Highland Trail inspired by Outlander

Highland Trail inspired by Outlander


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Itinerary

Tour Itinerary

No need to touch the stones of Craigh na Dun to go back in time on this Outlander-inspired trail through the Scottish Highlands. Trace the footsteps of Claire and Jamie to the ancestral home of Clan Fraser and visit Doune Castle, the setting for Clan Mackenzie's Castle Leoch, and the charming village of Fife that featured in several Outlander scenes.

Day 1 - Arrive Edinburgh (3 Nights)
Welcome to Edinburgh and the start of your highland trail to discover more about the Outlander series and the characters in it. This evening, meet your companions and Travel Director at a Welcome Reception, for a true Scottish welcome with local specialties.Welcome Reception
Novotel City Centre

Day 2 - Edinburgh Sightseeing
Today enjoy the main sights with a Local Specialist including a visit to Edinburgh Castle, followed by a special Outlander walking tour where you will discover more places mentioned in the story. During free time perhaps explore the Royal Mile and pop into The World's End - one of the taverns mentioned in the novel.Full Breakfast

Day 3 - Outlander Film Location Excursion
This morning visit Blackness Castle - filming location for the infamous Fort William prison in Season 1. Cross the River Forth to Culross which was the location for the fictional village of Cranesmuir. See Claire's herb garden and Geillis Duncan's home in the beautifully preserved 16th century town centre.Full Breakfast

Day 4 - Edinburgh – Falkland Village – St. Andrews – Dundee
Travel through the Kingdom of Fife, arriving in the village of Falkland, stand-in for 1940s Inverness where Claire's story begins. Stop at the Covenanter Hotel which was Mrs Baird's B&B in the series. Continue to the historic town of St. Andrews the home of golf and Scotland's oldest university. Later arrive in the city of Dundee for an overnight stay and see the Tay Rail Bridge and RRS Discovery, Robert Falcon Scott's Antarctic exploration vessel.Full Breakfast
Apex City Quay

Day 5 - Dundee – Castle Fraser – Inverness
Today visit Castle Fraser, an atmospheric baronial castle dating back to the 15th century and ancestral home of the Fraser family. Explore the gardens and enjoy panoramic views from the round tower. Arrive later in the capital of the Highlands, Inverness.Full Breakfast
The Columba

Day 6 - Inverness – Culloden – Thurso (2 Nights)
This morning visit the poignant site of the Battle of Culloden where Bonnie Prince Charlie's Highlander army was defeated. The modern Visitor Centre brings to life what happened on the 16 April 1746 and how this brief 30-minute battle impacted Scottish history. Significantly this is also the event in Outlander which forces Claire and Jamie to say their goodbyes. Later consider taking a cruise along Loch Ness before making your way through scenic countryside to the most northerly town in mainland Scotland, Thurso. Enjoy dinner tonight at your hotel.Full Breakfast, Dinner
Royal

Day 7 - Orkney Islands Excursion
At John O'Groats, take the ferry across the Pentland Firth to the Orkney Island of South Ronaldsay. Orkney is home to the legend of the mythological creature the Scottish Selkie. This seal sheds its skin to walk on land disguised as a human and forms part of an important folk tale explained in Outlander. Stop in Skara Brae and look down the remains of this famous Neolithic village. Wander freely round the standing stones of Ring of Brodgar, before a final photo stop at Kirkwall cathedral and the ferry back to the mainland. Dine tonight at your hotel.Full Breakfast, Dinner

Day 8 - Thurso – Ullapool – Isle of Skye
Visit the quaint fishing town of Ullapool and see the herring port designed by Thomas Telford. Travel through lochs and glens and stop to view the impressive Eilean Donan Castle before crossing to the picturesque Isle of Skye. Hear tales of Flora MacDonald who was a Jacobite heroine and played a part in the escape of Bonnie Prince Charlie 'over the sea to Skye'. Dine tonight at your hotel.Full Breakfast, Dinner
Kings Arms

Day 9 - Isle of Skye – Ballachulish (2 Nights)
Leave the picturesque Isle of Skye on a ferry to Mallaig. Travel to Fort William via the impressive Glenfinnan Viaduct. At Fort William see Ben Nevis which is Britain's highest mountain. Arrive in Ballachulish for a relaxing two night stay.Full Breakfast
Ballachulish

Day 10 - Highland Folk Museum Excursion
Travel back in time with a visit to the Highland Folk Museum that was used as a film location during "Rent" the fifth episode of Season 1. Enjoy a Cultural Insight into Highland rural culture since the 18th century when you view the extensive collection of artefacts. Dine tonight at your hotel.Full Breakfast, Dinner

Day 11 - Ballachulish – Glencoe – Doune Castle – Stirling Castle – Bannockburn – Glasgow (2 Nights)
Travel through the breathtaking 'Glen of the Weeping' at Glencoe. Visit Doune Castle, the spectacular 14th century courtyard castle was the film location for Castle Leoch in the TV series. It was here that Claire was hosted by the Mackenzie Clan when she arrived in Scotland in 1743. Visit Stirling Castle which is a symbol of Scottish national pride. See the 'Stirling Heads' and visit the halls, chapels and bedrooms of this imposing castle. From the castle walls view the Wallace Monument - dedicated to Sir William Wallace and overlooking the battlefield of Stirling Bridge depicted in the 1995 film Braveheart. View the site of the Battle of Bannockburn before arriving in Glasgow.Full Breakfast
Holiday Inn Theatreland

Day 12 - Glasgow Orientation – Linlithgow Palace Excursion
This morning your orientation of Glasgow includes the magnificent St. Mungo's Cathedral film location in the second season for L'Hopital des Anges, the Parisian Hospital Claire volunteers at and puts her medicine knowledge to use. Then visit Linlithgow Palace, the stand in for the prison entrance and corridors of Wentworth Prison where Jamie was imprisoned in season 1. Later experience a memorable Be My Guest Farewell Lunch on a working Scottish farm.Full Breakfast, Be My Guest Dining

Day 13 - Depart Glasgow
Say a fond farewell to bonnie Scotland as your Highland Trail inspired by Outlander draws to a close. Transfers are available. Conditions apply.Full Breakfast

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Sightseeing Highlights

  • City tour in Edinburgh
  • Orientation of Dundee, Inverness, Orkney Islands, Glasgow and Stirling
  • See Ben Nevis, Loch Lomond and the Battlefield at Bannockburn
  • View Inverness Castle and Eilean Donan Castle
  • Visit Edinburgh Castle, 18th green at St. Andrews, the Culloden Battlefield, John O'Groats, Skara Brae, Ullapool, Isle of Skye, Glencoe, Newtonmore, Stirling Castle, St. Mungo's Cathedral and Linlithgow Palace.
  • Visit the filming locations for Fort William, 18th century Cranesmuir,1940s Inverness and Wentworth Prison.

Dining Highlights

  • 12 full breakfasts
  • 5 dinners
  • 1 lunch (Be My Guest)

First class travel Highlights

  • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Ferry to the Orkney Isles and return
  • Ferry from Skye to Mallaig
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • Hand-picked Insider Experiences
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver
  • Tickets are included for the world-famous Tattoo during the Edinburgh Festival
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • VIP entry to many sights

Hotel Info
Hotels in the Scottish Highlands and on the Isle of Skye are generally simpler establishments typical of the region. In July and August, accommodation on the Isle of Skye may be substituted with accommodation on the mainland. All sightseeing will remain the same as per the itinerary.

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Ratings based off 2248 reviews about Trafalgar Tours. Currently showing 15 reviews with comments only.
By Sofiya Z on Feb 12, 2017

The trip was about nature and history. It lacked any mention of art - at the least, architecture and sculpture. It would benefit if those topics were included.

By Maryellen D on Feb 05, 2017

The tour was spectacular. The Cooper Canyon was awesome and unbelievable. Our tour guide was well-experienced and knowledgeable. Our accommodations were the best. The local foods that we ate were very delicious.

By Dina B on Jan 28, 2017

Trafalgar is an excellent choice for traveling. I already did 2 European tours with them in 6 months and booked my third tour. They are professional and efficient. Traveling with Trafalgar saves time and money. The local experiences they provide make all the difference.

By Diana B on Jan 10, 2017

The tour was with AATKings/Trafalgar Tours. The Guide, Driver, Hotels, Meals, Tours were all excellent and I had a great time. Thanks!

By Ronnette B on Jan 07, 2017

The itinerary was absolutely within my expectations.

By Analisa J on Jan 06, 2017

Our travel consultant did an excellent job booking our trip. The flight, airport transfer, and the tour itself was far beyond our expectations.

By Dennis B on Jan 01, 2017

Everything that was stated came true but it was even better then what I expected.

By Sharon M on Dec 28, 2016

We loved this trip. We love using Trafalgar because the tour directors are great, the itinerary is well planned out, and they have experiences that are unique, like taking a ride on a horse-drawn wagon (the horse had jingle bells on) through a small town and stopping for pictures on a beautiful little bridge, and then the owner of the horses taking us to his home and providing us with a homemade lunch.

By Ben T on Dec 25, 2016

Everything was great in my trip to New Zealand's southern island, the scenery was certainly stunning! I had a good time, all the fellow travelers in the tour was very nice and friendly, and I have found some new friends there! New Zealand is a new country where air is very clean and people are honest and trustworthy welcoming tourists as well as foreigners with open arms. Next time I'd like to go back and see the Northern island of the country.

By Paul B on Dec 24, 2016

It's a trip worth taking, but not at all up to the descriptions provided by most travelers. So don't think your socks are going to get knocked off by the scenery seen from the train or the dizzying bridge heights. Maybe I'm jaded because I live in Wash. State and I've taken the Empire Builder (Amtrak) & the Rocky Mountaineer (Canada Rail). So, this trip had some "nice" scenery, and it was interesting to do some real switchbacks, but as for the train portion overall: "meh". Hard to get good camera shots if not on right side of train or unless you camped out (to the detriment of others) on the right side of the in-between sections of the train cars. The train condition was good, the restrooms were clean, and the food was OK. The accommodations on the trip were nice to very-nice, as was the food. You have to realize this is Mexico however -- if you're expecting USA quality throughout then you're going to be one of the complainers the rest of us have to put up with. The hotel on the rim of the canyon was especially nice, with incredible views. The tram ride (into the canyon) was also very scenic. Between the two, it made the trip very worthwhile. The Casas Grandes (Paquime) stop was also very interesting if you like archaeological stuff. Those two things (the canyon stay) & Paquime were kinda the only two things worth seeing on the trip. Not that the rest of it wasn't worth seeing at all -- it was. But those were really the only two stops of significance in my opinion. I'm glad I crossed this trip off my list, but I would not do it again nor recommend it except with the above caveats. This was my first trip with Trafalgar (I've done many other bus tours with other companies). I would recommend them, putting them on the same level as Globus.

By James W on Dec 23, 2016

Truly professional Tour Director and drivers made the tour memorable. Trafalgar always arrange first class hotel rooms.

By Linda T on Nov 25, 2016

The Trafalgar tour guide wasn\'t good as those we had in the past. The itinerary was a bit rushed, covering too great a distance in a short time.

By Randall B on Nov 22, 2016

I thought both Affordable Tours and Trafalgar did a great job. Would definitely travel with Trafalgar again and would definitely use Affordable Tours again.

By Catherine C on Nov 06, 2016

It was an awesome, organized, educational and a fun trip from Trafalgar. Folks were great. Thank you to our travel director who took care of the group\'s need and our driver for keeping us safe. It went beyond my expectation. Thank you!

By Carmen F on Oct 22, 2016

Just got back home from my 2016 Splendors of Italy vacations (10/22-11/03). The Travel Director was absolutely amazing, as well as our driver. They did everything to make our vacation an unforgettable experience. All local guides were excellent and very attentive. They took care of every detail so we just had to enjoy every second in Italy.


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