie in Outlander.

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 travelers 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, click here.

Your Outlander Experience Tour includes:

  • Seven nights accommodation with breakfast – details below.
  • Transport to all the above Outlander locations in a comfortable and safe touring vehicle.
  • Professional photographic record of your Outlander Tour.
  • Two Tour Guides throughout, one in the 1745 Jacobite Kilt attire.
  • A Jacobite weapons demonstration.
  • Admission fees to all tour locations, as per the above itinerary.
  • Afternoon Tea at the historic Culloden House Hotel.
  • Collection from your hotel each morning, and return there in the evening.
  • If you wish to experience Past Life Regression, this is included and we will provide a safe environment for your session to take place.

Not included:

Your travel to Scotland and our starting location is not included. There are low cost direct flights from many UK and overseas airports to Edinburgh and Glasgow Airports. There are also excellent train and bus services direct to Edinburgh and Glasgow from many UK locations, including London. We have chosen Linlithgow as our start and end point for this tour, because it can be easily reached from both Edinburgh and Glasgow.

Lunches and dinners 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…

Accommodation is based on two people sharing a twin or double room. 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 you what the supplement will be. Any supplement will be based on actual room prices and availability at the time of enquiry. Room rates rise during the summer months, so please do let us know as soon as you can.

During your first three nights in Fife, you’ll be staying in Linlithgow at a beautiful hotel: ‘A Luxurious Home from Home in the Heart of Central Scotland’. You will have every modern comfort at your convenience, whilst also being steeped in 150 years of history. This magnificent building is located in the centre of this picturesque town opposite Linlithgow Palace. There are a wide variety of shops to browse during your free time, and a good choice of restaurants for your evening meals. Each room has its own small kitchen and hamper of food goodies to make your stay more comfortable. Your hosts, Jim and Hazel, even provide Netflix as standard.

During your four nights in the Highlands, you’ll be staying at an elegant and highly regarded Boutique Hotel in Nairn that is full of character. You will stay in the Penthouse Suite which comfortably sleeps seven people. Here our group will have a large private open plan living/seating area and fully fitted kitchen. All four bedrooms in the Penthouse have stunning views over the white sands of Nairn Beach. A private pathway through the garden leads you directly to the beach. The hotel also has a beautifully decorated sea-view bar and social area where you can relax by a roaring fire and chat with your hosts, Ryan and Camilla.

This hotel is situated in the beautiful coastal town of Nairn, a few miles east of Inverness. With its picturesque harbour, historic fishing cottages and never-ending white sandy beaches, you’ll be perfectly located to explore the town during your evenings and choose from several restaurants for your evening meal. Alternatively, we can take you to a supermarket on our way there each night and you can purchase supplies to make your own evening meals as a group in your private kitchen.

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. You can check our availability and make an enquiry for a Private Tour on 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 either Edinburgh or Glasgow at your leisure, depending on where your flight lands. You can store your luggage at either Edinburgh Waverly train station or Glasgow Queen Street station, so that you may explore with ease. At the end of the day, collect your luggage from the train station and board a train to Linlithgow, which is centrally located between the cities of Edinburgh and Glasgow, and both airports.

Coming from Edinburgh: A train service runs from Edinburgh Waverley direct to Linlithgow every twenty minutes and takes only twenty minutes. There are no train changes.

Coming from Glasgow: A train service runs from Glasgow Queen Street direct to Linlithgow every thirty minutes and takes only thirty minutes. There are no train changes.

Your hotel is a short 4 minute walk from the train station (we will send you a map of the walk), where you can check in and relax, or explore some of the many shops and restaurants that Linlithgow has to offer. Your Seven Day Guided Tour begins right outside your hotel at 9.00am the following morning. The tour ends at 5.00pm seven days later at a different train station, where you can commute by a short train ride back to either Edinburgh or Glasgow with ease.

To Book your Outlander Experience Tour…

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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 (sorry our online booking system does not currently support the choice of either deposit or full payment – we are working to provide this option).

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Please note that we also offer bespoke Highland tours with digital photography mentoring as an option too. To tailor your own unique Highland Tour, please visit our other website: Highland Personal Development Photography Tours.