Are you a fan of Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander books and the subsequent hit Starz TV show of the same name? Do you want to enjoy the landscape that inspired the books and stand where Jamie Fraser (played by the gorgeous Sam Heughan) and his beloved Claire Randall (played by the equally beautiful Caitriona Balfe) stood? Thankfully the scenery and history need not be made up, as Scotland really is that breathtaking and our history is that complex and harsh. Many of the locations filmed are real places (with different names) that you can visit.
We offer specialised Outlander Tours, which provide the history of Scotland, views of the scenic highlands, and the opportunity to visit some of the fantastic locations filmed. Visit Castle Leoch (Doune Castle), Falkland (the filming location for Inverness), Culross, the site of the gardens and the Black Kirk, the stunning Glens of Scotland including Glencoe and Rannoch Moor, where much of Craig Na Dun was filmed, Loch Ness, and a final stop on the island of Arran where you can see very real standing stones.
Whisky plays a huge part in the Outlander series, and Claire often uses it as a tool to escape. It is also used to celebrate many happy events, and you can join us at Sláinte Scotland (Gaelic for cheers) to toast each wonderful location with a dram of Scotch in your hand, complimentary of course. If alcohol is not your thing, we can provide soft drinks instead, but the traditional saying of Sláinte (pronounced Slanj) is compulsory! Also included are bottled water, snacks, and light refreshments on the bus. We may be experiencing outlander, but that doesn’t extend to 18th-century cuisine or having your ear nailed to a pole if you step out of line… you hope.
In all seriousness, we would love to welcome you on an Outlander Tour of Scotland, and you’re sure to have a trip of a lifetime and take a piece of Scotland with you forever.
As well as whisky, there is the native language of Scot’s Gaelic which is used to perfection throughout. Although we are not native Gaelic speakers, we have learned much of the language and are happy to teach you a couple of key phrases to take back home with you. We can also assist with you learning about the Gaelic culture and what makes it so special.
Please note that we can also help advise every element of your itinerary including accommodations, airport transfers, and extra activities such as a boating tour on Loch Ness, etc.