OUTLANDISH SCOTLAND

DATES:

July 4 - 11th, 2020

LENGTH:

8 days, 7 nights 

Scotland is a country packed full of treasures. It's a land of mountain wildernesses interspersed with glacial glens and lochs; with a hospitable, down to earth people; and a history that is as bloody as it is brilliant! It's no wonder that this historically Celtic nation frequently rates as one of the top places to visit in the world. 

What's so unique about our Scotland trip? We've put together an itinerary designed to get you out in the Scottish wilderness, experiencing Scottish culture, learning about Scottish history and tasting some of Scotland's culinary delights (we promise the food involves more than just haggis!). From home-cooked wonders in Edinburgh to hiking trails on the Isle of Skye, you'll have your very own story-telling personal piper (Ross) and hiking machine (Travis) to guide you along the way. Simply put, if you like the Outlander series, then you'll enjoy this trip.

What does Scotland have to do with us?  It's no lie that Scotland is one of our favourite places on Earth and we thought it was about time we'd share it with guests from around the world. Edinburgh, Scotland's beautiful capital, is now our home-elect and we enjoy nothing more than showing people around. Although Ross spent most his life growing up outside of Scotland, and he's what we call a "fake-Scot," he dedicates a lot of his time to doing Scottish things to try and convince people he's Scottish. Wearing a kilt and playing the bagpipes is all part of it, and so too is all the story-telling. Travis, on the other hand, just bloomin' loves Scotland!

ITINERARY:

 

DAY 01: Welcome to Edinburgh (July 4th)

Arrive in Edinburgh and check into your hotel rooms on the Royal Mile. Come together in the evening for a delicious welcome dinner where you'll have the chance to meet everyone and hear about the week's itinerary.

 

- Overnight in Edinburgh

- Dinner included

 

DAY 02: Castles & Pitlochry (July 5th)

 

Kick-off the day with a walking tour of Edinburgh. After taking in some of Edinburgh's delights, we'll pack up and head to Midhope Castle ("Lallybroch" in Outlander) for a quick tour of the castle grounds. Once back on the road, we'll grab lunch at a local farm shop, before making our way to the town of Pitlochry. We will overnight in Pitlochry and grab dinner at a local pub.

 

- Overnight in Pitlochry

- Breakfast & dinner included (lunch not included)

 

DAY 03: Sassanach (July 6th)

 

Fill yourself up with a hearty Scottish breakfast at our accommodation, then we'll hit the road towards Kinloch Rannoch ("Craigh na Dun" stone circle in Outlander). Unfortunately, the stones don't actually exist but you can still relive your "Sassanach" fantasies and imagine yourself being flung back 200 years! We'll then drive further North to Loch Ness and we'll end the day in Drumnadrochit at the most Scottish lodge imaginable.

 

- Overnight in Drumnadrochit

- Breakfast & lunch included (dinner not included)

 

DAY 04: Loch Ness (July 7th)

 

Wake-up to a view of Loch Ness and its surroundings, grab your breakfast at the lodge where we're staying and enjoy a leisurely morning in Drumnadrochit. We'll then explore the infamous Urquhart Castle, on the shores of Loch Ness, before making our way West to the Isle of Skye. Lunch will be taken at Eilean Donan Castle, before heading onward to the North West of Skye. Once we've checked into our boutique accommodation in the village of Uig, we will have the afternoon to relax and explore the local area. Dinner will be at a local Uig classic.

 

- Overnight in Uig

- Breakfast & dinner included (lunch not included)

 

DAY 05: Old Man of Storr (July 8th)

 

Enjoy a home-cooked breakfast (by Travis & Ross) at our accommodation before we make our way to The Old Man of Storr, one of Skye's most iconic landmarks. At your own pace, we will trundle to the top viewpoint where Ross, all kilted up, will be serenading you with a few tunes. In total there'll be about 4 hours to explore the area. We will then regroup back at the vans before heading to Portree for the afternoon to grab lunch and explore. Dinner will be taken back in Uig.

 

- Overnight in Uig

- Breakfast & dinner included (lunch not included)

 

DAY 06: Chasing Faeries (July 9th)

 

Weather permitting, after a yummy breakfast we'll make our way to the Faerie Pools of Skye. This involves a short drive and a 30-minute walk to witness these spectacular pools of crystal blue water. If any of you are brave enough to test the waters, you're more than welcome! Once back at our transport, we will head back to Uig for the evening to experience a rather Scottish performance.

 

- Overnight in Uig

- Breakfast & dinner included (lunch not included)

 

DAY 07: Hogwarts Express (July 10th)

Early rise this morning to catch a ferry from Armadale, Skye, to Mallaig on the mainland. From Mallaig, we will stop by the Glenfinnan Viaduct to get a glimpse of the train that inspired the Hogwarts Express. Jumping back into our vans, we'll meander our way through the stunning landscape until we reach Kinlochleven, where we'll be spending the night.

 

- Overnight in Kinlochleven

- Breakfast & lunch included (dinner not included)

 

DAY 08: Morning in the Highlands (July 11th)

 

After a tasty breakfast at our B&B, we will spend our morning in and around Glencoe to get one last glimpse of the stunning Highlands of Scotland. Arriving back in Edinburgh after lunch, this is where we'll say our goodbye's and send you on your way. This is where the Trip officially concludes so please make sure you've booked accommodation for the night if you intend to stay in Edinburgh.

 

- Breakfast included (lunch & dinner not included)

- Trip concludes in Edinburgh in the afternoon

WHAT IS INCLUDED?

  • Private transport during tour

  • All transport outside of Edinburgh

  • Breakfast (Day 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, & 8)

  • 2 lunches (Day 3 & 7)

  • 5 dinners (Day 1, 2, 4, 5, & 6)

  • 2 guides (Travis/Ross)  & driver

  • All scheduled & listed tours

  • Ferry from Skye to the mainland

  • Accommodation (7 nights)

 

WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED?

  • Drinks during indicated meals 

  • Personal expenses

  • Entry fees to non-listed tourist locations

  • Breakfast on Day 1

  • Lunch on Day 1, 2, 4, 5, & 8

  • Dinner on Day 3, 7, & 8

  • Passports & travel insurance

  • UK entry visas (if required)

  • International & domestic flights

  • Transportation to & from the airport and/or train station

  • Train tickets (if applicable)

  • Accommodation on the evening of Day 8 (July 11th)

FAQs

WHAT ARE BREACANS TRIPS?

 

One-of-a-kind trips to uncommon destinations, created by Travis & Ross. With a wealth of travel experience in over 120 countries, we're now leading adventures all around the world.

 

CAN I BRING A FRIEND? 

 

Of course. The more the merrier!

 

CAN I JOIN HALF WAY THROUGH THE TRIP? 

 

Unfortunately not. The trip cannot be broken up and joined half way through. Of course, if anyone wants to leave half way through, we'll do our best to accommodate.

 

WHO'S JOINING THE TRIP?

 

If you are able and willing, YOU will be joining!! The tour is inclusive of all genders, sexual orientations, races, and ethnicities. Before signing up, please be aware that you will be with a group of people of different backgrounds, identities, and political views.  

 

HOW MANY PEOPLE PER TRIP?

 

We want our trip to be as intimate as possible so we're capping this trip off at 10 people (not including Ross, Travis, and a driver).

 

HOW DO I BOOK? 

 

Click the RESERVE NOW button and you will be promoted to make your deposit to reserve your spot.

 

WHICH AIRPORTS SHOULD I FLY IN & OUT OF?

 

Edinburgh International Airport (EDI) is the easiest option. You can also choose to fly to London or Glasgow and get to Edinburgh using trains or bus services. 

STILL HAVE QUESTIONS?

 

Feel free to send us an EMAIL with further questions and we'll get back to you as quick as possible! 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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