Go time travelling and follow in the footsteps of Jamie and Claire on our Outlander tour from Edinburgh.
Clava Cairns - Travel through winding back roads and discover a 4,000 year old cemetery.
Doune Castle - One of the most filmed castles in Scotland. It stars as Castle Leoch in Outlander, and featured in Monty Python’s ‘Holy Grail’, and the pilot for Game of Thrones.
Loch Ness - Take a chance to go on an optional boat cruise or wander around this alluring and eerie loch.
Glen Affric - Lochs, mountains and pine forests: this is one of Scotland’s most glorious glens. It’s also a great hiding spot for Jamie!
Culloden - A sad place to visit. It’s the location of a tragic Outlander scene, and a catastrophic battle between Jacobites and Government troops.
Culross - This town looks like it never left the 16th century. It was also the setting for the fictional Outlander town, Cranesmuir.
Falkland - This quaint town in the Kingdom of Fife boasts a beautiful palace and a serene setting.
Relive the tragic battles, death-defying escapes, and sentimental moments of Outlander. You’ll visit towns that are virtually unchanged since the 16th century. Wander through ancient battlefields. And visit some of Scotland’s most tucked away castles. What’s more is that you share this unique experience with Outlander fans from around the world.
So discuss your favourite scenes from the show, enjoy Scotland’s gorgeous landscapes, and follow the epic journey of the time-travelling love affair.
Students and seniors over 60
You leave Edinburgh and begin following the trail of the best-known film locations featured in the Outlander TV Series.
Heading north, your first stop is the charming village of Culross. In Outlander Culross posed as the fictional village of Cranesmuir and the home of Geillis Duncan and her ill-fated husband, Arthur. Exploring the town’s cobbled streets is like taking a step back in time. Look carefully and you may even find Claire’s herb garden behind the impressive, historic Culross Palace.
We continue to the small town of Falkland to relive the first scenes of the show, where Falkland substitutes for 1940s Inverness. See if you can recognize the familiar sights such as Mrs. Baird’s Guesthouses (The Covenanter Hotel) and the Bruce Fountain, where Claire’s husband Frank sees the ghost of Jamie.
In the early afternoon we stop at the Newtonmore Highland Folk Museum, which houses replicas of 18th century turf-roofed Highland crofts. These were used as a setting in the first episode of the show.
Venturing further north we pass Aviemore, where you may recognise the stunning hilly and wooded area of Tulloch Ghru. This appeared during the journey Claire takes with Jamie and the Highlanders from Craigh na Dun to Castle Leoch. Arriving in Inverness later that afternoon your base will be at the Glen Mhor Hotel (or similar).
Your day starts by visiting the majestic Glen Affric. Lochs, mountains and pine forests: this is one of Scotland’s most glorious glens. It’s also an ideal spot for our Jamie to hide!
In the afternoon we visit Culloden, which plays an important role in Scottish history and the Outlander books. It’s not far from 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.
You then take a short drive to the ancient standing stones at Clava Cairns, which could have given the inspiration for Craigh na Dun. We return back to Inverness with time to explore the town and enjoy the city for another evening.
A short drive this morning takes 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, is where the Lovat Frasers are buried.
From here we continue to Castle Leod, “home of the Clan MacKenzie”, where you can enjoy a relaxing walk while your guide tells you some of the history of the clan and castle. The Castle has a striking resemblance to how Diana Gabaldon 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 before arriving in Fort William for our overnight stop.
You travel to Glenfinnan this morning and visit the monument which commemorates the beginning of the last Jacobite rising. It stands framed by typically spectacular Highland scenery at the head of Loch Shiel.
We continue through magnificent Glencoe and cross the rugged Trossachs area and onto Doune Castle. The Castle is an extensive ruin that represents Castle Leoch in the TV programme, home to Colum MacKenzie and his clan in the 18th century episodes.
We return to Edinburgh later that afternoon with a photo stop at Blackness Castle on the banks of the Firth of Forth.
We had a brilliant tour with Rabbie’s, our tour guide/driver was Ross McArthur and he was fantastic. He looked after us really well, making sure we were all comfortable and happy. His knowledge of the Highlands and Outlander was incredible, backed up with a brilliant playlist of relevant music. To cap it all off, Ross played the bagpipes at key parts of our tour, in particular our visit to Culloden. He really enhanced what was already a well planned and timed personal tour of the Highlands. We loved it so much we are coming back next year with our friends, who want to share the experience! And yes, we were quite smug when we saw the huge coach loads of tourists having their less personal and enjoyable tours...! Thank you Rabbie’s and Ross McArthur for a tour .that was worth every penny.
We had an amazing time with Nicky O and highly recommend a Rabbies tour to anyone, whether or not youre an Outlander fan. We were a bit skeptical about taking a “bus tour” at first, but now we’re completely sold on the Rabbies experience and can’t wait to bring the rest of the family and take another tour. Nicky O delighted us with great tales of Mary Queen of Scots, Rob Roy and others. In addition to Scottish history, he explained the geology of the area, famous authors and their works, and played great music. We sang! His courtesy, passion, knowledge, wit and charm made our 4-day trip a truly wonderful experience. Hes not only a terrific ambassador for his company but also for his country. Its the first time my husband has ever done more shopping than I have on a trip. There were numerous chances to sample and buy amazing whisky, and he didn’t ever pass on it. In all, this was a trip to remember, and were looking forward to seeing Nicky again, whether in Scotland or the US.
Rimane due notti a Inverness e una notte a Fort William.
Il tuo tour esclude la sistemazione; ma quando prenoti, puoi chiederci di prenotare un alloggio locale per te, oppure puoi scegliere di prenotare il tuo alloggio nei luoghi notturni.
Una volta prenotato il tour, prenoteremo tutto il tuo alloggio e il tuo autista ti lascerà con i padroni di casa. Pagherai direttamente il tuo alloggio. La maggior parte non accetta carte di credito, quindi preparati a pagare in contanti.
Le modifiche all'alloggio non possono essere garantite e sono soggette a disponibilità. Si applicherà una tassa di modifica.
Dovrai contattarci con i dettagli della tua sistemazione. Si prega di prenotare solo l'alloggio all'interno delle città durante la notte in cui il tour si ferma. L'autista ti lascerà all'alloggio prescelto purché sia relativamente centrale.
Se annulli meno di tre giorni prima della partenza, potresti essere responsabile per il costo della sistemazione della prima notte. E occasionalmente potresti essere responsabile per tutte le spese di alloggio.
Cerchiamo di prenotare un alloggio che si trova a non più di 20 minuti a piedi dal centro della città. Controlliamo regolarmente i nostri fornitori di alloggi per garantire che raggiungano un certo standard. I prezzi sottostanti sono solo indicativi.
Standard B & B (Bed & Breakfast)
Il bagno e la doccia sono condivisi con almeno un'altra stanza della casa e il prezzo include la colazione. Il costo è di £35 - £40 a persona a notte. Una camera singola standard costa £40 - £60 a notte.
B & B En suite
Le docce e i servizi igienici sono privati e la colazione è inclusa nel prezzo. Il costo è di £45 - £55 a persona a notte. Un singolo con bagno privato è di £60 - £80 a notte.
Gli hotel hanno un bar o un ristorante e offrono pasti serali. La colazione è inclusa nel prezzo. Il costo è di £70 - £85 a persona a notte. Una singola è £85 - £130 a notte.
Un ostello è composto da dormitori con da 4 a 16 letti a castello. I bagni sono a breve distanza dalla stanza del dormitorio. Le attrezzature della cucina sono attrezzate in modo da poter preparare i propri pasti. Il costo in base ai letti del dormitorio è di £19 - £25 a persona a notte.
Si noti che gli ostelli SYHA offrono solo dormitori dello stesso sesso. Alcuni ostelli indipendenti offriranno stanze miste (maschi e femmine insieme).
The UK and Ireland's historic city centres are full of narrow streets and winding roads. So, to speed up your departure, we only pick up from our central meeting points. What's more is leaving the city using the most direct route also reduces the carbon footprint of our tours.
We don't recommend bringing your car into the centre of our departure cities. It can be hard to find parking, and there are excellent public transportation services.
Arrive 15 minutes before your departure time. Due to waiting restrictions, we can't wait for you if you're late.
If you're late for your tour, our cancellation policy applies.
We have a cancellation period of three days for our one day tours, and 21 days for longer tours. If cancelled outside this period, we'll give you a full refund minus a 10% admin charge. If you cancel inside this period, refunds are at our discretion. Click here to view full terms and conditions.
It's simple: you book, you go. This means we'll never cancel your tour because of a minimum numbers policy.
Due to logistical reasons, we're unable to let you pre-book a seat on the bus. But our comfortable 16-seat mini-coaches have huge windows. So, you'll always get a good view.
Unfortunately, we have no on-board toilet facilities, but you'll have regular comfort breaks.
We aim to accommodate everyone. To read more information on how we do this, click here to go to our accessibility guide.
We regret we don't carry children under the age of five on our scheduled tours.
You can ask us about the tours we recommend for younger children. And if your child is less than 1.35m tall, you should let us know, so we can provide them with a suitable booster seat.
We want you to enjoy Britain and Ireland. And we believe the best way to do this is to get you off the mini-coach and out exploring. So, we give you plenty of time to take photos, go walking, and explore ancient ruins.
We exclude visitor attractions in your tour price because it lets you travel your way. It means you can pamper yourself with a luxury lunch or skip an attraction whenever you feel like it.
You don't need to. We stop in small towns, villages, and rural eateries where you can choose whatever meal pleases both your taste buds and your budget.
Let's be honest, our driver-guides would never refuse a cheeky bonus. But it's up to you, and the amount is entirely at your discretion.
We advise you take out travel insurance.
You're protected by ABTOT when you chose to let us reserve your accommodation on a multi-day tour. This means you can claim back anything you've paid us if we become bankrupt. Read our terms and conditions for more information.
Il nostro stile di viaggio in piccoli gruppi ti consente di uscire dai sentieri battuti
o verrai rimborsato
I nostri tour ecologici supportano le comunità localiI