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The Real Outlander: 6 Day Tour

Accommodation on our 6 day tours is povided in a range of historic, luxury country hotels where you can enjoy gourmet meals and exquisite grounds. Double, twin or single rooms are all available, with all meals are provided, and the opportunity to sample traditional Scottish culinary delights, as well as more modern takes on Scottish fare.

Starting and finishing in Edinburgh, the ‘Athens of the North’, this six day all inclusive* tour costs £1,545 GBP per person (£200 sgl supp) based on two people sharing. Payments can be made via PayPal or bank transfer and full details will be provided on acceptance of your booking. A 25% deposit (non-refundable) is required to secure your booking within two weeks of acceptance (full terms and conditions are available here). To book your place click here or contact us!

*prices do not include flights or alcohol

Outline Itinerary

Day 1 – Pick up in Edinburgh before visiting the National Museum of Scotland for a tour of the key collections of Jacobite objects. After lunch we will take a walking tour of Prestonpans, site of the pivotal battle during the 1745 uprising. The tour will then continue to the East Neuk of Fife, home to the idyllic fishing village of Anstruther, used as a filming location for the Outlander TV series.

Day 2 – Understanding the religious backdrop of the Uprisings is essential and precedes a visit to St Andrews Cathedral, the home of the Medieval Scottish Church until the Reformation. The tour continues through Falkland, the setting for 1940s Inverness in Outlander, before we visit the ancestral crowning place for the King of Scots at Scone Palace. 

Day 3 – A visit to the Battle of Killiekrankie, key site of the first Jacobite Uprising in 1689 starts our day before lunch in the village of Blair Athol, home to Blair Castle and a snapshot of the familial rifts of the time. After lunch, our expert guides lead you through the archaeological landscape of prehistoric origins, military roads and cleared settlements in Glen Garry. Our afternoon is rounded off with some retail therapy at the house of Bruar, specialising in luxury Scottish produce and products.

Day 4 – We start the day with a tour of the highest distillery in Scotland, Dalwhinnie, before warming the cockles with a wee dram and heading north to the Highland Folk Museum, where you will experience first hand what it was like to live in the 1700s. Our day ends at Ruthven Barracks, a strategic stronghold - crucial to controlling the Highlands.

Day 5 – The day begins at the end of it all - Culloden, with a trip to the battlefield before a visit to Fort George, the impressive Highland fort built in response to the threats established by the '45. Our day ends with a visit to Urquhart Castle on the shores of Loch Ness.

Day 6 – A scenic tour down the Great Glen and through Fort Augustus begins our final day, followed by a walk through the breathtaking Glencoe, site of one of the greatest betrayals in Scottish history. After lunch our scenic tour continues through the dramatic landscape before returning to Edinburgh by late afternoon.

Harp Archaeology,
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