Tour Options – 4 history tours that sparkle
Here are 4 of our most popular tours, however if you wish to visit other locations in Scotland just let us know. The tours are bespoke, and can be altered or amended to your preference if there are specific things you would like to see or perhaps miss out.
1. HIDDEN DEESIDE TOUR – Half Day and Full Day
We will take you on a special route following the River Dee through a beautiful landscape where you will see ancient castles, a nature reserve, wild mountains, royal residences, gallows trees, stone circles and standing stones, mysterious carved Pictish memorials, clan cairns, a whisky distillery, the house where Robert Louis Stevenson’s enduring tale of pirates and parrots, ‘Treasure Island’, was written one wet Scottish summer (surprise, surprise), and a whole lot more.
From Neolithic times to Jacobite tales, to our own more recent Royal history, there will be something for everyone on a tour of Hidden Deeside giving you a great day out. The scenery is outstanding and your host, (who has an Honours Degree in Scottish History from the University of Aberdeen) does his best to make the sun shine!
2. THE OUTLANDER TOUR (INVERNESS AND LOCH NESS) – Full Day
An all-day excursion to the capital of the Highlands, Inverness, to visit sites from the ‘Outlander’ TV series and books. You will visit the award-winning Culloden Battlefield (Free entry) and Visitor Centre (entry fee) and the magical Clava Cairns Stone Circles (free entry) where Claire went back in time – touch the stone if you dare, see a Scottish Unicorn plus take a wonderful drive along the shores of the world famous Loch Ness, see Castle Urquhart (free photography or entry fee if you wish to visit) and, if you wish, lunch or refreshments at some outstanding Highland restaurants (see links page for full details).
3. ABERDEEN CITY TOUR – Half Day
A fascinating visit around the granite city of Aberdeen, also known as ‘The Silver City by the Sea’. At Old Aberdeen you can explore the ancient University which was founded in 1495, and see St Machars’ Cathedral (and a quick visit to the atmospheric Kings College ‘Machar Bar’ if you are thirsty), before heading down to the wonderful golden sands beach on the North Sea and a chance to walk around the old fishing village of Footdee and see the dolphins. If you would like to have lunch this can be taken at a variety of good cafes and restaurants.
4. MALT WHISKY TRAIL
A wonderful opportunity to visit some of the most iconic whisky distilleries in the world – Glenlivet, Glenfiddich, Macallan, Glenfarclas, Cardhu, Royal Lochnagar etc, and take lunch at an outstanding Highland restaurant on the Trail.