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


  • 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

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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Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Gillian was a great guide. Had a very nice tour, and inside stories on places. Loved the side trip to Dunkeld.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

It was a wonderful day! My focus in booking was St. Andrews to visit the Old Course, but while that was an incredible experience, I found the stops along the way to be just as wonderful. Thank you Rabbies! I will surely be back for another tour!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Excellent! Tour operator Rabbies was efficient and well organized. Tour guide and driver, Laura was knowledgeable, friendly and made the day fun! Best tour guide ever!! Worth your day in St. Andrews.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

A great tour with a great guide. Had a fun experience, saw all that we wanted to see and more thanks to the knowledgable and experienced guide. We stopped a couple of places that were not advertised and they added a lot to the tour and gave us a good view of Scotland and the fantastic countryside and people. Highly recommend this tour to anyone wanting to see St. Andrews and surrounding areas.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

We took four tours while in Scotland, and this was our favorite. St. Andrews was beautiful, the drive from Edinburough to St. Andrews was wonderful. Excellent tour guide,

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

We took this tour on the day before the British Open and were able to stay in town to enjoy the festivities of the event. The tour company was very flexible with us on that and the tour guide was awesome--a wealth of knowledge told in a creative and interesting way. We had an amazing day!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Very well presented with a good guide who helped us very well with our brief visit to Edinburgh. She made it a very worthwhile experience.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

The quality of the Rabbie's tour bus and driver/guide were excellent. Gordon knew a great deal about the history and the area and seemed very keen for us to get the most out of our experience. He provided a good balance of talking, silence and music to make the time pass while driving. We had the opportunity to drive across and walk the Old Course and the picture on the Swinton Bridge was the highlight of the trip. Lovely time walking around the town of St. Andrews and plenty of short stops on the drive made the day pass very pleasantly. Highly recommend Rabbie's Tours when in Edinburgh.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Gordon was a highly knowledgeable and entertaining tour guide. Loved his musical tastes and the shops he recommended for us!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Had a great time with this 16 person tour of St Andrews and Fife. Had Jillian the driver and guide and she was wonderful and full of knowledge for the area. What a stunning country! So beautiful and green. How great that our tour happened to coincide with The British Open golf tournament opening day during our 3-hours in St Andrews were able to stand near 18th hole and watch 3 major golfers-Els,Watson and Daly!!! My husband was so excited! Thanks again for a fabulous tour Rabbies and Viator!

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