One of the standing stones at Easter Aquhorthies Stone Circle, near Inverurie
The harbour at Gardenstown, an Aberdeenshire fishing village
A guided tour at Glen Garioch Distillery, Oldmeldrum
Footpath sign in the Muir of Dinnet National Nature Reserve at the Burn O' Vat Visitor Centre
One of the best ways to explore Aberdeen City and Shire is with a tour. Whether you’re fascinated by ancient castles and historic distilleries, or want to get up close to remarkable wildlife, there’s a tour that's perfect for you.
What better way to learn about the region’s rich history and fascinating heritage than in the company of an experienced and knowledgeable guide? Hop on a chauffeur driven coach or mini-bus and pay a visit to some or the region’s most important historic sites, picturesque towns and villages and breathtaking scenery. Take in everything from mysterious standing stones and atmospheric castles to the unspoilt landscape of Royal Deeside, a favoured holiday destination of the Royal Family since the reign of Queen Victoria.
Leave the car behind and discover the region’s breathtaking scenery on foot on a guided hiking tour of a wildlife and nature walk. Venture into the heart of the Cairngorms National Park where you can see birds of prey soaring overhead, or learn all about the native species that inhabit the region’s wonderful nature reserves.
Discover the region’s spectacular coastline and travel along the Banffshire Coast where you might be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of seals, dolphins, porpoises and even the occasional whale. You can join a chartered boat tour on the Moray Firth to get a closer look at these incredible marine creatures while taking in dramatic sea cliffs and caves.
Not matter how much time you have to spend in the region or where your interests lie, you're sure to find a tour that suits your needs. Take a look through the listings to find out more about tours available in Aberdeen City and Shire.
Dunnottar and Deeside Castle Tour
The Royal Deeside is as historically interesting as it is beautiful. Visit the cliff top ruins of Dunnottar Castle, the topiary gardens and fairytale Castle at Crathes & if you’re lucky to watch the salmon jumping.