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Welcome to Scotland. On arrival at Edinburgh airport, you will be met by your private driver and transferred to your hotel. Discover the Georgian period New Town, the Old Town and the Royal Mile on your Hop-On, Hop-Off tour. Journey through the cobbled streets and courtyards and try and find Bakehouse Close where Jamie and Claire are reunited in Season 3. Your experience includes entrance fees to Edinburgh Castle, Holyrood Palace and the Royal Yacht Britannia. At Holyrood Palace, you can delve into Jacobite history to learn about the historical context of the books.
Sample HotelThe Scotsman
HighlightsOld Town, Holyrood Palace, Edinburgh Castle, Royal Yacht Britannia
Enjoy a morning at your leisure. Maybe take the time to check out the National Museum of Scotland to see some Jacobite artifacts, or peruse the shops of the Royal Mile, keeping an eye out for some Fraser tartan. In the afternoon, learn about Jamie’s favourite drink, whisky at the Scotch Whisky Experience. Try a dram of two single malt Scotch whiskies, following by a blended Scotch whisky. You’ll be an expert in no time!
Sample HotelThe Scotsman
HighlightsNational Museum of Scotland, Royal Mile, Scotch Whisky Experience
Pick up your car rental and embark on your journey north to explore the Firth of Forth. Before crossing the Firth, stop to take a photo of the impressive Blackness Castle, which you may know as Captain Jack Randall’s Headquarters. Then continue to the village of Culross, known to fans as Cranesmuir. You may also spot Claire’s herb garden and Gellis Duncans’ house while strolling around this picturesque village. At your leisure, continue to Pitlochry in the heart of Cairngorms National Park. Why not stop and discover Falkland on the way? It may seem familiar as it was the filming location for 1940s Inverness.
Sample HotelAtholl Palace Hotel
HighlightsFirth of Forth, Blackness Castle, Culross, Falkland, Pitlochry, Cairngorms National Park
This morning, climb aboard your 4x4 with your Local Specialist & Safari Ranger and get close to nature in the heart of the Highlands. Watch out for the majestic red deer, the famous grouse and the soaring golden eagle as you travel through forests, mountains and moors on private hill tracks. At your leisure, continue through the Cairngorms National Park to Inverness, the capital of the Highlands. Explore Inverness. The Old Town features an Old High Church, an indoor Victorian Market and the 19th century Inverness Cathedral.
HighlightsScottish Highlands, Cairngorms National Park, Inverness
Discover the magic of Clava Cairns, the inspiration for Craigh na Dun, the standing stones through which Claire was transported back in time. Then on to Culloden Battlefield to see where the Scottish clans fought their final battle for the Jacobite cause in 1745. Learn about the history and then discover your own history as you meet with a local genealogist. Discover the history of your clan names and find out personal connections dating back to the 17th century. Before heading back to Inverness, why not stop at Beauly Priory and try and find the graves of three members of Clan Fraser.
HighlightsClava Cairns, Culloden Battlefield, Beauly Priory
Leave your car behind today, as you sit back, relax and take in the dramatic Highland scenery on the way to Eilean Donan Castle. Then, travel over the sea to Skye like Bonnie Prince Charlie did after Culloden and travel through the stunning Red Cuillin Mountains.
HighlightsEilean Donan Castle, Isle of Skye, Cuillin Mountains
Bid farewell to Inverness as you drive along the shores of Loch Ness, keeping an eye out for its famous monster. Drive through the dramatic mountainous scenery of Glencoe, which can be seen in the opening credits of the show. Why not stop at Glenfinnan Monument where is considered the starting point of the Jacobite rebellion. Continue to Loch Lomond for a cruise on this spectacular lake.
Sample HotelLoch Lomond Arms
HighlightsLoch Ness, Glencoe, Glenfinnan Monument, Loch Lomond
Continue your drive south to Dunure, which doubled as both the harbour where Jamie and Claire leave from to sail to the New World and as Wilmington where Brianna and Roger are reunited. Heading back towards Glasgow, why not explore Pollock Country Park whose beautiful parklands were featured often in the first two seasons of Outlander. This evening, explore the best of Glasgow’s food scene on your walking food tour of the city. This MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience allows you to support sustainable food experiences and responsible consumption. You will get the chance to taste locally-sourced food and beverages, and see why so many people love to visit this immersive city.
Sample HotelDakota Glasgow
HighlightsDunure, Pollock Country Park, Glasgow
Experience the city of Glasgow by bike with a Local Specialist who will show you sights such as St Mungo’s Cathedral, used as L’Hopital des Anges in Paris where Claire volunteers, and Glasgow University, used as Harvard in the series. Why not stop off at Argyle Street, Glasgow’s hotspot for shoppers, to pick up some souvenirs of your Scottish adventure.
Sample HotelDakota Glasgow
HighlightsSt Mungo’s Cathedral, Glasgow University, Argyle Street
This morning you will be picked up by your private driver and transferred to Glasgow airport for your departure flight.
Range of Hertz rental car options available from airport and city locations
Your selection of hand-selected accommodations from B&B’s to castles, manors and hotels
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Your selection of pre-organized sightseeing
Full breakfast included daily
*Trip USD Pricing for this itinerary is low $2369, mid $2925 and high $3424 based on the following effective from dates: Low - 02 January, Mid - 01 October, High - 01 July. Price is per person, land only and based on double occupancy. Subject to availability; varies by inclusions and travel dates. CST#2084503-20
^Trip CAD Pricing for this itinerary is low $2598, mid $3209 and high $3745 based on the following effective from dates: Low - 02 January, Mid - 01 October, High - 01 July. Price is per person, land only and based on double occupancy. Subject to availability; varies by inclusions and travel dates. All prices and itineraries are subject to change until all services have been confirmed and paid in full. For up to date pricing contact your Brendan Vacations Celtic Expert. BN#776064719 | TICO # R50025597 and W50025598