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We really enjoyed this tour...especially St. Andrews. The tour company provided three full hours at this location which was great for viewing the castle, cathedral and still time for lunch at the golf course. However, if we had gone to St. Andrews first, we could have participated in the Tues. morning Old Course tour.
The St Andrews and Fife tour was absolutely fabulous. The small coach (16 people) was perfect . Barney our guide was not only knowledgable, but very funny. The stops in small picturesque seaside towns were you could have tea and scones by the water or a glass of wine or beer in a town square was great. The trip to and from St Andrews was every bit as good as the visit to this historic golfing village. This is a must see must do tour.
Well, another thing off the bucket list. It was a great tour and Michael, our tour guide, was wonderful. Gave us a wonderful history of Scotland and even current events while being neutral about the whole thing. St. Andrews was great. I could not believe he drove the van across the 1st and 18th fairways!!! It truly is a "public course." Got a great picture at the bridge. Yes you can do it!!! But please just use common sense and not interfere with the golfers. We got ours while the group on the tee box was waiting for the group ahead of them to clear. But after that, just when they were ready to tee off, another couple walked over to the bridge to take a picture! Not good! BTW, for 1 pound, you can putt on a putting green next the first hole. Found that out from other reviewers. Overall, a wonderful experience. Thanks Michael.
On August 8, 2014, we left Edinburgh about 9:30am and headed E, NE of town towards St. Andrews and Falkland Castle.
Excellent trip to the Kingdom of Fife.Small group(16) of great people who were all very nice.
\We had plenty of time to explore all the small villages. The highlight was the stop at St Andrews where we visited for three hours. Since it was Sunday the Old Course was closed so you could walk the course and stand on the bridge at 18th. All the other courses were open and so was the New Club house.The Town was was great and lunch was perfect at Dunvegan pub.
None of this would have been possible without our driver/guide Peter.He was very detailed and full of local info and stories. I miss him already and hope to have him on another tour.Well done!
Bob and Sue W.
Great trip. Clean and comfortable bus. Shelby our tour guide was very knowledgable, very interesting and entertaining!! I would definitely recommend this tour.
We had a fabulous day, thanks to Laura. What a great young lady who obviously loves her country. Lots of good information given in a charming Scottish way.
The Sangsters and Browns.
This tour was amazing. I loved every bit of it. You get to see a lot of the "country" and beautiful little towns. There is plenty of time given at each stop.
The trip to St Andrews was great. The driver Mike provided a great commentary along the trip, providing a great description of the history of Scotland and in particular Mary Queen of Scots. St Andrews was great to see the golf course in the flesh and the ruins of the old St Andrews Catherdral was also impressive. The return trip dropped into the village of Falkland and it was great to have a pint in the local. Scotland turned on some decent weather as well which was a bonus
We had a great day headed to St. Andrews via the Fife coast. My children got a lot of out of it, too (ages 14 and 10). Our guide was knowledgable and struck a nice balance of providing information, sharing parts of Scottish culture (like music), and being quiet on the drive. The only thing I wish could have been different is that we had had more time in St. Andrews. This tour gave us a good taste of it though and we highly recommend it!
My husband and I enjoyed our day trip immensely to St. Andrews and Fife. Our tour guide, Shelby, was very knowledgeable of the history and area, she made the tour so enjoyable. We would definitely use Viator again for future travels. I highly recommend, you will not be disappointed.
Jillian was a great host and guide. Entertaining and informative. The bus was very comfortable. Jed did a great job driving. We had enough time at all stops and the day stayed on schedule. Would definitely recommend!