Outlander is a worldwide hit TV series which tells the story of Claire who travels through a standing stone from the 1940’s to the 1740’s right into the middle of the Jacobite Rebellion. Claire meets her husband to be Jamie and the sparks fly from the start. On this tour we will visit some of the filming locations for the series.
From $546 per group
Covid-19 safety measures
A private, guided, small group tour is undoubtedly one of the safest ways to travel in these uncertain times. We have reacted to the current outbreak to ensure our guests are kept safe while still getting the opportunity to explore our fantastic country in the luxury and comfort of our private guided tours. Below are a list of the actions and extra precautions we have taken to ensure the safety and comfort of all of our guests.
Vehicle Hygiene: Our vehicle has always been washed before and after any trip but we have now added disinfecting the vehicle internally and externally as part of this cleaning process. Guests will be asked to use hand sanitiser each time they enter the vehicle during the tour.
Guest Care: Guests will be provided with personal hand sanitiser sprays and individually wrapped face masks for use in the more congested areas outside of the bus.
Temperature Checks: Our driver will check all guests at the point of pick up with a hand held temperature scanner. Any guests showing signs of a fever will unfortunately be refused entry to the bus. In the event that this results in a cancellation of the tour then a full refund will be provided.
Maintaining Our Bubble: Our vehicle is equipped with fold down tables and chairs, and so we can enjoy any pit stops while reducing the risk of external contamination. Additionally, our provision of snacks and hot and cold drinks throughout the tour will reduce external contact. Packed lunches can also be provided for a small additional charge.
Cancellation Policy: To provide peace of mind for all of our guests we have introduced a temporary no quibble full refund for any tour cancellation due to COVID concerns. We ask any guests who show symptoms to follow the government’s advice at that time but also to cancel the tour with as much notice as possible. Tours cancelled with no notice will be charged expenses for travel to and from the point of pick up.
Good to Go Certificate: Designer Tour Scotland have been certified good to go in partnership with the tourist organizations of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. This certificate will be available to view in the vehicle.
We will start the day in South Queensferry to visit 2 locations, Hopetoun House and Midhope Castle residence for the Duke of Sandringham and Jamie’s home Lallybroch then on to Blackness Castle, just outside Bo’ness. You will see how this castle was depicted in the TV series, but we will also discuss the real history of the castle. From there we will move to Linlithgow Palace where Jamie is imprisoned in the TV series. Linlithgow Palace was the residence of many royals including Mary Queen of Scots.
From Linlithgow, we will drive into Falkirk and visit Callander House where the Duke of Sandringham met his demise. From Falkirk, we will head into Stirlingshire to visit Doune Castle (Castle Leoch). Doune castle was not only used for Outlander but was also used for filming Monty Python and the Holy Grail and Game of Thrones.
From Doune, we will head back East towards the Kingdom of Fife. Here we will visit the village of Culross. This beautiful village is trapped in time with its old cobbled streets and colourful buildings.
If you want to get in about the castles etc this will probably be all we will have time for, but if you just want to get a quick feel for them and move on then we can add other filming locations to this tour. We can adapt the tour on the day as requested.