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Edinburgh Shore Excursion: Private Day Trip to St Andrews and Fife

  • Location: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Tour code: 2250EDIPRTFIFE
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Visit the home of golf – St Andrews – and the fishing village of Fife on a private shore excursion from the Edinburgh port. As you explore with your private tour guide, you are sure to make the most of your time in port and have a memorable, personal experience. Cross the Forth Road Bridge, pass by the village of Crail, visit the home of Scotland’s oldest university (600 years old!) and see Falkland Palace.
When your ship arrives in the port of Edinburgh, your private guide will be waiting to take you to some of the most picturesque places on the Scottish coast, including St Andrews and Fife. Head north and cross the famous Forth Road Bridge to enter the Kingdom of Fife -- an isolated peninsula surrounded by the waters of the Firth of Forth, the Firth of Tay and the North Sea. Discover the area known as East Neuk, with its small fishing villages that were once a paradise for smugglers.

Your private shore excursion continues past the charming village of Crail as you travel to the medieval town of St Andrews, the capital of the Scottish Church for almost 1,000 years and home to the oldest university in Scotland (600 years), attended by Prince William. You'll enjoy free time to have lunch (own expense) and to explore St Andrews, known as the home of golf, on your own.

From St Andrews, take a pleasant drive through central Fife to Falkland. Falkland Palace dominates this old village, and was one of the main residences of the old royal family of Scotland. Returning to the Edinburgh port, you will cross the Lomond Hills and pass Loch Leven, where Mary Queen of Scots was imprisoned.

This shore excursion is flexible and able to be personalized, depending on weather and other conditions. If you’d like to adjust the itinerary a bit, you may tell your driver/guide on the day of your tour.

Worry-free Shore Excursion:

We will ensure your timely return to the Edinburgh port for this activity. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.

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Edinburgh Shore Excursion: Private Day Trip to St Andrews and Fife

Edinburgh Shore Excursion: Private Day Trip to St Andrews and Fife

  • Worry-free Shore Excursion Guarantee
  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Private driver/guide
  • Discount card offering discounts off local restaurants, shopping and attractions
  • Transportation by modern Mercedes minvan with air conditioning (maximum 16 people)
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Entrance fees
Additional Information:
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 7 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Minimum age is 6 years
  • There are opportunities to take nature walks, it is recommended to bring suitable clothing and footwear. Scotland can be a wet place!
  • Tour operated by the first Edinburgh tour operator to be awarded 5-star status by the Scottish Tourist Board
  • Wheelchair accessible - if assistance is required, passenger must provide their own carer

Caring for the Environment: The tour operator aims to leave the legacy of Scotland's beautiful landscape for future generations to enjoy. The tour is as close as you can get to touring in your own car, but with the added benefit of reducing your carbon footprint by 75% (based on 2 persons travelling the same distance in their own car). The operator's commitment to environmental excellence has been recognized with 2 top Gold awards from the Green Tourism scheme and Keep Edinburgh Clean awards.
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Tour code: 2250EDIPRTFIFE