Glasgow Outlander Shore Excursion

Departure point:
1 Day tour
From: 9am - 5pm

Accommodation needed for this tour

We highly recommend letting us sort the accommodation for you for an extra cost. But you are more than welcome to book your own accommodation if you wish.

Our Glasgow Outlander Shore Excursion enjoys a full day exploring the filming locations of the famous TV series. Discover Linlithgow Palace - Outlander's Wentworth Prison, see Blackness Castle - the Headquarters of Black Jack Randall and explore Doune Castle - home of the Clan MacKenzie.

We depart Greenock and travel north, along the coastline, passing Glasgow and on to our first stop of the day, Doune Castle*. The Castle is also known as Outlander's home of the MacKenzie Clan, and here you can take an audio tour narrated by Sam Heughan (Jamie Fraser). We stop here to visit the atmospheric castle and explore its grounds, before we journey onwards.

We travel further west to the historical town of Linlithgow for lunch. Here we have time to grab a bite to eat, refreshments, and perhaps visit Linlithgow Palace*; setting for Outlander's 'Wentworth Prison'. The palace was originally used as a relaxing retreat for the Royal Family on journeys between Edinburgh and Stirling Castle. Its impressive towers overlook stunning scenery.

After lunch, we continue westwards towards the outskirts of Edinburgh and visit Blackness Castle. The castle was used as the set the Headquarters of Outlander's Black Jack Randall, on the shores of the Firth of Forth. This castle dates back to the 15th Century; home to the Crichton family, its mighty fortifications make this ancient castle look like a 'ship that never sailed'.

From Blackness, we begin our journey back to Greenock, where our shore excursion ends.

Tour Overview

Duration1 day
Total Distance160 miles
Pick upPickup from port at 9am
Group sizeUp to 53
AvailabilityAll year round
Minimum ageTravellers need to be at least 5 years-old

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the departure point?

The Driver-Guide for your shore excursion will meet you at the entrance gate at Greenock port.

You can find the exact location via this Google Map:

If you need any further information, please contact our Reservations Team directly.

We kindly ask all passengers to ensure they are 15 minutes early.


Are the optional extras included?

No, optional extras are not included in the tour price.

The price of your Greenock shore excursion includes the services of a friendly, knowledgeable and experienced Driver-Guide, and transportation on one of our luxury coaches.

All optional extras – attraction entrance fees and meals – are not included in the price of your tour and are payable on the day of travel. This is to allow our guests the freedom to choose which optional extras they would like to take part in on the day.

Optional extras for your tour are as follows:

  • Doune Castle: £9.00 adults, £7.20 students, £5.40 children
  • Linlithgow Palace: £6.00 adults, £4.80 concessions, £3.60 children
  • Blackness Castle: £6.00 adults, £4.80 concessions, £3.60 children
Do I need to pre-book the optional extras?

No, you don't need to worry about pre-booking any of the optional extras.

All the optional extras can be booked on the day and your Driver-Guide will advise you of how to book.

We also offer fast-track tickets for attractions. These tickets can only be booked and paid for in advance and come at no extra cost. Please contact our friendly Reservations Team on 0131 226 6066 for more information.

Please note that many visitor attractions and accommodation providers may not accept card payments, so please ensure you have plenty of cash with you on the day. If you have any questions about this please contact our Reservations Team on +44 (0)131 226 6066 - open 7am-10pm daily.

Is the tour in English?

Yes, all of our tours are in English.

Your trip to Edinburgh will be taken by an experienced, knowledgeable and friendly English-speaking Driver-Guide.

What should I bring with me?

As we like to give you as much time off the coach as possible with the opportunity for walks, we recommend you bring warm and/or waterproof clothing, wear comfortable walking shoes and take sun-block or a hat for sunny days

Can children travel on this tour?

We welcome children over 5 years old on our tours, and children aged between 5-16yrs are eligible for the concessionary rate.

We regret we are not able to carry children under the age of 5 on any of our Edinburgh shore excursions.

Worry Free Shore Excursion

We always ensure passengers return back to their port on time, however in the rare case we can't make it, we will transfer you to your next port of call.