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5 Day Skye & Highland Fling - MacBackpackers
5 days • 15 places

5 Day Skye & Highland Fling

From Edinburgh to Edinburgh
Visiting Edinburgh, Dunkeld, Culloden, Loch Ness, Inverness, + 10 more
Tour Operator:
MacBackpackers
Max group size:
27
Age range:
18 to 39
Operated in:
English
Tour id:
255
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$328
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US $269
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Highlights

  • Hunt for Nessie and get your first glance of Highland life
  • Head to Isle of Skye and hike to amazing rock formations
  • Learn all about the fight for independence
  • Admire the scenic beauty of remarkable Glen Coe

Itinerary

Start and end in Edinburgh! With the in-depth cultural tour 5 Day Skye & Highland Fling, you have a 5 day tour package taking you through Edinburgh, Scotland and 14 other destinations in Scotland. 5 Day Skye & Highland Fling includes an expert guide, transport.
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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1
    Start point Castle Rock Hostel, 15 Johnston Terrace, Edinburgh, EH1 2PW
  2. Day 2
  3. Day 3
  4. Day 4
  5. Day 5
    End point Castle Rock Hostel, 15 Johnston Terrace, Edinburgh, EH1 2PW
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Where You'll Stay

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Customer Reviews

  • Overall Rating
    Excellent
    4.8
  • Itinerary
    Excellent
    4.9
  • Guide
    Excellent
    5.0
  • Transport
    Excellent
    4.9
  • Accommodation
    Excellent
    4.4
  • Food
    Excellent
    4.4
  • 4.8
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  • 5 Day Skye & Highland Fling reviewer 1
    December 26, 2019
    A unforgettable travel, our tour guide Neil is a very funny and patient guy, we all love him. The scenery in Scotland is amazing, and I think 5 days to visit just a beginning, next time I will try to stay longer. Of course, MacBackpackers will be my... Show more
    MacBackpackers commented on this review
    Hey Pajack, Thanks so much for the lovely review. We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed the 5 Day Skye & Highland Fling with Neil. We look forward to welcoming you back soon! Cheers, Jaz / MacBackpackers
    Trip date: December 2019
  • LO
    December 14, 2019
    This tour was fantastic!! Fabulous tour guide (Neil) who even in the winter weather planned out exciting days for us. Would definitely recommend.
    MacBackpackers commented on this review
    Hi Luccia, Thanks so much for taking the time to share the beautiful photos and review us. We're delighted to hear that you had a fantastic tour with Neil. Come back soon! Cheers, Jaz / MacBackpackers
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    Trip date: December 2019
  • EL
    December 14, 2019
    Had a great trip with Neil! Would recommend to anyone was a trip I'll remember for a long time to come!
    MacBackpackers commented on this review
    Hey Emma, Thanks so much for the lovely photos and review. We're delighted to hear that you had a fantastic 5 Day Skye & Highland Fling with Neil. Come back soon! Cheers, Jaz / MacBackpackers
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    Trip date: December 2019
  • TC
    November 25, 2019
    Had a brilliant time on this tour. Mark was fantastic- very knowledgeable and even tried to find out more information about the History of my family! The tour was very well organised and saw some great sites.
    MacBackpackers commented on this review
    Hey Tara, Thanks so much for taking the time to review us. We're delighted to hear that you had a fantastic time on tour with Mark. Come back soon! Cheers, Jaz / MacBackpackers
    Trip date: November 2019
  • MS
    November 24, 2019
    Had a fantastic 5 day tour of Scotland. Our guide, Mark, was super funny and extremely knowledgeable about Scotland and its history which made it very engaging and interesting. The itinerary was not packed which gave us the time to experience things at... Show more
    MacBackpackers commented on this review
    Hi Matthew, Thanks so much for taking the time to review us. We're delighted to hear that you had a fantastic time on the 5 Day Skye and Highland Fling with Mark. Come back soon! Cheers, Jaz / MacBackpackers
    Trip date: November 2019
  • AE
    November 24, 2019
    I came to Scotland on a whim, not really knowing what to expect before I arrived. I’ve had others tell me it is a beautiful country and I had to see it for myself, but that was it. The first few days of my trip were in Edinburgh and while Edinburgh is a... Show more
    MacBackpackers commented on this review
    Hey Aaron, 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 time on tour with Mark. We look forward to seeing you again soon! Cheers, Jaz / MacBackpackers
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    Trip date: November 2019
  • A
    November 23, 2019
    This was an amazing tour! If you’re unsure of whether to go with MacB or another tour group, this is the tour for you if you’re young, active, enjoy a lively atmosphere/experience, and want to be within a cohort of your peers. Each day we did a... Show more
    MacBackpackers commented on this review
    Hi Alice, 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 time on the 5 Day Skye and Highland Fling. We look forward to seeing you again soon! Cheers, Jaz / MacBackpackers
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    Trip date: November 2019
  • H
    November 23, 2019
    I had my doubts about guided tours but MacBackpackers totally changed my mind. This trip felt more like a road trip with friends than a tourbus full of tourists. It was fun and absolutely breathtaking. I was on the 5 Day Sky and Highland Fling, on which... Show more
    MacBackpackers commented on this review
    Hey Hannah, Thanks so much for taking the time to review us and share the lovely pic! We're delighted to hear that you had a fantastic time on tour with Mark. We look forward to seeing you again soon! Cheers, Jaz / MacBackpackers
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    Trip date: November 2019
  • 5 Day Skye & Highland Fling reviewer 9
    November 13, 2019
    Fantastic tour! Everything about this tour exceeded my expectations. Neil showed us so many beautiful parts of Scotland without the crowds of people and heavily trafficked tourist areas. Neil was very flexible and open to allowing the group contribute... Show more
    MacBackpackers commented on this review
    Hi Madison, Thanks so much for taking the time to review us. We're happy to hear that you had a fantastic tour with Neil. We look forward to seeing you again soon! Cheers, Jaz / MacBackpackers
    Trip date: October 2019
  • GK
    November 11, 2019
    Thanks for such a wonderful week! Have been to Scotland before, but learnt and explored so much more than I was expecting. Thanks to Neil and Macbackpackers for the trip. Lots of exploring and hikes and loads of funny interesting facts about this... Show more
    MacBackpackers commented on this review
    Hey Greta, Thanks so much for taking the time to review us and share all the lovely pics. We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed the tour with Neil. We look forward to seeing you again soon! Cheers, Jaz / MacBackpackers
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    Trip date: October 2019

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5 Day Skye & Highland Fling
From Edinburgh to Edinburgh
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FAQs

    • Do you arrange airport transfers?

      Airport transfers are not available on this tour, which means that you will have to make your own way to and from the airport.

    • What are the optional excursions?

      The tour operator has advised that there are no optional excursions available for this tour.

    • 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.

    • 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. The dormitories are between 4 and 10 beds and can be mixed gender or - on request - single-sex only. The bathrooms are all shared. They always try to keep the tours to themselves but it can happen that you will share with other people as well.

      Your accommodation in dorm style rooms is guaranteed and you just pay either with cash or by credit card on arrival. Prices range from £18 to £24 per night.

      Usually, accommodations are subject to change until 4-6 weeks before the departure date, however, this is a list of accommodations that they typically stay at:

      Skye Backpackers
      Inverness Student Hotel
      The Oban Backpackers

      Hopefully, this list will give you a better idea of what kind of accommodation you can expect while on tour.

    • What does the tour price include?

      The tour price includes a Scottish tour guide and the bus transport as per the itinerary.

      Unless otherwise stated, accommodation is not included in the price of the tour but a room is guaranteed for you whilst on tour, MacBackpackers reserve a bed for you in each backpacker hostel they stay at. You will therefore be asked to pay on arrival at the hostels.You can pay for your accommodation with either cash or credit/debit card.

      The price of the tour doesn’t include food. However, you will make supermarket stops every day and each of the hostels has a well-equipped kitchen for al guests to use. There will also be pubs and restaurants near each hostel if you feel like eating out in the evening.

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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.
      • 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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