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5 Day Christmas Caper - MacBackpackers
5 days

5 Day Christmas Caper

From Edinburgh to Edinburgh
Tour Operator:
MacBackpackers
Max group size:
27
Age range:
18 to 39
Operated in:
English
Tour id:
18841
From
US $569
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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

Itinerary

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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What's Included

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  • Accommodation
  • Guide
  • Meals
  • Transport
  • Additional Services
  • Flights
  • Insurance
  • Optional
  • Additional Services

Where You'll Stay

Hostel
4x nights

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Customer Reviews

  • Overall Rating
    Excellent
    4.8
  • Itinerary
    Excellent
    4.8
  • Guide
    Excellent
    5.0
  • Transport
    Excellent
    4.8
  • Accommodation
    Excellent
    4.5
  • Food
    Excellent
    4.6
  • 4.8
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  • L
    January 02, 2020
    We had Branka as our tour guide and I couldn't imagine doing this tour any differently. She kept everyone on the bus engaged, excited, and had some awesome tales to tell during the tour. We initially chose this tour because of how affordable it was... Show more
    MacBackpackers commented on this review
    Hey Lucas, Thanks so much for the lovely review. We're delighted to hear that you had a fantastic Christmas with Branka. Come back soon! Cheers, Jaz / MacBackpackers
    Trip date: December 2019
  • ZW
    December 27, 2019
    We had a fantastic 5-day trip to the Scottish Highlands, celebrating Christmas with the great group. Branka did a good job as a tour guide, adding a lot of knowledge and laughter to the journey.
    MacBackpackers commented on this review
    Hey Zixuan, Thanks so much for taking the time to review us and share the lovely photos. We're delighted to hear that you had a fantastic Christmas with Branka. Come back soon! Cheers, Jaz / MacBackpackers
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    Trip date: December 2019
  • K
    December 27, 2019
    The price is way less than half if you were considering renting a car instead. The tour guide was fun educated resourceful and overall a trustworthy guide that drove the hell out of that bus in the tiny highland roads. I say again branka was the bomb.com
    MacBackpackers commented on this review
    Hey Kost, Thanks so much for taking the time to review us. We're delighted to hear that you had a wonderful Christmas with our bomb.com guide Branka. Come back soon! Cheers, Jaz / MacBackpackers
    Trip date: December 2019
  • 5 Day Christmas Caper reviewer 4
    January 03, 2019
    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... Show 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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    Trip date: December 2018
  • NB
    December 27, 2018
    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... Show 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
    Trip date: December 2018
  • AS
    December 26, 2018
    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... Show 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
    Trip date: December 2018
  • 5 Day Christmas Caper reviewer 7
    December 26, 2018
    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
    Trip date: December 2018
  • E
    January 14, 2018
    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.... Show 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
    Trip date: December 2017
  • K
    January 09, 2018
    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... Show 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... Show more
    Trip date: December 2017
  • E
    January 04, 2018
    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.... Show 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
    Trip date: December 2017

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5 days
5 Day Christmas Caper
From Edinburgh to Edinburgh
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FAQs

    • 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.

    • What about bathrooms, are they shared as well?

      Yes bathrooms are shared too. There is sufficient privacy in the bathrooms for people to have a comfortable experience. Some hostels have separate bathrooms for men and women, others have private cubicles.

    • Is it possible for us to pay more and have a room to ourselves with our own bathroom throughout the whole journey?

      All of MacBackpackers hostels provide dormitory accommodation so unfortunately there isn't the option to upgrade on this one.

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      • For any tour departing before 28 March 2020 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after 28 March 2020, 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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