- Essential Information
- Accommodation on a Bed and Breakfast Basis
- Dinner where mentioned
- Expert English Speaking guide
- Entrances where mentioned
- Tips for tour guide and coach driver
- International air travel
- Tips other than mentioned above
- Items of a personal nature
- Anything not mentioned in the itinerary
May 17th – Arrive Glasgow (-/-/-)
Arrive in Glasgow at your own leisure today. The remainder of the day is free for you to explore Glasgow city centre.
You will spend 3 nights on a B&B basis in a central Glasgow hotel.
May 18th – Day at leisure (B/-/-)
Spend this day ay your leisure to recover from your flight before the excitement of the tour begins!
May 19th – Tour of Outlander sites in Glasgow (B/-/-)
Today we visit Pollok House and Gardens, both of which were featured as film sets for Outlander Seasons 1 and 2. Whilst there, you will have time to explore this extensive woodland garden area which was once voted the best park in Britain and Europe. You will then continue sightseeing the top attractions in Glasgow.
May 20th – Tour of Outlander sites (B/-/D)
Following breakfast, we will take you to explore some of the most recognisable Outlander sites. First on our list is Doune Castle which plays a leading role in the show, substituting for the fictional Castle Leoch and home to Colum Mackenzie and his clan in the 18th Century.
Next stops are Tullibardine, Drummond Castle Gardens and Tibbermore Church, famous for its amazing architecture and parks.
After we will stay overnight in the Highland village of Pitlochry.
May 21th- Tour of Outlander sites (B/-/D)
This morning is free to explore the village of Pitlochry followed by visits to some of the Outlander sites around Pitlochry and a visit to Blair Athol Distillery
May 22th – Tour of Outlander sites (B/-/-)
After breakfast we leave to travel North to Inverness. First stop is the Highland Folk Museum. The replicas of 18th century turf-roofed Highland crofts at the Highland Folk Museum in Newtonmore made the ideal choice for period scenes in Outlander, including when Dougal collects the rent.
If time and weather permits, we can visit the Sheep Dogs on route to Inverness
Our drive continues to the Highland Capital, the city of Inverness, where we will stay in a central hotel for 3 nights.
May 23th – Tour of Outlander sites (B/-/-)
Today is reserved for Culloden – the famous battlefield where the Jacobite uprising led by Bonnie Prince Charlie came to its tragic end – and Clava Cairns the 2000-year-old stone circles said to have inspired Diana Gabaldon to write Outlander. This is followed by afternoon tea at Culloden House Hotel.
May 24th – Cruise on Loch Ness (B/-/-)
Today we will take a cruise on the world-famous Loch Ness. On the day you will enjoy this memorable one-hour cruise from Dochgarroch locks along Loch Ness to Urquhart Castle. En route you can admire the breath-taking scenery around you and you never know, maybe there is a chance that you will spot the mysterious Nessie, the Loch Ness Monster. Upon your arrival at Urquhart Castle, enjoy a wander around these magnificent ruins and learn all about its historical background.
You will then travel to Wardlaw Mausoleun, the place where Lord Lovat, the “old fox” of the Jacobite Rebellion was believed to have been buried.
Back in Inverness you will have the rest of the day to enjoy at your leisure.
May 25th – Travel to Edinburgh (B/-/-)
Following breakfast, we will travel back to Edinburgh. En route we will visit Falkland and Culross.
You will stay in Edinburgh in a central hotel for 4 nights.
May 26th – Tour of Outlander sites (B/-/-)
Today you will explore various Outlander sites near Edinburgh. First on our list is Callander House then it is on to Midhope and Hopetoun House followed by Blackness Castle which all featured in the filming of Outlander.
May 27th – Tour of Edinburgh (B/-/D)
We start today at the most distinctive of Edinburgh’s many historic buildings, Edinburgh Castle, set strikingly on top of volcanic rock. You will have time to explore this magnificent castle before embarking on an Outlander themed guided walk down the Royal Mile which extends downhill to Holyrood Palace, the Queens official residence in Scotland.
En route you will hear about the history of this famous street and of the shaping of the city of Edinburgh over the centuries. Be prepared for some stories that will make your hair stand on end, and others that will have you laughing and even crying! You will also hear about Jacobite connections and, of course we will be stopping at key locations used in Series 3.
When we reach the foot of the Royal Mile you can use your free time to explore more of the captivating city or prepare for your finale evening on the Royal Yacht.
May 28th – Final day exploring Outlander sites (B/-/-)
Final day of exploring Outlander sites. Today we will visit Preston Mills, Craigmillar Castle and Glencorse.
May 29th – Depart for home (B/-/-)
The time has gone, and the tour is finished. We hope that you have had a fantastic time and we look forward to welcoming you to Scotland again soon!
Why not stay for an optional night(s) to explore our capital city on your own before returning home. (please contact us for a quote to extend your stay)
Turas math Dhuibh! Have a good journey!
More about Scotland
Outside the ancient and beautiful UNESCO World heritage capital city, Edinburgh, and other urban centres like Glasgow, once home to the largest shipping industry in the world but now a lively city of art, culture, great dining and bars, the visitor is entranced by mountains glistening with the silver threads of icy rivers and waterfalls tumbling from highlands to lowlands. Here you’ll find villages with stations where you need to put your hand out to request that a train stops and then suddenly, around the next mountain corner, a landscape peppered with gleaming lochs and expansive vistas.
Scotland has some of the last significant wilderness areas left in Western Europe. Here you can see golden eagles soar above the lochs and mountains of the northern Highlands, watch minke whales off the coast of Mull and spot otters tumbling in the kelp along the shores of the Outer Hebrides.
Scotland is also an adventure playground: you can tramp the sub-arctic tundra plateau of the Cairngorms, sea kayak among the seal-haunted mystic isles of the Outer Hebrides, mountain bike on world-class trails near Scotland’s highest mountain, trek along the valley or mountain trails and balance along tightrope narrow ridges between the peaks of the great Cuillins on Skye or take a speedboat ride into the legendary white water of the Corryvreckan whirlpool.
Scotland is a land with a rich and multilayered history. A place where every corner of the landscape is steeped in the past. A deserted croft on an island shore is a testament to generations past.
More about this tour
Further details for Outlander Pod Abroad 2022
Tour/Cruise including overnight stay
Must be able to walk a mile at a reasonable pace.