Welcome to Dundee


Dundee enjoys perhaps the finest location of any Scottish city, spreading along the northern shore of the Firth of Tay, and has tourist attractions of national importance in Discovery Point and Verdant Works. Add attractive seaside town Broughty Ferry, and the Dundonians themselves – among the friendliest, most welcoming and entertaining people you'll meet – and Dundee is definitely worth a stopover.

The waterfront around Discovery Point has undergone a massive redevelopment, centred on the construction of the architecturally outstanding V&A Dundee museum of design, opened in 2018.


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Dundee City Centre Running Tour

You will be met by your guide, Elaine, at Run4it Dundee. Your guide is passionate about Dundee, tourism, and sports, and she will take you on your guided tour of the city. Starting from the running shop, you will run through Slessor Gardens, recently opened and a beautiful green space popular with city residents. This will take you to Dundee's Waterfront, which is currently undergoing a £30 billion redevelopment, and you will be able to see the progress, marvelling at the architecture. From here you will run past Dundee's V&A museum. Opened in September 2018, this is Scotland's first design museum. The building was built by renowned architect Kengo Kuma, and really is an impressive sight to see. The tour will run along the River Tay towards Magdalen Green, another large park, where you can have your picture taken in the famous bandstand. There will be a slight climb from the waterfront to Perth Road. Situated in Dundee's West End, this lovely street is bustling with cafes, restaurants and shops. We will pass through Dundee University from here, one of the top UK universities. The tour will then head back to the city centre, taking you through Albert Square, and past some of our other famous buildings, where you will learn about some famous Dundonians, and the part they have played in history. Along the tour, there will be stops to tell stories and look around. Your guide will take photos for you, which will be edited and provided after the tour. The tours are designed to be fun, and suitable for all abilities. So long as you can run the distance, you will be able to take part.

$235.27 Private & Custom Tours

East Neuk Treasures Tour from Dundee

A wonderful interactive tour around the beautiful East Neuk of Fife, an area otherwise known as a 'Strip of Gold on a Beggar's Mantle'. We'll take you on a journey through the lovely rich agricultural landscape, along small lanes and roads off the beaten track, where the large tour buses cannot go. We visit the historic town of St Andrews and some of the most beautiful and charming villages in Scotland.  We stop frequently on route to ensure you have a good opportunity to absorb the magical charm of the area. The treasures of Fife await you at almost every corner with each village having its own individual character and charm. A tour of delight awaits you.

$235.27 Private & Custom Tours

Glamis Castle and Bonnie Dundee Tour from Dundee

On this half day tour we show you the highlights of Bonnie Dundee (City of Discovery) together with a visit to one of the best furnished Castles in Scotland and possibly, the most haunted! You'll see some of the main attractions in the area such as the RRS Discovery (the ship which carried the famous explorers, Scott and Shackleton to the Antarctic in 1901 on their first Discovery Expedition), HMS Frigate Unicorn (the oldest floating warship in UK) and Broughty Ferry Castle etc. Following our tour of the City we head into the beautiful Royal Angus countryside, known as the birthplace of Scotland, a place of legends, where dreams come true. Here, you'll find the grand royal residence home of the Earl of Strathmore & Kinghorne (Lord Glamis) and his family. Glamis Castle was also the childhood home for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth, the late 'Queen Mother' and birthplace of the late Princess Margaret, Sister to HM Queen Elizabeth II. Altogether, this is a fabulous tour for all ages and we are sure you will enjoy!

$418.25 Day Trips & Excursions

Highland Experience Tour from Dundee

A taste of the best awaits you on this tour as we venture into the highlands of Scotland. We drive through some beautiful Scottish scenery visiting the historic town of Dunkeld and Cathedral on the banks of the River Tay, we take a stroll in the forest to lovely waterfalls and you have option to visit one of the best Whisky distilleries in Scotland. Alternatively, we can visit a wildlife reserve or a castle with loads more fantastic scenery etc. Option to have lunch at the oldest Inn in Scotland or a simple picnic lunch followed by a journey well off the beaten track and over the mountains of Perthshire surrounded by stunning scenery and intriguing sites. A truly sensational and fascinating journey!

$418.25 Private & Custom Tours

OUTLANDER Film locations Tour from Dundee

Step back in time and visit some of the amazing film locations used in the popular Outlander TV series. Enjoy a visit to the historic village of Falkland, one of the main scenes in the first Episode. Feel the energy at nearby standing stones. We then visit the fictional village of Cranesmuir where the young boy had his ear nailed to a post as a punishment and Claire and Geillis are marched through the streets when suspected of witchcraft. Explore the cobbled streets and visit the historic 17th century Palace and gardens (scene for Claire's Herb garden at Castle Leoch). See also the old The Town House, built in 1626, once the administrative centre of the village which also includes the former tollbooth and witches' prison.     Fast forward to Series 2 and we visit a fine whisky distillery which doubled as the wine warehouse of Jamie's cousin on the docks of Le Harve in France. Optional lunch stop on route or take a tour of the distillery. We then visit the amazing Castle Leoch - home of Calum MacKenzie (otherwise known as Doune Castle which also featured prominently in the filming of the cult movie Monty Python and the Holy Grail). On the final leg of the tour we head to one of Europe's finest formal gardens at Drummond Castle which doubled for the Palace of Versailles in France. Altogether a fun day packed full of extremely interesting attractions.     Please note itinerary may be varied to suit weather conditions and attraction opening times etc.

$58.82 Day Trips & Excursions

Scottish Castles: Glamis and Dunnottar - Italian Tour Guide

The tour departs at 8.00 am and returns to Edinburgh at approximately 6:15 pm. • From Edinburgh to Glamis CastleWe will leave Edinburgh at 8.00 and after our first stop in North Queensferry, where we will be able to contemplate the famous bridge over the Forth River, we will arrive to Glamis castle, in which King Duncan was murdered by Macbeth. As we watch its amazing outline of towers and pinnacles, we will listen to its ghost and mysteries legends and stories. • StonehavenThen, we will head to Stonehaven, where we will have time for lunch (not included) and we can enjoy the landscape offered by the county of Aberdeen, with its farming fields on one side and the coastal route on the other. • Dunnottar CastleAfter that, we will arrive to Dunnottar Castle. It was a key place in the dark years of the Independence wars in the XIV century. Robert Bruce conquered it and it has been an inspiration for painters, writers and film directors, because of its dramatic position on the cliffs of the Scottish coast. • From Dundee to EdinburghOur last stop will be in Dundee, from which we will catch a glimpse of the RRS Discovery, the wooden three-masted ship that carried Captain Scott on his first, successful journey to the Antarctic. Before heading back to Edinburgh, at 18.15, we will pass through the Silicon Glen, the Scottish Silicon valley, where the high tech companies are mingled with the barely fields and the lakes, in a region that is of vital importance for the economy of the country.