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MacBackpackers

MacBackpackers

Headquarters in Edinburgh, Scotland
OVERALL RATING
4.8/5 - Excellent
TOURS
11
AGE RANGE
18-40
RESPONSE RATE
44%
RESPONSE TIME
2d
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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

MacBackpackers Guides

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622 MacBackpackers Reviews

Excellent
92%
Good
8%
Average
0%
Rather Poor
0%
Bad
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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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  •  reviewer 1
    5 Day Skye & Highland Fling
    4.5 - Excellent
    Written on March 29, 2017
    This tour was fantastic!!! Neil was a wonderful guide! He was incredibly knowledgeable about history, facts and folklore and on top of that, he is also one of t…
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  •  reviewer 2
    3 Day Isle Of Skye
    4.5 - Excellent
    Written on March 29, 2017
    … last a lifetime. I cannot express how much we enjoyed this tour and MacBackpackers. I would recommend it to anyone visiting Scotland and would …
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  •  reviewer 3
    3 Day Isle Of Skye
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on March 29, 2017
    I did the three day isle of Skye tour with Neill. It was amazing. I absolutely loved my experience. I was quite lucky because the weather was sunny and beautifu…
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  •  reviewer 4
    5 Day Skye & Highland Fling
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on March 27, 2017
    Where do I start.... Possibly the best tour, I've ever done. The 5 day tour is amazing. Our guide was Neil, who should seriously become a comedian, he has you i…
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  •  reviewer 5
    5 Day Skye & Highland Fling
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on March 26, 2017
    I've just gotten back from the 5 Day Skye and Highland Fling, and it has definitely been the highlight of my holiday. We had Neil as our tour guide, and he was …
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  •  reviewer 6
    5 Day Skye & Highland Fling
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on March 25, 2017
    Just did the 5-day Highland tour with Neil and I enjoyed it so much. Excellent semi-customized stops and hikes, friendly people, and the hostels were nice too (…
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  •  reviewer 7
    5 Day Skye & Highland Fling
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on March 23, 2017
    This MacBackpackers tour was amazing! The group was very nice and we had so much …
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  •  reviewer 8
    6 Night Hogmanay Hootenanny (package 2)
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on March 22, 2017
    …16/17)! Really wanted to leave a review (finally) to highly recommend MacBackpackers! We had a great trip and enjoyed every minute of it. Scotland…
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  •  reviewer 9
    5 Day Skye & Highland Fling
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on March 20, 2017
    Highly recommended 5 day Skye & highland fling! Our tour guide Neil was hilarious and informative, as well as Innis & dave the trainees aboard too. You will rea…
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  •  reviewer 10
    5 Day Skye & Highland Fling
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on March 18, 2017
    … really made the experience very special. Would highly recommend with MacBackpackers - I'm pretty sure we saw a lot more than some of the bigger t…
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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 over 15 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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