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Very nice trip. We were in a van that held 12 people, very comfortable with a driver and guide. The guide was very informative and lots of fun. Gave us plenty of time to tour St. Andrews and gave us two places to meet for those of us who wanted to tour the golf course. Very relaxing, so glad we did not have to drive those narrow roads. Driver did a great job.
Loved our trip and our guide was so great! Highly recommend this trip!
The St Andrews and Fife Kingdom excursion is a wonderful one-day adventure, and one not to miss! After leaving Edinburgh, we traveled over the Forth River and drove the valleys and coastline of the Kingdom of Fife. We stopped at several quaint and ancient fishing villages in the area and walked along the seaside, visiting the shops and even enjoy some of the regional tastes of the area. Our guide, Gillian, was a wealth of information as we traveled along the way and she was so delightful. St Andrews is the focus of the trip and we had 3 hours to explore the town. Our drop off point was at the Old Course of St Andrews and if you love golf, this is one place you need to visit! We walked the area, took pictures in front of the Old Club House and enjoyed watching the golfers tee off. From here, it is a short walk to the ancient Castle and Cathedral and both are amazing. Traveling back to Edinburgh in the afternoon, we stopped by the town of Falkland, which is a backdrop for many movies and TV series. Here, we walked the streets with quaint old English homes and saw the ancient Palace. It is a delightful day trip from Edinburgh.
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!