Look out for sea creatures, ancient castles, and beautiful beaches on this tour along Scotland’s North East Coast.
Spey Bay – A coastal reserve boasting grasslands, brackish saltmarsh, wet woodland and dolphins.
Bow Fiddle Rock – Enjoy the views and take a photo of one of the most beautiful coastal sights in eastern Scotland.
Bullers of Buchan – A remarkable collapsed sea cave and a home to Puffins, Kittiwakes, and beautiful seabirds.
Cullen – The home of one of our favourite Scottish dishes, Cullen Skink. A simple fish soup that’ll warm you up in no time.
Slains Castle – This castle overlooks the cragged coastline and inspired Bram Stoker’s Dracula.
A bird watcher’s dream, a curious coastal spectacle, and a little bit of Count Dracula: Sounds like an interesting trip, doesn’t it?
On this tour, you venture from Aberdeen and travel along Scotland’s North East Coast. You stumble upon strange caves and rock formations, spot dolphins at sea, and admire a grand castle that inspired scenes from Bram Stoker’s Dracula.
Your driver-guide keeps you entertained with stories from the past and will even recommend their favourite place to taste traditional Scottish Cullen Skink soup at your lunch stop in Cullen.
Join this tour, explore the shores, and discover the wonders of North East Scotland.
Students and seniors over 60
You leave Aberdeen and head for Spey Bay. Here, you have time to learn about the area, grab a coffee, and try to spot dolphins.
You then journey to Bow Fiddle Rock, one of our favourite coastal sights in Scotland. Its unusual shape being battered by waves offers an epic photo and an awesome experience.
In Cullen, you have a chance to taste Cullen Skink soup in its hometown. But don’t spend all your time savouring the flavour, because there are lovely little strolls to take around the village.
After lunch, you travel the short distance to Portsoy. This archetypal Scottish seaside town boasts the oldest harbour on the Moray Coast and shops selling unique jewellery made from ‘Portosy Marble’.
From Portsoy, you journey to the Fraserburgh Scottish Light House Museum Café: a location awash with nautical history and delicious hot beverages.
After a beverage break, you travel Bullers of Buchanan. Here you try to count how many species of sea birds you can spot or simply admire the glorious sea scape of caves and cliffs.
Slains Castle is the next stop of your day. This grand coastal castle had its roof removed to avoid taxes. You have time here to wander the ruins and learn about how the octagonal room inspired Bram Stoker’s Dracula.
In the early evening, you arrive back in Aberdeen.
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The UK and Ireland's historic city centres are full of narrow streets and winding roads. So, to speed up your departure, we only pick up from our central meeting points. What's more is leaving the city using the most direct route also reduces the carbon footprint of our tours.
We don't recommend bringing your car into the centre of our departure cities. It can be hard to find parking, and there are excellent public transportation services.
Arrive 15 minutes before your departure time. Due to waiting restrictions, we can't wait for you if you're late.
If you're late for your tour, our cancellation policy applies.
We have a cancellation period of 48 hours for our one day tours, 15 days for two to nine day tours, and 21 days for 10+ day tours. If cancelled outside this period, we'll give you a full refund minus a 10% admin charge. If you cancel inside this period, refunds are at our discretion. Click here to view full terms and conditions.
It's simple: you book, you go. This means we'll never cancel your tour because of a minimum numbers policy.
Due to logistical reasons, we're unable to let you pre-book a seat on the bus. But our comfortable 16-seat mini-coaches have huge windows. So, you'll always get a good view.
Unfortunately, we have no on-board toilet facilities, but you'll have regular comfort breaks.
We aim to accommodate everyone. To read more information on how we do this, click here to go to our accessibility guide.
We regret we don't carry children under the age of five on our scheduled tours.
You can ask us about the tours we recommend for younger children. And if your child is less than 1.35m tall, you should let us know, so we can provide them with a suitable booster seat.
We want you to enjoy Britain and Ireland. And we believe the best way to do this is to get you off the mini-coach and out exploring. So, we give you plenty of time to take photos, go walking, and explore ancient ruins.
We exclude visitor attractions in your tour price because it lets you travel your way. It means you can pamper yourself with a luxury lunch or skip an attraction whenever you feel like it.
You don't need to. We stop in small towns, villages, and rural eateries where you can choose whatever meal pleases both your taste buds and your budget.
Let's be honest, our driver-guides would never refuse a cheeky bonus. But it's up to you, and the amount is entirely at your discretion.
We advise you take out travel insurance.
You're protected by ABTOT when you chose to let us reserve your accommodation on a multi-day tour. This means you can claim back anything you've paid us if we become bankrupt. Read our terms and conditions for more information.
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