Become a Highlander for a day in Edinburgh


Who were the real highlanders? Who were the real Scottish men and women behind books such as for example Outlander? Learn about the history and culture of the Highlander during an immersive storytelling experience, enjoy traditional Scottish food, and end your day with a whisky tasting.


CoDE Pod reception, 1A Parliament Square, Edinburgh EH1 1RF



Wednesday & Saturday from 10.00am to 3.30pm

approx. duration

Approximately 5.5 hours


All our experiences can be booked privately for groups!




Fàilte Gu Alba! Welcome to Scotland. Join the Jacobites to discover how Highlanders truly lived in the 18th century.


Start your day off right by immersing yourself in Scottish culture and tradition. Begin by getting dressed in traditional Scottish clothing, including your own Kilt, to truly embody the spirit of a Highlander. Then, take a guided tour of Edinburgh to learn about the rich history of Scotland. Afterwards, embark on a private immersive storytelling experience in an underground prison that was lost for centuries after the last Great Edinburgh Fire. Here, you’ll step directly into the past and become a Highlander, searching for Charles Edward Stuart, also known as “Bonnie Prince Charlie,” who is hiding from English Redcoat soldiers in Balivanich on the Benbecula island near Skye. With hand-drawn art, traditional music, and a story built with historians, this experience is sure to transport you to another time.

Next, enjoy a traditional Scottish lunch at a local haunted pub that’s sure to add a spooky twist to your meal. And for the afternoon, focus on one of Scotland’s greatest exports: whisky. Learn about the different families of whisky, from the apple/vanilla notes of Speyside to the charred wood taste of Islay whisky. Adults will even get the chance to taste 4 different single malts, while children can enjoy Scotland’s ‘national’ soft drink, Irn Bru. By the end of the day, you’ll have gained a newfound appreciation for Scottish culture, history, and tradition.


• Start by getting dressed in your very own Kilt.
• 1-hour guided tour of Edinburgh to learn about the rich history of Scotland.
• Private immersive storytelling experience in an underground prison that takes you back in time to the battle of Culloden; search for the elusive Scottish prince, Charles Edward Stuart.
• Lunch at a local haunted pub and enjoy some traditional Scottish fare.
• Take a tour of a whisky distillery to learn about the history and production of whisky in Scotland, and taste four different single malts (adults only), or a glass of Irn Bru for children.
• End the day by exploring the vibrant city of Edinburgh on your own, with plenty of options for shopping, dining, and sightseeing.

Why Travellers Choose This Tour: Who would not wish to be a Highlander for a day, and dress, plot, eat & drink like they did. Discover Scotland in a day of adventure.


  • Pick up from your hotel or central place in Edinburgh
  • Get into your Kilt (no highlander without your own Kilt)
  • 1h guided tour of Edinburgh
  • 1 immersive storytelling experience adventure
  • Lunch with drinks – in 1 meal, discover the main traditional Scottish dishes
  • Visit to a Whisky tasting Experience


    • Extra drinks and food at the selected venues



    Wear warm clothes, and comfortable shoes. Bagpipes and kilts are of course welcome!


    CoDE Pod reception, 1A Parliament Square, Edinburgh EH1 1RF



    • 50% of the price of a Full Day activity is non-refundable.
    • Any booking cancelled less than three weeks before the start of the day is non-refundable.
    • Up to three weeks before the Full Day Activity, rescheduling comes at no cost. We will try to accommodate any reschedule made less than 3 weeks before the start of the tour. However, we reserve the right to apply:
    a. A “rescheduling” fee equal to 35% of the value of the tour or activity
    b. The full cancellation fee if we cannot manage to reschedule you




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