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Explore Union Street in Aberdeen a Self-guided Audio Tour by VoiceMap

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Highlights

Explore Aberdeen at your own pace with this acclaimed self guided audio tour of Aberdeen.  Beginning from Holburn Junction at the west end of Union Street, you’ll weave your way through timeless streets while discovering the stories that the city hides in plain sight.  The tour is ready whenever you feel like taking a stroll. It plays audio automatically at exactly the right time and place using your smart phone’s GPS and the VoiceMap mobile app, which also works offline. If you’ve got an hour and want to see all the major historical and cultural themes that Aberdeen has to offer – this is the tour for you!  

What You'll Get

Itinerary
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Pass By: HM Prison Aberdeen, Aberdeen AB12 3AZ, UK

The tour takes you on a wandering walk beginning at the Western End of Union Street and ending with a dramatic and fun-filled showcase of the city's crown jewel - Marischal college. Once called "The Finest Street in the Empire", while walking Union Street you'll hear the cities most riveting stories and history. Start the tour in the app, put your phone in your pocket, and let your guide direct you through the streets. The total walking distance is approximately 2km and takes about an hour without stopping, but you can pause anytime! Most people will opt to stop for a coffee, snack or for photography opportunities along the way. The narration is crisply mastered by a professional audio engineering staff, and the tour creates an engaging experience that is suitable for all ages that can wear ear buds.

Pass By: Gilcomston Church, Union St, Aberdeen AB10 1TP, UK

You'll see and have the chance to visit Gilcomston Church; one of Union Street's great landmarks.

Pass By: William Wallace Statue, Rosemount Viaduct, Aberdeen Scotland

This massive Wallace statue commemorates the freedom fighter during the Scottish wars for independence.

Pass By: St. Nicholas Cemetery, Union St, Aberdeen AB10 1JL, UK

We'll pass by St. Nicholas cemetery and give recommendations for seeing it.

Pass By: Union Terrace Gardens, Union Terrace, Aberdeen AB10 1NN Scotland

Get an overhead view of the beautiful Union terrace gardens and pause the tour as you like to go into them.

Pass By: Marischal College Broad Street, Aberdeen AB10 1YS Scotland

See this icon of 'the Granite City" and hear the stories of how it came to be.

Pass By: Mercat Cross, Parliament Square, Edinburgh Scotland

Our tour concludes at th "Market cross" which has stood in Aberdeen since 1686.

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • This route is wheelchair accessible with small modifications.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Lifetime access to the 'Explore Union Street' tour
  • VoiceMap Application
  • Offline access to audio, maps, and geodata


Exclusions
  • Smartphone
  • Transportation
  • Food/drinks


Departure Point
Centre for Health and Disability Assessments, 484 Union St, Aberdeen AB10 1TS, UK


Departure Time
Any time of day is suitable although avoiding rush hours at the beginning and end of the day may be more leisurely. If you end your journey at sunset you will get a nice view of Union street from the Mercat Cross. On a full moon you may hear the hooves of the unicorn at Mercat Cross too!

Duration
50 minutes

Return Details
Mercat Cross, Castle St, Aberdeen AB11 5HP, UK


Voucher Info
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

The tour identified in this promotion is made available through Viator. Groupon is not affiliated with or sponsored by the VoiceMap in connection with this deal. Please contact Groupon customer service for all inquiries related to this offer. Inquiries placed to Viator will be directed back to Groupon.

This offer is not eligible for promo codes.

The Fine Print

14-day cancellation rights do not apply; no refunds or exchanges permitted. Voucher valid only for date and time listed; may not be exchanged or redeemed for other dates. Purchaser name and phone number must be provided at checkout; this information will be shared with Viator and the tour operator for purposes of order fulfillment. Groupon promo codes may not be used for this offer. Groupon voucher Terms of Sale do not apply. See the tour operator's terms and conditions for this offer here.

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