Aberdeen Historical Walking Tour

Aberdeen City, United Kingdom
Historical Aberdeen Walking Tour
Likely to Sell Out

From $55.97

Price varies by group size

Select Date and Travelers

You will not receive a refund if you cancel.
  • 1 hour 30 minutes to 2 hours
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Aberdeen is an often-overlooked Scottish city but should not be missed. This small-group tour will introduce you to the highlights and history of "the Granite City." You'll visit the university's 15th-century buildings, 12th-century cathedral with a dark secret, Scotland's oldest bridge, and even visit a secret graveyard that even many locals don't know about.
  • Discover the highlights of Aberdeen, Scotland
  • Small-group tour (maximum 10): A more personal experience
  • Your guide brings Aberdeen's history to life as you explore
  • Visit places that you'd never find on your own

What's Included

  • All tours can be changed to suit, just tell us what you would like.
  • Start time to suit you, if scheduled times do not suit you, subject to availability.
  • Tours can be private upon request and up to a maximum of 12.
  • No drinks or snacks included in cost
  • Gratuities
  • Aberdeen City Hotel Pick up £10 payable on the day in cash.

Meeting And Pickup

You can head directly to the meeting point, or request pickup

Meeting point

  • St. Machar's Cathedral
    The Chanonry, Old Aberdeen, Aberdeen AB24 1RQ, UK


Pickup points

Select a pickup point

Start time

10:00 AM

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

Pickup details

We can pick up from any Aberdeen City Hotel. Maximum of seven passengers. First come, first served. £10 additional charge paid directly to tour guide.

What To Expect

St Machar's Cathedral

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

King's Museum - Old Town House

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Old Aberdeen

45 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

King's College Chapel

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Brig 'o' Balgownie

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Service animals allowed
  • Stroller accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Cancellation Policy

This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

  • 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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7 reviews
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Reviews by Viator travelers.
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Great tour
kathleen_m, Aug 2023
Tour guide, Malcolm, was knowledgeable and enjoyable. Old Town Aberdeen is quite an interesting place to visit.
Response from Host, Aug 2023
It was great to meet you guys and hope you enjoy the rest of your trip.
Malcolm was great....
Thomas_B, May 2023
Malcolm was great. Wonderful historical background combined with a complex overview of present day Aberdeen. Would strongly recommend!
Tour Guide outstanding.
Kathleen_B, Feb 2023
Malcolm, a local, gave an outstanding tour. We learned a lot about Aberdeen and Scotland. Wished we had time to take a custom tour from him.
Response from Host, Feb 2023
Thanks for booking our tour and I hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in Scotland.
Historic Aberdeen.
jpqndvdqz8, Dec 2022
Our guide, Malcolm was amazing. He even picked us up at our hotel in very adverse weather. Great tour will a knowledgeable local.
Fun way to learn about Aberdeen’s history
Kari_L, Mar 2022
Malcolm was very knowledgeable and engaging. He really knows the city and shared interesting histories of people and places.
Enjoyable Tour
Sheryl_N, Aug 2021
Really enjoyed Malcolm's knowledge and pleasant demeanor. Saw & heard a lot about St. Machar Cathedral, the campus of Univ. of Aberdeen, the promenade, the bridge built by Bruce, etc. Very enjoyable. Would definitely recommend Malcolm for any tour he could give you
Response from Host, Aug 2021
Thanks Sheryl and I hope you enjoy the rest of your time in Scotland
Historic Aberdeen in a morning
Keith_M, Jun 2021
Malcolm was knowledgable, flexible, and entertaining. We were lucky with the weather but the tour was a great overview of the city’s history.
Response from Host, Jun 2021
It was nice meeting you guys and I am glad you enjoyed your walk. Next time you are back hopefully you will have some time time to see other parts of the area.

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