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Cultural Tours

Dunnottar Castle and Royal Deeside Small-Group Tour from Aberdeen

Combine the majestic heights of Royal Deeside with the epic cliff-top site of Dunnottar Castle. For almost 150 years, the British royal family have travelled to the River Dee for their holidays.With almost unlimited cash and resources, why do they always come here?We think there’s an easy answer.This area encapsulates everything everyone loves about Scotland. You find grand castles enclosed by pine forests. You look up at the highest plateau in Britain in the Cairngorms National Park. And there’s enough nearby distilleries to satisfy any royal event.So, who wouldn’t want to escape to the fresh air of this location?On this tour, we combine her Majesty’s favourite holiday spot with a trip to Dunnottar Castle, one of the most historically important and visually arresting sights in Scotland.Hop aboard this tour, see an epic castle, and discover whether you have the same taste as the royals.
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  • 9 hours
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Cultural Tours

Taste of Scotland Tour

Although most famous for its castles, Scotland has an interesting culinary heritage. Get a true taste of the country during a full-day tour that visits the Glen Garioch Whiskey Distillery and three major historical attractions. Letting someone else drive means you’ll have more time to focus on northern Scotland’s stunning scenery and can skip worrying about getting lost on rural roads.
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  • 7 hours
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Day Trips

Loch Ness and the Highlands Small-Group Day Tour from Aberdeen

The battles, beauty, and whisky: This is your perfect introduction to Scotland.You shed a tear as you hear the tales and tragedies of Scotland’s Jacobite Rising at the Culloden Battlefield. You try to take your best photo as you pass by Scotland’s famous mountains and castles. And you lick your lips as you drink in the spirit of Scottish whisky in Dufftown, ‘the Whisky Capital of the World’.What’s more, you get as close as possible to the legendary Loch Ness Monster on an optional boat trip.So, take this trip and enjoy the best of Scotland in a day.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Beer & Brewery Tours

Castles & Brewery Tour

Visit two of Aberdeenshire’s highlight castles—and follow up the sightseeing with a craft-beer outing—on this two-in-one tour. Meet in the morning in Aberdeen, and set off with just a small group for company. You’ll explore the ruins of New Slains Castle—a 16th-century landmark said to have inspired “Dracula” author Bram Stoker—and will visit the opulent House of Schivas (additional expense). Then, venture to Aberdeenshire brewery BrewDog, where you can enjoy lunch, beer tastings, and a brewery tour (additional expense).
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  • 7 hours
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation

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Full-Day Loch Ness Tour from Aberdeen

Skip the hassle of travel-planning on this full-day tour from Aberdeen to Loch Ness. Traveling in a small group, get insights into the culture and history of the Scottish Highlands as you head for Loch Ness where you can embark on a boat cruise or visit Urquhart Castle (both at own expense). Afterward, continue past the haunting battlefield of Culloden to the Clava Cairns, an evocative circle of prehistoric chambered tomb cairns, before heading back over the mountain roads to Aberdeen.
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  • 11 hours
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  • 11 hours
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Speyside Whisky Trail Small-Group Day Tour from Aberdeen

Whisky distilleries abound in Scotland and deciding where to go can be tricky, while driving between distilleries takes tastings off the table. That’s not a problem on this intimate small-group tour, as your driver-guide transports you to two specially selected distilleries in a top-of-the-range, 16-seat Mercedes mini-coach. There, learn about the history and production of whisky, before sampling for yourself.
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  • 10 hours
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Day Trips

Full-Day Highland Mystery Tour from Aberdeen

Sometimes guided tours can be too predictable but, if you are feeling adventurous, you don't need to worry about boredom setting in on this mystery tour from Aberdeen. Traveling in a small group by minivan, you won't know where you are going until you get there. You might spend a day exploring coastal fishing towns, whisky distilleries, castles, prehistoric stone circles. If it's summer, you might even find yourself at a traditional Highland Games event.
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  • 11 hours
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  • 11 hours
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Cultural Tours

Aberdeenshire Explorer Tour

The Aberdeenshire Explorer tour is an opportunity to experience a few of the luxuries of Scotland. With visits to a local whisky distillery, relaxed afternoon tea by a wood fire at Pittodrie House hotel and finally a grand tour of Crathes Castle; one of the jewels of the Royal Deeside. Throughout the tour you will be given samples of the local food and drink to taste.
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  • 7 hours
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  • 7 hours
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Cultural Tours

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Aberdeen Folklore & Legends

Scotland is a country which loves a good tale. Aberdeenshire has its own folklore and legends and if you like a bit of mystery and mythology this is the tour for you.
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  • 6 hours
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Walking Tours

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Aberdeen Walking Tour and Photography Workshop

Time Exposure Travel will take you on a walking tour round some of the most interesting and historical areas of Aberdeen, whilst providing photography instruction throughout, from an award winning professional photographer. We will show you how to get most out of your camera and take wonderful memories. A traditional lunch and or a photograph editing session can also be incorporated in to your tour. Please ask for details and costs, should you wish to add these items. Suitable for all levels of photographer.Non photography partners more than welcome.Tours can be tailored to suit.
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours

Cultural Tours

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Royal Deeside Morgan Classic Car Hire (Self-Drive, 30-70 age band)

Morgan cars are unusual and still built the same way today. This is a free to roam, self-drive hire of Morgan car.
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  • 1 day
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  • 1 day
  • Free Cancellation


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