Top 20 Experiences in Aberdeen
Speyside Whisky Tour - Three Distilleries Included - Private - 5 Star Reviews
****** Private Tour ***** Visit three unique three Speyside distilleries in one day for a distillery tour and tutored tasting at three distilleries or a mix of distillery tours and tastings. Three Speyside distilleries. Free pickup and drop-off at your accommodation. The best and most extensive Speyside whisky day trip available! A unique experience that gives you best Scotland has to offer, all in one day, allowing you time to enjoy other activities on other days. We endeavour to select the best distilleries in the region. Selection depends on availability and your preferences. It's a private tour, let us know your favourites. Alternatively, let us showcase the best experiences available.
Aberdeenshire Castles Cows and Whisky Private Day Trip
An amazing private tour that provides a true taste of Scotland. Historic Castles, Highland Cows & Whisky. Feel the history, taste the beef and drink a dram. Dunnottar Castle is one of the world's most iconic castles, impregnably built on a sheer headland. Crathes, a stunning 16th century Castle with amazing gardens. At the farm we offer you the chance to learn about and meet our native breed of cattle and have a Highland Beef lunch. Enjoy an amazing tasting tour around the Royal Lochnagar distillery which produces a world class single malt Scotch whisky. Balmoral Castle is an option instead of the distillery tour. All tours can be tailored to suit and the farm and distillery are subject to seasonal opening times and require advance booking. Please contact us for details. Most castle grounds are free to visit, but charge for interior tours. The stepped entrance at Dunnottar, requires a degree of fitness. You must be over 18 to taste the whisky but younger people are permitted.
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.
Aberdeenshire Private Half Day Castle & Historic Building Tour
This is a private tour for your group only. Scotland has many treasures to offer and a lot of them are in Aberdeenshire. We will take you on a tour to areas that are as stunning as they are interesting and you will learn about the attractions and their history and have a great day out. You can also choose your own itinerary. Our example itinerary includes - Old Aberdeen - A step back in time to see amazing ancient buildings including St Machars Cathedral and Kings College. - Dunnottar Castle- One of the worlds most iconic castles impregnably built on a sheer headland. - Drum Castle - A stunning 13th Century Castle dating back to Robert The Bruce. - Crathes Castle - A 16th Century masterpiece on Royal Deeside. Most castle grounds are free to visit, but charge for interior tours. Attractions are subject to seasonal opening times and please contact us for details. Time Exposure Travel are members of ABTOT (No.5419) which provides protection for customers’ prepayments.
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.
Coastal Villages of Aberdeenshire
Visit the stunning Northeast Coast of Aberdeenshire and it will steal your heart. On this tour we will visit some of the region's most dramatic coastline. Taking time to wander through some of the most beautiful fishing villages including Gardenstown and Crovie, to learn about its maritime past and present. Hear stories about a few influential characters and ‘Local Heroes’ who called this countryside home. From working harbours to abandoned castles and tall cliffs where the seabird colonies cling to nest, this tour will immerse you in the heritage of the northeast and its connection to the sea.
Balmoral & Royal Deeside Tour
Starting from Aberdeen we trace the river Dee to Balmoral where you can walk in the footsteps of generations of Royals who have called this estate home. Take a stroll in the charming Victorian village of Ballater, explore the local heritage, the Victorian train station and the views of the area. Next, we visit the iconic Cambus O'May suspension bridge, before we continue our journey to the Tomnavarie Stone Circle and Migvie Kirk where we learn more about the ancient culture of the Picts. Finally, on our way back to Aberdeen, we stop at Queen Victoria's favourite views of Aberdeenshire. (When Balmoral closes for the season, we will substitute Crathes Castle)
Welcome to Aberdeen: Private 2-hour Highlights Walking Tour
Explore the highlights of beautiful, vibrant Aberdeen on this fascinating two-hour private walking tour with an expert local guide. As a port city, Aberdeen has a fascinating maritime history, a scenic coastline, and an interesting history. Also known as the Granite City, for its imposing and historic architecture, Aberdeen was built at the convergence of the Don and Dee rivers where they meet the Atlantic. The name translates as 'mouth of the river Don' - aber is a Pictish word meaning river mouth, and the Don is named after the Gallo Roman goddess of springs and Rivers, Divona. Today it is famous as the off-shore capital of Europe, but prehistoric settlements and villages show the area has been inhabited for over 8000 years. There are also a fantastic 45 green parks for walking and relaxing - as well as the nearby international golf courses and of course many, many historic whiskey distilleries - Scotland's national tipple!
North East Coastal Trail Small Group Day Tour from Aberdeen
Look out for sea creatures, ancient castles, and beautiful beaches on this tour along Scotland’s North East Coast. On this tour, you venture from Aberdeen and travel along Scotland’s North East Coast. You stumble upon strange caves and rock formations, spot dolphins at sea, and admire a grand castle that inspired scenes from Bram Stoker’s Dracula. Your driver-guide keeps you entertained with stories from the past and will even recommend their favourite place to taste traditional Scottish Cullen Skink soup at your lunch stop in Cullen. Join this tour, explore the shores, and discover the wonders of North East Scotland.
Aberdeen City Centre Walking Tour
Discover Aberdeen through a local's eyes, discovering local history and culture on this 1.5 hour walking tour with your guide every day at 2pm. Discover Aberdeen's rich history from being a small fishing settlement to the centre of oil for Europe. Make your way through some of the oldest streets, explore tunnels and retrace the steps of some of Aberdeen's most important figures in our (sometimes very dark) history. You'll also discover the amazing street art that has overtaken Aberdeen and has become a huge part of the culture. From unassuming corners to major buildings, there’s art around every turn and your guide knows just where to find the best of the best. Key sights: Marischal College St Nicholas' Kirk Netherkirkgate Tunnels and Witch Trials Shiprow Union St Amazing Aberdeen Street Art And other hidden gems!
500 Years of Crime and Punishment: A Self-Guided Audio Tour
From bodysnatching and beheadings to witchcraft and whippings, we share real life stories of crime and punishment from the last 500 years on this self-guided GPS audio tour. Along the way you’ll see major Aberdeen landmarks, from Marischal College to the Mercat Cross, and learn how they were witness to darkest chapters in the city’s history. Scot Free Tours sheds a light on the baffling and often unjust laws of the last five centuries – and reveals that past is not as far away as we think. Thousands of people have loved our 5-star rated live tours and now you can experience them with freedom of an audio guide! The tour plays audio automatically at exactly the right time and place using your smartphone's GPS and the VoiceMap mobile app, which also works offline. Start the tour in the app, put your phone in your pocket, and let us guide you around Aberdeen. The total walking distance is 3km and takes about 45 minutes without stopping, but you can pause anytime!
Aberdeen's Union Street: A Self-Guided Audio Tour
Explore Aberdeen at your own pace with this acclaimed self guided audio tour of Aberdeen. Beginning from Holburn Junction at the west end of Union Street, you'll weave your way through timeless streets while discovering the stories that the city hides in plain sight. The tour is ready whenever you feel like taking a stroll. It plays audio automatically at exactly the right time and place using your smart phone's GPS and the VoiceMap mobile app, which also works offline. If you've got an hour and want to see all the major historical and cultural themes that Aberdeen has to offer – this is the tour for you!
The Dark Side of Aberdeen: A Self-guided Audio Walk
Explore the murkier corners of Aberdeen at your own pace with this highly acclaimed self guided audio walking tour of Aberdeen. Beginning from the Mercat Cross, you'll weave your way through hundreds of years of history while discovering the stories of piracy, slavery, and insurrection that the city hides in plain sight. Hear about "Indian Pete" and his efforts to banish child slavery. The tour is ready whenever you feel like taking a stroll. It plays audio automatically at exactly the right time and place using your smart phone's GPS and the VoiceMap mobile app, which also works offline. It does not need a network connection to work. If you've got an hour and want to see some of the grisly and gloomy corners that Aberdeen has to offer – this is the tour for you!
Whisky Distillery Trifecta - Glenlivet-Glenallachie-Strathisla
Unique tour to three top distilleries! We pick you up! Let us know where you are. Whiskywheels tours specialise in the wonderful whisky that Scotland has to offer. Whisky Trifecta tour - Glenlivet, Glenallchie and Strathisla. Glenallachie The jewel in the crown of Speyside. Many awards, low volume , independently owned. Glenallachie take their time to produce some of the best single malts in the world. Strathisla A world class distillery that is also one of the oldest working distilleries in the world with over 232 years of producing the water of life. Try out their blending experience and take away your own whisky created by you. Glenlivet The tour and tasting at Glenlivet takes you back in time to how whisky was first made in Speyside. The oldest legal single malt distillery in the world. Glenlivet also produce the most single malt spirit in the world most years. Admissions are subject to availability. If no availability, we replace with like for like experiences.
4-day Islay Platinum Whisky Tour - Whisky Included! With free pickup!
Take a private whiskywheels.scot tour through Scotland’s rich whisky history by tasting and learning about the ‘water of life’ on a four-day tour from the pickup location of your choice. Explore the beauty of our country as we travel past Loch Lomond up to Oban, the seafood capital of Scotland and stay for the night. Then down the west coast to Islay. Two days and nights on Islay and on the fourth day we return via Inveraray. Inclusions • Accommodation included for 3 nights on a twin or double room basis • Four Islay whisky experiences included from: Lagavulin, Ardbeg, Laphroaig, Bowmore, Bruichladdich, Kilchoman, Bunnahabhain, Ardnahoe, • Two Highland whisky experiences included from: Oban, Deanston, Glenturret and Glenturret. • Visit all of Islay’s whisky distilleries for tastes, shop visits etc • Lunch venues: Drovers Inn, Ardbeg restaurant, Port Charlotte hotel, Glenturret, Deanston • Return ferry to Islay Exclusions • Lunch, Dinner, Snacks • Extra whisky
Private Highland whisky tour - Build your own tour!
WHISKYWHEELS PRIVATE HIGHLAND WHISKY TOUR + We pick you up + We help you create your own tour to the Highlands This private Whiskywheels tour is fantastic for those wishing to sample what the Highland whisky distilleries have to offer. Fully customizable tour. + We can usually manage around 4-6 stops depending on availability (more are possible if you want to break records) We book and arrange the tour for you. Let us know what you want to do. The distilleries ask for a small fee for entry. Choose a mix of whisky tastings and distillery tours. Fantastic and entertaining tales from each distillery from local experts who know their whisky. Message us to pick your own itinerary or let us create it for you with your requirements. Travel in comfort in an air-conditioned vehicle with a reliable driver who can point out sights on the way and provide assistance all day. We will have 45 to 60 minutes for lunch at a Scottish style pub or Inn depending on your requirements.
Speyside Whisky Trail Day Tour from Aberdeen Including Admissions
Whether you're a whisky lover or a whisky learner, you're bound to get a taste for it in the beautiful region of Speyside. Home to around 50% of all Scottish whisky distilleries, there's almost too much to see and drink. So on this tour, we help you get the most out of the region by taking you to two distinct distilleries. It’s a chance to learn about the incredible history, process, and flavours of Scotland’s national drink.
Taste of Scotland Tour
Aberdeenshire has so much to offer and for those who have only one day to visit the region, this is the tour for you. Scotland is iconic for its castles, landscape, and the whisky, and we will experience all of this and more. To get an authentic sense of place, we will look at our heritage and maritime history, learn about the art of making Uisge Beatha (the water of life) and experience life in a castle. During the tour you will also be able to sample and taste some of our local foods and drink, and why they have a special place in our heart. Learn about our local food and drink producers, their connection to the region and why that makes the region special.
Aberdeen & Shire Castle & Distillery Private Group one Day Tour
This is a private tour for your group only. Aberdeenshire has many treasures to offer and we will take you on a tour to areas that are stunning and interesting. A suggested itinerary depending on hotel location: -Old Aberdeen - Fascinating medieval history -Dunnottar Castle - one of the worlds most iconic -Crathes Castle - 16th century & amazing gardens -Lunch at nice restaurant -Royal Lochnagar Distillery/Glen Garioch Distillery Tasting tour or Balmoral Castle, if open to the public. Choose your own itinerary. Pick up/drop is included. See exclusions for distance surcharges. Access to the castle interiors and Distillery Tasting Tours are subject to seasonal opening times and have admission fees. Access to most castles grounds is free, except Balmoral. Please contact us for details. You must be over 18 to taste the whisky during the Distillery tour but younger people are welcome.
Scottish Highlands & Inverness Tour
A beautiful tour of the Highlands This full day tour has plenty to see and do. With up to 6 stops along the route on the day and breathtaking scenery of the mountains and hills of the Cairngorms nature reserve, we have a lot of ground to cover during the day. We will discover Inverness the Gateway to the Highlands, see nature and mountains, art installations, visit ancient structures and our most famous battlefield all in one day.