Unique personal tours of Royal Deeside, the ‘Royal Valley’ in a luxury 4x4 car

Although the River Dee is neither the longest nor the grandest river in Scotland, the valley of the Dee, or ‘Royal Deeside’, is surely one of the most fascinating and picturesque places in the UK.

Fairytale castles, mountains and glens, ancient villages, spectacular scenery, Highland Games, a well-known connection with royalty and a colourful history, give it a unique flavour, even in Scotland.

Hidden Deeside Tours will let you discover a place where many of these legends come to life, giving you personalised guided tours of this magical valley on either a ½ day or full day basis, on a journey that you will always remember.

Scotland The Brave

Royal Deeside – Where legends really do come alive!

Prepare to discover the real Scotland the Brave with Hidden Deeside.

This area is back-country Scotland, and you will be little more than an arrow’s flight from the well-trodden tourist trail with an expert who can give you authentic insights into local history and heritage stretching back hundreds of years.

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“Wanted to thank Mike for one of the nicest tours my wife and I have ever taken! Knowledgeable, personable, humourous and done amongst some of the the most beautiful scenery in the world”
Roy Huchel, USA. Hilton Grand Vacations Club guest
“Can’t believe it’s a week since our fantastic day out with you – just wanted to say a huge thank you for such a brilliant day, we both thoroughly enjoyed it !”
Alexandra, London
“Mike, it was a unique experience, you were a pleasure to be with and thank you for a truly amazing experience”
Monica, Anna, Susan and Jan. Texas, USA.
“What a beautiful day out we had, thank you Mike.”
Azizulazmi Mohd Johar. Malaysia
“We loved it, what history, what scenery!”
M.Ortiz. Argentina
“We had a wonderful time and will definitely be in touch next time we’re back.”
Donald and Linda Mamula. USA
“Such a great tour, so much to see and our guide was charming!”
Pam Gachara. Kenya
“Through Mike's evocative descriptions and his immense historical knowledge, every stop on this Hidden Deeside tour came to life in vivid detail. Not only was the vehicle clean, the driving steady and the guide a font of information, Mike was accommodating to my last minute requests both in booking this unforgettable journey and in taking a detour to see Dunottar Castle at Stonehaven. His passion for this beautiful part of the country is infectious, I cannot recommend him enough.”
Ms Alanoud Alsharekh, Kuwait
“It was such a fabulous tour! The most memorable part of my trip to Scotland!”
Patricia Willis, USA
“Thank you once again for a really enjoyable Hidden Deeside Tour on Wednesday, it was the highlight of our holiday and even though I have been coming to the region for over 25 years I still discovered new places and heard new stories for which many thanks.”
Jo Crighton, England
“A truly unforgettable experience, this was the highlight of our holiday in Scotland.”
The Kerkelyan family, California
“This was a wonderful day out, we will remember it for a long time.”
The Ho family, Singapore
“The coolest place I’ve ever been to, the tour was a revelation, this guy’s the business.”
Kerry McAvoy, Australia
“Hidden Deeside Tours are a ‘cut above the rest’, I want to come back next year!”
VIP guest
“We loved it, brought the past to life.”
The Hannah family - London
“Absolutely amazing, what a history!”
The Fleming family - Belfast
“Hugely enjoyable.”
Stacey Powells - California
“A great day out.”
Wolfgang Heinz - Germany
“'Royal Deeside is one of the most beautiful parts of the British Isles, there is nothing like it”
Sarah Vine, The Times.