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Chiara“Mark was absolutely excellent and really took this trip to the next level. The beauty and magnificence of the Highlands blew my mind and was only enriched by the fascinating and funny stories told so ardently by Mark. His passion and appreciation for Scotl...“

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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  • 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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1,206 MacBackpackers Reviews

Excellent
93%
Good
7%
Average
0%
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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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  • D
    3 Day Loch Ness and Skye
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on June 19, 2018
    Best tour I’ve ever been on whilst travelling. Dave the bus driver made it a phenomenal experience - a must do.
  • E
    3 Day Isle of Skye
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on June 19, 2018
    Neil is an amazing guide full of great stories! He has an amazing sense of humour!!!! Even though we had a major storm hit, we still got to go on several beaut…
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  •  reviewer 3
    3 Day Isle of Skye
    4.0 - Good
    Written on June 18, 2018
    Mark is amazing! I couldn’t have asked for a better guide! We had a wonderful time on our tour, can’t wait to come back to Scotland!
  • O
    7 Day Best of the West
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on June 17, 2018
    Booked the tour to get to know more about Scotland, history, culture and the odd bit of walking up mountains and through glens! My group was full of prodominatl…
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    MacBackpackers commented on this review
    Hey Olivia, Thanks so much for rating us. We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed the 7 Day Best of the West with Richard. We hope to see you again soon! Cheers, Jaz
  •  reviewer 5
    5 Day Skye & Highland Fling
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on June 17, 2018
    I booked this tour only 2 weeks before it was planned. I had no specific expectations and never went to Scotland before. The tour with Macbackpackers and my gui…
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    MacBackpackers commented on this review
    Hi Bart, Thanks so much for taking the time to review us. We're delighted to hear that you had a great time on tour with Richard, Hopefully, we'll see you again soon. Cheers, Jaz
  • E
    3 Day Isle of Skye
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on June 17, 2018
    We had a great time on our tour! Dave always had lots of fun stories and tons of information to share during the tour. We saw some amazing sites and had a great…
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    MacBackpackers commented on this review
    Hey Elyse, Thanks so much for rating us. We're delighted to hear that you had a brilliant time on tour with Dave. We hope to see you again very soon! Cheers, Jaz
  • CS
    5 Day Skye & Highland Fling
    4.0 - Good
    Written on June 16, 2018
    Mark was absolutely excellent and really took this trip to the next level. The beauty and magnificence of the Highlands blew my mind and was only enriched by th…
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    MacBackpackers commented on this review
    Hey Chiara, Thanks so much for taking the time to rate us and sharing all the wonderful pictures. We're delighted to hear that you had a fantastic tour with Mark. Hopefully, we'll see you again soon. Cheers, Jaz
  • SC
    5 Day Skye & Highland Fling
    4.5 - Excellent
    Written on June 16, 2018
    The tour was fantastic. Mark was down to Earth, hilarious, and taught us the history of Scotland while we were seeing each place. Great way to see the whole cou…
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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 brilliant time on tour with Mark. Hopefully, we'll see you again very soon! Cheers, Jaz
  •  reviewer 9
    3 Day Isle of Skye
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on June 16, 2018
    The tour was awesome! And Dave is hilarious! I loved the way he tells the stories about the places we’ve visited and the list of songs he played! I had so much …
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    MacBackpackers commented on this review
    Hi Daniela, Thanks so much for sharing the lovely photos and taking the time to rate us. We're delighted to hear that you had an amazing tour with Dave. Hopefully, we'll see you again very soon! Cheers, Jaz
  •  reviewer 10
    3 Day Isle of Skye
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on June 15, 2018
    It was extremely lovely! It would be great to have more trekking points.
    MacBackpackers commented on this review
    Hey Vanesa, Thanks so much for the lovely feedback. We're glad that you enjoyed the tour. If you come back for the longer tours, there 'll be more time for hikes. Hopefully, we'll 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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