On the trail of Jamie & Claire – Rabbie’s Outlander 4 Day Tour

Highlights:
~ Doune Castle
~ Inverness and Loch Ness
~ Culloden
~ Castle Leod
~ Culross
~ Falkland

Join us on Outlander adventure, designed especially for the fans of all things Jamie & Claire.

You will be following in the footsteps of these epic lovers, visiting locations which have been used during the filming of the long awaited Outlander Series, as well as locations which would have inspired Diana Gabaldon in writing her fabulous book series.

Share this unique and special experience with Outlander fans from around the world, discuss your favourite quotes from the books and soak up the mystic and romantic atmosphere of Scotland.

Book fast to ensure your place on this unique tour!

Preis/Erwachsene: £189.00 - £225.00
Preis/Ermäßigung: £189.00 - £219.00
Abfahrt: 09.00
Rückkehr: 19.00 approx
Abfahrt: Fridays (12/05/17, 02/06/17, 23/06/17, 14/07/17, 28/07/17, 11/08/17, 01/09/17, 15/09/17 and 13/10/17)
Rabbies Accommodation Information


Your tour does not include accommodation in the price. By giving you a choice of accommodation it allows you to manage your budget. We stay in smaller places where you will feel closer to the local people. This also means you help to sustain the communities you visit in the long term. Choose from either a hotel, B&B or a hostel and we will book it for you. We will always do our very best to satisfy your personal requirements and have an amazing track record for providing our customers with the best quality accommodation available. We do advise that single supplements usually apply, particularly during peak season when double/twin room rates are charged for sole occupancy .Please note that whilst Rabbie’s will try and place single travellers into the same accommodation, this may not be possible due to availability and the time of each individual reservation.

The accommodation we use will be dispersed around various towns and villages, usually not more than a 10-15 minute walk from the centre. There are occasions however when this can be increased to 20-30 minutes. Taxis are available for a small fee if necessary. If you have access needs or specific requirements please let us know when booking. Late bookings and/or peak season may limit the choice and location of available accommodation.

Whilst on tour your driver/guide will drop you off at your pre booked accommodation* and pick you up each morning.

*Please note that if your accommodation has already been booked by Rabbie’s, as per your initial request, there will be a surcharge for any amendments, and are entirely at our discretion. Changes to accommodation cannot be guaranteed and are subject to availability. A minimum of £5.00 will apply increasing to a maximum of £20.00 dependent on the length of the tour.

Please be prepared to pay cash. Most bed and breakfast, hostels and guest houses do not accept credit cards. In most large towns automatic cash point machines are readily available.

Customers are able to book their own accommodation as long as we have been informed that you intend to do this, and that it is within our drivers’ drop off’ area. If you are at all unsure please contact the office for guidance.

We are unable to supply a list of providers that we use due to availability at the time of booking. We do visit our providers regularly and are proud of the long standing relationships we have with them and positive feedback from previous customers.

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Itinerary

Day 1
You leave Edinburgh with your guide – might it even be a red haired Scot called Jamie? Today you will follow the trail of film locations featured in the Outlander TV Series. You start with a visit at Culross which stands in for Cranesmuir, as well as Falkland, 1940s Inverness. From here you continue into the Highlands and you stop at Newtonmore Highland Folk Museum at the edge of the Cairngorms National Park later that afternoon. Onto Inverness for overnight.

Day 2
Your day will start with you visiting the beautiful area of Glen Affric, surrounded on all sides by stunning Caledonian pine forest. This is big Scottish Countryside, ideal for our Jamie to hide! In the afternoon you will be visiting Culloden which plays such an important role in Scottish history and the Outlander books. Later you take a short drive to the ancient standing stones at Clava Cairns, which would have given ‘Herself’ the inspiration for Craigh na Dun.

Day 3
A short drive this morning will take you to Beauly, and the site of Beauly Priory and the tomb of Lord Lovat and Fraser Clan lands before continuing to Castle Leod, seat of the Clan Mackenzie, for a tour of the grounds (not the Castle interior). In the afternoon, you have the opportunity to sample ‘The Water of Life’ with a whisky distillery tour and tasting. There might be time to look out for the Waterhorse, a kelpie in Scottish mythology, at Loch Garve! You continue on to Fort William for overnight, travelling along the entire length of Loch Ness.

Day 4
You will be travelling to Glenfinnan this morning to visit the monument which commemorates the beginning of the last Jacobite rising. You continue through magnificent Glencoe and the rugged Trossachs area onto Doune Castle near Stirling, which is Castle Leoch in the TV programme. You will return to Edinburgh later that afternoon with a photo stop at Blackness Castle just over the Firth of Forth.

Departure Point
Rabbie's Café, Waterloo Place, Edinburgh. Click here to see map.

Departure Point on or after 1 April 2017
Gate J & Gate K, Edinburgh Bus Station, St Andrew Square. Click here to see map.

Inclusions
~ Transportation by a top of the range 16 seat Mercedes mini-coach.
~ Air Conditioning as standard.
~ Services of a professional Rabbie's driver/guide All ferry and bridge crossings
~ Entrance to the grounds of Castle Leod

Exclusions
~ Lunch, dinner and refreshments.
~ Entrance fees to all Visitor Attractions

Accommodation
Your tour does not include accommodation in the price. By giving you a choice of accommodation it allows you to choose your budget, stay in smaller places and get closer to the local people. This also means you help to sustain the communities you visit in the long term. Choose a hotel, B&B or a hostel and we will book it for you.
For more information on accommodation and prices click here

Important information
The programme is subject to change. We will endeavour to include as many of the filming locations as possible, as these are made public over the coming months. We are currently not able to include a visit at the Cumbernauld Studios.
Unless otherwise notified passengers are restricted to one medium sized suitcase/bag (maximum 15 kilos) and one carry-on bag per person.

Photography Credits:
©Rabbie's Ltd.
©Highland Folk Museum
©Visit Scotland.
©National Trust for Scotland.

Customer Reviews

Meeting a varied and interesting group of people on the tour combined with an enthusiastic tour guide.
Dave - 01/06/2015

Positive & knowledgeable driver who brought passengers together as a very supportive group-Karen was fantastic!
June - 01/06/2015

Traveller Photos

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Full Itinerary (English)

Day 1
You leave Edinburgh with your guide – might it even be a red haired Scot named Jamie? Today you follow the trail of film locations featured in the Outlander TV Series. On your way north to Inverness your first visit will be Culross, the fictional village of Cranesmuir and the home of Geillis Duncan and her ill-fated husband Arthur. Exploring the towns charming cobbled streets is like going back in time. Look carefully and you may even find Claire’s herb garden behind the impressive, historic Culross Palace.

You continue to the small town of Falkland to revisit one of the first scenes of the show. Falkland substitutes for 1940s Inverness and in the town centre see if you can recognize the familiar sights such as the cozy looking Mrs. Baird’s Guesthouses (The Covenanter Hotel), the Bruce Fountain where Claire sees the ghost of Jamie. Also Campbell’s Coffee Shop or Farrell’s Hardware and Furniture Store (Fayre Earth Gift Shop), where Claire stops to look at the window stocked with authentic period merchandise. Early afternoon you stop at the Newtonmore Highland Folk Museum, which houses replica of 18th century turf-roofed Highland crofts making it a perfect choice for the period scenes. You can see them in scenes filmed in and around the Mackenzie village, as well as the background of the scene where Claire, Jamie and his clansmen shelter in the first episode, and later when Dougal collects the rent. Heading ever further north you will pass Aviemore. Will you be able to recognise the stunning hilly and wooded area of Tulloch Ghru near Aviemore, which appears during the journey Claire takes with Jamie and the Highlanders from Craigh na Dun to Castle Leoch? You may also recognize it from the opening credits. Arriving in Inverness later that afternoon with accommodation at the Glen Mhor Hotel (or similar).

Day 2
Your day will start with you visiting the beautiful area of Glen Affric, surrounded on all sides by stunning Caledonian pine forest. This is big Scottish countryside, ideal for our Jamie to hide! In the afternoon you will be visiting Culloden which plays such an important role in Scottish history and the Outlander books. It is at the Culloden Battlefield where Claire and Jamie said their tearful goodbyes, before Jamie joined the Jacobite army to fight for the Stuarts. You have the opportunity to explore the visitor centre and site and pay tribute to those who lost their lives at the last battle fought on British soil. Later you take a short drive to the ancient standing stones at Clava Cairns, which could have given ‘Herself’ the inspiration for Craigh na Dun. You return back to Inverness with time to explore the town and overnight.

Day 3
A short drive this morning will take you to Beauly, the site of Beauly Priory and the tomb of Lord Lovat in the heart of Clan Fraser lands. Beauly priory is a beautiful 13th century ruin and, according to Diana Gabaldon’s book, it is where the Lovat Frasers are buried. From here you continue to Castle Leod, seat of the Clan Mackenzie, where we have the opportunity here to enjoy a relaxing walk in the grounds while your guide tells you some of the history of the Clan and the castle. The Castle has a striking resemblance to how Diana Gabaldon has described Castle Leoch, however she had never heard of the castle prior to writing Outlander. In the afternoon, you have the opportunity to sample ‘The Water of Life’ with a whisky distillery tour and tasting. There might even be time to look out for the Waterhorse at Loch Garve! You then continue along the entire length of Loch Ness – another opportunity for some monster spotting before arriving in Fort William for overnight.

Day 4
You will be travelling to Glenfinnan this morning to visit the monument which commemorates the beginning of the last Jacobite rising. It stands framed amid typically spectacular Highland scenery at the head of Loch Shiel with sweeping glens as a backdrop. You continue through magnificent Glencoe, one of Scotland’s most famous and most scenic glens. From here you cross the rugged Trossachs area and onto Doune Castle near Stirling, which is featured as Castle Leoch in the TV programme. The Castle which is an extensive ruin is standing in for Castle Leoch in the TV programme, home to Colum MacKenzie and his clan in the 18th century episodes. You will be returning to Edinburgh later that afternoon with a photo stop at Blackness Castle on the banks of the Firth of Forth.