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Can anyone recommend a 2-3 tour of the Highlands (preferably leaving from Edinburgh). There seems to be tons of tour companies so knowing which are good and which are bad would be great. Also, is it possible to do this myself but cheaper (without renting a car).

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I don’t think you’ll be able to do it yourself without renting a car.
Never used them myself, but friends of mine have said good things about MacBackpackers.

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By “2-3 tour”, do you mean a 2-3 day tour?

I’ve done 1-day tour from Glasgow to the Highlands, and they rushed us through everything…at Loch Ness, we spent more time at the stupid Loch Ness Monster museum than viewing the lake itself with the picturesque little medieval castle that sits on an island inside the lake. (We were supposed to take a short boat ride on the lake to view the castle from up close and take snapshots of it, but the “winds were too strong that day”, so we spent an hour at the Loch Ness Monster museum instead.,.I didn’t bother to go inside (was too expensive). I thought only the US ruined bueatiful places with tacky roadside attractions like that, but hats off to Britain for attempting it too. And then, when we were leaving the area, I asked the driver if we are going to pass by a spot where I can at least take a picture of the castle (from a certain angle) with my telephoto lens…he said yes, but we didn’t stop. It was just a split second “oh, and there’s the castle again!”

But I digress….The Highlands are definitely worth visiting, but take your time there. I like Cil’s suggestion of renting a car. If not, look for a tour that doesn’t ruch through places. Sorry I don’t have specific names of tour companies.


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Cil wrote:
I don’t think you’ll be able to do it yourself without renting a car.
Never used them myself, but friends of mine have said good things about MacBackpackers.

Thanks, from their facebook page (their site seems to be down) they look to be a lot more reasonable and I haven’t seen any real complaints!

luv_the_beach wrote:
By “2-3 tour”, do you mean a 2-3 day tour?

I’ve done 1-day tour from Glasgow to the Highlands, and they rushed us through everything…at Loch Ness, we spent more time at the stupid Loch Ness Monster museum than viewing the lake itself with the picturesque little medieval castle that sits on an island inside the lake. (We were supposed to take a short boat ride on the lake to view the castle from up close and take snapshots of it, but the “winds were too strong that day”, so we spent an hour at the Loch Ness Monster museum instead.,.I didn’t bother to go inside (was too expensive). I thought only the US ruined bueatiful places with tacky roadside attractions like that, but hats off to Britain for attempting it too. And then, when we were leaving the area, I asked the driver if we are going to pass by a spot where I can at least take a picture of the castle (from a certain angle) with my telephoto lens…he said yes, but we didn’t stop. It was just a split second “oh, and there’s the castle again!”

But I digress….The Highlands are definitely worth visiting, but take your time there. I like Cil’s suggestion of renting a car. If not, look for a tour that doesn’t ruch through places. Sorry I don’t have specific names of tour companies.


Yes, 2-3 days, my mistake.

I would like to use a car but it’s way too expensive for me (being only 21) and from Canada.

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In my younger days (about 9 years ago) I actually took a 4 day MacBackpacker tour. It was the only tour I have ever taken in my life and it really was a lot of fun. We were in a mini bus that felt more like a moving hostel than a “tour bus”. It might be a good option if you don’t want to rent a car…

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