Posted : 11 April 2023

1st April - 3rd September

Introducing Discover Dundee:  your official guide to the City of Discovery

Back for it's second year running, Dundee's only open-top sightseeing tour will run daily from 1st April until 3rd September 2023.  Climb up-top to enjoy the best views, feel the wind in your hair, and bask in the blue skies of Scotland's sunniest city.  There's so much to see and do as you travel around town - so join Discover Dundee and Xplore Dundee at your own pace.

Read more about the tour - here are the highlights:

  • Journeys run every half-hour, seven days a week
  • Hop on and off to visit must-see landmarks and attractions
  • Enjoy the vista from Dundee Law and skyline views from the Tay Road Bridge
  • Tickets last all day, and are available/valid on all Xplore Dundee buses
  • Learn and laugh with a full audio commentary

The basics

Open-top buses run every half-hour during the day, seven days a week.  And the tour is seasonal, running from Saturday 1st April until Sunday 3rd September. 

Tickets last all day and can be bought on the bus from the driver (using cash or contactless), or as an mTicket in the app (just search 'Xplore' in your app store).  Prices can be found on Xplore website.   And don't forget: tickets aren't limited to the Discover Dundee tour - you can use them to travel further afield on all Xplore Dundee routes and network, such as services 5/5a to Broughty Ferry.

The main stop is at Discovery Point on Riverside Drive - handily located near both the Railway Station and V&A Dundee.  When the bus is resting there between journeys, one of their friendly, knowledgeable drivers will be on-hand to answer questions, sell tickets and help you find your way.

The buses are fully accessible, with a low-floor platform and space for a wheelchair, certified mobility scooter or up to two unfolded buggies.

The tour

The full journey lasts up to 50 minutes, but you can hop on and hop off along the way to Xplore Dundee at your own pace. Check out their highlights map downloadable from their webpage. You can join the tour at any designated bus stop along the way.

From the open top deck, you'll have a unique view of all the city's must-see landmarks and attractions.  And Dundee really is Scotland's sunniest city - averaging more than 1500 hours of bright sunshine every year.  Of course, we do recognise the reality of Scottish weather from time to time, which is why (on such rare occasions...) the front section of the top deck is enclosed:  so that you can escape the elements and still see the sights.

Make sure to grab a set of complimentary headphones (or feel free to plug in your own) so that you can learn and laugh with the audio commentary guide - complete with local voice-overs, quiz questions, fun sound effects and music to really immerse you in the experience.

Discover Dundee are excited to tell the story of our city, which includes lots for locals and visitors alike to enjoy.  Learn more about the history behind Dundee's famous "Three Js", find out why Dundee rubs shoulders with cities like Berlin, Istanbul and Singapore, and so much more.

 Welcome aboard!

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