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Highland Trail inspired by Outlander

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Summary
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No need to touch the stones of Craigh na Dun to go back in time on this Outlander-inspired trail through the Scottish Highlands. Trace the footsteps of Claire and Jamie to the ancestral home of Clan Fraser and visit Doune Castle, the setting for Clan Mackenzie's Castle Leoch, and the charming village of Fife that featured in several Outlander scenes.
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Brendan Vacations's Airport Transfers 2016-2017

At Brendan Vacations, we know how important it is to get your vacation off to a seamless and smooth start. That's why every part of your journey, from your front door to the start hotel of your chosen vacation, and from your hotel to the airport and back home again on your return, is made easy with Brendan Vacations.

Dublin 
Free Transfer Inbound 8.30am, 11.00am & 1.00pm
Free Transfer Outbound 7.30am, 9.30am, & 11.30am

Edinburgh 
Free Transfer Inbound 9.00am, 11.30am & 2.00pm
Free Transfer Outbound 7.00am & 9.00am

Glasgow 
Free Transfer Inbound N/A
Free Transfer Outbound 7.00am & 9.00am

Shannon
Free Transfer Inbound N/A
Free Transfer Outbound 7.00am & 9.00am

Airport Transfers in London

Heathrow Airport:
Transfers can be expensive, particularly between the airport and your London hotel. But when you book your Brendan vacation and take advantage of our land and air packages, we have included a FREE transfer to and from London's Heathrow airport and your Brendan Vacations hotel. For guests who have their own flight arrangements we offer you the opportunity to purchase inexpensive transfers to the door of your Brendan Vacations London hotel at a special group rate that has been negotiated by Brendan Vacations;Passengers will be picked up and dropped off in time to meet all flights booked to/from London's Heathrow Airport. US$65 per person per single trip to/from Heathrow Airport.

Gatwick Airport:
Guests who have booked Brendan Vacations' Land and Air packages arriving at and departing from London's Gatwick Airport are provided with Gatwick Express train vouchers. The Gatwick Express train journey from Gatwick Airport to London's Victoria Station takes 30 minutes each way. Guests then need to make their way from Victoria Station to their Brendan Vacations hotel and at the end of their trip back to Victoria Station.

Airport transfers in Europe:
All Brendan Vacations guests receive complimentary arrival and departure transfers by shuttle bus on the arrival and departure day of their Guided Vacation at the times specified above. Any guests whose flight times do not coincide with the shuttle bus transfer timings may choose to book and purchase a transfer. Additionally, guests arriving before or leaving after the scheduled vacation may also book and buy a transfer through Brendan Vacations provided that they also purchase the additional pre- and post-trip hotel night(s) from Brendan Vacations.

Brendan Vacations's transfer terms and conditions:
1. Flight information must be provided to Brendan Vacations no fewer that 21 days prior to departure. Once transfers are booked they cannot be changed.
2. Brendan only includes one inbound and one outbound transfer.
3. In the event of flight delays outside of Brendan's control, the transfers will be deemed to be cancelled.
4. All transfers are based on group transfers. No refund is therefore available for missed transfers, or passengers not using this service.
5. For London arrivals, you must stay at a London hotel booked by Brendan Vacations on the night of arrival and the night prior to your departure date.
6. In the event of unforeseen events (such as road or rail works, strikes or demonstrations), Brendan Vacations will not be responsible for delayed or cancelled transfers.

Dining
  • 12 full breakfasts
  • 5 dinners
  • 1 lunch (Be My Guest)
Sightseeing
  • City tour in Edinburgh
  • Orientation of Dundee, Inverness, Orkney Islands, Glasgow and Stirling
  • See Ben Nevis, Loch Lomond and the Battlefield at Bannockburn
  • View Inverness Castle and Eilean Donan Castle
  • Visit Edinburgh Castle, 18th green at St. Andrews, the Culloden Battlefield, John O'Groats, Skara Brae, Ullapool, Isle of Skye, Glencoe, Newtonmore, Stirling Castle and St. Mungo's Cathedral
  • Visit the filming locations for Fort William, 18th century Cranesmuir and 1940s Inverness

Hotels Available

Novotel City Centre
Apex City Quay
The Columba
Royal
Kings Arms
Ballachulish
Holiday Inn Theatreland
Notes
Optional Experiences are subject to change. Your Travel Director will supply you with a final list of Optional Experiences available on your trip. Optional Experiences cannot be booked online; they can be purchased during your trip through your Travel Director.
Vacation Highlights
Vacation Code: BHOD
Vacation Style: Guided Vacations
Type of Traveler: Special Interest
Vacation Pace: 1
The Vacation Pace is the pace the vacation moves from a scale of 1 to 5. One being the slowest, five being the fastest-moving.
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Highland Trail inspired by Outlander Itinerary

DAY 1
Arrive Edinburgh (3 Nights)
Welcome to Edinburgh and the start of your highland trail to discover more about the Outlander serie...
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Welcome to Edinburgh and the start of your highland trail to discover more about the Outlander series and the characters in it. This evening, meet your companions and Travel Director at a Welcome Reception, for a true Scottish welcome with local specialties.Welcome Reception

Hotel Name: Novotel City Centre
City: Edinburgh
DAY 2
Edinburgh Sightseeing
Today enjoy the main sights with a Local Specialist including a visit to Edinburgh Castle, followed ...
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Today enjoy the main sights with a Local Specialist including a visit to Edinburgh Castle, followed by a special Outlander walking tour where you will discover more places mentioned in the story. During free time perhaps explore the Royal Mile and pop into The World's End - one of the taverns mentioned in the novel.Full Breakfast

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City: Edinburgh
DAY 3
Outlander Excursion to the Kingdom of Fife
This morning visit Blackness Castle - filming location for Fort William in Season 1. Then travel thr...
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This morning visit Blackness Castle - filming location for Fort William in Season 1. Then travel through Fife, setting for many of the Outlander filming locations. Visit the village of Falkland, stand-in for 1940s Inverness, where Claire's story begins. Stop at the Covenanter Hotel which was Mrs Baird's B&B in the series. Finish the day with a visit to Culross which was the location for the fictional village of Cranesmuir. See Claire's herb garden and Geillis Duncan's home in the beautifully preserved 16th century town centre.Full Breakfast

Hotel Name:
City: Linlithgow
DAY 4
Edinburgh – St. Andrews – Dundee
Travel across the Firth of Forth to St. Andrews the home of golf and Scotland's oldest university. L...
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Travel across the Firth of Forth to St. Andrews the home of golf and Scotland's oldest university. Later arrive in the city of Dundee for an overnight stay and see the Tay Rail Bridge and RRS Discovery, Robert Falcon Scott's Antarctic exploration vessel.Full Breakfast

Hotel Name: Apex City Quay
City: Dundee
DAY 5
Dundee – Castle Fraser – Inverness
Today visit Castle Fraser, an atmospheric baronial castle dating back to the 15th century and ancest...
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Today visit Castle Fraser, an atmospheric baronial castle dating back to the 15th century and ancestral home of the Fraser family. Explore the gardens and enjoy panoramic views from the round tower. Arrive later in the capital of the Highlands, Inverness.Full Breakfast

Hotel Name: The Columba
City: Inverness
DAY 6
Inverness – Culloden – Thurso (2 Nights)
This morning visit the poignant site of the Battle of Culloden where Bonnie Prince Charlie's Highlan...
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This morning visit the poignant site of the Battle of Culloden where Bonnie Prince Charlie's Highlander army was defeated. The modern Visitor Centre brings to life what happened on the 16 April 1746 and how this brief 30-minute battle impacted Scottish history. Significantly this is also the event in Outlander which forces Claire and Jamie to say their goodbyes. Later consider taking a cruise along Loch Ness before making your way through scenic countryside to the most northerly town in mainland Scotland, Thurso. Enjoy dinner tonight at your hotel.Full Breakfast, Dinner

Hotel Name: Royal
City: Inverness
DAY 7
Orkney Islands Excursion
At John O'Groats, take the ferry across the Pentland Firth to the Orkney Island of South Ronaldsay. ...
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At John O'Groats, take the ferry across the Pentland Firth to the Orkney Island of South Ronaldsay. Orkney is home to the legend of the mythological creature the Scottish Selkie. This seal sheds its skin to walk on land disguised as a human and forms part of an important folk tale explained in Outlander. Stop in Skara Brae and walk through the remains of this famous Neolithic village. See the prehistoric Ring of Brodgar en route to visit Viking Kirkwall before crossing the sea back to the mainland. Dine tonight at your hotel.Full Breakfast, Dinner

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City: Skara Brae
DAY 8
Thurso – Ullapool – Isle of Skye
Visit the quaint fishing town of Ullapool and see the herring port designed by Thomas Telford. Trave...
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Visit the quaint fishing town of Ullapool and see the herring port designed by Thomas Telford. Travel through lochs and glens and stop to view the impressive Eilean Donan Castle before crossing to the picturesque Isle of Skye. Hear tales of Flora MacDonald who was a Jacobite heroine and played a part in the escape of Bonnie Prince Charlie 'over the sea to Skye'. Dine tonight at your hotel.Full Breakfast, Dinner

Hotel Name: Kings Arms
City: Kyleakin
DAY 9
Isle of Skye – Ballachulish (2 Nights)
Leave the picturesque Isle of Skye on a ferry to Mallaig. Travel to Fort William via the impressive ...
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Leave the picturesque Isle of Skye on a ferry to Mallaig. Travel to Fort William via the impressive Glenfinnan Viaduct. At Fort William see Ben Nevis which is Britain's highest mountain. Arrive in Ballachulish for a relaxing two night stay.Full Breakfast

Hotel Name: Ballachulish
City: Ballachulish
DAY 10
Highland Folk Museum Excursion
Travel back in time with a visit to the Highland Folk Museum that was used as a film location during...
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Travel back in time with a visit to the Highland Folk Museum that was used as a film location during "Rent" the fifth episode of Season 1. Enjoy a Cultural Insight into Highland rural culture since the 18th century when you view the extensive collection of artefacts. Dine tonight at your hotel.Full Breakfast, Dinner

Hotel Name:
City: Kingussie
DAY 11
Ballachulish – Glencoe – Doune Castle – Stirling Castle – Bannockburn – Glasgow (2 Nights)
Travel through the breathtaking 'Glen of the Weeping' at Glencoe. Visit Doune Castle, the spectacula...
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Travel through the breathtaking 'Glen of the Weeping' at Glencoe. Visit Doune Castle, the spectacular 14th century courtyard castle was the film location for Castle Leoch in the TV series. It was here that Claire was hosted by the Mackenzie Clan when she arrived in Scotland in 1743. Visit Stirling Castle which is a symbol of Scottish national pride. See the 'Stirling Heads' and visit the halls, chapels and bedrooms of this imposing castle. From the castle walls view the Wallace Monument - dedicated to Sir William Wallace and overlooking the battlefield of Stirling Bridge depicted in the 1995 film Braveheart. View the site of the Battle of Bannockburn before arriving in Glasgow.Full Breakfast

Hotel Name: Holiday Inn Theatreland
City: Stirling
DAY 12
Glasgow Orientation – Linlithgow Palace Excursion
This afternoon your orientation of Glasgow includes the magnificent St. Mungo's Cathedral film locat...
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This afternoon your orientation of Glasgow includes the magnificent St. Mungo's Cathedral film location in the second season for L'Hopital des Anges, the Parisian Hospital Claire volunteers at and puts her medicine knowledge to use. This morning travel to Linlithgow Palace, stand in for the prison entrance and corridors of Wentworth Prison where Jamie was imprisoned in season 1. Later experience a memorable Be My Guest Farewell Lunch on a working Scottish farm.Full Breakfast, Be My Guest Dining

Hotel Name:
City: Linlithgow
DAY 13
Depart Glasgow
Say a fond farewell to bonnie Scotland as your Highland Trail inspired by Outlander draws to a close...
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Say a fond farewell to bonnie Scotland as your Highland Trail inspired by Outlander draws to a close. Transfers are available. Conditions apply.Full Breakfast

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