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Frequently Asked Questions

What is involved in the tour?

We hope there will be no such thing as an average tour! You will be lead only a few hundred metres in any direction but will cover over 400 million years of Dundee’s history! The tour, which is all on the level, is around 3/4 mile (1200 metres) in distance.

Meeting point

We will assemble on the Quayside, near the Victoria & Albert (V&A Dundee) Museum and in front of Captain Scott’s RRS Discovery. It is very close to Dundee Railway Station, where there is also a Taxi Rank.

Booking and confirmation

Please visit Eventbrite to book your tickets using the links on the website. You will receive confirmation from Eventbrite once you have booked and paid for your tour. Please keep this with you, as you will be asked to produce this confirmation as a condition of you joining the tour. 


No cash, sorry. Please make your booking and payment on Eventbrite.



All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.


Parking is available within the city centre at various Dundee City Council-operated car parks. Please check the Dundee City Council website.

One of the most popular, for Discovery Point, is Greenmarket Car Park. It is open 24 hours, and is a 5 minute walk from our meeting place.

Please note - there is a car park next to the RRS Discovery Museum. This is not a large car park and is heavily patrolled by Parking Attendants.


Tours will go ahead irrespective of weather. You are asked to dress according to the weather conditions. To try to assist you:-


In winter bring...

  1. A wooly hat with or without bobble.

  2. A rainproof cap or bonnet (locally known as a bunnet.) For further research see Dundee’s First Family, The Broons, of Glebe Street.

  3. Waterproof jacket, scarf, gloves and Wellingtons (Wellies).


In Summer

See above instructions for Winter.


Dundee is known as #SunnyDundee - Scotland's sunniest city. Hopefully we will be lucky with the weather!


Conduct during your tour:

As this will take place in public areas, we understandably require our guests to treat the Tour Guide, other guests and members of the public with respect at all times. No one who is, or who appears to be, under the influence of alcohol or drugs will be permitted to join the tour. No refunds will be made to such persons, who will forfeit their payment of the tour price in these circumstances.


Your guide will endeavour to lead you safely at all times. We would ask you to allow him to carry out these duties and to follow any advice given. Guests will be responsible for their own conduct and the safety of their belongings or valuables.


By purchasing our tour tickets you will be deemed to agree the above conditions. Alastair Derrick is licensed by Dundee City Council as a Street Trader for the purpose of leading Guided Historic Tours. (Licence Number ST223.)

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