Holiday Tours, Inc.
Contact: Crystal Hilton -
10367 Randleman Road  27317 

Sharon Pratt

Carolina Tartan Tours


Carolina Tartan Tours has partnered with Holiday Tours, Inc., an experienced and highly renowned bus tour company, to provide you with an amazing travel experience.

From the moment you first board the bus you will relax in luxury and comfort while our staff take care of all of the details.

Come enjoy all of the sites and locations from our beloved Outlander books, and share it all with fellow fans! With ample time to tour all of the locations on our itinerary, you will go home with a treasure trove of wonderful memories, photos, and new "Outlander friends".

The Deluxe Prevost motor coach is air-conditioned, WiFi and video equipped with adjustable reading lamps, folding arm rests and magazine racks and is equipped with a wheelchair lift. A restroom is included on this full-sized motor coach.

If you require assistance with a wheelchair or seat transfers on the bus, during the trip and its stops or in the hotels, please plan on traveling with another tour attendee who can assist you. The lift serves to get on and off the bus, however, neither Holiday Tours, Inc., its staff, or Carolina Tartan Tours are able to provide qualified personnel to assist beyond boarding or exiting the bus.

Following is a daily itinerary for our week. Please note that in order to include all of the primary locations in the three books set in North Carolina, we will be covering approximately 1,200 miles on the trip. PLEASE be sure to read the FAQ page to decide if this tour is for you!  We want all of our guests to have the trip of a lifetime. Our terms and policies are clearly stated on the PRICE page.

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DAILY TOUR ITINERARY (subject to change)

June 18-25, 2017

Day 1                                              

Greensboro-Charlotte, North Carolina To Charleston, South Carolina

Holden Road Parking Lot - Departure Greensboro, North Carolina  at 7:00 a.m.

Greensboro(GSO) Airport Pick-up at 7:30 a.m.

Arrive at Charlotte (CLT) Airport for traveler pickup 9:00 a.m.
Depart for Charleston, South Carolina at 9:30 a.m. Quickie lunch on your own during travel.
Arrive in Charleston by 2:00 p.m.    
Charleston Carriage Tour of the historic part of the city from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Exploration and Dinner on your own for the remainder of the evening.
Lodging: Historic Downtown hotel location within walking distance to all of the sites and restaurants!

Day 2                                              

Charleston, South Carolina To Wilmington, North Carolina

Breakfast at hotel (included)                                                    

Depart Hotel at 9:00 a.m. for Charleston Tea Plantation

Charleston Tea Plantation Tour from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
Depart at 12:00 p.m.
Lunch on your own in Charleston area
Depart for Wilmington, North Carolina at 2:00 p.m.
Arrive Wilmington, North Carolina at 5:00 p.m. and check in to hotel.
Wilmington / Cape Fear River Sunset Dinner Cruise
Lodging:  Downtown Historic Wilmington

Day 3                                              

Wilmington, North Carolina to New Bern

Breakfast at hotel (included)
Wilmington Historic District-Guided Tour 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.                                                          
Lunch on your own in Historic Wilmington
Depart Wilmington at 1:30 pm. for Moore’s Creek National Battlefield
Arrive Moore’s Creek 2:00 p.m.
Depart Moore’s Creek for New Bern at 4:00
Arrive at Hotel at 6:00 p.m.
Dinner and exploring on your own in Historic District of New Bern
Lodging: Hampton Inn

Day 4                                              

New Bern to Fayetteville

Breakfast at hotel (included)
Depart hotel for Tryon Palace at 8:30 a.m.           
Tryon Palace Tours from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.                                                                                                 Depart New Bern for Fayetteville (Cross Creek) at 11:15 a.m.
Stop in Kinston at 12:00 Noon: LUNCH at the famous The Chef & The Farmer (included)
Depart Kinston for Fayetteville at 1:30 p.m
Arrive in Fayetteville at 3:30 p.m.
Tour Historic Fayetteville
Dinner On Your Own followed by traditional Scottish Ceilidh
Lodging: Hampton Inn

Day 5                                            

Fayetteville To Raleigh

Breakfast at hotel (included)
Depart 9:00 a.m. for Cape Fear Museum Tour
Depart 11:00 Fayetteville for Town Creek Indian Mounds via Southern Pines/Pinehurst
Lunch at Pinehurst 12:00 noon-1:00 p.m.( On Your Own)
Arrive Town Creek Indian Mounds at 1:30 p.m.
Depart Town Creek for House in the Horseshoe at 2:30 p.m.
Photo opportunity of Flora McDonald plantation location markers
Arrive at House in the Horseshoe at 3:30 p.m.
Depart for  Raleigh at 5:00 p.m.
Arrive Raleigh hotel at 6:00 p.m. 
Dinner and exploring on your own (in nearby suburban mall)
Lodging: Hampton Inn 

Day 6                                             


Breakfast at hotel
Depart Raleigh for Hillsborough 9:00 a.m.
Arrive Hillsborough 9:45, Tour Historic Hillsborough
Lunch on your own
Depart for Alamance Battleground 1:00 p.m.
Arrive Alamance Battleground 1:30 p.m., Tour Battleground
Depart 4:00 p.m. for Winston Salem
Arrive hotel 5:30​ p.m.                                                           

Dinner on Your Own (large shopping mall nearby) followed by

Whisky Tasting at hotel (included - no additional charge)

Lodging: Hampton Inn

Day 7                                             


Breakfast at hotel (included)
9:00 a.m. Depart for Old Salem, Tour 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
11:45 a.m. Lunch at The Tavern in Old Salem (included)
1:00 p.m. Depart for Boone via Blue Ridge Parkway
Stone Mountain, Doughton Park (Brinegar Cabin)
Arrive Boone 5:00 p.m.
Outdoor Play “Horn in the West” with Southern Style Picnic Dinner (included)
Lodging: Hampton Inn

Day 8                                             

Boone , “Fraser's Ridge”, Charlotte, Greensboro

Breakfast at Hotel (included)
Depart 8:00 a.m. for Boone, Blowing Rock and Blue Ridge Parkway Attractions 
Continue Blue Ridge Parkway to Lenoir Area foothills
Lunch – Hickory area
Arrive Charlotte drop off point 3:30 p.m.
Arrive Greensboro drop off point 5:30 p.m.



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