Things to Consider About This Trip
Our goal is to provide the trip of a lifetime for Outlander fans, and to make sure that everyone has a special experience. Please take the following points into consideration as you plan.
How do I know if this trip is right for me?
This trip will be enjoyed most by:
What should I pack for this trip?
Why is the tour eight days long?
Because North and South Carolina are big states! North Carolina has an area of 53,819 mi² and the trip to Charleston is roughly 200 miles in itself. We've tried to include as many of the pertinent sites from the books as possible since this may be your only vacation in the Carolinas. There are still other places mentioned in the books that we've had to leave out because of time! We will be covering approximately 1,200 miles in a counter clockwise circle around the state of North Carolina. We are sticking pretty much to the exact path that Claire and Jamie took and it still took a week to get all of this in at a safe speed. With that said, there's no doubt you are getting your money's worth.
Why does the tour start in Charleston? Drums of Autumn began in Savannah, GA.
See the above question. Geographically and architecturally speaking, both towns are similar enough for readers to get an idea of what Savannah, Georgia is like.
What is the bus like?
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.
You will relax in luxury and comfort while our staff take care of all of the details.
The bus accommodates 50 passengers. We plan on accepting a maximum of 40.
The Deluxe Prevost motor coach we are traveling on is air-conditioned, video-equipped, has adjustable reading lamps, folding arm rests and magazine racks. A restroom is included on our full-size motor coach.
What is there to do on the bus while we are on the road?
Carolina Tartan Tours will provide a tour guide and hostess who is an expert on North Carolina's geography and history as well as the Outlander books and characters. The bus is equipped with a PA system and you will participate in activities and laugh ... a lot! We will play Oulander trivia games, discuss the books and watch shows on the bus's video viewing system. There will be door prizes and even a "swag bag" for each person on the tour.
Will accommodations be available for people with handicaps?
Where do I join the bus?
If you are driving to the pickup points you can park at the long term parking lot at the Pickup/drop off at Charlotte Douglas Airport (approximately $5.00 per day) and Greensboro Piedmont Triad International airport (approximately $8.00 per day). There will be free, dedicated parking in a shopping center located off Holden Road and I-85 in Greensboro. Depending upon where our travelers arrive, we will provide an exact location for pickup as our departure date draws closer.
Top 10 Reasons to go on this tour if you are also considering a trip to Scotland:
Okay, I'm interested. What's next?
You are about to become a member of an elite group!! There are only 40 seats available. This is the only trip currently scheduled, but if the demand is there, more trips may be scheduled on different dates. Seat choice is awarded by the date payment is completed. The reservation fee is $50, and you can make payments at anytime you like as long as your account is paid in full by April 18, 2017. We expect to fill this tour quickly so if you are considering participating, make your reservation as soon as possible with Holiday Tours (see Pricing tab.) We will communicate with those signed up for the trip via a closed Facebook group and group emails. Any additional tours will be announced on this website and on social media.
Is there something I can print to show this to a friend?
Yes! Click here for a printable .pdf of our brochure.