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Since there are many variable factors, the cost also varies. You should know that the basic charge of £410 per day for my time and my vehicle does not increase due to the size of the party. So the cost for five people (my maximum) is the same as the cost for one. Accommodation and meals are extra and this cost does obviously increase with more people. To give you some idea; if you were taking the tour as a couple, you need to budget for about £650 per day which is £6,500 for the ten day tour.
7.5% Discount is available to members of Clan MacLeod Societies.
The basic charge of £410 per day is for my time and my vehicle. In addition, there will be the cost of accommodation (which I help arrange), ferries (if necessary), meals and entries to attractions.
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.
Air B and B is also an option. Clients should note that although I can help find accommodation, rules prevent me from booking on their behalf.
My vehicle is a Hyundai i800. In the US it is called a van but it does have windows with privacy glass so you can see the magnificent sights of Scotland. It is built to carry seven passengers. However, on a multi-tour with luggage, for your comfort, the party size is limited to five.
I am based near Edinburgh in the Kingdom of Fife. I am ideally placed to collect cousins and clients from Edinburgh or St Andrews. Pick-ups elsewhere in the Lowlands are also possible. Please note that it is not feasible for me to collect you if you have already made your own way to the Highlands, say to Inverness or the Isle of Skye.
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, or five 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.