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3 day North East 250 - small group tour

Day 1We'll depart Edinburgh and begin our journey north past the impressive Forth Railway Bridge. You'll visit Scone Palace and learn of its colourful and exciting past. As we continue north through the Spittal of Glenshee and the Cairngorms National Park you'll really feel like you've entered the Highlands. We'll stop for lunch in the pretty village of Braemar before a quick stop at Crathie Kirk, the royal family's regular place of worship. Our day ends by visiting the incredible Dunnottar Castle, this dramatic ruined cliff top fortress will take your breath away! Our first overnight stop is in the pretty harbour town of Stonehaven. Day 2Leaving Stonehaven we continue north up the east coast. Pitmedden Garden an absolutely stunning re-created Scottish Renaissance walled garden. We'll continue up the coast stopping at sandy beaches and friendly villages. You'll also be able to see Elgin's ruined cathedral before we journey through whisky making country. Speyside distilleries carry out 2 thirds of malt production, producing over 226 million litres of malt whisky every year! The village of Grantown-on-Spey is your overnight stop.Day 3After a restful night in Grantown-on-Spey we will begin our journey south, stopping enroute to try some delicious single malt whisky*. We will also visit the Highland Folk Museum, an incredible place where you can journey back in time from the early 1700s to the mid 1900s.

$57.67 Day Trips & Excursions

Scottish Castles: Glamis and Dunnottar - Italian Tour Guide

The tour departs at 8.00 am and returns to Edinburgh at approximately 6:15 pm. • From Edinburgh to Glamis CastleWe will leave Edinburgh at 8.00 and after our first stop in North Queensferry, where we will be able to contemplate the famous bridge over the Forth River, we will arrive to Glamis castle, in which King Duncan was murdered by Macbeth. As we watch its amazing outline of towers and pinnacles, we will listen to its ghost and mysteries legends and stories. • StonehavenThen, we will head to Stonehaven, where we will have time for lunch (not included) and we can enjoy the landscape offered by the county of Aberdeen, with its farming fields on one side and the coastal route on the other. • Dunnottar CastleAfter that, we will arrive to Dunnottar Castle. It was a key place in the dark years of the Independence wars in the XIV century. Robert Bruce conquered it and it has been an inspiration for painters, writers and film directors, because of its dramatic position on the cliffs of the Scottish coast. • From Dundee to EdinburghOur last stop will be in Dundee, from which we will catch a glimpse of the RRS Discovery, the wooden three-masted ship that carried Captain Scott on his first, successful journey to the Antarctic. Before heading back to Edinburgh, at 18.15, we will pass through the Silicon Glen, the Scottish Silicon valley, where the high tech companies are mingled with the barely fields and the lakes, in a region that is of vital importance for the economy of the country.

$57.67 Day Trips & Excursions

Scottish Castles: Glamis and Dunnottar - Spanish Tour Guide

The tour departs at 8.00 am and returns to Edinburgh at approximately 6:15 pm.  • From Edinburgh to Glamis CastleWe will leave Edinburgh at 8.00 and after our first stop in North Queensferry, where we will be able to contemplate the famous bridge over the Forth River, we will arrive to Glamis castle, in which King Duncan was murdered by Macbeth. As we watch its amazing outline of towers and pinnacles, we will listen to its ghost and mysteries legends and stories. • StonehavenThen, we will head to Stonehaven, where we will have time for lunch (not included) and we can enjoy the landscape offered by the county of Aberdeen, with its farming fields on one side and the coastal route on the other. • Dunnottar CastleAfter that, we will arrive to Dunnottar Castle. It was a key place in the dark years of the Independence wars in the XIV century. Robert Bruce conquered it and it has been an inspiration for painters, writers and film directors, because of its dramatic position on the cliffs of the Scottish coast. • From Dundee to EdinburghOur last stop will be in Dundee, from which we will catch a glimpse of the RRS Discovery, the wooden three-masted ship that carried Captain Scott on his first, successful journey to the Antarctic. Before heading back to Edinburgh, at 18.15, we will pass through the Silicon Glen, the Scottish Silicon valley, where the high tech companies are mingled with the barely fields and the lakes, in a region that is of vital importance for the economy of the country.

$79.45 Sightseeing Tickets & Passes

Aberdeenshire Castle Tour

Our tour will start with Dunnottar Castle just outside the charming village of Stonehaven.  Dunnottar is a dramatic and evocative ruined cliff top fortress which was the home of the Earls Marischal, once one of the most powerful families in Scotland. You will have time to explore the castle & grounds as well as the small cove bay before climbing back up the cliff side stairs to venture to our next stop.A short drive further south and inland is the village of Edzell, a Georgian era town with stunning Arch entrance to the high street. Just outside the village  is Edzell Castle.  This ruined castle gives you a sense of the standing of the Lindsay family from the beauty of their lordly seat. Its highlight is the great garden added in 1604, which has enclosing walls featuring decoration unique in Britain. Now you've seen your first two castles  you'll be ready for lunch and refreshments.  We will visit one of the area's local cafes/restaurants where can be sure of enjoying fresh and regional cuisine.After lunch we will head over the Cairn o'mount pass and experience some breath taking views before reaching Banchory and Crathes Castle.  Crathes is an impressive building standing against a backdrop of rolling hills and set within its own glorious gardens, the Castle is every inch the classic Scottish tower house. With large walled gardens and woodland estate, you'll have plenty to discover.The tour does not include entry to the castles which are: Dunnottar £7.00, Edzell £6.00 and Crathes £13.00. Lunch is on average £15.00 per person.There will be several photo opportunities during the tour. There is a lot of walking and many stairs on this tour.