Monday 19th to Friday 23rd March 2018 – THIS TOUR IS FULLY BOOKED
Walk in the footsteps of Jamie and Claire, and embark upon a wonderful journey; an Outlander Experience with a difference.
On this Three Day Outlander Tour which runs from Inverness, you can enjoy up to five days in Inverness with 4 nights included.
Arrive in Inverness on Monday 19th March 2018, then spend the remainder of the day exploring Inverness at your leisure. Check into your hotel anytime from 3pm. You are free to do as you please on this day.
The Outlander Touring days are Tuesday 20th March to Thursday 22nd inclusive. We will collect you from the hotel after a hearty Scottish breakfast on the Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings, and whisk you away to enjoy three wonderful days as detailed in the tour itinerary below.
The tour begin by exploring the Highlands where the Outlander novels are set, then crossing ‘Over the Sea to Skye’…
Enjoy all of this, and take a journey back in time to explore your own Past Lives too. Past life regression is optional and explained further in our full tour itinerary below.
Four nights luxury accommodation are included, along with all admission fees and an indulgent Afternoon Tea at the beautiful and historic Culloden House…
Check out of your hotel on the Friday morning after breakfast and either explore more of Inverness at your leisure, or make your way home. Again, you are free to do as you please on this day.
Please note: your travel to Inverness is not included in the price.
Just £650 per person – only 12 places available.
If you would like to book this as a Private Tour on dates that suit you, either for your group of up to six, or as a romantic getaway for a couple, we would be delighted to provide you with a quote. You can book with or without accommodation included. Simply contact us with your requirements, and we will reply as soon as possible.
Your Four Star Luxury Accommodation:
On this Three Day Outlander Tour Inverness, you’ll enjoy four nights accommodation in the beautiful Kingsmills Hotel in Inverness, full Scottish buffet breakfast and free use of their swimming pool, gym and leisure club facilities during your stay. The hotel has two restaurants to choose from, a bar and stunning gardens to enjoy. This magnificent hotel even famously hosted dinner for the renowned Scottish poet, Rabbie Burns. Prices are based on two people sharing a twin or double Classic Room, or there is a single supplement of £50 per night. The rooms are large in size and all are en-suite. Your first night’s inclusive accommodation is the evening prior to your Outlander tour, allowing you plenty of time to arrive in Inverness and explore before checking in. You’ll begin your Outlander tour the following day feeling well-rested, revitalised and ready to enjoy the journey…
You don’t check out until the day after your tour ends…
Admission fees to Culloden Battlefield and the Castles on our tour are included, along with a rather luxurious Afternoon Tea at the beautiful and historic Culloden House.
It’s 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 Photographs of your Three Day Outlander Tour Inverness: 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.
Two very passionate Tour Guides: 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. So, allow us to showcase the magnificence of Scotland for you, while taking you right into the heart of Diana Gabaldon’s wonderful novels…
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…
Just sit back, relax, and enjoy the journey in comfort, while you step back into Jacobite history with us…
Three Day Outlander Tour Inverness – Itinerary:
Day One: Culloden and the Fraser Lovat Lands… the Outlander book locations…
We will collect you from reception at the Kingsmills Hotel at 9.15am and return you there at 6.00pm.
Wardlaw Mausoleum – the final resting place of 11th Lord Lovat, the ‘Old Fox’, otherwise known as Jamie Fraser’s grandfather in Outlander. We will visit the secret underground chamber that contains his headless body, which was smuggled here after his execution at the Tower of London. His head remained in London. This is often a special highlight for many. The Mausoleum was built as a burial place and shrine to the Clan Fraser.
Beauly Priory – a beautiful 13th Century ruin where the Lovat Frasers are buried in the Outlander novels. The town of Beauly originates back to the early 13th century when the Priory was first built. An 800 year old Elm Tree stands at the entrance to the grave yard which is thought to be the oldest Elm Tree in Europe. The village was named Beauly after Mary Queen of Scots exclaimed ‘C’est un beau lieu’, which is French for ‘what a beautiful place’ when she visited in the 16th century.
Lallybroch inspired landscape – the beautiful scenery you’ll be travelling through is spectacular Fraser Lovat land, and the very landscape that inspired the setting for Lallybroch in the Outlander novels.
Clava Cairns – is an exceptionally well-preserved group of prehistoric burial cairns and standing stones which were built around 4000 years ago. They include the famous large ‘split stone’. It’s these stones that lie near Culloden Battlefield, where the sounds of battle would have been heard on that fateful day, just as they were heard as Jamie and Claire said their goodbyes at the stones 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 tour of the indoor museum and the battlefield. See the gravestone for the Frasers who tragically fell on 16 April 1746 along with many other Clansmen.
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. Here you will be treated to their magnificent Afternoon Tea in the Drawing Room – a feast of cakes, scones and sandwiches, along with a cuppa of your choice.
Day Two: Inverness and Loch Ness… the Outlander book locations…
We will collect you from reception at the Kingsmills Hotel at 9.15am and return you there at 6.00pm.
Urquhart Castle, on the banks of Loch Ness – visit the ruins of this medieval fortress which was once one of Scotland’s largest castles. The last of the government troops garrisoned here during the Jacobite Risings and they blew up the castle when they departed. Urquhart’s iconic ruins remain, offering glimpses into medieval times and the lives of its noble residents. It’s here you can walk down to the shores of Loch Ness and look for the ‘Water Horse’ which deeply entranced Claire Randall.
Jacobite Weapons Demo – Andrew will show you a range of Jacobite weapons and demonstrate how they were used in battle: The Targe, Basket Hilt Broadsword, Flintlock Pistol, Dirk and the Skian Dubh. You’ll also get to see how a Jacobite put his kilt on (just like Jamie’s) from a long length of plaid. The kilt is called a féileadh-mór.
Ness Islands – meander along this beautiful walk, which was the inspiration behind Dragonfly In Amber Part Seven ‘Witch -Hunt’, when Brianna and Roger ‘stroll down the narrow walk by the River Ness’.
Inverness Castle – formerly known as Fort George, was blown up in 1746 during the last stage of the Jacobite Risings by the army of Bonnie Prince Charlie to prevent it falling into the hands of the government troops. The Castle then lay in ruins until 1836 when the South part was rebuilt as a Court House. The Northern part was then built in 1846 and served as a jail until 1903. You are free to visit the Castle viewpoint too, which has recently opened to the public, where you will see magnificent 360 degree views over the city. In order to reach the viewpoint, you’ll walk through the prison cell which was used specifically to hold the rich and wealthy prisoners.
Inverness, as it was in 1745 – Be prepared to step back in time as we take you on a walking tour through the streets of Inverness to visit the oldest buildings, those that were here during the 1745 Rebellion. As well as an ancient Church where Jacobite prisoners were executed after the battle, prepare to experience Inverness as very few have. 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 where the ghost would have been seen by Jack Randall. We’ll also visit the oldest public house in Inverness. This pub is known to be haunted. Put it this way, while we were speaking to the Landlord about our tour, the hanging lights directly above us began fizzling and flickering… we have quite a few stories to share with you! After your walking tour through Inverness, you’ll be free to enjoy some time to wander around the shops.
Past Life Regression – your past life regression will be held in a quiet location. This is optional, so it’s at your discretion whether you’d like to experience it or not. It doesn’t cost anything extra, so it’s open to you should you wish to try it. There are many who feel a deep connection to particular places, yet are unable to explain why, and they find that exploring their past lives answers many questions for them…
Past Life Regression can help you to:
- Reconnect with past life experiences.
- Help you understand why you feel a deep connection with certain places.
- Explore your past life and current Soulmate experiences.
- Identify physical ailments you have, which may be remnants of past life experiences.
- Explore unresolved emotions which have carried through into this lifetime, creating fears or beliefs which you have been unable to explain.
- Acknowledge and embrace the key lessons learned through those lives.
What is Past Life Regression and how does it work? For full details click here, where you can also listen to a free 20 minute guided relaxation meditation to gain an insight into how a session with Diane would feel. Meantime, you are most welcome to download our free Past Lives Clues Workbook, which will help you begin to join the dots.
The journey you’ll take throughout this day will transport you through the wild, remote, breathtaking Highlands, and every mile is beautiful. Sandy beaches, blue Lochs, Heilan’ Coos, castles, mountains and glens,… this journey has everything. It’s a Scottish paradise…
Cuillin Mountains – enjoy the spectacular and majestic mountain range as we begin our journey on the Isle of Skye.
See the Old Man of Storr – although we won’t be walking up the mountain to see the Old Man himself, this photo shows the scenery that you’ll be traveling through…
Kilt Rock and Mealt Falls – enjoy these beautiful falls and famous viewpoint. Mealt Waterfall descends 60m into the Sound of Raasay, and on windy days it doesn’t even reach the bottom as it blows back up the cliff. The backdrop to the falls is a rock formation which looks strikingly similar to the pleats of a Scottish Kilt. You may even catch a rainbow there too.
The Quiraing – this part of the Trotternish ridge is incredible! It was formed by a large landslip which created high cliffs, hidden plateaus and pinnacles of rock. This awe-inspiring landscape and has featured in films such as ‘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 area features places including the famous rock pinnacle, The Needle, the hidden plateau of The Table, and The Prison, a natural rock formation that can look very much like a castle from certain angles. The Quiraing portion of the Trotternish landslip is still moving today!
The North Coast of Skye – enjoy the breathtaking views as we travel around the Trotternish Peninsula…
Flora MacDonald’s Grave – it is said that Flora’s funeral in 1790 was attended by several thousand mourners, who between them drank 300 gallons of whisky. Tradition has it that 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…
Eilean Donan Castle – after leaving the Isle of Skye, we’ll be visiting this iconic castle which has to be one of the most famous in Scotland. Used as a filming location for many movies: ‘Highlander’, ‘Bonnie Prince Charlie’, ‘The Master of Ballantrae’, ‘The New Avengers’, ‘Loch Ness’ and ‘James Bond – The World is Not Enough’… its famous bridge and romantic turrets draw sightseers from all over the world. A visit here is a truly unforgettable experience. Although we will be stopping here for a break, the castle will be closed by the time we reach it, so it won’t be possible to tour inside.
You’ll end your day with a drive along Loch Ness and arrive back in Inverness at approximately 8.00pm.
Your Three Day Outlander Tour Inverness includes:
- Transport to all the above Outlander locations in a comfortable and properly insured touring vehicle.
- Two Tour Guides throughout, one in the 1745 Jacobite Kilt attire.
- Four nights accommodation at the four star Kingsmills Hotel in Inverness.
- Full Scottish Buffet Breakfast each morning.
- Free use of the swimming pool, gym and leisure club facilities during your stay.
- Admission fees to Culloden Battlefield and Castles (except Eilean Donan).
- Afternoon Tea at the luxurious and historic Culloden House Hotel.
- Collection from the Kingsmills Hotel in the morning, and return there after your day’s tour.
- Professional photographic record of your complete Outlander Tour. The photographs will be emailed to you within 2 weeks of the completion of your tour.
- If you wish to experience Past Life Regression, this is included and we will provide a safe environment for your session to take place.
Your travel to Inverness is not included. There are low cost direct flights from many UK and overseas airports to here in Inverness, and also our neighbouring airports – Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen and the international hubs at Amsterdam Schiphol, London and Manchester. There is also an excellent train and bus service direct from many UK locations, including Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen and London.
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