Usually this means Touring only one or two castles or one whisky distillery and one castle inside. It depends on how long you visit each place as it takes time to get to each place and to go to and from your pick-up point.
We recommend you avoid a sit-down lunch and eat snacks while travelling to get the most out of your Tour time.
Shorter Tours include Aberdeen city Tours and or other Scottish cities if part of a longer Tour.
Sample Itineraries: Day Trips & Tours
Tour Itinerary 1: Of Whisky & War.
A one-day whistle-stop tour of Scotland’s Castle Country, taking in a few distilleries on route! A short trip for up to 8 persons in our Mercedes Vito 111 people carrier.
11.00am: Arrive at Dufftown, Moray and stop at the Glenfiddich Distillery. Take the free Glenfiddich Tour, delivered in several languages, including an informative film explaining the history of whisky making in the early days with founder Willie Grant. After your tour and a short whisky tasting, you can make a visit to the Glenfiddich whisky shop before we move on.
12.30pm Take lunch at Glenfiddich Distillery or places to eat and drink at the village of Aberlour near the Spey River, Morayshire .
2pm Take a trip to Speyside, on the banks of the River Spey, famous in Whisky circles for the quality of the underground water sources which supply the distilleries in this area. Here you can visit some well-known distilleries such as McCallan, Cardhu and Knockando, for a tour of a smaller distillery with a different flavour
4pm Return to Aberdeen by a different route inland or by the picturesque north east coast, arriving back in Aberdeen at approximately 5.30 pm to drop you off at your chosen location.
Other Itinerary’s : From Castles to Coast
Itinerary 2: To the South Starting from Aberdeen City, visiting Dunnottar Castle, Stopping at the Creel Inn at Catterline for lunch before taking in a visit to Stonehaven Harbour and finishing the day with a tour around Crathes Castle.
Itinerary 3: To the West From Aberdeen take a scenice drive out to Royal Deeside passing through the towns and villages of Banchory, Kincardine O Neil, Aboyne and Ballater before taking in HRH’s Scottish Residence, the breathtaking Balmoral Castle. Only open between April and July, the Royal family enjoy regular visits to this part of Scotland. Crossing over the hills, you will return to Aberdeen along Donside, taking in Strathdon, past the Lonach Park – home of the world famous Lonach Highland Games, the historic Kildrummy Castle and the small town of Alford.
Itinerary 4: To the North
from Aberdeen and take in some of the most unforgettable parts of the NE Coastline. From a variety of historic fishing and crofting villages, you could experience the rugged beauty of Huntly , Portsoy , Sandend , Cullen , Portknockie , Findochty ,Portessie, Portgordon Banff/Macduff , Cuminestown , Fraserburgh and not forgetting the tiny hamlet of Pennan – best known as the location for the 1980’s block buster “Local Hero”.