Silversea Luxury Cruises A Dundee

Dundee

Dundee makes an excellent base for exploring Fife and Angus at any time of year. The West End—especially its main thoroughfare Perth Road—pulses with life, with intimate cafés and excellent bars. The Dundee Contemporary Arts center has gained the city some attention. As you walk the cobbled streets, you may glimpse the 1888 Tay Rail Bridge, and if you head southwest you can reach Magdalen Green, where landscape artist James McIntosh Patrick (1907–98) found inspiration from the views and ever-changing skyscapes. View more

The popular comic strips The Beano and The Dandy were first published here in the 1930s, so statues by the Scottish sculptor Antony Morrow depicting Desperate Dan, Dawg, and a catapult-wielding Minnie the Minx were erected in the City Square.

An Introduction to Silversea Cruises

The romance of the seas, small ship sizes and intimate atmosphere, Silversea has long been a leader in the ultra-luxury market. Travelling to both iconic and secluded ports, Silversea’s award-winning itineraries inspire wanderlust and exploration. With over 900 destinations, longer port stays and more late-night departures than ever before, even the savviest traveler will find something new. A butler for every suite, a complimentary in-suite bar stocked with your preferences, all-inclusive exquisite dining, award-winning onboard entertainment and an unparalleled space to guest ratio all contribute to the Silversea experience. Not forgetting our famed Italian hospitality, where new faces become old friends. Bienvenuti a bordo.

Excursiones en Dundee

Scone Palace, Crowning Place of Scottish Kings

Explore the site of many Scottish king-making inaugurations and coronations during this picturesque, half-day excursion to the historic Scone Palace.


Scone Palace, River Tay, Highlands, Strathmore, and Grampian Mountains

Depart the pier for the scenic, approximately 50-minute drive to the Scone Palace. Poised above the River Tay, perhaps the greatest salmon-river in the world, the Scone Palace overlooks the routes north to the Highlands and east through Strathmore to the coast. The Grampian Mountains form a distant backdrop, and across the river stands the city of Perth. The Scone Palace is at the centre of Scotland geographically, as well as historically. Chroniclers wrote of Druids, Romans, Picts, and inaugurations and coronations of legendary kings, including Macbeth, Robert the Bruce and Charles II.


Stone Palace Walking Tour, Dining and Drawing Rooms, and Library

Upon arrival, take a guided walking tour of the Scone Palace. Along the way, view the Staterooms, beginning with the Dining Room. This south-facing room, with its unique collection of large European ivories, is especially breath-taking. In the Drawing Room, see the walls draped in early-19th century silk, and a large pair of royal portraits of King George III and Queen Charlotte. The spacious Library, with views over parkland pastures to the River Tay, now houses a fabulous collection of 18th- and 19th-century porcelain.


Ambassador's Room, Inner Hall, Royal Gallery, and Palace Grounds and Gardens

Next, continue on to the Ambassador's Room, named after the 2nd Earl who was British Ambassador to France. Here, view a splendid, 18th-century royal bed covered in three vast and magnificently worked coats of arms of King George III. By contrast, see the spacious Inner Hall with its two beautiful, 17th-century carved oak fireplaces. Not to be missed is the Royal Gallery, where you can follow in the footsteps of many kings who have walked its 142-foot (about 43-metre) length of Scottish oak. Following your tour of the palace's interior, explore part of the palace grounds and delightful formal gardens, where the lawns are home to free-roaming peacocks. At the conclusion of your visit, re-board your coach and commence the approximately 50-minute drive back to the pier.


Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of walking for approximately 0.5 miles (about 0.8 kilometres), with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach and 15+ steps at the Scone Castle. This tour is suitable for guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair; lifts are available to make the Staterooms wheelchair-accessible. Guests are advised to wear warm, comfortable clothing in layers with a weatherproof jacket or coat and flat, closed-toe walking shoes, and bring sun protection from the ship.

Tayside and RRS Discovery

Experience the beauty of the Scottish coast and its seafaring past during this panoramic, half-day sightseeing excursion.


Dundee and 'The Law'

Depart the pier for the short drive to 'The Law'. At 571 feet (174 metres) above sea level, it is the highest point in the city and takes its name from the old Scottish word for 'a hill'. The hill is the remains of a volcanic plug, and was later the site of an ancient hill fort. Upon arrival, take in spectacular panoramic vistas of Dundee, the surrounding countryside, and distant mountains to the north and west.


Broughty Ferry

Next, re-board your coach and drive to the suburb of Broughty Ferry, one of Tayside's most charming traditional town centres. Upon arrival, some free time is made available to stroll along the fine esplanade and sweeping sands, and browse the lovely boutiques, galleries and gift shops. Afterward, your drive continues on to Discovery Point.


RRS Discovery Tour

Upon arrival, embark the RRS Discovery, the last traditional, wooden, three-masted ship to be built in Britain, and follow in the footsteps of explorer Captain Scott and his crew. See how they lived and what they ate, and witness their hardships and triumphs through audio-visual shows, computer-based multimedia and displays of the actual artefacts of the crew as you are virtually-transported to Antarctica. Following your visit, re-board your coach and commence the short drive back to the pier.


Please note: This tour involves a minimal amount of walking for approximately 200 yards (about 183 metres), with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach and stairs on the ship. Walking at Broughty Ferry is at the discretion of each guest. This tour is suitable for guests with limited mobility, but is not wheelchair-accessible. The RRS Discovery may close on short notice. Warm, layered clothing, flat, closed-toe walking shoes and sun protection are recommended.

St. Andrews - Home of Golf

Explore the Old World history of golf and its legendary origins during this splendid, half-day sightseeing excursion to St. Andrews.


Dundee, Tay Road Bridge and Countryside

Depart the pier for the scenic, approximately 45-miute drive to St. Andrews. En route, discover Dundee, cross the Tay Road Bridge and traverse country roads with fine pastoral views. Nestled between the Firth of Forth and Firth of Tay, the North Sea border county of Fife contains a land of gentle hills, cut by the River Eden flowing eastwards to St. Andrews.


St. Andrews and the Cathedral

Named after Scotland's patron saint, St. Andrews is the home of the world's oldest golf club, the Royal and Ancient, founded in 1754. The Club is the headquarters of world golf, and the supreme authority in golfing matters. Upon arrival in St. Andrews, a photo stop is made at the atmospheric ruins of the 12th-century St. Andrews Cathedral, which are among the most photographed in Scotland.


St. Andrews Golf Courses, Museum and Shopping

Next, re-board your coach and take a panoramic sightseeing drive through St. Andrews. Along the way, see this bustling market town, then take in an overview of the layout of its legendary golf courses. Upon arrival at the Golf Museum, some free time is also made available to stroll around areas of the Old Course, or browse among the many small specialist shops selling golfing memorabilia and golf clothing. At the conclusion of your visit, re-board your coach and commence the approximately 45-minute drive back to the pier.


Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of walking, at times over uneven and cobblestone surfaces, with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach. Walking at St. Andrews and the Golf Museum is at the discretion of each guest. This tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Warm, layered clothing, flat, closed-toe walking shoes and sun protection are recommended.

Dundee & Glamis Castle

Experience the splendid beauty and landmarks of Dundee and its environs during this picturesque, half-day excursion to Glamis Castle.


Dundee and 'The Law'

Depart the pier for the scenic, approximately 30-minute sightseeing drive through Dundee. A photo stop is made at 'The Law'. At 571 feet (174 metres) above sea level, it is the highest point in the city and takes its name from the old Scottish word for 'a hill'. The hill is the remains of a volcanic plug, and was later the site of an ancient hill fort. Upon arrival, take in spectacular panoramic vistas of Dundee, the surrounding countryside, and distant mountains to the north and west.


Countryside and Glamis Castle

Next, re-board your coach and travel through the rolling landscapes that make up the areas around Dundee, then continue on to Glamis Castle, a royal residence since 1372, the childhood home of the late Queen Mother and birthplace of Princess Margaret. With the pinnacled fairy-tale outline of a Loire chateau, the imposing medieval tower-house of Glamis began as a royal hunting lodge in the 11th century, but underwent extensive reconstruction in the 17th century. From the top of the avenue it is a splendid spectacle; the pink-grey castle stands out against the distant hills, all angles, towers, wings and turrets, and heraldic embellishments.


Castle Tour

Your tour of the interior features many of the rooms open to the public, including the former bedroom of the Queen Mother, with the youthful portrait by Henri de Laszlo. There is also Duncan`s Hall, the oldest in the castle and traditionally Shakespeare`s setting for the king`s murder in Macbeth. Following your visit, re-board your coach and commence the approximately 45-minute drive back to the pier.


Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of walking for approximately 0.5 miles (0.8 kilometres), at times over uneven surfaces and inclines, with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach, and steep steps inside the castle. This tour is not suitable for claustrophobic guests, guests with a fear of heights, guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Warm, layered clothing, flat, closed-toe walking shoes and sun protection are recommended.

Discover Dundee on Foot

Discover one of the most heroic voyages of Antarctic exploration ever undertaken during this scenic, half-day walking tour of Dundee.


Dundee and RRS Discovery

Depart the pier for the short, guided walk to the RRS Discovery, the centrepiece of visitor attractions in Dundee. The RRS Discovery was the last traditional, wooden, three-masted ship to be built in Britain. Designed for Antarctic research, it was launched as a Royal Research Ship (RRS) in 1901. Its first mission was the British National Antarctic Expedition, carrying Robert Falcon Scott and Ernest Shackleton on their first successful journey to the Antarctic.


RRS Discovery Tour

Upon arrival, embark the RRS Discovery, and follow in the footsteps of Captain Scott and his crew. See how they lived and what they ate, and witness their hardships and triumphs through audio-visual shows, computer-based multimedia and displays of the actual artefacts of the crew as you are virtually-transported to Antarctica.


Dundee Walking Tour

Next, continue your walking tour of Dundee on-foot. At the conclusion of your walking tour, you may walk directly back to the pier with your guide, or remain in the city centre for further exploration and shopping, and return to the ship on your own.


Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of walking for approximately 4-5 miles (6.4-eight kilometres), at times over inclines, with stairs to negotiate on the ship. This tour is not suitable for guests prone to motion sickness, guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Warm, layered clothing, flat, closed-toe walking shoes and sun protection are recommended. The RRS Discovery may close on short notice. Operation of this tour is subject to weather conditions. Space on this tour is extremely limited; we suggest you book well in advance to avoid disappointment.

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