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Loch Ness
Loch Ness, Scotland © MacBackpackers

3 Day Loch Ness and Skye

From £129 per adult

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April — October

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Let your hair down and enjoy a long weekend travelling through the amazing Highlands, and exploring Scotland’s mysterious Isle of Skye. Your guide will show the excitement of the east and the best of the west!

New route for 2018

Calling all Nessie Hunters!

Jump aboard our monster tour! Crammed with excitement and adventure, you won’t waste a single second as we wander through forests, discover the ‘Misty Isle’ and enjoy the Highlands of Scotland. Our stop for the first night is right on the shores of the majestic Loch Ness where you will have ample opportunity to search for the elusive Nessie and take in the fantastic views across the loch, possibly with a whisky in your hand!

With Loch Ness under our belts, we venture forth to the magical Isle of Skye, searching for faeries, eternal youth and discovering stunning scenery. Get amongst it!

Day 1

Departing from Edinburgh, we set out on our adventure to explore the wild Highlands of Scotland taking in dramatic and violent Glen Coe, Glenfinnan Viaduct (the Harry Potter bridge!) and go in search of Nessie, the legendary monster that lurks beneath the deep waters of Loch Ness. Our hostel for the night is situated right on the shores of the loch with stunning views of the water.

This is the only hostel in the world that can offer this unrivalled setting!

  • Wallace Monument or..
  • Doune Castle
  • Rannoch Moor
  • Glen Coe
  • Glenfinnan Viaduct
  • Sleep on the shores of Loch Ness!
Day 2

We start today off by making our way over to the Isle of Skye where you will learn all about the mischievous faeries, hear tales of Celtic myths and see some of the most dramatic scenery our country has to offer. We head up to the Trotternish Peninsula for a lovely hike and amazing views in this unspoilt wilderness.

  • Sligachan
  • The Cuillin Mountains
  • Portree
  • Old Man of Storr
  • Kilt Rock
  • The Quiraing
  • Kyleakin
Day 3

We head back to the mainland, past the picturesque Eilean Donan Castle and journey south-east taking in awe-inspiring views of mountains (including Britain’s highest, Ben Nevis) and lovely Lochs! You will learn of heroic and ferocious clans as we travel down through the Highland Divide to Dunkeld before making our way to Edinburgh via the Forth Bridges.

  • Eilean Donan Castle
  • Glen Shiel
  • Ben Nevis
  • Loch Laggan
  • Dunkeld
  • Forth Bridges 
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. 

Contact details

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Tour prices


  • £129 Per Adult
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Prices are subject to change depending on season


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Join us on multi-award winning 3-7 day tours. We take you to all the ‘must see’ attractions as well as loads of hidden gems that you won’t find in the guidebooks! MacBackpackers has been running multi-award winning fun-filled, fully guided adventures around Scotland for 20 years. Created for young independent travellers aged between 18 and 40, our tours give an entertaining, informative and utterly unique view of Scotland. Our guides, patriotic and passionate, will open up our amazing country to you, making every tour a unique adventure.

Opening times

2021 Opening Times.

Every Friday from 8 October we will be running our award winning 3 Day Isle of Skye Tours.

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