5 star rating: Highly Recommended 250 Reviews

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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.

Highlights

  • 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 July 2015

My husband and his friend couldn't say enough about how much they loved this day trip! Highly recommended!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

excellent guides saw everything I wanted to and more!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Stephen is a good guide. He told lots of good stories. I enjoyed the trip.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Great trip and Richard was terrific

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

The sites we visited alone would make this tour a must-see, but our guide Gill made the trip truly special. She found a way to work in several interesting little side stops that were not included on the itinerary giving me the chance to see a side of Fife I wouldn't have found on my own.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Amazing

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

I had a wonderful time! We had just over 2 hrs to explore St. Andrews. Plenty of time to visit the castle, cathedral (free unless you want to walk up tower), and the golf course. Had a quick bite to eat so we could spend most of the time sight seeing. Great trip and stop in the small village.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This was a first class tour. The bus was very comfortable. The driver was superb, skillful and knowledgeable. The stops along the way to and from were timely and scenic.

Being on your own in St. Andrews, which was just what we wanted.

This trip is very much a worth it.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

We had a wonderful time. Weather co-operated and we were able to walk around the golf course as well as the town. Lovely place and Gillian was a wonderful guide. She was very informative and interesting to listen to. He was friendly and helpful and we enjoyed every minute. We had 2 hours in St. Andrews and could have spent more time there, but all in all a very good experience.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

The day was fantastic even though it rained and high winds all day. Our tour guide made up for it with a great history lesson. I learned more about Mary Queen of Scotts and the Scottish lore on our van trip than any history class in school/college. We were always anxious to get back in the van to hear more. Master storyteller! Your business can't control the weather, but you have made a great choice in employing this man!!

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