Aberdeenshire Day Trips

Aberdeenshire Day Trips

Special days out with friends or loved ones are to be cherished! At High Spirits Tours, we offer well planned day trips to ensure our guests get the most out of their day. We immediately establish their interests and what they would love to do during their day trip. Whether it is a day out with friends, days out for couples or corporate entertainment trips we have something for everyone.

Ask us about day trips we have on offer or suggest what you have planned. We can offer:

  • Royal Deeside explorer trips
  • Speyside whisky day trips
  • Hidden Aberdeenshire distillery tours
  • food and drink tours
  • tailor-made experiences
  • whisky tasting
  • gin tasting
  • castle tours
  • beach/ seaside visits
  • Angus discovery tours
  • Golf and whisky combo trip
  • Morgan car hire

As we are entirely flexible, we can offer extended day trips and advise some fantastic accommodation in the area being visited making it a trip to remember.

Contact us on this site to start designing your away day/ weekend.


Fun at the Spirit of Speyside Festival

A lot of fun was had over one and a half days as Jaret and his father, Gary, joined us for a whisky tour around the Spirit of Speyside Festival. Not only did they contribute their taste and judgement to the Whisky Awards but they also took part in the Battle of the Villages competition where Elgin defeated 3 times champions Dufftown in a tense 3-2 victory! They drunk some fantastic whiskies along the way and had some fun in the process. All our Scotch whisky tours can be tailored to suit your tastes and interests. We also stopped off at the Highlander Inn at Craigellachie where Jaret and Gary had some amazing old drams from Pittyvaich, Tamnavulin and a special Islay Cask finished Balvenie. Our whisky tours can include fantastic whisky flights at the best whisky bars if you would rather not do full distillery tours all the time. 

So, for some amazing whisky tasting in Speyside contact us for some great whiskey tour ideas. Our distillery tours are becoming known for their fun and variety and offering tailor-made whisky experiences for enthusiasts and you do not need to drive! Just sit back and relax while you are whisked off to each location in comfort and luxury.

Our whisky tours can also be combined with golf tours, fishing tours or other outdoor pursuits.

We are always delighted to welcome our guests from all over the globe and our priority is to provide our guests with a memorable trip.

Golfing at Royal Dornoch

Our newest tour offering is a fantastic golf and whisky tour of the beautiful Scottish Highlands. If you have ever yearned to play golf at the championship course at Royal Dornoch while gazing out at the sun shimmering on the North Sea then we may just have the very tour for you. Our North Highland golf and Whisky tour combines both great passions with some exploring of this most beautiful and relaxing area of Scotland. Showcasing the best of Scotland this tour will live long in your memory. We have designed this tour to offer the utmost relaxation and comfort and not to rush anything. Golfing holidays in Scotland are always a pleasure and combing with a whisky tour makes it doubly special. Accommodation is the normal high standard selected by High Spirits Tours and can be upgraded on request, adding a little tour of luxury to your getaway. So, whether you are looking for a golf and whisky trip with a group of friends or your loved one we are happy to provide you with a memorable trip. Check out our fantastic tour, https://www.highspiritstours.co.uk/tour/north-highland-golf-and-whisky-discovery-includes-accommodation/

Visit Scotland in style

Whenever you visit Scotland or take a full blown holiday in Scotland, the world is your oyster when it comes to things to do. Whatever your interest, High Spirits Tours can put together a Scotland tour to meet most people’s interests. From Highland tours to whiskey tours, days out for couples or groups to gin distillery tours we can get a tailor-made tour package to suit all.

A benefit of touring with High Spirits Tours is that we have some of the most comfortable vehicles available.

We have also designed some exciting tours to Scotland. From discovering the Isle of Mull to the Isle of Skye to Outlander location visits to Highland whisky enthusiasts tours we have prescribed tours that will meet the demands of all travellers.

All our tours are luxurious but the boat can be pushed out by making your accommodation super luxurious. Scotland has many hidden, luxury hotels and these can be booked for special trips to Scotland. 

Whisky and Golf combined tour

There are many symbols of Scotland such as Highland Cows, thistles, Victorian railway bridges, mountains, deer, stunning white sandy beaches to name a few but arguably the two most recognised are whisky and golf. Scotland is known as the “home of golf” and thousands of visitors flock to the Old Course at St Andrews each year on a golfing pilgrimage to set foot on the sacred “Swilken Bridge”. Many of the world’s golfers will also have a love of the golden nectar Scotland has in abundance, whisky or whiskey depending on where you reside. At High Spirits Tours, we love to combine these pastimes. We can design a fantastic bespoke tour which will explore the Kingdom of Fife and include St Andrews and some of Scotland’s finest distilleries on the itinerary or simply put together a whole of Scotland golfing and whisky tasting trip to remember.

We would love to welcome you and ensure you leave relaxed and truly unwound. We are here to ensure you have a memorable trip which runs smoothly and causes you absolutely no stress.

Contact us now through our email or Bespoke link to tell us what you would love to put together for your memorable Scottish visit.

Private tours of Scotland

We have had a busy week! High Spirits Tours were on tour last week. Firstly, we had a fantastic Outer Hebrides adventure where my guests had a few days of getting back to nature, including feeding some Alpacas near the Callanish Stones. Not something you can do every day. It’s the sort of experience we love at High Spirits Tours. They chose us as their tour partners for their islands adventure tour.

Morag the Morgan was also busy with two classic car hires in Scotland and also being used as a makeshift van for our trip to Visit Scotland Expo at the Scottish Exhibition Centre in Glasgow. We met some amazing tourism companies and some interesting people from all over the world who love Scotland as much as we do. Hopefully, we can get to meet some new people and help provide them with a luxury Scottish tour.

We cater for so many tastes at High Spirits Tours. Whether you are interested in a full blown whisky enthusiasts tour, a Scottish island hopping tour, a tour of the peaceful Southwest of Scotland, a Scottish food and drink discovery tour or a Scottish history tour, we can put together the perfect itinerary for you.

We can be contacted through this website and you can use our bespoke touring function to detail your interests and see what kind of tour we can come up with. Hope to see you over the coming months.

Tailor-made Scottish Tour for these rugby fans

At High Spirits Tours, we ahve already started our 2019 adventures in fantastic style. Some happy Welshmen, some not so happy Scots and sole Canadian asked us to take them to the Scottish Highlands, Perthshire and Fife after the 6 Nations rugby game between Wales and Scotland. They made the most of their trip to Scotland by extending their stay by a couple of days and visiting some whisky distilleries, Kingsbarns and Blair Athol and have a fantastic gin experience at Persie Gin near Blairgowrie. The highlight for many was the tour of St Andrews Old Course. The whole tour, tailor-made by ourselves was very much appreciated by our guests and we were happy they were happy!

Why not take a look at our website and see if we can tempt you into a similar adventure. We aim to enusre that you will enjoy it as much as our rugby fans did!



Spring into Spring with a Scottish luxury tour

We have had a pretty mild winter, so far! Why not think ahead to Spring and Summer and get your own adventure lined up? We offer a wide range of private, luxury tours with prescribed “off-the-shelf” tours or bespoke to your preferences. You can design your own tour/ outing fit for any occasion.
We have some fantastic offers at the moment. The Spirit of Speyside Festival will soon be with us and we have two-day packages available (or longer if you wish). Two days at the festival attending two events of your choice each day with a stayover. The festival runs from 1st-6th May and has even more events to attend over the 6 days! Why not gather together some mates (up to 6 people) and come along for a laugh and let us deal with the driving! Prices from £130 per person. Price excludes excursions as you get to chose your own from the Spirit of Speyside website http://www.spiritofspeyside.com . We can of course book these for you and put charge to final billing.
Another tour that we can highly recommend is our Spring Isle of Mull Discovery tour. Mother Nature does her best to impress with young animals in abundance. A must for any bird watchers out there. Prices from £560 per person, 4 days with 3 nights accommodation (included). This also includes listed paid excursions on the itinerary. We want you to have no issues with payments, all-inclusive. Food is at your own discretion. https://www.highspiritstours.co.uk/tour/magical-mull-discovery-tour/ 
Spring is a such a beautiful time of year and why not take some time out in stunning Perthshire and admire the colourful Spring bulbs and bright green mosses and bracken. We have a tailor-made tour for those wishing to follow the relaxed way. We are here to make your tour special. Have a look online at our Perthshire tailor-made tour or ask for a bespoke tour. This tour is 3 days and 2 nights. https://www.highspiritstours.co.uk/tour/spotlight-on-perthshire-river-tay-sea-to-loch-tour-includes-accommodation-and-excursions/ Price from £460 per person (includes accommodation and paid excursions).
Alternatively, with the days getting longer, why not hit the road yourself and cruise along the colourful highways and bye-ways of Scotland in our beautiful little silver and black 2017 Morgan 4/4. She is as delightful as you might imagine. Treat yourself to a Spring indulgence and do it 5*! We can suggest the accommodation to match the standard of your vehicle! Many of the hotels love to see “Morag” the Morgan and want some photos of her outside! https://www.highspiritstours.co.uk/morgan-car-hire-scotland/
The Southwest should not go unnoticed! Why come along on our Gourmet Galloway tour. Eating and drinking your way through Scotland’s beautiful and peaceful South West area. Prices from £445 per person (includes accommodation and paid excursions). https://www.highspiritstours.co.uk/tour/gourmet-galloway-tour/
We are specialists in:
-Scottish whisky tours
-Scottish island hopping
-Golf tours
-Scottish Morgan Car Hire
-Highland exploring tours
-Outlander sites tours
-Special Morgan hire rates for Cruise ship excursions
-Scottish food and drink discovery
We hope to see you along on one of our adventures.
Grant Muir
Owner, High Spirits Tours

Morgan Car hire in Scotland 2019

At the beginning of January in Scotland, we yearn for the bright nights and hopefully some sunshine to boot. We are looking forward to getting “Morag” our beautiful, silvery 2017 Morgan, from her hibernation to hit the roads and enjoy all that Scotland has to offer. You too can hire her for a Morgan experience.

She can be hired from a half day to a full 7 days. Here are some suggestions to enjoy her to the fullest:

-wedding photos hire

-wedding “going away” car

-NC500 adventure

-Aberdeenshire castle trail

-Borders relaxation spa road trip

-East Highland discovery

-film production requiring classic cars

The list is endless! Why not treat yourself or someone you love? You will not regret it. Terms and Conditions are available on the “Morgan Car Hire” page. https://www.highspiritstours.co.uk/morgan-car-hire-scotland/

Contact us to get everything arranged. Summer and the open road is nearly upon us!



Fulfil your Scottish travel wishes in 2019


2019 is here and we are preparing for a new year with Spring just around the corner. Already we have some eager travellers booked up for their Spring and Summer tours.

Why not jump on board for your own private Scottish tour? We offer prescribed tours or bespoke tours in Scotland which are tailored to suit your requirements and wishes! We can put together a great trip, specialising in small groups up to 6 people. We offer so many tours to suit everyone’s interests, including:

-whisky/ distillery tours

-Highland whisky tours or whiskey tours

-Scottish food and drink tours

-Scottish gin distillery tours

-Scottish castle tours

-Golf tours in Scotland

-Outlander Tours

-Scottish whisky Day trips

-Scottish villages tours

-Scottish island hopping tours

-Speyside distillery tours

You name it and we can consider it and design a tour around your loves!

Out tours can simply be popped into a basked and paid for or you can contact us through our Bespoke Tours section and tell us all about your ideal tour. We look forward to hearing from you and look forward to Spring and Summer!


Know someone who would love a whisky tour? – Why not give a High Spirits Tours gift voucher for Christmas?

At High Spirits Tours, we can offer a fabulous Christmas gift this year! We have vouchers available for the loved ones in your life who might be interested in a whisky tour, Scottish golf tour, a bespoke/ tailored tour of Scotland or even a Morgan classic car hire. The gift vouchers are available in denominations of £10, £20, £50, £100, £200 and £500. All you have to do is fire us off an email with your request and we will send you an order and the vouchers once payment is cleared. They will last for 12 months from the date of issue. Make someone’s Christmas with this special gift, the gift of travel and discovery.


Autumn/ Fall is coming! Get wrapped up and come on a Scottish adventure

Autumn/ Fall will soon be upon us! I was thinking I need to look out my woolen scarf and take out “Morag the silver Morgan”! It is the best way to make the most of the visual spectacular that is the autumn colour. Why don’t you get booked up for a few days? We will even book your accommodation and excursions for a small fee. Details on https://www.highspiritstours.co.uk/morgan-classic-car-hire…/. It’s a wonderful driving experience.

Alternatively, enjoy the warmth, luxury and comfort of our sumptuous VW Caravelle where you can be whisked off to wherever takes your fancy. Our private tours allow you the flexibility to travel at your own pace and to see what YOU want to see not what all your fellow travellers want to see. Our bespoke Scottish tours provide you with just that freedom. So, what are you hanging around for? Give us a shout and we can get the ball rolling. https://www.highspiritstours.co.uk/bespoke-tours/

For the ultimate in relaxation, why not browse through all our prescribed tours and see if anything takes your fancy. Be it, Island hopping, Highland whisky tours, days out for couples, Speyside distillery tours, Lowland gin tours or a very special “Outlander” sites tour we have designed these tours to be relaxing but full of interest to get to know Scotland! All our suggested accommodation is researched and given the thumbs up by ourselves before suggested to our guests. If we would not stay there, why should you?

Take a dip into these fabulous Scottish private tours and see what’s available. We will look forward to welcoming you as our guest in Autumn.


Scotland Tours for Corporate Events

Corporate Events

Scotland is the ideal place for corporate events. The beautiful landscape, ability to get back in touch with nature, and the opportunity to enjoy golf and whiskey make Scotland the best place for your team to take a break from the office and pressures of work.

At High Spirits Tours, we specialise in providing bespoke and pre-planned Scotland vacations – helping people from all around the globe visit the World’s Most Beautiful Country! If you’re looking into visiting, but just don’t know where to go or what to do, then let us give you a hand by setting up a pre-planned or fully bespoke tour of Scotland ideal for you and your team. If you’re still not sure after reading our post, then why not give us a call and see what we can do to make your trip to Scotland that little bit more special.

Here are some of the best corporate events that Scotland has to offer:



5. Magical Mull Discovery Tour

magical mull tours of scotland

The beautiful Island of Mull is famous for its nature, beauty, and as a place to relax and recharge. Staring in Oban, this tour allows your corporate team to explore everything from the Tobermory Distillery to the mystical Isle of Iona, as well discovering the many talented food producers on the Island, making this an excellent choice for a corporate Scotland tour.

Mull Tours



4. Highland Villages Experience

scottish highland village tours

Starting in Inverness, this tour focuses on traditional highland villages, getting to know the history, traditions, culture and even the current locals! Visiting sites such as Dornoch, where the last witch in Scotland was burnt in 1722, and the Loch fine nature reserve, this tour will take your team away from the stresses of modern life and offer a much calmer pace of life during these corporate events.

Highland Tours



3. Speyside Distillery Tours

speyside distillery tours of scotland

One of the best corporate whiskey tours out there, the Speyside distillery tour offers the chance to visit 6 mystery distilleries situated in the stunning Speyside countryside. A must for all whiskey fans, this tour begins in Aberdeen and may see you visit up to three different distilleries in one day!

Speyside Whisky Distillery Tours



2. North Coast 500

north coast 500 scotland vacation

Our most exotic and luxurious corporate events are along the breath-taking North Coast 500 route, which offers your team the chance to experience Scotland like they never have before. Making your way from Inverness, and touring the coast of Scotland, you and your corporate team will visit white beaches, spectacular scenery and experience some of the world’s best whiskies and gins along the way; this tour will allow your team to unwind and relax in style.

North Coast 500 Tours



1. Bespoke Golf & Whiskey Tours

bespoke golf and whiskey tours

Seamlessly combining Scotland’s two most famous exports, this corporate tour is completely bespoke and can be tailored to suit your favourite places. Being able to match the tour to your team’s whiskey and golfing interests will make this a memorable journey that will revitalise your team after all of their hard work throughout the year.

Golf & Whisky Tours



Get in Touch

So, if you’re looking for the perfect corporate events for your team, or simply want to go on one of our incredible Scotland Tours, then get it touch with us today and find out more about what we can do to make this happen!

Book a Tour

Royal Deeside Golf Classic Special

Are you feeling competitive? Feel your golfing skills are up to scratch? If so, how about taking part in The Royal Deeside Golf Classic tournament?

Described by the organisers as:

“A 72 hole Stableford event for both Ladies and Gentlemen played over four majestic courses….. with prizes for each event and for the full event.”

At High Spirits Tours, we add a spin to it. We will register you for the tournament, take you to the events and make all the bookings for your accommodation and bookings at the best restaurants in Royal Deeside. There is also a free day when we will put together a great day trip to the surrounding area including castles, distilleries, local arts and crafts and incredible scenery.


23/7    Golf Day Competition @ Ballater Golf Club

24/7    Golf Day Competition @ Banchory Golf Club


26/7    Golf Day Competition @ Aboyne Golf Club

27/7    Golf Day Competition @ Braemar Golf Club

Cost : £645 per person (includes registration to golf tournament, 5 nights accommodation and entry to excursions on free day)

If this sounds right up your street then make contact on :



Tailor made holidays in Scotland


Hopefully, you are here to look at holidays in Scotland. As a company, we specialise in providing Scottish tours for small, private groups. These can be family groups, friends, couples or corporate groups. We offer off-the-shelf tours which can be selected, pay the deposit and within minutes you are booked up. All you have to do is get to the agreed meeting point. Then, let the fun commence.

We also offer bespoke holiday packages which are tailor-made packages put together to suits your requirements. If you wanted to visit every Scottish distillery then we can set aside a few months and go on a crazy road trip. How about a gin distillery tour? 70% of the gin consumed in the UK is distilled in Scotland. There are plenty of innovative producers, big and small, who are dabbling with the juniper berries these days.

So, if you have an interest in any of the following, pop us a line in the “Bespoke Tours” section (on header menu) and let’s discuss:

-gin distillery tours

-whisky distillery tours

-Speyside distilleries adventures

-Highland distillery tours

-group travel guided tours in Scotland

-Scottish island hopping tours

-Corporate tour packages (set up to impress visiting clients or potential clients)

-Scottish golfing packages

-Scottish Highlands tours

-Tour Scotland in a classic sports car! Find out about this very special option by clicking on “Morgan Car Hire” link on the header menu.

We are here to be a solution to your private tour needs. Let’s go! Have some fun!