Spirit of Outlander Tour -Pod Abroad 2021
30th April 2021
Deposit £500 and is non refundable but can be paid in installments but the deposit must be paid in full by 31st MARCH 2020.
The Spirit Journeys team in conjunction with The Outlander Podcast have prepared a special Outlander Scotland Tour. Join our 12-day tour, visit locations where your favorite Outlander scenes were filmed, sense the exciting spirit of past times and travel to those special locations that all Outlander fans must visit.
This special Outlander Scotland tour has the elements to make this an amazing journey for every Outlander Fan. Inspired by Diana Gabaldon’s thrilling Outlander series, this tour combines Scotland’s historic monuments, famous battlefields, wild landscapes, seascapes and islands, and throws in plenty of legendary myths, folklore and unearthed gems – as well as a surprise or two!
Scotland has a spirit of its own, and you will find this spirit evident wherever you go, from Glasgow to Edinburgh, from Highlands to islands. Whether you are an Outlander fan or not, on this Pod Abroad 2021 Outlander Tour, we guarantee you will be inspired and enthralled, amazed and awestruck, and that you’ll fall in love with our beautiful country.
Read more in our blog about what makes Scotland special here
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||Flights available on request – please contact us for a quote including flights|
|INCLUDED||Accommodation as per tailor itinerary|
Meal Plan as per tailored itinerary; [B: Bed & Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner]
Tour guide for full duration of tour
Speakers fee and transport and accommodation tips
|NOT INCLUDED||Expenses of personal nature like, laundry, telephone / fax calls, alcoholic beverages, camera / video camera fee at all monuments, medical expenses, airport departure taxes, etc.;|
Meals other than those specified in the package
International and domestic air-fares
Visa if required
Any other services not mentioned in the inclusions;
|Single room||On Request – Please contact us for prices|
April 30: 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 1: Day at Leisure (B/-/-)
Spend this day at your leisure to recover from your flight before the excitement of the tour begins!
May 2 : Tour of Outlander sites Glasgow (B/-/-)
Today we visit Pollok House and Gardens, both of which were featured as film sets for Outlander Seasons 1 and 2. While there, you will have time to explore this extensive woodland garden area – it was once voted the best park in Britain and Europe. You will then continue with sightseeing at the top attractions in Glasgow.
May 3: Tour of Outlander sites (B/-/D)
Following breakfast, we will take you to explore some of the most recognizable 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 at the Highland village of Pitlochry at the Atholl Palace Hotel.
May 4: Tour of Outlander Sites (B/-/D)
Morning is free to explore the village of Pitlochry followed by visits to some of the Outlander sites around Pitlochry.
May 5: Tour of Outlander Sites (B/-/-)
After breakfast we leave to travel North to Inverness. First stop the Highland Folk Museum. 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. Our drive continues to the Highland Capital, the City of Inverness, where we will stay in a town centre Inverness Hotel. We will stay in Inverness for 3 nights.
May 6: 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 that are said to have inspired Diana Gabaldon to write Outlander.
May 7: 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 breathtaking scenery around you and watch the deep dark water of the world famous Loch Ness – you never know, maybe there`s a chance you will spot the mysterious Nessie, the Loch Ness Monster. Upon your arrival at Urquhart Castle, wander around these magnificent ruins, learn about its historical background and enjoy the vista that is Loch Ness. You will then travel to Wardlaw Mausoleum, 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 remainder of the day to enjoy at your leisure.
May 8: Travel back to Edinburgh Stopping at Various sites (B/-/-)
Following breakfast, you will travel back to Edinburgh. En route you will visit Aberdour Castle and Culross.
You will stay in Edinburgh in a Central hotel for 3 nights on a B&B basis.
May 9: Visit to 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 then Blackness Castle all featured in the filming of the series.
May 10: 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 a 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 Queen’s 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 to make your hair stand on end, and others which will have you laughing or even crying. You’ll also hear about Jacobite connections and, of course, we’ll be stopping of at some of the key locations used in Series 3.
When we reach the foot of the Royal Mile, or you can use your free time to explore more of this captivating city or prepare for a finale evening on the Royal Yacht.
May 11: Depart for home (B/-/-)
Final day of exploring Outlander sites. Today we will visit Preston Mill, Craigmiller and Glencorse.
May 12: Depart for home (B/-/-)
The time has gone and the tour is finished. We hope you had a fantastic time and looking forward to welcoming you to Scotland again. 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)
We strongly recommend the purchase of travel insurance
Rooms at hotels are available only from 14:00 on arrival day till 12:00 on departure date. A supplement will be added if early check-in or late check-out is desired
Copy of passport
Some tours are subject to fitness and weather so it maybe necessary to change some visits around