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MacBackpackers

MacBackpackers

Headquarters in Edinburgh, Scotland
OVERALL RATING
4.8/5 - Excellent
TOURS
10
AGE RANGE
18-40
RESPONSE RATE
64%
RESPONSE TIME
12h
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Highlights

  • Amazing adventures around Scotland
  • Passionate guides opening up Scottish history to customers
  • Explore off-the-beaten-tracks gems
  • 100% Scottish operator

Awards & Recognitions

Tour of the Year  CulturalTour of the Year  Coach Tour

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818 MacBackpackers Reviews

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Good
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Average
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Accommodation
4.5 / 5
Transportation
5 / 5
Meals
4.5 / 5
Value for money
5 / 5
Guide
5 / 5
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  • MR
    5 Day Skye & Highland Fling
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on August 18, 2017
    The five day tour was great! Our guide Neil really made the tour, we may not have had perfect weather but we still were able to do heaps of activities and go lo…
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  • M
    3 Day Isle of Skye
    4.5 - Excellent
    Written on August 18, 2017
    Had a great time on the 3 day Isle of Skye trip - Dave was a great guide and kept us entertained with stories and his (terrible) jokes. The scenery was amazing…
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  • RZ
    3 Day Isle of Skye
    4.5 - Excellent
    Written on August 17, 2017
    The 3 day Isle of Skye tour was absolutely amazing. The places I got to see were beautiful and the things I get to do still baffle me. It's not every day that y…
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  • Y
    3 Day Isle of Skye
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on August 17, 2017
    Galloway is definitely a great guide with an incredible amount of knowledge and fun.
  • A
    3 Day Loch Ness and Skye
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on August 16, 2017
    I had so much fun on my three-day Loch Ness/Isle of Skye tour! Our guide, Dave, was hilarious and kept us interested throughout the tour. I would recommend this…
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  • L
    3 Day Loch Ness and Skye
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on August 14, 2017
    Just got back from the three day Loch Ness and Skye tour and it was a butt load of fun, Dave was super rad and knowledgeable and I would honestly recommend goin…
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  • FP
    5 Day Skye & Highland Fling
    4.5 - Excellent
    Written on August 14, 2017
    This was a perfect tour. Our guide Mark was an awesome storyteller. The Skye island and highland tour is the best you can book. Exceeded my expectations! I woul…
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  •  reviewer 8
    3 Day Isle of Skye
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on August 13, 2017
    Amazing experience! In fact, the tour is the best part of my visit to UK. Definitely would recommend to anyone who are visiting Scotland. On top of all the amaz…
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  • K
    3 Day Loch Ness and Skye
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on August 13, 2017
    …e for us budget travelers. Extremely tempted to go on another, longer MacBackpackers tour the next time I visit Scotland. Thanks for showing us th…
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  • HW
    5 Day Skye & Highland Fling
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on August 13, 2017
    This was an amazing tour, exceeded my already high expectations. Mark, our guide, was fantastic! He tailored the activities to what we wanted to do and gave gre…
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About MacBackpackers

Multi-Award Winning Tours of Scotland. 5 Day Skye & Highland Fling - Best Culture Tour in the World - TourRadar Tour of the Year Awards 2016 3 Day Isle of Skye - Best Coach/Bus Tour in the World - TourRadar Tour of the Year Awards 2015 TourRadar Travellers' Choice Platinum Operator 2016. Please note: During the Winter months all of our tours depart at 8am. MacBackpackers has been running fun filled, fully guided adventures around Scotland for almost 20 years. Created for young independent travellers aged between 18 and 40, our tours give an entertaining, informative and utterly unique view of Scotland.   Our guides, patriotic and passionate, will open up our amazing country to you, weaving together the rich fabric of Scottish history and culture as we travel along some of the most picturesque routes in Scotland.   We are an energetic bunch and always aim to spend as much time off the bus as possible. Whether it’s exploring a castle, climbing to the top of a mountain or swimming in legendary Loch Ness, we like to get up close and personal with our country. We take you to all the hidden gems that you won’t find in the guidebooks to give you a feel of the real Scotland.   Unlike many of our competitors, we are 100% Scottish and independent - we believe this gives us a distinctive edge and gives you a genuinely unforgettable experience.

MacBackpackers videos

  • Neil Exploring Spean Bridge and Ben Nevis
  • Richard on top of a Blustery Old Man of Storr
  • Neil Sight Spotting from Wester Ross
  • Relaxing Clouds overlooking the Old Man of Storr
  • What happens when you set the guides free at the beach...
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  • Sunset Timelapse over Loch Ness - Taken from Lochside Hostel
  • Who are MacBackpackers?
  • Neil showing off the Old Man of Storr
  • Jacobite Steam Train
Neil Exploring Spean Bridge and Ben Nevis

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