Come away with us on
a tour of Scotland's Outlander sites and Single Malt distilleries!

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October 10 - 17, 2018

On this deluxe coach tour, enjoy some amazing scenery and explore locations featured in the hit STARZ tv series "Outlander" and the homeland of Jamie Fraser. Along the way, we'll be sampling some of Scotland's "Water of Life" at three or more of our favorite Single Malt whisky distilleries.

The main theme in all of our Donegal Square tours is that we get a nice blend of culture, history and fun in a very easy-going fashion. Our itinerary is not overly full, allowing us to add impromptu treasures and opportunities that you don't usually find on a group tour.


Reserve your space now!

To book space on our 2018 October tour of Scotland, please print out and complete the Registration Form and mail it in with your deposit check, made payable to Donegal Square, to 534 Main Street, Bethlehem, PA 18018. For any questions regarding Donegal Square Travels and the tours offered, please get in touch with Neville Gardner at Donegal Square via phone – 610.866.3244 or email info@donegal.com

It is highly recommended that you take advantage of the
one-night stay in Glasgow on the evening of October 9, 2018!
We're taking off bright and early on October 10, and would like everyone to be on-time and relaxed as we head out on the tour, and for our guests to get the chance to experience Glasgow.

 

Tour Includes

• Knowledgeable tour guide • A moving visit to the battleground site of Culloden • A visit to the Iconic Eilean Donan Castle • A step back in time to the Clava Cairns, the inspiration for the fictional Craig na Dun stone circle • Single Malt Whisky samplings at several of our favorite distilleries • A boat cruise to spot Nessie in Loch Ness • A visit to St. Andrews, the Home of Golf • A stop on the Isle of Skye and Inverness • Visits to several filming locations from Outlander • A panoramic tour of Edinburgh, stopping at Edinburgh castle, Holyrood palace, and the Royal Mile • Entrance to various sightseeing spots and distilleries • Pubs, history and more pubs! • Accommodations at some of the best hotel locations in Scotland • Full Scottish Breakfast each morning and dinners in the hotels on most evenings.

 Highland cow in the highlands

Highland cow in the highlands

Optional One-Night Stay in Glasgow • october 9

We’re taking off bright and early for our tour on October 10, from Glasgow. The optional one night stay is highly recommended to avoid any delays in taking off for the tour on October 10. Glasgow was voted one of the friendliest cities in the world and is a UNEsco City of Music thanks to the vibrant music and art culture.

 Glasgow -  a Unesco city of music and voted one of the friendliest cities in the world.

Glasgow -  a Unesco city of music and voted one of the friendliest cities in the world.

Rates

8-Day Tour of Scotland
$2,500 per person
• Land Only.
• Based on double occupancy for accommodations. 
• Single Room Supplement is $600.

Optional One-Night Stay in Glasgow

We are offering an optional one-night stay in Glasgow before beginning the Scotland Tour, to allow our travelers to explore and experience Glasgow. Accommodations in central Glasgow hotel.
• Date for one-night stay: October 9
• $250 per room, double occupancy
• $200 per room, single occupancy
• Includes breakfast.

 

* Rates are for land only. Air travel is not included in the above prices; assistance with arranging and booking flights is available.
• Above rates are per person, based on the number of people booked.
• For the most up-to-date details and rates, call Donegal Square at 610.866.3244.
• All services and rates are subject to availability at time of booking.

Trip Insurance available


8-Day Outlander + Whisky: Scotland Tour

Experience scotland Like Never Before with Donegal Square

 Off to the highlands!

Off to the highlands!

DAY 1

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 10 – GLASGOW TO FORT WILLIAM
Pick up in Glasgow at 9am.
Travel to Fort William. Plenty of photo stops throughout the journey to Fort William and stops should include Inveruglus (by the Hydroelectric Dam), The Green Welly Woollen Mill and Glencoe. Arrive in Fort William check-in to hotel. Overnight in your Fort William Hotel. (D&B&B basis)

 Eileen Doonan Castle

Eileen Doonan Castle

DAY 2

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 11 – FORT WILLIAM TO ISLE OF SKYE
After breakfast this morning transfer to Isle of Skye

Your first stop of the day is Ben Nevis Distillery. One of the oldest licensed distilleries in Scotland, established in 1825 and situated at the foot of Britain’s highest mountain, Ben Nevis, Ben Nevis distillery is an impressive and historic place. Incorporated within Ben Nevis Distillery is The Legend of the Dew of Ben Nevis Visitor Centre built into an old distillery warehouse. In a specially commissioned audiovisual presentation, visitors will meet Hector McDram, a mythical giant who will reveal the secret Legend of the Dew of Ben Nevis. Following this, enjoy a guided tour of the distillery finishing up with a complimentary tasting.

Following your visit, travel to Eilean Donan Castle, used as the cover photo for Outlander Fan’s Facebook page. Eilean Donan Castle is recognized as one of the most iconic images of Scotland  all over the world. Situated on an island at the point where three great sea lochs meet, and surrounded by some majestic scenery, it is little wonder that the castle is now one of the most visited and important attractions in the Scottish Highlands. Continue transfer to Isle of Skye. Overnight in your Isle of Skye Hotel. (B&B basis)

Day 3
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12 – ISLE OF SKYE TO INVERNESS

After breakfast follow the shores of the legendary Loch Ness to the charming village of Fort Augustus, here we will have the opportunity to take a boat cruise, spotting Nessie on the Loch. See Urquhart Castle, magnificently situated, on the banks of Loch Ness. Once one of Scotland’s largest castles, Urquhart’s remains include a tower house with wonderful views of the famous loch and Great Glen. Continue to Inverness the capital of the Highlands and check-in to your hotel. Overnight and dinner in your Inverness hotel. (D&B&B basis)

 Clan Fraser Marker at Culloden Visitor Centre

Clan Fraser Marker at Culloden Visitor Centre

Day 4
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13 – INVERNESS

Full Scottish Breakfast at your hotel.

Travel a short distance to the Culloden Visitor Centre; Learn of the site of the last and most harrowing pitched battle to be fought on British soil. View fascinating artifacts from both sides of the confrontation, and experience the battle in an immersive surround cinema. 

Following your visit, continue to Clava Cairns for a photo stop a well-preserved Bronze Age cemetery, it is suggested that Outlander’s fictitious stone circle, Craig na Dun was inspired by the site. 

Our next visit is Tomatin Distillery, a single malt Scotch whisky distillery. Learn about the unique legacy of Tomatin established in 1897, is the driving force for the company today. Finish up with three Tomatin Single Malts, each revealing why we are the ‘softer side of the Highlands’. Return to Inverness. Overnight and dinner in your Inverness hotel. (D&B&B basis)

 Ben Nevis Distillery

Ben Nevis Distillery


Day 5
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 14 – INVERNESS TO PITLOCHRY

After Breakfast at your hotel, travel southwards to Pitlochry.

First stop of the day is Tay Forest Park, Kinloch Rannoch in Perthshire, the site of filming Craig na Dun. Located on the south side of the Dunalastair Reservoir in Tay Forest Park under the watchful gaze of the spectacular Schiehallion mountain, this is scenic Highland Perthshire at its best. You will recognize the mound from the roadside and it’s just a short walk out to the site. Kinloch Rannoch was used in numerous other scenes and with good reason – it’s one of the most remote and beautiful areas in the country.

Next you will visit Edradour Distillery, world renowned as the smallest traditional distillery in Scotland and probably the most unique. Dating back to 1825, Edradour, stands alone as the last stronghold of handmade single malt whisky from a farm distillery still in production today. Following your visit travel a short distance to your hotel for check in. Overnight in your Pitlochry hotel. (D&B&B basis)

 Doune Castle with Outlander set

Doune Castle with Outlander set

Day 6
MONDAY, OCTOBER 15 – PITLOCHRY TO EDINBURGH

Full Scottish Breakfast at your hotel. 
Travel southeast to St Andrews, home of golf, religion and of course St Andrews University. Enjoy some free time to explore independently. The beach feature in the movie ‘Chariots of Fire’ is particularly popular, as are the 16th Century tunnels under the Castle. Any Golfers may want to walk along Grannie Clark’s Wynd, a public right-of-way, over the 1st and the 18th holes of the Old Course.

Continue to Doune Castle, (Castle Leoch). This stunning medieval stronghold near Stirling was built in the late 14th century by Robert Stewart, Duke of Albany. It stands in for the fictional Castle Leoch in Outlander, home to Jamie’s uncle Colum Mackenzie and his clan. Doune Castle is a hub between the Highlands and Central Scotland, has seen plenty of celebrity visitors. Prince Charlie himself was one such famous face and the castle was used as a temporary prison for government prisoners in the Jacobite wars; which makes for a nice and authentic Outlander connection. Continue to Edinburgh. Overnight in your Edinburgh hotel. (D&B&B basis)

 Edinburgh Skyline

Edinburgh Skyline

Day 7
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 16 – EDINBURGH TO GLASGOW
 

Full Scottish Breakfast at your hotel. 
This morning, enjoy a panoramic city tour of Edinburgh, you will see Edinburgh Castle, Holyrood Palace, Princess Street, the Grassmarket and the Royal Mile. Leaving Edinburgh firstly travel Northwest wards to Midhop Castle, for a photo stop. The external location for fictional Lallybroch, the family home of Jamie Fraser. Midhop Castle dates back to the 15th Century and although the exterior is relatively intact the castle is derelict inside. 

Travel a short distance to Blackness Castle, which stood in for Fort William HQ in series one of Outlander; Take in the castle’s stunning location on the southern shore of the Firth of Forth.

Continue to Glasgow. Overnight and farewell dinner in your Glasgow hotel. (D&B&B basis)

Day 8
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 17 – GLASGOW AIRPORT

After a hearty breakfast this morning, a private coach will transfer you to Glasgow airport for your return flight. Return home with many wonderful memories that will last a lifetime. Safe Home! Slan Abhaile (Safe Home)


Your Scotland getaway is waiting...

To book space on our 2018 October tour, please print out and complete the Registration Form and mail it in with your deposit check, made payable to Donegal Square, to 534 Main Street, Bethlehem, PA 18018. For any questions regarding Donegal Square Travels and the tours offered, please get in touch with Neville Gardner at Donegal Square via phone – 610.866.3244 or email info@donegal.com


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