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Dunnottar Castle and Royal Deeside 1-Day Tour from Aberdeen

Dunnottar Castle and Royal Deeside 1-Day Tour from Aberdeen

Activity provider: Rabbie's Small Group Tours
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From US$ 56.54 per person

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Combine the majestic heights of Royal Deeside with the epic cliff-top site of Dunnottar Castle on this scenic driving-tour. Explore some of the area's most fascinating landmarks like the falls of Feugh and Muir Nature Reserve amongst others.

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Duration 9 hours
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Witness the stunning historical landmark of Dunnottar Castle
  • See the Falls of Feugh
  • Relax in a luxury Mercedes vehicle
  • Take a trip through the Cairngorms National Park
  • Admire the landscape of the Muir
Full description
Travel in style in a Mercedes luxury 16-seat mini-coach from Aberdeen to one of Scotland’s archetypal structures, Dunnottar Castle. Witness the stunning fortress set on a cliff by the sea. It’s seen more battles than you’ve had cups of tea and is an essential Scottish destination. Your next stop is the Falls of Feugh. These cascading falls are mesmerizing; and if you’re lucky, you may even spot a salmon jumping up the river. It’s now time for lunch in Braemar, a lovely little village in the Cairngorms National Park with royal connections and plenty of local delicacies to try. After your delicious lunch, you'll then head to the Muir of Dinnet Nature Reserve and get the opportunity to go for a stroll. Keep your eyes peeled for otters, birds, and adders on this quintessential woodland walk. You leave the Cairngorms National Park and arrive in Aberdeen in the early evening.
Includes
  • Transportation by 16-seat Mercedes mini-coach
  • Services of an experienced driver/guide
  • Admission to attractions
  • Meals and refreshments
  • Gratuities (optional)

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Meeting point

(Stance 5) Aberdeen Bus Station, Guild Street, AB11 6NA

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Minimum age to participate is 5-years
  • You're restricted to 14 kilograms (31lbs) of luggage per person on the tours. This should be one piece of luggage similar to an airline carry-on bag (approximately 55cm x 45cm x 25cm / 22in x 17in x 10in) plus a small bag for onboard personal items
  • This small-group tour has a maximum of 16 participants, allowing for more personal service, more time with locals, more time off the bus, more time on the back roads and a more authentic, friendly experience
  • With time off the bus, you'll have the opportunity to take nature walks. It is recommended that you wear clothing and footwear suitable for the tour
  • Return time: approximately 6:00 PM
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 59 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.9/5
  • Value for money
    4.8/5
  • Safety
    4.6/5

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Very friendly and good Guide. Makes the ride interactive :) The bus is comfortable. The tour itself was very good, but at some points you just have too little time to really enjoy it all.. but that's the downside when you want to see as much as possible in a short timespan

November 14, 2022

Great tour, great guide, perfect day! Dunnottar castle - how impressive! - I could have spent an entire day there. Maybe the stop could have been extended at least by half an hour, but still you can see a lot in that time and decide to get back there on your own again for exploring the site again. It was amazing! All stops were great and always well timed. Alice is so friendly and has an eye for also very small nice things to point out and show (jumping salmons, Scottish cattle, ...) - exactly what I expect from visiting Scotland and taking such a tour. You have a really nice and friendly atmosphere in the bus, but still your privacy when strolling around at the stops. Alice told us her own stories and experiences and fully understood that the entire group was late since Balmoral Castle was made publicly accessible by the King and of course no one wanted to miss out this. That we then also saw a royal car could of course not be planed but definitely rounded off the highlights. Thanks!

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October 19, 2022

It was a very successful day! We were taken by Neill to all kinds of points including: Dunnottar Castle, Burn O'Vat, the town of Braemer, Balmoral Castle etc. We stopped at nice views. We did a lot that day, saw a lot and learned a lot about Scotland. Really a strong recommendation. We personally found Dunnottar Castle breathtaking!

September 26, 2022

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