MacBackpackers

Cai“I had Mark as our guide and I can say he really brings out the essence of Scotland by introducing all of the culture and history of the highlands with added sense of humour. The trip itself is nothing but fabulous as there are many nice scenic places that ...“

MacBackpackers

MacBackpackers

4.8/5 - Excellent
Headquarters in Edinburgh, Scotland
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TOURS
6
AGE RANGE
18-39
RESPONSE RATE
100%
RESPONSE TIME
8h
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Awards & Recognitions

Tour of the Year  Quick GetawayTour of the Year  Quick GetawayGuide of the Year  Cultural
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MacBackpackers Guides

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

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' Choi...

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 & 2017. 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.

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2,154 MacBackpackers Reviews

Excellent
93%
Good
6%
Average
0%
Rather Poor
0%
Bad
0%
Accommodation
4.5 / 5
Transportation
5 / 5
Meals
4.5 / 5
Value for money
5 / 5
Guide
5 / 5
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  • A
    5 Day Skye & Highland Fling
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on March 25, 2020
    What a brilliant tour! As a Scot myself, I went on this tour with friends visiting from Germany and Austria, and learned so much more about my home country. We …
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  •  reviewer 2
    3 Day Isle of Skye
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on March 24, 2020
    Where do I even begin? My husband and I went to Scotland for our honeymoon and among the many things we planned for our trip-- this tour was one of them. We bo…
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  • DR
    3 Day Isle of Skye
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on March 24, 2020
    Went on a 3 day Isle of Skye tour, was an excellent experience! Mark was a brilliant tour guide, his breadth of knowledge of Scotland was impressive and his fri…
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    MacBackpackers commented on this review
    Hey Damir, Thanks so much for taking the time to review us. We're delighted to hear that you had a fantastic tour with Mark. Come back soon! Cheers, Jaz / MacBackpackers
  • JC
    3 Day Isle of Skye
    4.0 - Good
    Written on March 20, 2020
    Overall was ok, but missed these two, that were in the route descrption: Highland Folk Museum (1st day, maybe this is only visited when the weather is really b…
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    MacBackpackers commented on this review
    Hi Judit, Thanks so much for taking the time to review us. We're happy to hear that you had a great time on the tour. As mentioned on our website, the itinerary is only an example and not set in stone. The places we visit are usually decided based on what the tour group wants to see, weather and opening hours. For instance, Highland Folk Museum is closed during the winter season. We hope to see you again soon and remember to tell the guide the places you want to visit next time! Cheers, Jaz / MacBackpackers
  • MQ
    3 Day Isle of Skye
    4.0 - Good
    Written on March 20, 2020
    I believe it was a good experience with alot of history of Scotland. I will definately recommend them.
    MacBackpackers commented on this review
    Hey Muhammad, Thanks so much for taking the time to review us. We're delighted to hear that you had a fantastic time on 3 Day Isle of Skye. Hopefully, we'll see you again soon! Cheers, Jaz / MacBackpackers
  •  reviewer 6
    3 Day Isle of Skye
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on March 11, 2020
    I would very highly recommend this tour! Our 3 day Isle of Skye tour was with Neil, and even though our group just had 4 people, the tour was the highlight of m…
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    MacBackpackers commented on this review
    Hey Sacheth, Thanks so much for taking the time to review us. We're delighted to hear that you had a fantastic tour with Neil. Come back soon! Cheers, Jaz / MacBackpackers
  •  reviewer 7
    3 Day Isle of Skye
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on March 8, 2020
    My first visit to Scotland and thanks to Macbackpackers it won’t be my last. I took the Three day Isle of Skye Tour and wasn’t disappointed. Marks knowledg…
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    MacBackpackers commented on this review
    Hi Rachel, Thank you so much for the lovely review and photos. We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed the tour with Mark. We hope to see you again soon! Cheers, Jaz / MacBackpackers
  •  reviewer 8
    3 Day Skye & Loch Ness
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on March 8, 2020
    We went to scotland for a week and booked a 3 day tour (something that we dont usually do so its our first time to be on a group tour) and i was speechless when…
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    MacBackpackers commented on this review
    Hi Suzette, Thanks so much for the lovely reviews and photos. We're delighted to hear that you had a fantastic tour with Neil. Hopefully, we'll see you again soon! Cheers, Jaz / MacBackpackers
  •  reviewer 9
    3 Day Isle of Skye
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on March 4, 2020
    It's a different feeling being told how beautiful Scotland is to actually experiencing it up close. On the get go, Macbackpackers delivered on the dot to what t…
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    MacBackpackers commented on this review
    Hey KimTot, Thanks so much for the lovely review and beautiful photos. We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed the tour with Neil (and no need to apologise! :)). Hopefully, we'll see you again soon! Cheers, Jaz / MacBackpackers
  •  reviewer 10
    3 Day Isle of Skye
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on March 3, 2020
    I had Mark as our guide and I can say he really brings out the essence of Scotland by introducing all of the culture and history of the highlands with added sen…
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    MacBackpackers commented on this review
    Hey Cai Gun, Thanks for taking the time to review us. We're happy to hear that you enjoyed the tour with Mark. Hopefully, we'll see you again soon! Cheers, Jaz / MacBackpackers

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 & 2017. 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
  • 3 Day Loch Ness & Skye
Neil Exploring Spean Bridge and Ben Nevis

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