REVIEWS

We have met some amazing visitors.  Here’s what they have loved about the tours:

 

I had only one day to see the area but having lived in England for three years I put Elizabeth to task to create a tour without museum tours, castle tours, gardens or distilleries! She graciously took the challenge of creating a tour that suited me! I have to honestly say that I was unsure what she could create that wouldn’t be on a ‘normal’ tour. She went above and beyond to create the most beautiful day of sites that I had no idea even existed! Not only was I very impressed by what we saw, I was so very impressed with her knowledge, her friendliness and her great driving skills. I have traveled the world and have been on countless tours but there is nothing that can compare to Aberdeenshire Tours. This is an opportunity of a lifetime and shouldn’t be missed! Thank you Elizabeth for a perfect day, your kindness and for bringing Hamish along to share the fun! I hope to return to see you once again!
Deb Blaskoski – Washington, USA
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My husband and I had one free day to explore the countryside around Aberdeen, and fortunately we were directed to Elizabeth with Aberdeenshire Tours. We had discussed with Elizabeth in advance that we wanted to see some of the best castles, countryside, and especially some Highland cows. She had a great itinerary for us to follow, but she was flexible in changing our route when we eliminated one castle from the day’s activities. We saw so many things that we had not expected to see – especially a stone circle and Haddo House. She selected a very special little tea room in a wee village and arranged for us to arrive at just the right time for lunch and pastries. Elizabeth has a sense of humor much like mine and we were soon exchanging barbs like old friends. By afternoon she had joined my husband in admonishing me to “Put your purse down, Marilynn” before she took our pictures. We all laughed and joked the day away. She was so determined that we have all the experiences that we wanted that when we couldn’t locate any ” Heland coos”, she took us to two different locations where she knew some were kept. (the highlight of our day). We were so incredibly blessed with having Elizabeth as our tour guide. She is a safe, skillful driver who knows the countryside extremely well, but she also really enjoys helping the people she guides have a truly memorable day. 5 stars doesn’t do justice to the time we spent and the time we enjoyed with Elizabeth.
Jung and Marilyn Lee – Texas, USA

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Aberdeenshire, The Glennie House and Fyvie Castle

I’m Malú from Mexico City. My mom’s family comes from Bremen, Germany and Aberdeen, Scotland. My sister and me have been tracing our family roots, and wanted very much to know the places we come from. This summer we had the chance to go to Scotland, and our main interest, among knowing all the beauty of the country, was to find out the place our family lived. This was possible thanks to Elizabeth who made it possible to even find The House of the Glennie, in Aberdeenshire, y the River Deveron, where our family lived. She took us in a wonderful tour, visiting all the sorroundings, the cementery, where we found some of our relative graves, and the beatiful house. She took us in her car, with her lovely dog Amish, and we had a wonderful lunch at the Fyvie Castle and its gardens, and ended our tour visiting the East Aquhorthies Stone Circle. This has been one of the most wonderful tours we have made. Thanks a lot, Elizabeth, we hope to visit you again. And we truly recommend everybody to contact Elizabeth and to travel with her. Thanks a lot.

Malu – Mexico City, Mexico

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We thoroughly enjoyed our day out and about with Elizabeth. We had asked for a varied day with coastal villages, wildlife, gardens, and a sense of the character of the Aberdeen environs from stone circles, castles, local lunch. We were treated to all that and more, made all the more special by Elizabeth’s knowledgeable commentary and great conversation. We appreciated that she planned a trip around our interests, rather than fit us into a touristy agenda. The day was full, informative and fun. Not to be missed!
Barbara and Warren – Baltimore, USA
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Great Day with Aberdeenshire Tours

I was only able to spend a couple days in Aberdeen and luckily one to them was with Elizabeth taking my friends and I around the area. We visited a Stone Circle in a lovely bucolic setting. We had a very informative tour of the Haddo House. We drove out to Slains Castle followed by a walk on the beach. The day included a stop for a yummy lunch and all the while Elizabeth shared stories and answered questions so we returned with a better sense of the history and current happenings of Scotland. Elizabeth has the perfect disposition to help everyone in the group enjoy their experience. It was like having a friend show you their town. Highly recommend!

Pamela – USA

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A Perfect Day 

Our very best recommendations to Aberdeenshire Tours. We had a fantastic mystery tour that Elizabeth organised for us. Lovely experiences, delicious food and great company. A tour just how we wanted it, and a joy to experience the beautiful scenery in Aberdeenshire. Elizabeth is a lovely and kind person, and we enjoyed her company for the day. Thank you Elizabeth, we hope to get the opportunity to enjoy another one of your tours. The best recommendations from Rikke and Michael from Denmark.

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We very much enjoyed our tour with Elizabeth. We went to see Slain’s Castle, Fyvie Castle, Pitmedden Gardens and the stone circle East Aquhorthies, all interesting things we otherwise would not have seen. Would go again!
 Josefine J – Denmark
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We very much enjoyed the tour Elizabeth took us on, which included Glen Garioch Distillery, Fyvie Castle, Pitmedden Castle and some intriguing stone circles. Elizabeth’s tour was well-paced and was one of the highlights of our trip to Scotland
Graeme and Brenda – New Zealand

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Personalized for what we wanted – castles and countryside. Great guide, very knowledgeable lots of information about the area and castles. Fun to talk with, sharing stories. Tell her what your interested in and she will give you a memorable time. Part as friends. I definitely recommend her.

 Julie Mosher –  California, USA
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My mother and I hired Elizabeth for a bespoke day trip and it was the highlight of our vacation. I recommend everyone touring the Aberdeen area hire her. She’s friendly and knowledgeable and game to put together a specialized tour for her clients.
Kendall E, California, USA
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Elizabeth took us to see a stone circle out in the countryside, Fyvie Castle, Glen Garioch distillery, and Pitmedden Garden. We made some stops along the way to see cows, sheep and to have lunch. Had a great time…wouldn’t change a thing. Elizabeth is very pleasant and informative…highly recommend taking a tour with her. Thank you for a wonderful day!!
Beth and Tom Wilmington, NC, USA
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Aberdeen -Amazing experience 

We had a very good trip to castle and whisky distillery. Our driver was really good and informative and we had such a good time. It was like we had known each other for a long time. This kind of trip is so recommendable. It is comfortable and informative to have a tour with Aberdeenshire tours. Thank you so much for such a good time ! 
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We are very pleased with Aberdeenshire Tours. Elizabeth was lovely!We asked her to bring her dog Hamish around and we loved sharing our tour with him, he was such a good doggie and gave us so much happiness. Elizabeth made our tour very comfortable and took us around to spectacular places and the most amazing sightseeing spots. Our tour definitely felt like going around with a long time friend rather than just a guide.

Thank you Elizabeth and Hamish, you surpassed our expectations! We can’t wait to tell our friends and family back in the U.S how wonderful it was to tour with you. We are in love with beautiful Scotland and it’s lovely people!

You are fantastic, you are superb!

Richard & Cindy Meharg – San Diego, California

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Thank you very much Elizabeth for your precious help in making the megalithic equinox tour in Aberdeenshire, a land rich in recumbent stone circles.

It was a great pleasure for me meeting you and having you as a guide, punctual, friendly, excellent driver, reliable.

Silvano Fontana – Rome, Italy

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What a good welcome that you keeps for my parents and I !

French passing trough Aberdeen for a week, we have been very well guided before, during and after our visit at Dunnottar Castle and Stonehaven. You have also given us a very good advise for our typical scottish lunch time in one of the oldest pub in Aberdeen- the Blackfriars.

We’ve shared a very friendly moment with you and I would recommend your tours to anyone wanting to have an overview of Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire while spending a pleasant moment.

Leave as friends as you said 😉 Thanks for your kindness.

Letitia Leconte, French Guyana