North East Explorer - 4 day tour

Tour Summary

North East Explorer
4 day / 3 night tour

Take a unique journey around the grand cities of Dundee and Aberdeen, sampling the many secrets within and beyond. Marvel at traditional craft and modern ingenuity at the V&A. Soak up centuries of history at Dunottar Castle and Old Aberdeen. Follow in the footsteps of royalty in the village of Braemar. Our guided tours will ensure you don't miss a thing.

V&A Dundee - discover classics from around the World at Scotland's first dedicated design museum   

Oor Wullie - hear the story of the loveable wee Scottish laddie from Auchenshoogle!

Aberdeen - join a local expert for a tasty walking tour of the granite city

Dunottar Castle - explore this atmospheric cliff-top fortress

Royal Deeside - visit the delightful countryside and attractive villages that amused Queen Victoria so much

Movie locations – Hamlet, Mary, Queen of Scots and Victor Frankenstein

Hotel accommodation included 

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Full Tour Itinerary

Frequently Asked Questions



  • 3 nights hotel accommodation 
  • Location: Dundee (1) and Aberdeen (2)


  • Scottish/Continental breakfast (3)

Visits, Admissions and Experiences

  • Dundee city tour
  • Excursion to Dunottar Castle and Royal Deeside with local driver/guide
  • Aberdeen Walking City and Food Tour
  • Visit to the V&A Dundee

Tour Essentials

  • Single standard class train tickets between Dundee and Aberdeen and Aberdeen and
  • Seat reservations (where available)
  • One-way coach ticket from Edinburgh to Dundee
  • Customised tour itinerary and Official Guide
  • Service charges and taxes


  • Admission charges unless stated above
  • Meals, snacks or items of a personal nature
  • Gratuity to your driver/guide

Departure information

From Bus Stop YD
28 St Andrew Square
Edinburgh EH2 1AF

Check-in: 08:40 hrs
Tour Departs: 08:58 hrs
Tour Returns: 18:33 hrs

Child details

Child discount applies to children aged 3 to 15 years inclusive.

We’re sorry but children aged under 3 years cannot travel on this tour.

Photo-ID may be requested to confirm discount entitlement. 

Price Notes

IMPORTANT: Once booked this tour cannot be changed or cancelled

The price of this tour includes hotel accommodation with en-suite bathroom.

Admission Prices 
In order to give you maximum flexibility admission fees are not included in the cost of this tour. 

Train Tickets
In order to receive the train ticket, a smart device with IOS or Android operating systems is required.

Please see the FAQ section for more information on this tour.

Product code 
RT 02995

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