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~ The Jamie and Claire Tour ~
~ Places We Visit ~

~ Ancient Standing Stones that inspired Craigh na Dun
~ A chapel like the one where Claire was Handfasted with Jamie Fraser
~ A "Big Hoose" in the fashion of Lallybroch - as pictured below
~ Castle 'Leoch' as described in the book
~ The Highland City of Inverness
~ Loch Ness
~ Culloden Battlefield
~ A village the twin of Cranesmuir, haunt of Geillis Duncan
~ A Wentworth or Ardsmuir inspired fortification
~ A thatched cottar's house (a home of poor folk)

At each place there will be ample time and guiding / alone-time as required.

Special itinerary for the Outlander Gathering 2014 Tour:

~ The castle used for Leoch by Starz
~ The film location for Cranesmuir
~ Ancient Standing Stones that inspired Craigh na Dun
~ A chapel like the one where Claire was Handfasted with Jamie Fraser
~ The Highland City of Inverness
~ Loch Ness
~ Culloden Battlefield
~ A thatched cottar's house (a home of poor folk)
~ And more besides...

At each place there will be ample time and guiding / alone-time as required.


~ Experiences You'll Have ~

~ To be amidst 18th century Scottish history
~ An evening of traditional music and storytelling
~ Special demonstrations of Highland traditions
~ Traditional Scottish food
~ Gàidhlig language - hear Scot's audio clips of book terms
~ Highland pony trekking (optional & additional - see Booking page.)
~ Time spent IN the Highlands on foot
~ Searching for Claire's waterhorse along the shores of the loch
~ Free time to roam for yourself (in Inverness and the wilds)
~ Some planned evenings and some free
~ Lodging in real Highland homes -
from the old style to the modern, from quirky to romantic
~ The opportunity to see some of the most beautiful land and meet genuine Highlanders
~ Know Jamie and Claire's homeland deeply for yourself

Still got itinerary questions? FAQ page has Answers!

~ The Edinburgh and Enlightenment Extension ~
~ Places We Visit ~

The Wynds and Closes of 1760s Edinburgh.
Carfax Close (location of).
The underground vaults of Red Jamie's smuggling business.
The World's End pub.
The Portait Gallery (to see the faces of Jamie's contemporaries and hear their stories).
An 1810 Georgian house of the Edinburgh New Town.
Caddenhead's world famous Whisky Emporium.
We'll go beyond the city to:
The historic port towns of the 18th century, haunts of smugglers and traders.
The out of town mansion houses of the rising elite of the Enlightenment.

At each place there will be ample time and guiding / alone-time as required.


The dangerous Closes...The unique architecture... the triumph of science over religion


~ Experiences You'll Have ~

~ To get under the skin of Edinburgh's 18th and 19th century culture through its bars, buildings and art.
~ To see how A. Malcolm, Printer fits into a developing city.
~ to go beneath Edinburgh - literally.
~ To eat oysters in a genuine 1800s gentlemen's bar.
~ To hear Tales of the people of Edinburgh of 1700 and 1800s.
~ Gain understanding of what happened to Scotland after Culloden and the '45.
~ To learn how Edinburgh became known as The Capital of the Mind and "The Athens of the North" and how it changed science, philosophy and world commerce through the great Scottish Enlightenment.
~ This will be a tour to stimulate the mind, the senses and the spirit.

~Become a Laird & Lady of a Castle~
If you're travelling with us in May, the Edinbrugh Extension includes becoming the Laird or Lady of the Castle option, then we'll go west to visit a Castle to be given your Lairdship, see your square foot of land, and learn from the Laird or his 'Courtiers' about this remarkable restoration project. This will be in place of the 18th century ports, haunts and Mansion. From the castle we continue on to the Edinburgh adventure.

Still got itinerary questions? FAQ page has Answers!

Connoisseur's tour Badge ~ Dragonfly - France ~ Claret of Jared Fraser

Dragonfly in Amber in France
A Jamie & Claire Adventure ~ et Plus Encore!
This Connoisseur's Tour (what's this?) follows the adventures of Jamie & Claire in France, plus some lovely 'off book' divertissments in this city-to-sea route from Paris to Normandie and back.


~ Places We Visit - Experiences You'll Have ~

~ A working, breathing Abbey like Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupre, home of Father Anselm.. where Jamie came to make peace and die and Claire came to save his derriere (pardonnez mon francais!)... mmphh.

~ An enchanting historic port like Jared Fraser's Le Havre once was... You'll experience the bustle and smells of the streets where Jared and Jamie, and later Michael Murray, worked.

~ The Palace of Versailles, home of the Sun King, and later Marie Antoinnette... where Jamie & Claire spend much of their time fending off French Courtiers.

~ Giverny (off-book), the home of artist Claude Monet... strolling through the gardens that inspired his famous paintings 'Water Lillies' 'Garden at Giverny' and others.

~ A Museum of Impressionists (off-book), such as Monet, Manet and Cèzanne.

Water Lillies by Monet ~ An anciently dressed city reminescent of Paris architecture... where the fairytale façades date back to the 16th century...

~ The Royal Stables of Louis the 14th... home of the Percheron stud and horse and the royal outing of our heroes...

Arhitecture of Medieval France ~ Bois du Bologne, scene of the duel between Jamie & his nemisis...

~ A historical Hospital & Medical exhibit... see the tools of the trade through the centuries including the 18th century like Mother Hildegard's L'Hopital d'Anges.

~ There will be wine, chocolate and pastries and of course, a large offensive-weapon sausage.

~ Optional Extra ~ Weather permitting, you'll sail in an ancient coastal classic wooden boat like those dotting the port in the 1700s.used by Jared and le Comte de Germain for wine trading. (not included in price).

This tour has an optional extension. See below

Still got itinerary questions? FAQ page has Answers!

Mont Saint Michel ~ The French Extension ~
The additional 3 days will see us travelling further along the coast of France, to enjoy some off-book visits.
Mont Saint Michel

~ The Normandy Beaches and the Allied Forces war graves and memorials of northern France.

~ The island of Mont Saint Michel, stunning, bustling, beautiful, unique UNESCO World Heritage site, surmounted by a truly huge and sacred church.

~ We'll visit some of the loveliest Chateax des Normandie to experience pre-Revolution aristocratic life. Le Compte de Saint Germain, Le Compte de Monte Cristo and others will be lurking in the shadows of their past.

~ There will be wine, of course, and the Breton delicacy of Galette - savory buckwheat crepes. Hmm!

All this in addition to the full and varied itinerary of Dragonfly.
Scott's View The quiet valleys ~ The Romantic Borders ~
~ Swashbucklers, Castles & Coasts ~


This Connoisseur's Tour (what's this?) Connoisseur Stamp is themed around places of beauty and tranquillity, deeper exploration, walking and enjoyment of the rich history and literature of the fabulous but forgotten Borders.

~ Places We Visit - Experiences You'll Have ~

~ Three castles - from the smallest, Lindisfarne Castle on Holy Island, to the great fortress of Bamburgh Castle to the magical Alnwick Castle, home of Harry Potter.

~ Abbottsford, the dream mansion come true of Sir Walter Scott.

~ The Serenity of Dryburgh Abbey...
the resting place of Sir Walter Scott and Field Marshall Haig.

~ Jedburgh House - temporary residence of Mary Queen of Scots...
as she brought fleeting law and order to the Borders.

~ Berwick-upon-Tweed - a town so fiercely independent.
it's still at war with Russia after 200 years.

~ We'll get bookish at Barter Books,
the place that rediscovered the war poster "Keep Calm and Carry On".

~ We'll walk the beautiful Eildon Hills,
twisted from one hill into two by the witch Michael Scott.

~ We'll walk the cliff path at St Abb's Head amidst the bird colonies, for sea-bird aeronautics.

~ An evening of traditional music and storytelling of Border Tales.

~ Meeting Local Folk in tradtional pubs.

~ And of course, much more besides...

Borders - peaceful and Romantic Borders - peaceful and Romantic Borders - peaceful and Romantic
Borders - peaceful, romantic & a bit quirky

~~~ OPTIONAL EXTRA ~~~
Lads' Day ~ Gentlemen's Evening (no women allowed!)...
Treat your man to a dude day on the tour.
A day of men's pursuits* followed up with an evening of gentlemen's dining,
followed by drawing room or pub,
compliments of their Lasses.

* Some of the Lads' pursuits on offer include a selection from a few of the following:
Golf, Hill Walking (aka Hiking), Horse/Pony Trekking, Fishing, Boating, Archery, etc.
*The supplement for these additional activities will be covered by each Lad's significant other!

Lasses' Day
While the men are away, Les femmes will enjoy a day of their own group pursuits,
highlighted with a picnic or afternoon tea!

This tour has an optional extension. See below.

Still got itinerary questions? FAQ page has Answers!

housesteads-hadrians-wall-by-stuart-hodgson ~ The Borders Extension ~
Experience Northumberland & Hadrian's Wall

This is a three day tour, outdoor and active, of the beautiful hills of Northumberland, Hadrian's Wall & the Roman occupation sites and the location where Jerry MacKenzie's plane crashed.

~ We'll experience walking along a small part of the 80 mile wall that is a World Heritage Site - Britain's version of the Great Wall of China - constructed under Emperor Hadrian's rule in AD122 to separate the northern 'barbarians' from the Romans. The rural views are spectacular.
Vindolanda Roman Fort
~ We'll visit Vindolanda Roman Fort where live archaeological digs are ongoing with some of Europe's most important Roman finds still being unearthed; a glimpse into Roman garrison life.

But it's not all about the Romans ~ Hadrian's Wall on our walk route, byt Michael Hanselmann

~For those who want to know where Roger's dad's plane went down in "A Trail of Fire" (Diana Gabaldon), we'll be visiting the site where he disappeared.

~We'll visit a local pub or two for lunch and northumbrian real ales. We'll stay at B&Bs and small Inns for a welcoming accommodation.

~ Northumberland is one of the most beautiful landscapes in Britain (yes that includes Scotland) and worth viewing on foot.

Note: This tour date is for those with a higher level of walking ability for hiking. (What does this mean?)