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.


Outlaw King Tours are available as shared or private tours.

NEW FOR 2019

One day shared tour, pick up at 9am and drop off around 5.30pm at Inverkeithing Railway Station and visiting

  • Bannockburn, site of Bruce’s famous victory over Edward II

  • Stirling Castle, control of which was central to the battle

  • Scone Palace (when open in season) crowning site of Bruce

  • Dunfermline Abbey where his body now lies with drop off at Inverkeithing at approximately 5.30pm

    Tour price is £95 per person or between £320 and £450 per day for a Private tour (up to a maximum of 6 people for both tours)

  • includes all transport, entry to Dunfermline Abbey, water but excludes other entry fees and meals. The Private tour includes pick up and drop off in Edinburgh plus entry to Stirling Castle.

Other tours can be arranged to visit sites, historically linked to Robert the Bruce, for example, Melrose Abbey (where his heart is buried), Cambuskenneth Abbey (site prayer and of Bruce’s Parliament in 1326), Arbroath Abbey (Declaration of Arbroath 1320), Urquhart Castle (By Loch Ness) or visiting the filming locations used for Outlaw King, for example Linlithgow Palace, Doune Castle, Blackness Castle, Craigmillar Castle, Mugdock Castle and Country Park, Dunfermline Abbey, Seacliff Beach, Glencoe and for the really adventurous, Talisker Bay on Skye.

We can also build a custom tour for you and your party which may involve multi days, overnights (charged extra) and incorporating other Castles, Distilleries, Standing Stones, Outlanderfilming  locations and Battlesites as you explore the beauty and wonder of Scotland. Your choice is endless

Let us be your guides on a memorable journey, exploring the history, culture and lands of Scotland.

Contact us at enquiries@clanmackenzieroutes.com to discuss your requirements and to check availability


JACOBITE TRAIL TOUR

PALACE OF HOLYROODHOUSE: The official residence of the British Monarch in Scotland. Bonnie Prince Charlie held court here for 5 weeks in September/October 1745, during the Rising. The Duke of Cumberland also stayed here on his way to Culloden.

EDINBURGH CASTLE: An important residence of Scottish Kings and Queens. In 1689, Edinburgh Castle was the last Castle in Britain to be held for James VII. The Jacobite inside surrendered to Government forces following artillery attack and their own illness. In 1715 and 1745 the Jacobites attempted to capture the Castle without success.

PRESTONPANS: The Battle of Prestonpans took place at 4am on 21 September 1745 and was the first major conflict of the Jacobite Rising. Also known as the Battle of Gladsmuir. The Jacobite army defeated the Government troops led by Sir John Cope.

  • Linlithgow Palace

  • Stirling Castle

  • Doune Castle

  • Alloa Tower


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.

FULLY BOOKED 2018

 

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: 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: Accommodation*, Gratuities (optional), Meals, Car booster seats for children under 5 years.

Cost: From £300 (1-2 guests), £380 (3-4 guests) and £450 (5-6 guests) Per Day. For overnight tours there is also an additional charge per night to cover guide accommodation. This varies with the season: £100 (January to March, November, December), £120 (April, May, September, October) and £150 (June, July, August). Larger parties can be catered for, contact us for a quote.
*We no longer include accommodation but are happy to recommend places to stay.

BOOKINGS ARE NOW BEING TAKEN FOR 2019 AND 2020. BOOK NOW TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT

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.

FULLY BOOKED FOR 2018

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: 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: Accommodation*, Gratuities (optional), Meals, Car booster seats for children under 5 years

Cost: From £300 (1-2 guests), £380 (3-4 guests), £450 (5-6 guests) Per Day. For overnight tours there is also an additional charge per night to cover guide accommodation. This varies with the season: £100 (January to March, November, December), £120 (April, May, September, October), £150 (June, July, August). Larger parties can be catered for, please contact us for a quote.

*We no longer book accommodation but are happy to recommend places to stay.

BOOKINGS ARE NOW BEING TAKEN FOR 2019 AND 2020. BOOK NOW TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT

1 DAY WHISKY TOUR

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 5 years.
Cost: Adult (16 years+): £95 | Child (Under 16): £75

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

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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