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The Outlander Scotland

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Inspired by the beloved Outlander series with a self-drive road trip through Scotland’s iconic landscapes and historic sites. Follow the Outlander Trail from Edinburgh, the historical capital, into the Highlands, where you’ll encounter ancient ruins, charming settlements, and breathtaking scenery that served as inspiration for Diana Gabaldon’s novels. Explore real-life locations that brought Castle Leoch, Craig Na Dun, Fort William, Inverness, Jamaica, Paris, and even Boston and Harvard to life in the series. Immerse yourself in the rich history and captivating beauty of Scotland as you trace the footsteps of Jamie and Claire.

 

Arrive in Edinburgh where your accommodation awaits. Your self-drive or chauffeured car will be waiting for you at the airport. Spend the afternoon leisurely exploring the city. Delve into the UNESCO-listed Old and New Towns, and discover Edinburgh Castle's grandeur. With numerous museums and landmarks nearby, your evening promises a delightful introduction to Edinburgh's charm.

 

Rest for the night in Edinburgh.

 

Take a full day to explore Edinburgh's Old Town and uncover its hidden Outlander filming locations. Holyroodhouse Palace served as the backdrop for Claire and Jamie's encounter with Bonnie Prince Charlie, while the World's End Pub on the Royal Mile is a recognizable spot where they visited. For a taste of luxury, indulge in afternoon tea at the Signet Library, which doubled as the Governor's mansion in Jamaica. Additionally, consider a day trip to Glasgow to explore Season 3's locations, representing Boston and Harvard.

 

Rest for the night in Edinburgh.

Explore Fife's scenic route today, starting with Hopetoun House, known for its role as the Duke of Sandringham's residence in Outlander. Next, visit the boat-shaped fortress Blackness Castle, featured as Fort William. In Fife, don't miss Culross and Falkland, recognized as 1940s Inverness, where Claire and Frank honeymooned.

Rest for the night in St. Andrews.

Today, immerse yourself in the Highlands and follow Jamie and Claire's footsteps. Start with a visit to the picturesque village of Dunkeld and the historic Blair Castle. As you drive through the Cairngorms National Park, stop at the Highland Folk Museum, used as a Mackenzie village in the series. Near Inverness, don't miss Culloden Moor, where Jamie fights for Scotland, and Clava Cairns, an inspiration for Craigh na Dun. Experience the rich history and breathtaking landscapes of these Outlander filming locations.

Rest for the night in the Inverness Area.

Explore the surroundings of Inverness, known as "the Capital of the Highlands." Start by visiting the ruins of Beauly Priory, where Claire meets Maisri the Seer. Then, head south to Loch Ness. Visit the Loch Ness Centre and Exhibition to learn about the lake and its monster, or explore the Urquhart Castle ruins on its shores. Alternatively, detour to picturesque Glen Affric, reminiscent of scenes from season 1 of Outlander.

Rest for the night in the Fort William area.

 

Today's drive takes you through the Trossachs and Loch Lomond area before returning to Edinburgh. Pass through the scenic and historical Glen Coe valley, where some of the first scenes of the TV series were filmed. You can also enjoy a nature walk to spot wildlife, take a boat tour on Loch Katrine, or visit Deanston Whisky Distillery. Don't miss Doune Castle, recognized as Castle Leoch from season 1 of the series.

 

Rest for the night in Edinburgh.

 

On your departure day, consider indulging in some last-minute shopping, exploring one of Edinburgh's renowned museums, or taking a leisurely stroll through the charming city center, soaking in the atmosphere before bidding farewell to this captivating destination. Your self-drive or chauffeured car will be returned at the airport.

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  • A scenic voyage along the Outlander Route to uncover and delve into numerous filming locales.

  • Stroll amidst the Clava Cairns, a source of inspiration for the iconic Craig Na Dun standing stones.

  • Follow the path of the Highlanders as you visit the historic Culloden Battlefield.

  • Stroll through the charming conservation village of Culross in Fife, offering a captivating glimpse into 17th-century life.

  • Discover Doune Castle, the magnificent ruins that served as the iconic Castle Leoch in the Outlander series.

  • Explore the charming village of Falkland, which provided the picturesque backdrop for the 1940s Inverness honeymoon scenes in Outlander.

  • Immerse yourself in MacKenzie village life at the Highland Folk Museum, where you can experience the rich history and culture depicted in Outlander.

  • Marvel at the splendid Hopetoun House, a stately home featured in several episodes of Outlander.

  • Discover the striking Blackness Castle, which served as the backdrop for Fort William in the series Outlander.

  • Explore historic sites that trace the footsteps of Jamie and Claire's adventures.

  • Edinburgh - 3 Nights
  • St. Andrews - 1 Night
  • Inverness - 1 Night
  • Fort William - 1 Night
  • Accommodation (Comfort Plus/Deluxe) for 6 nights
  • Daily Breakfast
  • Rental car of your choice
  • All ferry crossings, as per itinerary
  • A detailed and well-organized travel itinerary with necessary documents
  • A convenient travel backpack
  • A universal travel adapter
  • A handy rain poncho
  • Luggage strap and tags for easy identification
  • A practical documents wallet to keep your essentials organized

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Andrew Baker

January 1, 2021

Our GoIrishTours experience on the Scottish Supreme Package was fantastic! The castles, especially St Andrews Castle & Cathedral and Stirling Castle, were awe-inspiring. The Loch Ness Cruise was a highlight. A must-do for anyone visiting Scotland!

Elizabeth Turner

July 15, 2019

A big shoutout to GoIrishTours for an amazing Scottish adventure! The Coach Tours- Scottish Supreme Package was a perfect choice. Glamis Castle and Edinburgh Castle were stunning, and the Traditional Afternoon Tea was a delightful treat.

Daniel Taylor

August 8, 2019

Absolutely loved every moment with GoIrishTours on the Scottish Supreme Package. The castles, especially Cawdor Castle and Stirling Castle, were breathtaking. The Loch Ness Cruise added a touch of adventure. A perfect trip!

Laura Smith

October 5, 2021

GoIrishTours made our Scotland trip truly special! The Coach Tours- Scottish Supreme Package was a perfect blend of history and beauty. St Andrews Castle & Cathedral and the Loch Ness Cruise were unforgettable. Can't recommend it enough!

Jonathan Harris

June 06, 2018

Our Scottish adventure with GoIrishTours was nothing short of amazing! The Scottish Supreme Package took us to incredible places like Stirling Castle and Loch Ness. The Traditional Afternoon Tea was a charming addition to the tour.