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7 Day Best of the West - MacBackpackers
7 days

7 Day Best of the West

From Edinburgh to Edinburgh
Tour Highlights
Max group size:
16
Physical rating:
Active
Age range:
18 to 39 year olds
Operated in:
English
Our saving: $8
From
US $457
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Places You’ll See

  • Edinburgh
    Edinburgh
  • Culloden
    Culloden
  • Loch Ness
    Loch Ness
  • Ullapool
    Ullapool
  • Isle of Lewis
    Isle of Lewis
  • Portree
    Portree
  • Kyleakin
    Kyleakin
  • Mallaig
    Mallaig
  • Fort William
    Fort William
  • Glencoe
    Glencoe
  • Callander
    Callander
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Highlights

Highlights

  • Visit Scotland’s ancient battle sites
  • Explore beaches, brochs and mountains
  • Hike majestic hills of Trotternish Ridge
  • Bask in the beauty of the Isle of Skye

Itinerary

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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1
    Start point Check-in at reception., Castle Rock Hostel, 15 Johnston Terrace, Edinburgh, Scotland EH1 2PR, United Kingdom
  2. Day 2
  3. Day 3
  4. Day 4
  5. Day 5
  6. Day 6
  7. Day 7
    End point Outside., Castle Rock Hostel, 15 Johnston Terrace, Edinburgh, Scotland EH1 2PR, United Kingdom
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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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    • 7 Day Best of the West reviewer 1
      October 31, 2019
      Stu was a bloody legend! This was such an epic week away visiting some of the most beautiful places on earth, and it was made all the more special by having such a knowledgeable and fun tour guide and a really solid crew. Thanks again for one of the... Show more
      MacBackpackers commented on this review
      Hi Rachel, Thanks so much for taking the time to review us. We're happy to hear that you enjoyed the tour with Stewart. Come back soon! Cheers, Jaz / MacBackpackers
      Trip date: September 2019
    • 7 Day Best of the West reviewer 2
      October 15, 2019
      This tour was so amazing and at a really great price! I saw so much beautiful stuff that I definitely would not have seen on my own. I definitely recommend doing this tour! I fell so in love with Scotland on this tour. our tour guide had so much... Show more
      MacBackpackers commented on this review
      Hey Gema, Thanks so much for the fantastic photos and review. We're delighted to hear that you had a wonderful time on the 7 Day Best of the West. We look forward to seeing you again soon! Cheers, Jaz / MacBackpackers
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      Trip date: June 2019
      Review collected by MacBackpackers
    • S
      September 11, 2019
      Snatch this tour up if you have the possibility to do so! The places you'll visit are of stunning beauty and, although the bus trips might appear a bit boring or long as a concept, the wonderful music selection and the expert explanations of the guide... Show more
      MacBackpackers commented on this review
      Hey Sofia, Thanks for the lovely review. We're delighted to hear that you had a brilliant tour with Stewart. Oh a wee tour doggo would be great! Hope you come back soon! Cheers, Jaz / MacBackpackers
      Trip date: September 2019
      Review collected by MacBackpackers
    • MG
      September 10, 2019
      Fantastic tour guide - fantastic trip. If you're considering it, just book it. I had a great time with some rad people in absolutely beautiful locations.
      Trip date: July 2019
      Review collected by MacBackpackers
    • S
      September 09, 2019
      Amazing experience I would sure go back next year for another tour :) Tim exceeded all expectations with his Scottish humor and attitude
      MacBackpackers commented on this review
      Hi Selvi, Thanks so much for rating us. We're happy to hear that you had a fantastic tour with Tim. Come back soon! Cheers, Jaz / MacBackpackers
      Trip date: August 2019
    • G
      September 09, 2019
      This tour is perfect for someone really wanting to experience Scotland's natural beauty and the rugged west coastline. Be prepared with hiking boots and woollen socks to make the most out of the adventures on offer.
      MacBackpackers commented on this review
      Hi Genevieve, Thanks so much for taking the time to review us. We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed our 7 Day Best of the West. We hope to see you again soon! Cheers, Jaz / MacBackpackers
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      Trip date: September 2019
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    • K
      September 08, 2019
      This was an amazing tour that crammed a lot in to a few days whilst still feeling a bit more relaxed and unrushed. The scenery was beautiful and ever changing and it was wonderful to be able to make it out to the outer islands. Stewart, our guide was... Show more
      MacBackpackers commented on this review
      Hi Kim, Thanks so much for taking the time to review us. We're happy to hear that you had a great time on 7 Day Best of the West with Stewart. Come back soon! Cheers, Jaz / MacBackpackers
      Trip date: September 2019
    • L
      September 08, 2019
      I had an absolutely incredible week with MacBackpackers, exploring Scotland! The group size was perfect. Small enough that you were really able to get to know people on the tour. The locations that we visited were amazing, and by going through the... Show more
      MacBackpackers commented on this review
      Hi Leisa, Thanks so much for taking the time to review us. We're delighted to hear that you had a fantastic tour with Stewart. We agree about the doggo too! We look forward to seeing you again soon! Cheers, Jaz / MacBackpackers
      Trip date: September 2019
    • A
      September 08, 2019
      The tour was amazing, as was our tour guide Stewart! I loved the trip, it was a really fun way to learn about Scotland’s history and see the gorgeous scenery. We were lucky and were with a great group of people. I cannot recommend this tour enough, I... Show more
      MacBackpackers commented on this review
      Hi Amber, Thanks so much for taking the time to review us. We're delighted to hear that you had a brilliant tour with Stewart. Come back soon! Cheers, Jaz / MacBackpackers
      Trip date: September 2019
    • 7 Day Best of the West reviewer 10
      September 07, 2019
      What an amazing experience it was. Our guide Mark exceeded all expectations with his lovely Scottish humor, cheerful attitude and neverending stories of Scottish past.
      MacBackpackers commented on this review
      Hi Oksana, Thanks so much for taking the time to review us. We're happy to hear that you had a brilliant tour with Mark. Hopefully, we'll see you again soon! Cheers, Jaz / MacBackpackers
      Trip date: August 2019
      Review collected by MacBackpackers

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    Frequently asked questions

      • Where and when does the tour start?

        In the summer season, all our tours depart at 9 am from Castlerock Hostel, 15 Johnston Terrace, Edinburgh EH1 2PW. Check-in time for the tours is at least 15 minutes before departure time.

      • Are the meals included?

        Meals are not included in the tour price, but there is a kitchen at each hostel for you to whip up some tasty meals, or you can head down to the local pub.

      • What kind of climate should I expect?

        July and August are normally the warmest months in Scotland, with temperatures at an average 19 °C (66 °F). Scotland has four seasons; spring, summer, autumn, and winter. However, the changeable nature of the climate means it's not uncommon to experience all four seasons in one day!

      • Can I join the tour later and leave the tour earlier?

        You can join the tour later and leave earlier if you wish, however the tour price will not change.

      • Are hotels included?

        The accommodation is not included in the tour price. Your accommodation in dorm style rooms is guaranteed and you just pay on arrival.

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      Richard on top of a Blustery Old Man of Storr