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Shannon“This was my first time to Scotland. Richard was the most amazing tour guide! He was so knowledgeable, funny, and wonderful. I enjoyed that he took us off of the beaten path and that I wasn't just a tourist, rather had the opportunity to emerge in the local...“

MacBackpackers

MacBackpackers

4.8/5 - Excellent
Headquarters in Edinburgh, Scotland
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TOURS
8
AGE RANGE
18-40
RESPONSE RATE
100%
RESPONSE TIME
4h
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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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1,709 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 December 10, 2018
    Had it not been for this tour, I would have never uncovered the charm, history and glory that is Scotland. I cannot begin to express my gratitude to my tour gui…
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  • RK
    3 Day Isle of Skye
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on December 6, 2018
    It was an amazing journey and I found new friends. I will definitely do it again next time!
  •  reviewer 3
    5 Day Skye & Highland Fling
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on December 4, 2018
    MacBackpackers are the best. usually i dont expect much from guide tours, Neil was perfect! very clever and nice guy. he knew everything about Scotland and was …
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  •  reviewer 4
    3 Day Isle of Skye
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on December 4, 2018
    Dear future macbackpackers if you want to explore bonnie Scotland
  •  reviewer 5
    5 Day Skye & Highland Fling
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on December 2, 2018
    I remember this tour as one of the best one of my entire travel life! We were four Italian friends who wanted to explore Scotland and decided for the 5 days tou…
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    MacBackpackers commented on this review
    Hi Valentina, Thanks so much for taking the time to review us and share the wonderful photos. We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed the tour with Richard. We hope to see you again soon! Cheers, Jaz
  • S
    3 Day Isle of Skye
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on December 1, 2018
    Had a fantastic 3 day tour on the Isle of Skye with MacBackpackers! Itinerary is flexible so the guides make sure if you have a preference and don’t miss anythi…
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    MacBackpackers commented on this review
    Hi Sarah, Thanks so much for taking the time to review us. We're delighted to hear that you had a fantastic tour with Stewart. Hopefully, we'll see you again soon! Cheers, Jaz
  •  reviewer 7
    7 Day Best of the West
    4.5 - Excellent
    Written on November 30, 2018
    7 day best of the west was truly a life changing experience! This was my first trip abroad and enjoyed every second of it. The hikes were surreal, the scenery b…
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    MacBackpackers commented on this review
    Hi Lauren, Thanks so much for taking the time to review us and share all the lovely photos. We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed our 7 Day Best of the West with Richard. We hope to see you again soon! Cheers, Jaz
  •  reviewer 8
    5 Day Skye & Highland Fling
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on November 30, 2018
    I had the absolute best time with this tour! Richard was incredible with all the knowledge he knew about Scotland, and had a knack for telling stories. If there…
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    MacBackpackers commented on this review
    Hi Tori, Thanks so much for taking the time to review us. We're delighted to hear that you had a fantastic tour with Richard. Hopefully, we'll see you again soon! Cheers, Jaz
  •  reviewer 9
    3 Day Isle of Skye
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on November 30, 2018
    my first trip was last century and the last one around 5 years ago...Now I will go with my daughters. That's my best reference.
    MacBackpackers commented on this review
    Hi Jimmy, Thanks so much for taking the time to review us. We're delighted to hear that you had a fantastic time on our tours. It's great to hear that you're still coming to Scotland with your family. Maybe, one day when your daughters are old enough to travel alone they'll also join us. :) Cheers, Jaz
  •  reviewer 10
    5 Day Skye & Highland Fling
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on November 30, 2018
    This was my first time to Scotland. Richard was the most amazing tour guide! He was so knowledgeable, funny, and wonderful. I enjoyed that he took us off of the…
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    MacBackpackers commented on this review
    Hi Shannon, Thanks so much for taking the time to review us. We're happy to hear that you had a great time on tour with Richard. We hope to 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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