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LT“We hiked and visited tons of sites (castles, lochs, a whiskey distillery, etc) and as a bonus had beautiful weather. Although we packed a lot into every day, I rarely felt rushed. I'm generally a pretty independent traveler but it was great to have transpo...“

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
2h
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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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1,060 MacBackpackers Reviews

Excellent
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Good
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Average
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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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  •  reviewer 1
    3 Day Isle of Skye
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on April 22, 2018
    The was great fun and really interesting
  •  reviewer 2
    5 Day Skye & Highland Fling
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on April 22, 2018
    I just got back from this tour yesterday and already wanting to plan a trip back! This was such an amazing tour and even better with Neil as our guide! Neil was…
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  • L
    5 Day Skye & Highland Fling
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on April 22, 2018
    This was the second time I did the exact same tour and I loved it even more than the first time! I was lucky to have Neil as my guide for both my visits to Scot…
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  • ML
    3 Day Isle of Skye
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on April 20, 2018
    As my first MacBackPacker tour I have to say it was amazing! Thanks Dave for making my O…
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  • L
    5 Day Skye & Highland Fling
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on April 20, 2018
    I did the 5 Day trip with Neil as guide. And it was an amazing trip. Neil is the best possible guide and he really made you feel at home in Scotland. I can High…
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  • AK
    3 Day Loch Ness and Skye
    4.5 - Excellent
    Written on April 20, 2018
    This trip was seriously amazing! Our tour guide, Neil, was funny, and full of great stories he shared with us. I had such a good time - the highlands and isle …
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  •  reviewer 7
    3 Day Isle of Skye
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on April 19, 2018
    Our guide Richard was really knowledgeable and did a great job entertaining us throughout the tour. I liked how he asked for our opinions before deciding on the…
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  •  reviewer 8
    3 Day Isle of Skye
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on April 19, 2018
    Thanks for a fantastic trip, our guide Richard had so many stories to tell and great music taste! We had the best weather and I really enjoyed my 3 days, wish i…
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  •  reviewer 9
    3 Day Isle of Skye
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on April 18, 2018
    Just Fantastic! It was an amazing trip that I highly recommend, Dave was so much fun, the sighseeings were breathtakingly beautiful and the group was so friendl…
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  • L
    5 Day Skye & Highland Fling
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on April 17, 2018
    We hiked and visited tons of sites (castles, lochs, a whiskey distillery, etc) and as a bonus had beautiful weather. Although we packed a lot into every day, I …
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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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