North East Coast of Scotland
Follow the coastal route to the oil capital of Aberdeen. It is known as the granite city or silver city, depending on the weather. It lies between the rivers Don and Dee and the surrounding land is good for agriculture. You will pass through Dundee on the northern shore of the River Tay. In the Victorian era it was known for its jute, jam and journalism. Today it is a busy sea port and capital of the Tayside Region. RRS Discovery, the ship that took Captain Scott on his famous Antarctic exploration was built in Dundee in 1901 and has now returned home. Next door is HMS Unicorn, a 42-gun frigate built in 1824. Dundee is famous for its cake and marmalade, which make good presents to take home. Glamis Castle was the childhood home of Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother. Montrose is a busy market town in a rich agricultural region, which also benefits from the Scottish oil industry. Arbroath is famous for the Declaration of Arbroath in 1320 stating Scotland’s independence from England. Its ‘Arbroath Smokies’, which are smoked haddock, are a local delicacy you should try while you are here. Stonehaven has Scotland’s only outdoor Olympic-size heated seawater swimming pool. Dunnotter Castle ruins are impressively set on top of a cliff in an almost inaccessible site. The Royal Regalia was hidden here from Oliver Cromwell during the upheavals of 1650s. They are now displayed in Edinburgh Castle.
Private Tour Rates 2014/2015
|Car/Sedan||8-9||up to 3||£570.00|
|MPV||8-9||up to 6||£650.00|
|Large MPV||8-9||up to 8||£650.00|
|Minibus||8-9||up to 12||£ POA|
This tour can only be done as part of an overnight tour from either Edinburgh or Glasgow. It cannot be done in one day. Rates are per car/minibus not per person and include your private Blue Badge qualified tour Guide, collection and return to your hotel (alternatives can be arranged), all taxes but not entrance fees to attractions where applicable, parking or meals unless stated. Guides overnight accommodation and meals £100 per day.
DGA driver-guides in Scotland speak other languages, including French, German, Italian and Spanish. Language fees: £30 half day and £50 full day.