Dundee, Angus and Glamis Castle
There's more to Dundee than just cake! This compact city claims to be the sunniest in Scotland and the closest city to the spectacular countryside. It is home to many historical buildings, two famous ships as well as boutiques and museums, and its waterfront development is due to be finalised in 2018. Our tour includes a visit to the spectacular Glamis Castle plus excursions throughout Angus and Perthshire.
Captain Scott's Ship RRS Discovery • Arbroath • Glamis • St. Andrews • Perth
Day 1 Travel north to Dundee with a possible stop in Moffat or Peebles.
Day 2 A visit to Captain Scott's ship, the RRS Discovery, is included this morning. Explore the ship and relive the hardships and triumphs of the remarkable expedition to the Antarctic. The afternoon is free to explore Dundee city centre.
Day 3 A morning excursion along the coast to Broughty Ferry, the “Jewel in Dundee's Crown” and once home to the wealthy jute barons living in, what was reputed to be, the “richest square mile in Europe”. Continue via Carnoustie and Arbroath, famous for Arbroath Smokies (smoked haddock), and on to Montrose. Return to Dundee via Brechin, stopping at Glamis Castle for an included visit and guided tour of the splendid childhood home of Her Majesty the Queen Mother.
Day 4 Dundee is an excellent base for a variety of excursion possibilities. We recommend a visit to the town of Perth for shopping and sightseeing. A visit to either Branklyn Gardens or Scone Palace can be included for an additional charge. Other suggestions include an excursion through the Cairngorm National Park or visit to St. Andrews to follow in the footsteps of famous golfers and, of course, a certain William and Kate Windsor.
Day 5 Return home with a stop in the Scottish Borders.
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Best Western Queens Hotel, Dundee
This traditional Victorian hotel has been well restored and developed in recent years. Enjoying an enviable location in the heart of Dundee's West End culture quarter, bedrooms are well appointed and public areas charming.
• 3 star • 53 bedrooms • Lift
• Coach parking
Your tour includes:
• 4 nights half board in Dundee with:
Tea/coffee on arrival
Full Scottish breakfast
3 course dinner with choice and tea/coffee
• Admission to RRS Discovery
• Admission to Glamis Castle
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