5 Day Christmas Caper

 

"The 5 Day Christmas Caper tour was the experience of a lifetime, and Christmas I will never forget." - Danica on TourRadar

Spend 5 Days in the heart of the Hebrides at the most wonderful time of the year. 

The 5 Day Christmas Caper is a unique experience, mixing with your new found friends and locals and enjoying Christmas festivities in one of the most beautiful places in the world. There is nothing quite like island life and an Isle of Skye Christmas is an experience not to be missed! Snow-capped mountains, breathtaking sunsets over the sea, great food, plenty of drink and a warm welcome from the locals are just a few things that will make this Christmas extra special!

This tour consists on one night in the Highland capital of Inverness and three nights in the amazing village of Kyleakin on the Isle of Skye.

Tour departs at 8am on Satuday 22nd of December.

And since its Christmas, we’ll throw in a couple of freebies!

Accommodation on tour is INCLUDED in the price! 

Mulled wine reception at Inverness!
An extra special Christmas Day Breakfast with bubbly!
Traditional Christmas dinner at a local restaurant!
A night of entertainment! 

Prices From £389
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Join the MacBackpackers clan for a fun filled festive adventure this Christmas!

Day 1

22nd December

We start out nice and early (8am from Castle Rock Hostel) to make the most of the daylight and head straight into the heart of the snow capped Highlands - Experience tales of Clan rebellion, romance and betrayal, beauty and brutality in stark contrast to each other as you step into the history steeped and snowy silent Highlands. George R.R. Martin has nothing on Scottish history.

We stop off for some whisky tasting to take away the chill before heading to Inverness for a drinks reception, and a night of laughs and relaxation. 

  • 8am start from Castle Rock Hostel
  • Getting to know your guide and group
  • Forth Bridges
  • Dunkeld
  • Hermitage/Killiecrankie
  • Clava Cairns
  • Loch Ness
  • Inverness

Day 2

23rd December

We set off for a cheeky wee bit of Nessie hunting, and a bracing swim for the very, VERY brave among the group. Battlefields, Glens, Lochs and Castles are today's agenda as we make our way deeper into the Highlands  across the Corrieshalloch Gorge and take in the beautiful scenery of Torridon before crossing the water to the Isle of Skye!

  • Rogie Falls
  • Corrieshalloch Gorge
  • Kinlochewe
  • Torridon
  • Eilean Donan Castle
  • Kyleakin

Day 3

24th December - Christmas Eve! 

Winter scenery provides a perfect backdrop for our full day on Skye.We will hike up to one of the islands more distinctive rock formations, the Old Man of Storr, with some of the finest viewpoints anywhere in the world. Tonight its off to the local for some Christmas Eve entertainment! (And a cheeky dram or seven...)

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

Day 4

25th December - Christmas Day! 

Merry Christmas! Toast the morning with a glass of bubbly over breakfast followed by a wee jaunt taking in the views of the neighbouring islands. Then it's time for the best bit! Christmas dinner in an awesome local restaurant, and an afternoon of festive fun.

  • Chilled out Christmas morning
  • Delicious Christmas dinner in the heart of the community.
  • Loads of festival activities! 

Day 5

Taking it easy (mind the hangovers!), 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 before continuing our journey through ‘braveheart country’ and onwards to Edinburgh for some heartfelt goodbyes.

  • Ben Nevis
  • Fort William
  • Glen Coe
  • Rannoch Moor
  • Doune Castle
  • Wallace Monument
Prices From £389

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