KEY INFO

  • 8 day Private Tour
  • Experience an overnight stay in a Castle
  • Private Tour with a Tourist Board accredited Driver/Guide
  • Customisable tour & duration - simply contact us to discuss
  • Choose any dates you want
  • See some of Scotland's most beautiful scenery
  • Flexability during the tour - just discuss with your Driver/Guide
  • Visit locations and backdrops from The Outlaw King
  • Explore numerous places of cultural and historical interest
  • Immersive Tour, connect with Scotland

The Outlaw King Tour

8 Days from £2795

per person based on 2 Adults sharing

OVERVIEW

This fantastic scenic tour of Scotland is based on the story of The Outlaw King – Robert the Bruce and the Scottish Wars of Independence.  Not only will you explore this pivotal era in Scottish history you will also visit the most beautiful parts of our country as well as discover some of the locations used in the amazing film The Outlaw King, filmed entirely in Scotland.  On top of that you will stay in some fantastic properties, from 5-star hotels to heritage properties and you will even get the chance to experience a stay in a converted Castle.  As ever with Inspiring Travel Scotland, this is a Private Tour, as such the departure dates are flexible, so choose whatever date you like.  You will also have your own dedicated Driver/Guide on hand just for you and your party. The Driver/Guide will unlock all the history, myth and mystique, they will drive you to each location, show you the most beautiful parts of Scotland and take you on tours of various places of interest, all the while immersing you in the culture and helping you connect with our fantastic country in a way that you could not otherwise hope to. Along the way they will even use their experience and expertise to unearth some hidden gems, just for you.

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HIGHLIGHTS

Discover all about The Outlaw King - Robert the Bruce and his era

Stay on the Isle of Skye

Private Tour for you & your party only

Tour Craigmillar Castle - location of the most substantial sets for the film

Boat Trip on Loch Ness (Nessie sightings are never guaranteed)

Stay overnight in a Castle

Visit Loudoun Hill - scene of a famous battle that features in The Outlaw King

Stay in majestic Glencoe, backdrop for many films and stay in a Heritage property there

Any departure dates (except Christmas & New Year)

Scenic drive through Cairngorms and Loch Lomond /& the Trossachs National Parks

Your own dedicated Driver/Guide - so no need to drive

Tour Edinburgh Castle

Visit the Tomb of King Robert the Bruce

Tour Stirling Castle

Experienced & knowledgeable Driver/Guide that will immerse you in Scottish culture and heritage so you connect with Scotland

Marshall Scotland's forces at the interactive visitors centre at Bannockburn

Explore the cities of Edinburgh & Glasgow at your own pace

Tour Stirling Castle

Visit various locations and backdrops from The Outlaw King

Talisker whisky distillery tour

See the majestic Eilean Donan

Visit the home of Golf - St Andrews

Tour Scone Palace

Day 1 ITINERARY

You will be met at either Glasgow or Edinburgh airport (or other suitable place of your choosing if required) by your Inspiring Travel Scotland representative and transferred in a Private Vehicle to your 5-star hotel in Scotland’s largest city Glasgow, where you will stay for 1 night.  If you arrive before check in time just leave your bags with the concierge and use the complimentary Hop on Hop off bus ticket provided, a great way to orientate yourself around the city and visit some sites, or maybe simply relax at the bar, it’s up to you, the rest of the day will be at your leisure.

A place of interest regarding the theme of this tour is Glasgow University, as well as being a location used in the filming of The Outlaw King it is also home to the Hunterian Museum which houses some objects and relics related to King Robert the Bruce, it is free to enter and worth a visit. There is also the Kelvingrove Park nearby as well as the Kelvingrove Museum and all are free to enter.

Day 1 HIGHLIGHTS

  • Meet & Greet – Welcome to Scotland, private chauffeur transfer from airport to hotel
  • Luxury accommodation in Glasgow
  • Hop on Hop off Bus tour of Glasgow

Day 2 ITINERARY

Today you will be met at your hotel by your friendly Driver/Guide.  Look out for the gentleman in a kilt with the Inspiring Travel board.  After a warm welcome to Scotland and introductions, you board your comfortable luxury A/C vehicle as your Private Guided Tour of our beautiful country begins in earnest.

Today you leave bustling Glasgow behind on your tour of Scotland, after a visit of Glasgow Cathedral, an interesting place to visit, made more so by the connection to one of The Bruce’s main supporters.

Next you will be taken South to Ayrshire, ancestral homeland of the Bruce family, to visit the scene of the first major victory for Robert the Bruce & against a foe of vastly superior numbers, Loudon Hill.

You will then journey through one of the most beautiful National Parks in Scotland, the Trossachs, skirting the bonnie banks of Loch Lomond as you travel.  This scenic drive will give you a fantastic chance to take in the splendour of your surroundings.  Once through the National Park You will pass through arguably some of the most majestic scenery in Scotland, from lowly Rannoch Moor suddenly there appears beautiful and dramatic Glen Coe where you will stay for the night in luxury accommodation.

Your Driver/Guide will accompany you and be on hand to tell you more about the history and myth as well as about the locations you see and visit that have a connection to the film.

(Breakfast Included)

Day 2 HIGHLIGHTS

  • Collected by your Driver/Guide as the touring begins
  • Glasgow and Glasgow Cathedral
  • Loudoun Hill & The Spirit of Scotland sculpture
  • Ayrshire, home of the Bruce family
  • Scenic drive through Loch Lomond & the Trossachs National Park
  • Dramatic and beautiful Glencoe
  • Luxury heritage property for the night

Day 3 ITINERARY

When Bruce was defeated at Methven he became The Outlaw King.  Hunted by the English he was on the run, subsequently he spent a lot of this time in the Hebridean Islands.

Today you leave the mainland behind and cross over the sea to the Isle of Skye, one of the most beautiful islands that make up the Hebrides.  You will want to stop briefly and photograph the jaw dropping backdrop of the astounding Eilean Donan Castle before you continue across onto Skye and a commence a scenic journey around it, every corner you turn the island and the scenery becomes more beautiful.

There will be time for a stop at the Talisker Whisky distillery to tour the distillery and sample its delights, nearby Talisker bay was one of the backdrops used in the film, The Outlaw King.

(Breakfast Included)

Day 3 HIGHLIGHTS

  • Scenic tour of the West highlands
  • The jaw dropping Eilean Donan Castle
  • Leave the mainland behind, Over the Sea to Skye
  • Scenic tour of the Isle of Skye
  • Tour of Talisker whisky distillery

Day 4 ITINERARY

Today you venture onto Loch Ness, the home of the Loch Ness Monster or Nessie as she is affectionately known, where you will set sail on the Jacobite Warrior for the 12pm boat trip taking in the surrounding scenery and visit Castle Urquhart.

Please note – Nessie sightings are never guaranteed.

Afterwards we continue the journey through another of Scotland’s National Parks, travelling through the Cairngorms on route to the Kingdom of Perth.  Today at the end of your scenic journey you will be dropped off at a fantastic converted Castle, this will be your base for 2 nights as we explore the surrounding area that is pivotal in the story of the Bruce as well as visit locations used in the film The Outlaw King.

(Breakfast Included)

Day 4 HIGHLIGHTS

  • See more of stunning Skye before you cross back over the to mainland
  • Boat trip on Loch Ness
  • Tour Urquhart Castle
  • Scenic drive through the Cairngorms National Park
  • The next 2 nights will be spent in a converted Castle

Day 5 ITINERARY

Your first stop today will be the to the historic home of Golf, St Andrews, where King Robert the Bruce held his first parliament after uniting Scotland.

After a look around St Andrews and a visit to the Abbey ruins, it is time to take visit the final resting place of The Bruce, Dunfermline Abbey. From March to late October you will be able to access the Abbey and visit the actual tomb of King Robert the Bruce.

Next, we travel to Stirling and Stirling Castle, to walk around the Castle and the ramparts with your Driver/Guide while you find out all about the Castles amazing history and its integral part in the story of Scotland and of the Outlaw Kings story

(Breakfast Included)

Day 5 HIGHLIGHTS

  • Visit the home of Golf
  • Historic St Andrews where the first parliament was held by King Robert the Bruce
  • St Andrew’s Abbey ruins
  • Visit the tomb of King Robert the Bruce (March to October)
  • Stirling
  • Tour Stirling Castle

Day 6 ITINERARY

Today it is time to visit Scone Palace, where King Robert was crowned after uniting Scotland and winning the Wars of Independence.  You will have time to wander the Palace itself and the Palace grounds, as always your Driver/Guide will be on hand.

Next is a visit to the most famous battle site in Scotland, Bannockburn. The visitors centre is very hands on and interactive, as such is a fun way to learn about a moment that is pivotal in Scotland’s long history.

Now we make our way to Scotland’s beautiful capital, Edinburgh.  On the way you may glimpse of  St Michaels in Linlithgow and the nearby Blackness Castle which where both used as locations in The Outlaw King.  As you arrive into Edinburgh there is still time for a tour of Craigmillar Castle which was used prominently in the film. Some of the most substantial sets were built here and featured thatch roofed villages in the surrounding parkland and medieval workshops in the Castle grounds itself.

It is now time to say a fond farewell to your Driver/Guide as you check into your luxury Edinburgh hotel, which boasts a fantastic view of Edinburgh Castle.

(Breakfast Included)

Day 6 HIGHLIGHTS

  • Scone Palace – Scone is shrouded in myth and legend that your Driver/Guide will share with you
  • Bannockburn battlefield and the interactive visitors centre
  • More locations from the Outlaw King
  • Tour Craigmillar Castle
  • Edinburgh
  • Luxury hotel in Edinburgh for 2 nights, with a view of Edinburgh Castle

Day 7 ITINERARY

Having 2 nights in Edinburgh is great as today you will have the entire day to explore at your own pace.

Scotland’s beautiful capital city Edinburgh is a seamless blend of old and new, with its medieval old town and elegant Georgian new town and the majestic Edinburgh Castle perched above it all, look out for the statue of King Robert at the entrance to the Castle and for the modern tableau of his coronation inside the castle.

Don’t forget to leave time to visit Edinburgh Castle, Holyrood Palace as well as use the Hop on Hop off bus & if time permits a visit the Royal Yacht Britannia, a voucher will be provided for entrance to these sites while in Edinburgh, to use at your leisure.

(Breakfast Included)

Day 7 HIGHLIGHTS

  • Scotland’s beautiful capital
  • A full day to explore Edinburgh independently
  • Remember to leave time to visit Edinburgh Castle, Holyrood Palace and use the Hop on Hop off bus, vouchers are provided for each location

Day 8 ITINERARY

You will be collected from your hotel in Edinburgh by an Inspiring Travel Scotland representative and transferred to either Glasgow or Edinburgh Airport by Private Chauffeur Transfer.

(Breakfast Included)

Day 8 HIGHLIGHTS

  • Private Chauffeur transfer to the airport for your onward flight.

Your friendly Driver/Guide will be on hand to answer any questions you may have about the places you visit and the things you see, unlocking all the secrets and revealing the history and myth behind them giving you a level of immersion and a feeling of connection with Scotland that would otherwise be impossible.  It is the presence of your Driver/Guide that will create real value for your vacation & due to it being a Private Tour there is flexibility to the schedule on the ground.

During the booking process we would hope to get to know you a little and this will help us pick the right Driver/Guide for the job.  You will be met at your hotel by your hand picked friendly Driver/Guide.  Here at Inspiring Travel we only use the best guides, holders of Scottish Tourism badge awards, guides that are educated and vetted and adhere to a code of conduct, giving you the peace of mind that you are in the right hands and they will be able to answer any questions you have on the subjects throughout the tour.  At Inspiring Travel we have little doubt you will arrive a guest but go home as friends.

As this is a Private Tour, the time is yours, the flexibility of the schedule is part of the beauty.  Although we will have prepared a comprehensive tour that we hope you will enjoy, if one part isn’t floating your boat, feel free to tell your Driver/Guide and move on to the next part, no dancing to anyone else’s tune.  Had enough sightseeing for today and want to chill out at the hotel, your guide will take you straight there, want to explore a little by yourself, go ahead, they will leave you to it, we designed these tours to put you in charge.

  • Entrance to all sites noted on trip Highlights
  • Private Tour for your party only in A/C Vehicle with dedicated tour Driver/Guide
  • Scottish Tourism Badge Accredited Guide – Your Guide/Driver comes with a coveted badge award which means they have graduated from a multi-year assessment course and trained to a rigorous standard in terms of knowledge & guiding skills, we also aim to use guides with at least 6 years experience, which essentially means they have the ability to make Scotland come alive for you are going to add significant value to your holiday here
  • Visits & entrance fees to parks, museums, castles as indicated on the confirmed tour itinerary which will be a more detailed itinerary which is sent to you after booking
  • Any own expense options are mentioned in the tour description & will be clearly highlighted on your confirmed tour itinerary.
  • Return Private Airport Chauffeur Transfers
  • Accommodation Luxury Hotels & Luxury Heritage accommodation – for the duration of the tour, price based on accommodation stayed in and/or assessed by the Managing Director of Inspiring Travel
  • More nights can be added if needed we can deliver a bespoke itinerary for any dates – simply call or click the Tailormade – Customised Tours button
  • Meals as indicated
  • Explore Glasgow & Edinburgh independently at your own pace (guide can be arranged if required)
  • Pick up and drop off at your Inspiring Travel Scotland itinerary hotel in Edinburgh and Glasgow for the beginning and end of Driver/Guided tour

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