Lake District, Edinburgh & the Outlander Trail (from London) 2021/2022

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8 Days / 7 Nights (B 'n B or hotel)
Availability : April to October
Start: London, England
End: Edinburgh. Scotland

Lake District, Edinburgh & the Outlander Trail: 2 nts Keswick, 2 nts Edinburgh, 2 nts Inverness, 1 nt Fort William

Contact DHTour at 1-888-597-3519 or 905-639-9954 or [email protected] to book. 

So, you’re going to Britain.

This means you need to get out and about and discover the sights.

But in all honesty, you’d rather experience every Outlander episode again and again.

Well, we’ve got the solution for you, because on this tour you can do both.

You first take the quick and comfortable train from London to England’s premier beauty spot, the Lake District. Here, your guide takes you rambling around trickling rivers, quaint cottages, and gorgeous mountains.

And after you spend couple of luxurious nights in Edinburgh, you head on an adventure to where they filmed Outlander’s gory battles, tragic moments, and sultry scenes.

So, forget the couch and combine the Lake District with your favourite TV show on this eight-day tour.

8 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS / MAX 16 GUESTS

Tour Details
Places you explore

Ullswater – The second largest lake in the English Lake District is famous for its sublime, tranquil beauty.

Aira Force Waterfall – A lovely stone bridge crosses the fabulously flowing waterfalls.

Lake Windermere – You can choose to wander the shores or put on your sailing hat and go for a cruise.

Edinburgh – Scotland’s Medieval capital city boasts spectacular architecture and fascinating history.

Doune Castle – One of the most filmed castles in Scotland. It stars as Castle Leoch in Outlander, and featured in Monty Python’s ‘Holy Grail’, and the pilot for Game of Thrones.

Loch Ness – Take a chance to go on an optional boat cruise or wander around this alluring and eerie loch.

Culloden – A sad place to visit. It’s the location of a tragic Outlander scene and a catastrophic battle between Jacobites and Government troops.

Culross – This town looks like it never left the 16th century. It was also the setting for the fictional Outlander town, Cranesmuir.

Falkland – This quaint town in the Kingdom of Fife boasts a beautiful palace and a serene setting.

Midhope Castle – Jamie’s family home, Lallybroch, is as lovely as it looks in the show.

Glencoe – Be moved by the sheer beauty and tragic tales of one of Scotland’s most famous landscapes Jamie and Claire travel through

Pick Up Location & TIme

London  (Google Map)
9:30am – London Euston Train Station, Kings Cross, London NW1 2DU

Drop off Location & Time

Edinburgh
7:00pm

Price Includes

  • 7 nights Bed 'n Breakfast accommodation or hotel accommodation
  • Transport in a 16 seat Mercedes mini-coach
  • Air conditioning as standard
  • Daily full English breakfasts
  • The stories and services of an English-speaking driver-guide

Meals

  • 7 breakfasts
  • 0 lunches
  • 0 dinners
  • 0 teas

Price Excludes

  • Entry fees to visitor attractions
  • Airfare
  • Transfers
  • Pre / Post hotel nights
  • Driver / Tour Leader gratuity is at your discretion
  • Travel Insurance
What to Expect

Explore in 16 seat mini-coaches, always taking the scenic route, you have great views through large windows, and you’re free to sample the local tipple without worrying about driving. Our driver-guides are famous for their knowledge, facts, quirky stories, history, and fairy-tales. They truly take you beyond the guidebooks and into your adventure. You make your trip your own. We provide the timetable; and you can choose where you want to eat and which attractions you pay to see. So, if you want to skip a castle and read your book by a mountain view, you can.

Itinerary

Day 1London - Keswick

You collect your train ticket at the London Euston Station and head north to the historic Cumbrian market town of Penrith. The town’s uniquely coloured castle played a key role in defending the border from its invading Scottish neighbours.

After arriving in Penrith and meeting your Rabbie’s Guide, you enter the Lake District National Park and travel along the northern shores of Ullswater. This lake is often described as England’s most beautiful lake, and it’s here we give you the chance to take a forest walk and see the mighty Aira Force waterfall.

You then travel towards Keswick, stopping outside the town to visit the mysterious Castlerigg standing stones, thought to have been built over 5,000 years ago and a hub of ancient pagan rituals.

You have a short journey into the lively market town of Keswick* where you’re dropped off at your accommodation and free to explore the charming town.

*Please note all tours that depart in July will stay in Bowness-on-Windermere instead of Keswick

Day 2Keswick

After breakfast, you take in views of Ullswater as we head along country roads to its southern shores.

You continue further south and travel over the narrow and winding Kirkstone Pass towards the wonderful Windermere. Here you have the option to take a leisurely cruise on the Lake or eat lunch while enjoying sublime views of the surrounding scenery.

After lunch you travel around the southern tip of Windermere and on towards Coniston Water. Your next stop is the picturesque conservation village of Hawkshead, where the poet William Wordsworth attended Grammar School.

After exploring the cosy village, you take the narrow country lanes north towards Grasmere, which Wordsworth described as “the loveliest spot that man hath found”.

There’s free time to visit Wordsworth’s Dove Cottage, taste the legendary gingerbread, or enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the Wordsworth Daffodil Garden by the River Rothy.

In the late afternoon, you return to Keswick*. (B)

* Please note all tours that depart in July will stay in Bowness-on-Windermere instead of Keswick

Day 3Keswick - Edinburgh

We head for the Whinlatter Forest Park and over the Whinlatter Pass into the most dramatic landscapes that the Lake District has to offer.

You journey along winding lanes, past the shores of Crummock Water and Buttermere, and towards the Honister Mountain Pass.

Stopping amongst the mountains you have the opportunity to visit old slate workings, where a small number of Cumbrians continue to make their living.

After refreshments, you continue through the forests of Borrowdale, passing Derwent Water, where there’s free time for lunch and shopping.

Once you’ve eaten lunch, you begin your return journey, heading towards Penrith and north towards the border. After crossing into Scotland, you take a stop in the town of Biggar, a royal burgh since 1415. From here, it’s a leisurely drive through the rolling border hills to Edinburgh. (B)

Day 4Edinburgh

Today is a free day to explore Edinburgh.

We think you should start with our included Edinburgh City Tour to familiarise yourself with the history, geography, and laugh-out-loud tales of the city.

And after that, what you do is up to you; You can venture deep under the city on ghost tours, hike to the lofty heights of Arthur’s Seat, or even just relax in the many beautiful gardens.

Just ensure you relax and prepare for your next part of your adventure. (B)

Day 5Edinburgh - Inverness

Today you join a new bus for the continuation of your tour to the Highlands. With your new companions you leave Edinburgh and begin following the trail of the best-known film locations featured in the Outlander TV series.

Heading north, your first stop is the charming village of Culross. In Outlander, Culross posed as the fictional village of Cranesmuir and the home of Geillis Duncan and her husband, Arthur. Exploring the town’s cobbled streets is like taking a step back in time. Look carefully and you may even find Claire’s herb garden behind the impressive Culross Palace.

You continue to the small town of Falkland to relive the first scenes of the show, where Falkland substitutes for 1940s Inverness. See if you can recognize the familiar sights such as Mrs. Baird’s Guesthouses (The Covenanter Hotel) and the Bruce Fountain, where Claire’s husband Frank sees the ghost of Jamie.

In the early afternoon, you stop at the Newtonmore Highland Folk Museum, which houses replicas of 18th-century turf-roofed Highland crofts. These were used as a setting in the first episode of the show.

Venturing further north, you pass Aviemore, where you may recognise the stunning hilly and wooded area of Tulloch Ghru. This appeared during the journey Claire takes with Jamie and the Highlanders from Craigh na Dun to Castle Leoch.

You arrive in Inverness later in the afternoon. (B)

Day 6Inverness

You first travel to Culloden. This site plays an important role in Scottish history and the Outlander books. It’s not far from the battlefield where the couple said their tearful goodbyes before Jamie joined the Jacobite army to fight for the Stuarts. You have the opportunity to explore the visitor centre and site, and pay tribute to those who lost their lives at the last battle fought on British soil.

You then take a short drive to the ancient standing stones at Clava Cairns, which may have been the inspiration for Craigh na Dun.

After lunch, we continue to Castle Leod, “home of the Clan MacKenzie”, where you can enjoy a relaxing walk while your guide tells you the history of the clan and area. The castle resembles how Diana Gabaldon described Castle Leoch, however she had never heard of this building prior to writing Outlander.

A short drive takes you to Beauly, the site of Beauly Priory and the tomb of Lord Lovat in the heart of Clan Fraser lands. Beauly Priory is a beautiful 13th-century ruin and where the Lovat Frasers are buried in Diana Gabaldon’s book.

In the afternoon, you can sample ‘The Water of Life’ with a whisky distillery tour and tasting.

We return to Inverness with time to explore the town and enjoy the city for another evening. (B)

Day 7Inverness - Fort William

Your day starts with a visit to the majestic Glen Affric. Lochs, mountains and pine forests: this is one of Scotland’s most glorious glens. It’s also an ideal spot for Jamie to hide.

You then continue along the entire length of Loch Ness and through the Great Glen before heading to Glenfinnan. The monument here commemorates the beginning of the last Jacobite rising. It stands framed by Loch Shiel and bedside a famous section of the Jacobite Steam Train railway line, famously used as the Hogwarts Express in Harry Potter.

Your overnight stop is in Fort William underneath the shadow of Britain’s tallest mountain, Ben Nevis. (B)

Day 8Fort William - Edinburgh

You start the day with a magnificent drive through Glencoe and cross the rugged Trossachs area onto Doune Castle. The Castle is an extensive ruin that represents Castle Leoch in the TV programme, home to Colum MacKenzie and his clan in the 18th-century episodes.

Later, you have a photo stop at Blackness Castle on the banks of the Firth of Forth. This was used as the set for Fort William in the show and appears in many other movies because of its beautiful setting and thickly fortified walls.

You return to Edinburgh in the early evening. (B)

Dates and Prices - Authentic Bed 'n Breakfast accommodation
Departure Dates and Days Double/Twin (pp) Single Rate
2021: July 5 to July 19 –  Monday  $2,090 $2,590
2021: August 2 to August 30 –  Monday  $2,265 $2,875
2021: September 6 to September 27 – Monday   $2,090 $2,590
2021: October 11 to October 25 – Monday $1,990 $2,530
2022: April 4 to May 30 –  Monday  $1,990 $2,530
2022: June 6 to July 25 –  Monday  $2,090 $2,590
2022: August 1 to August 29 –  Monday  $2,265 $2,875
2022: September 5 to September 26 –  Monday  $2,090 $2,590
2022: October 3 to October 24 –  Monday  $1,990 $2,530
Dates and Prices - Hotel accommodation
Departure Dates and Days Double/Twin (pp) Single Rate
2021: July 5 to July 19 –  Monday  $2,350 $3,030
2021: August 2 to August 30 –  Monday  $2,525 $3,315
2021: September 6 to September 27 – Monday   $2,350 $3,030
2021: October 11 to October 25 – Monday $2,270 $2,960
2022: April 4 to May 30 –  Monday  $2,270 $2,960
2022: June 6 to July 25 –  Monday  $2,350 $3,030
2022: August 1 to August 29 –  Monday  $2,525 $3,315
2022: September 5 to September 26 –  Monday  $2,350 $3,030
2022: October 3 to October 24 –  Monday  $2,270 $2,960

All guaranteed departures.

Pricing

Pricing is per person (pp) based on twin/ double occupancy.
Rates are in $ CAD.

 


Contact DHTour at 1-888-597-3519 or 905-639-9954 or [email protected]  to book.

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Notes
Mobility: All of our tours involve walking and require our guests to board and disembark our vehicles several times a day making this tour unsuitable for those with reduced mobility.

Luggage: You’re restricted to 14kg (31lbs) of luggage per person. This should be one piece of luggage similar to an airline carry-on bag (approximately 55cm x 45cm x 25cm / 22in x 17in x 10in) and a small bag for onboard personal items.

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