Outlander Trail

Relive the tragic battles, death-defying escapes, and sentimental moments of Outlander. Visit towns that are virtually unchanged since the 16th century, wander through ancient battlefields, and visit some of Scotland’s most hidden-away castles.

Outlander Trail

Relive the tragic battles, death-defying escapes, and sentimental moments of Outlander. Visit towns that are virtually unchanged since the 16th century, wander through ancient battlefields, and visit some of Scotland’s most hidden-away castles.

Tour Highlights

  • Sightseeing including Clava Cairns, Doune Castle, Loch Ness, Glen Affric, Culloden, Culross, Falkland, Midhope Castle, and Glencoe.
  • Small groups up to 16 passengers.

Outlander Trail Tour Includes

  • Five (5) nights accommodations; two (2) nights in Edinburgh, two (2) nights Inverness and one (1) night in Ft. William (choice of BB or 3 * Hotel in Inverness and Ft. William. In Edinburgh, hotels will be pre-booked and ranging from 3-4* depending on availability).
  • Breakfast daily (except for morning of arrival).
  • Arrival and departure transfers in Edinburgh.
  • Your very own "Gabaldon" enthused driver.
  • All service charges and hotel taxes.

Additional Notes

The program is subject to change. We will endeavor to include as many of the filming locations as possible, as these are made public over the coming months. We are currently not able to include a visit at the Cumbernauld Studios. Please note that children under the age of 18 are not allowed on this tour.

Please Note Baggage Restriction: Due to size of coach luggage is restricted to 14kg (31lbs) per person on this tour - similar to an airline carry-on bag (approximately 55cm X 45cm X 25cm/22cm X 17inches) plus one small personal item


Itinerary

Day 01: Edinburgh

Arrive Edinburgh. Transfer to your hotel is included. You are free to enjoy this beautiful city on your own. (Please note: hotel check-in is generally between 2 pm and 4 pm. If you are arriving into Edinburgh early - the hotel will be happy to hold your luggage until your room is ready).

Day 02: Edinburgh - Touring begins

Make your way to the Edinburgh departure point for 8:45 am (If you booked a departure point transfer at time of booking, your driver will collect you as noted on your voucher). Depart Edinburgh at 9 am. Leaving Edinburgh, we follow the trail of some of the film best known locations featured in the Outlander TV Series. Heading north to Inverness, our first visit will be the charming village of Culross, the fictional village of Cranesmuir and the home of Geillis Duncan and her ill-fated husband Arthur. Exploring the town’s cobbled streets is like taking a step back in time. Look carefully and you may even find Claire’s herb garden behind the impressive, historic Culross Palace. We continue to the small town of Falkland to revisit one of the first scenes of the show, where Falkland substitutes for 1940s Inverness. See if you can recognize the familiar sights such as Mrs. Baird’s Guesthouses (The Covenanter Hotel) and the Bruce Fountain, where Claire sees the ghost of Jamie. In the early afternoon, we stop at the Newtonmore Highland Folk Museum, which houses replicas of 18th century turf roofed Highland crofts, making it a perfect choice for the period scenes. Heading north again, we pass Aviemore, where you may recognize the stunning hilly and wooded area of Tulloch Ghru, which appears during the journey Claire takes with Jamie and the Highlanders from Craighna Dun to Castle Leoch. Arriving in Inverness later that afternoon, you are brought to your pre-booked accommodations.

Day 03: Inverness

Our day starts by visiting majestic Glen Affric, one of Scotland’s most breathtaking Glens of lochs and mountains that are surrounded on all sides by the stunning Caledonian pine forest. This is a big Scottish countryside, ideal for our Jamie to hide! In the afternoon, we visit Culloden, which plays such an important role in Scottish history and the Outlander books. It’s at the Culloden Battlefield where Claire and Jamie said their tearful goodbyes, before Jamie joined the Jacobite army to fight for the Stuarts. We have the opportunity to explore the visitor center and site and pay tribute to those who lost their lives at the last battle fought on British soil. Later, you take a short drive to the ancient standing stones at Clava Cairns, which could have given ‘Herself’ the inspiration for Craigh na Dun. We return back to Inverness, with time to explore the town and enjoy the city for another evening.

Day 04: Ft. William

A short drive this morning will take us to Beauly, the site of Beauly Priory and the tomb of Lord Lovat, in the heart of Clan Fraser lands. Beauly priory is a beautiful 13th century ruin and, according to Diana Gabaldon’s book, is where the Lovat Frasers are buried. From here, we continue to Castle Leod, seat of the Clan Mackenzie, where we have the opportunity to enjoy a relaxing walk in the grounds while your guide tells you some of the history of the Clan and Castle. The Castle has a striking resemblance to how Diana Gabaldon has described Castle Leoch, however, she had never heard of the castle prior to writing Outlander. In the afternoon, we have the opportunity to sample ‘The Water of Life’ with a whisky distillery tour and tasting. There might even be time to look out for the Waterhorse at Loch Garve! We then continue along the entire length of Loch Ness with another opportunity for some monster spotting before arriving in Fort William for our overnight stop.

Day 05: Edinburgh

We travel to Glenfinnan this morning to visit the monument, which commemorates the beginning of the last Jacobite rising. It stands framed amid typically spectacular Highland scenery, at the head of Loch Shiel, with sweeping glens as a backdrop. We continue through magnificent Glencoe, one of Scotland’s most famous and scenic glens. From here, we cross the rugged Trossachs area and onto Doune Castle near Stirling. The castle, which is in extensive ruin, was featured as Castle Leoch in the TV program, home to Colum MacKenzie and his clan in the 18th century episodes. We return to Edinburgh later that afternoon, with a photo stop at Blackness Castle on the banks of the Firth of Forth. The tour ends at approximately 7 pm. Make your own way independently back to your pre-booked hotel.

Day 06: Edinburgh - Home

After breakfast, transfer from your hotel to the Airport for your return flight to the US.

Rates & Hotels

2020 Dates & Prices (Click Date to Book)
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Apr 23  (Sold Out)   $1109
Apr 30  (Sold Out)   $1109
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May 19  (Sold Out)   $1109
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May 26  (Sold Out)   $1109
May 28  (Sold Out)   $1129
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Aug 04  (Sold Out)   $1599
Aug 06  (Sold Out)   $1599
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2020 Dates & Prices (Click Date to Book)
Dates Land Only
  $1149
  $1219
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Apr 23  (Sold Out)   $1219
Apr 30  (Sold Out)   $1219
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May 19  (Sold Out)   $1219
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May 26  (Sold Out)   $1219
May 28  (Sold Out)   $1239
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Aug 04  (Sold Out)   $1699
Aug 06  (Sold Out)   $1699
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Hotels/Plans Available for Departure Dates

Based on B&Bs while touring, plus 2 nights Edinburgh Hotel
Based on Hotels while touring, plus 2 nights Edinburgh Hotel

Tour Details

Your land package begins: / Your land package ends:

(As most International flights are overnight flights - please book air accordingly)

Flight Details


Accommodation Details

UK Hotel

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Pre and post nights booked at a mid-level hotel [more]

Accommodations booked by Rabbies UK

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Depending on package booked, accommodations can be BB/Guesthomes, 3* Hotels/Inns (and some packages may include 4* Hotels) [more]

Pricing

Your tour land price is per person based on two (2) people sharing a twin or double room. When a single room is booked, a single supplement will apply. There are no triple rooms for this tour.

Children under 18 years are not allowed on this tour.

This tour does not include:

  • Items not noted on itinerary
  • Lunches
  • Dinners
  • Tips to driver/guide

Airfare

Airfare is additional. Once you select your date, you will be given the opportunity to search our system for the best available airfare from your home city. The dates shown will be the start/end date of your tour. However, you can alter these dates to arrive earlier or extend your stay as needed.

Our system will search for the best possible airfare during your booking process. Note: airfare cannot be booked sooner than eleven (11) months from the date of departure.

Departures & Transfers

Departure date is the date the tour starts in Edinburgh. Please book your air one day before to accommodate overnight flights.

Tour Guarantee

Although our UK tours are guaranteed with a minimum of 2 passengers, it does not mean a date is guaranteed until we check with the Edinburgh office. Although we get regular updates, a tour can sell out and we may not yet have it noted above. We must first advise of a guarantee before airfare is booked and ticketed. Thank you.