Coastlines and castles, beaches and breweries, whisky and walks; the north east coast of Scotland has so much to offer. Aberdeen is the perfect base from which to explore this spectacular region.
Full DayToday we explore the stunning Aberdeenshire Coast, calling at the beautiful coastal village of Stonehaven where if you feel up to it you can walk to the magnificently ruined Dunnottar Castle which is perched high on a seacliff.
All aboard the Royal Deeside Railway! Admire the stunning views as the train runs alongside the River Dee. Also visit Crathes Castle, a turreted 16th century castle and gardens.
Excursiontaking in the scenery of the coast north of Aberdeen. We stop in the pretty coastal town of Cruden Bay and snap pictures of imposing Slains Castle, which is thought to have inspired Bram Stoker's Dracula.
With a fantastic city centre location, the hotel is within walking distance of the shopping district of the Granite City.
Day 1: Home to Aberdeen
Today you will make your way to your chosen airport for your flight to Aberdeen. On arrival you will be met and transferred to the Park Inn Aberdeen where you will join your fellow travellers. (Dinner)
Days 2 to 5: Aberdeen
You’ll spend the next 4 days in and around Aberdeen. You’ll explore on 3 excursions and enjoy time at leisure to discover the town itself. Included excursions include trips along the Aberdeen Coast to Dunnottar Castle and aboard the Royal Deeside Railway (Breakfast, Dinner)
Day 6: Aberdeen to Home
Time to say goodbye today, after a delicious cooked breakfast at the hotel, you’ll check out and be transferred back to the airport for your return flight home. (Breakfast)
You will have the option to book your own flights independently with the operator.
With over 114 years experience, Shearings is the largest escorted tour operator with over 800 pick-up points across the UK. They offer 170 destinations to suit diverse tastes and budgets.
What differentiates Shearings is the scope and diversity of their holidays, which cater to diverse tastes and budgets. They offer an unrivalled range of expertly planned itineraries throughout the year, with everything from 2-day weekend breaks to 17-day escorted tours.
Their knowledgeable and friendly teams look after every aspect of your journey from start to finish. The drivers, tour managers and hotel staff are always on-hand to take care of you and ensure you get the very best from your holiday.
Shearings offer a superb selection of amazing holidays by air and rail, as well as an extraordinary range of beautiful river cruises, sailing along some of Europe’s most enchanting waterways. You will find an assortment of inspiring itineraries to choose from, including Festival & Events breaks, Horticultural & Garden tours, BattlefieldsTours, and premium Grand Tourer holidays.
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