Outlander Immersion Tours!

It doesn't have to end...
Immerse yourself in the Scotland of Jamie and Claire.

Outlander Immersion - 7 nights - October 8th, 2015
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The Scotland of Jamie & Claire (small group Outlander Tour - 7 people maximum)

How is this tour different than other tours out there?
1) Gwyllyn the Bard. An evening entertainment with songs, stories about Scottish history, Jacobites, plus his work on the Outlander set.
2) The pace. This tour has been designed to be more moderately paced than other tours.
3) The size. With only 7 people maximum, that means that you won't have a multitude of people pouring out of a bus at Clava Cairns or Glen Affric where it is nice to have a bit of peace when you're trying to go back through the stones or see if you can spot Jamie and Claire in the woods. (But watch out for Black Jack - you wouldn't want him coming up behind you!)
It also means we have more flexibility. We can make some adjustments to the tour based on the desires of those on the tour.
And we can stay at smaller inns or B&Bs who can serve delicious breakfasts.
4) Hugh Allison. Hugh is recommended by Diana herself and has been guiding Outlander tours for years and he is familiar with the TV series also.
On her website, Diana says her tour with Hugh Allison was the highlight of their trip.

5) And finally, me. I am an Outlander fan just like the rest of you. I am active on twitter. I join the seminars with Alastair of Storywonk.com. I've read all of the Outlander books (well 1/2 way through MOBY). I create individual blogs for each of the tours so you can get to know each other before the tour. And I have traveled - a lot - including a recent trip to Scotland to check out all of these places. So I can give you general tips on travel as well as tips on Scotland (and Ireland) specifically.

  • Day 0 - Edinburgh

    Arrive Edinburgh and transfer to your pre-booked accommodations. Spend your day independently exploring Edinburgh on your own and getting adjusted to the time change. Gwyllyn the Bard will entertain you at the Arthur Conon Doyle Centre with songs, stories about Scottish history, plus his work on the Outlander set. Overnight in Edinburgh.

    Hotel: Edinburgh City Hotel
  • Day 1 - Journey begins - Film locations for Inverness and Castle Leoch

    After a good night's sleep and a full breakfast, travel to Falkland the village that was used for Inverness in the Starz TV Series "Outlander". Stop at the Covenanter Hotel and recall the hanging sign for "Mrs Baird's Guesthouse, est. 1865". Walk around the town and see the Falkland Parish Church and wander around the area surrounding the Bruce Fountain where Frank saw the ghost. Continue on to Doune Castle, the film location for Castle Leoch with plenty of time to look around and listen to the interesting audio guide as well as time to take loads of pictures. Continue on to to Loch Rannoch which looks like where Claire recited the poem in the tv series. Overnight in Pitlochry.

    B&B: Wellwood House
  • Day 2 - The TV location of 'Rent', Culloden Battlefield, and Clava Cairns Standing Stones

    Today we will journey to the 18th century village where 'Rent' was filmed and you'll be able to see the hut where Dougal ripped Jamie's shirt down the back in the TV episode of Outlander. Lunch on your own possibly at the Glen Hotel. On to Culloden Battlefield for a exploration of the new visitor's center and a walk around the (paved) moors to see the Fraser clan stone and the memorial for all clans. Next stop is Clava Cairns. This is the location that has a split stone like the one in the Outlander book that Claire went through. It also has a large single stone like the one that Claire put her hands on in the TV series. (Possibly a stop at Culloden House). Overnight in Inverness, the city that Clarie was looking for but couldn't see the lights of the city in 1743. Back to Inverness for the night.

    Hotel: Palace Hotel & Spa
  • Day 3 - Beauly & Beauly Priory, and 'Lallybroch'

    Travel through the scenic highlands to Glen Affric. A walk through this glen will take you into the remains of the Great Caledonian Pine Forest where Jamie and Claire wandered after their wedding. Next visit Beauly the seat of Clan Fraser and Beauly Priory where Claire liked to go for solitude. Then stop for lunch at the Storehouse of Foulis (a fully restored 18th century storehouse). Then there will possibly be some walking at Reelig Glen which looks like where Jamie fell off his horse. We'll finish the day at 'Lallybroch' for afternoon tea and weapons presentation. Back to Inverness for the night.

    Hotel: Palace Hotel & Spa
  • Day 4 - Loch Ness, Ferry to Skye, 2 Brochs and 'St Kilda'

    Begin with a drive down the shores of Loch Ness, where, in the book, Claire saw the Water Creature. Photostop at Urquhart Castle. Then it is west through Dundreggan, where, in the book, the story is told of the Farmer whose wife is stolen by the Fairies. As we reach the West Coast we visit the ruined chapel that Diana used as her inspiration for the Church of St Kilda. Then it is over Mam Ratagan Pass to see two of the best-preserved Brochs on the Scottish mainland. From Glenelg we will take the charming community ferry to the mystical Isle of Skye, and will hear some of the tales of the fairies that are said to inhabit that island. Returning to the mainland by bridge, our return to Inverness will take us along the shores of Loch Garve known from Outlander as the home of the water kelpie. Back to Inverness for the night.

    Hotel: Palace Hotel & Spa
  • Day 5 - The castle used for Fort William, the film location for Cranesmuir and a Costume Shop

    En route back to Edinburgh we'll visit the charming Royal Burgh of Culross. This was the film location for Gellis Duncan's Cranesmuir in the TV version of Outlander. Culross is a fascinating example of a town that time has forgotten. The Town House was built in 1626 and was the administrative centre of Culross with a tollbooth and witches prison. Next stop will be Blackness Castle which stands in for Fort William in the TV version of Outlander. Overnight in Edinburgh.

    B&B: Barony House
  • Day 6 - Edinburgh - Royal Mile Guided Tour wearing Period Costumes

    In the morning we will be going to a costume shop to be outfitted with our period costumes for wearing on a guided walking tour of the Royal Mile. Our fabulous tour guide, Hugh, will lead the tour down the Royal Mile pointing out all the places from Outlander including the World's End, White Horse Close and Holyrood wearing the clothes Jamie and Claire might have worn. Overnight in Edinburgh.

    B&B: Barony House
  • Day 7 - Edinburgh - End of Tour

    This morning transfer to the airport for your flight home (or you may choose to extend your stay and see more of Scotland).
  • Hugh Allison the Outlander expert tour guide from Inverness Tours.
  • All Accommodations are included plus a full Scottish Breakfast each day except the first day.
  • On the final day in Edinburgh, we will have period costumes to wear around the city.
  • The price for this tour is $2154 per person double occupancy for land only, $621 single supplement. Prices are subject to change until booked.
  • There is a $500 deposit per person due when the tour is booked.

Hugh and I have worked together to design this tour and we will strive to see all of the places in the list above but they are subject to change dependent on weather and availability and what we may see in upcoming episodes.