Experience the beauty of the Royal Deeside with it's connections to the Monarchy and stunning scenery. From Aberdeen we will follow the river Dee to the gates of the Balmoral Estate. A visit to the new Duke of Rothsay Highland Games museum in Braemar and a stop at Ballater.
WiFi on board
Wear comfortable walking shoes and clothes suitable for the season in Scotland. Most of the tour at Balmoral is outside so bring wet weather gear if needed.
Not wheelchair accessible
No public transportation nearby
The Deeside is most famous for Balmoral Castle and the long history with the Royal family who have loved this area for generations. There are stunning views of the hills and mountains as well as fields of heather with the scenic river Dee flowing through it.
Balmoral Castle & Estate is the Queen’s private country retreat in Scotland and a beloved home since Queen Victoria & Prince Albert. You’ll hear stories from people who visited and worked at Balmoral as they guide you around the estate. We highly recommend the audio tour!
Once you've explored the grounds of Balmoral you will be ready for some lunch. We will visit Braemar which has several good restaurants to choose from and a stroll around the pretty village of Braemar. You have the option to visit the Duke of Rothsay Highland Games Museum, visit the Station which never saw a train, or we can visit Crathes Kirk.
On our way back to Aberdeen we will stop at the stunning Queens View where you can see 12 different hills and Munros!