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5 Day Skye & Highland Fling - MacBackpackers
5 Day Skye & Highland Fling - MacBackpackers
LT "We hiked and visited tons of sites (castles, lochs, a whiskey distillery, etc) and as a bonus had beautiful weather. Although we packed a lot into every day, I rarely felt rushed. I'm generally a pretty independent traveler but it was great to have transportation and accommodation taken care of. Richard was a fantastic guide! He's a very knowledgeable and funny storyteller, and he asked for the ..."
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329 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
Start and end in Edinburgh! With the coach/bus 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 April 22, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    I just got back from this tour yesterday and already wanting to plan a trip back! This was such an amazing tour and even better with Neil as our guide! Neil was funny, considerate, an awesome DJ, storyteller, and became a friend to us all! He told the best stories about each landmark and had the best music playlist for the longer trips between stops. Neil always gave recommendations for eating, drinking, and shopping at each overnight stop and they were always great places. He made this trip one that I will never forget and helped me see Scotland in a totally different but awesome way! If you love being out in the mountains, hiking, seeing breathtaking views, hear tales of folklore, and meeting some awesome people then you should book this tour!
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  • L
    Written on April 22, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    This was the second time I did the exact same tour and I loved it even more than the first time! I was lucky to have Neil as my guide for both my visits to Scotland as no one knows more and crazier myths and legends, can entertain you and be your DJ and still drive you savely through the narrow streets of lovely little towns.
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  • L
    Written on April 20, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    I did the 5 Day trip with Neil as guide. And it was an amazing trip. Neil is the best possible guide and he really made you feel at home in Scotland. I can Highly recommend it.
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  • L
    Written on April 17, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    We hiked and visited tons of sites (castles, lochs, a whiskey distillery, etc) and as a bonus had beautiful weather. Although we packed a lot into every day, I rarely felt rushed. I'm generally a pretty independent traveler but it was great to have transportation and accommodation taken care of. Richard was a fantastic guide! He's a very knowledgeable and funny storyteller, and he asked for the group's input about which location/activity we preferred. I recommend this tour to people who want the convenience, camaraderie, and local knowledge that a tour provides, while still having flexibility to make the trip your own.
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  • 5 Day Skye & Highland Fling reviewer 5
    Written on April 17, 2018
    4.5 - Excellent

    Excellent trip, great country. Will defo come back!
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  • 5 Day Skye & Highland Fling reviewer 6
    Written on April 15, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    Absolutely loved the tour. We got to see all the best parts of the highlands. We spent everyday visiting ruined castles, amazing viewpoints and hiking mountains. Richard was great - knew all the local places and history, and was a great story teller!! Would definitely recommend this tour for anyone who wants to actually experience the Highlands.
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  • 5 Day Skye & Highland Fling reviewer 7
    Written on April 14, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    The hiking in the trip is so fun. We get to see lots of very cool landscape in highlands, like glencole and the famous Isle of Skye.the guide is also very knowledgeable and funny as hell. I had a really good time in the tour
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  • E
    Written on April 12, 2018
    4.5 - Excellent

    I have seen the most beautifull places, Scotland is absolutely stunning. Mark the guide was very kind and had the most amazing stories. The variety between the time on the bus and the time of the bus where good. Thereby i enjoyed the time on the bus as well, the views, music and stories from mark made it very worthwhile. Would absolutely recommend this tour!
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  • M
    Written on April 9, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

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  • 5 Day Skye & Highland Fling reviewer 10
    Written on April 8, 2018
    4.5 - Excellent

    This tour was absolutely AMAZING. I came on this tour originally just because it convientently fit into my schedule, but I could not be more satisfied with the results. I now know more about Scotland and its history and sights than I ever could have imagined. Thanks to Mark for being an awesome guide and making everything so entertaining! I hope to make my way back to Scotland soon!!
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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

Questions & Answers

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    • April 3, 2018

      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.

    • April 1, 2017

      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.

    • April 1, 2017

      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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    Start and end in Edinburgh.
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    TourRadar only requires a deposit of 25% to confirm this MacBackpackers booking. The remaining balance is then payable 60 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 22 June 2018 the full payment of $322 is necessary.
    Cancellation policy
    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 $322 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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    Some departure dates and prices may vary and MacBackpackers will contact you with any discrepancies before your booking is confirmed.
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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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