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


  • Private shore excursion to St Andrews and Fife from the Edinburgh port
  • Cross the famous Forth Road Bridge
  • Explore the medieval town of St Andrews, home of golf and Scotland's oldest university
  • See the historical Falkland Palace
  • Receive a discount card to use at local restaurants, shops and attractions
  • Private tour with knowledgeable guide ensures a more intimate experience
  • Covered by Viator's worry-free policy: guaranteed on-time return to your ship

What You Can Expect

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

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

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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Tour code: 2250EDIPRTFIFE


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