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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!
Wonderful day despite the wet weather. We had the most wonderful informative driver in Bob, nothing was too much trouble for him and he just made the outing more enjoyable.
Awesome tour guide (Dave) thanks for being so informative, friendly helpful etc. We both totally enjoyed this tour.
Great days outing .weather was bleak but it didn't impact on our day. Bob our driver was FANTASTIC lots of knowledge and very entertaining.
Now after nice tour to St.Andrews with Shelby we love Scotland! Shelby was wonderful!! She was so kind, she knows so many stories and tales of Scotland. It's gtreat to see people who are so fond and proud of their country. Thanks a lot!
Our tour guide Derek made the tour. He was informative, funny and really helped give us some perspective of the history of Scotland. I might add it was nice that pick up location for the tour was at a café where you could have a coffee while we waited for the tour and washroom facilities to use while we waited as we arrived early
St. Andrews is a must for golfers. We had plenty of time to walk around this charming college town, including a stroll at the Old Course (tourists are free to walk anywhere on the course but watch out for errant golf balls). Allow an hour for the Golf Museum, which is next to the course. It is loaded with golf memorabilia. If you are shopping for golf paraphernalia there are several stores downtown that are less expensive than the shops next to the course. On the way back to Edinburgh we stopped at Falkland Palace. This was a pleasant surprise. Among the residents through the years was Mary Queen of Scots. Our guide was informative and helpful with good humor.
Fantastic day out. Really knowledgeable and safe driver Tony, and I thoroughly enjoyed the choice of locations. Just enough time at each stop to see the key attractions. Definitely recommended
This was a really great tour. We had a great tour guide, who was personable, entertaining, and very eager to please the tourists. Thanks for a great day- would definitely recommend it.
We had a great time and saw beautiful places. Duncan, our guide, was absolutely fantastic, very kind and funny. Our driver, Jane, was really nice too, and drove us safely around.
Thank you guys, it was amazing!
Daiana and Joaquín
Our tour guide Max was AMAZING!! He was very informative. For every stop along the tour he would tell us a story. This made each stop have some meaning and was a great way to learn about Scotland. St. Andrews is a cute small town. Going on a Sunday, the golf course was closed so the public was able to walk around the grounds. Which was perfect because we wanted to take pictures...and this way we didn't have to interrupt any golfers! The ruins of the old church were beautiful as well as the beaches! Viator goes through Rabbies in Edinburgh and they will not disappoint. Highly recommend this tour to anyone!!