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3 Day Isle of Skye
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3 Day Isle of Skye - MacBackpackers
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JacobWatkins "A fantastic way to experience the beautiful Scottish highlands, learn Scottish history and culture, and meet wonderful people. Richard was an excellent host and told great stories and jokes throughout the trip. We were never on the bus for too long, as there were plenty of interesting sights to see on the way to the Isle of Skye. I would recommend this tour to anyone who wants to escape the city f..."
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645 reviews
Starts
Edinburgh
Destinations
+8
Ends
Edinburgh
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Highlights

  • Take in views of Ben Nevis
  • Experience the dazzling Faerie Pools
  • Visit Eilean Donan Castle
  • Learn the history of Glen Coe
Age range
18 to 40 year olds
Accommodation
Hostel
Max Group Size
27
Transportation
Coach / Bus
Travel style
Discovery, Coach / Bus
Start and end in Edinburgh! With the discovery tour 3 Day Isle of Skye, you have a 3 day tour package taking you through Edinburgh, Scotland and 8 other destinations in Scotland. 3 Day Isle of Skye includes an expert guide, transport.

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  • 3 Day Isle of Skye reviewer 1
    Written on August 14, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    Dave was a fantastic guide. He told funny jokes and gave us a very entertaining tour of the beautiful highlands. 20/10!!
    MacBackpackers commented on this review
    Hi Nathan, Thanks so much for taking the time to rate us. We're delighted to hear that you had a fantastic tour with Dave. Hopefully, we'll see you again soon! Cheers, Jaz
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  • 3 Day Isle of Skye reviewer 2
    Written on August 13, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    What a way to spend a weekend! As a solo traveler, I was a little wary about spending 3 days with a bus load of strangers, but those fears were quickly cast aside as Mark took the bus out of Edinburgh and onto our adventure. As a guide, he went above and beyond in all aspects. He made history and legends come to life through his gifted storytelling, he went out of his way to make the tour memorable and enjoyable, and even his playlists on the bus were thought out. The time on the bus flew by, as did the trip as a whole, from the hikes, to the sights, to the whisky. Thank you, MacBackpackers, for this journey; I hope to take another trip someday!
    MacBackpackers commented on this review
    Hi Teresa, 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. We hope to see you again very soon! Cheers, Jaz
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  • 3 Day Isle of Skye reviewer 3
    Written on August 12, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    First timer in Scotland here. In the span of three days, I got to understand and learn more about Scottish history and culture. Richard is a fucking riot! He is a great story teller and had great recommendations for activities, food, and Scottish music. Overall, a knowledgeable guide and driver. The itinerary seemed sparse/ open-ended on the website. However, we were provided with choices for attractions and monuments. The transportation vehicle and accommodation were new, clean, and comfortable. Macbackpackers is definitely the tour group to go with! I was doubtful about doing a tour, let alone a short 3-day one but it was amazing. Be sure to check out their website as well, details are well explained there >> https://www.macbackpackers.com/. Scotland is now one of my favorite visits in Europe. Will definitely be back for the nature. Highlight of the trip? The hike at Old Man Storr- breathtaking! Thanks a shit ton Richard.
    MacBackpackers commented on this review
    Hey Krystal, Thanks so much for taking the time to review us. We're happy to hear you had a fantastic tour with Richard. Hopefully, we'll see you again soon! Cheers, Jaz
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  • A
    Written on August 10, 2018
    4.5 - Excellent

    Amazing landscapes and Mark is an excellent guide who know a lot of things about Scotland. I really enjoyed this three days trip. Thank you!
    MacBackpackers commented on this review
    Hi there, Thanks so much for taking the time to rate us and share the wonderful pictures. We're delighted to hear that you had a fantastic tour with Mark. We hope to see you again very soon! Cheers, Jaz
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  • AM
    Written on August 10, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    This was a great tour! Mark was an excellent guide and very knowledgeable. The itinerary was good and Mark adapted it to what the group wanted. It was the best three days of our Scotland trip, and I would absolutely go on another Macbackpackers tour if I got the chance!
    MacBackpackers commented on this review
    Hi Annelise, Thank you for taking the time to review us. We're delighted to hear that you had a fantastic tour with Mark. Hopefully, we'll see you again soon! Cheers, Jaz
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  • 3 Day Isle of Skye reviewer 6
    Written on August 9, 2018
    4.5 - Excellent

    This was my first time visiting Scotland and I wanted a good way to see a lot of it with the limited time available. Mark was an excellent guide - he portrayed his vast knowledge of the country in an interesting and entertaining way. The places we got to visit were breathtaking, with the hikes in Skye being the highlight. Two things to note when you are considering booking this: 1. The guides are very authentic, and therefore may adapt the itenerary slightly from what is advertised in order to show places that the group may wish to see. I saw this as a positive as it means no one tour is the same, but it is something to bear in mind. 2. The weather is very changeable given the location. Pack accordingly! If you want a great way to experience this country with knowledgeable and helpful guides, look no further.
    MacBackpackers commented on this review
    Hi Jack, Thanks so much for taking the time to rate us. We're delighted to hear that you had a fantastic tour with Mark. Hopefully, we'll see you again soon! Cheers, Jaz
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  • E
    Written on August 7, 2018
    2.5 - Average

    Prior to participating on this tour I had just come from a tour through Ireland with a different company and had a fabulous time. I was let down when coming on this tour as I found that it was hours and hours of driving and when we did stop it was only for 30-1 hour max. My guide also altered the plans without our knowledge so we didn't stop in half the placed the itinerary said we would. Also, my guide talked inappropriately about his political views, making several people on my bus who were English feel very uncomfortable. As well, my guide was in a car accident, within the first day of the trip which quite frankly in unacceptable, especially since afterwards he did not apologize to the customers on the bus, but rather continued to act unprofessionally.
    MacBackpackers commented on this review
    Hey Emily, Thanks for taking the time to review us. We're sorry to hear that there were some issues while you were on this tour. Our itineraries are not set in stone, and this is mentioned on our website. On the 3 Day Isle of Skye, there's a long distance to drive on the first and last days of the tour. Hence, you might have shorter walks on those days. However, usually, there're longer walks during the second day. Unfortunately, meanwhile it's rare, sometimes accidents happen, and we would like to apologise for this. Luckily, no one got hurt when the side of the bus got scratched by a rental car. We appreciate your feedback and are sorry to hear that you didn't have a great experience. If you wish, please feel free to write us at feedback@macbackpackers.com. Best regards, MacBackpackers
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  • AB
    Written on August 4, 2018
    3.5 - Good

    Amazing tour! Richard had tons of fun and interesting stories to tell throughout the tour and definitely made it a memorable experience!
    MacBackpackers commented on this review
    Hi Aanchal, Thanks so much for taking the time to rate us. We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed the tour with Richard. Hopefully, we'll see you again in the near future! Cheers, Jaz
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  • J
    Written on July 28, 2018
    4.5 - Excellent

    The tour was beyond every expectation that I had. Dave is a legend and he was responsible for the best 3 days ever!
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  • J
    Written on July 28, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    A fantastic way to experience the beautiful Scottish highlands, learn Scottish history and culture, and meet wonderful people. Richard was an excellent host and told great stories and jokes throughout the trip. We were never on the bus for too long, as there were plenty of interesting sights to see on the way to the Isle of Skye. I would recommend this tour to anyone who wants to escape the city for a bit and explore Scotland’s lovely landscapes and small towns. Bring a sturdy pair of shoes for hiking!
    MacBackpackers commented on this review
    Hi Jacob, Thanks for sharing the great pictures and taking the time to review us. We're happy to hear that you enjoyed the tour with Richard. 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
    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
  • Relaxing Clouds overlooking the Old Man of Storr
  • 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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    • What are the optional excursions?

      The tour operator has advised that there are no optional excursions available for this tour, as the itinerary is already packed with great inclusions.

    • Can you assist with booking additional accommodation?

      Of course, we can! Once you have a confirmed booking on this tour, we can request additional accommodation for you with the tour operator.

    • 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. Accommodation on this tour is made in backpacker hostels, in multi-share dormitories (bunk-beds). All the hostels have a self-catering kitchen so if you don't fancy going out to the local pubs or restaurants for a meal you can cook yourself.

      Your accommodation in dorm style rooms is guaranteed and you just pay either with cash or by credit card on arrival. Prices range from £17 and £20 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
      Lochbuie Guesthouse

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

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    Location
    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 13 October 2018 the full payment of $160 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 $160 for 3 Day Isle of Skye, 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 553 km.
    • Edinburgh (Scotland)
    • 73 km
    • Dunkeld (Scotland)
    • 96 km
    • Loch Ness (Scotland)
    • 75 km
    • Kyleakin (Scotland)
    • 42 km
    • Isle of Skye (Scotland)
    • 14 km
    • Portree (Scotland)
    • 93 km
    • Fort William (Scotland)
    • 15 km
    • Glencoe (Scotland)
    • 95 km
    • Stirling (Scotland)
    • 50 km
    • Edinburgh (Scotland)

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