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All of Aberdeenshire

Beaches, Castles, Whisky & More

Elizabeth

Your top rated guide

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Tours from Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire

Collection from and return to your local accommodation

Prices start from £275

Welcome to top-rated, small and personal Aberdeenshire Tours where you will arrive as a guest and leave as a friend. I am an experienced local tour guide specialising in truly private, customised day tours. I will create a bespoke day tour based on the things you want to do and see.

I am happy to show visitors the wonders of the north east of Scotland where there are more castles than anywhere else in the UK, some of the most famous whisky distilleries in the world, around 100 ancient stone circles, beautiful beaches, superb scenery and wonderful wildlife. I take great pride in my personal service and flexibility and am delighted with and proud of the wonderful reviews I have received from my lovely guests.

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I am an all 5 star rated guide on TripAdvisor

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I love new visitors and provide a first class service.

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I provide a bespoke service based on your requirements

The north east of Scotland has the most stunning and romantic scenery in all weathers.

Everyone of our day trips is unique and tailor made to your requirements with our unique insights.

Spectacular scenery; expansive, pristine beaches; amazing coastline; wonderful wildlife; distilleries and castles

I will provide a truly private, bespoke, customised chauffeur driven magical tour of the best spots in the north east.

I mean it when I say,
arrive as a guest and leave as a friend.

 
Elizabeth, Aberdeenshire Tours
Sally B
Sally B
20/06/2022
Perfect day in Aberdeen It is such a great way to see Scotland, with a guide who will take you to see what you want. I really enjoyed her help with photography, taking me to such beautiful locations and showing me angles to see the wildlife and views. Her individual tours are very Covid-safe and I got to take my time to see the things that I thoroughly enjoyed.…
Chrissy S
Chrissy S
12/06/2022
Great Tours around Aberdeenshire My day with Elizabeth was just perfect. She picked me up at my hotel in Royal Deeside and toured me around the countryside for the day. We saw a stone circle, a local castle, some villages my ancestors are from, as well as a trip to Newburgh Beach to see some seals and a little touring around Aberdeen as well. Elizabeth prepared an itinerary ahead of time, but then was very flexible to allow adjustments as we saw fit. She was also great company. I had such a lovely time; I highly recommend her for any type of tour you may want around Aberdeenshire.…
Phyllis F
Phyllis F
11/06/2022
An enriching and relaxing tour through Aberdeenshire Our day touring Aberdeenshire with our private guide Elizabeth could not have been more perfect. She picked us up at the hotel, and proceeded to guide us through the beautiful countryside, replete with castles, moors, meadows. Her commentary was low key but very informative making for a very rich but relaxing day. Elizabeth arranged a tour for us at a whiskey distillery with delightful tastings. In addition to the wonderful tour itself, it was absolutely delightful to have spent the day with Elizabeth. I could not recommend more highly her private tour of Aberdeenshire.…
Michael C
Michael C
01/04/2022
Exactly the Scottish experience we hoped for! My husband and I were in Aberdeen for 2 days, and walked around the city ourselves the first day. We wanted a private tour to limit Covid exposure, and Elizabeth took great care of us. She arrived at our hotel and we took Covid tests before we headed off. We’d asked to see a castle, have a whiskey tour, and see the countryside and she knocked it out of the park with all. We hit a ‘wee bit of fog’ at Dunnottar Castle and she was determined to make sure we got the best experience, so swung by again on our way back! I’m not a big whiskey fan so I got my tasting to go and brought it back to the States for my son to try; what a great option! I mentioned Balmoral Castle which wasn’t open, but she drove us to the gates and showed us great scenery and the river where the Queen Mother fished. Her car was a new hybrid, and we had a very comfortable and enjoyable day listening to stories with some history thrown in and a lot of easy going conversation. We would highly recommend Elizabeth to design a perfect experience for you.…
Jocelyne T
Jocelyne T
01/12/2019
Journée incroyable ! A l'occasion d'un déplacement professionnel, j'en ai profité pour rester à Aberdeen le weekend. Non véhiculée, je souhaitais visiter la ville et ses environs. Elisabeth a su me concocter un planning de visites original et qui m'a laissée très enthousiaste. Nous avons commencé par le stone circle (inconnu des locaux, après discussion avec un des chauffeurs de taxi), impressionnant à voir, puis nous avons eu droit à une visite privée au Haddo Castle (fermé au public) ! Puis nous avons visité le Fyvie Castle et le Old Aberdeenshire. Elisabeth s'est montrée très flexible durant la journée car elle a fait un détour pour nous emmener voir le front de mer et du village de pêcheurs, ce qui n'était initialement pas prévu. Elisabeth regorge de petites anecdotes et connaît bien l'Ecosse, ce qui nous a permis de passer une journée intense et riche. J'en ai pris plein la vue !!…
BMR
BMR
01/12/2019
Unforgettable Day What we absolutely did not want was a canned tour, with a strict schedule, on a large bus or van with no flexibility, and lengthy scripted descriptions with little back story or context. What we did want was to be picked up at our hotel, taken to see some amazing places not on…
Meg
Meg
01/11/2019
Spectacular Tour through Aberdeen- Enthusiastically recommenced I cannot thank Elizabeth enough for the wonderful tour she crafted! I have lived in Aberdeen for well over a year now and she made it feel as if I was seeing it for the first time. She selected the ideal adventures for our personalities and I am confident she will do the same…
K A
K A
01/11/2019
Fantastic tour around Aberdeenshire Went on a fantastic tour around Aberdeenshire with Elizabeth. She was very kind in taking me last minute and still worked very hard to create an experience tailored to my interests. Thanks to her I was able to see some fantastic countryside, castles and stone circles. Highly…
John and Elaine
John and Elaine
01/11/2019
Beautiful day "breathing the air of our ancestors" I'm remiss in taking so long to review this amazing tour with Elizabeth. She worked with my husband and checked off everything on his list of things to see, and then some! She was informative and professional, with a firsthand local knowledge of Aberdeenshire. An amazing…
Siren Krossnes Paulsen
Siren Krossnes Paulsen
01/10/2019
Tour around Aberdeen 4 friends went on a tour around Aberdeen with Elisabeth from Abeerdeenshire Tours. We visited a destilleri and a castel. Elisabeth also had surprices for us. She was a wonderful guide and took such good care of our wishes and needs. We can highly recommend her.

Bespoke Tour

Designed with your input.

My tours are truly private being exclusive to you and/or your small group.  My attention to detail is second to none and I spend a great deal of time and effort to create a customised day tour tailored to your wishes.   I am flexible, and happy to discuss the things you’d like to see, and together, make a tour suited to you. I look forward to discussing your perfect day tour.

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Tour runs for up to 8 hours

Collection from and return to accommodation

A non-refundable deposit of £50 is required to secure your booking which will be deducted from the cost of the tour

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A wee selection

of the north east

On this tour we will visit: Haddo House – the former seat of the Gordon Family for over 400 years. Glen Garioch Distillery – one of the oldest operating distilleries in Scotland. Pitmedden Garden – a beautiful, tranquil gem laid out in the French formal style.

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Duration up to 8 hours

Collection from accommodation

To secure the booking, a non-refundable deposit of £50 is required which will be deducted from the tour cost.

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Castles & Beaches

as far as the eye can see.

On this tour we will visit Newburgh Beach – with its pristine sands, and resident seal colony, Fyvie Castle – 800 years of grizzly history and a resident ghost!  Also Tolquhon Castle – a well preserved ruin built in the 1500’s.

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Duration up to 8 hours

Collection from accommodation

To secure the booking, a non-refundable deposit of £50 is required which will be deducted from the tour price.

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Whisky

Galore!

A day in Speyside, the home of some of the world’s most famous whiskies.  A visit to Speyside Cooperage to see how the barrels are made that nurture the whisky for many years. We will then take a distillery tour (or two if time permits) to see how the ‘water of life’ is created and to sample a few drams. Where possible, we will visit the distillery of your choosing.

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Duration up to 8 hours

Collection from accommodation

To secure the booking, a non-refundable deposit of £50 is required which will be deducted from the tour price.

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Photography

The best spots to spot..

The north east of Scotland is a photographer’s dream. Visiting some stunning locations, you will be able to see and photograph amazing wildlife, scenery and castles.  As a keen photographer myself, I will work with you to select the areas to concentrate on and share my favourite locations to create your perfect day and hopefully producing amazing photographic memories.

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Duration up to 8 hours

Collection from accommodation

A non-refundable deposit of £50 is required to secure the booking which will be deducted from the cost of the tour

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Royal

Deeside

This tour starts with a visit to spectacular Dunnottar Castle, perched on a 440 million year old rock formation overlooking the north sea on three sides. From Dunnottar we will take a scenic drive across to Royal Lochnagar Distillery on Royal Deeside for a tour and tasting.  Next, a short drive to Balmoral Castle, the holiday home of the British Royal Family. There you can view part of the castle and walk around the extensive grounds before returning to Aberdeen.

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Tour runs for up to 8 hours

Collection from accommodation

A non-refundable deposit of £50 is required to secure the booking which will be deducted from the cost of the tour

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Your knowledgeable, local guide

I am a proud Scot and will happily show you the wonderful north east of Scotland.

“Following a long police career I became a Guide with The National Trust for Scotland and now run Aberdeenshire Tours.  I love taking visitors around this amazing part of Scotland and look forward to creating your special day tour(s) “

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COVID REMINDER
Covid-19 is still around and still serious so I hope that guests understand when I require you to take a lateral flow test (supplied) prior to your tour. Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.  Additionally, I regularly test myself and ensure that the vehicle is thoroughly cleaned and sanitised prior to each new tour.