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3 Day Isle of Skye - MacBackpackers
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3 days

3 Day Isle of Skye

From Edinburgh to Edinburgh
Tour Operator:
MacBackpackers
Max group size:
27
Age range:
18 to 39
Operated in:
English
Tour id:
258
From
US $186
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Highlights

  • Explore Scottish Highlands and admire its scenery
  • See the remarkable Eilean Donan and search for Nessie
  • Soak up the vibes, sights and sounds of Scotland
  • Learn about the emotive history of the Culloden Battle
  • View Ben Nevis and marvel Glencoe's haunting beauty

Itinerary

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 and more.
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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
    End point Castle Rock Hostel, 15 Johnston Terrace, Edinburgh, EH1 2PW
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Awards

2018 Tour of the Year Winner
Quick Getaway
2017 Tour of the Year Winner
Quick Getaway
2015 Tour of the Year Winner
Coach Tour

What's Included

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  • Guide
  • Transport
  • Additional Services
  • Accommodation
  • Flights
  • Insurance
  • Meals
  • Optional
  • Additional Services

Where You'll Stay

Hostel
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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
    4.6
  • Food
    Excellent
    4.3
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  • 3 Day Isle of Skye reviewer 1
    · March 24, 2020
    Where do I even begin? My husband and I went to Scotland for our honeymoon and among the many things we planned for our trip-- this tour was one of them. We both are very private people and prefer to do things just the two of us if we can help it.... Show more
    MacBackpackers commented on this review
    Hi Sarah, Thanks so much for the lovely review and sending the amazing photos. We're so glad to hear that you and you hubby had a fantastic tour with Neil. Come back soon! Cheers, Jaz / MacBackpackers
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    Trip date: September 2019
  • DR
    · March 24, 2020
    Went on a 3 day Isle of Skye tour, was an excellent experience! Mark was a brilliant tour guide, his breadth of knowledge of Scotland was impressive and his friendliness made it a pleasant experience. The Highlands are stunning, and we were able to go... Show more
    MacBackpackers commented on this review
    Hey Damir, Thanks so much for taking the time to review us. We're delighted to hear that you had a fantastic tour with Mark. Come back soon! Cheers, Jaz / MacBackpackers
    Trip date: March 2020
  • JC
    · March 20, 2020
    Overall was ok, but missed these two, that were in the route descrption: Highland Folk Museum (1st day, maybe this is only visited when the weather is really bad...) Doune Castle (last day)
    MacBackpackers commented on this review
    Hi Judit, Thanks so much for taking the time to review us. We're happy to hear that you had a great time on the tour. As mentioned on our website, the itinerary is only an example and not set in stone. The places we visit are usually decided based on... Show more
    Trip date: March 2020
  • MQ
    · March 20, 2020
    I believe it was a good experience with alot of history of Scotland. I will definately recommend them.
    MacBackpackers commented on this review
    Hey Muhammad, Thanks so much for taking the time to review us. We're delighted to hear that you had a fantastic time on 3 Day Isle of Skye. Hopefully, we'll see you again soon! Cheers, Jaz / MacBackpackers
    Trip date: March 2020
  • 3 Day Isle of Skye reviewer 5
    · March 11, 2020
    I would very highly recommend this tour! Our 3 day Isle of Skye tour was with Neil, and even though our group just had 4 people, the tour was the highlight of my one week stay in Scotland. Seeing all of the nature around the Isle of Skye and going on... Show more
    MacBackpackers commented on this review
    Hey Sacheth, Thanks so much for taking the time to review us. We're delighted to hear that you had a fantastic tour with Neil. Come back soon! Cheers, Jaz / MacBackpackers
    Trip date: March 2020
  • 3 Day Isle of Skye reviewer 6
    · March 08, 2020
    My first visit to Scotland and thanks to Macbackpackers it won’t be my last. I took the Three day Isle of Skye Tour and wasn’t disappointed. Marks knowledge of the area, history plus all the funny stories made the trip. Even the music choice just... Show more
    MacBackpackers commented on this review
    Hi Rachel, Thank you so much for the lovely review and photos. We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed the tour with Mark. We hope to see you again soon! Cheers, Jaz / MacBackpackers
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    Trip date: March 2020
  • 3 Day Isle of Skye reviewer 7
    · March 04, 2020
    It's a different feeling being told how beautiful Scotland is to actually experiencing it up close. On the get go, Macbackpackers delivered on the dot to what they said on the tour details. The tour started on time, the bus was comfortable and the... Show more
    MacBackpackers commented on this review
    Hey KimTot, Thanks so much for the lovely review and beautiful photos. We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed the tour with Neil (and no need to apologise! :)). Hopefully, we'll see you again soon! Cheers, Jaz / MacBackpackers
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    Trip date: March 2020
  • 3 Day Isle of Skye reviewer 8
    · March 03, 2020
    I had Mark as our guide and I can say he really brings out the essence of Scotland by introducing all of the culture and history of the highlands with added sense of humour. The trip itself is nothing but fabulous as there are many nice scenic places... Show more
    MacBackpackers commented on this review
    Hey Cai Gun, Thanks for taking the time to review us. We're happy to hear that you enjoyed the tour with Mark. Hopefully, we'll see you again soon! Cheers, Jaz / MacBackpackers
    Trip date: February 2020
  • 3 Day Isle of Skye reviewer 9
    · February 20, 2020
    This was the first time i had taken a group road tour and I would have to say that it exceeded my expectations. Our guide Branka was great, it is a difficult job managing people on this type of trip. Everything was completely organized and well done. I... Show more
    MacBackpackers commented on this review
    Hey Agnieszka, Thanks so much for the lovely feedback. We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed the tour with Branka. We can't wait to see you again soon! Cheers, Jaz / MacBackpackers
    Trip date: February 2020
  • 3 Day Isle of Skye reviewer 10
    · February 20, 2020
    Go for it! It's a great experience.
    MacBackpackers commented on this review
    Hi Emily, Thanks so much for rating us. We're glad to hear you loved the 3 Day Isle of Skye tour. Come back soon! Cheers, Jaz / MacBackpackers
    Trip date: February 2020

Dates & Availability

3 days
3 Day Isle of Skye
From Edinburgh to Edinburgh
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FAQs

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • Are meals included?

      The price of the tour doesn’t include food. However MacBackpackers do make supermarket stops every day and each of the hostels has a well-equipped kitchen for you 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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    • Payment information
      • For any tour departing before 3 June 2020 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after 3 June 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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