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5 Day Christmas Caper

5 Day Christmas Caper - MacBackpackers
5 Day Christmas Caper - MacBackpackers
Elyne "I did the 5 day Christmas Caper tour and it went above and beyond any expectations I had. This being my first tour and hostel experience I was a bit nervous but the hostels were wonderful, clean and comfortable, and the tour experience was fist rate. Nothing beats sightseeing and hiking the highlands with a guide as passionate, funny and genuinely in love with his country as Richard. I loved the ..."
Excellent
23 reviews
Starts
Edinburgh
Destinations
+8
Ends
Edinburgh
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Highlights

  • Hike the breathtaking Highlands
  • Hunt for Nessie like a true adventurer
  • Experience iconic Torridon
  • Celebrate Christmas in the Isle of Skye
Age range
18 to 40 year olds
Accommodation
Hostel
Max Group Size
27
Transportation
Coach / Bus
Travel style
Christmas & New Year, Discovery
Operator
MacBackpackers
Start and end in Edinburgh! With the christmas & new year tour 5 Day Christmas Caper, you have a 5 day tour package taking you through Edinburgh, Scotland and 8 other destinations in Scotland. 5 Day Christmas Caper includes accommodation as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1
    Start point Check-in at reception, Castle Rock Hostel, 15 Johnston Terrace, Edinburgh, Scotland EH1 2PR, United Kingdom
  2. Day 2
  3. Day 3
  4. Day 4
  5. Day 5
    End point Outside, Castle Rock Hostel, 15 Johnston Terrace, Edinburgh, Scotland EH1 2PR, United Kingdom

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  • Accommodation

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Guide

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Meals

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Transport

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Additional Services

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  • Flights

  • Insurance

  • Optional

  • Additional Services

23 Reviews

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Good
22%
Average
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  • 5 Day Christmas Caper reviewer 1
    Written on January 3, 2019
    5.0 - Excellent

    Stewart was just incredible. A true Scottish lad with an incredible love for his country and its history. The stories he told were magical, hilarious, and really brought our journey to life. Stewart changed the itinerary as we went to best suit our group... Read more

    MacBackpackers commented on this review
    Hi Rebecca, Thanks so much for taking the time to review us and share the lovely pics. Even managed to see Santa! We're delighted to hear that you had a fantastic Christmas tour with Stewart. Hopefully, we'll see you again soon! Cheers, Jaz
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  • NB
    Written on December 27, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    The tour was perfect in terms of time given to hike and the selection of sights to see in Scotland. The tour guide was very friendly and good at telling folklore and history of Scotland and funny which made it even more enjoyable. Would definitely recommend... Read more

    MacBackpackers commented on this review
    Hi Nikhil, Thanks so much for the lovely feedback. We're delighted to hear that you had a wonderful Christmas with Stewart. Hopefully, we'll see you again soon! Cheers, Jaz
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  • AS
    Written on December 26, 2018
    4.0 - Good

    Stewart was an absolute blast. Very knowledgeable and easy to get along with which is always great with a tour guide. The overall tour was absolutely breathtaking literally, the hike up Old man of Storr was challenging but the views were amazing. We were... Read more

    MacBackpackers commented on this review
    Hi Ariana, Thanks so much for taking the time to review us. We're delighted to hear that you had a fab Christmas with Stewart. Hopefully, we'll see you again soon! Cheers, Jaz
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  • 5 Day Christmas Caper reviewer 4
    Written on December 26, 2018
    4.5 - Excellent

    I loved the tour. I love hiking and also wanted to have an opportunity to view beautiful sceneries. This tour gave me both!!

    MacBackpackers commented on this review
    Hi Maniesha, We're happy to hear that you had a wonderful Christmas with us. Thanks so much for rating us. We hope to see you again very soon! Cheers, Jaz
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  • E
    Written on January 14, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    The 5-day Christmas Caper was everything we hoped for plus more! A great group of travelling companions, friendly locals and beautiful scenery made for a perfect mix of sightseeing, activities and fun; not forgetting a good dose of Christmas spirit. Our... Read more

    MacBackpackers commented on this review
    Hey Elle, We are delighted to hear you had a wonderful Christmas with Richard and everyone else on the tour. Thank you so much for taking the time to write the review. We hope to see you again soon! Cheers, Jaz xx
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  • K
    Written on January 9, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    I recently did the 5 day Christmas Caper tour and it was truly amazing. I am so glad I chose MacBackpackers (recommended by a friend). Our tour guide - Richard - was the perfect balance of funny, knowledgeable and friendly and with his Scottish humour left... Read more

    MacBackpackers commented on this review
    Hi Kerry, We are delighted to hear that you had a great Christmas with Richard and everyone else on the tour. We are glad you enjoyed the Christmas lunch as well. Thanks so much for taking the time to review us. We hope to see you again soon! Best wishes, Jaz xx
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  • E
    Written on January 4, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    I did the 5 day Christmas Caper tour and it went above and beyond any expectations I had. This being my first tour and hostel experience I was a bit nervous but the hostels were wonderful, clean and comfortable, and the tour experience was fist rate.... Read more

    MacBackpackers commented on this review
    Hi Elyne, It's great to hear you had a fab Christmas on tour with Richard. We are delighted that you enjoyed the Christmas dinner too. Thank you so much for taking the time and writing this lovely review. We hope to see you again soon! Best wishes, Jaz xx
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  • S
    Written on January 3, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    It was an awesome trip ! My best ever coach/guide trip & i have done a few of them. Richard is a hilarious guide & made our trip extra special with all the jokes / stories. We had a lovely Christmas with a group of 29 people & it was probably the best... Read more

    MacBackpackers commented on this review
    Hi Sumit, Thanks for the lovely review. We are delighted to hear that you had a great time on the Christmas Caper with Richard. We look forward to seeing you again soon! Best wishes, Jaz xx
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  • CL
    Written on December 31, 2016
    5.0 - Excellent

    We (my daughter and I) enjoyed the 5-day Christmas Caper thoroughly. Richard was an excellent tour guide, he was very knowledgeable on Scotish history and the geography of Scotland. MacBackpackers and Richard made Christmas memorable with gifts, champagne,... Read more

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  • N
    Written on December 29, 2016
    5.0 - Excellent

    I had an amazing time on the tour to the highlands! Richard was a great guide and I had a great time meeting and socializing with other people in my group. It was a wonderful way to spend Christmas.

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Questions & Answers

Here we have collected and answered the most frequently asked questions about this tour.

    • Where is the assembly point of the tour?

      This tour begins at 8am from Castle Rock Hostel in Edinburgh.

    • I'll be arriving one day before the tour starts, can you tell me which accommodation will be used for the tour?

      The tour begins at the Castle Rock Hostel, if you're arriving one day early you can make arrangements with the hostel directly.

      Castle Rock Hostel
      15 Johnston Terrace
      Edinburgh
      EH1 2PW
      Scotland

    • How is the accommodation like for this trip?

      The accomodation for this tour is hosted by hostels. All of our hostels provide dormitory accommodation, in rooms of between 6 and 12 beds. A dorm bed will be held automatically for you for each night of your tour (except Edinburgh). As hostels are in a dorm style, you will be in the same room with other travellers.

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    Start and end in Edinburgh.
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    For any tour departing before 24 October 2019 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after 24 October 2019, 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 days prior to the departure date of your tour. TourRadar never charges you a booking fee and will charge you in the stated currency.
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    Destinations

    Covering a total distance of approx 612 km.
    • Edinburgh (Scotland)
    • 73 km
    • Dunkeld (Scotland)
    • 65 km
    • Cairngorm Mountains (Scotland)
    • 64 km
    • Loch Ness (Scotland)
    • 27 km
    • Inverness (Scotland)
    • 120 km
    • Isle of Skye (Scotland)
    • 14 km
    • Portree (Scotland)
    • 105 km
    • Glencoe (Scotland)
    • 95 km
    • Stirling (Scotland)
    • 50 km
    • Edinburgh (Scotland)

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