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From Edinburgh: Glamis and Dunnottar Castles Tour in Italian

1. From Edinburgh: Glamis and Dunnottar Castles Tour in Italian

Depart from Scotland's capital city at 7:45 AM and head to Glamis Castle, where King Duncan was murdered by Macbeth. Listen to stories of the castle's ghosts and mysteries as you admire its amazing outline of towers and pinnacles, we will listen to its ghost and mystery legends.  After lunch, make your way to Dunnottar Castle and see for yourself why its dramatic position on the cliffs of the Scottish coast served as inspiration for painters, writers, and film directors.  Your last stop will be Dundee, where you can 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, take a spin through the Silicon Glen, the Scottish Silicon Valley, where high tech companies mingle with barley fields and lakes, in a region that is of vital importance to the economy of the country.

From Edinburgh: Glamis and Dunnottar Castles Tour in Spanish

2. From Edinburgh: Glamis and Dunnottar Castles Tour in Spanish

The tour will depart at 08:00 and return to Edinburgh at approximately 18:15. Leave Edinburgh at 08:00 and your first stop will be in North Queensferry, where you will be able to contemplate the famous bridge over the Forth River. Then arrive at Glamis Castle, where King Duncan was murdered by Macbeth. As you watch its amazing outline of towers and pinnacles, you will listen to its ghost and mysterious legends and stories. Continue to Stonehaven, where you will have time for lunch (not included) and enjoy the landscape offered by the county of Aberdeen, with its farming fields on one side and the coastal route on the other. Afterwards, you will arrive at Dunnottar Castle. It was a key place in the dark years of the Independence wars in the 14th 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. Your last stop will be in Dundee, from where you 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, 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.

From Aberdeen: Adventure to St Andrews & Dundee

3. From Aberdeen: Adventure to St Andrews & Dundee

Here's hoping you get a sunny day because today you're going to get to know the coastline pretty well. Sun shimmering off Scottish water. Believe it or not, we do get sun here. But even if it's a cloudy day, the Scottish coastline is as stunning as it is dramatic. You leave Aberdeen, 'The Granite City', and head south along coastline and through countryside towards Dundee. Your driver-guide will drop you near the waterfront, which is perfect for you not just because of the views, you'll also be close to the V&A Dundee. This international centre for design showcases the best of Scottish creativity, and design from around the world. Or, if you prefer, you also have the Royal Research Ship Discovery to explore. Built in Dundee, it was the first purpose built Antarctic Survey vessel and at the beginning of 20th century, it took the first British expedition of the modern era to Antarctica, including Irish explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton. Enjoy the Discovery's extensive galleries, videos and films, interactive displays and artefacts. Or perhaps exploring the city and waterfront is at the top of your list. The time is yours to do as you please. After your visit to Dundee, we journey over the Tay Road Bridge with views over the Firth of Tay. We then enter one of the remaining ancient kingdoms of Scotland... the Kingdom of Fife. The home of golf, a hub for outdoor-enthusiasts, and landscapes spotted with history, Fife is a world of its own. We continue south to the medieval town of St Andrews. St Andrew is the patron Saint of Scotland and according to legend his remains were washed up on the Fife coast. St Andrews is also home to the third oldest university in Britain and is proud of its dramatic cliff-perched castle ruins. Not to mention, St Andrews is the home of golf. Golf-fanatics will love getting to know the Grand Old Lady, also known as the Old Course at St Andrews, considered the oldest golf course. You have around two and a half hours to explore this fascinating town. After St Andrews, we take a pleasant drive through the rolling countryside back to Aberdeen.

Dundee: Self-Guided Audio Walking Tour

4. Dundee: Self-Guided Audio Walking Tour

Dundee: coolest city in Scotland or sink of humanity? On this audio tour you decide for yourself as you go beyond Dundee's main tourist attractions. During the tour you'll encounter a heroic pigeon, James Bond's grandfather and the world's worst poet. You'll learn why Winston Churchill vowed never to return here and how to survive in the Arctic. The tour is perfect for first-time visitors to Dundee as well as those who want to learn more about their city - such as by finding out how Dundee came to own the largest cut emerald in existence.

Airport Transfer to/from Edinburgh City, St'Andrews etc.

5. Airport Transfer to/from Edinburgh City, St'Andrews etc.

Arrive! Discover and experience the beauty of Edinburgh City, St'Andrews, Glasgow & Dundee with a private transfer from/to Edinburgh Airport with our Executive minibusses. A professional driver will Meet and greet you at the arrival hall and he will drive you to your destination. -Don't worry if your flight is delayed, your transfer will be adjusted at no extra fee. We’ll take the hassle out of your onward journey, loading and unloading your luggage for you, whilst you make yourself comfortable in the back of the luxury airport transfer hire car of your choice, from Saloon to Minivan & Minibusses. Personalised your transportation designed for travel with us, at Capital Transfer Cars.

Four Cities, One Day: St. Andrews, Dundee, Perth & More

6. Four Cities, One Day: St. Andrews, Dundee, Perth & More

Embark on a captivating full-day private tour, traversing the varied urban landscapes that define Scotland's rich tapestry. Our journey commences at the Forth Bridges Viewpoint, where the iconic Forth Rail Bridge, Forth Road Bridge, and Queensferry Crossing span the Firth of Forth, creating a panoramic spectacle of engineering ingenuity. As we move eastward, St Andrews Town unfolds—a medieval gem known for its cobbled streets, ancient university, and historic golf heritage, providing a delightful immersion into both academic elegance and coastal allure. Continuing our exploration, we venture to the vibrant city of Dundee, situated along the banks of the River Tay. Here, cultural renaissance meets architectural innovation, with the striking V&A Dundee museum, contemporary waterfront developments, and a rich maritime heritage that reflect the city's dynamic spirit. The journey then takes us to Perth, a city embraced by the meandering River Tay, where historic landmarks like Scone Palace and the elegant Perth Concert Hall showcase the regal past and cultural vibrancy that define this Scottish gem. Our day culminates in Stirling, a town where medieval and modern seamlessly coexist. Stirling Town enchants with its historic streets, charming shops, and a cultural scene that reflects the town's pivotal role in Scottish history. The grand finale awaits at Stirling Castle, a majestic fortress atop Castle Hill. Here, opulent chambers, grand courtyards, and panoramic views unfold, providing a profound journey through Scotland's royal and military history. This full-day private tour offers an immersive experience, capturing the essence of Scotland's diverse urban landscapes and historical tapestry.

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What people are saying about Dundee

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5.0
(3 reviews)

Excellent 👌, incredible places and not to mention our guide who gave us the tour in Spanish, explained to us in detail the entire way endless interesting facts about the history of the places we visited. A great option for those who speak Spanish and the places, not to mention, are very worth it.

Brilliant, 🤩 you can go at your own pace, stop and start as you like. Information wise- really good- informative, interesting and the narrator’s delivery was excellent as well As having a lovely voice

Visiting Dunnottar Castle has been the best experience!! and especially with our guide Mercedes, who clearly loves it and transmits a lot of passion. The two castles have been wonderful.

Very good, a lot of information available, flexibility of the guides, everything pleasant and complete

Alix, the guide, was very friendly and all her knowledge was evident. Castles are amazing