Outlander Classic Tour 2022

We have been running these guided Outlander Tours for nearly twenty years, and are delighted at their success. As well as 'Outlander sites', we put the books into context and explore a little of what life was like for a Highlander in the 18th century.

We include a few places not associated with the books - historic places that consistently delight our clients: the brochs at Glenelg, Glencoe and the Isle of Skye.

Each tour is for a maximum of seven people, travelling in a nine seater minibus.

Arrival Dates are as follows:

If you are a group of three or more looking for an Outlander Tour and there is no space available for your chosen dates, please email us at enquiries@clansandcastles.com and we will see if we can lay on another tour or else arrange a trip just for your group.

Month Arrive  Meet Guide Last Night Places Left
April Sun 24 Tue 26 Mon 2 May Sold out
May Sun 22 Tue 24 Mon 30 Sold out
June Sun 12 Tue 14 Mon 20 Sold out
July  Sun 10 Tue 12 Mon 18 Sold out
Aug Sun 7 Tue 9 Mon 15 Sold out
Aug Sun 21 Tue 23 Mon 29 Sold out
Sept Sun 4 Tue 6 Mon 12 Sold out
Sept Sun 18 Tue 20 Mon 26 Sold out

Tour Details

The general outline of the tours is as follows...

Arrival Date.

Experience teaches us that people prefer to give themselves a full day to recover from the flight, adjust to the time zone and explore a little on their own. We are therefore including two nights at a chic Bed and Breakfast close to Edinburgh city centre before you meet your tour guide.

A taxi from the airport will cost about £25.

Arrival Day Plus One

Time to get out and about... see Edinburgh Castle with your free pass (allow at least two hours), the Royal Mile (we provide you with a guide of 'Outlander places') and the Palace of Holyroodhouse.

Day One with the Tour Guide

We all meet in the foyer at 0915 and head north. First stop is Falkland in Fife, used in the TV series for Inverness. Next, see what it looks like to stand in the dock and be accused of witchcraft (you'll just have to imagine the baying crowd!).

After lunch we are in the Highlands and on our way to the Highland Folk Museum to see the traditional village used in the rent gathering scenes. The next two nights are at a charming B&B in the Highland town of Nairn.

Day Two

The new visitor centre at Culloden offers a detailed explanation of the battle, the background to the conflict and its brutal aftermath. Then we head by Inverness to the Fraser of Lovat clan lands, including a visit to the tomb of the 11th Lord Lovat ('The Old Fox') and Beauly Priory (where Claire met Maisri the prophetess).

After lunch the bronze age Clava Cairns and stone circles. That evening, you will have the chance to hold a claymore, targe and dirk yourself and learn more about the life of a clansman and his traditional dress.

Day Three

We head west by Loch Ness and Glenmoriston (where Prince Charles Edward hid for three weeks in 1746) and by Glenshiel (site of another Jacobite battle) to the dramatic Mam Rattigan Pass (fantastic views) and over to Glenelg. Here we see the best examples of brochs on the Scottish mainland.

The local inn provides an excellent lunch. The only remaining turntable ferry in Europe takes us across the narrows to Skye and then we visit super-picturesque Eilean Donan Castle. That night is at a small hotel on Skye.

Day Four

Cameras out today and we pray for good weather as we see 'Kilt Rock', look across to the pillar known as the 'Old Man of Storr', wind up to the dramatic Quirang viewpoint and across to Uig. This landscape is not much changed from the 18th century and helps us understand what life was like then.

Lunch is at Dunvegan and that afternoon we hear from a local (though internationally-known) storyteller.

Day Five

We take the ferry across the Sound of Sleat to Mallaig, then drive the west coast by Loch nan Uamh (from where Prince Charles Edward left in September 1746) and Glenfinnan (where he raised his standard in August 1745), to Fort William (sadly almost nothing much left of the original fort).

Heading inland we see Glencoe (famous for the massacre of the MacDonalds in 1692) and Rannoch Moor. That afternoon we are guests of a clan chief.  We join him for tea and have a private tour of his castle before staying nearby on his beautiful Highland estate.  

Day Six

TV locations day. First up is Doune Castle, (Castle Leoch of course). Then to Culross, a fascinating 16th century time capsule, used for Cranesmuir and other places. From here we head to Blackness Castle (Fort William) and Midhope Castle (Lally Broch) just by stunning Hopetoun House (Duke of Sandringham's residence). That night you are staying in a splendid castle outside Edinburgh.

Day Seven

We have a private tour of the church where Jamie and Claire were married. Final lunch at a local pub and then visit to Craigmillar Castle, used for Ardsmuir in Season Three.

The experience of several years has taught us that there are always individual things (like shopping!) that people absolutely have to do on the last afternoon and so the group gets depleted. We have therefore decided to end the tour mid afternoon. The guide will transport anyone to any part of the city that they may want to explore and departs when everyone is happily occupied at whatever they need to do. Last night at the same B&B where you started.

Day Eight


Price, Transport, Guide, Accommodation and Shopping

The cost of the tours in 2022 is GBP £2750 (USD $3795 approx).

The tour is priced for people travelling on their own. If you are happy to share a room, there is a reduction of GBP £150 per person.

The tour will be for a maximum of seven people travelling in a nine seater people-carrier.

Breakfast is included throughout; lunch is not included. Dinner is includedon one night. At the other overnight stops there is a range of bar meals and more formal options.

Luggage- we suggest a medium sized case plus hand luggage for easy access at your seat.  If you are continuing your trip please ask us about left luggage facilities in Edinburgh. 

There will be plenty opportunity to buy souvenirs but this is not really a tour for serious shopping!

What's Included?

  • Bed and Breakfast for nine nights
  • Dinner on one night
  • Services of tour guide for seven days
  • Entry to Edinburgh Castle, The Georgian House & Gladstone's House
  • Entry to castles  (occasionally, by mutual consent, we change one castle for another)
  • Entry to Culloden Battlefield
  • Storyteller on Skye
  • Jacobite weapons presentation
  • A private castle tour.

Not included:

  • Air Fares
  • Lunches, drinks and snacks
  • Dinners except for one
  • Trip insurance

We ask for a non refundable deposit of GBP £500 per person.

The balance is payable thirteen weeks prior to the start of the tour.


We strongly recommend that you take out trip insurance in case of unforeseen circumstances. Special arrangements for Covid related cancellations on request. Clans and Castles is registered under the official 'Good to Go' scheme. For more details on our terms and conditions please click here.   

Exchange Rates

At the time of writing the exchange rate is $1.38 USD to one pound sterling (GBP). We use www.xe.com for our calculations and this means that:

  • The GBP £2750 holiday cost is currently USD $3795
  • The GBP £150 per person reduction for sharing is currently USD $207
  • The GBP £500 per person deposit is currently USD $690

Now What?

If you would like to know, more about the trip then send an email to me, Diana Gray.


If you would like to go ahead and book a place, you can pay your non-refundable deposit of GBP £500 below....

Note - please use Ref: 'OUTL'