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Speyside Whisky Experience by Whisky Trails: Three Speyside Distilleries

Speyside Whisky Experience by Whisky Trails: Three Speyside Distilleries

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Whether you are a whisky aficionado or a complete novice, this Whisky Trail has something for everyone. You will be picked up from where you are staying and transported in comfort, safety, and style to Speyside. This is a private tour and only your group will participate. If you book between April and October you will visit the big three Speyside distilleries, namely The Macallan, Glenlivet, and Glenfiddich. The agenda is flexible so depending on whether you have chosen to book a tour at one of the distilleries, we will agree the timing for your day before setting off together. At the end of the Whisky Trail, we will head back to your starting point or another location by prior arrangement. Travel time from central Scotland is 3.5 hours in each direction, whereas Inverness lies around 1.5 hours drive away from the Speyside area. PLEASE NOTE: due to COVID19 restrictions, Distilleries may open and close at short notice, and may also only offer limited tour and tasting options.
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  • 8 to 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$420.37
Price varies by group size
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$420.37
Price varies by group size
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Dunnottar Castle and Royal Deeside Small-Group Tour from Aberdeen

Dunnottar Castle and Royal Deeside Small-Group Tour from Aberdeen

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Combine the majestic heights of Royal Deeside with the epic cliff-top site of Dunnottar Castle. For almost 150 years, the British royal family have travelled to the River Dee for their holidays. With almost unlimited cash and resources, why do they always come here? We think there’s an easy answer. This area encapsulates everything everyone loves about Scotland. You find grand castles enclosed by pine forests. You look up at the highest plateau in Britain in the Cairngorms National Park. And there’s enough nearby distilleries to satisfy any royal event. So, who wouldn’t want to escape to the fresh air of this location? On this tour, we combine her Majesty’s favourite holiday spot with a trip to Dunnottar Castle, one of the most historically important and visually arresting sights in Scotland. Hop aboard this tour, see an epic castle, and discover whether you have the same taste as the royals.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$47.96
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$47.96
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Loch Ness and the Highlands Small-Group Day Tour from Aberdeen

Loch Ness and the Highlands Small-Group Day Tour from Aberdeen

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The battles, beauty, and whisky: This is your perfect introduction to Scotland. You shed a tear as you hear the tales and tragedies of Scotland’s Jacobite Rising at the Culloden Battlefield. You try to take your best photo as you pass by Scotland’s famous mountains and castles. And you lick your lips as you drink in the spirit of Scottish whisky in Dufftown, ‘the Whisky Capital of the World’. What’s more, you get as close as possible to the legendary Loch Ness Monster on an optional boat trip. So, take this trip and enjoy the best of Scotland in a day.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$53.14
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$53.14
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Private Lowland whisky tour - Build your own tour with local guide

Private Lowland whisky tour - Build your own tour with local guide

This private Whiskywheels tour is fantastic for those wishing to sample what the Lowland whisky distilleries have to offer. Delicate and fruity, Lowland whiskies are some of the most well respected in the whisky industry. Fully customizable tour. +++ We pick you up! +++ +++ We can usually manage around 4-6 stops depending on availability+++ We book and arrange the tour for you. Let us know what you want to do. The distilleries ask for a small fee for entry. Learn the history and entertaining tales from each distillery from local experts who know their whisky. Message us to pick your own itinerary or let us create it for you with your requirements. Travel in comfort in an air-conditioned vehicle with a reliable driver/guide who can point out sights on the way and provide assistance all day. With a quick turnaround between each distillery, there is less time on the road than any other whisky tour. 45 to 60 minutes for lunch at a Scottish style pub or Inn.
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  • 7 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$375.87
Price varies by group size
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$375.87
Price varies by group size
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Speyside Whisky Trail Small-Group Day Tour from Aberdeen

Speyside Whisky Trail Small-Group Day Tour from Aberdeen

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Whisky distilleries abound in Scotland and deciding where to go can be tricky, while driving between distilleries takes tastings off the table. That’s not a problem on this intimate small-group tour, as your driver-guide transports you to two specially selected distilleries in a top-of-the-range, 16-seat Mercedes mini-coach. There, learn about the history and production of whisky, before sampling for yourself.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$49.25
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$49.25
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Henry Dundee Tour

Henry Dundee Tour

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First-time visitors can experience the best of Dundee with a touch of vintage charm on this guided sightseeing tour. Hop aboard your antique bus for a ride through Dundee and Broughty Ferry. Along the way, your driver points out the area's must-see attractions, and includes stops at Tay Railway Bridge, the Dundee Law, and 15th-century Broughty Castle.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$51.84
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$51.84

Aberdeen Historical Walking Tour

Aberdeen Historical Walking Tour

Time Exposure Travel will take you on a walking tour round some of the most interesting and historical areas of Aberdeen, chosen from some of the attractions listed above. We will discover stunning ancient buildings like Kings College, Scotland's oldest bridge, a Cathedral with a dark secret, parks and gardens and even visit a secret graveyard very few locals even know about. Tours can be tailored to suit. Please note access to Chapel interiors and Botanic Gardens is subject to availability. Time Exposure Travel are members of ABTOT (No.5419) which provides protection for customers’ prepayments.
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  • 2 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$32.40
Price varies by group size
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$32.40
Price varies by group size
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Taste of Scotland Tour

Taste of Scotland Tour

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Although most famous for its castles, Scotland has an interesting culinary heritage. Get a true taste of the country during a full-day tour that visits the Glen Garioch Whiskey Distillery and three major historical attractions. Letting someone else drive means you’ll have more time to focus on northern Scotland’s stunning scenery and can skip worrying about getting lost on rural roads.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$94.02
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$94.02
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Whisky Tour: Speyside Malt Scotch Whisky Small Group Private Whisky Tour

Whisky Tour: Speyside Malt Scotch Whisky Small Group Private Whisky Tour

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Embark on a Speyside whisky trail, sampling some of Scotland's finest malts, without the risk of falling foul of the country's strict drink driving laws. This private tour offers the flexibility of being able to customize your day to your preferences: where you go is entirely up to you.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$691.27
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$691.27
per group

Aberdeenshire Private Half Day Historic Building & Castle Tour

Aberdeenshire Private Half Day Historic Building & Castle Tour

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This is a private tour for your group only. Scotland has many treasures to offer and a lot of them are in Aberdeenshire. We will take you on a private tour to areas that are as stunning as they are interesting. You will learn about the attractions and their history and have a great day out, whether that be to ancient castles, a distillery or to see Highland Cows. Tours can include – Iconic Castle(s), Distilleries, Historical Areas, Stunning Scenery (examples listed from which we choose a route), Optional Lunch. Pick up and drop off is from your Hotel, Train Station, Airport or Cruise Ship. Minimum passengers: one. Maximum passengers: four. Tours available seven days a week, subject to availability. Time Exposure Travel are members of ABTOT (No.5419) which provides protection for customers’ prepayments.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$194.42
Price varies by group size
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$194.42
Price varies by group size

OUTLANDER Film locations Tour from Dundee

OUTLANDER Film locations Tour from Dundee

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Enjoy a very interesting full day private tour from Dundee visiting many of the film locations used in the OUTLANDER TV series. If you are not familiar with this TV series, you should not be put off by this as the venues we visit are some of the best in Scotland and this makes for a very interesting and fun day. Tour is approximately 8-9 hours in duration, and suitable for 1-8 persons. Highlights include; a visit to the historic village of Falkland, the historic village of Culross and 17th Century Palace (Cranesmuir), Deanston Distillery (Wine Warehouse, Le Harve) and Doune Castle (Castle Leoch).  You will also see Stirling Castle and the Wallace monument as we pass by, visit Drummond Castle Gardens (Palace of Versailles) etc.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$456.23
per group
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$456.23
per group

Inverness & Highlands Tour

Inverness & Highlands Tour

A beautiful tour of the Highlands, explore the city of Inverness and enjoy Scottish hospitality on the banks of Loch Ness. With visits to Cawdor Castle and a stop at Culloden Moor Battlefield you will experience a bit of Scottish Heritage along the way.
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  • 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$96.78
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$96.78
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The Dark Side of Aberdeen Self-guided Audio Tour by VoiceMap

The Dark Side of Aberdeen Self-guided Audio Tour by VoiceMap

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Discover Aberdeen’s dark history and hidden secrets in on this action-packed self-guided walking tour. It’s a great way to discover stories that are usually missed off traditional historical walking tours, such as tales of insurrection, and piracy. The tour is accessed from an app, so you can choose a time that suits you and explore at your own pace. Pass by many top city sights, including Mercat Cross, Aberdeen Harbour, and Aberdeen Maritime Museum.
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  • 30 to 40 minutes
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$5.34
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$5.34

Made in Dundee Walking Audio Tour by VoiceMap

Made in Dundee Walking Audio Tour by VoiceMap

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Dundee: coolest city in Scotland or sink of humanity? On this audio tour, you decide for yourself as I take you beyond Dundee's main tourist attractions. During the tour, you'll encounter a heroic pigeon, James Bond's grandfather and the world's worst poet. You'll learn why Winston Churchill vowed never to return here and how to survive when in the Arctic. The tour is perfect for first-time visitors to Dundee as well as those who want to learn more about their city - such as by finding out how Dundee came to own the largest cut emerald in existence. This audio tour takes you on a 3km walk around the many sights of Dundee, as well as the hidden corners. It takes just over an hour without stopping but you can pause the tour whenever you choose. The audio plays automatically at exactly the right time and place using your smart phone's GPS and the VoiceMap mobile app, which also works offline.
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  • 1 hour 10 minutes
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$5.34
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$5.34

Aberdeenshire and Royal Deeside Private Half-day Castle Tour

Aberdeenshire and Royal Deeside Private Half-day Castle Tour

Time Exposure Travel will take you on a day trip to areas that are as stunning as there are interesting - examples are listed from which we choose a route. We can provide the itinerary or you can create your own. Pick up and drop off is from your Hotel, Train Station, Airport or Cruise Ship. Time Exposure Travel are members of ABTOT (No.5419) which provides protection for customers’ prepayments.
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  • 4 hours
  • Taking safety measures
From
$194.42
Price varies by group size
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$194.42
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

Transfer from/to Apirport/Train Station/Harbour and Private Guided Tour of area

Transfer from/to Apirport/Train Station/Harbour and Private Guided Tour of area

Too early to check in to your hotel or for your flight? We have the perfect solution, a private guided tour of the area. Aberdeenshire has many treasures to offer – amazing castles, historical buildings, distilleries, beautiful scenery and spectacular wildlife. We will take you to areas that are as stunning as they are interesting. and you will learn about the attractions and their history. Tours can include – Iconic Castle(s), Distilleries, Historical Areas, Stunning Scenery (examples listed from which we choose a route), Optional Lunch. Pick up from Airport, Train Station, Cruise Ship and drop off is at your Hotel or Cruise Ship. Minimum passengers: one. Maximum passengers: four. Tours available seven days a week, subject to availability. Time Exposure Travel are members of ABTOT (No.5419) which provides protection for customers’ prepayments.
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  • 2 to 8 hours
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$221.21
per group
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$221.21
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Best Scottish Distilleries Whisky Private Day Trip plus optional Castle Tour

Best Scottish Distilleries Whisky Private Day Trip plus optional Castle Tour

We offer you a private tour to the heart of whisky country. Visit any distilleries you want and some examples are in the tour listing The three most popular are Macallan, Glenfiddich and Glenlivet. Option to substitute 1 distillery for a castle tour instead. Here are some distilleries we recommend: Aberlour Distillery, GlenAllachie Distillery, Macallan Distillery, Cardhu Distillery, Dailuaine Distillery, Benrinnes Distillery, Dalmunach Distillery, Knockando Distillery, Glenrothes Distillery, The Tamdhu Distillery, The lost Caperdonich Distillery aka Glen Grant, Glenfarclas Distillery, Strathisla Distillery, Speyside Cooperage and the Royal Lochnagar. We can book the guided distillery tours for you. Please note some distilleries close in winter. You must be over 18. Option to extend the day to 12 hrs and visit 3 distilleries or 2 and a Castle. Subject to availability. Time Exposure Travel are members of ABTOT (No.5419) which provides protection for customers’ prepayments.
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  • 8 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$622.14
per group
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$622.14
per group
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Crime and Punishment: Explore Aberdeen's darker history on a walking audio tour

Crime and Punishment: Explore Aberdeen's darker history on a walking audio tour

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From bodysnatching and beheadings to witchcraft and whippings, we share real life stories of crime and punishment from the last 500 years on this self-guided GPS audio tour. Along the way you’ll see major Aberdeen landmarks, from Marischal College to the Mercat Cross, and learn how they were witness to darkest chapters in the city’s history. Scot Free Tours sheds a light on the baffling and often unjust laws of the last five centuries – and reveals that past is not as far away as we think. Thousands of people have loved our 5-star rated live tours and now you can experience them with freedom of an audio guide! The tour plays audio automatically at exactly the right time and place using your smartphone's GPS and the VoiceMap mobile app, which also works offline. Start the tour in the app, put your phone in your pocket, and let us guide you around Aberdeen. The total walking distance is 3km and takes about 45 minutes without stopping, but you can pause anytime!
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  • 45 minutes to 2 hours 15 minutes
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$5.40
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$5.40

Stonehaven: Robert Burns, the BBC and Mars Bars Walking Audio Tour by VoiceMap

Stonehaven: Robert Burns, the BBC and Mars Bars Walking Audio Tour by VoiceMap

Stonehaven is not just a pretty little seaside town. Thanks to its fireball festival and its proximity to one of Scotland's most iconic castles, photos of Stonehaven have been beamed all over the world. Our tour tells you the stories behind these images - and if that wasn't enough we have tales of mutiny, the Titanic and the Scottish Crown Jewels. This tour is perfect if you are on your way to Dunnottar Castle and want to see something of the town first. If you are staying in Stonehaven it is a great way to get your bearings and see some of the hidden nooks, carvings and art you would otherwise have missed. This audio tour takes you on a 4km walk around Stonehaven and up to the nearby War Memorial. It takes around 80 minutes without stopping but you can pause the tour whenever you choose. The audio plays automatically at exactly the right time and place using your smart phone's GPS and the VoiceMap mobile app, which also works offline.
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  • 1 hour 20 minutes
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$5.13
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$5.13

Aberdeenshire Castles Cows and Whisky Private Day Trip

Aberdeenshire Castles Cows and Whisky Private Day Trip

An amazing private tour that provides a true taste of Scotland, all in one day. Historic Castles, Highland Cows and Whisky! Feel the history, taste the beef and drink a dram! Take home amazing memories. Crathes is a 16th-century world famous Castle featuring turrets, gargoyles, painted ceilings and ancient, great yew hedges in the amazing gardens. Aberdeenshire Highland Beef offer the chance for you to visit a working farm, meet our native breed of cattle, have the chance to photograph them, learn about their history and sample some of our succulent Premium Aberdeenshire Highland Beef! Enjoy an amazing tour round the Royal Lochnagar distillery which produces a world class single malt Scotch whisky. The Distillery is based in the grounds of the Queens Balamoral Castle, in the Highland whisky-producing area of Scotland. It close to the famous mountain of Lochnagar. Time Exposure Travel are members of ABTOT (No.5419) which provides protection for customers’ prepayments.
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  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Taking safety measures
From
$387.54
Price varies by group size
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$387.54
Price varies by group size
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Royal Deeside 1-Day Tour

Royal Deeside 1-Day Tour

Our Royal Deeside tour is designed to show you the areas of Scotland associated with the British Royal family and concludes with a reminder of the country's independent past with a visit to Scone palace, where Scottish kings were crowned. Along the way you will experience the wide vistas of rich farmland in the east of the country and gain a flavour of the Highlands of Scotland on the route through Glenshee.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$777.67
per group
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$777.67
per group

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