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What People Say

This Tour was by far the highlight of our Deeside trip. Not only was Mike passionate and knowledgeable about the whole area, the history he shared with us was so detailed and interesting.

Our kids loved the experience too and especially liked the comfy 4×4 vehicle. What a brilliant tour – we will come back and do it again!

Deon Tucker and family, England

Mike, I wanted to share with you that our journey together is still the highlight of our world travel. When we look back on the day we spent with you in the highlands of Scotland it remains one of our most special experiences.

Janine and Bruce Day, San Francisco, USA.

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

We wanted to thank you for the tours you gave us – we had such a great time with you – you are the ultimate tour guide!!

Irene Monroe, NY, USA.

Kia ora Mike, thanks so much for a wonderful adventure on Deeside, memories to cherish.
You are a fantastic tour guide. Nga mihe nui.

Iona, Aotearoa, NZ.

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.

We had a wonderful time and will definitely be in touch next time we’re back.

Donald and Linda Mamula. USA

It was such a fabulous tour! The most memorable part of my trip to Scotland!

Patricia Willis, USA

This was a wonderful day out, we will remember it for a long time.

The Ho family, Singapore

We loved it, brought the past to life.

The Hannah family - London

A great day out.

Wolfgang Heinz - Germany

Mike’s informal and relaxed style made our tour of ‘hidden deeside’ a delight, I can highly recommend it.

Jennifer Hemming, Aberdeen

Hidden Deeside rocks!

Suzy Varsano, New York

A marvellous day out, you will hear from us again Mike!

Catherine Ann Jordan, Chicago

A vivid and stimulating insight into the past, just brilliant.

Diane Ure, BVI

A thoughtful, interesting and very informative tour, thank you.

Jassim Hyat, Pakistan

Mike brought the past alive, the kids loved it. They are all Highland warriors now!

Susan Mitchell, London

We saw lots of beautiful places and learnt much history from you. You and the tour were the highlight of our trip to Scotland….We hope to see you again one day.

Hampton & Patricia Stewart, Pebble Beach, California

This really was the highlight of our trip to the UK, just great !

Mike McLellan, Alabama, USA

We were blessed to have you guide us for 4 days from East to West across the Scottish Highlands – your local knowledge made this trip a wonderful experience and a memory to be cherished.

Lisa and Roy Wegleitner - Texas, USA.

Mike, you totally rock, thank you for an awesome day

Sean Larkin, USA

It was one of the most exciting and picturesque trips I have ever taken (and I am a very experienced world traveller). Special thanks to Mike for a fantastic day out, for all his historical knowledge and his passion for his job – I want to come back to Scotland!

Anastasija, Latvia

What a beautiful day out we had, thank you Mike.

Azizulazmi Mohd Johar. Malaysia

Such a great tour, so much to see and our guide was charming!

Pam Gachara. Kenya

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

The coolest place I’ve ever been to, the tour was a revelation, this guy’s the business.

Kerry McAvoy, Australia

Absolutely amazing, what a history!

The Fleming family - Belfast

Royal Deeside is one of the most beautiful parts of the British Isles, there is nothing like it

Sarah Vine, The Times

A great addition to the North-East’s attractions list

Abdn City and Shire Hotels Association

Totally enchanting, this was the highlight of my Scottish holiday.

Gayle Olson, California

This was the best day we have enjoyed in Scotland and Ireland.

Sophia Ianetta, Italy

Superb, Mike’s stories from start to finish were very entertaining, the scenery is out of this world and we loved our picnic.

Anette Van Geel, Holland

We loved our trip through the lovely valley of the Dee, once was not enough, we’ll be back

Ingeborg Helsing, Oslo

We just fell in love with the Highlands, what a romantic place, what an amazing history, this has been the best day we spent in Scotland

Angelika and Marius, Hungary

We were deeply impressed with the landscape, history, insights and stories about Scotland and also your pleasant and friendly manner. It was like a day out with an old friend.

Stefan Oettmeier, Frankfurt, Germany

Michael and I wanted to tell you how much we enjoyed the day with you – I LOVE SCOTLAND – it’s so beautiful – Thanks again.

Jayne and Michael Jones - USA.

Mike, just wanted to say thanks for one and a half fantastic days travelling through the best of Scotland, Sue and I loved it

John and Sue Zemon, USA

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

We loved it, what history, what scenery!

M.Ortiz. Argentina

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 Dunnottar Castle at Stonehaven. His passion for this beautiful part of the country is infectious, I cannot recommend him enough.

Ms Alanoud Alsharekh, Kuwait

A truly unforgettable experience, this was the highlight of our holiday in Scotland.

The Kerkelyan family, California

Hidden Deeside Tours are a ‘cut above the rest’, I want to come back next year!

VIP guest

Hugely enjoyable.

Stacey Powells - California

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.

We loved the picnic in ‘Queen Victoria’s forest, the scenery was just amazing, what a great secret!

The MacPherson family, Edinburgh

Mike’s stories and history made the past come alive, just magical.

Anne Divers, Arizona

Immensely enjoyable, Mike’s humour included!

The Havrani family, Israel

A fantastic tour, we loved every minute of it and will be back!

David Curtis, USA

Mike led us on this tour of Deeside with great charm and knowledge, I am sure we heard a whisper from some of those ‘voices on the braes of Mar’…

Graeme Wilkinson, Leeds

A lovely day out with a charming host, thank you Mike.

Eva Lakatos, Budapest, Hungary

Our guests had the most wonderful day out on Deeside with you. Mike, you are a great brand ambassador for Scotland.

Heather Allan, Ballater, Deeside


Mike Robson, MA (Hons)
Tour Director

Tel: 07920 801546
Email: theaberdeenagency@btinternet.com