Outlander 5-Day Tour
Discover history and romance on the Outlander 5-Day Tour. Join other diehard fans of the TV series on this luxury journey around Scotland.
While Scotland is not a particularly big country, it is jam-packed full of unique and stunning landscapes and monuments to history. Many of these have featured throughout the run of the Outlander TV series. The country’s castles and stately homes have become iconic filming locations and the sites of dramatic storylines. While the verdant glens and highlands have been the settings of fierce battles and intense love stories.
This tour is only available on two occasions in 2020: May 18-22 and Sep 7-11 and two in 2021: May 24-28 and Sep 6-10. We suggest that you book well in advance.
Now, with the 5 Day Outlander Tour, you have the opportunity to see these sites.
All of these sites! Whether it’s a towering fortress or a humble village, the guides of the 5 Day Outlander Tour are sure to bring you there. They have worked hard to organise a journey that covers all that Scotland has to offer. Combining filming location visits with luxury accommodation, they make sure to leave no Outlander fan wanting. For experience or comfort!
Instead of merely driving guests from one location to another, our guides will join you into the locations and share a wealth of knowledge about the sites and the TV series. We work closely with all visited sites to ensure the entire tour is an experience you will never forget.
Day 1 begins with a walk along Edinburgh’s Royal Mile.
On this morning jaunt, you are sure to see a number of buildings that feature throughout the TV series. Some of which are Jamie’s print shop and the World’s End Pub.
Then you’ll head out of the city to visit some historic buildings that play an important role in Outlander. First is Blackness Castle, the huge fortress that doubles as Fort William. From there you’ll see Linlithgow Palace (Wentworth Prison) and the nearby St. Michael’s Church.
The first day ends with some free time in the Burgh of Linlithgow and then an evening meal and mixer back at the luxury cottage accommodation.
On Day 2, you’ll explore villages and buildings that were transformed for the TV series.
The are Falkland, a stand-in for Inverness, Dysart, which doubles as Le Havre in Normandy, and Culross, recognisable as the fictional village Cranesmuir. After this, you will visit the sprawling Hopetoun Estate. Here you’ll see Midhope Castle (Lallybroch) and Hopetoun House (the residence of the Duke of Sandringham).
That night you’ll be treated to a traditional Scottish meal in Linlithgow.
Day 3 takes in some important landmarks of Scotland’s history.
First stop is the Highland Folk Museum. This reconstructed 18th-century village will transport you back to the Scotland of yesteryear. It was also the location of many scenes throughout Season 1 of Outlander.
Next, you’ll get to explore the real-life battlefield at Culloden. This was the site of one of the most important battles of the Jacobite Risings. As you take in the significance of the area, you’ll be sure to find a gravestone marked ‘Clan Fraser’. This is in honour of the family that the character Jamie Fraser is said to be a part of.
Finally, you’ll visit the Clava Cairns. An ancient burial ground, this is the site where Clare travels back in time, kicking off the whole Outlander adventure.
Day 4 brings you to a number of significant Outlander locations.
These include Doune Castle (Castle Leoch), Tibbermore Church (the site of the witch trials), Drummond Castle Gardens (the Palace of Versailles) and Tullibardine Chapel (where Rupert loses his eye). Amongst these, you will also make a stop at Deanston Distillery. Recognisable as Uncle Jared’s warehouse, it is also a purveyor of high-class whisky.
During your evening meal on this night, you’ll be treated to traditional Gaelic entertainment.
Day 5 takes in some high and low points from the TV series.
You’ll make a stop at Craigmillar Castle (Ardsmuir Prison) before celebrating love at Glencorse Kirk, where Clare and Jamie marry. Then it’s a trip to Rosslyn Chapel, recognisable from Season 1.
Day 5 ends with a trip to the Kelpies, before being dropped off back in Edinburgh.
The accommodation is a mixture of double and twin rooms (2 single beds). These are allocated according to need, but we would appreciate people being willing to share. In many cases, you will be sharing a bathroom with one other person.
Did you know…
… that we have had the great honour to take Diana Gabaldon – the famous author of The Outlander saga – together with a few lucky fans on a special tour to selected Outlander locations? The event was organised by VisitScotland in recognition of Diana’s contribution to Scottish tourism with her books and subsequent TV series.