Welcome to Celtic Journeys!                             
 

Scotland isn’t a place that you see with your eyes.
Scotland is a place that you see with your heart.


Celtic Journeys is dedicated to presenting the real Scotland to discerning travelers, with tours that
go off the beaten path to remote jewels in the Highlands and Lowlands, on the islands of Lewis, Harris, Skye, Mull, and Iona and the North Coast 500. In 2018, the British Isles tour visits England’s Lake District, North Wales, Dublin and Belfast, Ireland and, of course, Scotland. The phenomenal success of Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander book series has been celebrated by Celtic Journeys since the company’s inception, presenting the original Outlander Tour® in 2004.

Our deluxe, fully escorted small group tours are written for travelers who want to experience the
real Scotland–to meet the people, learn the history, hear the music, taste the whisky, walk among timeless monuments, and absorb the magic of the ever-changing scenery. Combined with highly rated accommodations, quality transportation, professional guide, and relentless personal attention, these tours offer the best in travel to Scotland–and across the borders beyond.


Tours for 2017

14th Annual Outlander Tour® – September 17 to September 24, 2017
The original-based on the award-winning series of books by Diana Gabaldon. Now in its 14th year, this tour steps back in time to Inverness where the story began and continues through Dragonfly in Amber. Craigh na Dun, Castle Leoch, Culloden Battlefield, Loch Ness, Isle of Skye. Rated five-star year after year!

Haunted Scotland – October 24 to November 1, 2017
Join this 8-night tour to Scotland’s most haunted locations. Edinburgh, Rosslyn Chapel, Glamis Castle, Huntly Castle, Elgin Cathedral, Culloden Battlefield, Fyvie Castle, Dornoch Cathedral and Witch’s Stone, Clava Cairns, Eilean Donan Castle, Culzean Castle, The Auld Kirk and Brig o’ Doon of Tam o‘ Shanter fame, escorted by Rabbie Burns himself. Experience Scotland’s haunted history and walk along side of Scotland’s most colorful characters–even if you can’t see them!

Hogmanay Tour – New Year’s Eve in Scotland – December 29, 2017 to January 4, 2018
Traditional Highland celebration! Three nights in Edinburgh, three nights in the Highlands at the elegant Culloden House for the Hogmanay Gala. Tradition abounds with Scottish music, Scottish Country dancing, storytellers, and a welcome to the New Year with bagpipes “ringing in the bells.” Includes special private holiday luncheon at Castle Fraser in the Highlands.

Tours for 2018

British Isles – May 11 to May 23, 2018
A true Celtic journey! Scotland, England, Wales, Ireland. Begins in Glasgow and travels south to Dumfries and Galloway, England’s Lake District with a cruise on Lake Windermere, Wales and Snowdonia National Park, vibrant Dublin, exciting Belfast and the Titanic Museum, the Glens of Antrim, Northern Ireland’s Causeway Coastal Route, haunted Ballygally Castle, ending in Edinburgh.

Special 15th Annual Outlander Tour® – June 24 to July 4, 2018
Extended version of the original 7-night tour, based on the award-winning series by Diana Gabaldon. This tour takes you back in time to Inverness and the Highlands, where the story began, and continues through Dragonfly in Amber. See Craigh na Dun, Calanais Stone Circle on the Isle of Lewis, Castle Leoch, Culloden Battlefield, Loch Ness, and the Isle of Skye. Rated five-star.

Lords of the Isles – August 11 to August 23, 2018
The Western Isles, ruled by the Lords of the Isles, mighty Clan Donald, until the late 15th Century. Islands of Mull, Iona, Skye, Lewis, Harris, and Scotland’s rugged North Coast 500, named one of the top coastal road trips in the world. Remote and mysterious island nations, archaeological treasures, and stunning scenery, from dramatic mountains to pristine beaches. Includes tickets with premium seating for the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo.

15th Annual Outlander Tour® – September 16 to September 23, 2018
The original-based on the award-winning series of books by Diana Gabaldon. Now in its 15th year, this tour steps back in time to Inverness where the story began and continues through Dragonfly in Amber. Craigh na Dun, Castle Leoch, Culloden Battlefield, Loch Ness, Isle of Skye. Rated five-star year after year!

Haunted Scotland – October 24 to November 1, 2018
Join this 8-night tour to Scotland’s most haunted locations. Edinburgh, Rosslyn Chapel, Glamis Castle, Huntly Castle, Elgin Cathedral, Culloden Battlefield, Fyvie Castle, Dornoch Cathedral and Witch’s Stone, Clava Cairns, Eilean Donan Castle, Culzean Castle, The Auld Kirk and Brig o’ Doon of Tam o‘ Shanter fame, escorted by Rabbie Burns himself. Experience Scotland’s haunted history and walk along side of Scotland’s most colorful characters–even if you can’t see them!



Tours are limited to 16 guests and are not cancelled for reasons other than natural disaster, airline strike, or travel warning of imminent danger.


Customized Tours for your Special Group

    Clan Tours - private visits to castles and special gatherings with Clan Chiefs

    Family vacations - with visits to ancestral homelands

    Special interest - affinity groups for family history, music, photography, golf, etc.

    Castles and Country Manor Houses Exclusive use for weddings or reunions

    Cottage Vacationsincluding accommodations at castles

    Unique Honeymoons Castles, lighthouses, manor homes, and secret romantic hideaways!

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