Royal Deeside and Balmoral Castle Private Tour from Aberdeen  

  • Tour ID: 1156
    Tour Theme: Historic and Cultural Tours
    This tour starts from: Aberdeen
    Duration: 1 Day - 7 hours 30min approx.
    This is a Private Tour

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    Royal Deeside Tour - Balmoral CastleOn our Royal tour today we depart from Scotland's 3rd largest city, Aberdeen, and follow in the footsteps of Royalty to the Queen's holiday castle - Balmoral.

    The tour follows the River Dee as we head towards the castle and watch the rich agricultural landscape change to the mountains of the Highlands. We will experience the journey taken by the lady who put the "Royal" into Deeside, Queen Victoria. Her heart was captured by the Highlands and people continue to be enchanted today.

    Royal Deeside Tour - River DeeBalmoral Castle was built in the 1800s by Queen Victoria and her husband Prince Albert and both worked closely with the architect, John Smith to create the home of their dreams. It has been a haven for our Royal family ever since. We can explore the grounds and visit the ballroom exhibition. Refreshments are available in the café and the gift shop offers the opportunity to find that unique gift or souvenir.

    After the castle tour we visit Crathie Kirk. This is the church where the Royals worship when staying at the castle. It has also been the venue for a Royal wedding as the Queen's daughter Anne was married here.

    Royal Deeside Tour - Crathie KirkOur lunch stop today is in the nearby village of Ballater. This is where the Royal family shop - evidenced by the largest display of Royal warrants outside of Windsor. There are many options for dining which is independent.

    Our return to Aberdeen takes us along the other side of the River Dee. We stop at the Falls of Feugh. If we are lucky we may see salmon leaping against the current of the rushing waters as they return to their spawning grounds after 7 years at sea. A cup of tea and a traditional Scottish scone with jam sends us on our way back to Aberdeen.

    A Day Tour to Balmoral Castle and Royal Deeside from Aberdeen

    Day by Day Itinerary:

    This Private Tour from Aberdeen available Monday to Friday.

    Tour Timings
    9am leave Aberdeen
    10am Balmoral castle tour
    12 noon go to Crathie Kirk
    1pm arrive Ballater
    2.30pm leave Ballater
    3.15pm arrive Falls of Feugh
    3.45pm leave
    4.30pm arrive Aberdeen, end of tour.

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