2 Day Clan Macdonald Tour

2 Day Clan Macdonald Tour (Isle of Skye)

from Inverness
2 Day Clan Macdonald Tour (Isle of Skye)

Discover the history and traditions of one of Scotland's greatest clans - the Macdonalds - with a two day tour from Inverness to the Isle of Skye where we explore the ancestral lands of the Macdonalds.

Day 1 begins at Inverness where we visit Culloden Battlefield to explore the bloody history surrounding Bonnie Prince Charlie and his Jacobite supporters (which included the Macdonalds of Keppoch, Clanranald, Glengarry and Glencoe). We then follow the Great Glen down the banks of Loch Ness before turning west to 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 discover its historic past before we cross the bridge to the Isle of Skye to explore the lands of the Macdonalds of Sleat (the most powerful Macdonald branch of Clan Donald). Our late afternoon journey through the Isle of Skye takes us to Portree for our overnight stop.

Day 2 begins with a tour to the Trotternish Peninsula (ancient Clan Donald lands) including the Old Man of Storr and Kilt Rock. Continuing north, we pass the ruins of Duntulm Castle, former clan stronghold, before arriving at the Museum of Island Life. Nearby is the grave of one of the clan's most celebrated figures - Flora Macdonald. The afternoon takes us south to the Sleat Peninsula to explore the Museum of the Isles (which tells the history of the Macdonalds) along with the ruins of Armadale Castle, the last ancestral home of the Macdonalds of Sleat. We then cross over the Isle of Skye bridge to the mainland and begin our return journey back to Inverness.

Private Tour Price (per tour)

May to September:    £1000

October to April:        £850 **

Tour Information

Depart Inverness 9am
Return Inverness
(2 Days)

This tour is not available from December to February as Armadale Castle is closed.

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, ferry tickets and a driver/guide (John Alasdair Macdonald) but exclude your accommodation costs, entrance fees and meals.

Accommodation Options
We recommend that you book overnight accommodation in Portree to make the most of your trip. Whilst we do not book accommodation for you we are happy to help with advice on where to stay and eat. The tour quote will include a list of accommodation recommendations and suggestions for overnight locations.

** Off Season Touring
The Highlands are renowned for changeable weather, even over the summer months. However, from October to April, poor weather conditions are more common and daylight hours are reduced (particularly from late-October to early-March). For tours during these months, we will likely return to Inverness in darkness. The itinerary may be changed at short notice to adapt to weather conditions, and on very rare occasions tours may be cancelled due to severe weather. Please note that for tours in March and November, Armadale castle is only open on weekdays.

Interested in a longer multi day Clan Macdonald Tour?
If you would like a longer tour we offer a three and six day tour that include the Highlands, the Isle of Skye and the Isle of Islay.