Taste of Scotland Tour

© Grampian Escapes & Tours Ltd

Aberdeenshire, Northeast Scotland

Taste of Scotland

For those who only have one day to visit Aberdeen, this tour gives you an insight into what the region has to offer. With both a visit to Castles and Distillery Tour, this excursion will give you a taste of the Grampians.

Departs: Sat at 09:00 (Bookings must be made in advance)

From: The Wallace Monument in front of His Majesty's Theatre on Rosemount Street.

Duration: 7.5 hours

Stop 1: Aberdeen Beach

Aberdeen is "The Silver City by the Golden Sands", or so the old tourist brochures used to say. We are very lucky to have a beautiful and vibrant beach and leisure area just a stone's throw from the city centre. With a long sandy beach and convenient walkway the full length of the bay, it is an ideal location for watching the ships come into harbour, spotting the dolphins and sea birds as well as enjoy a breath of breezy North Sea air. 

Stop 2: Glen Garioch Distillery

A visit to Glen Garioch Distillery will give you a taste of Scotland, our fabulous whisky! You will have the option to participate in a guided tour of the distillery where you'll learn more about the art of creating a perfect single malt whisky and the history of one of Aberdeenshire's historic distilleries. At the end of your tour you can participate in a guided tasting the Highland whisky produced at Glen Garioch.

Stop 3: East Aquhorties Stone Circle

One of Aberdeen's largest stone circles in on our route and it is a perfect opportunity to hear about some of Scotland's ancient history. East Aquhorthies Stone Circle is a recumbent stone circle – a type of circle only found in north-east Scotland. It has a large stone set on its side and flanked by two upright stones, usually on the south or south-west part of the circle.

Stop 4: Castle Fraser

Aberdeenshire has a wonderful collection of different castles, in fact we have more castles here per acre than anywhere else in Scotland!

Castle Fraser is one of our favourites and we will visit the wonderful grounds with its grand trees and the walled garden which is a mixture of vegetable, herbs and ornamental plants and flowers. The Castle is a unique experience as you'll wind your way up and down the spiral staircases, you can explore the different rooms which tell the stories of the Fraser family who inhabited the castle for hundreds of years and latterly of the Smiley family. The Fraser's of Castle Fraser have some interesting characters and you'll hear stories from different family members who lived in the castle as your tour the building.

From £80 per adult

Departure days

  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday
  • Saturday
  • Sunday

April — October

Contact details

Grampian Escapes & Tours Ltd

Woodstock House
Inverurie Street
United Kingdom
AB30 1XS

Tour information


  • Aberdeen
  • Aberdeen City Centre


1 Day


  • Minibus


  • Small Group (1-16)


  • English


  • Castles
  • Food and drink
  • Whisky

Tour prices

From £80 Per Adult

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Prices are subject to change depending on season

Tour Stops

Grampian Escapes & Tours Ltd

Tour company information

Grampian Escapes & Tours Ltd

We offer day trips around Aberdeenshire and pride ourselves on providing high quality tours in a welcoming environment so you can make the most of your experience. Whether that is getting away from daily life, sightseeing at a relaxed pace, or enjoying the company of fellow travelers and having a good conversations. We love combining the region’s showcase attractions with "off the beaten path" locations. That is why our tours include beautiful scenic drives, gentle walks and dramatic locations. From the mountains to the sea, there is so much to experience in the northeast of Scotland.

Opening times

09:00 - 17:00 Every day

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