The afternoon takes us north past Portree towards the Trotternish peninsula (ancient Clan Donald lands) and some stunning scenic viewpoints including the Old Man of Storr, the Quiraing and Kilt Rock. Continuing north, we visit the ruins of Duntulm Castle, a former stronghold of the Macdonalds in Skye. Next is a visit the Museum of Island Life which provides a wonderful glimpse back into the history and culture of the Hebrideans, before we stop at the grave of one of the clan's most celebrated figures - Flora Macdonald. It's then back to Portree for our evening and overnight stop.
Day 2 departs from Portree heading south to the Sleat Peninsula and Armadale Castle and the Clan Donald Centre. As well as enjoying the great Museum of the Isles (which tells the history of the Macdonalds over the centuries) there are beautiful gardens to explore along with the ruins of Armadale Castle, the last ancestral home of the Macdonalds of Sleat. Leaving Skye in the early afternoon we have a short ferry crossing over the Sound of Sleat to Mallaig on the Scottish mainland.
We continue our tour along the ‘Road to the Isles’ to Glenfinnan where we stop to admire the historic monument commemorating the Jacobites and Bonnie Prince Charlie and the raising of the standard in 1745 (supported by the Macdonalds of Clanranald) before we visit the ruins of Inverlochy Castle (another Macdonald stronghold).
Our return journey to Inverness takes us past the lands of the Macdonalds of Keppoch before reaching Glen Garry, the ancient lands of the Macdonnells of Glengarry where we have a brief stop at the ruins of Invergarry Castle.
2018 Booking Update - Please note that available dates in 2018 for Multi Day Tours are filling up quickly. Also, accommodation in Portree (Isle of Skye) tends to book up quite far in advance so for the widest choice of accommodation and available tour dates I would recommend that you book as early as possible.