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The original Scottish Outlander tour Over a decade of touring
The Outlander tours of Scotland created by fans for fans of Diana Gabaldon's Outlander novels.
When we first developed the tour we held an online survey for Outlander fans: What would your ideal Outlander tour of Scotland
look like? The Jamie and Claire Tour is the result. The tours have developed to include Starz locations and off-book, second-visit tours, delving into the depth and majesty of Scotland. Welcome home Outlandish Spirits!
This video is from 2014, before Starz Outlander first broadcast, so doesn't cover the TV sites now included. The tour is always developing!
The exact itinerary changes each year, but you'll get a good idea of the tour from the video.
Jamie and Claire Tours ~ General Description
See Scotland with your feet firmly on terra firma!
...not just whipping by you through a vehicle window.
Hello. We're Samantha & Scot and we've been great fans for almost two decades of the
Diana Gabaldon Outlander novels. Since the inception of our Outlander tours
over a decade ago, we've travelled throughout Scotland & France to find the best places
to let you 'experience' the adventures and the land of Jamie and
Claire. We've been visiting locations for many years that are now used as Starz
Since the TV series was launched, we've been offering Starz Outlander tours too, taking
guests to locations used in the filming.
We think the Jamie and Claire Tour of Scotland is as close as you
can get in a week to the lives of the two heroes.
Because we limit the amount of time in the vehicle, you'll have more time
with your feet on terra firma to experience the paths and hills of the Scottish Highlands.
We will witness parts of the battle and pay our respects
to the fallen at Culloden Battlefield. We'll
look for the elusive Stone of Craigh na Dun that brought Claire
into Jamie Fraser's life. We'll visit a Private "Lallybroch" Estate very much like the book's
description and search for Nessie on a Loch Ness Boat Trip or you
may wish to try your skills at Pony/Horse Trekking. We'll stay in some traditional accommodations of
the Highlands and meet the locals. We'll visit the romantic wee chapel like the
one Claire and James Alexander
Malcolm MacKenzie Fraser were joined in a traditional Scottish Handfasting
There will be time for traditonal Celtic music, Gàidhlig words
and phrases and Storytelling of the 18th
century with a genuine Highland Storyteller as one of your guides.
We are long time devoted Jamie and Claire fans and have created experiences that best reflect
the atmosphere of their adventures and life in the 1700s.
We've chosen the locations and experiences closest to the first 3 books in
the Outlander Series by Diana Gabaldon. However, these are places that
will appeal to everyone
interested in the magnificence of Scotland. Walking is essential to the pre-scheduled
group tours, as we leave the vehicle at each destination and put on our walking shoes
and enjoy the beauty around us.
The search for Claire & Jamie is on as you join us in an
adventure of a life time.
For our even more adventurous or returning guests (aka Outlandish Alumni),
we have non-Outlander tours such as "The Romantic Borders",
"Journey To The Western Isles" and Custom Tours which
can be any part of Scotland, or a combination of Outlander locations with other places.
The Fuller Uniqueness Quotes From Guests
"It was my first time on a tour, and I really enjoyed not having to worry what we were going to do or where we were
going. Every day was a new adventure. The care and thought that you both put into it was evident from the start... I was content
to know I was just in the moment, a first for me as I like to be in control. Walking in Claire and Jaime's footsteps was an eye
opening experience; Now I will reread the books with a new perspective." Gina Tisell, 2015
"Thank you for sharing your very beautiful country with me in a way that really touched my heart." Elaine Gabriel
"To say that Scot is a “tour guide” is like saying that the Louvre has some pretty paintings in it. Scot is one of
only two official storytellers connected to the Clans of the Highlands, himself holding the position of Seanachaidh for Clan
MacLean. His bio, however, does not begin or end there: he’s an historian, a musician and a human being with such an intimate
knowledge of place, that it seems every blade of grass and every bend of trail recognizes his footfall as he steps quietly in the
landscape – and steps into and out of time as he speaks. He’s as well-versed in contemporary concerns as he is with those of
centuries past, and the tales he can weave together from these various threads are as rich in texture as the plaids he
wears." Loreen Costa 2014
"I showed my photos [of Scotland] to a woman here at work who grew up there, and goes back often. She said she didn't
recognize much of what I showed her, and that Scotland Vacation pics she's seen always look the same. She congratulated you both
for conducting this tour, and us for having taken the effort to see the non-tourist version of the country." Mike Stinson,