MacBackpackers

MacBackpackers

Headquarters in Edinburgh, Scotland
OVERALL RATING
4.8/5 - Excellent
TOURS
6
AGE RANGE
18-40
RESPONSE RATE
40%
RESPONSE TIME
7h
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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 Coach Tour

MacBackpackers Guides

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607 MacBackpackers Reviews

Excellent
92%
Good
8%
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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  •  reviewer 1
    5 Day Skye and Highland Fling
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on February 21, 2017

    I had an incredible time on the 5 day Skye and Highland Fling with MacBackpackers! It was a terrific way to see so much more of Scotland than I...
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  •  reviewer 2
    3 Day Isle of Skye
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on February 21, 2017

    Trip was well worth it. Each tour stop was awesome.

  •  reviewer 3
    5 Day Skye and Highland Fling
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on February 19, 2017

    The Five Day Highland Fling and Skye Trip was by far the best tour I've been on in Europe. Our guide Neil was so knowledgable and was such a great storyteller, ...
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  •  reviewer 4
    5 Day Skye and Highland Fling
    4.0 - Good
    Written on February 18, 2017

    I did the 5 day MacBackpackers Highland Fling and did not regret my decision. We were contem...
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  •  reviewer 5
    3 Day Isle of Skye
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on February 12, 2017

    Amazing 3 day tour. Great tour guide with very entertaining stories. Richard altered the tour to suit the group. Would highly recommend this tour!

  •  reviewer 6
    5 Day Skye and Highland Fling
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on February 5, 2017

    It's been my second tour with MacBackpackers and definitely not the last! This tour has everything one cou...
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  •  reviewer 7
    5 Day Skye and Highland Fling
    4.5 - Excellent
    Written on February 4, 2017

    This tour is amazing. Scotland got more beautiful everyday. The highlands are breathtaking. Saw deer, castles, a sea otter; managed to see a faint glow of the N...
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  •  reviewer 8
    5 Day Skye and Highland Fling
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on January 30, 2017

    I went on this tour in the summer of 2014 and it was amazing! Our guide, Neil, was super friendly, enthusiastic and knew a lot about Scotland. Scotland was beau...
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  •  reviewer 9
    3 Day Isle of Skye
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on January 22, 2017

    I had an amazing time on the 3 day Isle of Skye tour! Richard, our tour guide was great! He told so many good stories. It's always hard to keep my attention but...
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  •  reviewer 10
    3 Day Isle of Skye
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on January 21, 2017

    Had a lovely 3-days trip to Ile of skye! Richard was a fantastic guide and definitely made the tour special. He's a great storyteller and he was good at involvi...
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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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