Outlander Immersion - 7 nights - May 31, 2015 *** Sold Out! ***
The Scotland of Jamie & Claire (small group Outlander Tour - 7 people maximum)
Day 0 - EdinburghArrive Edinburgh and transfer to your pre-booked accommodations. Spend your day independently exploring Edinburgh on your own and getting adjusted to the time change. Overnight in Edinburgh.
Day 1 - Journey begins - Film locations for Inverness and Castle LeochAfter a good nights 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 which was renamed Dalneigh Parish Church for the film and wander around the area surrounding the Bruce Fountain. 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. Next we'll travel through the Trossachs to the historic village of Killin. Overnight in Killin. Hotel: The Courie Inn
Day 2 - The TV location of 'Rent', Culloden Battlefield, and Clava Cairns Standing StonesFrom Killin to Loch Rannoch (which looks like where Claire recited the poem in the tv series) and then 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
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
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
Day 5 - The castle used for Fort William, the film location for Cranesmuir and a Costume ShopEn route back to Edinburgh we'll visit the charming Royal Burgh of Culross. This was the film location for Gellis Duncan's Cranesmuir. 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. Finally stop and pick up our period costumes for wearing the next day, then continue your journey toward Edinburgh.
Day 6 - Edinburgh - Dinner & DancingToday after a guided walking tour of the Royal Mile including the World's End, White Horse Close and Holyrood, enjoy the rest of the day at leisure to explore the capital city on your own wearing clothes that Jamie and Claire might have worn. This evening, take part in a traditional Scottish Night, with food, song and dance all in the traditions of Scotland.
Day 7 - Edinburgh - End of TourThis morning transfer to the airport for your flight home (or you may choose to extend your stay and see more of Scotland).
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.