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  • Gabriella T
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is a perfect day trip if you're looking to get out of the city for a while. Our tour guide, Neil, was very nice and extremely well-read on the history of the area. We spent the day driving and stopping at a few key points in the area (highlighted below). Though it may be greener at other times of the year, the landscape was breathtaking, even in winter. Highly recommend!
    Written 19 February 2024
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  • Europeaddict
    San Diego, CA207 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Alex was our tour guide and driver. He was very knowledgeable and made the tour to Balmoral and Deeside a great day. He welcomed questions and obviously knew the area very well. Going to Balmoral Castle is such a good experience with the beautiful grounds and the entry into the ballroom. It’s a very picturesque castle. We stopped in several places after the castle which were very scenic. Couldn’t ask for a better day.
    Written 15 April 2023
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  • Sarah A
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This trip was the perfect bite-sized exploration of a lovely part of Scotland, filled with visits to places off the beaten path and narrated by knowledgeable and friendly guides. We saw wind-swept rock beaches at Spey Bay, old granite buildings in picturesque towns like Cullen, deep chasms with nesting seabirds, and the spooky ruins of New Slain’s Castle. All along the way, our guides told us of the history and interesting stories about the places we were passing as well as the places we stopped. A fabulous day! Make sure to wear sturdy shoes and be prepared for windy, chilly weather.
    Written 26 March 2024
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  • aldavril
    Wollongong, Australia1,205 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We enjoyed it all. Our guide/driver Jim was just great. Gave us lots of information and didn’t mind us asking a few questions as well. So easy to chat with and was also a brilliant driver very smooth ride. Commented on points of interest throughout our journey. We had a couple of interesting stops along the way to our destination of Loch Ness! One stop was Culloden the battlefield hauntingly beautiful. Loch Ness for lunch and option of ferry ride on the loch which we did and certainly worth it. Great trip back with a couple of comfort stops. What a wonderful day. Will certainly remember it and definitely recommend. Also great choice of music on the bus Jim. Something for everyone.
    Written 20 December 2023
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  • Christine H
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Many thanks to Jamie for a fantastic time in what would have otherwise been just another wet and wild day. We would never have seen as much as we did without his knowledge of the area and the roads - he packed in so many diverse places and some interesting anecdotes. Picturesque villages, views, wild life, folklore, history & award winning food (fish and chips!). A day well spent despite the awful weather conditions. Great value!
    Written 4 April 2024
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  • tpbel
    Belfast, UK575 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A wonderful day out with Alex as our guide. We were blessed with dry weather so that all of the stops could be fully enjoyed. There was just the right amount of time in each spot and the little treats along the way were very welcome. Transport is in a 8-seater vehicle which can get about the countryside very effectively. Highlights were the Fettercairn distillery, Stonehaven and Dunnottar castle. A lovely day seeing the sights - highly recommended.
    Written 22 July 2023
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  • Megan D
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This tour was phenomenal! Jacqueline was my favorite tour host I've met on my travels in Scotland so far. She was friendly, well informed, and gave a relaxing and phenomenal tour experience. The foods we got to try were great and I would recommend this tour to anyone staying or living in the area. Thank you, Jacqueline!
    Written 24 July 2023
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  • Jan K
    8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    My wife and I had an great tour to Inverness, and Jacqueline was doing an great job guiding us the whole trip. Highly recommended for everyone that wants to visit the Scottish highland,
    Written 16 May 2023
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  • Adam R
    London, UK6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This was an unbelievable tour & experience, thanks in no small part to Roger, our guide. Rabbie's runs a highly professional operation: impeccably timely, brilliantly selected range of distilleries & driving routes through the Cairngorms and supremely informative with respect to Scotland's history. My friend and I can't rave enough about our experience. There's no question we'll be back within the year for the Islay tour. Roger, we can't thank you enough -- you're a gem of a person and Rabbie's is lucky to have you. I've got a new appreciation for Scotland, its people and its famous elixir. Just awesome!
    Written 24 February 2024
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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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  • 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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  • 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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