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Highland Trail inspired by Outlander

13 Days 1 Country 8 Cities

Enjoy Scotland's stunning scenery in this trip inspired by Diane Gabaldon's hit series.

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13 Days 1 Country 8 Cities

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    • 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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      • 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.
      • Trip prices are per person, land only, based on double occupancy and reflect applicable discount. Discounts are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice.
      • Trip prices are correct at the time of the products going live, however are subject to confirmation at the time of booking. All trip information is correct at time of trips going live, however are subject to change - please confirm all details at time of booking.
      • For full terms and conditions, please refer to our Website Terms of Use page.
      • Twin-share option not available for trips to South America, Costa Rica, Mexico, Alaska, Hawaii or for any holiday & cruise combination, or in Asia and Eastern Mediterranean except Highlights of Turkey (without cruise) & Best of Turkey. It's also not available on Small Group trips.  Guided Vacations included in this restriction are Newfoundland and Labrador (DNLA) as well as Panama, the Canal & Beyond (LPAN).  
      • For trips that are part of our Guaranteed Room Share, please note that there is a no smoking policy in all shared rooms. Solo travel is not accepted on guided Family Experiences holidays unless travelling as part of a family group. 

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      About this trip

      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.


      Trip type: Special Interest

      Trip code: BHOD

      12 Nights

      accommodation

      18 Meals
      • 12 full breakfasts

      • 5 dinners

      • 1 lunch (Be My Guest)

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      What's Included

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        • 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


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 12 full breakfasts

        • 5 dinners

        • 1 lunch
          (Be My Guest)


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      Travel Highlights

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        • 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

        • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

        • VIP entry to many sights


        Airport Transfers

      • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


       

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      Your Itinerary

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      Arrive Edinburgh (3 Nights)

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      Edinburgh Sightseeing

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      Outlander Film Location Excursion

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      Edinburgh – Falkland Village – St. Andrews – Dundee

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      Dundee – Castle Fraser – Inverness

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      Inverness – Culloden – Thurso (2 Nights)

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      Orkney Islands Excursion

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      Thurso – Ullapool – Isle of Skye

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      Isle of Skye – Ballachulish (2 Nights)

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      Highland Folk Museum Excursion

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      Ballachulish – Glencoe – Doune Castle – Stirling Castle – Bannockburn – Glasgow (2 Nights)

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      Glasgow Orientation – Linlithgow Palace Excursion

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      Depart Glasgow

      Day 1

      Arrive Edinburgh (3 Nights) Day 1 - Arrive Edinburgh (3 Nights)

      A captivating tale of Redcoats and rugged Highlanders is revealed on this Outlander-inspired jaunt through the dramatic landscapes of Scotland. We begin our journey in the enchanting capital of Edinburgh rambling through its medieval streets and past elegant monuments before joining our fellow travellers and Travel Director for a hearty Scottish Welcome Reception.

      Hotel

      Novotel Centre

      Meals

      • Welcome Reception

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      Novotel Centre

      Meals

      • Welcome Reception

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      Day 2

      Edinburgh Sightseeing Day 2 - Edinburgh Sightseeing

      Soak up the mystical atmosphere of Auld Reekie this morning as you join a Local Specialist for an intriguing sightseeing tour of the city including a visit to Edinburgh Castle perched atop Castle Rock. Tread in the footsteps of Jamie and his beloved sassenach, embarking on an Outlander walking tour through Old Town's winding cobblestone lanes. Then, spend the rest of the day at leisure seeking out more locations of Outlander fame like the Palace of Holyroodhouse and The World's End tavern "down the steep incline of the Royal Mile".

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

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      Day 3

      Outlander Film Location Excursion Day 3 - Outlander Film Location Excursion

      We visit the 15th century walls of Blackness Castle on the shores of the scenic Firth of Forth - the backdrop for the infamous Fort William prison in Outlander season 1. Then cross the Forth to the fictional village of Cranesmuir, real-life Culross, delving into tales of witchcraft and spells. Here we'll see Claire's herb garden and Geillis Duncan's home in the remarkably well-preserved 16th-century town centre.

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

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      Day 4

      Edinburgh – Falkland Village – St. Andrews – Dundee Day 4 - Edinburgh – Falkland Village – St. Andrews – Dundee

      Traversing the lush green Lowlands to the Kingdom of Fife, we arrive in Falkland, nestled at the foot of the Lomond Hills. The former royal burgh was the Outlander film location for 1940s Inverness and the springboard to Claire's spellbinding story. Stop in at Covenanter Hotel which doubled as Mrs Baird's B&B in the series, before heading to the east coast to the home of golf, St. Andrews. Our final stop for today is Dundee we'll see the impressive Tay Rail Bridge and view the RRS Discovery, the last traditional wooden three-masted ship built in Britain and the vessel which served as Robert Falcon Scott's Antarctic exploration vessel.

      Hotel

      Apex City Quay

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

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      Apex City Quay

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Day 4

      Day 5

      Dundee – Castle Fraser – Inverness Day 5 - Dundee – Castle Fraser – Inverness

      We journey north to 15th century Castle Fraser, the ancestral home of the Fraser family, framed by over 300 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens, woodland and farmland. Spend some time exploring its sumptuous Victorian bedrooms, lush garden and tall towers within whose walls the ghosts of centuries ago are said to roam. This afternoon, we meander through the rugged landscapes of the Scottish Highlands to the town of Inverness and the gateway to Loch Ness with its legendary monster.

      Hotel

      The Columba

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

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      The Columba

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

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      Inverness – Culloden – Thurso (2 Nights) Day 6 - Inverness – Culloden – Thurso (2 Nights)

      Our first stop today is the bloody battlefield of Culloden where Bonnie Prince Charlie's Jacobite army was defeated in 1746. The windswept moors on which this final battle took place played a significant role in the Outlander series as the catalyst which forced Claire and Jamie to part ways. We relive the brief, but brutal battle at the contemporary Visitor Centre before continuing to Thurso, the most northerly town in mainland Scotland, our home for the next two nights.

      Hotel

      Royal

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Dinner

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      Royal

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Dinner

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      Orkney Islands Excursion Day 7 - Orkney Islands Excursion

      From the coastal village of John O'Groats, we catch the ferry that crosses the Pentland Firth and arrive at South Ronaldsay, one of the Orkney Islands. The legend of Orkney's mythical Selkies that shift their aquatic form on land to walk as humans is revealed in Outlander and explored today as we roam these mystical islands en route to the remains of the Neothilic Skara Brae village, which was lost for millennia. Wander freely amongst the standing stones of the Ring of Brodgar, before a final photo stop at Kirkwall cathedral and the ferry back to the mainland.

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Dinner

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      Day 8

      Thurso – Ullapool – Isle of Skye Day 8 - Thurso – Ullapool – Isle of Skye

      Soak up the seafaring charm of Ullapool, a quaint fishing town on Loch Broom and home to Thomas Telford's famous herring port. We traverse the rugged countryside and see the spellbinding spot where three lochs meet and are guarded by the island fortress of Eilean Donan Castle. Continuing to the picturesque Isle of Skye, we hear about Bonnie Prince Charlie's daring escape "over the sea to Skye" aided by Jacobite heroine, Flora MacDonald. This evening we enjoy dinner at our hotel.

      Hotel

      Kings Arms

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Hotel

      Kings Arms

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Dinner

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      Day 9

      Isle of Skye – Ballachulish (2 Nights) Day 9 - Isle of Skye – Ballachulish (2 Nights)

      We leave the craggy landscape of Skye behind, boarding a ferry back to the mainland to Maillag and later, travel to Fort William via the magnificent Glenfinnan Viaduct. Admire exquisite views of Britain's highest mountain, Ben Nevis, before travelling to the idyllic holiday retreat that is Ballachulish, where we'll spend the next two nights.

      Hotel

      Ballachulish Hotel

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Hotel

      Ballachulish Hotel

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

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      Day 10

      Highland Folk Museum Excursion Day 10 - Highland Folk Museum Excursion

      Celebrate rural Scottish heritage at the Highland Folk Museum with its recreated 18th-century township that was used as a location in the filming of Outlander season 1. Gain a unique Cultural Insight into rural life in Scotland from the 18th century to the mid 20th century and admire the extensive collection of artefacts spanning centuries. This evening we dine at our hotel.

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Dinner

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      • Full Breakfast
      • Dinner

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      Day 11

      Ballachulish – Glencoe – Doune Castle – Stirling Castle – Bannockburn – Glasgow (2 Nights) Day 11 - Ballachulish – Glencoe – Doune Castle – Stirling Castle – Bannockburn – Glasgow (2 Nights)

      The soulful beauty of the "Glen of the Weeping" is as tragic as its history. The site of the massacre of the MacDonald clan over 500 years' ago, this is our first stop en route to Doune Castle which served as the film location for Castle Leoch in Outlander. We see the site where Clan Mackenzie welcomed and hosted Claire upon her arrival in 18th century Scotland, then head to Stirling and its magnificent castle, a symbol of Scottish national pride and once home to Scottish royals including Mary, Queen of Scots. Explore its halls, chapels and bedrooms, see the famous "Stirling Heads" and admire the poignant Wallace Monument and battlefield of Stirling Bridge from its 16th century walls. View the site of the Battle of Bannockburn before arriving in Glasgow for an evening at leisure.

      Hotel

      Holiday Inn Theatreland/Novotel Centre

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Hotel

      Holiday Inn Theatreland/Novotel Centre

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

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      Day 12

      Glasgow Orientation – Linlithgow Palace Excursion Day 12 - Glasgow Orientation – Linlithgow Palace Excursion

      This morning we enjoy an orientation tour of the city, including a visit to the masterfully crafted St. Mungo's Cathedral, the Outlander film location for "L'Hopital des Anges" in Paris where Claire persuades Mother Hildegard to let her put her medicine knowledge to good use. We visit Linlithgow Palace, which doubled as the prison entrance and corridors of Wentworth Prison where Jamie was imprisoned in season 1. Our encounter with Highland stories not yet at its end, we join the Wood family at their 15th century historical farm on the shores of Loch Ard for a homecooked Be My Guest Farewell Lunch amidst intriguing tales of Rob Roy.

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Be My Guest Dining

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Be My Guest Dining

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      Day 13

      Depart Glasgow Day 13 - Depart Glasgow

      As the chapter closes on our Outlander-inspired journey through the wilds of Scotland and centuries of fascinating heritage, we say farewell to our newfound friends and prepare to return to reality. Transfers are available. Conditions apply.

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

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      • Be My Guest
        Join the Wood family at their 15th century historical farm on the shores of Loch Ard for a home-cooked Scottish dinner, tales of Rob Roy and a few foot-tapping Ceilidh tunes

      • Cultural Insight
        Visit the Highland Folk Museum which brings Highland history to life showcasing how the 18th century Highlander lived and worked

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        Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure

      • Local Specialist
        For included sightseeing of historic Edinburgh

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        • 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


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      Dining

        • 12 full breakfasts

        • 5 dinners

        • 1 lunch
          (Be My Guest)


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      Travel Highlights

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        • 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

        • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

        • VIP entry to many sights


        Airport Transfers

      • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


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        Service rating : The tour guide had not read the Outlander series nor did he watch the television series. Moreover, he was sick during the entire trip and was quite rude and off-hand.Product : The itinerary was excellent as I saw much of Scotland in a short period of time. Hotels were

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        Service rating : I enjoyed the trip very much. On the whole everything was very goodProduct : THE ITENARY WAS GOOD BUT THERE WERE TOO MANY OPTIONALS (expensive) THAT MAYBE SHOULD BE INCLUDED EVEN THE COST WAS HIGHER IN THE TOUR PRICEE

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        Service rating : Having a tour guide who is control of the passengers; providing local guides who are able to describe local scenes and pertinent information; reduce the number of travellers and the size of the bus; don't con the passengers with exorbitant charges for öptional" tours which are

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        Service rating : This was my second Trafalgar purchase and I thought it was great to be in Scotland and have a guide that was actually Scottish. He was able to provide more history on the country than the guide I had the first time who was from New Zealand. The places that were chosen for the

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