Departs: 12th March 2020 | 5 Days
Dundee Scotland Winter Warmer
Tour Price: £449.00 per person
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Dundee is the fourth-largest city in Scotland with a population of around 150,000 people. It is situated on the north bank of the Firth of Tay on the east coast of the Central Lowlands of Scotland. The Dundee area has been settled since the Mesolithic with evidence of Pictish habitation beginning in the Iron Age.
During the Medieval Era the city became a prominent trading port and was the site of many battles. Throughout the Industrial Revolution, the local jute industry caused the city to grow rapidly. In this period, Dundee also gained prominence due to its marmalade industry and its journalism, historically; it is famous for the three J's: jute, jam and journalism. The boats, laden with jute from the Indian Sub-Continent used to arrive at Dundee, where the jute would be unloaded and processed in the many jute mills around the City.
- All coach travel
- 4 nights half board
- Tea/coffee after dinner
- Entrance into V & A Museum & RRS Discovery
- Entrance in to the Glenturret Distillery
- Entrance into St Andrews Castle & Cathedral
- Services of driver/guide
- Please inform us of any special dietary needs (diabetic, gluten free, vegetarian, etc).
- Special requests are put forward to the hotel and they will do their utmost to accommodate your needs.
- Program could be subject to alteration.
- Price Per Person
Single Room Supplement: £109.00
(Double/twin for sole occupancy)
The 4 Star DoubleTree by Hilton
Kingsway West, Dundee, DD2 5JT, United Kingdom.
Tel: +44 1382 641122
This historical and traditional Scottish mansion house, built in 1870, is set in the heart of this tastefully extended hotel, with six acres of beautifully landscaped gardens including the listed Maze and walled garden.
This hotel enjoys a quiet suburban location only a short drive from Dundee City Centre. Enjoy innovative British dishes in the conservatory-style dining area or unwind with a drink in the Lounge.
The hotel has a fitness centre, Swimming pool, sauna and steam room. The spacious guest rooms feature modern amenities such as a TV, en-suite, Telephone and Tea/Coffee making facilities.
Day 1: Depart Local Area
After boarding your luxury coach, we make our way to Dundee. We will make a couple of comfort stops on route and stop for lunch at Gretna Green. We will continue our journey to arrive at The Double Tree by Hilton Hotel in Dundee with a hot drink & cookie on arrival.
Day 2: V & A Museum, RRS Discovery
Departing our hotel after breakfast, we make our way to the V&A Dundee & RRS Discovery we will experience the remarkable story of design past, present and future, and the vital contribution design makes to all our lives. At the heart of V&A Dundee, the Scottish Design Galleries will tell the story of Scotland's exceptional and international design heritage. Curated in collaboration with the V&A, as well as from museums and private collections across Scotland and the world, covering architecture, ceramics, engineering, fashion, furniture, healthcare, jewellery, textiles, videogame design and more. At the centre of these galleries will stand Charles Rennie Mackintosh's magnificent Oak Room, fully restored and preserved. As a major whaling centre Dundee's shipyard had long experience of constructing ships robust enough to travel through the Arctic pack ice. It was this expertise that Markham harnessed to build RRS Discovery, the ?rst vessel to be constructed speci?cally for scienti?c research. On 6th August, RRS Discovery was ready, slipping her moorings at Cowes, on the Isle of Wight, to begin her epic journey.
Day 3: The Glenturret Distillery
We head off to The Glenturret Distillery, its located on the banks of the Turret River. The distillery was officially established in 1775, but had previously been under the control of illicit distillers, who sought to avoid paying taxes to England, since 1717. This early history has led to claims that Glenturret is the oldest distillery in Scotland. The First World War saw the closure of the distillery, it reopened in 1921, when the great depression and prohibition in America saw it closed again. It did not reopen again to production until 1957 by James Fairlie. Fairlie was a whisky enthusiast and his intention was to make a malt whisky created in traditional fashion and to preserve the craft of distilling. The distillery was bought by Cointreau in 1981 and from there passed to Highland Distillers in 1990. Since then it has become the home of 'The Famous Grouse Experience'.
Day 4: Visit St Andrews Castle & Cathedral
After Breakfast we will board the coach and head off to Broughty Ferry where St Andrews Castle is, the Castle is the ruins of the Archbishops of St Andrews, dating in part from the 13th century. On a headland to the north of St Andrews stand the ruins of the city's castle, the main residence of the bishops and archbishops of St Andrews and the focal point of the church in medieval Scotland. Explore the underground 16th-century siege mine and counter-mine, and the 'bottle dungeon', one of the most infamous castle prisons in medieval Britain, which was cut out of the solid rock. After we will head on to St Andrews Cathedral, of which is in the Victorian Gothic design, it was opened on 7 August 1836. The sanctuary area, which contains the high altar and stalls for the canons of the cathedral, was added later by knocking out the back wall and building on top of the clergy house. As a result, the altar area is significantly higher than the body of the cathedral. The cathedral is also unusual in that the floor slopes from the entrance to the sanctuary.
Day 5: Depart for Home
After another wonderful breakfast and cases have been loaded on to the coach. It is time to wave goodbye to our hosts at The Double Tree by Hilton Hotel and head for home. There will be comfort stops en-route, and you should be back in your local area by mid evening.
Your tour manager and driver will do their professional best to ensure that you enjoy this tour. It will be at their discretion to rearrange the itinerary to better the tour for your comfort.