Spirit of Outlander Tour -Pod Abroad 2019
27th April 2019
£2999 per person
For a single supplement please contact us
Deposit £500 and is non refundable
The Spirit Journeys team in conjunction with The Outlander Podcast have prepared a special Outlander Scotland Tour. Join our 11-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, our tour combines Scotland’s ancient monuments, famous battlefields and traditions with its 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 2019 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 27: 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 at the Glasgow Grand Central Hotel.
April 28: Day at Leisure (B/-/-)
Spend this day at your leisure to recover from your flight before the excitement of the tour begins!
April 29 : Tour of Outlander sites Glasgow (B/-/-)
Today you will 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 – the University of Glasgow, Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum and Glasgow City Chambers.
April 30: 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 visiting those places you will travel to the Highland village of Pitlochry for an overnight stay at the Atholl Palace Hotel.
May 1: Tour of Outlander Sites (B/-/-)
After breakfast some free time for shopping before we leave for Dalwhinnie, the highest distillery in Scotland. Then onto 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 the Kingsmills Hotel. We will stay in Inverness for 3 nights.
May 2: 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. You will then enjoy afternoon tea at the historic Culloden House Hotel before driving back to Inverness.
May 3: 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 4: Travel back to Edinburgh Stopping at Various sites (B/-/-)
Following breakfast, you will travel back to Edinburgh. En route you will drop in at Aberdour Castle and Culross.
You will stay in Edinburgh at the Principle Charlotte Square for 3 nights on a B&B basis.
May 5: 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, Blackness Castle and Craigmillar Castle all featured in the filming of the series.
May 6: Tour of Edinburgh (B/-/D)
Today is for sightseeing in Edinburgh.
We will take you on a walking tour of the Royal Mile. Your guide will lead you into Edinburgh`s historic past where you will hear about the characters and events that shaped the city. Along the way, you will see St Giles Cathedral, a site of worship for over a thousand years, and The Mercat (market) Cross – a place of proclamations, punishments, and celebrations. You will also hear about the people who have lived in this ancient part of the city from the common man to the extraordinary who shaped our modern world – Adam Smith to John Knox or Robert Burns to Burke and Hare. Walking down towards the Palace of Holyroodhouse, Her Majesty the Queen`s official residence in Scotland.
Standing at the opposite end of Edinburgh`s historic Royal Mile from Edinburgh Castle, this fine palace is the home of the royal family in Scotland. At the Palace of Holyroodhouse, you can explore 14 magnificent historic and State Apartments, the romantic ruins of the 12th-century Holyrood Abbey and the remarkable royal gardens, all with a complimentary audio tour. Best known as the home of Mary, Queen of Scots, the Palace was the setting for many dramatic events in her short reign. In addition, the Queen`s Gallery at the Palace of Holyroodhouse hosts a continuous programme of changing exhibitions from the Royal Art Collection.
The evening is reserved for a Farewell Dinner at Hopetoun house – Surprises still to come !!!
May 7: 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