Compare Highland Explorer Tours vs. MacBackpackers

Reviews

Overall average rating

Overall average rating

4.5 out of 5 stars
5.0 out of 5 stars

Most popular reviews

Most popular reviews

7th September 2018
Calum was an amazing tour guide and bus driver! He made the tour even better than it ...Read more
2nd September 2018
Gill kept energy levels up and lively jokes whilst driving and guiding us around Scot...Read more
23rd August 2018
Great scenery and historical facts narrated by Rich in a most entertaining way. Musi...Read more
22nd August 2018
Had the most incredible time on this tour! Gill was the most amazing guide! Very know...Read more
12 hours ago
I wouldn't consider myself a "tour" type of person, and I was pretty skeptical when I...Read more
1 day ago
Amazing trip! Great landscapes in Scotland. Also, Dave was a great guide! He told us ...Read more
1 day ago
Best tour I have ever been on! I could not recommend this tour enough, for everyone, ...Read more
2 days ago
One of the best tours I've ever been on! First off, everywhere we went was absolutely...Read more

Guide average rating

Guide average rating

5.0 out of 5 stars
Holly Wilson(6 reviews)
5.0 out of 5 stars
Richard Galloway(455 reviews)
David Watson(287 reviews)
Neil mclennan(221 reviews)
Mark Doggett(141 reviews)
Tim Blott(39 reviews)
Stewart McCulloch(17 reviews)

Transportation average rating

Transportation average rating

5.0 out of 5 stars
5.0 out of 5 stars

Accommodation average rating

Accommodation average rating

4.5 out of 5 stars
4.5 out of 5 stars

Meals average rating

Meals average rating

4.5 out of 5 stars
4.5 out of 5 stars

Value for money average rating

Value for money average rating

4.5 out of 5 stars
5.0 out of 5 stars

About the operator

Number of Tours

Number of Tours

through 2 different countries
through 2 different countries

Travel Styles

Travel Styles

Cultural
Activities
Cultural
Festival & Events
Nature & Adventure

Average rating

Average rating

4.5/5 from 103 reviews
5.0/5 from 1562 reviews

Ideal Age Group

Ideal Age Group

5-99
18-40

Travellers met via TourRadar App

Travellers met via TourRadar App

2
travellers met through Highland Explorer Tours tours
255
travellers met through MacBackpackers tours

Average Price per day

Average Price per day

$162
$64

Average Food Fund

Average Food Fund

n/a
n/a

Average tour length

Average tour length

4
days
5
days

Average Response Rate

Average Response Rate

100%
100%

Average Response Time

Average Response Time

Instantly
1 hour

Videos

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684 reviews
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185 reviews
3 days from $187.91
19 reviews
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7 days from $502.63
87 reviews
7 days from $453.03

Destinations

Europe

Europe

Asia

Asia

Australia/Oceania

Australia/Oceania

Africa

Africa

North America

North America

Latin America

Latin America

Most visited destinations

Most visited destinations

Travel styles

Nature & Adventure

Nature & Adventure

Cultural

Cultural

Festival & Events

Festival & Events

Activities

Activities

Most Common Types

Policies

Average Group Age

Average Group Age

The average age for Highland Explorer Tours tours is between 5 and 99. The age might vary for specific tours, so please check individual tours for details.
The average age for MacBackpackers tours is between 18 and 40. The age might vary for specific tours, so please check individual tours for details.

Hold my seat

Hold my seat

TourRadar can request Highland Explorer Tours to hold seats for you for up to hours without any credit card details.
Holds are not possible for MacBackpackers.

Deposit

Deposit

TourRadar only requires a deposit of $170 to confirm a Highland Explorer Tours booking. The remaining balance is then payable 50 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 8 November 2018 the full payment is necessary.
TourRadar only requires a deposit of 25% to confirm a MacBackpackers booking. The remaining balance is then payable 60 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 18 November 2018 the full payment is necessary.

Cancellation policy

Cancellation policy

No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 50 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of the tour, but the deposit of $170 is non-refundable.
No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 60 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of the tour, but the deposit of 25% is non-refundable.If you cancel via TourRadar the standard cancellation policy applies.

Credit Cards

Credit Cards

The following cards are accepted for Highland Explorer Tours:Visa- Master Card- American Express
The following cards are accepted for MacBackpackers:Visa- Master Card- American Express
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  • Africa
  • Asia
  • Oceania
  • Europe
  • N. America
  • L. America