Top 20 Experiences in Northeast Scotland
Private Edinburgh Whisky Tour - Distilleries & Tastings
This Whiskywheels tour is fantastic for those wishing to sample what the Edinburgh whisky distilleries and tasting venues have to offer. Delicate and fruity, with a kick, these drams are some of the most well sought after in the whisky industry: 1. Glenkinchie Distillery is a single malt whisky distillery in East Lothian, Scotland. The best distillery tour in the Lowland region and one of the best in the country. 2. The Malt Whisky Society was formed in 1983 by a group of unconventional ‘water of life’ experts. The society exists to present their selected single cask whisky in its purest form. 3. Our final stop for your Edinburgh whisky tour is the newly built Holyrood distillery. Holyrood is all about flavour. Taste your way through our beautiful city, while learning the history and entertaining tales from local experts who know their whisky. Half Day Tour includes one distillery Tour and Tasting and an optional drop off at the Malt Whisky Society for lunch.
St Andrews Old Course History Tour, for the Golfer
These are 'bucket list' award-winning tours with Richard Falconer, author, historian, guide and 1980s Pro A1 Old Course Caddie. Aimed primarily at those with a more in-depth interest in golf, you will learn about the origins and the development of both the game and the Old Course through a timeline spanning the 18th to 20th century, plus the Open and Dunhill history and a photo shoot on the iconic Swilkan Bridge (excludes tournament days). Gain recommendations for a few more bucket list things to do here, and hear memorable Road Hole moments before rounding off your tour by the Old Course Jigger Inn. April to September: 10am, 12 noon, 2pm, 4pm* October to March: 10 am, 12 noon, 2pm* (Sundays - Walk on the Old Course fairway - excludes championship/tournament days) *Check the booking calendar for availability Tours endorsed by famed Golf historian David Joy.
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.
Private St. Andrews: Home of Golf Old Course Walking Tour
St Andrews; the home of golf. What better way to discover St Andrews golf legacy and the Old Course than with a local expert! With flexible meeting and end points, and a dedicated local guide, maximise your time in St Andrews on a private tour. Do something different and discover the controversies and quirks of golf, as well as a local insight into the politics of golf in the town. Get the insider scoop to the Royal and Ancient politics from a local outsider - without the bias. From the origins of the sport, and spending time on the 1st, 17th & 18th fairways, finish off with a photo on the famous Swilken Bridge, discover our incredible legacy with your local guide. You'll also see where some of the most famous shots in golf history took place (The Sands of Nakajima, Eisenhower on the Old Course etc.). Discover: Royal and Ancient Club Royal and Ancient Golf Museum 1st Tee & Fairway Putting Green 17th Green 18th Fairway Swilken Bridge …and many more hidden gems!
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)
St Andrews Must-Sees Daily Walking Tour (11am)
This tour is a must do on a visit to St Andrews. Of course, it's the home of golf in Scotland, but there's much more to see around town. A centre beaming with long-time locals, students from all over the world and even royalty! When walking around, you get a sense of the traditions that have been held for over 800 years, as well as modern Scottish town life all at once. Join us on a 1.5 hour leisurely stroll around the main sights of the town with a local, expert guide. Learn about it’s history as you walk in the footsteps of 8th century witches, university traditions and golfing legends who stepped foot on the same cobbled streets, as well as modern life in the town today. Your local guide will bring St Andrews alive. Key sights: St Andrews' Cathedral St Andrews' Castle The Old Course The University of Saint Andrews St. Salvator's Chapel and many more hidden gems!
St Andrews Golf Oriented History Tours - Town and Old Course
Tour times 10am, 12 noon, 2pm and 4pm, 7 days a week. Check the booking calendar for exclusions. Your guide is author and historian Richard Falconer who is endorsed by noted St Andrews Golf Historian and author David Joy. These are golf-orientated historical tours of St Andrews, giving an all-round insight into what makes St Andrews so unique. The tour features a lot of golf, but it is not all golf, so there is something for everyone on this tour. Alongside being the 'Home of Golf', this was the seat of the Catholic Church in Scotland for 419 years. They created the Cathedral and the Palace, formed Scotland's first University here in 1413, and among their number were the early protagonists for the game of golf itself.
St Andrews History Tours
This tour is scheduled at 12 noon, 2pm, 4pm and 5:30pm, 7 days a week (check booking calendar for any exclusions). Your guide Richard Falconer is an author and historian of St Andrews and conducts all the history tours himself. Having researched St Andrews for a period spanning six decades you will find a lot of previously lost or forgotten history about the town. The tour incorporates all the historic quarters of the town apart from the golf course which is for another tour! You will see two locations where Mary Queen of Scots stayed for her holidays to St Andrews. Explore the historic ancient City and learn about the spiritual and sometimes barbarous elements. St Andrews is unique on many fronts, with many a noted golfer, Hollywood stars and royalty spending time here.
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.
Peterhead Prison Museum Ticket
The tour describes the regime in Scotland's only "Convict" prison. The tour describes how it housed Britain's first "state owned" railway and you will see former carriages and fittings, that were used in the railway. The tour describes and shows visitors how the famous SAS were used to end a dramatic 4 day siege in 1987. The tour will walk you through 125 years of turbulent history of Scotland's only high security prison. The tour will tease all your senses, from the visual, to the audio and olfactory leaving you thinking an inmate might just walk round the next corner. The tour is now a multi award winning visitor attraction and graded as a 5* attraction by Visit Scotland.
Private St. Andrews Tour with Dedicated Local Guide
Explore St Andrews the way you want to, spend quality time with a local and get a real taste for our beautiful town. With flexible meeting and end points, and a dedicated local guide, maximise your time in St Andrews on a private tour. A quaint town beaming with locals, students from all over the world and even royalty, St Andrew’s is charming, whichever way you look! From the international home of golf, to the world’s third oldest university, with one of the most beautiful shorelines on the east coast, there’s something for everyone in this idyllic town. Join us on a 1.5 hour leisurely stroll around the main sights of the town with an expert, local guide and learn things you wouldn't learn visiting yourself. Discover St Andrews as you walk in the footsteps of golfing legends, royals, heretics who were burned at the stake, famous cats and those who live in St Andrews today
St Andrews Ghost Tours
Join local author and paranormal authority Richard Falconer on a ghost tour around St Andrews. With no actors, myths, stories or jump-scares, this unique educational tour explores the reality of the paranormal as a global phenomenon through a wealth of local testimony, with the history of St Andrews ancient sites forming the backdrop.
Skip-the-Line: Botanic Garden Entry Ticket
The Garden is committed to plant conservation, research and education for people of all ages, with more than 80,000 visitors coming to enjoy every year. The Garden is laid out by a series of global habitat themes, from Scottish landscapes, to Australian or Chinese woodland glades which you can travel through in an hour or two. There are plants of interest every month of the year with something of interest for all ages, while the restful setting benefits the visitor as a wellbeing walk that takes you some place else.
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!