3 Day Clan Macleod Tour from Inverness

3 Day Clan Macleod Tour

Isle of Skye and Highlands
3 Day Clan Macleod Tour from Inverness

Discover the ancient history and traditions of one of Scotland's most celebrated clans – the Macleods - with a three day tour from Inverness through the West Highlands to the Isle of Skye.

Day 1 – begins at Inverness where we visit Culloden Battlefield to explore the bloody history surrounding the final Jacobite Rising (though the Dunvegan chief followed the government, the Macleods of Raasay were active Jacobite supporters and fought at Culloden). 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. At Eilean Donan Castle we enjoy a brief viewpoint break before we cross the bridge to the Isle of Skye and on to explore the magnificent Cuillin mountain range. Our journey takes us to the old bridge at Sligachan for a dramatic view of the peaks of the Black Cuillin in ancient Macleod lands, before our arrival in Portree for our overnight stay.

Day 2 – a full day on the Isle of Skye centred around the magnificent Dunvegan Castle, spiritual and ancestral home of the Clan Macleod of Dunvegan and Harris. The afternoon includes a visit to the ruined St Mary’s Church in Kilmuir, the final resting place of the last five chiefs of the Clan Macleod, along with short walk to explore the two thousand year old ruins of Dun Beag broch, a wonderful example of an Iron Age round house. Alternatively, instead of Dun Beag, we can visit the Talisker Distillery for a whisky tour (advance booking required) before we return to Portree for our overnight stay.

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

Day 3 – begins with a tour north to the Trotternish peninsula (former clan Macleod lands before they were taken by those 'pesky' Macdonalds) to enjoy three of the most spectacular views in the Isle of Skye – the Old Man of Storr, Kilt Rock and the Quiraing. After a late lunch in Portree, the afternoon takes south, passing the Isle of Raasay in the distance (ancestral home of the Macleods of Raasay) before heading back over the bridge and through the West Highlands to Inverness.

Private Tour Price (per tour)

May to September:   £2075

April & October:        £1850

Tour Information

Depart Inverness
Return Inverness
(3 Days)

Dunvegan Castle is only open from April until mid-October.

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 ferry tickets, 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 accommodation in Portree (Day 1 and 2) 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 Itinerary
The tour itinerary is based on experience, previous clients feedback and timings. However, we have some flexibility and the tour itinerary can be adapted (in advance) to suit specific requests if possible. Please let us know any requests through the 'Extra Information' section when completing a Tour Enquiry Form.