6 Day The Outlander with Jacobite Steam Train | Detail
Day 1 takes in Linlithgow Palace (where Jamie is imprisoned) and the rustic village of Culross in Fife (Cranesmuir, home to Geillis & Arthur Duncan) and impressive Culross Palace (Claire works in its herb garden at fictional Castle Leoch). After lunch we head for Stirling Castle and then Doune Castle near Callander (Castle Leoch, home to Colum MacKenzie). Overnight nr Stirling.
Day 2 takes us into the Highlands of Scotland as we visit Dunkeld and Pitlochry, later we visit Newtonmore and the Highland Folk Museum (MacKenzie village). The afternoon will be spent walking the battlegrounds at Culloden where you will learn more about the fate of the Jacobites that fought here in 1746, and then Inverness. Overnight Inverness.
Day 3 is a relaxing journey to the Isle of Skye via Loch Ness where we will stop at the charming village of Fort Augustus on the southern shores. After lunch we head through Glenshiel, admiring this stunning landscape. The scenery changes as we near the rugged west coast and we will spend the afternoon visiting iconic Eilean Donan Castle, long held by the Mackenzies of Kintail. Overnight nr Skye
Day 4 is a pleasant tour of the Isle of Skye; over the Skye Bridge and passing through Broadford and then on to the Island’s main settlement, Portree, with its colourful harbour front. Heading further north we take in the most fabulous scenery and seascapes including the Fairy Pools and the Cuillin Mountains, with Dunvegan Castle and other options a possibility. Overnight nr Skye.
Day 5 takes us back to the mainland by ferry, arriving in the small fishing village of Mallaig where you will board the Jacobite Steam Trainn now famous as the Harry Potter 'Hogwarts Express'. At the head of Loch Shiel is the Glenfinnan Monument which marks the place where Prince Charles Edward Stuart, ‘Bonnie Prince Charlie’, raised his standard at the beginning of the 1745 Jacobite Rising. Overnight nr Glencoe.
Day 6 takes us south through Rannoch Moor (backdrop for Claire’s mysterious disappearance at Craigh na Dun) and on to the ‘bonnie banks’ of Loch Lomond. We will have some time out at the small village of Luss before moving on to explore Glasgow with many ornate buildings with fine period features, particularly George Square (location for Frank’s spontaneous proposal to Claire). Tour end