Tours & activities by Historvius from Viator

  • Location: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
From USD $47.65

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Pay homage to the home of golf at St Andrews and visit the fishing villages of Fife on a small group day trip from Edinburgh. With a maximum group size of 16 passengers, you are sure to have a memorable and personal experience on this special day trip to St Andrews and Fife.

Highlights

  • Day trip (destination A to B)
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Pickup from a centrally located meeting point
  • Small group ensures personal service
Your day trip takes you across the famous Forth Road Bridge, giving you a great view of the spectacular Forth Rail Bridge, until recently the longest cantilever bridge in the world.

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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Schedule details

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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
Central Edinburgh
Departure Time:
9:30am
Duration:
8 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
Return Details:
Concludes at Waverley Bridge opposite Waverley Train Station at approximately 6:30pm

Pricing information

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Pricing information

St Andrews and Fife Small Group Day Trip from Edinburgh

St. Andrews Golf Course, Scotland
©73931056

Inclusions:
  • Professional driver/guide
  • Modern Mercedes minvan with forced air ventilation (maximum 16 people)
Exclusions:
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Entrance fees to Falkland Palace, St Andrews Cathedral  Castle
Additional Information:
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 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
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 recognised with 2 top Gold awards from the Green Tourism scheme and Keep Edinburgh Clean awards.
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Cancellation Policy

If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Betsy, United States of America, September 2016

Loved this tour. Very informative guide. Had plenty of time at each location - never felt rushed. Kept to time schedule for departure and return.

Reviewed by: allkindsahappy06, September 2016

Graeme was a great guide!
Walking down the street to St. Andrews golf course was a religious experience. I swear I could the angels sing.
The town of St. Andrews itself is so quaint. Had delish fish and chips at The Golf Inn.
So glad I got to see where Mary Queen of Scots spent some time at Falkland.