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MacBackpackers

MacBackpackers

Headquarters in Edinburgh, Scotland
OVERALL RATING
4.8/5 - Excellent
TOURS
10
AGE RANGE
18-40
RESPONSE RATE
96%
RESPONSE TIME
1h
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Highlights

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

Awards & Recognitions

Tour of the Year  CulturalTour of the Year  Coach Tour

MacBackpackers Guides

+2

905 MacBackpackers Reviews

Excellent
92%
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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  • J
    5 Day Skye & Highland Fling
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on October 21, 2017
    The tour of the Highlands and isle of Skye was an absolutley amazing experience. Scotland is such a stunningly beautiful country and this was a great way to see…
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  • ES
    5 Day Skye & Highland Fling
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on October 20, 2017
    I did the 5 day highland fling with MacBackpackers. I had one of the best holidays of my life! I felt like in 5 …
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  • V
    3 Day Loch Ness and Skye
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on October 19, 2017
    …lklore. He was super knowledgable and I love the easy going set-up of MacBackpackers. It's a tour experience like no other.
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  • C
    3 Day Isle of Skye
    4.5 - Excellent
    Written on October 18, 2017
    THIS TOUR IS FOR BACKPACKERS. It was a small, amazing group of not too young, like-minded backpackers. We had a ton of fun in the Isle of Skye. Our tour guy was…
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    MacBackpackers commented on this review
    Hello Celeste, We are delighted to hear you enjoyed the tour with Dave. Many thanks for taking the time to write a great review. Hopefully, you will come back to Scotland soon. Best wishes, Jaz xx
  • D
    5 Day Skye & Highland Fling
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on October 18, 2017
    …ttable. The scenery at every stop was breathtaking. I don't know if MacBackpackers lace the air-conditioning with something, because everyone I …
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    MacBackpackers commented on this review
    Hi Danielle, Thanks for taking the time to rate us. Haha, must be just something in the air of the Highlands and Islands that makes it. Anyhow, we are pleased to hear you had great time on tour with Graeme and hopefully, you will be back again soon! Best wishes, Jaz xx
  • SM
    3 Day Loch Ness and Skye
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on October 12, 2017
    My 3-day tour with Richard was the highlight of my trip to Scotland. Anyone considering renting a car and doing it themselves should seriously consider otherwis…
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    MacBackpackers commented on this review
    Hi Sydney, It is great to hear you had a fantastic tour with Richard and that you saw the castle. Thank you so much for taking the time and writing a brilliant review. We hope that you come back to Scotland very soon! Best wishes, Jaz xx
  • K
    3 Day Isle of Skye
    4.5 - Excellent
    Written on October 10, 2017
    During my 16 day tour of Europe, my time in the Isle of Skye with MacBackpackers was definitely my favorite part. Dave was a great tour guide…
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    MacBackpackers commented on this review
    Hi Kelly, We are absolutely delighted to hear you had such a great time on our tour with Dave and that it was the highlight of your Euro trip. Thank you so much for taking the time to write the great review and sending the amazing pictures. Hopefully, you will come back to Europe soon! Best wishes, Jaz xx
  • PC
    3 Day Isle of Skye
    4.0 - Good
    Written on October 9, 2017
    The tour was absolutely incredible. Apart from a bit of rain and wind, the Isle was breathtaking in every way and Dave made it a truly unforgettable experience.…
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    MacBackpackers commented on this review
    Hi Peter, Thank you for taking the time to review us and spreading the word. We are delighted to hear you had a great time on tour with Dave. Hopefully, we will see you again soon! Best wishes, Jaz xx
  • R
    3 Day Isle of Skye
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on October 8, 2017
    This three day Isle of Skye tour exceeded all my expectations! Our tour guide Dave made sure we had as much off-the-bus-time as possible. His great story tellin…
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    MacBackpackers commented on this review
    Hello Roos, It's lovely to hear you enjoyed the tour with Dave and rest of the group. Thanks for rating us and taking the time to write such a nice review. We're looking forward to having you on tour soon again! Best wishes, Jaz xx
  •  reviewer 10
    3 Day Isle of Skye
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on October 7, 2017
    Highly recommend! Great tour had a lot of flexibility on where we went. Covered plenty of sights and landmarks. Richard the tour guide helped give it all a m…
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    MacBackpackers commented on this review
    Hi Luke, It's great to hear that you enjoyed the tour with Richard. Many thanks for writing the review and hopefully, we'll have you on tour with us soon again! Best wishes, 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. 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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