Customer Comments

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  • Warren Brandon said...

    Wow! Scotland is beautiful, quirky, brutal and loving. Our guide Neil, was such a great guy, telling stories that really touched, not only our intellect, but our hearts too! He helped us all relax and enjoy the trip, straight away! I never knew getting on a bus and hearing a Scottish accent so early in the morning would make my day, but it did :) I fully recommend this trip for anyone wanting to tour through a wild, rugged place, full of warm hearted, welcoming folk, who are very proud of their country. Just do it!

  • Emma said...

    I'm actually from Scotland but I booked the 3 day isle of Skye tour with my Canadian buddy. I've never visited Skye or many of the lochs and mountains on the way up to Skye.... It was amazing!

    The tour guide, Neil was fun, friendly, and hugely passionate and knowldgable about Scotland. Neil often used his expertise of the area to make suggestions to the group on what we would like to do... So it was massively flexible and this made the whole trip feel really relaxed and personalised.

    I've been on many tours and can safely say that this is the best one I've been on. I came back with so much knowledge and it was great fun.

    Unbelievable scenery in Skye. You're there for a night and a full day so it's a good amount of time to feel like youve experienced it, but if you have the extra time book the 5 day to see more, why not? :)

    Thank you so much again!

  • KlareKrazyKiwi said...

    Fantastic! I have done another's tour in Ireland and this one far surpassed that both in value for money and the great times to be had! Our guide Richard was so knowledgeable about the area and the history and I found myself enthralled the entire 3 days. If you have a few spare days and are wondering what to do... pick this!

  • Lil said...

    One of the best tours ever!...Neil was brilliant! Informative (not just of his own culture, history, geography, lore, but also of the numerous countries represented), hilarious, accommodating ( not an easy task for a group), flexible, took the time to understand what was important to make the trip special for each individual, and did his absolute best (above and beyond)...he is masterful at controlling the weather :)

  • Lara S said...

    Go! Don't hesitate. Neil the tour guide was amazing and Skye was beautiful. The food? Divine. The hostel on Skye? Cozy, comfy, and quaint. Bus was comfy and safe. We always had choices of what to do...our guide would give us 5 alternatives, and we could usually choose 3, it was always up to us to what we wanted to do!

  • Olivia10129 said...

    Excellent tour with excellent guide - Graeme! Scotland is so beautiful and i know now, that this tour was the best way to explore it.... Everything was well-planned yet spontaneous and relaxed and with enough free time. Looking at the reviews it seems that everybody who have been on the tour, thinks that they got the best tour-guide (so do i:-)....They are passionate about what they do!

  • Lovetotraveltheworl said...

    This was our first tour and it was amazing! Our guide Richard had a story and legend that helped you connect with the history and took us to hidden and great Scottish treasures! We highly recommend this company for anyone looking for a great tour of the isle of Skye!

  • Scott M said...

    This tour guide Richard belongs on his own television show. His journey was historically informative and witty, yet blended with the appropriate degree of solemnity when required. Depending on the massacre. Free of charge, he even threw in some decent Scottish weather. Many on this trip have made friends for life. People, sign yourselves up for this tour, you won't be disappointed!!!

  • Ann B said...

    Half of the experience is based on the Scottish tour guide with all the amazing stories and great sense of humour!! A real Scottish experience. I enjoyed every single day and I'll definitely do it again :)

  • Cynthia C said...

    I just came back from the 5 days highland charge tour and I just can't wait to go back there! I have decided to move from London to Edinburgh after this trip! This is how in love I am with Scotland right now lol!

  • Lena S said...

    I had a wonderful time with the MacBackpackers. It was my first time in Scotland and I expected it to be good but I was amazed HOW good it turned out to be.... The tour guide was amazing. He was funny, well-read and an exceptional storyteller. He made this trip to an absolutely unforgettable experience. And yes, I will definitely come back to Scotland!

  • Stephspencer said...

    If your lucky enough to get Ruthie as a tour guide you'll have the best time. She truly made the trip fun and exciting and I enjoyed every minute of her story telling :) will be coming back to Scotland and MacBackpackers :)

  • AlexandreSGuerra said...

    Simply the best tour I’ve taken in all my trip through UK! Richard was our guide. Very funny guy and have lots of good histories and facts to say. If you have doubts about going on this tour, I tell you not to. It’s a hell of a day trip.

  • ZingTan said...

    Tour guide/driver Duncan is a very good story teller! His stories about Scotland range from folk tales to histories. Very entertaining and very amusing indeed. Destinations are mostly adventurous & suitable for anyone who likes to explore green and takes amazing pictures! Accommodations are clean and cheap, nice kitchen facilities. Overall an exciting trip.

  • Red Grey Beard said...

    If you have a sense of adventure and want to see the Highlands this is the tour for you. It was a very entertaining tour with a lot of wonderful people whom I will never forget. There was some breathtaking scenery, many quaint little communities on the route....

  • Ashley A said...

    Had a fantastic tour! The day was well worth the early morning. So much was able to be seen and done. My tour guide, Richard, was really fun and kept the tour entertaining with a good chat and laugh. I was really happy with the amount of information on the history and stories about the areas. Recommend it to anyone travelling either alone or with someone.

  • Courtz1509 said...

    Awesome all round trip. Good accommodation, awesome tour guide, NEIL!!!! Beautiful country and great company.

  • Erin D said...

    A really easy and affordable way to see a good chunk of Scotland with all the history explained in a very interesting and interactive way by our awesome guide Ruthie.

  • Laura G said...

    Such amazing value for the money, and one of the best things is that most of the attractions they take you to don't cost anything, and lots of budget options for food as well. Great choice if you're a young person who wants to see Scotland on a budget. Probably the best tour guide I've ever met as well, incredibly knowledgeable as well as ridiculously entertaining...

  • Kate M said...

    This was a fantastic tour! I did the five day highland fling tour. Our guide, Duncan, was very friendly and funny, while also being relaxed. It made for a fun, stress-free and informative trip. He was flexible and gave us options of what we wanted to see and do.... I highly recommend this tour!

  • irom said...

    The best guided tour we have ever experienced. It was a very rich tour, as in two days we managed to see every important part of the central Highlands. The explanations and the stories of our guide Neil McLennan were the most enjoyable thing. Great value for money!

  • Michelle Munster said...

    MacBackpackers is amazing! I have done two tours this year. The 5day Highland and Skye fling in the summer and the christmas capers tours! Both fantastic! Was feeling very homesick at christmas but when you travel with MacBackpackers you become family! Best of all they're a Scottish owned and operated company! will recommend them to EVERYONE!

  • Hannah O'Neill said...

    Best Christmas ever!!! I had such an awesome time on the Christmas tour, the people on the tour were fantastic and Graeme was an excellent guide!

    I did a Hogmanay tour straight after this one with another Scottish tour company and

    MacBackpackers was soo much better - seriously :)
    Anyone thinking of touring Scotland needs to do at least one of these tours :)

  • Tatiana Peneveyre said...

    amazing week, one of the best holidays i've ever had so far! thank you to all the lovely hostel staff and our amazing guide! cant wait to do another tour with you! (once i recover from this one.... might take some time...^^) big THANK YOU

  • Elisa Heikura said...

    Truly sensational! Special thanks to our remarkable storytelling driver Hamesh (umm... how am I suppose to write that?). I definitely recommend this. Awesome!

  • Kamen Liu said...

    I've joined the 3-day Skye tour and it is AWESOME!!!!!!! I MISS the tour guides and the place so much! 101 marks, I would give!

  • Arkaitz Yandiola said...

    I was there in 2007 during the summer time,and it was amazing.It was my first experience in this kind of tours and the best of all, probably your fantastic country helps.

  • EePei Eow said...

    Just came back from the 3-day Skye tour and I gotta say, it was one of the best trips i've ever taken. Scotland is simply awe-inspiring. IMHO, it made all the difference that we had really amazing and capable guides: Neil & Craig. They were wacky, interesting and more importantly, these guys knew what they were talking about. And above all, their passion for everything Scottish was truly, truly inspiring. I enjoyed the story-telling sessions tremendously. Great job, guys!

  • Valesca said...

    Just came back from the 3 day tour to Skye and I loved it!!! Craig and Ewan were the best guides. Thanks for the great stories and the really good music! I would recommend it to all my friends.

  • Mary Harrison said...

    Got back today from a 3 day Isle of Skye tour and have to say it was the best tour I've ever been on! Saw the most AMAZING places and the guides Craig and Ewan were just brilliant! The stories were interesting and well told and great to listen to! Very passionate and dedicated to passing on this passion. Could not recommend this tour enough! Will definitely be wearing my T-shirt around to inform others!!!! :-D

  • Josephine Drysdale said...

    Had a great time on tour with Hamish as our guide! Best tour I've been on by far!

  • Elly White said...

    Craig was awesome! told me about ginger beer on the isle of sky *new favorite drink* I had a Great Adventure.

  • Jac Dinnan said...

    When I hear someone is going to Scotland, I always suggest they go on tour with the clan from MacBackpackers, truly worth every cent or pence! Get amongst it!

  • Krystle Phillips said...

    I had the best time ever on the scotland tour..... I so want to go back. Craig and Jim are amazing.... best tour guide and driver ever...... Isle of skye is the most amazing place. Good times, locals and lots of alcohol make one fantastical trip.

  • Rita Zhang said...

    Best tour ever in my life~~Greame is reeeeally awesome, interesting story and music, amazing sightseeing as well. I will definitely recommend him and MACBACKPACKERS to every friend. The trip is kinda turning me to Scottish. LOL~~

  • Tricia Salway said...

    Had a brilliant trip to the Isle of Skye with Craig! He made the trip a real adventure!!! If you havent gone ... you are missing out!

  • Cassie Stewart said...

    Scotland= AWESOME! Tour guide Craig= sooooo much fun!! Cant forget our driver Neil either of course! You guys have the best stories..i LOVE them (especially the long versions)
    This tour has been fantastic..cant recommend the 5 Day Highland Fling more with these guys :)

  • Carla S. Bermudez said...

    After travelling for 2 months around Europe I can say that Scotland were the best country!!!!. The tour "5 Day Skye and Highland Fling", exceeded my expectations. The places, the stories, the new friends and Graeme (our guide) were amazing....I will come back...definitly!!!! ....Whop-whop!

  • Devon Julian said...

    Great 3 day trip to Skye Island! Craig and Ruthie rocked! So much fun, amazing legends and stories, and one FANTASTIC bog! Thank you for a brilliant weekend!

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