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From Aberdeen: Castles, Whisky and Food Tasting Tour

From Aberdeen: Castles, Whisky and Food Tasting Tour

From US$ 84.38 per person

See the highlights of Aberdeen in just 1 day. Enjoy a tour of a whisky distillery with a whisky tasting, a visit to Fraser Castle, and get a taste of North East Scotland's local food.

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Duration 7.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Dutch
Small group
Limited to 7 participants


  • Explore Glen Garioch Distillery and learn about the art of creating a perfect single malt whisky
  • Find out about whisky history and sample the local liquid gold after touring the distillery
  • Go back in time and roam around Castle Fraser and its splendid gardens.
  • Delve into the heritage of the Aberdeenshire
  • Taste regional food and produce typical of North East Scotland
Full description

Visit Aberdeen, known as "The Silver City by the Golden Sands". Enjoy a tour of Glen Garioch Distillery with a whiskey tasting, discover Aberdeen's ancient history on a visit to the East Aquhorthies Stone Circle, make a stop at Castle Fraser, and enjoy a sampling of local food. Visit the Glen Garioch Distillery for a taste of Scotland's whisky. Enjoy the option to participate in a guided tour to learn more about creating a perfect single malt whisky. Take part in a guided tasting of Highland whisky at the end of your tour. Next up, learn about Scotland's ancient history. Visit one of Aberdeen's largest stone circles at East Aquhorthies Stone Circle, a recumbent stone circle – a type of circle only found in north-east Scotland.

Finally, explore Castle Fraser, one of the many charming castles that dots the area. Discover the walled garden, wind your way down spiral staircases, and explore the rooms of the Fraser family who inhabited the castle for hundreds of years.

  • Transportation
  • Food & drink samples (can accommodate a variety of dietary needs if notified in advance)
  • Entry to Castle Fraser - approx. £14.50
  • Glen Garioch Distillery - approx. £18.00
  • Lunch - average £18.00 per person
  • Any other location stops can vary, most have no charge however budget to have a little extra on the day. (£15.00 for example)
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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Meeting point

Meet next to the William Wallace Statue in front of His Majesty's Theatre.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Know before you go

  • There are a lot of stairs at Castle Fraser; there are places to rest on the tour but stairs are steep and spiral
  • The tour will operate in all weather conditions and appropriate clothing should be worn
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 13 reviews

Review summary

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The tour was super nice. Our guide was really great. Took a lot of time and paid close attention to the little things. Local specialties were served in between. The additional whiskey tour was conducted by the distillery itself and was very informative and well done. Thank you for the great day.

May 22, 2022

This tour was a definitive highlight of my stay in Aberdeen! Jacqueline was so knowledgeable and friendly and helped me get a more 'real' taste of Aberdeenshire. The small group was intimate and a nice change from the large day tour groups I've joined before. Plus she gave great tips for other things to do and see for the rest of my stay and pointed me in the right direction for a truly local dinner experience you wouldn't find yourself. I'd definitely consider her other tours when I eventually make my way back to Aberdeen!

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April 20, 2022

Thoroughly enjoyable day with Jackeline. Highly recommended.

September 25, 2022

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