St Andrews and Fife Small Group Day Trip from Edinburgh
- Day trip (destination A to B)
- Informative, friendly and professional guide
- Pickup from a centrally located meeting point
- Small group ensures personal service
Once over the bridge you'll 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. The highlight is the area known as East Neuk. The small fishing villages hugging the coastline here were infamous as a paradise for smugglers.
You'll then stop in Anstruther before traveling 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.
St Andrews is most famously the home of golf, with the Old Course just off the town center. You will have several hours to explore this famous town.
From St Andrews, you'll 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 Edinburgh you will cross the Lomond Hills and pass Loch Leven, where Mary Queen of Scots was imprisoned.
The Scottish Highlands and Islands are Europe's last great wilderness! This personalized tour is as close as you can get to touring in your own car, with the added benefit of gaining intimate knowledge of Scotland. Traveling in a small group means you can take lots of stops and reach "out of the way" places, giving you more time off the bus to discover the real Scotland.
Winner of the Inaugural Scottish Thistle Award for Sustainable Tourism, October 2007.
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St. Andrews Golf Course, Scotland
- Professional driver/guide
- Discount Card offering discounts off local restaurants, shopping and attractions
- Modern Mercedes minvan with forced air ventilation (maximum 16 people)
- Gratuities (optional)
- Hotel pickup and drop off
- Food and drinks, unless specified
- Entrance fees to Falkland Palace, St Andrews Cathedral Castle
- 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!
- 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
Reviewed by: Thomas B, USA, September 2014
The St Andrews and Fife Kingdom excursion is a wonderful one-day adventure, and one not to miss! After leaving Edinburgh, we traveled over the Forth River and drove the valleys and coastline of the Kingdom of Fife. We stopped at several quaint and ancient fishing villages in the area and walked along the seaside, visiting the shops and even enjoy some of the regional tastes of the area. Our guide, Gillian, was a wealth of information as we traveled along the way and she was so delightful. St Andrews is the focus of the trip and we had 3 hours to explore the town. Our drop off point was at the Old Course of St Andrews and if you love golf, this is one place you need to visit! We walked the area, took pictures in front of the Old Club House and enjoyed watching the golfers tee off. From here, it is a short walk to the ancient Castle and Cathedral and both are amazing. Traveling back to Edinburgh in the afternoon, we stopped by the town of Falkland, which is a backdrop for many movies and TV series. Here, we walked the streets with quaint old English homes and saw the ancient Palace. It is a delightful day trip from Edinburgh.
Reviewed by: Thomas P, August 2014
The St Andrews and Fife tour was absolutely fabulous. The small coach (16 people) was perfect . Barney our guide was not only knowledgable, but very funny. The stops in small picturesque seaside towns were you could have tea and scones by the water or a glass of wine or beer in a town square was great. The trip to and from St Andrews was every bit as good as the visit to this historic golfing village. This is a must see must do tour.