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Departing from near Edinburgh
- 10 April 2024 – 16 April 2024 (4 places available)
Check into the hotel on 9 April 2024. Tour begins 10 April and ends by 4.00pm on 16 April 2024
- 24 April 2024 – 30 April 2024 (6 places available)
Check into the hotel on 23 April 2024. Tour begins 24 April and ends by 4.00pm on 30 April 2024
- 15 May 2024 – 21 May 2024 (1 place available)
Check into the hotel on 14 May 2024. Tour begins 15 May and ends by 4.00pm on 21 May 2024
- 5 June 2024 – 11 June 2024 (4 places available)
Check into the hotel on 4 June 2024. Tour begins 5 June and ends by 4.00pm on 11 June 2024
- 26 June 2024 – 2 July 2024 (2 places available)
Check into the hotel on 25 June 2024. Tour begins 26 June and ends by 4.00pm on 2 July 2024
- 10 July 2024 – 16 July 2024 (4 places available)
Check into the hotel on 9 July 2024. Tour begins 10 July and ends by 4.00pm on 16 July 2024
- 24 July 2024 – 30 July 2024 (2 places available)
Check into the hotel on 23 July 2024. Tour begins 24 July and ends by 4.00pm on 30 July 2024
- 7 August 2024 – 13 August 2024 (4 places available)
Check into the hotel on 6 August 2024. Tour begins 7 August and ends by 4.00pm on 13 August 2024
- 21 August 2024 – 27 August 2024 (2 places available)
Check into the hotel on 20 August 2024. Tour begins 21 August and ends by 4.00pm on 27 August 2024
- 11 Sept 2024 – 17 Sept 2024 (2 places available)
Check into the hotel on 10 Sept 2024. Tour begins 11 Sept and ends by 4.00pm on 17 Sept 2024
- 2 October 2024 – 8 October 2024 (4 places available)
Check into the hotel on 1 October 2024. Tour begins 2 October and ends by 4.00pm on 8 October 2024
- 16 October 2024 – 22 October 2024 (6 places available)
Check into the hotel on 15 October 2024. Tour begins 16 October and ends by 4.00pm on 22 October 2024
- 30 October 2024 – 5 November 2024 (4 places available)
Check into the hotel on 29 October 2024. Tour begins 30 October and ends by 4.00pm on 5 November 2024
For the above dates check-in to the hotel is on a Tuesday afternoon/evening. The tour starts at 8.15am on Wednesday and finishes the following Tuesday afternoon.
Price is £2,595 per person *
Visit the Outlander filming locations near Edinburgh.
Step through the arch at Lallybroch.
Journey north to Inverness in the beautiful Highlands.
Explore the book locations.
Cross ‘Over the Sea to Skye’…
Feel inspired by the majestic mountains of Glencoe.
Feel the energy as you stand on Craigh na Dun…
Enjoy all of this, and take a journey back through time to explore your own Past Lives too (optional).
What makes our Outlander Tours of Scotland so unique?
- All 5-star reviews.
- Two driver-guides, not just one (husband and wife team).
- A very personal tour with a maximum of six guests.
- Past life Regression to explore your own past life memories (included and optional).
- A complete set of Professional quality photographs of your tour included!
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.
- Afternoon Tea at Culloden House.
- 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 journey through the magnificent mountains of Glencoe.
- A visit to see ‘The Kelpies’ (Waterhorses).
- Admission fees to all tour locations, as per the itinerary.
- 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.
- As mentioned above, Past life Regression to explore your own past life memories (included and optional).
- A complete set of Professional quality photographs of your 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 Scottish history with us…
Your Outlander Tour Itinerary:
Day One: The filming locations around Fife, in the Heart of Scotland…
Falkland – this beautiful town substitutes for 1940s and 1960s Inverness in the first and second series. See Mrs. Baird’s Guesthouse and the famous fountain where the ghost looks up at Claire’s room. Walk down the cobbled streets of old Inverness and explore inside the magnificent Falkland Palace.
Cranesmuir Village and Square – explore the fictional village of Cranesmuir where Geillis lives. See the square where the Tanner’s lad had his ear hammered to the stocks. Visit the impressive garden where Claire and Geillis gathered herbs, the room that was used as Jamie and Claire’s bedroom and many more filming locations. This town also lends its backdrop to the Jacobite encampment.
Black Kirk – walk through the secluded ruins of this ancient church where Jamie and Claire discover the reason for the young boy’s illness.
The French Port of Le Havre – this picturesque harbour was transformed to portray the French port of Le Havre in the 1740s where Jamie and Claire land when they escape to France. This is where Claire discovers smallpox on the Comte St Germain’s ship.
Day Two: More filming locations…
Hopetoun House – we’ll take you on a guided tour of this stunning stately home and gardens, to show you all of the Outlander filming locations – inside and outside – of which there are many!
Lallybroch, the filming location for Jamie’s home.
Jack Randall’s Fort William HQ – this incredible 15th century fortress provides the setting for the Black Jack Randall’s Fort William headquarters and featured the heart-breaking scene of Jamie’s flogging.
The Kitchen where the Duke of Sandringham was beheaded – wander around this beautiful and historic kitchen, where the Duke met his fate at the hands of Murtagh.
The Church where Brianna visits Frank’s grave.
The Railway Station where Claire and Frank said their goodbyes. This picturesque station was transformed into a wartime London railway station for this scene.
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. They are the Waterhorses…
Day Three: Journey north to the Highlands, taking in more filming and book locations en-route…
Castle Leoch – This historic castle plays a leading role in Outlander as the fictional Castle Leoch, 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 on their day trip out.
The Chapel where Claire and Jamie hide from the Redcoats and Claire operated on Rupert’s eye. Look out of the same window as they watched the Redcoats approaching. This is a beautiful Chapel with an amazing history.
Glencoe – enjoy one of the most stunningly beautiful drives in Scotland through this famous Glen. The drive takes you through Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park, through Rannoch Moor and into Glencoe as we head north towards Fort William and the Highlands. The instantly recognisable and breath-taking mountains of Glencoe were used in the opening scenes of Outlander. This Glen was also used at the beginning of Series Six for the outdoor scenes of Ardsmuir Prison.
Fort William – we’ll take the scenic drive south from Inverness to the town of Fort William where you’ll stand in the foundations of the original and mighty Fort overlooking Loch Linnhe. This is the book location for Black Jack’s Fort William.
Arrival in Inverness, Highlands.
Day Four: The Clan Lands and Loch Ness – the Outlander book locations…
Beauly Priory – walk around this beautiful 13th Century ruin where Claire met Maisri, the Lovat’s Seer, as we read you the excerpts from Dragonfly in Amber which were set here.
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.
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, 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.
Glen Ord Distillery was founded by the Clan Mackenzie. You can enjoy a whisky tasting if you wish to (the 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…
Inverness, as it was in 1745 – step back in time as we take you on a historic walking tour along the oldest street in Inverness to visit the buildings that were standing during the mid-18th century and before. This includes an ancient church where Jacobite prisoners were executed after the battle. Although the fountain outside Mrs Baird’s Guest House does not stand in Inverness now, it once did. We will take you to that place and show you exactly where the ghost would have been seen by Frank.
Day Five: 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 photo 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 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 seven years after the battle of Culloden. As we travel this road, we will be sharing stories of the people who lived or passed through here from the 18th and 19th centuries.
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 a wonderful view of the Skye Bridge.
Cuillin Mountains are a spectacular and majestic mountain range as we begin our journey on the Isle of Skye.
Portree – we’ll enjoy lunch overlooking a Loch at a cafe and gift shop on the outskirts of this colourful town.
The Duirinish Peninsula stretches west from Dunvegan. Most of the area is wild and uninhabited, with the flat-topped mountains of Healabhal Mor and Healabhal Bheag, or Macleod’s Tables, dominating the surrounding countryside. The story goes that when the Chief of the Clan Macleod wanted to impress a visitor, he dined with them atop Healabhal Mor, surrounded by torch-carrying clansmen. On our way around Duirinish, we’ll be taking you to several historic sites and you’ll enjoy some remote retail therapy with the local Highlanders, including a working Croft where you can meet some Highland Cows, a Pottery Studio and a local Artist’s Studio. These are the very crafts which keep Skye thriving with Celtic creativity.
Sligachan – we’ll stop at this beauty spot for a rest and a cuppa before heading back to Inverness…
Day Six: Culloden and the Standing Stones…
The Standing Stones – this is an exceptionally well-preserved group of prehistoric burial cairns and standing stones which were built around 4000 years ago. They 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, just as they were Jamie and Claire said their goodbyes before he went into battle and she came back through the stone.
Culloden Battlefield – where the last pitched battle was fought on British soil. Enjoy a guided tour of the battlefield with a Jacobite (Andrew) and see the gravestone for the Frasers who tragically fell on 16 April 1746 along with many other Clansmen. After that, tour the indoor museum and gift shop at your leisure.
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, Brown Bess, Blunderbuss, Powder Horn, Dirk and the Sgian Dubh. Also see our collection of historic pieces and books from the 18th and 19th centuries.
Culloden House – at the time of the Jacobite uprising in 1745-46, Bonnie Prince Charlie used Culloden House as his lodging and battle headquarters prior to the fateful battle on Culloden Moor. As such, Culloden House featured heavily in Outlander towards the end of Series two and of course in the novels. Diana Gabaldon stays here when she visits Inverness.
Afternoon Tea at Culloden House – enjoy an indulgent Afternoon Tea in their magnificent Adam Drawing Room; a feast of cakes, freshly made Scottish shortbread, pudding, scones with cream and jam, hot sausage rolls 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 Seven: historic and filming locations…
Ruthven Barracks (historic location) – you’ll travel south through the Cairngorm National Park to these famous Barracks. Following the Jacobite defeat at Culloden, it is estimated some 2000-3,000 men gathered here to await word from the Prince, when a note was received from him stating ‘Let every man seek his own safety in the best way he can.’ Though not a filming location, this historic site is most definitely worth a visit.
Craigh na Dun – you’ll stand on that very special hill and take in the breath-taking views and the tangible energy surrounding you. After all, your Outlander tour would not be complete without a visit to this famous hill. Do note though, that the standing stones won’t be there, but the energy of the stones and what happened there remains…
Stunning Woodlands used in Outlander Season 5 filming – We’ll take a walk through breath-taking scenery, through some of the tallest trees and most beautiful woods in Scotland, to an incredible waterfall and viewpoint.
Cranesmuir Witch Trial Court – this beautiful church in Perth has medieval origins and was used as the location for Cranesmuir Church. This hosted the infamous scenes of Claire and Geillis’s witch trial, where you can stand in the very same pulpit.
The tour finishes at Perth train station between 3pm and 4pm. From there you’ll be able to catch one of the regular trains direct into Edinburgh or Glasgow, or to Edinburgh Airport. If you require further accommodation after the tour ends, we strongly advise you to book your additional accommodation in Edinburgh or Glasgow and not in Perth. In the event of a road closure it may be necessary for us to end the tour at an alternative train station, and it would be far easier for you to make your way into Edinburgh or Glasgow from another station, than it would be to find your way to Perth.
This is more than just a tour…
Your tour guide wears the full Jacobite Kilt: called a féileadh-mór for the Highland part of the tour. 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 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 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.
Please note that we do not include or provide accommodation on the last day of your tour, as people have differing onward travel plans. We are happy to recommend accommodation in Edinburgh or Glasgow city centres or by the airports if you need assistance. On the afternoon of the final day, we drop you off at a train station with easy and direct access to Edinburgh and Glasgow.
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 one Afternoon Tea at Culloden House (which serves as lunch) are not included. For lunch, due to our packed itinerary, and as you will have had a good hotel breakfast and usually an evening meal (of your choosing), we take you to a supermarket to buy a packed lunch to eat on the go. This we store in a cool bag for you.
Do we work with Travel Agents or 3rd parties?
We do not sell via OTAs or work directly with travel agents or third parties. We wish to build a great relationship and enjoy clear communication and a shared understanding with our tour clients.
For this reason, if you are working with a travel agent who may be assisting you with flights or aspects of a wider tour agenda, we are happy to provide you with information to assist with this process. We do however, request that all communication goes through the lead tour guest who makes the booking and is attending the tour. This person is likely to communicate on behalf of others in their party.
Book this as a Private Tour?
Due to the high demand for our regular scheduled tours, we are unable to offer this tour as a private or customised tour for the foreseeable future.
We are available for other Outlander and non-Outlander-related private tours between November and March. These are normally based out of Inverness as a start/end point. Please refer to the other tour menu options on our Regular Tours menu, or contact us to discuss a bespoke tour such as one based on Clan Ancestry, Scottish castles, The Jacobites, Photography etc.
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 15% deposit is payable to book and secure your place on the tour. All deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable to alternative dates. Please note – the price is per person, not per room, based on two people sharing a room. Solo travellers can pay an additional single supplement for a room of their own; this is added to your outstanding balance.
Payment is in £ GBP (British Pounds Sterling) via Visa, Mastercard or Amex. Please note that JCB, Discover, and Diners Club are not available for international purchases via Stripe. We do have a US bank account which you can pay us by bank transfer in $US. Please contact us directly to book if this is your preferred option.
* Please note that as of 13th September 2022 for our 2024 tours, due to the volatile state of the financial markets and inflation, we reserve the right to apply a surcharge to our tour price. We will only do so if our costs are inflated unexpectedly high (i.e. if inflation continues to run at well over 10% or our hotel prices rise by significantly more than this). We very much hope not to have to resort to this and would only do so to cover any unexpectedly increased costs.
Please ensure you read our Terms and Conditions, as by booking with us, you are agreeing to be bound by them. This includes all of your party being fit and mobile enough to enjoy this tour, not suffering from travel or motion sickness and speaking good English.
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.
Please note that we are unable to hold seats based on a verbal request.
If any tour participants have special requirements in terms of mobility, dietary needs, hearing impairment, travel sickness or anything else that is not listed here which may affect the tour, then it is vital that you discuss these with us before booking so that we can assess whether this tour is suitable for you. If you book without discussing special requirements with us first and we do not feel this tour is suitable for you, then you may forfeit your payment depending on when you advise us of your requirements. Any refund we agree to pay you if we are unable to accommodate you on this tour will be 1) based on our standard cancellation terms which are explained in our Terms and Conditions, and will also be 2) minus the Stripe fees, which will have already been charged to your payment and are not recoverable, plus an administrative fee.
This tour is English speaking only. We are unable to accept non-English speakers on our scheduled group tour dates listed above, as the itinerary doesn’t allow for the additional time required to translate for non-English speakers. We share a great deal of information throughout, and it’s important that we are able to maintain the flow for all of our guests. Translation is also distracting for others. If you would like to book a non-English speaker and translator onto a Seven Day Outlander Tour, 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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Notes: our scheduled tour price is PER PERSON, based on two people sharing a room. In the UK they are either a twin or a double room. For the avoidance of any doubt – in the UK, a twin room contains two single beds – each suitable for one person. A double room is the same size room containing one larger (UK queen size) bed for two people; this bed is approximately the size of two single beds together.
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