About The Tours

All tours are done in a luxury 4x4 car

Royal Deeside has a history stretching back over 10,000 years, and Hidden Deeside Tours© will take you on a magical visit through some of its hidden gems.

Through isolated places now uninhabited or utterly changed, this is a remarkable tour in which visits to ancient sites, reminiscences, history, and heritage will conjure up times past and tell the story of this beautiful valley with skill and expertise.

This is a unique chance to go ‘off the beaten track’, avoid the crowds, and let you understand some of the history of Royal Deeside and why it has such iconic status.

Come and see where Christianity arrived in the 4th century or visit places where the ‘Cateran’, free-booting clansman, went cattle-raiding, and a Witches Coven met!

Your tour guide will be an Honours graduate in History from the University of Aberdeen with extensive historical expertise and a long-standing interest in the history and heritage of Deeside.

TOUR OPTIONS AVAILABLE:

HALF DAY HIDDEN DEESIDE TOUR

FULL DAY HIDDEN DEESIDE TOUR

OUTLANDER TOUR

CAIRNGORM MOUNTAIN TOUR 

COSTS FOR ALL THE ABOVE TOURS AVAILABLE ON ENQUIRY

Neolithic Standing Stones Off The Beaten Track Legends Coming To Life Hidden Gems in Hidden Glens Balmoral Loch Muick River Dee Crathes Castle River Dee near Ballater Invercauld Bridge River Dee

“My wife, niece and I thoroughly enjoyed our tour. You were a unending source of history, humor and great stories. We'd recommend your tours to everyone! We also appreciate your flexibility when we changed our minds and itinerary mid-trip. Thanks for the excellent driving and the hidden highlights such as the hillside churchyard! ”
David Driscoll and Vera Senese, New York, USA.
“Mike’s informal and relaxed style made our tour of ‘hidden deeside’ a delight, I can highly recommend it.”
Jennifer Hemming, Aberdeen
“A great addition to the North-East’s attractions list”
Abdn City and Shire Hotels Association
“We loved the picnic in ‘Queen Victoria’s forest, the scenery was just amazing, what a great secret!”
The MacPherson family, Edinburgh
“Hidden Deeside rocks!”
Suzy Varsano, New York