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This day tour takes you on a journey into Scotland’s medieval past and into some hidden gems within easy reach of Edinburgh.
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HOW TO BOOK A GUIDE FOR THIS TOUR
Average 2018 Rates for STGA Guides. More About Guide Rates.
|English Half Day (up to 4 hrs)||£150 – £175|
|English Full Day (up to 8 hrs)||£215 – £270|
|Language Half Day (up to 4 hrs)||£190 – £215|
|Language Full Day (up to 8 hrs)||£275 – £310|
|Driver Guide Half Day (up to 4 hrs)||£320 – £370|
|Driver Guide Full Day (up to 8 hrs)||£460 – £520|
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Please contact our Guide Booking Service on email@example.com or phone (+44) 01786 451 953 to discuss your requirements. In addition to guide fees above, please note that the following booking fees apply when using our booking service:
|Booking Type||Booking Fee|
|Half Day Tour||£13.00|
|Full Day Tour||£20.00|
|Extended Tour (more than one day)||£28.00|
We are open 09:00 – 17:00 Monday – Friday.
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OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION
- The average fees quoted above do not include the guide’s meals or accommodation, which you must provide for.
- The average fees quoted above do not include entrance fees to venues or attractions. Our guides do receive free entry to most venues and attractions in Scotland.
- Other expenses, such as the guide’s travel expenses to to/from the start/finish location of the tour may apply.
- We strongly recommend that tour operators using our guides arrange for themselves suitable travel, medical, and cancellation insurance.
OUTLANDER DAY TOUR
09:00 – Depart Edinburgh and tour along the Firth of Forth Coast to Blackness Castle.
10:00 – Arrive at Blackness Castle for a visit.
This impressive fortress was used in Series 1 as Fort William and the Headquarters for Black Jack Randall. The building dates back to the 15th Century and its nickname is the ‘Ship that never Sailed’ due to its ship like structure.
Blackness Castle – 01506 834 807
11:00 – Depart Blackness Castle and travel the short distance to Linlithgow Palace for a visit.
11:30 – Arrive Linlithgow Palace.
Linlithgow Palace was used as Wentworth Prison in Series 1 and where Jamie was imprisoned. It was once the favourite Residence of the Stuart Monarchs and here you will hear stories about some of their most colourful characters including Mary Queen of Scots who was born in the Palace in 1542.
After the visit enjoy lunch in the town of Linlithgow.
Linlithgow Palace – 01506 842 896
13:30 – Depart Linlithgow and drive to Doune Castle via Stirling with views of the Kelpies and Stirling Castle.
14:40 – Arrive at Doune Castle
Doune Castle plays a leading role in the show and stands in for the fictional Castle Leoch. This was also a Residence to the Stuart monarchs but was also used in Monty Python and the Holy Grail Movie as well as Game of Thrones.
Doune Castle – 01786 841 742
15:40 – Depart Doune Castle and drive along the north side of the Forth to Culross.
16:30 – Arrive in Culross for a walk around the Village to the Old Mercat Cross.
Culross was used in series 1 and 2 of Outlander and featured as the fictional village of Cranesmuir and also the Jacobite encampment in series 2.
17:20 – Depart Culross and travel over the Forth Bridge with a stop off for a photo of the Rail Bridge.
Approx 18:30 – Arrive back into Edinburgh.