2 Day Clan Macleod Tour

2 Day Clan Macleod Tour (Isle of Skye)

from Inverness
2 Day Clan Macleod Tour (Isle of Skye) inc. Dunvegan Castle

Discover the history and traditions of one of Scotland's most celebrated clans - the Macleods - with a two day tour from Inverness to the Isle of Skye including Dunvegan Castle.

Day 1 - Departing from Inverness we follow the banks of Loch Ness to Invermoriston before turning west towards Loch Cluanie and Glen Shiel. Loch Duich awaits us at the foot of the Five Sisters of Kintail mountains with the stunning Eilean Donan Castle in the distance. After a brief photo and refreshment break at the castle we cross the bridge to the Isle of Skye to explore the magnificent Cuillin mountain range. Our journey through the Isle of Skye takes us to the old bridge at Sligachan for a dramatic view of the peaks of the Black Cuillin in ancient Macleod lands. The late afternoon takes us to the Trotternish Peninsula (land once claimed by the Macleods before those ‘pesky’ Macdonalds took it over!) for stunning views of the Old Man of Storr, Kilt Rock and the Quiraing before our overnight stop in Portree.

The Cuillin, Isle of Skye Portree, Isle of Skye Dunvegan Castle, Isle of Skye Dunvegan Castle, Isle of Skye

Day 2 - Departing from Portree we take a short drive to Dunvegan Castle - spiritual and ancestral home of the Clan Macleod of Dunvegan and Harris for nearly 800 years - to discover the history of one of the Hebrides most powerful clans. We spend the morning and early afternoon exploring Dunvegan Castle and Gardens along with a visit to the ruined St Mary’s Church in Kilmuir, the final resting place of last five chiefs of the Clan Macleod. Leaving Dunvegan we then make our way south towards the Black Cuillins and the Red Hills on our late afternoon journey back to Inverness.

Private Tour Price (per tour)

May to September:    £1000

April and October:     £850

Tour Information

Depart Inverness 9am
Return Inverness
(2 Days)

Dunvegan Castle is only open from 1st April to 15th October 2020 and is closed outwith those dates.

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.

Tour Notes
This tour is an extended version of the 1 Day Clan Macleod Tour inc. Dunvegan Castle. The overnight stop in Portree allows for a more relaxed pace on the journey over to the Isle of Skye (and back) along with the addition of the stunning scenery of the Trotternish Peninsula, more time at Dunvegan Castle and Gardens, and a visit to St Mary's Church - the final resting place of last five chiefs of the Clan Macleod.