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Private Tours in Aberdeen

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  • Sara B
    Belfast, UK76 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This was my first time working with GPS specific technology. Loved the information, delivered in an easy to listen to and engaging tone. Witch trials, beheadings, body snatchers, Mary Queen of Scots and and anatomy school! Really fascinating. Route was interesting with varied terrain. Personally had a bit of a fail as was unable to access the church yard as it was locked, but may have been doing my tour a little late. Found my way back on route without too much bother and peered through the railings. One of the other buildings referred to has, I think been demolished since the tour was recorded (little disorientating). I think that this is well worth doing if you have an hour or two to spend. Would recommend.
    Written 23 September 2023
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  • Emily F
    10 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Our experience with Malcom was incredible. He picked us up from our hotel and took us to 3 castles that we got to choose in advance. He even showed us around Old Aberdeen and dropped us off in the city center an hour after our tour was supposed to have ended! He knows a lot about Scotland and Aberdeen’s history so it was really interesting hearing some of that. Doing a private guided tour I think is the easiest and most enjoyable way to see the castles in the Aberdeen area and I am going to recommend Malcom to anyone who is planning a visit! Thank you so much Malcom for such a memorable experience!!
    Written 29 April 2023
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  • elizabeth r
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great trip with Malcom . Was able to tailor my trip to see as many castles and gave a lovely lunch at the Boat Inn. Malcolm is highly knowledgeable and a Great source of information! Would highly recommend him and a private tour.
    Written 14 March 2024
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  • 964ceciliat
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Our guide Bronwyn was very pleasant and courteous and appreciated and understood our Australian sense of humour. Bronwyn maintained her information presentation with a very happy demeanour. We were provided with an insight into the past history of Aberdeen. We benefited from this walking tour about Aberdeen. Bronwyn's knowledge of the street art was fascinating and interesting. Really enjoyed the walking tour as you learn about the real history of the area. Cecilia and Rob
    Written 25 May 2023
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  • Clare Y
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing tour of beautiful Aberdeenshire, castles were stunning. Highly recommend, very informative & interesting. Guide was very accommodating and helpful.
    Written 28 January 2024
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  • Susan S
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We loved our visit to Balmoral Castle, the Royal Distillary, and Dunnottar Castle. It was an exciting experience for me to walk the grounds near River Dee where the Royal Family barbecues annually. The Royal Ballroom offered photographs and paintings of the RF to view. Ghillies dresses and Highlanders garb worn by the RF were on display and a delight to take in and remember forever. Learning about the methods of whiskey distilling and tasting the product of Lochnagar Whiskey was unique. I especially liked the whiskey tasting. My favorite was the whiskey that had been encased in sherry casks. Castle Dunnottar was breathtaking and a physical challenge for me to descend and then ascend the 260 steps in order to navigate the ruins. It was just lovely! Our tour guide Malcolm was very knowledgeable about each of the places we visited and was a great assist the whole day. 😊
    Written 20 June 2023
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  • Lucas A
    Sweden1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The tour guide covered a lot of the cultural attractions in Aberdeen. We enjoyed the visits to notable landmarks such as the Shiprow and The Green. This is a suitable walking tour, to know Aberdeen’s history, culture and art.
    Written 25 December 2023
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  • H F
    7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Totally fascinating tour delivered by Bronwyn.
    The time flew by, despite some heavy, cold rain.
    Street art was definitely featured, and enjoyed, but Bronwyn our guide told us lots of other diverse and interesting historical information as well and I had the impression she seemed genuinely interested and enthusiastic.
    I think she had taken the trouble to
    research some, or perhaps all (?) of her material herself, checking out some
    stories and offering a balanced case where there was any historical controversy or uncertainty.
    Much as I like exploring places I’m pretty sure I’d not have found all the sights Bronwyn showed us by my self.
    Highly recommended. to anyone capable of thought and interest.
    Written 28 November 2023
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  • Scott P
    9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Malcolm was fantastic! My husband and I both have Scottish ancestry and have talked of a trip to Scotland for a long time, so when we booked a rail tour of the country, I knew I wanted to go to Dunnottar Castle, my ancestral home. The tour operator didn't have an excursion available, so we booked a private day tour through Time Exposure Travel. The list of sights for the day was long, but Malcolm told us from the beginning that we could choose where to spend our time and we'd see everything we could.

    Taking us to the various locations is one thing, but Malcolm did so much more. He explained so much of the history and points of interest, and then allowed us to explore Dunnottar without rushing. A talented photographer, he sent us photos he had taken of us which were so much better than we could have taken ourselves. Malcolm encouraged us to take time to learn and experience everything we could. It was a major highlight of our trip and worth the modest cost.

    He then took us to other places in Aberdeenshire that we would not have seen otherwise, always adding historical information as we went. We didn't see everything on the proposed list, and that was OK.

    In the end, Malcolm made this day the experience of a lifetime. We are planning to return for another visit and expect to ask Malcolm to help us repeat the experience and see the rest of the sights in the area.
    Written 27 September 2022
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  • Stefania P
    Monza, Italy3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The transportation throughout this full day tour, was comfortable. We had a friendly tour guide who made it possible for us to discover around Aberdeenshire. The Muir of Dinnet National Nature Reserve has quite diverse landscapes. A memorable experience with lots of local history and some great food.
    Written 21 January 2024
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