Clan MacKenzie Routes tours of Scotland bring you the ultimate tailor made tour of Scotland, offering luxury travel experience in and around places of historical interest.

Led by a MacKenzie guide, our Scottish based tours deliver history lessons in castles and museums, whisky distilleries, traditional Scottish cuisine and produce, meeting local people or just soak in the wonderful sites and views of a spectacular and beautiful country. The choice is yours.

Tour are for parties of between 2 and 6 people and your transport for our unique tour of Scotland experience is a top of the range Volkswagen Transporter, which provides both zoned air conditioning and Wi-Fi for your convenience.

CLAN MACKENZIE 3 DAY TOUR

Throughout Scottish history the Clan MacKenzie have played an important role. Their lands stretched from Ardnamurchan in the West, through Kintail, Strathcarron, Ross and Cromarty and the Black Isle. Come on an adventure with us over 3 or 4 days to discover more of the history of the people and land of the MacKenzies.

On our three day tour, you will spend 1 night in Fort William and 1 night in Inverness.

DAY ONE - DEPART EDINBURGH APPROX. 9AM

  • Bannockburn (Chief Ian MacKenzie is said to have led 500 men at the Battle of Bannockburn in 1314)
  • Stirling Castle (The Castle dates from the early 12th Century with the present buildings from 1490-1600)
  • Tyndrum (The southern edge of Rannoch Moor and home to a goldmine)
  • Glencoe (Arguably Scotland's most famous Glen. Travel through its breath taking grandeur)
  • Glencoe Village (The memorial to the Massacre of Glencoe of 13th February 1692 is located here)
  • Glenfinnan Monument (Where Prince Charles Edward Stuart raised his standard in 1745)
  • Arrive and stay 1 night in Fort William.

DAY TWO - DEPART FORT WILLIAM 09:00

  • Spean Bridge (The Highbridge Skirmish here on 17th August 1745 was the first engagement of the Jacobite uprising)
  • Eilean Donan Castle (The 13th Century Castle given to Clan MacKenzie by King Alexander III)
  • Loch Ness (The largest loch in Scotland with its famous monster)
  • Beauly Priory (Burial site of Kenneth MacKenzie of Kintail)
  • Castle Leod (Official residence of Clan MacKenzie chief, the Earl of Cromartie)
  • Black Isle Castles (Various old strongholds exist but if time allows, Redcastle is accessible)
  • Arrive and stay 1 night in Inverness.

DAY THREE - DEPART INVERNESS 09:30

  • Culloden Moor (Scene of the battle between the Jacobites and the British Government Forces)
  • Highland Folk Museum (Experience a traditional Blackhouse in a museum of Highland life)
  • House of Bruar (A shoppers paradise, renowned for its high quality produce)
  • Killiecrankie (The site of the Jacobite victory in 1689)
  • Arrive Edinburgh 18:30

Included: B&B Accommodation (minimum 3 star rating), Driver/guide, transport, pick up/drop off at your place of residence in Edinburgh (others by arrangement), entry to Stirling Castle and Eilean Donan Castle, water. 

Exclusions: Gratuities (optional), Meals, Car booster seats for children under 3 years.

Cost: From £200 Per Person Per Day based on double/twin occupancy.*
*Each tour requires a minimum of 2 people. Single supplements apply.

ONLY ONE 3 DAY TOUR WITH SPACES LEFT IN 2017. DEPARTING EDINBURGH ON 3rd MAY, RETURNING ON THE 5th MAY. BOOK NOW TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT. BOOKINGS ARE NOW BEING TAKEN FOR 2018.

CLAN MACKENZIE 4 DAY TOUR

Throughout Scottish history the Clan MacKenzie have played an important role. Their lands stretched from Ardnamurchan in the West, through Kintail, Strathcarron, Ross and Cromarty and the Black Isle. Come on an adventure with us over 3 or 4 days to discover more of the history of the people and land of the MacKenzies.

On our four day tour, you will spend 1 night in Fort William and 2 nights in Inverness on day 2 and 3.

DAY ONE - DEPART EDINBURGH APPROX. 9AM

  • Bannockburn (Chief Ian MacKenzie is said to have led 500 men at the Battle of Bannockburn in 1314)
  • Stirling Castle (The Castle dates from the early 12th Century with the present buildings from 1490-1600)
  • Tyndrum (The southern edge of Rannoch Moor and home to a goldmine)
  • Glencoe (Arguably Scotland's most famous Glen. Travel through its breath taking grandeur)
  • Glencoe Village (The memorial to the Massacre of Glencoe of 13th February 1692 is located here)
  • Glenfinnan Monument (Where Prince Charles Edward Stuart raised his standard in 1745)
  • Arrive and stay 1 night in Fort William.

DAY TWO - DEPART FORT WILLIAM 09:00

  • Spean Bridge (The Highbridge Skirmish here on 17th August 1745 was the first engagement of the Jacobite uprising)
  • Eilean Donan Castle (The 13th Century Castle given to Clan MacKenzie by King Alexander III)
  • Loch Ness (The largest loch in Scotland with its famous monster)
  • Beauly Priory (Burial site of Kenneth MacKenzie of Kintail)
  • Castle Leod (Official residence of Clan MacKenzie chief, the Earl of Cromartie)
  • Black Isle Castles (Various old strongholds exist but if time allows, Redcastle is accessible)
  • Arrive and stay 1 night in Inverness.

DAY THREE - DEPART INVERNESS 09:00

  • Fort George (Built by the Government after the Battle of Culloden and contains Seaforth Highlander memorabilia)
  • Dalmore Distillery (Once owned by the MacKenzies, it produces an excellent dram)
  • Chanonry Point (The Brahan Seer, who predicted the fall of the MacKenzies, was burned here)
  • Fortrose Cathedral (The west section contains MacKenzie memorials including the last Earl of Seaforth)
  • Stay in Inverness

DAY FOUR - DEPART INVERNESS 09:00

  • Culloden Moor (Scene of the battle between the Jacobites and the British Government Forces)
  • Highland Folk Museum (Experience a traditional Blackhouse in a museum of Highland life)
  • House of Bruar (A shoppers paradise, renowned for its high quality produce)
  • Killiecrankie (The site of the Jacobite victory in 1689)
  • Arrive Edinburgh 18:30

Included: B&B Accommodation (minimum 3 star rating), Driver/guide, transport, pick up/drop off at your place of residence in Edinburgh (others by arrangement), entry to Stirling Castle, Eilean Donan Castle and Fort George, water.          

Exclusions: Gratuities (optional), Meals, Car booster seats for children under 3 years.

Cost: From £200 Per Person Per Day based on double/twin occupancy.*
*Each tour requires a minimum of 2 people. Single supplements apply.

THESE TOURS ARE NOW FULLY BOOKED FOR 2017. BOOKINGS ARE NOW BEING TAKEN FOR 2018.

MACKENZIES AROUND EDINBURGH

Locations: 

  • Sir George MacKenzies Mausoleum. (Persecutor of the Covenanters he earned the nickname 'Bloody MacKenzie'))
  • MacKenzie poltergeist. (In 1998 his casket was defiled and since then there have been over 500 ghostly attacks)
  • National Galleries of Scotland Location of paintings featuring MacKenzies.
  • Bass Rock Rory MacKenzie of Achility was imprisoned here.
  • Royston House Constructed with materials "borrowed" during building of Holyrood House.

Included: Driver/guide, pick up/drop off at a central point in Edinburgh (others by arrangement), water.
Exclusions: Gratuities (optional), Lunch, Car booster seats for children under 3 years.

Cost: Adult (16 years+): £90 | Child (Under 16): £70

1 DAY WHISKY TOURS

ONE DAY WHISKY TOUR A:

  • Dalwhinnie: Tasting, paired with chocolates. (The highest Distillery in Scotland) HIGHLAND
  • Edradour: Distillery tour and tasting (at present the smallest Distillery in Scotland) HIGHLAND
  • Blair Athol:  Tasting opportunity. (Single malt used in Bell's whisky) HIGHLAND

ONE DAY WHISKY TOUR B:

  • Auchentoshan: Tasting opportunity (sweet and delicate malt near Glasgow) LOWLAND
  • Glengoyne: Tasting opportunity (produces Highland malt in stills on one side of the road, whilst on the other side maturing casks lie in the Lowlands) HIGHLAND
  • Deanston: Distillery tour and tasting (the only distillery self-sufficient in electricity) HIGHLAND

Included: Driver/guide, Pick up/drop off from Inverkeithing Railway Station (after crossing the iconic Forth Rail Bridge), entry into Edradour Distillery on Tour A or Deanston distillery on Tour B, water.
Exclusions: Gratuities (optional), Lunch, Other Tastings, Car Booster seats for children under 3 years.
Cost: Adult (16 years+): £90 | Child (Under 16): £70

*Other Distillery tours can be organised if you have a favourite malt and would like to see how it is created. Let us know.*

 SCOTTISH BORDERS TOUR

Locations: 

  • Dryburgh Abbey (H.S.) charges apply. Resting place of Sir Walter Scott and Field Marshall Douglas Haig.
  • Jedburgh Abbey (H.S.) charges apply. Founded by David I in 1138, King Alexander III married here.
  • Kelso Abbey (H.S.) free. The order of Tironensians was brought here by David I in 1128.
  • Melrose Abbey (H.S.) charges apply. King Alexander II and mummified heart of Robert the Bruce lie here

Included: Driver/guide, pick up/drop off at a central point in Edinburgh (others by arrangement), water.
Exclusions: Gratuities (optional), Lunch, Car booster seats for children under 3 years.

Cost: Adult (16 years+): £90 | Child (Under 16): £70

EAST LOTHIAN TOUR

Locations: 

  • Craigmillar Castle (H.S.) charges apply. Focus of the plot to murder Mary Queen of Scots husband, Darnley.
  • Dirleton Castle (H.S) charges apply. Discover stories of sieges, nobility and witchcraft.
  • Hailes Castle (H.S.) free. 13th Century manor where Mary Queen of Scots stayed before her 3rd marriage.
  • Tantallon Castle (H.S.) charges apply. Home of the Red Douglas dynasty, destroyed by Cromwell in 1651.
  • Seton Collegiate Church (H.S.) charges apply. James VI stayed on his way South to become James I of England.

Included: Driver/guide, pick up/drop off at a central point in Edinburgh (others by arrangement), water.
Exclusions: Gratuities (optional), Lunch, Car booster seats for children under 3 years.

Cost: Adult (16 years+): £90 | Child (Under 16): £70

WEST LOTHIAN TOUR

Locations: 

  • Blackness Castle (H.S.) charges apply. Built in 1400’s to guard the Firth of Forth.
  • Linlithgow Palace (H.S.) charges apply. Birthplace of Mary Queen of Scots
  • Torphicen Preceptory (H.S.) charges apply. Seat of Government for William Wallace in 1298.
  • Cairnpapple Hill (H.S.) charges apply. Site of a Neolithic henge and Bronze Age grave.

Included: Driver/guide, pick up/drop off at a central point in Edinburgh (others by arrangement), water.
Exclusions: Gratuities (optional), Lunch, Car booster seats for children under 3 years.

Cost: Adult (16 years+): £90 | Child (Under 16): £70

BESPOKE TOURS OF SCOTLAND

Where ever you want to go, we will ensure your
experience is the very best on offer.

If you have areas you would like to visit that are not available on any of our offerings, we will work with you to build a route map of where you want to go, what you want to see and what you would like to do. We may even be able to add a few suggestions of our own that may be of interest to you. Please call +44 (0)1383 431 765 or email to enquire.

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