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Posted on Aug 10, 2017

Bonnie Backpacker Tours in Breathtaking Scotland…

Bonnie Backpacker Tours in Breathtaking Scotland…

James Macfarlane has the right ring to his surname for sharing his pick of Scottish Backpacker Tours upon which you can experience this fabulous wee country to the full…

As summertime travel reaches its peak, many travellers flock to join sun worshippers in Europe’s hot spots, with budget air travel making it easier to bag a bargain. But, before you jet off, somewhere closer is calling which, quite literally, is a breath of fresh air. I am talking about Scotland; true, the weather can be a bit topsy-turvy at times, but what Scotland lacks in sun-rays, it more than makes up for in the beauty of its landscapes and the historic quaintness of its cities.

Not sure what to see first? Thankfully, Scotland is home to a wealth of fun tour companies, who would love nothing better than to give you an insight into this Bonnie land. So, whether you enjoy the solitude of wilderness; crave the hustle and bustle of city life, or maybe just want a wee ‘dram or two, here are our top three tours to hitch a ride with over the coming months.

Rabbie’s Small Group Tours – Orkney Explorer

Departure Point: Inverness

Timescale: Three days

Backpacker Tours Scotland - Orkney - Rabbies

Fancy getting off the beaten track? This breathtaking three day tour of the Orkney Isles, with Rabbie’s Small Group Tours, might be just the ticket! Kicking off in Inverness, the tour then weaves its way north to the Orkneys, acquainting you with some of the best preserved prehistoric sites in the UK. Launch yourself into Scotland’s rich history by following in the footsteps of vikings, those feisty Norse seafarers who’d sailed in from Scandinavian shores at the end of the 9th century. Experience some of the most remote spots on the UK coastline with its ’take-away’ menu of mind-blowing memories.

Rabbie’s run small group tours of 16 people or less; a major positive, as you feel like you’re not part of a herd trundling from one point to another, but actually connecting to the magic of the Orkneys. Remove the stress out of getting from A to B by joining their tour; leaving you to sit back, savour the journey and tune into many a story from one of their knowledgeable guides!

For information about all of Rabbie’s Small Group tours, visit

Highland Experience Tours – Isles of Mull and Iona

Departure Point: Edinburgh

Timescale: Three days

Backpacker Tours Scotland - Highland Experience - Mull & Iona

Get swept up in the mysteries of the Scottish West coast with this tour, starting amongst the gothic facades of Edinburgh. Islands Iona and Mull are renowned for their tranquil shores tinged with the spiritual, as well as being an oasis for many types of wildlife; you can be sure that the Highland Experience team will whisk you off in style to this magical world. Slip into the jaw-dropping spectacles of the West Coast with stops on the road; amongst others, at Loch Lomand, the largest Loch in Scotland,and Oban, famous for its seafood and whisky distillery – have a dram to warm your bones and maybe even buy a cheeky bottle of whisky for later!

Swelling with passion, the guides at Highland Experience will ignite within you a Scottish self you never knew you had! Remember to pack a rain coat and leave space for a whole heap of incredible memories!!

For information about all of the Highland Experience tours, visit

MacBackpackers – The Full Scottish!

Departure Point: Edinburgh

Timescale: Seven days

Backpacker Tours Scotland - Macbackpackers

Stuffed from a full Scottish breakfast? Still craving more? Get stuck into the Full Scottish tour with Macbackpackers! Seven days, you; your new travel buddies; the dazzling terrain of the Scottish Highlands – sound good? Then read on! Roll across the iconic Forth bridge, snake up the backbone of Scotland and push further north, delving into a history spattered with tales of clan rebellion and battle. Languish in the remoteness of Stornoway, the Outer Hebrides largest town, enjoy a drink or two in remote Ullapool and fill your lungs with the fresh Highland air. Don’t forget to try and spot ‘Nessie’ on Loch Ness!

Your guides are tour masterminds with over fifteen years of experience, so you’ll be in good hands! Targets for the Macbackpackers experience are young independent travellers (18-40). You can expect an entertaining and informative take on Bonnie Scotland from the team; zapping you with their passion and enthusiasm. There is a danger you might not want to leave! If you didn’t already guess: they are also 100 percent Scottish and Independent.

For information about all of Macbackpackers’ tours, visit

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