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5 Day Skye & Highland Fling - MacBackpackers
5 Day Skye & Highland Fling - MacBackpackers
Frank "Dave was an awesome tour guide and I wouldn't hesitate take another with him or recommend him to friends. he is funny, knowledgeable, and knows what he is doing. He was extremely flexible in modifying the itinerary as necessary or desired (by us). Overall, he bent over backwards to make us happy. I love the "mom-and pop" vibe I got from MacBackpackers as opposed to other tours I've done in the pas..."
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494 reviews
Starts
Edinburgh
Destinations
+14
Ends
Edinburgh
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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
Age range
18 to 40 year olds
Accommodation
Hostel
Max Group Size
27
Transportation
Coach / Bus
Travel style
In-depth Cultural, Coach / Bus
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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  • 5 Day Skye & Highland Fling reviewer 1
    Written on September 24, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    Took the 5 day Highland Tour of Scotland (Skye and Highlands) with Neil and it was absolutely beautiful!! The places he took us to peppered with Neil's stories about each place were really astounding! The tour has given me a new perspective about the culture legends history geography of the Scottish Highlands spanning since the ice age through the medieval history till the current era of pop songs and changing culture. Neil is a master of all above fields of study and his knowledge in any of them is unparalleled. Add to that his sense of humour mixed with poetry and that marvelous engaging narration of a storyteller which always keeps you on the edge of your toes. I would recommend everyone to take this unique trip with MacBackpackers once.
    MacBackpackers commented on this review
    Hi Avinash, Thanks so much for the lovely feedback. We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed the tour with Neil. Hopefully, we'll see you again soon! Cheers, Jaz
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  • 5 Day Skye & Highland Fling reviewer 2
    Written on September 23, 2018
    4.0 - Good

    Our tour guide Dave was a great. His Scottish history and humour made the whole experience a whole lot enjoyable
    MacBackpackers commented on this review
    Hi Mooks, Thank you very much for taking the time to review us. We're delighted to hear that you had a fab tour with Dave. Hopefully, we'll see you again soon! Cheers, Jaz
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  • B
    Written on September 23, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    Incredible tour of Scotland. We visited many gems the country had to offer and loved hearing the stories David shared with us.
    MacBackpackers commented on this review
    Hi Bhavesh, Thanks so much for taking the time to review us. We're delighted to hear that you had a fantastic tour with David. Hopefully, we'll see you again soon! Cheers, Jaz
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  • I
    Written on September 19, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    They dont call it a Highland Fling for nothing! Over five incredible days I feel in love with the bonnie Scottish Highlands... a dip in Loch Ness, hiking the Isle of Skye, catching a glimpse of the Jacobite stream train amid the Western Highlands and scottish dancing in Oban: Macbackpackers tours are jam packed with adventure and tailored to suit your tour group. Our true-blue Scottish guide Neil was a real conedian and fantastic storyteller who told us the myths and legends of this magical landscape. Screw those Haggis Adventure pricks, Macbackpackers is the only way to see Scotland!
    MacBackpackers commented on this review
    Hi Ineka, Thanks for sharing the amazing photos and taking the time to review us. We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed the tour with Neil. We look forward to seeing you again soon! Cheers, Jaz
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  • CB
    Written on September 19, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    This was my second time doing the Highland Fling Tour, as well as my second time being in Neil’s bus. What an outstanding 5 days. It is adequately named “fling” because MacBackpacker’s (and Neil’s) itinerary is just enough to make you fall in love with Scotland and of course leave you wanting more. Not recommended for people who are afraid of a little weather, but if you don’t mind the Scotland rain, you’ll be rewarded with a hug of the rolling hills of the highlands.
    MacBackpackers commented on this review
    Hey Chantal, We're delighted to hear that you had a great time on tour with Neil. Many thanks for sharing the lovely photos and feedback here. Hopefully, we'll see you again very soon! Cheers, Jaz
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  • J
    Written on September 18, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    I did the 5 day tour of the Highlands and Skye and had an amazing time. I was impressed with how many things we were able to fit in each day without feeling rushed. I thought Dave was an awesome guide and it felt like he was really trying to tailor the tour to be the best it could be (e.g. spending extra time at one location and skipping another) even though it could be easier for him to just follow a set plan. I also feel like he didn't get enough credit for playing a lot of good music to match the stories he told. I highly recommend this tour and Dave.
    MacBackpackers commented on this review
    Hey Jesse, Thanks so much for taking the time to review us. We're delighted to hear that you had a brilliant tour with Dave. Hopefully, we'll see you again in the near future! Cheers, Jaz
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  • 5 Day Skye & Highland Fling reviewer 7
    Written on September 17, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    Amazing trip! Great landscapes in Scotland. Also, Dave was a great guide! He told us many interesting stories. Thank you!
    MacBackpackers commented on this review
    Hi Daina, Thanks so much for taking the time to rate us. We're delighted to hear that you had a fab tour with Dave. Hopefully, we'll see you again soon! Cheers, Jaz
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  • 5 Day Skye & Highland Fling reviewer 8
    Written on September 17, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    Best tour I have ever been on! I could not recommend this tour enough, for everyone, but especially for people traveling on their own. The ridiculous beauty of the countryside coupled with the running commentary made it one of my most enjoyable experiences I’ve had traveling! Dave’s knowledge & knack of storytelling was beyond compare! Captivating, interesting & unfaltering in his delivery! Not to mention his jokes - which of course were totally dry & crude, which probably made that the best part! :P Can’t wait to visit Scotland again & will definitely be booking another Macbackpackers tour when I do!! :)
    MacBackpackers commented on this review
    Hey Megan, Thanks so much for the lovely feedback. We're delighted to hear that you had a fantastic time on tour with Dave. We look forward to seeing you again soon! Cheers, Jaz
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  • FP
    Written on September 16, 2018
    4.0 - Good

    Dave was an awesome tour guide and I wouldn't hesitate take another with him or recommend him to friends. he is funny, knowledgeable, and knows what he is doing. He was extremely flexible in modifying the itinerary as necessary or desired (by us). Overall, he bent over backwards to make us happy. I love the "mom-and pop" vibe I got from MacBackpackers as opposed to other tours I've done in the past with larger companies. My only complaint is with the accommodations in Skye, they are very tight, but more importantly, none of the toilets would flush properly.
    MacBackpackers commented on this review
    Hi Frank, Thanks so much for taking the time to review us. We're delighted to hear that you had a brilliant tour with Dave. Sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy your time in the hostel in Skye. We have checked with the hostel, and all the toilets there work. Hopefully, we'll see you again soon! Cheers, Jaz
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  • B
    Written on September 16, 2018
    4.5 - Excellent

    Dave was very enthusiastic and with lots of stories to tell. I also loved the Scottish music on the bus.
    MacBackpackers commented on this review
    HI Betsypearl, Thanks so much for the lovely feedback. We're delighted to hear that you had a great time on tour with Dave. Hopefully, we'll see you again soon! Cheers, Jaz
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  1. Day 1
    Start point Castle Rock Hostel, 15 Johnston Terrace, Edinburgh, EH1 2PW
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  5. Day 5
    End point Castle Rock Hostel, 15 Johnston Terrace, Edinburgh, EH1 2PW

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Videos

  • Neil Exploring Spean Bridge and Ben Nevis
  • Richard on top of a Blustery Old Man of Storr
  • Neil Sight Spotting from Wester Ross
  • Relaxing Clouds overlooking the Old Man of Storr
  • What happens when you set the guides free at the beach...
  • Who are MacBackpackers?
  • Neil showing off the Old Man of Storr
  • Western Europe Travel Guide
Neil Exploring Spean Bridge and Ben Nevis

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    Start and end in Edinburgh.
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    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 $228 for 5 Day Skye & Highland Fling, but the deposit of 25% is non-refundable. If you cancel via TourRadar the standard cancellation policy applies.
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    Destinations

    Covering a total distance of approx 729 km.
    • Edinburgh (Scotland)
    • 73 km
    • Dunkeld (Scotland)
    • 108 km
    • Culloden (Scotland)
    • 31 km
    • Loch Ness (Scotland)
    • 27 km
    • Inverness (Scotland)
    • 77 km
    • Torridon (Scotland)
    • 33 km
    • Kyleakin (Scotland)
    • 52 km
    • Quiraing (Scotland)
    • 26 km
    • Portree (Scotland)
    • 43 km
    • Armadale (Scotland)
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