Dreaming of Scotland (with a wee bit of Outlander)-Oct. 06-Oct. 15 2022

9 nights | 10 days | $5,695 | Limit 8 women | 4 women minimum


Please join Her Dream Vacation on a Dreaming of Scotland with a wee bit of Outlander dream vacation! We will visit a bonnie country where legends and myths endure. As we walk in the steps of Jamie and Claire, we will visit some of the Outlander series filming sites: Lallybroch, Wentworth Prison, Craig Na dun, Inverness, Castle Leoch, Fort William, Culloden and more!

We'll travel from the beautiful colorful hues of amazing landscapes to the battlefields of the Jacobites. If we’re lucky we may also come across a famous, long-sought-after monster!


You are invited to embrace the rugged beauty of Scotland during this 9-night, 10-day dream vacation that includes grand castles, bloody battles and perfect villages. We will visit the cities of Glasgow, Inverness, Pitlochry, and Edinburgh and several small villages in between.

 

Day 1 - Welcome to Glasgow!

You will be met at the airport upon arrival and brought to your historic city-center hotel.


You will have time to settle in before we meet for a champagne toast and early dinner.

Our welcome dinner will be at a festive local restaurant, where we’ll have a chance to get to know each other and talk about our upcoming Scottish and Outlander adventures. Slainte!


*Welcome Dinner

 

Day 2 - Glasgow: Let's follow in the footsteps of Jamie and Claire!

We will meet after breakfast and begin our first day of visiting the filming sites of the Outlander TV series. These historical sites are not only a part of the series, doubling as the fictional land of Claire and Jamie, but an integral part of the heritage of Scotland.


We will begin at Glasgow Cathedral from Season 2, which is the hospital setting where Claire does her volunteer work. Then we're off to Stirling Castle, then Doune Castle, home of Colum MacKenzie (Season 1) and a former royal residence. After a stop for a quick lunch and a wee dram, we will head to Tibbermore Church, the scene of the infamous with trial with Geillis. (Season 1). Then we meander onto Falkland (Seasons 1 and 2) and ending our day with the famous Kelpies!


*Breakfast, Lunch

 

Day 3 - Coming into Sight of Inverness

This morning, we will meet after breakfast and make our way by train to Inverness for our next two nights. After a lovely sunset walk and exploring, we will enjoy an evening with Scottish musicians at a favorite local pub.


*Breakfast

 

Day 4 - Inverness: Sing me a song of a lass that is gone

After an early morning breakfast, we will travel to the iconic Isle of Skye, famous for its dramatic mountain scenery, picturesque seascapes and prehistoric past.


We will travel along the shores of Loch Ness, past the Five Sisters mountain range until we reach the Eilean Donan Castle, one of Scotland’s most magical sights. After touring the castle, we’ll cross “over the sea to Skye” by way of the road bridge.


As we travel through the island, you will be in awe of the jugged ridges dropping to the gentle beaches. We will pass by the many inlets, bays and islands which create a complex pattern with the sea and views that go on forever. After some free time in Isle of Skye’s capital, Portree, we will continue to tour the island, stopping to enjoy dramatic views and the atmospheric little villages before we return to Inverness.


(This day may be substituted with the Jacobite Steam Train roundtrip excursion. Subject to weather conditions.)


*Breakfast, Lunch

 

Day 5 - Pitlochry: Highland Nights and Marching Bands

We will be met this morning by a private driver as we make our way to Pitlochry.


Along the way we will visit Culloden Battlefield and Clava Cairns.



Will you time travel through the standing stones? With a stop for whisky and a bit of shopping, we will arrive to Pitlochry in time for a Highlands Parade! Put on your marching shoes!


*Breakfast, Dinner

 

Day 6 - Pitlochry: Take Care of YOU!

After a leisurely morning, you may opt for a spa service or a whisky tour…or just do nothing.


The hotel is a lovely spot for meandering and taking in the amenities.


A short walk into the village for a late afternoon lunch or an early evening dinner with a local theatre presentation may be what you decide for later on!


*Breakfast

 

Day 7 - Edinburgh - A Beautiful City to Take In

If you love bookstores, we will be taking a train from Pitlochry to Edinburgh. The train station features a bookshop that is run by volunteers, with the proceeds benefiting local charities. Books are donated and bought by visitors from around the world. But don’t miss the train! We depart by train, where we will arrive in Edinburgh in time for a late afternoon walk and early pub dinner.


Edinburgh is a historic and cosmopolitan city and the capital of Scotland. It's a striking city setting, perched on several extinct volcanoes and rocky crags which rise from the flat landscape of the Lothian’s and sheltered by the Firth of Forth shoreline to the north.


Along the historical sights, we will witness a modern, dynamic capital featuring many international festivals attracting the world’s leading performers. There are art galleries displaying cutting-edge art, and upscale restaurants and clubs creating a lively, cosmopolitan atmosphere with a distinct Scottish twist. "Edinburgh," said writer Robert Louis Stevenson, "is what Paris ought to be ’yet others claim it is the Ancient Athens of the United Kingdom."


*Breakfast

 

Day 8 - Edinburgh - and time travel!

More of Outlander, as we take a short train ride to Linlithgow this morning where we will meet with a local Outlander expert and hear more stories about the actors, the sets and the parties of the Outlander cast!


Then off we will go to Linlithgow Palace which was used as Wentworth Prison, where Jamie was imprisoned. (Season 1).


The palace is the royal residence of the Stewart kings and queens and the birthplace of Mary Queen of Scots. You will fall in love with his wonderful 15th century site. It oozes with charm and glamour! We will embark upon our journey to Lallybroch, home of the Frasers' Blackness Castle (Season 1 and 2), the Fort William headquarters for Black Jack.


One of the finest examples of Scotland’s architecture is Hopetoun House, which doubles as the house for the Duke of Sandringham, Claire’s Paris apartment, Hawkin’s estate and the stables of Helwater. (Seasons 1, 2, 3). You will not believe the vastness of the estate in comparison to the tiny bit you see on screen!


We finish off our day in Culross, a quaint example of how village life must have been (and the home of Geillis), before train back to Edinburgh. (Season 1 and 2). What a day of time travel!


*Breakfast, Lunch

 

Day 9 - Edinburgh - A Royal Day

After another full Scottish breakfast, we will set out to explore Edinburgh up close.


Beginning with the majestic Edinburgh Castle, the most famous and complex of all Scottish castles, we will arrive early to beat the crowds! The oldest part, St Margaret’s Chapel, dates from the 12th century; the Great Hall was erected by James IV in 1510; and the Half Moon Battery in the late 16th century.


We will also visit Mary King’s Close, a warren of subterranean streets frozen in time since the 17th century and buried beneath Edinburgh’s Royal Mile. After lunch, we will continue with the last of our Outlander tour as we make our way down the Royal Mile to the Palace of Holyroodhouse, where we’ll tour the State Apartments and the evocative ruins of the Holyrood Abbey.


Best known as the home of Mary, Queen of Scots, today the State Apartments are used regularly by Her Majesty The Queen for State ceremonies and official entertaining.


In the evening, we will enjoy our last Scottish dinner as we bid farewell to bonnie Scotland and the new friends we have made.


*Breakfast, Dinner

 

Day 10 - Depart Edinburgh - Fare Thee Well!


Departure days are not fun! But you will take home sweet memories and newly formed friendships! Fare thee well!


Thank you for traveling with Her Dream Vacation.

 

Trip Inclusions

 
  • Single Rooms Boutique Hotels, Villas or apartments

  • Welcome Dinner

  • Breakfast each morning

  • 3 Lunches

  • 3 Dinners

  • Private driver/guide

  • Local transportation

  • Professional Licensed Tour guides

  • Entrance fees

  • Insider experiences

  • Concierge escort

  • Glasgow City Tour

  • Outlander Tour walking in the paths of Clare and Jamie

  • Outlander filming locations including Castles, Culloden Battlefield and Clava Cairns

  • Isle of Skye Full Day Tour and/or Jacobite Steam Train

  • Loch Ness

  • Glasgow Museum Tours (Hunterian and Kelvingrove)

  • Famous Kelps

  • Whiskey Tours along the way

  • Highlander Night

  • Edinburgh Royal Mile Tour/Outlander

  • Edinburgh Castle

  • Taste of Scotland Show

 

Not Included

 
  • International flight or mandatory all-inclusive "cancel for any reason" travel insurance

  • Tips for guides, drivers; meals not indicated; drinks and personal spending or taxes (we will suggest appropriate tipping on your arrival)

 

Other Things To Know

 
  • Itinerary is subject to change based on weather and unknown events

  • Final itinerary with listed hotel accommodations, contact information transfer schedule, etc., will be sent prior to departure

  • Our small group tours include many extras that you may not be expecting. Because we are small women's group tour, we have the luxury of flexibility, including necessary changes. We stop when we want to, we add in an extra site, and we start our day when it makes sense.

  • Some days are easier than others, but you do have some free time built in. It is important to us that you take care of YOU! Do you want to get a massage? Go shopping? Or just chill in your room with a good book? No problem! Just be mindful of, and respectful to, your tour companions and traveling concierge.

  • We have expert guides and drivers who answer questions one-on-one, with transportation that is typically a luxurious touring van.

  • We immerse with the locals and there is a lot of serendipity. We visit the "planned by us," but unknown to you are little surprises along the way that are built in. Please join us!

 

Join Us!

 
  • Early reservations are advised and a non-refundable deposit of $800.00 is required

  • Guests will receive an invoice for the balance due

  • Full payment is required 120 days prior to commencement of trip

  • If you are making your reservation fewer than 90 days of departure, the entire amount of the trip must be paid in full at the time of reservation

  • Please note that this tour is limited to 8 women

  • Safety and sanitary precautions are implemented for your protection by all vendors

  • In the event that we do not meet the minimum capacity for travel, you will have the option to pay a supplemental fee for a private, customized tour. This decision will be made with your approval

  • Please read our Terms & Conditions before registering for your Dream Vacation

 

Your Total Cost

 

$5,695.00

Includes private single rooms in boutique hotels, meals (where indicated), private transportation, entrance fees, where applicable.




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