Ideal for travelers with limited time, this 9-hour shore excursion showcases Scottish culture at its best. Head to Kingsbarns Distillery for a private tour and whiskey tasting session; discover the cathedral ruins and quaint shops of St. Andrews; and, take a walking tour of the Old Course, the oldest and arguably most famous golf course in the world. Enjoy a mix of free time and guided tours on this small-group tour, limited to eight people. Port pickup and drop-off in Dunfermilne are included.
Your activity-packed shore excursion begins at 9am, when you’ll board an air-conditioned minivan at Dunfermilne port. Head straight to Kingsbarns Distillery, a newly established whisky distillery, to take a private tour and sample its signature spirit during a tasting session. For those that don’t drink alcohol, a coffee can be enjoyed in the coffee shop overlooking the North Sea.
Your next stop is St. Andrews, a charming town home to the prestigious university attended by Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge. Here, you’ll have free time to visit the dramatic ruins of the cathedral and browse quaint shops selling cheese and chocolate.
Following two hours at leisure, proceed to the Old Course — allegedly the birthplace of golf — to take a guided tour of the iconic course. After capturing a photograph beside the famous Swilcan Bridge, enjoy free time to visit the British Golf Museum before reconvening with your guide and group.
After nine hours of exploration, conclude your tour with port drop-off in Dunfermilne.