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Tour Options – 8 history tours that sparkle
Here are 8 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. ROYAL 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.
2. HIDDEN DEESIDE TOUR – Half Day and Full Day
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) will show you some truly fascinating places central to the history, heritage and culture of the Scottish Highlands.
3. 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.
4. OLD ABERDEEN 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.
A wonderful opportunity to visit some of the most iconic whisky distilleries in the world – Glenlivet, Glenfiddich, Macallan, Glenfarclas, Cardhu, Royal Lochnagar, Aberlour, GlenAllachie, etc, and take lunch at an outstanding Highland restaurant on the Trail.
6. CAIRNGORMS HIGHLANDS TOUR
A panoramic drive through the highlands to the Cairngorms National Park. Visit the Highland Folk Museum and see how life was lived in centuries past and where many Outlander scenes were filmed. Marvel at Ruthven Barracks where the Redcoats of the British Army fought the Jacobites and marvel at stunning Loch Morlich in the mountains and the gorgeous and atmospheric Loch an Eilean castle.
7. CASTLES TRAIL
Aberdeenshire is known as Scotland’s ‘Castle Country’ and some you may like to visit include Balmoral Castle (when open to the public), Craigievar Castle, Crathes Castle, Drum Castle, Dunnottar Castle where Zefferelli shot the movie ‘Hamlet’ with Mel Gibson and Glenn Close.(ruins), Kindrochit Castle (ruins), Braemar Castle, Fraser Castle, Glamis Castle and Fyvie Castle.
Please note that costs do not include entry to Castles which charge for their own tours/entry.
8. BALMORAL FOREST WALK
A very gentle 2hr round trip that takes you on a delightful walk through some of the most beautiful landscapes on the Royal estate of Balmoral.
We walk on a trail through the ancient Caledonian pine forest with stunning mountain landscapes, an enchanting waterfall loved by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert and visit one of the British royal families favourite picnic spots nestled in a very special highland setting.
Please note that your costs for these tours do not include entry fees or lunch and refreshment costs. Most locations visited however are free entry.
Tour timings are at your convenience, no booking fee or deposit payment required.
Bespoke tours can also be arranged to wherever you want to visit in Scotland! Other Tours include: Edinburgh, Isle of Skye, Castles Trail, St Andrews, Perthshire and some gentle walking tours.
Mike Robson, MA (Hons)
Tel: 07920 801546