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Sligachan Bridge, Isle of Skye

5 Day Skye and Highland Fling

This tour covers loads of well known Scottish sights, as well as, all the hidden gems that you won’t find in your guidebook! Five days of castle-storming, whisky-drinking, ceilidh-dancing and monster-hunting.

Fling Yourself Head First into Scotland!

Your adventure, should you choose to accept, is five days of castle-storming, whisky-drinking, ceilidh-dancing and monster-hunting.

Rambling across the Highlands our guides will take you through the very best of what Scotland has to offer, ensuring an unforgettable experience.

Overnight stops include Inverness, the Isle of Skye for two nights and Oban (April - October) or Fort William (November - March).


Day 1

Setting out on your adventure we will cross the iconic Forth Bridges then get out for a magical forest walk before heading into the Highlands where you’ll hear tales of clan rebellion and get your first glimpse of Highland life. We’ll round the day off with a balmy(?!) swim in Loch Ness while hunting for the elusive Nessie before heading to the Highland capital of Inverness.

  • Forth Bridges
  • Dunkeld
  • Hermitage/Killiecrankie
  • Culloden
  • Clava Cairns
  • Loch Ness
  • Inverness


Day 2

The adventure continues as we journey over to the West, walking over the Corrieshalloch Gorge and taking in the beautiful scenery and ancient mountains of Torridon before crossing the water to the Isle of Skye!

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


Day 3

A full day on Skye! The incredible scenery provides a perfect backdrop while your guide fills you in with the local folklore. Spending more time off the bus than on, we will hike up to one of the islands more distinctive rock formations. The views will blow your mind away! An inspiring day on the Winged Isle.

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


Day 4

Waving goodbye to Skye we take the ferry off the island (Summertime only) and journey down to the Glenfinnan viaduct (aka the Harry Potter bridge) and the Bonnie Prince Charlie monument on a stunning trip towards Fort William. We’ll re-visit one of Scotland’s darkest moments as we take in the haunting landscape of Glen Coe before heading to Oban.

  • Armadale
  • Sands of Morar
  • Glenfinnan Viaduct (Harry Potter)
  • Fort William
  • Glencoe
  • Oban (April - October).

Please note: During the winter months (November - March) this tour will spend the final night in Fort William and will not visit Oban.


Day 5

On our final day we make our way through Argyll and into the Trossachs National Park with the odd Hairy Coo or two! We’ll travel right through the heart of William Wallace country where you’ll hear about Scotland’s fight for independence before heading back to Edinburgh to say some fond farewells. 

  • St. Conan's Kirk
  • Kilchurn Castle (Summer months only)
  • Callander
  • Doune Castle or
  • Wallace Monument or
  • Bannockburn Battlefield
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.

From £335 per adult


Departure days

  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday
  • Saturday
  • Sunday

January — December

Contact details

MacBackpackers

105 High Street
Edinburgh
Midlothian
Scotland
EH1 1SG

Tour information

Starting

  • Edinburgh
  • Edinburgh - City Centre

Length

5 Days

Transport

  • Coach
  • Driver guide
  • Minibus
  • Small coach

Type

  • Bespoke
  • Medium Group (17-30)
  • Private
  • Small Group (1-16)

Languages

  • English

Themes

  • Adventure
  • Castles
  • Film and TV
  • History
  • Landscapes
  • Outdoor Activities
  • Photography
  • Walking
  • Walking/Hiking
  • Wildlife

Tour prices


From £335 Per Adult

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Prices are subject to change depending on season

Tour Stops

MacBackpackers

Tour company information

MacBackpackers

Join us on multi-award winning 3 and 5 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

Our first tour of 2022 will set off on the 18th of March with tours every Friday thereafter. Check out our website for more details!

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