Highland Clans and Castles Tours from Inverness

No history of the Scottish Highlands and the Hebridean Islands could be written without devoting a lot of time to the Clans (the name is derived from the Gaelic clann literally meaning children or offspring). From these groups, with their roots deep in Gaelic, Pictish and Norse ancestry, would rise some of the most important and powerful clans of the area such as the Macdonalds and Macleods. Find out how the clan system shaped life in the Highlands and Hebrides and explore the slow and bloody decline of this ancient tradition.

Other Clan Tours:
We can also offer day and multi-day tours for other Highland and Hebridean Clans by adapting some of our existing tours. If you are interested in a clan tour from the list below just email for information:

   Clan Mackenzie Tour inc. Kintail and Eilean Donan Castle

   Clan Macrae Tour inc. Kintail and Eilean Donan Castle

   Clan Cameron Tour inc. Culloden Battlefield and Achnacarry

   Clan Campbell Tour inc. Culloden Battlefield and Cawdor Castle

   2-3 Day Clan Maclean Tour inc. Duart Castle (Isle of Mull)

   2-3 Day Clan Morrison Tour inc. Dùn Èistean (Outer Hebrides)

About your guide:
John Alasdair Macdonald (The Hebridean Explorer) was raised in the village of Coll on the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides. His great-grandparents included 3 Macdonalds, 2 Mackenzies, and 1 Macleod, Morrison and Finlayson. John Alasdair Macdonald can trace his roots back to his great, great, great, great grandfather - Murdo (Murchadh) Macdonald, who was born around 1750 on the Island of Lewis.

Read more about John Alasdair Macdonald's Ancestry.