Head underground into an old street from 17th century Dundee and explore the vaults. Previously there has been limited access into one of the vaults, now we’ve had the area cleared out and added some safety features that let us visit five of these ancient vaults, hidden away below the streets for centuries.

We’ve added a few things for you to read and look at in the vaults too – so bring your reading glasses if you need them!

To book – pick your date on the booking form to see the times and numbers of tickets available. If you can’t select a date on the form, tickets for that day are sold out. Tours take place on week nights at 5.30pm, 6.45pm and 8pm starts and on weekends at 10.45am, 12noon and 1.15pm and takes around 1 hour.

This is a Dark Dundee tour and will contain stories of the dark side of Dundee’s history including murder and riots. This tour is not suitable for children under 10 years old due to the content and for safety as hard hats must be worn underground.

DEPARTURE TIME Please arrive 5 minutes before your tour begins for a prompt departure.
TOUR LENGTH Approximately 1 hour
WEAR Comfortable clothing, preferably waterproof. Sensible shoes as we’ll be going up and down several flights of stairs. The first 15 minutes at least of the tour will be outdoors so wrap up warm.

You can also book by phone – call us on 07446 625682 to book this tour.

The tour starts at the city square, right in the middle of the city centre. This is within 2 minutes walk of all city centre hotels, the bus and train station and the stops of all major bus routes in the city. The tour ends at Exchange Street.

There is ample parking available with the closest multi-storey car parks at the Overgate Centre, Gellatly Street and the Gallacher Retail Park.

This tour involves several sets of stairs, as well as steps and uneven surfaces in the underground vaults. There are several low head height areas and hard hats will be provided and must be worn in this area.

There are several displays to read and look at including details maps, so please bring your reading glasses if you need them!

The first 15 minutes of the tour at least is outdoors and there will be lots of background noise, especially in the city square.

If you have any accessibility needs or concerns you can call us on 07446 625682 to discuss further.

Tour Reviews

4.57 based on 14 reviews
August 14, 2018

Absolutely fantastic tour! Was there with my partner and 13 year old daughter and we all loved it! Thanks to Louise and Stuart absolutely fantastic tour guides

November 19, 2018

If you listen to the fantastic stories right from the off from your hosts you will not be disappointed
Louise & Stuart are by far the best double act I’ve seen in a long time,
Captivated by the ebb and flow of there delivery and historical facts were great brought with a straight (Louise) & cheeky chappie comedian (Stuart) style which adds Spice to the tour
Once my wife and I we’re back to the surface with a sense and feeling of time travellers !!! Great Scot!!!!
Thanks again and look forward to our next adventure 👍

December 9, 2018

Loved the vaults tour and the stories to go with it! Hosts were excellent and engaging too! We wil definitely be back for another tour soon.

February 24, 2019

Strongly recommended! Our guides made it very interesting, relaxed and unhurried. Thank you!

March 2, 2019

As an exiled Dundonian I was bowled over by Stuart and Louise,our groups tour guides, with their interesting and historical stories from the 13th to 20th century, all delivered with humour as well as fact. They taught our group a lot about Dundee and it’s turbulent times. Pure dead brilliant!!! Highly recommended

March 16, 2019

My better half has a love of Dundee history, so as a wee surprise I booked the vault tour. Fantastic hour of education and plenty laughs. Can’t believe we have lived in Dundee all our lives and shamefully I knew so little about it. I blame it on the schools. Can’t recommend this tour highly enough. Louise and Stuart a wonderful double act. So looking forward to our Steeple tour.

March 30, 2019

Highly recommend this tour. Very interesting finding out about life in olden Dundee.

March 31, 2019

Fabulous tour. Highly recommend. Louise and Stuart know their history and deliver stories and facts brilliantly together and it sounds fresh and exciting, even though they’ve probably spoken the same information over and over. Will be booking another one next time in in Dundee.

April 7, 2019

If you’ve never done it yet, Dundee Tours is a must. Insightful, informative, funny and full of historical facts from Stuart and Louise that range from the 13th century to the 20th century. Cool locations and good atmosphere.

Cheers again, and look forward to the next one…

April 25, 2019

Great way to learn the history of Dundee in an hour!!
Stuart and Louise are excellent guides with a great knowledge of their subject expertly imparted to young and old.
Well worth experiencing.

May 12, 2019

Dark Dundee Vaults Tour. Outstanding tour with lots of excellent information about Dundee’s past history. Louise and Stuart were brilliant very helpful telling us interesting tales about life in Dundee. Being two ex Dundonians it was great to be back home again. Can highly recommend this tour and hoping to be able to get back for The Ferry Tour as I grew up there another fascinating tour to look forward to. So Dark Dundee get 10/10 for their hard work and dedication. It really is good to find out more about the history of Dundee. Keep up the good work guys will definitely be back. Mandy and Liz.

May 16, 2019

InterestIng tour with two knowledgable guides. Like the “patter” that they both have rehearsed admirably. Would like to have seen more locations but maybe they will probably add to the tour as more locations become available. To be recommended.

June 16, 2019

A big thank you to my daughter for a fathers day present of a tour of dark Dundee (the vault) being interested with the history of Dundee thoroughly enjoyed the story delivered by Louise and Stuart.

October 30, 2019


October 30, 2019

The comment above is in relation to a booking for a different tour, our Murder tour (ran throughout October). We did sadly have to cancel tours for tonight at the last minute, which we’ve apologised to all our customers for and we will make it right by putting on other tours and rescheduling, and refunding tickets where we can’t.

This was a genuine medical emergency of my fellow co-owner (it’s not my medical details to disclose but Stewart has posted on our DD Tours Facebook page about what has happened if you want to confirm), and yes it genuinely just the two of us who run the business and all of the tours together, they are a double act and can’t go ahead with just one of us – both of us must be there. Annette, we have already refunded your ticket and I will be at the Old Steeple for the tour time you were booked in for in case your guests can’t be contacted beforehand to let them know. And to everyone else reading this, this is the only time in nearly 4 years of running the tours that we have had to cancel a tour due to illness, it is not something we did lightly and we will be doing everything we can to make it up to everyone who booked. If anyone else has a concern with their booking for tonight (Wednesday 30th October) and we haven’t already spoken with you then please get in touch with us.

Louise – Co-owner, DD Tours

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