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Kelan“As someone who has always been very skeptical of bus tours: I can’t praise this tour highly enough! And if you’re lucky enough to have Neil as your driver, you’re in for the experience of a lifetime! Neil was the most fantastic tour guide; from his well...“

MacBackpackers

MacBackpackers

4.8/5 - Excellent
Headquarters in Edinburgh, Scotland
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TOURS
10
AGE RANGE
18-40
RESPONSE RATE
100%
RESPONSE TIME
1h
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Awards & Recognitions

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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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1,615 MacBackpackers Reviews

Excellent
93%
Good
7%
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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  •  reviewer 1
    3 Day Isle of Skye
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on October 16, 2018
    Had an absolute blast with Dave on the 3 day Isle of Skye tour back in August. The group could decide what they wanted to do/see and if there was time for that…
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    MacBackpackers commented on this review
    Hi Jasmijn, Thanks so much for taking the time to review us and share the wonderful pictures. We're delighted to hear that you had a fantastic tour with Dave. Hopefully, we'll see you again soon! Cheers, Jaz
  • JH
    3 Day Isle of Skye
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on October 14, 2018
    I’m pretty skeptical of tours as I like to do my own thing and set my own schedule, but I last second was recommended by multiple people to check out the isles …
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    MacBackpackers commented on this review
    Hey Jacob, Thank you so much for taking the time to review us and share the amazing pictures. We're delighted to hear that you had a fantastic tour with Stewart. Hopefully, we'll see you again soon! Cheers, Jaz
  • R
    5 Day Skye & Highland Fling
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on October 14, 2018
    The tour was amazing and was lucky enough to have a brilliant tour guide Neil. We totally enjoyed it as the Scotland beauty was filled with historic significanc…
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    MacBackpackers commented on this review
    Hey Rijo, Thank you so much for taking the time to review us and share the wonderful pictures. We're delighted to hear that you had a fab time on tour with Neil. Hopefully, we'll see you again soon! Cheers, Jaz
  • A
    3 Day Isle of Skye
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on October 14, 2018
    These were the best 3 days I had during my UK travel. I am almost in love with Scotland and it's culture. From serene nature to the historical facts I enjoyed e…
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    MacBackpackers commented on this review
    Hey Amrit, Thank you so much for taking the time to review us and share the amazing pics. We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed the tour with Richard. Hopefully, we'll see you again soon! Cheers, Jaz
  • R
    5 Day Skye & Highland Fling
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on October 13, 2018
    The tour was awesome. Enjoyed it so much only because we had an absolutely brilliant guide Neil. Sometimes the weather wasn't the perfect one but Scottish beaut…
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    MacBackpackers commented on this review
    Hey Rijo, Thank you so much for taking the time to review us and share the wonderful pictures. We're delighted to hear that you had a fab time on tour with Neil. Hopefully, we'll see you again soon! Cheers, Jaz
  • SL
    5 Day Skye & Highland Fling
    4.5 - Excellent
    Written on October 13, 2018
    Neil was fantastic!!!! He made sure we visited all the places we wanted considering the weather. He kept asking us what we wanted to do. He refers himself as a …
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    MacBackpackers commented on this review
    Hey Sabrina, We're happy to hear that you had a fantastic tour with Neil. Thanks so much for taking the time to review us. Hopefully, we'll see you again soon! Cheers, Jaz
  • BM
    5 Day Skye & Highland Fling
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on October 13, 2018
    Neil is amazing! Thank you!
    MacBackpackers commented on this review
    Hey Benjamin, Thanks so much for taking the time to rate us. We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed the tour with Neil. Hopefully, we'll see you again soon! Cheers, Jaz
  • K
    3 Day Loch Ness and Skye
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on October 12, 2018
    Dave was hilarious and super knowledgeable about the places he took us to. I highly recommend going on one of his tours!!
    MacBackpackers commented on this review
    Hi Kait, Thank you so much for taking the time to review us and share the amazing photos. We're delighted to hear that you had a great time on tour with Dave. Hopefully, we'll see you again soon! Cheers, Jaz
  • KR
    5 Day Skye & Highland Fling
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on October 12, 2018
    As someone who has always been very skeptical of bus tours: I can’t praise this tour highly enough! And if you’re lucky enough to have Neil as your driver, yo…
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    MacBackpackers commented on this review
    Hey Kelan, Thank you so much for taking the time to review us and share the wonderful pics. We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed the tour with Neil. Hopefully, we'll see you again soon! Cheers, Jaz
  •  reviewer 10
    3 Day Loch Ness and Skye
    4.5 - Excellent
    Written on October 11, 2018
    Fantastic Adventure!
    MacBackpackers commented on this review
    Hey Eugenia, Thanks for rating us. We're happy to hear that you enjoyed the 3 Day Loch Ness and Skye tour. Hopefully, we'll see you again soon! Cheers, Jaz

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
Neil Exploring Spean Bridge and Ben Nevis

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