Dundee has an increasing number of tours, trails and interesting walks.
Dundee’s renaissance has sparked a boom in specialist walks and tours of the city.
With visitors coming from far and wide, and locals showing renewed pride in their surroundings, new opportunities to explore its history and environment are springing up all the time.
Most of the tours are on foot, taking advantage of Dundee’s “walkable city” geography.
Among the first to set up specialist tours were DD Tours, who started running walking tours in 2016. They now have over 15 different tours on offer. Or try their newly launched audio tour which explores the waterfront of Broughty Ferry, it's their first so it's completely free.
Dundee Waterfront Walks also offer specialist walking tours, for those who wish to learn more about Dundee History - around the Museums Quarter; Historic Broughty Ferry or Specialised “ Dundee in War and Peace” .
Alternatively why not explore artwork hidden down lanes with Open/Close Dundee, or enjoy a tour around The McManus: Dundee's Art Gallery & Museum (they offer audio tours in various languages within the gallery, as well as an audio guide to enjoy from the comfort of your home).
In the summer of 2022, Xplore offered a open-top sightseeing tour which took you around dundee to enjoy the best views, feel the wind in your hair, and bask in the blue skies of Scotland's sunniest city. Giving a unique view of all the city's must-see landmarks and attractions. We hope to see the tour return for 2023.
The Orikalmi trails are series of short reflection activities designed to focus on your thoughts and feelings as you explore V&A Dundee and the surrounding waterfront.
There are a number of trails and healthy walks in Dundee, or other walks you can do independently including the new Maritime Trail, Dundee Heritage Walk, Discovery Walk , Dundee Architectural Trail, Dundee Women's Trail and V&A Dundee - Designers in Residence - Assemble, some of which can be found in our 24 & 48 hour guides to the city.
Alternatively you may have an interest in public art which can take many forms, and different aspects of it are also known by other names – civic art, town art, community art, street art. Have a look at Public Art Dundee, where you will find a record of permanently sited pieces of artwork intended for public viewing that are outwith a museum or art gallery.
There are also a series of self-guided walking tours through pioneering scientific research in medicine, biology, forensics, nursing and dentistry from the past to the present by University of Dundee - School of Life Sciences.
Alternatively if you are looking to relax in the comfort of your home, head over to the University of Dundee's online resource page, as they have created a wide array of activities and virtual tours for all to enjoy!