Aberdeen

Aberdeen City Centre Walking Tour

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Aberdeen Street Art Walking Tour

From $15.55

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

Explore the historic port city of Aberdeen and discover its hidden gems among the towering granite buildings and neo-gothic architecture. Find modern street art around unassuming corners, and find the city’s tunnels that form a maze underneath the streets. Learn about the witch trials that went on here in the 1500s-1600s, and see the old town where the city began as a tiny fishing village.
  • See Aberdeen through the eyes of a local
  • Ideal for first time visitors who want to know more about this interesting city
  • See the Marischal College and St Nicholas’ Kirk
  • This is a group tour with around 20 participants

What's Included

  • A passionate, local guide.

    Meeting And Pickup

    Meeting point

    • VisitScotland Aberdeen iCentre
      23 Union St, Aberdeen AB11 5BP, UK

      Meet us outside the Visit Scotland iCentre. Your guide will be wearing a bright orange jacket or lanyard!

    Start time

    02:00 PM

    End point

    This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    What To Expect

    Aberdeen Art Gallery

    10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

    Netherkirkgate

    20 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

    The Tunnels

    10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

    The Green

    10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

    Shiprow

    20 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

    Marischal College

    10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

    Aberdeen Maritime Museum

    10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

    Additional Info

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers

    Cancellation Policy

    You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

    • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
    • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
    • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
    • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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    Reviews

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    Poor timing
    Carl_M, Sep 2023
    We didn’t take the tour! We got in to Aberdeen at 0130a.m. It was cold and windy and rain. Tour did not happen
    Interesting and informative
    fabiolaunazoi, Aug 2023
    Great tour of key sites in Aberdeen with hidden treasures and quirky outside art finds. Something for everyone
    Like history? Then Yes!
    MarieLouise_C, Aug 2023
    Friendly and knowledgeable tour guide, cheap and fun way to learn a little bit about where you’re staying. Definitely recommend.
    Great tour
    Alex_S, Jul 2023
    We loved our guide. Had a great tour. Loved the street art and the history of the city. Cool place to visit.
    Response from Host, Jul 2023
    Hi Alex, thank you for your review, and we are glad you enjoyed the tour! P.S. Aberdeen is pretty cool, and quite underrated :)
    Engaging and fascinating intro to Aberdeen
    JamesA_D, Jul 2023
    Our tour guide Bronwyn (not sure if that is her title or what her last name is) was AMAZING! Super friendly and knowledgeable. She made historical things come to life. She patiently answered our questions. The walk was easily manageable for my wife and I (in our early 60s and in good shape), but there was a woman on the tour who used a cane and Bronwyn was kind and gentle with her (as I would want if I were the slow one!). She had great stories right to hand about every part of the city. My wife and I are American with essentially no knowledge of Aberdeen prior to our walk, and I feel like I know the city better. Perfect way to spend 90 minutes getting to know a city: well done Bronwyn!!
    Response from Host, Jul 2023
    Hi James, thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts on our Aberdeen Walking tour; we appreciate all feedback, especially such kind comments as yours! We are so glad that you enjoyed the tour with Bronwyn, and will pass on your feedback to her - she will be so pleased you enjoyed it so much! We hope that you enjoyed the rest of your time in Aberdeen :)
    Great walking tour with street art angle 👍🏻
    Yekaterina_I, Jul 2023
    Steph is amazing, she is very passionate about Aberdeen and had shown us places and shared stories we would not find on our own. We took this tour on July 1st part of a small intimate group of five. Highly recommend to everyone who wants to learn about Aberdeen. Thank you, Steph!
    Response from Host, Jul 2023
    Hi there! We are so glad that you enjoyed the Aberdeen Walking tour with Steph and got to see some of the Street Art around Aberdeen. Thank you so much for your recommendation :)
    Surprising Aberdeen
    Neil_W, Jun 2023
    I enjoyed this walking tour. Before taking tour all I knew of the city is it's "granite". Our local guide, Bronwyn, told us far more and this encouraged me to want to return to the places she'd highlighted. She drew our attention to the art and the city's history and the pitch of her speech was just right. I liked it that she was happy to answer questions whenever we paused . Objects that didn't make any sense when we walked round on our own came to life. (Tanya)
    Response from Host, Jul 2023
    Hi there Tanya, we are so glad that you discovered more about Aberdeen with Bronwyn and a little of its mystery and history was revealed to you, and we will pass on your compliments to Bronwyn as she will be delighted to hear them. We hope you enjoy the rest of your trip!
    An art tour most creative!
    Susan_S, Jun 2023
    Our guide was lovely, knowledgeable and very attentive to our tour groups’ needs and interest. Well done!
    Aberdeen City Tour
    Nancy_H, May 2023
    Bronwyn was a great guide. She highlighted parts of Aberdeen that I had never noticed on my previous trips to the city.
    Response from Host, May 2023
    Thank you Nancy!
    Appalling service
    Jen_H, Aug 2022
    We waited at the meet point but no one showed up. I called the operator who said they had cancelled the trip. However I did not receive the message and I was charged for the experience. There was no written apology and scant interest from the operator. Deeply unimpressed!
    Response from Host, Aug 2022
    Hi Jen, I'm really sorry this happened to you. I sent you a message highlighting our cancellation that was sent to you on the 25th July when your tour was on the 30th July, we gave you ample notice - sorry you missed our cancellation email and showed up. We'd like to assure future customers that we do everything we can to notify you of cancellations when they happen. Sometimes this is unavoidable. - Jenny
    Excellent tour
    Rebecca_J, May 2022
    Our guide was very knowledgeable of the city, the art, the artists, the history and interpretations of the pieces. It was not too strenuous of a walk. A few areas with stairs/incline.
    Response from Host, May 2022
    Hi Rebecca, Thank you so much for your review, I'm pleased to hear you enjoyed your tour of Aberdeen's street art! All the best, Em
    Spannende, alternative, kreative Stadtführung.
    HelenIda_B, Sep 2022
    Stephanie hatte eine erfrischende Art und hat uns die Kunstwerke der Stadt vorallem die wunderschönen Wandbilder von NU Art ABDN näher gebracht. Ausserdem hat sie noch gute Restaurants und Plätze der Kunst näher gebracht. Kurzweilige Führung, sehr empfehlenswert.

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