3 Day Festive Advent-ure

Our famous, award-winning 3 Day Isle of Skye Tour with a festive twist! Spend your December break exploring the beautiful Scottish Highlands and mystical Isle of Skye with one of our fantastic Kilted Tour Guides as they whizz you around the most famous island in Scotland. 

*Please note these tours may be run in 16 or 28 seater buses depending on the popularity of the tour*

"The Best Quick Getaway in the World!" - TourRadar Tour of the Year Awards 2018 & 2017

"The Best Coach/Bus Tour in the World!" - TourRadar Tour of the Year Awards 2015

The true Isle of Skye Tour.
Join us as we delve into the breathtaking Isle of Skye, spending two nights at our hostel in the beautiful and picturesque Kyleakin; from there we strike out on an adventure to explore some of the world’s most stunning landscapes.

Where other tour companies can spend as little as 6 hours on the Isle of Skye, we spend a full 36 hours exploring this gem of a Hebridean Island. Unearth the history, embrace the Island, get out there and adventure!

Book with Confidence
We know it’s difficult to be confident that your plans will go ahead in these confusing times, but all MacBackpackers Tour come with a Book With Confidence Guarantee.
Book on one of our tours for just 25% upfront and rest assured that no matter what happens you have the chance to change your plans. As part of our pledge all our tours can now be rescheduled with 48 hours notice completely for free! Any tours rescheduled within 48 hours of arrival will be subject to a £50 rebooking fee, but this tour can be redeemed at any time (subject to availability).
So don’t let the stress of life put you off your dream trip to Scotland, book with us and travel with confidence!
Accommodation is not included in the price of our tours
We understand that it's extremely difficult to find accommodation in the Highlands, which is why every person on one of our tours has a bed provisionally held for them at each of our partner hostels along the route. All nights are priced at £25 per night including breakfast and are available as an add-on to your tour in the options section of the booking window. You are welcome to pay for this upfront during your tour booking or at one of our 3 Edinburgh Hostels on or before your departure date.
Departs at 8am from Castle Rock Hostel!
*25% deposit option is only available for tours booked 28 days or more in advance of departure date.
Prices From £199

Spend your Festive Break exploring Scotland's most famous Isle

Day 1

We set off from Castle Rock Hostel at 8 am and start our adventure up through the Cairngorms towards the north east of Scotland and Inverness. Learn about the fascinating history of the area and enjoy the stunning scenery of the Highlands as we head up to Loch Ness and onto the Isle of Skye.

  • Forth Bridges
  • Pitlochry/Dunkeld
  • Whisky Drinking
  • Culloden Battlefield
  • Loch Ness
  • Glen Shiel 
  • Eilean Donan Castle
  • Kyleakin

Day 2

After a cosy night in Kyleakin enjoying the local pubs, we head off in the morning to explore the Misty Isle for the day. Hear tales of warriors, monsters, faeries and the odd fallen giant; as we gallivant up towards the Trotternish Penininsula and Skye's most popular attractions. Spend the day with our local guides as they showcase the best of Skye; with a cheeky hike thrown in for good measure! 

  • Sligachan
  • The Cuillin
  • Faerie Pools
  • Portree
  • Old Man of Storr
  • Kilt Rock
  • The Quiraing

Day 3

We wave goodbye to the Isle of Skye today and start our journey back to Edinburgh via the hauntingly beautiful Glen Coe, Britain's highest peak Ben Nevis and the Heart of Scotland itself: Stirling. Arrive back at Castle Rock Hostel by 19:00 and join in some of their fun weekly events to really cap off a great trip to Scotland!

  • Fort William
  • Glen Coe
  • Rannoch Moor
  • Doune Castle
  • Wallace Monument

    The above itinerary is not set in stone! Your guide may use their knowledge to modify the itinerary to best suit the Scottish weather & to maximise your experience.

Where We Stay

Check out the hostels we stay at and FAQs for important information and frequently asked questions.

We have a number of small friendly hostels in the highlands that we use for your accommodation during your tour with us. Although we cannot guarantee the exact hostel at the time of booking, accommodation will still be reserved and guaranteed for you.

Prices From £199