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.

Culloden Battlefield, Scottish Highlands Flora Macdonald Grave, Isle of Skye Portree, Isle of Skye

Private Tour Price (per tour)

March to October:    £1050

Tour Information

Depart Inverness
Return Inverness
(2 Days)

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 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 (Day 1) 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.

Interested in a longer multi day Clan Macdonald Tour?
If you would like a longer tour we offer a 3 Day Clan Macdonald Tour throughout the West Highlands and the Isle of Skye including Glencoe or a 6 Day Clan Macdonald 'Lords of the Isles' Tour that includes Finlaggan in the Isle of Islay.