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From Aberdeen: Castles, Whisky and Food Tasting Tour

1. From Aberdeen: Castles, Whisky and Food Tasting Tour

Get a taste both for Scottish history and local produce on this full-day tour from Aberdeen. Visit a whisky distillery and a very special castle, Castle Fraser along with examples of the regional heritage. Savor samples of local food and drink during the tour. After gathering at the meeting point, make your way to Glen Garioch Distillery in Oldmeldrum. Glen Garioch is the most easterly distillery in Scotland and has been making whisky since 1797 in what is affectionately known as a Highland-Speyside Style. Discover the history of whisky and how it is made on the Founders Tour around the distillery, and relish a tasting of their Founder's Reserve. Next, head to Castle Fraser, part of the National Trust for Scotland. Castle Fraser —not related to that famous Outlander, Jamie Fraser — is one of the few castles to have been managed by a Lady Laird and has an impressive avenue of trees and a landscaped garden. Delve into the regional heritage with a mixture of attractions - this can be from one of the largest Stone circles in Aberdeen, dramatic ruins or stunning landscapes to beautiful gardens and picturesque villages. Sample and learn about the food and drink of the North East. Food samples and tastes will be offered throughout the day showcasing the wonderful produce available in the region whetting your appetite for more. The tour will then conclude at the original meeting point.

Speyside Whisky Trail 1-Day Tour from Aberdeen

2. Speyside Whisky Trail 1-Day Tour from Aberdeen

Leaving Aberdeen in the morning you’ll arrive first in Royal Deeside, one of the favored holiday locations of the British royal family. At the Cambus O’May forest, walk in the woods and reenergize in the pristine environment that makes this area such a draw for visitors. Invigorated by the walk, head deeper into the national park as you travel past Cockbridge and Tomintoul. This legendary stretch of road regularly sees the first of the snowy winter weather and crosses the mountain pass known locally as the Lecht. You’ll have plenty of time for photo opportunities on this unforgettable route. Then, delve into the home of whisky in the Speyside region. Stop at the Speyside Cooperage where you’ll get to know the history of Scotland’s oak casks. Next, head to one of the Speyside towns for lunch before visiting Cardhu distillery. This is the first distillery pioneered by a woman, Helen Cumming. Today, Cardhu is the most important whisky in Johnnie Walker Black Label. You leave Cardhu full of appreciation for whisky and arrive in Aberdeen in the early evening. It’s now up to you whether you continue the whisky tasting into the night.

Aberdeen: Walking City and Food Tour

3. Aberdeen: Walking City and Food Tour

Take a guided walk through the city of Aberdeen to discover its history and food culture. Start your tour at the Maritime Museum and learn about the maritime history and how fishing contributed to the development of Aberdeen and the influences this had. Take in views over the Aberdeen Harbour, the fish district, and learn about some remnants of the late medieval parts of the city. The first tasting and course will be related to maritime influences. The Green was once the heart of working-class Aberdeen and where the weekly market used to be held. Today, there are several great food places including and occasional markets and festival. Hear of the brewsters who used to call the Green home. Belmont Street is the international quarter of the city and home to a fair number of pubs and eateries. Learn about the history of one of Aberdeen's oldest pubs. A second tasting with international flavor will be enjoyed here. Next, in front of Marischal College is the statue of Robert the Bruce holding a charter for the city of Aberdeen. At this stop, you'll learn more about how the city evolved and the coat of arms. A further tasting of locally made produce and a toast to the Scottish King in recognition of his status. Rounding the tour off is a tasting of locally produced beer, wine, or gin at one of the region's fine local pubs/producers in the city center.

Scotland: Northern Highlights Sightseeing Pass

4. Scotland: Northern Highlights Sightseeing Pass

Experience some of North East Scotland's top attractions and tours and get up to 50% off admission with the Northern Highlights Pass. With a 3 month pass enjoy discounts at over 25locations. Decide what you feel like doing on the day, from castles to museums and whisky to coastlines, and make the most of your savings. Here's where you can save: • Macduff Marine Aquarium - 20% off admission • Balmoral Castle and Estate - 10% off admission • Grampian Transport Museum - 50% off admission • Maryculter House - 30% off afternoon tea • Craggan Outdoors - 10% off activities • Bothies and Bannocks - 10% off food and drink tours • Kincardine Estate - 10% off fishing • Peterculter Golf Club - 25% off a round of golf • Peterhead Prison Museum - 10% off admission • Sixt Car Rental - 15% off car rental • Gordon Castle and Walled Garden - 10% off afternoon tea experience • House of Mulben - 15% off activities • Ride In Peace Adventures - 20% off bespoke RIPA Deeside MTB tours • Strathisla Distillery - 10% off tours • The Gordon Highlanders Museum -10% off admission • Dewar's Aberfeldy Distillery Tour - 10% off tour • Aberdeenshire Highland Cattle Ltd - 15% off admission • Still Tours Scotland - 10% off a selection of tours • Dewar’s Aberfeldy Distillery - 10% off admission • Blair Castle and Gardens - 15% off admission • More Moray Tours & Transport - 10% off bookings • Cullen Sea School - 10% off • Timberbush Tours - 15% off selection of tours • City of Aberdeen Distillery & Gin School - 10% off tours and Gin School • E Guide - 10% off mountain bike tours and bike hire • Ogilvy Spirits Distillery - 10% off tours • Toll House Spirits - 15% off Gin Experiences and Gin School

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What people are saying about Aberdeen

I really enjoyed this evening tour. Jacqueline pointed out buildings dating to the 16th century which were tucked away down narrow side streets which I wouldn't normally have noticed. She also explained how the city was established and Union Street constructed in 1801. She also showed us interesting black and white aerial photos of the splendid Marischal College which showed a large quad of manicured lawns in the interior, not visible from the outside at ground level. Jacqueline took us to places for food tasting including delicious cullen skink and she also had prepared for us homemade oatcakes. Cocktails at a bar to finish. A great evening out, educational and also fun.

We had the best day ever. Alice was fantastic, funny, kind and informative. We went to so many cool places and had such a memorable day. It’s actually the best tour we have done - it was the perfect mix of people and activities, the drive was magical and the scenery amazing. I even achieved my dream of kissing a highland cow on the nose! My partner had a birthday and she got given a tiny doll sized bottle of whisky by the shopkeeper which made us laugh with delight. We will be back for more tours with the same company again. Thank you Alice!

This tour was a definitive highlight of my stay in Aberdeen! Jacqueline was so knowledgeable and friendly and helped me get a more 'real' taste of Aberdeenshire. The small group was intimate and a nice change from the large day tour groups I've joined before. Plus she gave great tips for other things to do and see for the rest of my stay and pointed me in the right direction for a truly local dinner experience you wouldn't find yourself. I'd definitely consider her other tours when I eventually make my way back to Aberdeen!

The tour was super nice. Our guide was really great. Took a lot of time and paid close attention to the little things. Local specialties were served in between. The additional whiskey tour was conducted by the distillery itself and was very informative and well done. Thank you for the great day.

Wonderful tour! History, architecture, food and drinks for all to be able to appreciate. All while walking around the City and seeing the sites.