Enjoy one of our finest and grandest tours through stunning 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 areas and some of the most beautiful scenery in Scotland. We visit Balmoral Castle and grounds (home of the Royal Family when in Scotland), a big brand distillery such as the Glen Livet, Glen Fiddich or the Macallan (by special appointment only). Alternatively, instead of a distillery, we can visit the Speyside Cooperage where they make the barrels for the whisky. Also on route we visit the highland towns of Braemar and Banchory (The former being the place of the Royal Highland Gathering every September) You also have opportunity to visit Crathie Kirk attended by the Royal family when in residence at Balmoral plus a fabulous little motor museum or perhaps another lovely castle etc. We stop for a nice lunch on route and altogther, we are sure you will have an amazing day!
This tour is a long day excursion from Dundee or St Andrews area
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.
Good footwear and warm weather resistant clothing is recommended
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.
Admission charges extra and payable directly to the attraction.
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.