Tour - Royal Secrets

(from Dundee and St Andrews area)

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Long Day Excursion

Available Spring - Autumn
(limited by attraction opening hours)
Start approx 7.15-8am
Duration approx 12hrs minimum

      Enjoy one of our grand tours through mountain scenery and royal countryside, an area very special to the Scottish people and in particular to our Royal Family since before the time of Queen Victoria. Our Journey takes us over the mountains through the Highland Ski area of Glenshee and some beautiful scenery. We visit Balmoral Castle and grounds (home of the Royal Family when in Scotland) or another amazing castle on route. We can also visit the Royal Lochnagar Distillery and Crathie Kirk attended by the Royal family when in residence at Balmoral. We also visit the Highland towns of Aboyne, Banchory, Ballater and Braemar (The latter being the place of the Royal Highland Gathering every September).  Opportunity to have a picnic lunch in the grounds of one of the castles or perhaps a nice pub lunch on route. Whatever you decide, we are sure you will have an amazing day!
Additional Information:
  1. This tour is a long day excursion from Dundee or St Andrews area
  2. Suitable for most ages and abilities although please be aware castles were not designed for easy access and may not be suitable for people with walking difficulties.  Please check/advise in advance so we can adjust itinerary to suit.
  3. Good footwear and warm weather resistant clothing is recommended
  4. Tour Highlights:
    Scenic drive through the Grampian and Cairngorm mountain range,
    Visit the highland towns of Braemar, Tomintoul, Fettercairn, Banchory,
    Visit Balmoral Castle or another fine castle (depends on opening times), 
    Visit a fine distillery or another optional attraction listed below. 
  5. Admission charges extra and payable directly to the attraction.
  6. Typical admission charges (based on March 2017 rates):
      Balmoral Castle approx £11/adult (Open April thru End July only)
      Glen Fidddich or Glen Livet Distillery (TBD)
      Macallan Distillery (optional) approx £15/adult (by appointment only)
      Speyside Cooperage (optional) approx £3.50/adult
      Grampian Motor Museum (optional) approx £9.50/adult
      Crathes Castle (optional) approx £12.50/adult
    Please note: We normally visit at least 2 attractions although this will be dependent on start time, preferences and general timings etc.
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