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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
1h
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Awards & Recognitions

Tour of the Year  Quick GetawayGuide of the Year  CulturalTour 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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1,441 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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  • I
    6 Day Orkney Stravaig
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on August 15, 2018
    The 6 day Orkneys Tour was awesome!!! We had so much fun. 11 girls on a bus with Richard, poor guy, who had to endure us for 6 days, had to cope with an excessi…
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    MacBackpackers commented on this review
    Hey Ina, Thanks so much for taking the time to review us. We're delighted to hear that you had a fantastic tour with Richard and everyone else. Hopefully, we'll see you soon again! Cheers, Jaz
  •  reviewer 2
    3 Day Isle of Skye
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on August 14, 2018
    Dave was a fantastic guide. He told funny jokes and gave us a very entertaining tour of the beautiful highlands. 20/10!!
    MacBackpackers commented on this review
    Hi Nathan, Thanks so much for taking the time to rate us. We're delighted to hear that you had a fantastic tour with Dave. Hopefully, we'll see you again soon! Cheers, Jaz
  •  reviewer 3
    7 Day Best of the West
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on August 14, 2018
    The guide, Richard, is responsible, humorous and a good story teller. Also a excellent driver! The accommodation is pretty nice with kitchen and good view. The …
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    MacBackpackers commented on this review
    Hey Wan Lin, Thanks so much for taking the time to review us and sending the lovely pictures. We're delighted to hear that you had a fantastic tour with Richard. Hopefully, we'll see you again soon! Cheers, Jaz
  •  reviewer 4
    6 Day Orkney Stravaig
    4.5 - Excellent
    Written on August 14, 2018
    We had a lovely time! Graeme is a true gem and is so funny. He took is on lovely walks/hikes and saw some beautiful sites. He's also a great story teller and al…
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    MacBackpackers commented on this review
    Hey Natalie, Thanks so much for taking the time to rate us. We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed the tour with Graeme. We hope to see you again soon! Cheers, Jaz
  •  reviewer 5
    3 Day Loch Ness and Skye
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on August 13, 2018
    The tour is amazing, it's basically the most you can see of Scotland in only three days. As for the atmosphere, it's really warm and welcoming. Stewart is a goo…
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    MacBackpackers commented on this review
    Hey Marco, Thanks so much for sharing the lovely photos with us and taking the time to review us. We're delighted to hear that you had a brilliant tour with Stewart. Hopefully, we'll see you again soon! Cheers, Jaz
  •  reviewer 6
    3 Day Isle of Skye
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on August 13, 2018
    What a way to spend a weekend! As a solo traveler, I was a little wary about spending 3 days with a bus load of strangers, but those fears were quickly cast asi…
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    MacBackpackers commented on this review
    Hi Teresa, Thanks so much for taking the time to review us. We're delighted to hear that you had a fantastic time on tour with Mark. We hope to see you again very soon! Cheers, Jaz
  •  reviewer 7
    3 Day Isle of Skye
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on August 12, 2018
    First timer in Scotland here. In the span of three days, I got to understand and learn more about Scottish history and culture. Richard is a fucking riot! He is…
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    MacBackpackers commented on this review
    Hey Krystal, Thanks so much for taking the time to review us. We're happy to hear you had a fantastic tour with Richard. Hopefully, we'll see you again soon! Cheers, Jaz
  •  reviewer 8
    5 Day Skye & Highland Fling
    4.5 - Excellent
    Written on August 12, 2018
    The tour was fantastic! Neil was a great tour guide and made the whole trip wonderful! He took us to some hidden gems and on some incredible hikes. I would defi…
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    MacBackpackers commented on this review
    Hi Daniella, Thanks so much for taking the time to rate us. We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed the tour with Neil. Hopefully, we'll see you again soon! Cheers, Jaz
  •  reviewer 9
    3 Day Loch Ness and Skye
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on August 10, 2018
    I joined the best tour in my whole life and Richard is the keyman to make everything so lovely and beautiful and i wanna say thanks a thousand times To him Th…
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    MacBackpackers commented on this review
    Hey ???, Thanks so much for taking the time to review us and sharing the wonderful photos. We're pleased to hear that you had a fantastic time on tour with Richard. Hopefully, you'll come back soon! Cheers, Jaz
  • A
    3 Day Isle of Skye
    4.5 - Excellent
    Written on August 10, 2018
    Amazing landscapes and Mark is an excellent guide who know a lot of things about Scotland. I really enjoyed this three days trip. Thank you!
    MacBackpackers commented on this review
    Hi there, Thanks so much for taking the time to rate us and share the wonderful pictures. We're delighted to hear that you had a fantastic tour with Mark. We hope to see you again very 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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