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Allie“The 5 Day Isle of Skye and Highland Fling Tour with Neil was FANTASTIC! Neil is a native Scot leading a tour of about 16 people through the Scottish highlands, along the way he told us the history of Scotland, myths/legends/folk tales, listened to traditio...“

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
0-1h
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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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982 MacBackpackers Reviews

Excellent
93%
Good
7%
Average
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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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  • S
    3 Day Isle of Skye
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on February 17, 2018
    Wow, what an incredible tour and experience I have had! The 3 day Isle of Sky was everything I expected and more. I was so fortunate to have Richard as a tour g…
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  • JG
    5 Day Skye & Highland Fling
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on February 16, 2018
    Have just returned from the 5 Day Skye and Highland Fling tour, the weather was not great but we were able to stop for and do most things. Our guide Neil was hi…
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  • M
    5 Day Skye & Highland Fling
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on February 16, 2018
    I did the 5 Day Isle of Skye and Highland Fling tour in January and it was amazing! Couldn't have wished for a better guide than Neil who explained us so many t…
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  • D
    3 Day Isle of Skye
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on February 15, 2018
    What an amazing tour! It definitely exceeded my expectations! The landscape was stunning, but most importantly our guide Richard did whatever possible so we cou…
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  • AR
    3 Day Isle of Skye
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on February 14, 2018
    This tour was beyond my wildest imagination. Not only was the landscape beautiful but the tour catered to each individual need of all travellers. The places wer…
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  • NR
    3 Day Isle of Skye
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on February 14, 2018
    Wow, what a tour! It was a whirlwind 3 days and there was no better way to do it. We were fortunate enough to have some great weather in the middle of winter an…
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  • KC
    5 Day Skye & Highland Fling
    4.5 - Excellent
    Written on February 14, 2018
    The five day highland fling was amazing! Neil our tour guide was hilarious and so knowledgeable. Couldn't have asked for a better trip. Went during the winter s…
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  • G
    3 Day Loch Ness and Skye
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on February 12, 2018
    …e than just Our Accommodations: We stayed in Kyleakin, at the MacBackpackers hostel. It was good, only the people on the tour were staying…
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    MacBackpackers commented on this review
    Hi Grace, We're delighted to hear that you had a brilliant tour with Mark. Thanks so much for sending the great pics and taking the time to write such a detailed review. We hope to see you again soon! Cheers, Jaz xx
  • CB
    3 Day Isle of Skye
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on February 11, 2018
    …djust the tour based on our interests. I would definitely travel with MacBackpackers again.
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    MacBackpackers commented on this review
    Hi Catherine, Thanks so much for writing the lovely feedback. We're delighted to hear you had a fab tour with Mark. We look forward to seeing you again soon! Cheers, Jaz xx
  • A
    5 Day Skye & Highland Fling
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on February 5, 2018
    …t I've ever been on in my time touring and studying abroad. Thank you MacBackpackers for making an affordable, adventurous, and active tour for th…
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    MacBackpackers commented on this review
    Hello Allie, Thanks so much for sending the stunning pictures and writing such a nice and detailed review. We are pleased to hear you had a fab tour with Neil. Hopefully, we will have you on tour with us soon again! Cheers, Jaz xx

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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