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Outlander | 8 Day Self-Drive

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January — December

Follow "Sassanach" through the Scottish Highlands Not only is Outlander filmed in Scotland but almost everything the books and show are based on can be found there too.

While Craigh na Dun, Castle Leoch, and other part of the show are figments of author Diana Gabaldon's incredible imagination, they are inspired by locations in the Scottish Highlands.

You will also get to go back in time like Claire and experience a world that you didn't think could exist - including Inverness (both in the show and in real life) and some of the most jaw-droppingly beautiful scenery you will ever see.

Even if you don't watch the show or only have a passing interest, this tour allows you to see so much of Scotland's uniqueness, its myths and legends, romantic landscapes, castles, and intriguing history that you will never want to leave.

Day 1: Arrive & Stay in Glasgow

Today you will explore the here-and-now before you travel back in time on this Outlander inspired tour. There is no better place to start than Glasgow’s George Square. The historic George Square in Glasgow was turned into a 1940s set to film Frank's spontaneous proposal to Claire in the Outlander series. Overnight in Glasgow

Day 2: Loch Awe & Oban

You can take an optional twenty minute detour to Pollok Country Park. It plays host to the scene where Claire searches for medicines and herbs to treat the ill in the show. It also doubles as the grounds surrounding the fictional Castle Leoch. Travel across the mountains to Inveraray Castle. Stop off at Kilchurn Castle on the shores of Loch Awe. Overnight in Oban

Day 3: Glencoe & Urquhart Castle

The most direct route to Inverness will take you through Glencoe towards Fort William. You may not be able to enjoy it from horseback, as the newly-wed Claire and Jamie did after their wedding, but you can admire scenic landscapes and great wildlife along the way.

Keep an eye out for the legendary and elusive Loch Ness Monster - referred to as the water horse in the novel. You will witness the magnificent ruins of Urquhart Castle. You can also take in the nearby village of Beauly. It's associated with Clan Fraser of Lovat from whom Jamie descends. Here, you can also visit the tranquil ruins of Beauly Priory where Claire meets Maisri the seer. Overnight in Inverness

Day 4: Culloden Battlefield & "Craigh na Dun"

Roam the streets of Inverness where Claire's adventure begins while on her second honeymoon with Frank. You can venture beyond Inverness in search of the mysterious Craigh na Dun. After some lunch it’s time to visit the Battle of Culloden. Visit this eerie but atmospheric site where many clans, including the Frasers and MacKenzies, fought in the 1745 Jacobite Rising alongside Bonnie Prince Charlie. In the evening you can take a tour of Tomatin Distillery on the outskirts of Inverness. Overnight in Inverness

Day 5: MacKenzie Village & Edinburgh

You will have a notable Outlander filming location to see today. This is the Highland Folk Museum which doubled as a Mackenzie village during season one. You will arrive in Edinburgh in the early evening. Overnight in Edinburgh

Day 6: Stirling Castle & "Castle Leoch"

Travel about an hour north of the city to Doune Castle. The stunning Doune Castle, near Stirling, plays a leading role in the show substituting for the fictional Castle Leoch – home to Colum MacKenzie and his clan in the 18th century episodes.

As you make your way back towards Edinburgh you might like to stop-off in the town of Culross in Fife. Behind the impressive historic Culross Palace is where you can find the gorgeous herb garden that Claire works.

Visit the town of Falkland in Fife. Here you may recognize the familiar cozy look of Mrs. Baird's Guesthouse in The Covenanter Hotel, stand by the Bruce Fountain where Frank witnesses the ghost of Jamie looking up at Claire in the first episode, Campbell's Coffee Shop is just across the road, or further down the street is Fayre Earth Gift Shop which stood in for Farrell's Hardware and Furniture Store. Overnight in Edinburgh

Day 7: Royal Mile & Edinburgh Castle

Today you can explore Edinburgh by foot. See the bustling Princes Street and the gracious, wide streets of the 200-year-old Georgian New Town. Walk along part of the Royal Mile where compact medieval houses reach 11 floors tall. Enjoy your last evening in Scotland and have a Scottish Whiskey to celebrate the ultimate Outlander experience. Overnight in Edinburgh 

Day 8: Return Home

Make your way to the airport in plenty of time for your flight home.

Contact details

Crystal Travel & Tours
100 Spring St
Boston
Massachusetts
USA
02132
Starting
Glasgow Airport
Length
8
Days
Transport
Air Driver guide Self drive
Type
Bespoke Private
Languages
English
Themes
Castles City Food and drink History Landscapes

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Tour company information

Crystal Travel & Tours

Crystal Travel & Tours is a tour operator based in Boston specializing in custom vacations to Scotland and Ireland. A family-owned business, Crystal Travel was founded in 1985 by Jim & Teresa Kelly and since that humble beginning it has grown into a trusted resource that has helped tens of thousands of people better enjoy their travel.

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Mon - Fri | 8am - 6pm
Sat | 9am - 5pm

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