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3 Day Skye & Loch Ness - MacBackpackers

3 Day Skye & Loch Ness

3 days
4.8
(229)
Start and end in Edinburgh
Tour Operator:
MacBackpackers
Max group size:
27
Age range:
18 to 39
Operated in:
English
Tour id:
14326
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Highlights

  • Learn about the Loch Ness legend
  • Experience the magical Isle of Skye
  • Hike up the Old Man Of Storr
  • Visit the National Wallace Monument

Itinerary

Start and end in Edinburgh! With the Explorer tour 3 Day Skye & Loch Ness, you have a 3 days tour package taking you through Edinburgh, Scotland and 18 other destinations in Scotland. 3 Day Skye & Loch Ness includes an expert guide, transport.
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  1. Day 1
  2. Day 2
  3. Day 3
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Where You'll Stay

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Operated by MacBackpackers

4.8
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MacBackpackers has been running fun filled, fully guided adventures around Scotland for almost 20 years. Created for young travellers and backpackers aged between 18 and 39, 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. In the evenings, we'll welcome you to our award-winning hostels, giving you the opportunity to socialise and make friends with fellow travellers over a meal or a pint at the local pub. Unlike many of our competitors, we are 100% Scottish and independent - so you can be sure you'll have an authentically Scottish and genuinely unforgettable experience with us. Please note: During the Winter months all of our tours depart at 8am.

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Customer Reviews

  • Overall Rating
    Excellent
    4.8
  • Itinerary
    Excellent
    4.8
  • Guide
    Excellent
    4.9
  • Transport
    Excellent
    4.8
  • Accommodation
    Excellent
    4.6
  • Food
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    4.4
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  • 3 Day Skye & Loch Ness reviewer 1
    · March 8th, 2020
    We went to scotland for a week and booked a 3 day tour (something that we dont usually do so its our first time to be on a group tour) and i was speechless when we get to highlands and everywhere else that we went to on that tour. And of course I dont... Show more
    MacBackpackers commented on this review
    Hi Suzette, Thanks so much for the lovely reviews and photos. We're delighted to hear that you had a fantastic tour with Neil. Hopefully, we'll see you again soon! Cheers, Jaz / MacBackpackers
    3 Day Skye & Loch Ness customer review photo 13 Day Skye & Loch Ness customer review photo 23 Day Skye & Loch Ness customer review photo 33 Day Skye & Loch Ness customer review photo 4
    Trip date: March 2020
  • F
    · November 6th, 2019
    I normally do not like tours, but this was absolutely great! Would love to go again, would definitely recommend it! Branka was awesome, lovely and had great driving skills. People were fun and the hiking and all the views were amazing!
    MacBackpackers commented on this review
    Hi there, Thanks so much for taking the time to review us. We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed the tour with Branka. Come back soon! Cheers, Jaz / MacBackpackers
    Trip date: November 2019
  • S
    · October 31st, 2019
    Stuart was not only hilarious but the best tour guide I could have asked for. I appreciated his jokes, stories, knowledge of everywhere we went, and how he put up with our group and made sure we all were having a great time. He’s always welcome in... Show more
    MacBackpackers commented on this review
    Hey Sara, Thanks so much for taking the time to review us and for the nice pic. We're happy to hear that you enjoyed the tour with Stewart. Come back soon! Cheers, Jaz / MacBackpackers
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    Trip date: June 2019
  • MA
    · October 27th, 2019
    Absolutely the best decision I’ve ever made! Branka was amazing and we saw so much in such a sort amount of time. I can’t wait to come back and sign up for a longer tour! I would highly recommend taking a tour with MacBackpackers!
    Trip date: October 2019
  • MP
    · October 27th, 2019
    Absolutely fantastic! It was great to get away from regular world into the mountains. Branka was great with seriously amazing driving skills. Never doubted her driving during the complete trip. She not only kept us safe but also entertained us her... Show more
    MacBackpackers commented on this review
    Hey Madhavi, Thanks for taking the time to review us. We're happy to hear that you had a great time on tour with Branka. Come back soon! Cheers, Jaz / MacBackpackers
    Trip date: October 2019
  • AO
    · September 11th, 2019
    It was difficult to understand the tour guide and the music was extremely loud on the bus
    Trip date: August 2019
  • 3 Day Skye & Loch Ness reviewer 7
    · September 7th, 2019
    Do it! The Highlands are absolutely amazing and we couldn't have had a better guide to show us around and tell us stories. Well worth the money.
    MacBackpackers commented on this review
    Hi Lukas, Thanks so much for taking the time to review us. We're delighted to hear that you had a great time on 3 Day Loch Ness and Skye. Come back soon! Cheers, Jaz / MacBackpackers
    Trip date: September 2019
  • 3 Day Skye & Loch Ness reviewer 8
    · August 28th, 2019
    Fantastic tour with fantastic driver (blanca). We had awesome experience for this tour.
    MacBackpackers commented on this review
    Hi Akshay, Thanks so much for taking the time to review us. We're delighted to hear that you had a fantastic tour with Branka. Come back soon! Cheers, Jaz / MacBackpackers
    Trip date: August 2019
  • Z
    · August 18th, 2019
    Definitely go for it! It is an amazing way to see the highland and isle of skye in a short amount of time and the tourguide is really funny and sweet!
    MacBackpackers commented on this review
    Hey Zoe, Thanks so much for taking the time to review us. We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed our 3 Day Loch Ness and Skye. Hopefully, we'll see you again soon! Cheers, Jaz / MacBackpackers
    Trip date: July 2019
  • 3 Day Skye & Loch Ness reviewer 10
    · August 13th, 2019
    David prepared an amazing road trip soundtrack, related to everything that we visit and keep us with a happy mood even in the raining times! So ditch your music and enjoy the music from David!
    MacBackpackers commented on this review
    Hi Julaïna, Thanks so much for taking the time to review us. We're delighted to hear that you had a brilliant tour with Dave. Come back soon! Cheers, Jaz / MacBackpackers
    Trip date: August 2019

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3 Day Skye & Loch Ness
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Frequently Asked Questions

    • When and where does the tour end?

      Depending on traffic and weather conditions the tour usually returns to Castlerock Hostel in Edinburgh (15 Johnston Terrace, Edinburgh, EH1 2PW) between 4:30 pm and 6:00 pm during the winter season (November to March) and 5:30 pm and 7:00 pm during the summer season (April to October). It's time to say farewell to your newfound friends and continue your travels! Please note that the ending point is subject to change until your final documents are released and that you should always check your email confirmation for return time and location.

    • When and where does the tour start?

      This tour leaves Edinburgh at Castle Rock Hostel (15 Johnston Terrace, Edinburgh, EH1 2PW) at 9 am between April and October and at 8 am between November and March. It's time to start your 3-day adventure in the search for Loch Ness! Please be aware that the meeting point and time is subject to change until final documents are released, and you should always check your email confirmation for exact departure time and location.

    • Do you arrange airport transfers?

      Unfortunately, MacBackpackers does not provide transfers from or to Glasgow or Edinburgh, but please note that both cities are quite well connected. There are trains and buses that leave almost every half an hour.

    • What are the optional excursions?

      The tour operator has advised that there are no optional excursions available for this tour, as the itinerary is already packed with great inclusions.

    • Can you assist with booking additional accommodation?

      Of course, we can! Once you have a confirmed booking on this tour, we can request additional accommodation for you with the tour operator.

    • What is the age range?

      This trip is designed exclusively for 18 to 40-year-olds, which means that children and people outside of the age range are not eligible to participate in this tour. People on this tour are usually travelling on their own and are looking to meet new people and have fun backpacker style.

    • I'm a solo traveller, is there a single supplement?

      This tour is mostly designed for backpackers and young budget travellers who are happy to share a room with their fellow travellers to save some money and for the fun of it, which means that there is not a single supplement available for this tour. That being said, you are welcome to book your own private accommodation whilst on tour, as long as you inform the tour operator.

    • Is there a hotel list available?

      The price of this tour does not include accommodation. Instead, the tour operator reserves dorm beds in their Highland hostels for everybody whilst on tour. Accommodation on this tour is made in backpacker hostels, in multi-share dormitories (bunk-beds). All the hostels have a self-catering kitchen so if you don't fancy going out to the local pubs or restaurants for a meal you can cook yourself. Your accommodation in dorm style rooms is guaranteed and you just pay either with cash or by credit card on arrival.

    • Do I need a visa?

      As a tour booking website, TourRadar cannot organise visas for you on your behalf as the visa requirements are regularly being updated and vary for the nationality of one traveller to the next. It is for this reason that we recommend checking with your local embassy or consulate website for the latest up to date information.

    • Are the flights included?

      Flights before and after the tour are not included in the tour price and you need to arrange these separately by yourself once your tour is guaranteed. As we specialise in organising the best tours around the world for you, we are unable to advise on flight prices or book flights on your behalf. If you have not already booked your flights we recommend checking out the following link which is powered by Skyscanner - https://flights.tourradar.com

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    • Visa
      • Unfortunately we cannot offer you a visa application service. Whether you need a visa or not depends on your nationality and where you wish to travel. Assuming your home country does not have a visa agreement with the country you're planning to visit, you will need to apply for a visa in advance of your scheduled departure.
      • Here is an indication for which countries you might need a visa. Please contact the local embassy for help applying for visas to these places.
    • Payment information
      • For any tour departing before April 6th, 2023 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after April 6th, 2023, a minimum payment of 25% is required to confirm your booking with MacBackpackers. The final payment will be automatically charged to your credit card on the designated due date. The final payment of the remaining balance is required at least 60 days prior to the departure date of your tour. TourRadar never charges you a booking fee and will charge you in the stated currency.
      • Some departure dates and prices may vary and MacBackpackers will contact you with any discrepancies before your booking is confirmed.
      • The following cards are accepted for "MacBackpackers" tours: Visa, Maestro, Mastercard, American Express or PayPal. TourRadar does NOT charge you an extra fee for using any of these payment methods.
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      Some tours are not suitable for mobility-restricted traveller, however, some operators may be able to accommodate special requests. For any enquiries, you can contact our customer support team, who are ready and waiting to help you.

    Videos

    • Richard on top of a Blustery Old Man of Storr
    • Sunset Timelapse over Loch Ness - Taken from Lochside Hostel
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    • Neil showing off the Old Man of Storr
    • Western Europe Travel Guide
    • 3 Day Loch Ness & Skye
    Richard on top of a Blustery Old Man of Storr