3 Day Isle of Skye
Spend 36 hours exploring the Isle of Skye, Scotland's most famous island, with local tour guide and minibus driver. Discover Skye with MacBackpackers!
*Please note these tours may be run in 16 or 28 seater buses depending on the popularity of the tour*
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"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 £30 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 9am (8am from 30 October - 28 March) every Friday & select Mondays from Castle Rock Hostel!
*25% deposit option is only available for tours booked 28 days or more in advance of departure date.
Jump aboard the MacBackpackers bus and explore one of Scotland’s most spectacular islands! Let our guides take you on an adventure of this magical Winged Isle.
We depart Edinburgh in the morning and set off on our adventure, a full day of exploration and excitement ahead. We strike out into the Highlands seeking out spectacular scenery, clan rivalry and the odd monster.
- Forth Bridges
- Whisky Drinking
- Culloden Battlefield
- Loch Ness
- Glen Shiel
- Eilean Donan Castle
A full day's adventure lies ahead exploring the incredible Isle of Skye as we set off from Kyleakin around the island that has inspired countless artists and creators. Crammed with stunning vistas, breathtaking hikes and entrancing tales of warriors, monsters and faeries. Spend most of the day off the bus getting amongst it!
- The Cuillin
- Faerie Pools
- Old Man of Storr
- Kilt Rock
- The Quiraing
We say goodbye to the misty isle and head south taking in views of the Nevis range and Britain’s highest mountain, Ben Nevis. We’ll discover the haunting beauty of Glen Coe and hear tales of clan massacres, the likes of which inspired George R.R. Martin's "Game of Thrones" series.
- Ben Nevis
- 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
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.