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Lovely“I took this trip in Oct 2017 ... The Highlands was breathtaking and Dave was amazing .. He was really funny and a great story teller .. I wish I was in the best of my health so I could have enjoyed it even more , but I loved it regardless ... I am really g...“

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
1d
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Awards & Recognitions

Tour of the Year  CulturalTour of the Year  Coach Tour

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. 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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945 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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  • BP
    3 Day Isle of Skye
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on December 11, 2017
    Recently did the 3 day Isle of Skye tour with MacBackpackers. Our guide, Richard, was great. He was personable, knowledg…
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  • CT
    3 Day Isle of Skye
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on December 11, 2017
    Great trip, great views & richard was a great tour guide. Tricky weather conditions with Storm Caroline and the snow, but we still managed to see almost everyth…
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    MacBackpackers commented on this review
    Hello Caroline, Thanks so much for rating us. We are pleased to hear you had an amazing tour with Richard. Hopefully, we will see you again soon! Best wishes, Jaz xx
  • RL
    3 Day Isle of Skye
    4.5 - Excellent
    Written on December 10, 2017
    Amazing! We had such a fantastic time with Richard and overall it was a really pleasant experience seeing it was so cold. Though we had excellent weather, optio…
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    MacBackpackers commented on this review
    Hey Rebecca, Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review. We are delighted to hear you had a great tour with Richard. We hope to see you again soon! Best wishes, Jaz xx
  • HH
    3 Day Isle of Skye
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on December 7, 2017
    …d about his country. Very impressed! I would do it all over again! Go MacBackpackers!
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    MacBackpackers commented on this review
    Hi Haley, Many thanks for taking the time to write such a lovely review. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed the tour with Mark. We hope to see you again soon! Best wishes, Jaz xx
  •  reviewer 5
    3 Day Isle of Skye
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on December 3, 2017
    A beautiful trip into the heart of scotland
    MacBackpackers commented on this review
    Hi Sara, Thanks for taking the time to review us. We are glad to hear you had a great tour with us. Hopefully, you will come back soon! Best wishes, Jaz xx
  • Z
    3 Day Isle of Skye
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on November 26, 2017
    …x in after the day on the road. Would I sign up for another tour with MacBackpackers? Definitely.
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    MacBackpackers commented on this review
    Hi Zoe, We are delighted to hear you enjoyed the tour with Richard. Many thanks for taking the time to review us. We hope that you come back soon! Best wishes, Jaz xx
  • M
    5 Day Skye & Highland Fling
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on November 25, 2017
    This was an absolutely amazing trip! The tour guide Richard was knowledgeable and entertaining with the perfect amount of cheekiness. I would highly recommend t…
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    MacBackpackers commented on this review
    Hi Megan, Thanks so much for taking the time to rate us. We are happy to hear you had a brilliant tour with Richard. We hope to see you again soon!. Best wishes, Jaz xx
  • LS
    3 Day Loch Ness and Skye
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on November 24, 2017
    I took this trip in Oct 2017 ... The Highlands was breathtaking and Dave was amazing .. He was really funny and a great story teller .. I wish I was in the best…
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    MacBackpackers commented on this review
    Hello Lovely, We are delighted to hear you enjoyed the tour with Dave. Thank you so much for rating us. We hope to see you again soon. Best wishes, Jaz xx
  • AY
    5 Day Skye & Highland Fling
    4.0 - Good
    Written on November 24, 2017
    The adventures on hikes, waterfalls, lochs, snows sightings, walks were awesome. Engaged tour by Richard. We enjoyed the trip.
    MacBackpackers commented on this review
    Hi Anna, Thanks for rating us. We are happy to hear that you had a nice tour with Richard. Come back soon again! Best wishes, Jaz xx
  • AM
    5 Day Skye & Highland Fling
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on November 24, 2017
    Our guide Richard was fantastic, down to earth and very knowledgeable. Definitely a historic tour with a twist. We could pick where we wanted to go and he made …
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    MacBackpackers commented on this review
    Hi Alexandria, We are delighted to hear you enjoyed the tour with Richard. Thanks so much for taking the time to send your pictures and rating us. We hope to see you soon. 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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