Begin your private tour with a 9am pickup from your Edinburgh hotel. Once settled into the comfortable air-conditioned minivan, get ready for a fascinating 9-hour trip into the world of Outlander, listening to your guide's insight into the show's filming and production along the way.
Arrive at the stunning Doune Castle near Stirling. This castle plays a leading role in the show standing in for the fictional Castle Leoch, home to Colum MacKenzie and his clan in the episodes set in the 18th century. Travel onward to the Lothians and explore the 15th-century fortress of Blackness Castle, which sits on the banks of the river Forth and doubles as the setting for the Fort William headquarters of "Black" Jack Randall and the heart-wrenching scene of Jamies incarceration. Nearby, Linlithgow Palace stands in for the prison entrance and corridors. Then its off to Hopetoun house located just along the road in South Queensferry, which doubled for the stately home of the fictional Duke of Sandringham.
Finally, head to the picturesque coastal town of Culross that saw its Mercat area transformed into the fictional village of Cranesmuir, the home of Geillis Duncan and her husband Arthur. Take a stroll along the towns cobbled alleyways its about as close to stepping back in time to the 18th century as you can get. Find the gorgeous herb garden that Claire works in in the grounds of the fictional Castle Leoch behind the impressive historic Culross Palace.
Finish your 9-hour tour where it began: conveniently in front of your Edinburgh hotel.