Expedition Tours

Enjoy a wonderful tour of Balmoral, the Scottish holiday home to the Royal Family. The Balmoral Expedition is a wonderful experience for you to enjoy as a social household bubble (maximum of five people).

The expedition is a two hour Landrover tour on the Estate and if you wish you can also take some time to have a wander in the grounds and gardens. Available on weekdays only during late October until mid December.  

The charge for the Balmoral Expedition is £300 (maximum of five people).

Please book early to avoid disappointment - .

Timings for the Morning Expedition:-

  • Arrive at Estates Office for 0945 and perhaps visit the rest room
  • Balmoral Expedition from 1000 until 1200

Timings for the Afternoon Expedition:-  

  • Arrrrive at Estates Office for 1245 and perhaps visit the rest room
  • Balmoral Expedition from 1300 until 1500

Accompany one of our guides on a fascinating tour of Balmoral Estate. The tour takes you through the manicured parkland and gardens in front of Balmoral Castle. You then travel through the Estate farm to enter the old Caledonian Pine Forest. This is one of the country's most important habitats and home to the elusive capercaillie.

After spending some time exploring this pristine area we head out of the woods onto the open hillside. The views soon start to open up as we travel through the heather high up the flanks of Lochnagar, one of Scotland’s most famous mountains.

The tour then heads back to civilisation via the monuments and historical buildings of Easter Balmoral. Discover the intriguing life stories of the resident wildlife and learn about the conservation management that is currently underway to help protect some of the United Kingdoms rarest species.

Although there are no guarantees, wildlife species which are regularly encountered, include birds of prey, red squirrels, red deer, red grouse, black grouse, snow bunting and salmon.

Reservations and Times

We only offer a limited number of Balmoral Expeditions, so it is best to book early to avoid disappointment.

Please check here for current availability - you can the book / pay online.

The meeting point is at Balmoral Estate Office and payment is required when booking.

Swarovski binoculars are provided on the safaris. The outstanding quality of the binoculars allows you to get closer to the wildlife and landscapes of Balmoral Estate.

If you have any queries please contact us:-

Telephone : 013397 42554 / 42555