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5 Day Skye & Highland Fling

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5 Day Skye & Highland Fling - MacBackpackers
5 Day Skye & Highland Fling - MacBackpackers
Carlie "We wanted an easy way to tour the highlands, but also didn’t want to end up on a tour with seniors. After doing some research we found MacBackpackers and it didn’t disappoint! There were only 10 people on our tour, all between 20 and 30, and we all bonded quite quickly. Our tour guide, Neil, was hilarious and super knowledgeable about the different areas and stories behind them. He knew lots of be..."
Excellent
391 reviews
Starts
Edinburgh
Destinations
+14
Ends
Edinburgh
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Highlights

  • Experience a taste of Highland life
  • Search for the elusive Nessie
  • Witness Scottish folklore come to life
  • Explore Trossachs National Park
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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  • M
    Written on July 16, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    I'm so glad I decided to do this tour! It was the perfect way to see more of Scotland than just the major cities. Neil was a wonderful guide. He was knowledgable, interesting to listen to, entertaining, and flexible. He gave us lots of choice when it came to deciding what we wanted to do. He showed us some great spots where there weren't any other tourists, and kept us laughing and interested! It was so much fun to meet such a great group of travellers and to get to see the Scottish Highlands! I would highly recommend this tour for anyone. It was so much fun!!!!
    MacBackpackers commented on this review
    Hi Margot, Thanks so much for taking the time to upload your photos and writing the lovely feedback. We're delighted to hear that you had a fantastic tour with Neil. Hopefully, we'll see you again soon! Cheers, Jaz
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  • JH
    Written on July 14, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    Had a great time traveling Scotland with Dave! He always had us entertained on the bus with stories/music and took us to amazing sites. Great tour and even better tour guide!
    MacBackpackers commented on this review
    Hey Jared, We're happy to hear that you had a fantastic tour with Dave. Thanks so much for taking the time to review us. Hopefully, you'll come back soon! Cheers, Jaz
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  • JD
    Written on July 12, 2018
    4.5 - Excellent

    Hiked awesome landscape, met awesome people, and Neil was practically a comedian. Spending five days listening to this guy’s stories makes me want to adopt him as my uncle.
    MacBackpackers commented on this review
    Hi Jakob, Thanks so much for taking the time to review us. We're delighted to hear that you had a fantastic time on tour with Neil. We hope to see you again soon! Cheers, Jaz
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  • LM
    Written on July 10, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    This could very well be my best holiday so far! Had an amazing time and I will be probably be busy for the next 2 weeks sorting the wonderful pictures I took during the tour. Neil is doing his "tour guide/bus driver" job perfectly, he kept us entertained on the many bus rides from one attraction to another with legends, folk stories and great music. I think his hairstyle is on spot with his funny personality:) I just wish it was a 20 day tour now instead of just 5.... Will definitely return someday.
    MacBackpackers commented on this review
    Hi Liviu-Ciprian, Thanks so much for sharing these beautiful pictures and taking the time to review us. We're happy to hear that you had a brilliant tour with Neil. Hopefully, we'll see you again soon! Cheers, Jaz
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  • 5 Day Skye & Highland Fling reviewer 5
    Written on July 9, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    Absolutely Brilliant!! Our tour guide Neil is knowledgeable and super funny, he told the history and culture of Scotland during the trip in a lively way. We visited many gorgeous places and did some great hiking. The time on bus was not long and the accommodation were good. Would definitely come back to Macbackpacker if I visit the beautiful Highland again!!
    MacBackpackers commented on this review
    Hi Sharon, Thanks so much for taking the time to review us. We're delighted to hear that you had a fantastic tour with Neil. We look forward to seeing you again very soon! Cheers, Jaz
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  • M
    Written on July 6, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    It was absolutly amazing! I took the 5days tour with Neil. He was an increidble tour guide. Thank you so much!
    MacBackpackers commented on this review
    Hey Macarena, Thanks for taking the time to review us and send the nice photos. We're delighted to hear that you had a lovely tour with Neil. Hopefully, we'll see you again soon! Cheers, Jaz
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  • 5 Day Skye & Highland Fling reviewer 7
    Written on July 3, 2018
    4.5 - Excellent

    The most amazing tour I have been to so far and trust me i have travelled a lot. The best part of the tour was our guide. He told us history of Scotland, stories, played and sang songs of Scottish bands. He was knowledgeable and funny. We were 19 people in total and by the end of the tour we were like one big family. We were shown some of the most beautiful sights and there was always a backup plan in case something went wrong. I never felt rushed. Plenty of time to watch all the sights. Overall definitely worth every penny.
    MacBackpackers commented on this review
    Hey Mukta, Thanks so much for taking the time to review us. We're happy to hear that you had a fantastic time on our 5 Day Skye & Highland Fling. We hope to see you again very soon! Cheers, Jaz
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  • Y
    Written on July 2, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    An amazing experience. Breathtaking scenery. Neil Mclennan is an amazing guide. Highly recommended.
    MacBackpackers commented on this review
    Hey Yoel, Thank you for taking the time to review us. We're delighted to hear that you had a great tour with Neil. Hopefully, we'll see you again soon! Cheers, Jaz
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  • 5 Day Skye & Highland Fling reviewer 9
    Written on June 30, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    I had booked a 5 day bus tour through the highlands and Isle of Skye last minute and had no real expectations other than it would be easier than getting around by myself and I'd hopefully learn a few things. I had no idea it would become one of the highlights of my overall trip (I was backpacking around the UK and Europe for 5 weeks) and really one of the best tourist experiences of my life. This is due mostly (if not all) in part to Neil - our hilarious and endearing captain, chauffeur, sage, and entertainer. His ability to cultivate our united nation of a group into a family of friends while navigating us Magic School Bus style through various landscapes and history lessons was truly magical. Neil is like the unicorn of tour guides who blesses every passenger who happens to stumble upon his bus.
    MacBackpackers commented on this review
    Hi Kathryn, Thanks so much for the lovely feedback. We're delighted to hear that you had a fab tour with Neil the unicorn. Hopefully, we'll see you again soon! Cheers, Jaz
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  • 5 Day Skye & Highland Fling reviewer 10
    Written on June 27, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    We wanted an easy way to tour the highlands, but also didn’t want to end up on a tour with seniors. After doing some research we found MacBackpackers and it didn’t disappoint! There were only 10 people on our tour, all between 20 and 30, and we all bonded quite quickly. Our tour guide, Neil, was hilarious and super knowledgeable about the different areas and stories behind them. He knew lots of beautiful spots “off the beaten path” that weren’t flooded with tourists, which made the tour feel much more enjoyable and authentic. Overall, the tour was amazing and we would 100% recommend it to anyone looking to explore the highlands with a fun group.
    MacBackpackers commented on this review
    Hey Carlie, Thanks so much for the lovely feedback. We're delighted to hear that you had a fantastic tour with Neil. Hopefully, we'll see you again very soon! Cheers, Jaz
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Itinerary

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  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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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 $304 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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