Outlander Tours of Scotland 2019
Make it a Redoux!

Visit the Outlander Sites of Scotland Season & Book Two and Beyond
including 2 nights on the Isle of Skye, Rosslyn Chapel & the Jacobite Train

The Inverness Castle with a rainbow behind it
  • Pictures from previous Outlander Tours
  • Outlander Redoux Tour - May 14th, 2019
    8 nights, 6 passengers max More Info

    Outlander Tour of Scotland - see where Jamie & Claire lived and loved (Small Group Outlander Tour - with Laura Moon)

    This Outlander Redoux tour visits sights from Season & Book Two and Beyond. Since large parts of season 2 take place in Paris, we are using the slang French term "Redoux". It is also "refreshed and re-mixed" with some sights of season 3 and 4 as well as some from season 1 that might have been missed in the original Outlander Immersion Tours.

    However, this tour works just fine as a stand-alone experience, so you are more than welcome to take the Redoux tour prior to the Immersion tour if the dates work out better for you. If you need help getting to Inverness or want to spend time in Glasgow and/or Edinburgh before or after the tour, please contact me and I'll help you work out the details.

    How is this Outlander Tour of Scotland is different than other tours out there? See some testimonials here.
    • Scottish to the core makes this the perfect choice: You'll be staying in authentic Scottish accommodations and your Scottish tour guides know Scotland and Scottish history. You'll love Scotland like they do by the end of your tour.
    • The size: with only 7 people maximum, you get to interact with the other members of the tour and the wonderful guide. It also means that you won't have a multitude of people pouring out of a bus at Craigh na Dun or Clava Cairns where it is nice to have a bit of peace when you're trying to go back through the stones or see if you can spot Jamie and Claire in the woods. (But watch out for Black Jack - you would not want him coming up behind you!)
    • Inverness Tours: Diana Gabaldon (Herself) recommends Inverness Tours (5* on Trip Advisor). They have the best guides and Hugh Allison, Dave Fyfe, Ian Deveney and Laura Moon have been expertly guiding Outlander tours for years and they are also familiar with the TV series. They are knowledgeable, charming and entertaining. This is not a boring bus ride from one spot to the next - you will leave feeling like you know Scotland and have had the ultimate tour.
    • And finally, me: I am an IATAN Accredited Travel Agent and I created these tours in conjunction with Hugh Allison. I am Outlander fan just like you. I've been thrilled by the Outlander TV series and have read all of the Outlander books (ah, more than once). I also create individual blogs for each of the tours so you can chat with the other members on your tour before you go to Scotland. And I have traveled - a lot - to Scotland and Ireland. So I can help you with questions about international travel as well as any questions you have about Scotland specifically.
    • As one traveler said, "AMAZING! SUPER FAB!! STUPENDOUS!!! Thanks to you and Hugh for organizing such a full, fun and adventurous tour! Your pre-trip assistance and communications were always spot on (or should I say Scot on?)! " See more reviews here under Testimonials.

    • Day 1 & 2 - Inverness

      Spend 2 nights in the Capital of the Scottish Highlands - Inverness.
      On your own, using the included 1 day hop-on hop-off bus pass, see the sights of the charming city of Inverness and familiarize yourself with the layout of the town. Like most Scottish towns, Inverness is a friendly little town with a selection of traditional music at a couple of pubs and good shopping choices.

      Recommended places to visit:
      The tourist information center Visit Scotland is just up the hill from the River Ness on High Street, right past the Whisky Shop, Gellions Bar which is across the street from Visit Scotland has nightly live music, Hootananny is down Church Street, Highland House of Fraser - Kiltmaker & Supplier of Highland Dress, "The Bar" at the Glenmoriston Townhouse Hotel for a good selection of fine Scottish Whisky
      See my blog : Things to do in Inverness.
      To get to Inverness, you can fly, take a train or a bus. Inverness is about 3.5 hours from Glasgow or Edinburgh by train. See my blog: Getting to Inverness.
      Overnight: Waterside Hotel in Inverness
    • Day 3 - Journey begins - Tulloch Ghru and the Cairngorms, Film Locations for Season 4 Fascally Forest, Witches Trial, Gardens of Versailles

      The journey starts with a drive through the sweeping, stunningly beautiful area called Tulloch Ghru in the Cairngorms which according to Buzzfeed is "the setting for Claire's trip through the woodland with Jamie and his clansmen in the first episode". From there we will continue through the scenic highlands to Fascally Forest and Loch Fascally where filming for season 4 took place. We will then visit Tibbermore Church to visit the site of the Witches Trial and stand in the same pulpit where Claire and Gellis faced the angry crowd. After having some fun there and then a nice Scottish lunch at Gloagburn Farm Shop, we'll move on to the splendid Drummond Castle Gardens. For filming of Season 2 of Outlander, the gardens stood in for ornate park and orchard of the Palace of Versailles in France. We'll have plenty of time in the afternoon to visit the interior of the castle and stroll around in the magnificant gardens.
      Overnight: B&B/Hotel in Edinburgh
    • Day 4 - The TV location of 'the Mill', Rosslyn Chapel, the Theatre in Willmington, the church where Jamie and Claire were married, the Duke's kitchen

      Today we'll see "the Mill" where Jamie dove in the frigid water to free the stuck wheel. The filming was done at the picturesque Preston Mill – one of the oldest, working, water-driven meal mills in Scotland. After searching around for Jamie's clothes, you'll stop for a visit at Rosslyn Chapel (as long as we're in the neighborhood and it is such a not to be missed site). Next we will journey to one of the filming sites of Wilmington and see the location where Jamie and Claire went to see a play, and then Claire performed emergency surgery. The filming was done at Arniston House which has historical links to Rosslyn Chapel and Culloden, as the family was eventually instrumental in getting the tartan act repealed as well as other oppressive laws in the wake of the ‘45 Rising. Next we'll have soup & sandwiches at Arniston. From there you'll go to the beautiful church where Jamie and Claire's iconic wedding took place. The Glencorse Old Kirk is still used today as a wedding venue so our visit will have to be arranged in advance and may need to be moved around in the schedule. Near by is the Callendar House which was used as Bellhurst Manor and the authentic Georgian working kitchen was that of the Duke of Sandringham ("Off with your head!"). On the return to Stirling, we'll have a short photostop of the Kelpies.
      Overnight: Hotel in Stirling
    • Day 5 - Dean Castle Country Park (The Fox's Lair), Ayrshire Coast, Harbour of Dunure, Cumbernauld Glen (or Stirling Castle)

      The first stop of the day will be Dean Castle Country Park which stand in for the home of Lord Lovat, Beaufort Castle. This is where Claire and Jamie went to try to persuade the old fox to send his clan to aid Charles Stuart. The next destination is Dunure which is on the lovely coast of Scotland. This is where filming for the Season 3 harbor scenes took place when they were getting ready to sail to the Caribbean as well as the conversation with Jared. (This is also the site from Season 4 where Bree and Lizzie were walking around the harbor.) The beach and castle next to the harbor were used for the scenes in Season 3 where Claire and Jamie watch young Ian swim out to Silkies’ Island. After this we'll stop for lunch at Brig O Doon Hotel in Ayr. The afternoon will be spent at the site where scenes for Fraser's Ridge were filmed and you'll enjoy a walk through the ancient and mature oak woodlands of Cumbernauld Glen. Both the woods around Jamie and Claire's cabin, and the bear fight were filmed here. For those who love a walk on the wild side, Cumbernauld Glen is also a haven for wildlife. Early spring sees pockets of snowdrops appearing and summer brings a profusion of bluebells. (Or if you prefer instead of Cumbernauld, you may go to see Stirling Castle.)
      Overnight: Hotel in Stirling
    • Day 6 - Glencoe, Fort William, Eilean Donan Castle, Isle of Skye

      On this day, you will head north to see the breathtaking hills and valleys of Glencoe which is featured in the opening credits of Outlander. There will be time for photo stops so you can get out of the van and actually experience this most gorgeous location. From there it is a short journey to Fort William where you may wander around, do some shopping and eat a hearty Scottish lunch or something lighter like soup and scones. After lunch you will travel on to visit one of the most photographed castles in Scotland - Eilean Donan Castle. After filling up your camera with lovely pictures of the castle, it is "over the sea to Skye" via the historically interesting Sky Road Bridge. You will travel along the Isle of Skye with it's beautiful mountain and sea views en-route to the colorful village of Portree. You will spend 2 nights on magical Isle of Skye.
      Overnight: The Royal Hotel in Portree, Isle of Skye
    • Day 7 - Isle of Skye - Fairy Pools, Neist Point, Talisker Distillery and Dunvegan Castle & Gardens

      One full day on the Isle of Skye to enjoy it's many enticing delights. You will start by seeing the remote Neist Point, The most Westerly point on the Isle of Skye, with excellent views to the Western Isles. "Neist Point is renowned for its rock formations, which are closely akin to those at the Giant's Causeway in Northern Ireland. It is said that the causeway extends under the sea from Northern Ireland to the Isle of Skye." From there you will visit Dunvegan Castle and Gardens and have lunch at the Lochside in Dunvegan. After a tour of Talisker Distillery you will be taken to the enchanting Fairy Pools at the foot of the Black Cuillins. The Fairy Pools are "one of the most magical places in Scotland" according to Visit Scotland.
      Overnight: The Royal Hotel in Portree, Isle of Skye
    • Day 8 - Skye & the Trotternish Peninsula, Jacobite Train and back to Inverness - End of Tour

      Today will be a delightful day of touring the Trotternish Peninsula including photostops at Old man of Storr, Kilt Rock and Quiraing. From there you will board the ferry to Mallaig with the final highlight of the day being the Jacobite Steam Train. "Described as the greatest railway journey in the world" this 42 mile trip takes you across the 21-arched Glenfinnan viaduct (seen in the Harry Potter films) which overlooks the Jacobite monument. "The train may pause on the viaduct, time permitting, to allow you to take in the magnificent view."
      Overnight: Waterside Hotel in Inverness
    • All Accommodations are included plus a full Scottish Breakfast each day except the first day.
    • Inverness City Sightseeing, 1 day hop on hop off pass
    • An Outlander expert tour guide from Inverness Tours.
    • 6 day driver-guide tour with Inverness Tours in 8 passenger van. (Luggage is limited.)
    • Includes the Jacobite Steam Train as well as entrance to the castles and sites and the ferry to the Isle of Skye (if available).
    • Luggage allowance is one small to medium sized suitcase and one tote or daypack per person. Additional luggage must be arranged in advance.
    • The price (in USD) for this tour is $2,600 per person double occupancy for land only, $3,200 for a single room. There are a limited number of single rooms so there will be an extra charge if we have to book a double to be used as a single room. Prices are subject to change until final payment is made.
    • There is a $500 non-refundable deposit per person due when the tour is booked.
    • The tours are not guaranteed until 4 people have signed up. There will be options if the tour does not get the minimum amount of people. If the tour is canceled, then you would get your $500 refunded.

    Hugh Allison and I have worked together to design this tour and we will strive to see all of the places in the list above but they are subject to change dependent on weather and availability and what we may see in upcoming episodes.

    Final Payment Due: Monday March 11, 2019

    Book This Outlander Tour

    Here is a link for the Calendar for May Outlander Redoux Tour
    Write Kathie
    The official version and mine
    Hugh Allison and I
    Jacobite Train
    Heather & Mountains on the Isle of Skye
    Preston Mill
    Sweeping Green Hills of Glencoe
    Drummond Castle Gardens
    The Harbor of Dunure
    Witches Trial
    Fort William
    Inverness Castle
    Links to Reference Pages