Here is some additional information that may help answer questions you might have.
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Since there are many variable factors, the cost also varies. To give you some idea; if you were taking the tour on your own, you need to budget for about £550 per day which is £5,500 for the ten day tour.
7.5% Discount is available to members of Clan MacLeod Societies.
It includes all your accommodation (including breakfasts), transport (including airport transfers) and entries to attractions. It does not include your meals. I usually book some meals in some restaurants in advance to avoid disappointment.
Yes. I can tailor your tour to your wishes as far as is possible. You may wish to shorten or extend your tour. Everything is open to discussion. I will agree your itinerary with you before you make that committment. If this becomes more than eight hours work for me, I may ask you to make a payment to cover planning. This is non-refundable unless the booking is made. This helps me to avoid nugatory work.
Yes indeed you can. My USP is my intimate knowledge of Clan MacLeod but I am happy to take non-MacLeods on the MacLeod Tour or create a unique tour for you that may have nothing to do with Clan MacLeod. I would advise that there are many other excellent guides who also provide these more general tours.
Most people choose Bed and Breakfast accommodation which I do recommend. If you would prefer to stay in a hotel, this will be arranged where possible. In our more remote locations there are not many of these.
It will be what I call a people carrier, built to carry eight peope. However, on a multi day tour with luggage, for your comfort, the party size is lmited to four.
Just say when you want time alone! From my perspective my time is yours 24/7 during your tour. Obviously we do drive together. Usually but not necessarily, we would also dine together at breakfast, lunch and dinner. It gives us a chance to get to know each other. I am interested in you and why you have come on tour with me but importantly it is more time for you to find out things from me.
A significant part of the cost is my time and my vehicle. This element does not increase whether it is one, two, three or four cousins or clients. Two can vacation more cost effectively than one due to the advantage of sharing a twin room. Single room supplements do apply everywhere.
Yes within reason. Remember we may have an itinerary with ferry schedules, opening times and ‘’arrive by’’ times at B&B to be mindful of. But extra impromptu stops and deviations are part of the fun.
Scotland’s weather is notoriously fickle. Four seasons in one day they say – even in summer. It can also get very warm. So wear layers so that you can adjust to the conditions. A waterproof is essential. It is also a good idea to have good outdoor shoes. Not everywhere is paved.
My season is from April to September. Within that, dates are allocated on a first come first served basis, following a confirmed booking with deposit.
15%. The balance to be paid three months before tour start. See full Terms and Conditions.