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“Book with Karl - You won't regret it!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Aberdeen-Tours

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Full-Day Balmoral Castle Tour from Aberdeen
Ranked #3 of 17 Tours in Aberdeen
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: We have a selection of Aberdeen Day Tours showing the delights that are within Aberdeenshire & North East of Scotland, from Aberdeen you can join other enthusiastic travellers for small grouped tours of Castles, Whisky Distilleries, Gardens, and hidden gems that surround Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire & Grampian.
Toledo, Ohio
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“Book with Karl - You won't regret it!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2013

My sister and I were in Aberdeen for a few days and wanted to see as much as we could so we looked into day tours. Were we ever glad that we found Karl's tours! He's very relaxed and easy going and is willing to bend the tour stops according to what the people want on the day. We booked both the Loch Ness day tour and the Three Castles tour the next day and we weren't disappointed.
You always have plenty of time at each destination and you are free to explore on your own, which is nice.
The van only seats 7, so if you are at all interested in booking one or more of these tours, you may want to do so ahead of time online. You can book at the Tourist Information Center on Union Street in Aberdeen, as well, but Karl's tours tend to fill up quickly.

Visited May 2013
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“Fantastic Loch Ness Tour”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 13, 2013

My family of 5 adults took Karl Fisher's tour to Loch Ness the last week of April. Our first time in Scotland. What a great trip for us. Karl met us in downtown Aberdeen, where we boarded his Mercedes Van. The drive to Loch Ness had several stops, Johnstone's Cashmere, Chivas Regal's birthplace, Inverness, the museum at Loch Ness, Urquhart Castle, and the snowy mountains on the way back to Aberdeen. Karl Told us about everything we saw, gave us the history of what we were seeing, and let us stop and stand in the snow! What a great tour he provided for my family. We all had a fantastic time! Highly recommend this tour.

Visited April 2013
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Uppsala, Sweden
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“Three Castles Tour!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 18, 2013

My fiancee and I were in Aberdeen in October 2012 and did the Three Castles Tour. Karl was a phenomenal guide and very funny too! Dunnotar Castle was one of the most amazing sites either of us has ever seen, and we thoroghly enjoyed Crathes Castle and gardens as well. After the final stop, Drum Castle, Karl even poured us all a dram of several different types of local whiskies!

We had booked the Whisky and Castle Fraser tour with him as well for the following day, but since this was the off-season no one else had booked so he cheerfully gave us a cash refund. Karl was also kind enough to pick us up at our hotel to make up for the second tour getting canceled.

We are returning to Aberdeen in June with my parents and will be doing two more tours with him! HIGHLY recommended!

Visited October 2012
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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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“Fantastic Tour - Not To Be Missed”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2012

We had a great day-long tour with Karl- visiting three castles, with unlimited beautiful countryside in between. Karl was a great host - entertaining and knowledgeable, sharing local and historical information, and answering all questions. He also included a great unplanned stop for local fresh strawberries! The van was comfortable for our group of 4 plus several others on the tour. Highly recommend Karl and his tours!

Visited August 2012
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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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“Mystery Tour”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2012

Joined a Mystery tour, a bit dubious what it would entail.
My daughter and I had a brilliant day. I am not familiar with the Aberdeen area and my daughter has just started at Aberdeen university and does not manage to get out of the city. There were two other ladies on the tour and we had a great time. Down the coast to see Stonehaven,on to Glamis which we found lovely my daughter especially enjoyed all the Highland cattle, very scenic and beautiful. We then headed over the Hills for some amazing views just before sunset. Karl was an excellent guide making sure we all saw a bit of what we each wanted to see. Plenty of information regarding the local families and estates. The vehicle was much better than anticipated extremely comfortable and good views out. He dropped us all back at our respective accomodation. Most obliging, would definitely use his tours again!

Visited November 2012
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