Scottish Highlands and Hebridean Islands tours from Inverness
2 Day Isle of Skye and Highland Clan Macdonald Tour

2 Day Clan Macdonald Tour (Isle of Skye and Highlands)

2 Day Isle of Skye and Highland Clan Macdonald Tour

Discover the ancient history and traditions of one of Scotland's greatest clans - the Macdonalds - with a two day tour from Inverness to the Isle of Skye and the West Highlands where we explore the lands of the Macdonalds of Sleat, Clanranald, Keppoch and Glengarry.

Day 1 begins at Inverness where we follow the Great Glen down the banks of Loch Ness. After a short stop for photos near Urquhart Castle (we may have raided it a few times!) we continue along Ness-side to Invermoriston. Turning west we journey through Glen Shiel and the Five Sisters of Kintail mountains. Arriving at Eilean Donan Castle (which was involved in a 'less than successful' Macdonald uprising in the 1530s) we have a short break exploring the castle surroundings before we cross the bridge to the Isle of Skye.

The Quiraing, Isle of Skye

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.

Armadale Castle, Sleat Peninsula, Isle of Skye

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.

Glenfinnan 'Harry Potter' Viaduct, Highlands

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).

Glenfinnan 'Harry Potter' Viaduct, Highlands

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.

PRIVATE TOUR PRICE
April to October:     £925
This tour is not available from 16th October to 31st March.
Tours are exclusively for your private group only (up to 3 persons) and prices are per tour. We only offer private tours and do not combine individuals or separate groups - if your group size is less than 3 the advertised tour price still applies. Prices include all taxes, a driver/guide and ferry tickets but exclude your accommodation costs, entrance fees and meals.