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Trafalgar Highland Trail inspired by Outlander Summer 2018 (BHOD)

13 Days from Edinburgh to Glasgow Print
Tour Style: Special Interest
Europe & Britain First Class 2018
Visits: Edinburgh, Edinburgh Castle, Linlithgow, Forth Bridge, Dundee, Inverness, Thurso, Skara Brae, Kyleakin, Isle of Skye, Ben Nevis, Highland Folk Museum, Glasgow, UK

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

Dining Highlights

  • 12 full breakfasts
  • 5 dinners
  • 1 lunch

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
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • VIP entry to many sights

Trafalgar Tour Itinerary

Day: 1 Arrive Edinburgh (3 Nights)
A captivating tale of Redcoats and rugged Highlanders is revealed on this Outlander-inspired jaunt through the dramatic landscapes of Scotland. We begin our journey in the enchanting capital of Edinburgh rambling through its medieval streets and past elegant monuments before joining our fellow travellers and Travel Director for a hearty Scottish Welcome Reception.Welcome Reception
Day: 2 Edinburgh Sightseeing
Soak up the mystical atmosphere of Auld Reekie this morning as you join a Local Specialist for an intriguing sightseeing tour of the city including a visit to Edinburgh Castle perched atop Castle Rock. Tread in the footsteps of Jamie and his beloved sassenach, embarking on an Outlander walking tour through Old Town's winding cobblestone lanes. Then, spend the rest of the day at leisure seeking out more locations of Outlander fame like the Palace of Holyroodhouse and The World's End tavern "down the steep incline of the Royal Mile".Full Breakfast
Day: 3 Outlander Film Location Excursion
We visit the 15th century walls of Blackness Castle on the shores of the scenic Firth of Forth - the backdrop for the infamous Fort William prison in Outlander season 1. Then cross the Forth to the fictional village of Cranesmuir, real-life Culross, delving into tales of witchcraft and spells. Here we'll see Claire's herb garden and Geillis Duncan's home in the remarkably well-preserved 16th-century town centre.Full Breakfast
Day: 4 Edinburgh – Falkland Village – St. Andrews – Dundee
Traversing the lush green Lowlands to the Kingdom of Fife, we arrive in Falkland, nestled at the foot of the Lomond Hills. The former royal burgh was the Outlander film location for 1940s Inverness and the springboard to Claire's spellbinding story. Stop in at Covenanter Hotel which doubled as Mrs Baird's B&B in the series, before heading to the east coast to the home of golf, St. Andrews. Our final stop for today is Dundee we'll see the impressive Tay Rail Bridge and view the RRS Discovery, the last traditional wooden three-masted ship built in Britain and the vessel which served as Robert Falcon Scott's Antarctic exploration vessel.Full Breakfast
Day: 5 Dundee – Castle Fraser – Inverness
We journey north to 15th century Castle Fraser, the ancestral home of the Fraser family, framed by over 300 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens, woodland and farmland. Spend some time exploring its sumptuous Victorian bedrooms, lush garden and tall towers within whose walls the ghosts of centuries ago are said to roam. This afternoon, we meander through the rugged landscapes of the Scottish Highlands to the town of Inverness and the gateway to Loch Ness with its legendary monster. Full Breakfast
Day: 6 Inverness – Culloden – Thurso (2 Nights)
Our first stop today is the bloody battlefield of Culloden where Bonnie Prince Charlie's Jacobite army was defeated in 1746. The windswept moors on which this final battle took place played a significant role in the Outlander series as the catalyst which forced Claire and Jamie to part ways. We relive the brief, but brutal battle at the contemporary Visitor Centre before continuing to Thurso, the most northerly town in mainland Scotland, our home for the next two nights.Full Breakfast, Dinner
Day: 7 Orkney Islands Excursion
From the coastal village of John O'Groats, we catch the ferry that crosses the Pentland Firth and arrive at South Ronaldsay, one of the Orkney Islands. The legend of Orkney's mythical Selkies that shift their aquatic form on land to walk as humans is revealed in Outlander and explored today as we roam these mystical islands en route to the remains of the Neothilic Skara Brae village, which was lost for millennia. Wander freely amongst the standing stones of the Ring of Brodgar, before a final photo stop at Kirkwall cathedral and the ferry back to the mainland. Full Breakfast, Dinner
Day: 8 Thurso – Ullapool – Isle of Skye
Soak up the seafaring charm of Ullapool, a quaint fishing town on Loch Broom and home to Thomas Telford's famous herring port. We traverse the rugged countryside and see the spellbinding spot where three lochs meet and are guarded by the island fortress of Eilean Donan Castle. Continuing to the picturesque Isle of Skye, we hear about Bonnie Prince Charlie's daring escape "over the sea to Skye" aided by Jacobite heroine, Flora MacDonald. This evening we enjoy dinner at our hotel.Full Breakfast, Dinner
Day: 9 Isle of Skye – Ballachulish (2 Nights)
We leave the craggy landscape of Skye behind, boarding a ferry back to the mainland to Maillag and later, travel to Fort William via the magnificent Glenfinnan Viaduct. Admire exquisite views of Britain's highest mountain, Ben Nevis, before travelling to the idyllic holiday retreat that is Ballachulish, where we'll spend the next two nights.Full Breakfast
Day: 10 Highland Folk Museum Excursion
Celebrate rural Scottish heritage at the Highland Folk Museum with its recreated 18th-century township that was used as a location in the filming of Outlander season 1. Gain a unique Cultural Insight into rural life in Scotland from the 18th century to the mid 20th century and admire the extensive collection of artefacts spanning centuries. This evening we dine at our hotel.Full Breakfast, Dinner
Day: 11 Ballachulish – Glencoe – Doune Castle – Stirling Castle – Bannockburn – Glasgow (2 Nights)
The soulful beauty of the "Glen of the Weeping" is as tragic as its history. The site of the massacre of the MacDonald clan over 500 years' ago, this is our first stop en route to Doune Castle which served as the film location for Castle Leoch in Outlander. We see the site where Clan Mackenzie welcomed and hosted Claire upon her arrival in 18th century Scotland, then head to Stirling and its magnificent castle, a symbol of Scottish national pride and once home to Scottish royals including Mary, Queen of Scots. Explore its halls, chapels and bedrooms, see the famous "Stirling Heads" and admire the poignant Wallace Monument and battlefield of Stirling Bridge from its 16th century walls. View the site of the Battle of Bannockburn before arriving in Glasgow for an evening at leisure.Full Breakfast
Day: 12 Glasgow Orientation – Linlithgow Palace Excursion
This morning we enjoy an orientation tour of the city, including a visit to the masterfully crafted St. Mungo's Cathedral, the Outlander film location for "L'Hopital des Anges" in Paris where Claire persuades Mother Hildegard to let her put her medicine knowledge to good use. We visit Linlithgow Palace, which doubled as the prison entrance and corridors of Wentworth Prison where Jamie was imprisoned in season 1. Our encounter with Highland stories not yet at its end, we join the Wood family at their 15th century historical farm on the shores of Loch Ard for a homecooked Be My Guest Farewell Lunch amidst intriguing tales of Rob Roy.Full Breakfast, Be My Guest Dining
Day: 13 Depart Glasgow
As the chapter closes on our Outlander-inspired journey through the wilds of Scotland and centuries of fascinating heritage, we say farewell to our newfound friends and prepare to return to reality. Transfers are available. Conditions apply.Full Breakfast

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Guaranteed Departure 05/21/2018 $3,250.00
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08/27/2018 $3,395.00
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