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Natasa“It was the perfect vacation. We had an awesome guide, who told us amazing stories about Scotland and its history, so we knew the significance of what we were looking at/visiting. Mark is a great storyteller, with a great sense of humor, so I was all ears o...“

MacBackpackers

MacBackpackers

4.8/5 - Excellent
Headquarters in Edinburgh, Scotland
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TOURS
7
AGE RANGE
18-39
RESPONSE RATE
100%
RESPONSE TIME
1h
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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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2,113 MacBackpackers Reviews

Excellent
93%
Good
6%
Average
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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 October 15, 2019
    The tour was amazing, and Mark was a great guide. Very knowledgeable, and thorough about historical facts of Scotland. He kept the tour flexible due to constant…
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    MacBackpackers commented on this review
    Hi Alan, Thanks so much for taking the time to review us and share the lovely pics. Congrats on your engagement! How beautiful! :) We're delighted to hear that you had a fantastic tour with Mark. Come back soon! Cheers, Jaz / MacBackpackers
  • C
    5 Day Skye & Highland Fling
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on October 15, 2019
    This was an amazing tour experience. We had Mark as our guide and he was excellent. We stopped at a bunch of amazing spots to take pictures, explore and fly my …
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    MacBackpackers commented on this review
    Hi Curtis, Thanks so much for the lovely photos and review. We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed the tour with Mark. Come back soon! Cheers, Jaz / MacBackpackers
  • H
    5 Day Skye & Highland Fling
    4.5 - Excellent
    Written on October 15, 2019
    Mark was a great tour guide and extremely knowledgeable on the history of Scotland. The tour was a great experience and the locations we visited were amazing.
    MacBackpackers commented on this review
    Hey Heather, 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
  •  reviewer 4
    7 Day Best of the West
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on October 15, 2019
    This tour was so amazing and at a really great price! I saw so much beautiful stuff that I definitely would not have seen on my own. I definitely recommend doin…
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    MacBackpackers commented on this review
    Hey Gema, Thanks so much for the fantastic photos and review. We're delighted to hear that you had a wonderful time on the 7 Day Best of the West. We look forward to seeing you again soon! Cheers, Jaz / MacBackpackers
  •  reviewer 5
    5 Day Skye & Highland Fling
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on October 13, 2019
    It was the perfect vacation. We had an awesome guide, who told us amazing stories about Scotland and its history, so we knew the significance of what we were lo…
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    MacBackpackers commented on this review
    Hey Natasha, Many thanks for the lovely review. We're happy to hear that you had a fantastic tour with Mark. Come back soon! Cheers, Jaz / MacBackpackers
  • 3 Day Isle of Skye
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on October 12, 2019
    The tour as a whole was a fantastic experience, the sights spectacular and our guide very knowledgable with a good sense of humor. We got to experience the Skye…
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    MacBackpackers commented on this review
    Hey Nina, Many thanks for the lovely review. We're happy to hear that you had a fantastic time on the 3 Day Isle of Skye. Come back soon! Cheers, Jaz / MacBackpackers
  • 3 Day Isle of Skye
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on October 11, 2019
    The guide was very funny and engaging, and she did a great job of keeping everyone's spirits high despite bad weather!
    MacBackpackers commented on this review
    Hey Frances, Thanks so much for taking the time to review us. We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed our 3 Day Isle of Skye. Hopefully, we'll see you again soon! Cheers, Jaz / MacBackpackers
  • 3 Day Isle of Skye
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on October 11, 2019
    I can’t believe it’s already been 2 weeks since I ventured out on a tour with macbackpackers! It’s been a great weekend with very entertaining Scotsman Tim, an …
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    MacBackpackers commented on this review
    Hi Barbara, Thanks so much for taking the time to review us. We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed the tour with Tim. Hopefully, we'll see you again soon! Cheers, Jaz / MacBackpackers
  • N
    3 Day Isle of Skye
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on October 9, 2019
    Great experience to leave hotels behind and share exciting moments with people. Our tour guide was AWESOME (Branka), le puso mucha actitud todo el tiempo! Desde…
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    MacBackpackers commented on this review
    Hi Natali, Thanks so much for taking the time to review us. We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed the tour with Branka. Hopefully, we'll see you again soon! Cheers, Jaz / MacBackpackers
  •  reviewer 10
    3 Day Isle of Skye
    4.5 - Excellent
    Written on October 8, 2019
    My friend and I loved the tour, visited beautiful places with enough free time off the bus. Dave, our tourguide, was quite the character, loved it haha!
    MacBackpackers commented on this review
    Hi Kemi, Thanks so much for taking the time to review us. We're delighted to hear that you had a fantastic tour with Dave. Come back 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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