Scottish Tours

Scotland Tours from Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness and London

Official Sightseeing Tours of Scotland since 1907

  • Culloden Moor
  • Highland Folk Museum
  • Stirling Castle
Scotland inspired by Outlander
See, Visit & Explore: Edinburgh, Edinburgh Castle, Falkland, Culross, St Andrews, Castle Fraser, Culloden Battlefield, Inverness, Orkney Islands, Skara Brae, Ullapool, Eilean Donan Castle, Isle of Skye, Glenfinnan, Highland Folk Museum, Glen Coe, Doune Castle, Stirling Castle, Glasgow and Linlithgow Palace.

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13 day tour from £2495

21 & 28 May, 2018
4, 18 & 25 June, 2018
9 & 23 July, 2018
27 August, 2018
3 & 17 September, 2018


Twin/Double/Family room from 2495 per person
Children from 2245 per child
Single room from 2945 per person

Accommodation information


Child reduction applies to children aged 5 to 17 inclusive. We regret that children under the age of 5 are not carried on this tour.

Seasonal Price Range
2,495 - 3,100

Product code: TT 02097

Tour Summary

Follow in the footsteps of Claire and Jamie on this extensive Outlander inspired tour of Scotland.

The serene Isle of Skye, perfectly photogenic castles and the grand cities of Edinburgh, Inverness and Glasgow beckon. Your experience of Scotland is enhanced with visits to a traditional whisky distillery and breathtaking views of the beautiful Cuillin Mountains and Scottish Highlands.

Day 1: Welcome to Scotland. The remainder of today is free for you to rest. This evening join your tour director for a welcome reception.

Day 2: This morning enjoy a city tour of Edinburgh including a visit to Edinburgh Castle. Afternoon is free.

Day 3: Today enjoy an Outlander themed excursion to the Kingdom of Fife.

Day 4: Visit Falkland and St Andrews before heading to Dundee.

Day 5: Tour to delightful Castle Fraser. Later travel through the Cairngorm National Park to reach Inverness.

Day 6: Today visit evocative Culloden Moor then head for the spectacular coastline of the Far North.

Day 7: Explore the Orkney Islands including ancient Skara Brae.

Day 8: Enjoy a tour across the very top of Scotland to reach Ullapool and the Isle of Skye.

Day 9: Spend today exploring the Isle of Skye and visiting the famed Glenfinnan Viaduct.

Day 10: Get insight into Highland life at the Highland Folk Museum.

Day 11: Start today with a scenic tour through the Highlands to visit Glen Coe, Doune Castle and Stirling Castle. Overnight in Glasgow.

Day 12: Enjoy a tour of Glasgow before heading to Linlithgow Palace. Enjoy a Farewell lunch on a working farm before returning to Glasgow.

Day 13: The tour ends after breakfast. Airport transfers are available.

Tour features:

  • Outlander attractions of Culloden Moor, Blackness Castle and Doune Castle
  • Overnight accommodation: Edinburgh (3); Dundee (1); Inverness (1); Thurso (2); Isle of Skye (1); Ballachulish (2) and Glasgow (2)
  • Depart from Edinburgh and return to Glasgow
  • Tour duration: 13 days/12 nights
  • Escorted Tour

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Day One
Arrive Edinburgh
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 with your fellow travellers and Travel Director for a Welcome Reception.
Overnight: Novotel City Centre, Edinburgh (or similar) (3 nights)
Day Two
Edinburgh Sightseeing and Free Time
Today enjoy the main sights with a local guide including a visit to Edinburgh Castle. Gain a feel for the lowland life before discovering the highlander world. During free time perhaps explore the Royal Mile and pop into The World's End - one of the taverns mentioned in the novel.
Day Three
Outlander Excursion to the Kingdom of Fife
We start today by visiting Blackness Castle - filming location for Fort William in Season 1. Then travel across the Firth of Forth to visit the ancient Kingdom of Fife, setting for many of the Outlander filming locations. Visit 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.
Day Four
Edinburgh Falkland Dundee
Today we visit the village of Falkland, stand in for 1940's and 1960's Inverness (series 1 and 2). Stop at the Covenanter Hotel which was Mrs Baird's Guesthouse in the series. For devoted fans there are several other filming locations in the village to spot! Later we make our way to St. Andrews the home of golf and Scotland's oldest university. We end the dayt 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.
Overnight: Apex City Quay, Dundee (or similar)
Day Five
Dundee Culloden 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. This afternoon enjoy a tour through the scenic Scottish Highlands to reach the capital of the Highlands, Inverness.
Overnight: Columba Hotel, Inverness (or similar)
Day Six
Inverness Orientation Thurso
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.
Overnight: Royal Hotel, Thurso (or similar) (2 nights)
Day Seven
Orkney 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. See the Churchill Barriers, built as part of naval defence to protect the anchorage at Scapa Flow during World War II. Visit the ornate Italian Chapel, built by Italian prisoners of war and stop at Skara Brae. 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.
Day Eight
Thurso 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.
Overnight: Kings Arms Hotel, Kyleakin, Isle of Skye (or similar)
Day Nine
Isle of Skye Glenfinnan - Ballachulish
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.
Overnight: Ballachulish Hotel, Ballachulish (or similar) (2 nights)
Day Ten
Glencoe and Highland 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.
Day Eleven
Ballachulish Doune Castle Glasgow
Travel through the breathtaking 'Glen of the Weeping' at Glen Coe. 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.
Overnight: Holiday Inn Theatreland/Novotel City, Glasgow (or similar) (2 nights)
Day Twelve
Glasgow Orientation and 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 where she puts her medicinal 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 Farewell Lunch on a working Scottish farm.
Day Thirteen
Say a fond farewell to bonnie Scotland as your Highland Trail inspired by Outlander draws to a close. Transfers are available. Conditions apply.

Frequently Asked Questions

What will I experience on this Escorted Tour?
If you enjoy the art of first class travel whilst enjoying amazing value then an Escorted Tour is just for you. All these tours are carefully researched and combine quality hotels, luxury travel, informative visits and leisure time. Youll find our Escorted Tours to be memorable for all the right reasons!
You will travel aboard a state of the art motorcoach with air-conditioning, on-board WiFi, reclining seats and oversized windows. For your comfort there is an emergency washroom on-board too.
An experienced tour manager will lead the tour and your coach will be expertly driven by a professional driver. In certain cities youll be joined by a local guide who will provide local insight and show you the highlights. These tours are inclusive of accommodation, transportation, admission fees and many meals.
Youll have the chance to personalise your touring experience by participating in some carefully planned optional excursions. These are at additional expense and details will be provided with your tour documentation.
The group will stay together in first class or superior tourist class hotels. Each has been carefully selected for comfort, quality and ambiance located in the best locations close to the shopping areas and the key sights. In rural locations your accommodation will be in the best available hotels. Breakfast is usually a buffet, where you can choose from cereals, yoghurts and the bread basket.
From the hot plate youll be able to select from freshly grilled items and local specialities. A stop is usually made for lunch in a town or city where there is a choice of restaurants available.Dinner is usually enjoyed as a group and the menu will be table dhote, which means a selection of house specials. On some tours there will be a featured meal such as a Scottish evening, with bagpipers, dancing demonstrations and a taste of haggis!
What type of room should I choose?
Selecting the right sleeping arrangements can be a little bit confusing so here is a description of what you can expect from the hotel accommodation offered as part of your tour:

Single room - this is a room for one person sleeping in a single bed.
Twin room - this is a room for two people sleeping in two separate beds.
Double room - this is a room for two people sharing one large bed.
Family room - this is a room for three people sleeping in one large bed (2 people) and one single bed (1 person). 

Please note that a family room is normally a standard double or twin room with either a sofa bed or a rollaway bed. All room types other than twins are subject to availability.  
How much luggage can I bring?
You can bring one suitcase and one carry-on bag per person. The maximum weight allowance and luggage dimensions varies by tour so you should check the tour documentation for the luggage policy that applies to your tour.
What meals are included?
One of the great things about travelling on an Escorted Tour is the generous number of meals included as standard. Start the day with a freshly cooked breakfast or, if you prefer, theres always a lighter continental option available too. Youll find that some evening dinners included which will give you the opportunity of sampling some local delicacies. Check the "Whats Included list for the exact number of meals that are featured on this tour. 
Can you arrange pre-tour accommodation?
If you are flying internationally to reach Scotland then it is worth considering arriving a day early to relax and let the jet-leg subside. Please email us for a quotation at 
Can I reserve specific seats on the coach?
Seats cannot be pre-booked however your tour director will implement a seat rotation system which will allow all passengers the opportunity of experiencing spectacular views from different seats on the motorcoach. 
Are airport transfers included?
Complimentary transfers are included on day-one from Edinburgh Airport to the Edinburgh Hotel at 09:00 hrs, 11:30 hrs and 14:00 hrs and on day-thirteen from the Glasgow Hotel to arrive at Glasgow Airport at 07:00 hrs and 09:00 hrs.

What's Included

  • 12 nights accommodation in rooms with private bath/shower
  • Full Scottish breakfast (days 2 - 13)
  • Welcome reception with your Tour Director
  • 4 table dhte dinners
  • Farewell lunch on a working farm
  • Admission to Edinburgh Castle, Castle Fraser, Culloden Battlefield, Skara Brae, Highland Folk Museum, Doune Castle, Stirling Castle, Glasgow Cathedral and Linlithgow Palace
  • City tour of Edinburgh
  • Orientation tours of Dundee, Inverness, Glasgow and Stirling
  • Ferry from the Isle of Skye
  • Ferry to the Orkney Islands
  • All baggage handling and hotel tips are included
  • Services throughout the tour of a professional Tour Director
  • Touring by luxury air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and a washroom onboard
  • Service charges and taxes

Not Included
  • Admission charges unless otherwise stated in the itinerary
  • Meals, snacks or items of a personal nature
  • Gratuity to your guide or driver

Departure information

You can check in to the Edinburgh hotel at your leisure on day one.
The tour will commence at 17:00 hrs
at The Novotel City Centre, 80 Lauriston Place, Scotland, Edinburgh EH3 9DE
The tour will end after breakfast on day 13

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