If you are in Aberdeen or it is close by why not take your car out for a spin along the Highland tourist route to Inverness?
On the way you can visit the Grampian Transport Museum at Alford. Continue through the lovely valley of Upper Donside and on up the heather-clad slopes of the Lecht to Tomintoul in the fringes of the Cairngorms. Here you will find yourself at the heart of whisky country. Take a guided tour round one of the many distilleries and your passengers can enjoy a complimentary 'wee dram' (only wee because you will want to get your car home in one piece) - which should set them up for the last lap through Grantown-on-Spey, a popular salmon-fishing centre and then on to the city of Inverness, the capital of the Highlands.