New For 2018 – Jacobite Tour of Scotland

Borders Journeys - Jacobite Tour - Glenfinnan, Palace of Holyroodhouse & Culloden

Glenfinnan, Palace of Holyrood House and Culloden Battlefield

Have you ever dreamed about visiting Scotland and following in the footsteps of Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Jacobites?

A Jacobite tour with Borders Journeys is an opportunity to immerse yourself in the history, heritage and culture of Scotland, a journey that will take you from Edinburgh’s Palace of Holyrood House to Stirling Castle, Glenfinnan to Culloden Battlefield and Glencoe to the Isle of Skye – all of which were very familiar to Bonnie Prince Charlie and his Jacobite supporters. Jacobite Map of Scotland

Jacobite Map of Scotland

I will create you an exclusive tailor-made Jacobite tour with you in mind where you will visit the places and attractions that interest you most. Borders Journeys - Jacobite Tour - Traquair House

Traquair House

During your tour, you will have the unique opportunity to stay at Traquair House*, Scotland’s oldest continually inhabited house that dates from 1107. It was at Traquair that Bonnie Prince Charlie visited his distant kinsman, the Earl of Traquair, in October 1745 to recruit support. As he left the house the Earl promised the gates would not be reopened until a Stuart king returned and the famous Bear Gates have been closed ever since. The house has hosted 27 Kings and Queens including Mary, Queen of Scots and her infant son the future King James VI of Scotland (King James I of England). The cradle used by Mary for James is on display in the house along with a fabulous collection of Stuart and Jacobite artefacts. There are 3 luxurious rooms available at Traquair, all furnished with antiques, half tester beds and modern en-suite bathrooms. You can live like royalty for a night as you sample the delicious Traquair House Ales in your private Drawing Room and have exclusive use of the magical grounds. Following a delicious full Scottish breakfast in the morning, you will be given a short private tour of the house by Catherine Maxwell Stuart, 21st Lady of Traquair.* * Subject to availability or experienced guide. Borders Journeys - Jacobite Tour - Roman Ruins, Memorial for King James VIII, Prince Charles Henry Stuart & Prince Henry Benedict and St Peter's Basilica

Roman Ruins, Stuart Memorial in St. Peter’s Basilica and St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican City

Did you know that the Stuart Royal Court was based in Rome? Just imagine following in the Stuarts footsteps around Rome’s famous avenues and piazzas.

There is an option to extend your tour by travelling to Rome where I will guide you around the eternal city visiting the places associated with the Stuart Royal Court. During your stay in Rome, you will visit the Palazzo Muti, Basilica dei Santi Apostoli, St. Peter’s Basilica (Vatican), Basilica di Santa Maria in Domnica and Chiesa di Sant’ Andrea al Quirinale – all places that were familiar to Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Stuart Royal Family. Throughout your visit, there will be plenty time to visit other city landmarks including the Colosseum, Pantheon, Trevi Fountain and Spanish Steps. No visit to Rome is complete without a long leisurely lunch in a picturesque square, dinner in a quiet family run trattoria or enjoying gelato from the city’s famous Gelaterias. Borders Journeys - Jacobite Tour - Lallybroch,,Midhope, Castle Clava Carins, Craigh-na-Dun & Wardlaw Chapel

Midhope Castle (Lallybroch), Clava Cairns (Craigh-na-Dun) and Wardlaw Mausoleum

Are you also an Outlander fan? Have you ever dreamed of standing on the steps of Lallybroch or visiting the stones at Craigh na Dun?

I will create you an exclusive tailor-made Outlander and Jacobite tour for you where you will walk in the footsteps of Jamie and Claire as well as following their adventures with Bonnie Prince Charlie and his Jacobite supporters around Scotland. Details of Borders Journeys’ Outlander tour can be found on this link. This link will take you to an Outlander film location map of Scotland for Seasons 1 and 2. I recognise that for many of you this may be a once in a lifetime trip – my emphasis is upon making your stay in Scotland welcoming and an experience that you will enjoy and always remember.


The cost of a full-day private guided sightseeing tour starts from £395.00 for up to six adults. This includes all planning, tour guide and transport costs. All accommodation, meals, refreshments and any entrance costs are not included.


You can book this tour in one of the following ways: Email us at Phone us on (+44) 07794 021819 Complete the enquiry form below:

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