Keegan Bus Tours: Scotland (April) 2023

Outlander Tour of Scotland

12th - 19th April 2023

 

Price per person in a twin / double room

Total Payment Due (in POUNDS STERLING) Total Payment Due (in USD*) Monthly Instalments
30 Paying in a Double room £2,092 $2,840 $110 per month
35 Paying in a Double room £2,038 $2,760 $105 per month
40 Paying in a Double room £1,998 $2,720 $103.20 per month
45 Paying in a Double room £1,967 $2,670 $98 per month

*Price calculated on currency exchange on 22nd Dec 2020 and subject to change

Single Room Supplement is £515 Sterling

 

Price includes

 - Coach and Driver-Guide 1 Person for 8 Days.

 - 7 Nights Bed and Breakfast in the hotels listed above or similar

 - Porterage 1 large bag in and out at each hotel

 - 6 Evening meals in the hotels listed above

 - 1 Evening meal and show at the Torphichen Inn.

 - 1 Double room including all meals and visits as per itinerary

Tour Schedule

Day 1 – EDINBURGH ARRIVAL & HIGHLIGHTS

Arrival at Edinburgh Airport and meet your Driver-Guide (1 Person) Next, take a guided tour (City Guide) of Edinburgh, Scotland’s capital city. Start your sightseeing by travelling through the heart of the city along Princes Street, famous for its shops on one side and gardens on the other. See the 18th century New Town with its broad streets, spacious squares and elegant townhouses. Stop to visit the imposing Edinburgh Castle, perched high above the city on volcanic rock. Then transfer to your nearby hotel, check-in and enjoy some time to settle into your room.

DINNER & OVERNIGHT: Doubletree by Hilton Edinburgh (Or Similar)

Day 2 – HOPETON HOUSE & BLACKNESS CASTLE

This morning, motor a short distance to visit the Hopetoun House, which dates back to the 17th century. In Outlander, the Hopetoun House was used as the setting for the residence of the Duke of Sandringham in Season 1, Episode 10. Next, motor a short distance to visit the ruins of Midhope Castle, which original was used as one of the stand-ins for the Lallybroch Estate. Continue to the village of Blackness and visit Blackness Castle. The 15th-century castle was seen in Season 1, Episode 6 and 8; the heartbreaking scene, where Jaime gets whipped by the notorious Black Jack Randall was filmed here. Your final visit of the day will be to Culross Palace, which was built between the later part of the 16th century and into the 17th century by Sir George Bruce. Today, the National Trust maintains the property, which includes the magnificent garden in the back of the property. The garden was used as Claire Randall’s herb garden. Return to Edinburgh.

In the evening, head to Torphichen Inn to enjoy an Outlander inspired evening. The evening will include Scottish music and the reading of excerpts from the books. Also, enjoy an Outlander inspired meal with your fellow travellers. TBC

OVERNIGHT: Doubletree by Hilton Edinburgh (Or Similar)

Day 3 – DOUNE CASTLE & DEANSTON DISTILLERY

After breakfast, drive to Doune so you can visit Doune Castle, which was first constructed in the 13th century but later had to be rebuilt in the 14th century due to the Scottish Wars of Independence. The castle also doubled as fictitious Castle Leoch in the television show, Outlander. Continue to visit Falkland Palace, which was the filming location of Mrs Baird’s Bed and Breakfast (Covenanter Hotel) on the hit show, Outlander. Head to Stirling and visit Deanston Distillery (with whiskey tasting) to see where Comte St. Germain stores his wine during Season 2, Episode 1 of Outlander. Then check into your nearby hotel, where you will have some time to relax or freshen up before tonight’s festivities.

DINNER & OVERNIGHT: Athol Palace Pitlochry (Or Similar)

Day 4 – HIGHLAND FOLK MUSEUM

Leaving Stirling, journey to Newtonmore and visit the Highland Folk Museum, which invites you to enter the World of the Highlander; here you can see, touch, smell and feel the atmosphere of the old Highlander way. Track how Highland people dealt with their environment, creating ingenious solutions to their everyday problems of providing light, heat, shelter, clothing and food. The museum property also doubled as a MacKenzie village. Then drive to Nairn, where you will check into your hotel for dinner and your overnight stay.

DINNER & OVERNIGHT: Muthu Newton Nairn (Or Similar)

Day 5 – CULLODEN VISITOR CENTRE & CLAVA CAIRNS

Motor a short distance to Culloden Moor so you can tour the Visitor Centre. Walk around the battlefield where, on April 16, 1746, British Government forces defeated the army of Prince Charles Edward Stuart in just one hour and ended hopes of restoring the Jacobite Stuarts to the British throne. Also see the Frasers Stone, which is dedicated to all the Frasers who died tragically on that April day. Head back to Inverness to see the Clava Cairns, which give off a peaceful and inspiring atmosphere all of their own. In the popular series, Outlander, the Clava Cairns are referred to by the name of “Split Stone” and are how the main heroine, Clare Randall, ends up travelling back to the 18th century. Next, drive to Fort Augustus, where you will take a boat ride on Loch Ness. This excursion will allow you to take in the lovely scenery and if you want you can also keep an eye out for the famous monster, “Nessie.”

DINNER & OVERNIGHT: Muthu Newton Nairn (Or Similar)

Day 6 – EILEAN DONAN CASTLE

Departing Inverness, journey to Kyle of Lochalsh to visit the picturesque Eilean Donan Castle, one of the most iconic images of Scotland. While Jaime and Claire have never been to the castle it emulates the romance and magic that is the Highlands. Next, travel via Skye Bridge to the charming Isle of Skye for a panoramic tour. After your tour, drive to Armadale so you can take a ferry to Mallaig. Then head to Fort William, where you will check into your quaint hotel. Once you settle into your room, join your fellow travellers for dinner in the hotel restaurant.

DINNER & OVERNIGHT: Nevis Bank Hotel, Fort William (Or Similar)

Day 7 – GLASGOW PANORAMIC

Leaving Fort William, motor a short distance to visit the Glencoe Visitor Centre and explore the landscape, wildlife and history of this special place. Also, learn about the conservation issues that face the region both past and present.

Then drive past Loch Lomond renowned in song and also for unsurpassed beauty of the lake and mountains. Continue to the lively city of Glasgow for a panoramic tour with a local guide. See the Victorian City Chambers, opened in 1888 by Queen Victoria. Pass Glasgow Cathedral, a splendid 12th-century Gothic building dedicated to St. Mungo, the patron saint of the city. Pass by Pollok Country Park, another location that Clare searched for herbs before visiting George Square to see where Frank proposed to Clare on the show, Outlander. Then transfer to your nearby hotel, where you will check-in for dinner and your overnight stay.

DINNER & OVERNIGHT: Clayton Hotel Glasgow (Or Similar)

Day 8 – FLY HOME

Transfer to Glasgow Airport in good time to check-in for your flight.

Visit and admission to

Edinburgh City Guide
Edinburgh Castle
Hopetoun House
Ruins of Midhope Castle
Blackness Castle
Culross Palace & garden
Doune Castle
Falkland Palace & garden (garden ONLY!!!)
Deanston Distillery + Whiskey tasting
Highland Folk Museum
Culloden Visitors Centre including Frasers Stone
Clava Cairns
Cruise Lochness
Eilean Donan Castle
Skye Bridge
Ferry Armadale to Mallaig
Glencoe Visitors Centre
City Guide in Glasgow

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