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

St Andrews and Fife Small Group Day Trip from Edinburgh

Travel from Edinburgh to St Andrews and Fife on this day trip from Edinburgh. You’ll cross the Forth Road Bridge into the Kingdom of Fife where you’ll the pass by coastal villages of East Neuk. Then pay homage to the town of St Andrews, home to Scotland's oldest university and the Old Course where golf is routinely played. Driving in a Mercedes van, you’ll view Falkland and the Lomond Hills. Enjoy a small-group tour, limited to 16 people, for a memorable and personalized experience.


  • Full-day small group tour to St Andrews and Fife by minivan
  • Cross the Forth Road Bridge
  • Fishing villages of East Neuk
  • Plenty of time in St Andrews, home of golf and Scotland's oldest university
  • Falkland Palace
  • Discount Card to use at local restaurants, shops and attractions
  • Small group tour with a maximum of 16 people
  • Enjoy privileged, personalized attention from your driver/guide on this small group tour
  • Comfortable Mercedes minivan

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What You Can Expect

St Andrews and Fife Small Group Day Trip from Edinburgh

St Andrews and Fife Small Group Day Trip from Edinburgh

This small-group day trip to St Andrews starts in central Edinburgh, where you’re picked up in the personalized comfort of a Mercedes van. Your guide narrates and makes plenty of stops, allowing for more intimate knowledge at each Scotland destination.

Traversing the Forth Road Bridge over the Firth of Forth, you’re treated to views of the Forth Rail Bridge, a cantilever railway bridge and UNESCO World Heritage site. Enter the peninsular Kingdom of Fife, surrounded by the Firth of Tay and the North Sea, and listen to anecdotes about the photogenic coastal villages of East Neuk. 

Make a stop in the harbor-side town of Anstruther before descending upon St Andrews, a medieval town and 1,000-year-old capital of the Scottish Church. You have free time to stroll around the University of St Andrews — attended by Prince William and the country’s oldest university — and see where golf is played at the Old Course. 

Use your complimentary discount card her at local restaurants, shopping and attractions.

On the return drive to Edinburgh, head to Falkland, a village dominated by the imposing Falkland Palace once belonging to Scotland’s royal family. You’ll cross the Lomond Hills and see where Mary Queen of Scots was imprisoned at Loch Leven.

Winner of the Inaugural Scottish Thistle Award for Sustainable Tourism, October 2007.

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Customer Reviews

Denise K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

it was great

Stanley E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

This was great fun....the tour operator is excellent.

Francine E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Great tour guide. Dougie was very knowledgeable and gave a great tour. Learned alot about the history of the places we visited. Showed us how to get around St. Andrews and good places to eat/visit. Very pleased with the tour and would highly recommend.

Patrick C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

What a fun way to see Scotland. We had an amazing tour guide, who was funny and informative and clearly loves her countrysadly, her name is escaping me right now. I would highly recommend this day trip!

Michael B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

The trip was fantastic. Our driver/guide was great. He was very engaged, entertaining and thoughtful.

Wouter v

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015


paul o

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Great day with experienced, professional staff. We arrived at the meeting point to begreeted by a happy smiling lady who checked us off the list and answered any questions that we had about the day or Edinburgh's icity or sights / tours. Wenwere then taken to the bus to meet the driver Danny Y who just happened to be a local lad who had grown up in the Fife fishing village. Daniel gave us as quick run down of the tour and then we were off. We received a great local informative commentary from Daniel.Very informative as Daniel had also studied Scottish history at University. Then there was a stop at a local fishing village and time for a coffee and light eats. Then back on the road and a leisurely drive to the town of St Andrews where we got a tour of the town.and were then dropped off at the Royal and Ancient St. Andrews Golf Course. We could walk around the golf course and town for 3 hours which went very quickly. We stopped at a castle on the way home and were even dropped off at our hotel. What a great day and highlight to our trip. Well done all at Rabbies tours and especially Daniel Y. Thank You

Charlotte J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

We had a wonderful time on our trip to St. Andrews! The weather was beautiful! Our guide was fantastic!
Everything about it was outstanding!

JT Malaysia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

It was very informative and I learnt a lot about the site visits


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

I recently went to St Andrews and Falkland Palace from Edinburgh on this day trip. The experience from beginning to end was really good! Our guide Gale was great, she is a passionate guide who is full of knowledge about Scotland and the culture. Our first stop of the day was a small village, an opportunity to stretch our legs and have some coffee. We then made our way to St Andrews, had a little orientation in the bus,stopping off at the famous Old Course. We had a good amount of free time to explore St Andrews and have a bite to eat. I visited St Andrews Castle and walked through the graveyard of the Cathedral. We then made our way to Falkland Palace, absolutely beautiful with amazing gardens to explore- definitely try to spend a far bit of time in the gardens! They have staff on hand in the palace to explain the history and answer any questions you may have Great day trip, highly recommend the tour!
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