Tours in Ballater

THE 10 BEST Ballater Tours & Excursions

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$58.08
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90–120 minutes
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$15.78
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Private and Luxury
1–2 hours
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1–2 hours
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$20.20
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Bus Tours
6+ hours
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$69.45
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Private and Luxury
1–2 hours
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  • cbalderree
    Heber Springs, AR24 contributions
    This was a great tour with Alice who was a great guide! I wouldn’t want to visit Dunnottar castle on a cold rainy day, but we lucked into an absolutely beautiful day. It’s a pretty good hike to the castle with quite a few stairs but well worth it with amazing views of the North Sea from high on the promontory where the remains of the castle are perched. The rest of the tour involved drives the beautiful highland & lowland countryside, the Balmoral estate, with periodic stops for lunch, afternoon snacks, and waterfalls. We did several of Rabbie’s small group tours and they were excellent. Highly recommend!
    Written May 18, 2022
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  • Timothy Winn
    Blyth, UK1,293 contributions
    Worth the entry fee £7.0 on a nice day. Plenty of spots to shelter behind if is windy or rain.

    Fascinating look back in history. I'd have liked to have lived here too. All those years back the occupants would look out of the windows and admire the very same view as you. No mobile phones, not even thought of in their wildest dreams.

    It's an easy walk either from Southport along the footpath or from the nearby carpark. Great views of the cliffs, sea birds, and the ocean activity.
    Written March 6, 2020
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  • Rosie S
    17 contributions
    Fantastic and varied introduction to Speyside Whisky. The trip also included a trip to Lindores Abbey (Lowland malt, and traditional Aqua Vita) and Highland distillery Blair Atol.
    The driver and crowd were brilliant and some very nice whisky was consumed by all.
    Even early April, despite early morning snow, some guests managed to get sunburn. 😁😂
    Thank you Scottish Routes.
    Written April 9, 2022
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  • Sagar Karmarkar
    Katy, TX61 contributions
    Doug really took time to explain details about the Whisky Trail and Distilleries. We enjoyed various photo opportunities along the way. The stops at the Speyside Cooperage and Strathisla - the home of Chivas were really good. The admission to the stops are extra, but well worth it. Thoroughly enjoyed our time!
    Written July 19, 2021
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  • Moira S
    1 contribution
    My friend and I took this tour recently. There were only 3 of us on the minibus but the tour went ahead, no problem. Small numbers meant we could have a relaxed and personalised experience. Tour guide was Keith who created just the right atmosphere and balance between information (excellent) and appropriate background music (including introduction to Peat and Diesel!). He is definitely a Class A guide.
    For those who have "done" Skye already this is the perfect Outer Hebrides tour and Rabbies is the perfect tour company to go with. Well done Rabbies! Well done Keith!
    Written October 13, 2021
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  • Jerry G
    9 contributions
    The key to success is the guide and we had a terrific one- WILLIAM DRUMMOND. He was very knowledgeable about the history of the areas we visited as we went on the distillery tasting tour. He filled us in as we travelled the the Highlands, on the people, the battles, the culture and history. Made the trip so very enjoyable. He clearly enhanced our experience. Wonderful trip!
    Written May 9, 2022
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  • Lin
    14 contributions
    Our amazing trip around Scotland took us from Glasgow to Aberdeen. Another great city to explore with the Hidden Gems adventure. We spent two nights in total and really enjoyed it. Great people, and lots to explore. Next stop... Inverness and the North Coast 500!
    Written May 5, 2022
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  • Vicki
    Melbourne, Australia1 contribution
    My partner and I travelled to Scotland over New Years and decided that when in Scotland it was a must to do a distillery tour. We reached out to Euan and he prepared for us a wonderful 4 day Highlands Whisky Tour with some added attractions as well, as per our request.

    The tour was seamless, great choice of distilleries, the distillery tours were brilliant and the chosen accommodation was lovely.

    We were definitely thrilled with our tour and it was the highlight of our UK trip !
    Written January 19, 2022
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