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MacBackpackers

MacBackpackers

Headquarters in Edinburgh, Scotland
OVERALL RATING
4.8/5 - Excellent
TOURS
11
AGE RANGE
18-40
RESPONSE RATE
52%
RESPONSE TIME
11h
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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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676 MacBackpackers Reviews

Excellent
92%
Good
8%
Average
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Rather Poor
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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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  • BA
    3 Day Loch Ness And Skye
    4.0 - Good
    Written on May 22, 2017
    Our 3 day highlands tour ended way too soon. We had the best time exploring and being witness to the incredible scenery and atmosphere. Our tour guide, Shelby, …
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  • AS
    7 Day Best Of The West
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on May 21, 2017
    …as comfy and the music was mostly by varied Scottish bands. Well done MacBackpackers and thank you Richard for a seemless tour! Slàinte!
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  •  reviewer 3
    5 Day Skye & Highland Fling
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on May 21, 2017
    …e and humorous. They made my trip well worth it. I strongly recommend MacBackpackers to anyone who wants to explore Scotland.
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  • M
    7 Day Best Of The West
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on May 21, 2017
    I just came back from this tour today. It was phenomenal. The hostels you stay are all really nice and our guide Richard was very knowledgeable and gave us a lo…
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  • MH
    3 Day Isle Of Skye
    4.5 - Excellent
    Written on May 21, 2017
    Highly recommended for those who want to enjoy the natural beauty of highlands. The guide Greame Anderson was very knowledgeable and friendly. He explained the …
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  • RF
    3 Day Isle Of Skye
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on May 17, 2017
    I did the 3-day Isle of Skye Tour with Shelby as our tour guide and it was absolutely incredible! Shelby was a fantastic tour guide--she was super enthusiastic …
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  • N
    3 Day Isle Of Skye
    4.0 - Good
    Written on May 16, 2017
    …ome research I ended up choosing a tour to visit the Isle of sky with MacBackpackers. I am quite happy I did. Mark was our tour guide for the thre…
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  • L
    3 Day Isle Of Skye
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on May 15, 2017
    This tour was so amazing! Richard was a perfect mix of knowledgeable, fun, and flexible. He went out of his way to make sure we had a wonderful, custom-tailored…
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  •  reviewer 9
    5 Day Skye & Highland Fling
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on May 14, 2017
    Amazing trip from start to finish
  • C
    3 Day Isle Of Skye
    4.5 - Excellent
    Written on May 9, 2017
    I had a great time on the 3 day Isle of Skype tour with our guide Mark. Mark was great- really funny and nice. I'd not been to the highlands of Scotland before …
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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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