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Aberdeen City Tours taking 2 to 3 or 4 hours and other City Tours in Scotland if the Tour lasts longer than 2 days.
This Tour comprises of driving around the Aberdeen City centre in our 6 seat luxury minibus to see the main clock tower in Union Street / Broad Street.
Also to see Union Terrace where you see the statues of William Wallace and Robert Burns, Albert and King Edward as well as His Majesties Theatre, Central Library and the Denburn Park area and Golden square at the rear of the music hall in Union Street the main street in Aberdeen.
Further on over the bridge at Schoolhill you see the Art Gallery with the statue of the lion in front and the Robert Gordon University and then Mariscal College building with the majestic cleaned and ornate granite now occupied by Aberdeen city council near the historic Provost Skene's House.
The Castlegate square can be seen at the top end of Union Street as you pass into King Street that heads north for 2 miles to the old Aberdeen city area where the universities were founded by Lord Elphinstone in 1494 are located next to Kings college chapel with the impressive stained glass windows, organ and very good acoustics.
Then we go over the Bridge or (Brig) of ( o) Don on the northern edge of the city to see the Brig O Balgownie originally built in the year 1320 some 700 hundred years old the oldest bridge in the UK. In Balgownie Road not far away there is Thomas Glover's house he was an Aberdonian who helped build the Japanese navy and helped set up the Mitubushi car giant who lived from 1838 to 1912.
Then we drive along the Aberdeen seafront which is called the Sunset Boulevard by the Golf Linx, Pitodrie football stadium ( the first covered seated stadium in the UK around the year 1900) , Ice Arena and the round red roofed Beach Ballroom built in 1930's past the amusement park and Double Trees hotel to Fittie at the foot of the Dee river which flows into the harbour. This is a very quaint old terraced fishing village with ornate sheds and gardens of the seashell and gnome kind by the entrance to Aberdeen Harbour and Control Tower to manage the flow of Oil support vessels and North Link Ferry that goes to Orkney and Shetland in the far north each day.
We continue around the Aberdeen harbour to the Victoria bridge past the old Tram shed over the river Dee to an area called Torry and follow the road with a good view of the Silver Darling seafood restaurant and entrance to the Aberdeen harbour. On this coastal road we have another golf course called Nigg and a lighthouse and a twin fog warning horn before we come into the next bay at Nigg itself alongside Torry on the south side of the city.
We also visit the very nice free entrance Duthie Park winter gardens with greenhouses that house warmer climate plants of all kinds with a nice cafe' alongside.
Another place to visit is the Maritime museum at Ship row with free entrance and the Stratosphere near the Beach Ballroom.We also explain and show visitors the site by the Queens Road, Aberdeen of Rubislaw Quarry the deepest manmade hole in Europe at 465 feet to the bottom lower than sea level. This large hole in the ground was quarried for 200 years using its grey granite that was used to build most of Aberdeen Silver city city between 1871 and 1971 when labour was much cheaper.
Nearby we show visitors the Gordon Highland regimental army museum and Hazlehead Park on the west side of the city.
Please note the cost of a city Tour is £40 per hour in either of our 6 seat minibus or 4 seat estate car and we will take one or two persons, but it would be the same price.
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We offer one day sightseeing tours from Aberdeen city.
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All tours are currently closed, we have taken the advise of the U.K Government. This guidance is for everyone. It advises on social distancing measures we should all be taking to reduce social interaction between people in order to reduce the transmission of coronavirus (COVID-19). Our tours are classed as a social interactive event therefore we will be closed until further notice. Please keep safe.
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A selection of Day Trips, Sightseeing tours from Aberdeen- All tours with a local Scottish guide
Our seven scheduled full day tours from Aberdeen, all these tours start from Downtown Aberdeen. Heading out from the city your experienced Driver/Guide will give you a fully commentated tour as you travel on your selected Aberdeen Tour with us. Tour listings below include our Winter tours that operate from November-March. just click away......for full details.
Deeside Whisky Tour
From Aberdeen our Deeside Whisky Tour, Lochnagar Whisky Distillery and Deeside views.
Highlights of this Aberdeen Day Tour Braemar and Lochnagar Distillery
Loch Ness Tour
From Aberdeen with visit Loch Ness and Mountain View route.
Highlights of this Aberdeen Day Tour Loch Ness and Mountain Route
Aberdeen City Tour
Aberdeen City tour hear and see all about the Granite City of Aberdeen .
Highlights Old Aberdeen, Sea Front, Harbour and Duthie Park
Whisky and Castle Tour
Delgatie Castle and Glendronach
From Aberdeen our Whisky and Castle Tour.
Highlights of this Day Tour Glendronach Distillery and Delgatie Castle
Glenfiddich Whisky Tour
Speyside Whisky Tour of Glenfiddich Distillery .
Highlights of this Aberdeen Day Tour Glenfiddich Distillery
Two Castles Tour
Dunnottar and Crathes Castle Tour
From Aberdeen Dunnottar Castle and Crathes Castle sightseeing tour.
Highlights of this Aberdeen Day Tour Dunnottar Castle and Crathes Castle
Highland Mystery Tour
From Aberdeen Highland Mystery Tour .
Highlights of this Aberdeen Day Tour "don't know until we get there"
Aberdeen Private Tour
From Aberdeen a private tour of Castles, Whisky Distilleries of the North East of Scotland.
Highlights of this Aberdeen Day a selection of Castles and Distilleries
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We pick you up at your accommodation then travel onto Castles, Whisky and Mountains.....
Private day tours from Aberdeen, you can book a private tour as a single person or small group up to seven people are welcomed on a private tailored tour of Aberdeenshire Castles or Speyside Whisky Distilleries. Your Aberdeen Private tour Starts with a pick-up from your accommodation a choice of a Heritage Tours, Distilleries, Castles, Highland Views, Coastal Villages or Highland Games can be offered on the day of the tour. These tours are a minimum of eight hours long and can be tailored to your requirements and interests. Aberdeen private tours can be booked on any day when available through our online booking system or at Aberdeen VisitScotland iCentre. Included accommodation pick up/Drop off service, experienced Driver/Guide, comfortable vehicle.
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From Aberdeen Delgatie Castle Tour
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From Aberdeen Glenfiddich Distillery
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We have listed above our Winter Tours that operate from November 2019 - March 2020. For our summer tours they run from April - October 2020.
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Speyside Private Whisky Tour from Aberdeen
- Tour ID: 1157
- Tour theme: Aberdeen Day Tours (Group Tours) , Historic and Cultural Tours ,
- Duration: 1 Day - 8 hours approx.
- Starts from: Aberdeen
From Aberdeen we tour to Speyside Malt Whisky Country, Glenlivet Distillery, Speyside cooperage and Glenfiddich Distillery are some of the highlights of tour.
Loch Ness and Inverness Private Tour from Aberdeen
- Tour ID: 1283
- Duration: 1 Day - 12 hours approx.
Aberdeen Loch Ness and Inverness day tour. Traveling in a small grouped tour from Aberdeen to Johnstones Cashmere, Elgin, Loch Ness, Urquhart Castle, Inverness.
Royal Deeside and Balmoral Castle Private Tour from Aberdeen
- Tour ID: 1156
- Duration: 1 Day - 7 hours 30min approx.
From Aberdeen we travel West following the River Dee see and hear about this historic Glen, a visit to Balmoral Castle, Highland Holiday home of Royal Family...
Scotland Castle Country Private Tour from Aberdeen
- Tour ID: 1158
Privately guided tour from Aberdeen to Scotlands Castle Country.Today we visit two very different castles - Dunottar Castle, Crathes Castle and Falls of Feugh.
Private Whisky and Castle Tour from Aberdeen
- Tour ID: 1159
Aberdeen Whisky and Castle private day tour from Aberdeen we travel North from Aberdeen city, Glen Garioch Whisky Distillery and then the mystical Fyvie Castle.
Private Tour to Glamis Castle and St Andrews from Aberdeen
- Tour ID: 1160
- Duration: 1 Day - 9 hours approx.
On this day tour from Aberdeen we visit Glamis Castle, the childhood home of Elizabeth, the Queen Mother and the home of golf St Andrews, University, Cathedral.
Aberdeen Private City Tour
- Tour ID: 1155
- Duration: 1 Day - 6-8 hours approx.
Aberdeen City Tour takes you on a voyage of discovery of Aberdeen. Kings College, St.Machar Cathedral, Footdee Village, Aberdeen harbour, Duthie Park, Granite..
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visiting Aberdeen on 31st august is there a hop on hop off bus service around the city .please
Did not see one when I was there a couple of years ago. We arranged own tour to include Marischall College, Old Kings, Forresterhill, Hillhead and the Beach Ballroom. That was a class reunion so you may want to add others in your list.
There used to be a seasonal open-top bus that ran round the main tourist sites/parks/beach etc but I don't think that has run for several years now - not since they rebranded the routes into "lines"
My best suggestion is that you get a day ticket (£4 to 5.00 OTOH) and keep a copy of the network plan handy:
Most services do pass in and out of the city centre and most of these go down Union St, so it is usually no bother hopping-on and off.
Also bear in mind that First Bus timetables are one of the greatest works of fiction know to man but they do turn-up, eventually.
thank you ,that sounds helpful.
No hop on hop off as far as I know, but the standard buses are pretty good, as per info in previous post. If you want to explore outwith the city, then Stagecoach is the local provider.
These walking tours have become very popular in the last few years -
that's helpful. Problem walking, or that would be my choice .Thankyou.
This company might be worth looking at too
That company won't be a lot of use for getting around the city itself - but for getting out into Aberdeenshire, yes it is useful but a good proportion of their destinations can be reached via public transport fairly easily.
True, I was just trying to help and with no HoHo bus and mobility issues for the OP, where's the harm?
I'm not connected to Aberdeenshire Tours in any way shape or form, just giving another option which may or may not be helpful to the OP.
thanks for your help , we are flying to Aberdeen ,,and arrive early just wanted to visit in city for the day .Were going to Braemar Games.
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Grey and regal. Powerful and unforgettable. You’re picturing a castle, aren’t you? What if we told you we’re talking about ‘The Granite City’, Aberdeen. When you take a tour from Aberdeen, you can first experience this silver city and how it was constructed out of stunning stone. And when you board a Scotland tour departing from Aberdeen , you gain access to some of the most incredible castles , mesmerising mountains and the famous Speyside whisky region.
Planning Your Trip from Aberdeen
With Speyside on your doorstep, you’d be a miss not to partake in a whisky tour and sample uisge beatha, the ‘water of life’ here in Scotland. Or maybe you’re drawing to imposing castles clinging precariously to a jagged cliff’s edge? Whatever your plan, we’ve got a great range of day trips waiting for you in Aberdeen.
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There’s a wealth of beautiful locations to tour alongside Aberdeen that we want to protect for future generations to enjoy. Through our responsible travel initiative , we take ownership of our actions by donating, volunteering and travelling by small mini-coaches to help preserve the land for many generations to come.
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- Enjoy a little buzz? Aberdeen has more than a dozen whisky distilleries to explore within the city’s limits, not to mention in the surrounding Speyside region. - The region of Royal Deeside in Aberdeenshire was a royal favourite, home to the magnificent Balmoral Castle where the late Queen spent much of her time.
Don’t Miss Out
- You didn’t come to roam Scotland for the modern world, so make sure you explore Old Aberdeen’s winding burgh, a trove of time-worn buildings and a character of its own. - William Wallace fans might be interested in visiting St Machar’s Cathedral to pay their respects to his left quarter… which is currently buried in the walls of the cathedral.
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