Welcome to Aberdeen

Known throughout Scotland as the granite city, much of the town was built using silvery-grey granite hewn from the now-abandoned Rubislaw Quarry, at one time the biggest artificial hole in the ground in Europe. On a sunny day the granite lends an attractive glitter to the city, but when low, grey rain clouds scud in off the North Sea it can be hard to tell where the buildings stop and the sky begins.

Royal Deeside is easily accessible to the west, Dunnottar Castle to the south, sandy beaches to the north and whisky country northwest.

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$80.30 Day Trips & Excursions

Full-Day Loch Ness Tour from Aberdeen

Traveling in a small group tour from Aberdeen, we travel North from Aberdeen city, following the main road A96. Hear about the areas history, and see the fine landscapes on route. Our tour starts from Aberdeen Visitor Information Centre.The first stop of the day is Johnstone’s Cashmere, Elgin. Following on, we travel to Loch Ness our main tour stop of the day. There is plenty of time for a tour of the Loch on a Jacobite boat cruise or a visit to Urquhart Castle with some Lunch. There is an entry fee required if you wish to see the Castle or go on the Loch Cruise.After lunch and visit of Loch Ness we travel via Inverness, past Culloden battlefield to the Clava cairns these are a type of Bronze Age circular chambered tomb cairns. Then we head back over the mountain roads to Aberdeen, Inverurie & Huntly Visitor Information Centre.Our Loch Ness Day tour takes around 11 hours in duration.

$66.92 Day Trips & Excursions

Full-Day Balmoral Castle Tour from Aberdeen

From Aberdeen we travel West following the River Dee. See and hear about this historic Glen and enjoy a visit to Balmoral Castle, Highland Holiday home of the Royal Family. Our tour starts from Aberdeen Visitor Information Centre. We travel through Aberdeen's West end seeing the grand granite houses then along the North Deeside Road. We cross over the river Dee to the Bridge of Feugh waterfall to see if we can catch a glimpse of the salmon jumping up the falls.We then continue travelling through Banchory, Aboyne.  Heading deeper up Deeside we do a photo Stop at Crathie Kirk. This Church has been used by the Royal family for worship since Queen Victoria and Prince Albert discovered and bought Balmoral Castle & Estate.  Our main visit of the day is Balmoral Castle(entry fee required). There is free time for a tour of Balmoral Castle Ballroom and grounds. This will also be our lunch stop. There is also an optional visit to Lochnagar Distillery(entry fee required), for a tour of the distillery and a “wee dram”(shot of Whisky) We then return to Aberdeen Visitor, Inverurie & Huntly Information Centre. Our Aberdeen Royal Deeside & Balmoral tour takes around 7.5 hrs.

$726.06 Transfers & Ground Transport

One Way Private Transfer From Aberdeen Dyce Airport to Edinburgh

Advise the tour operator beforehand of your estimated arrival time. Relax on your flight to Aberdeen in the knowledge that your private driver will be monitoring your flight in case of any delay, ready to meet you when you arrive.Simply clear yourself through customs at Aberdeen Dyce Airport and find your private driver holding a sign with your name on it. Please make sure your cell phone is turned on. Allow your driver to assist with your luggage, then relax and enjoy the view on the roughly 2.5-hour drive to Edinburgh. While driving you can enjoy the rural and urban areas around Edinburgh and might pass by the famed Holyrood Palace or Edinburgh Castle. The trip concludes with a convenient drop-off at your Edinburgh accommodations.To make sure that your transfer progresses smoothly, provide the operator with your flight number and the address of your destination in Edinburgh when you confirm the booking. As soon as you are booked, you will receive a transfer voucher to present to your private driver.

$611.98 Transfers & Ground Transport

Low Cost Private Transfer From Aberdeen Dyce Airport to Glasgow City - One Way

Relax and enjoy while your private driver leads you the way to your location in Glasgow. Don’t worry about any transfer details or specifics as everything will be taken care of. Do not worry about finding your way to the taxi’s while carrying a big luggage as your private driver will be waiting for you in the arrival terminal holding  a sign with your name on it. The driver will monitor your flight in case of delay. Once you arrived he will assist with your luggage and lead you to the car. After you and the driver double-checked the destination you provided us with he will take you straight to your destination in Glasgow. While driving you can enjoy the rural and urban areas of Glasgow and might pass by the famous Botanic Gardens or the Glasgow Lighthouse.To make sure that your transfer progresses smoothly we ask you to provide us with your flight number and the address of destination in Glasgow when you confirm the booking. As soon as you booked you will receive a transfer voucher to present to your private driver.We hope to see you soon in Glasgow!

$86.99 Day Trips & Excursions

Full-Day Highland Mystery Tour from Aberdeen

From Aberdeen we travel on a Highland Mystery Tour. Your tour guide will offer you destinations and places of interest. The Mystery tour itinerary is is made on that day.The type of tour you may end up going on are: Historic Castles Whisky Distilleries Mountains & Views Coastal Fishing Towns Loch Ness Highland Games Glamis Castle Stone Circles Johnstones Cashmere Baxters of Speyside Deans Shortbread Huntly Castle Alford Transport Museum The list goes on and on.. For a real special Day out with a twist!!!! ~Mystery Tour~ Entry fees may be required and no meals are included in this Tour We return to Aberdeen Visitor Information Centre. Our Mystery Tour takes around 8-9 hrs. Tour Runs on a Sunday only

$11.98 Sightseeing Tickets & Passes

Royal Deeside PassporTour

You can purchase the PassporTour at the special discounted rate of £8.95, which also contains vouchers offering a potential saving of £200, all of which can to be used whilst exploring the stunning area of Royal Deeside Scotland.The visitor guide is packed with helpful information about the area including history, culture, traditions as well as practical advice on what to see and do and help to uncover the hidden gems.The voucher section of the book includes either free or discounted entrance tickets to attractions and activities and also includes savings on retail. (Terms & conditions apply) Examples of vouchers that are valid until 31.12.18 include:Free entry offered at Braemar Castle based 2 for 1 on entry.Visit the National Trust for Scotland properties at Crathes Castle, Drum Castle or Craigievar Castle where 4 children go free when you purchase 2 Adult ticketsTake in a film at The Barn with 2 for 1 entry on the Wednesday Film Nights.Keep fit with The Unit Gym offer with 2 for 1 entry valid for a drop in session.Perhaps take a guided walk with Hiilgoers offering a complimentary free place with the purchase of a guided walk of equal value. This one is worth £40 alone!Try our 4 PassporTour Trails  Golf Trail   Tea & Cake Trail  Food Trail  Explorer TrailAll these trails save you a minimum of 10% off at the participating local businesses.In addition there are several other discounts such as 20% off Accommodation at the Luxury Marcliffe Hotel.Take 15% off at Go Ape, the exciting TreeTop Adventures at Crathes Castle.Try you hand at Trout Fishing by boat with 10% off at Glen Tanar or take 10 % off Bike Hire with CycleHighlands. The list goes on………In addition there are also savings and discounts on food, drink, art, outdoor clothing and even a famous bottle of whisky or two!Purchasing your PassporTour is easy, simply book and pay via Viator and receive instant confirmation of your purchase.Your confirmation email acts as your receipt and can be exchanged for a PassporTour from one of our selected pick up points once in the area, details shown on the confirmation.We do not normally post the PassporTour out in advance as this will incur additional costs to you to cover postal charges. However please contact us directly for more help or advice A warm welcome awaits you when you visit Royal Deeside, Aberdeenshire. You can also find out more of what the area has to offer from the following destinations www.visitaberdeenshire.com and www.visitcairngorms.com