Highland Trail inspired by Outlander 2017

Tour Type: Special Interest
Brochure Type: Europe & Britain First Class 2017

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.

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 and St. Mungo's Cathedral
  • Visit the filming locations for Fort William, 18th century Cranesmuir and 1940s Inverness
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

Call (940) 325-4418 for more information or to book today! Mention code 13153304

Tour Operator
Trafalgar Tours
Offer
Offer valid through 3/31/2017
Duration
13 Days
Escorted
Escorted - Yes
DayDestinationDescription
Day 1EdinburghArrive 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 2EdinburghEdinburgh 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 3EdinburghOutlander Excursion to the Kingdom of Fife: This morning visit Blackness Castle - filming location for Fort William in Season 1. Then travel through Fife, setting for many of the Outlander filming locations. Visit 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. Finish the day with a visit 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 4DundeeEdinburgh - St. Andrews - Dundee: Travel across the Firth of Forth to 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 5InvernessDundee - 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 6ThursoInverness - 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 7ThursoOrkney 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 walk through the remains of this famous Neolithic village. See the prehistoric Ring of Brodgar en route to visit Viking Kirkwall before crossing the sea back to the mainland. Dine tonight at your hotel.Full Breakfast, Dinner
Day 8Isle of SkyeThurso - 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 9BallachulishIsle 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 10BallachulishHighland 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 11GlasgowBallachulish - 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 12GlasgowGlasgow Orientation - Linlithgow Palace Excursion: This afternoon 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. This morning travel to Linlithgow Palace, 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 13Depart GlasgowDepart 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
Dates/Pricing

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DatePrice / DescriptionQuote
05/22/2017$3,050.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite DepartureQuote
06/05/2017$3,075.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
06/26/2017$3,075.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
07/10/2017$3,150.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
07/24/2017$3,150.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite DepartureQuote
08/28/2017$3,275.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
Disclaimer
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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