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St. Andrews and the Fishing Villages of Fife - Tour from Edinburgh

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  • Explore the beautiful town of St, Andrews and learn about Scotland’s rich history on the full day coach tour from Edinburgh
  • See the picturesque fishing villages on the coastline in Fife
  • Travel onwards to Falkland and see the Falkland palace, residence of the old royal family of Scotland
  • See the Forth Rail Bridge: Scotland's greatest man made landmark
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  • Comfortable Luxury, top of the range, 16 seater Mercedes minibus
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Visit one of the United Kingdom’s most prestigious towns and take a leisurely stroll around some of Scotland’s most picturesque fishing villages on this wonderful day tour from Edinburgh.

The scenic town of St. Andrews is home to one of the UK’s most renowned universities and some of the country’s finest golf courses and is a mecca for those with a passion for the sport. You will see the world famous old course as well as other highlights of the town such as the university, the castle and the cathedral.

You will also be able to spend some time in the characteristic fishing villages of the Kingdom of Fife and visit Falkland, where the Royal family of Scotland used to live.

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We were very happy with this tour. Our guide was very interesting and told us much about the area. This is a trip that should be taken if you want to learn about the area....

Barbara Klein United States
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Our tour guide, Laura, was fantastic! She was fun, informative, and a great driver. She made this trip interesting at every turns with great stories, observations, and tips. ...

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You will be picked up and taken to the tour destinations in an air conditioned Mercedes minibus accompanied by a guide.

Depart Edinburgh and travel north to South Queensferry. Drive up and onto the Forth Road Bridge and see one of Scotland's greatest man-made landmarks – the Forth Rail Bridge. At over a mile and a half long, the bridge was completed in 1890 and until recently was the longest Cantilever bridge in the world.

Enter the Kingdom of Fife whose easternmost stretch of coastline is home to a string of picturesque villages each with its own distinctive character and charm.

Stop at the traditional fishing village of Anstruther where you can check out its old cobbled streets and network of little alleyways or take a walk along the seafront to the harbour.

Continue north to the medieval town of St. Andrews. St. Andrew is the patron Saint of Scotland and according to legend his remains were washed up on the Fife coast. See the huge Norman Cathedral, the largest in Scotland.

St Andrews is a Mecca for all golfers. See the 'Old Course', founded in 1754. The course is in beautiful condition and its emerald green grass contrasts with the golden sands of the beach nearby.

St Andrews is also home to the oldest University in Scotland, at nearly 600 years old and the third oldest in Britain behind Oxford and Cambridge. Also see the town's once mighty castle.

Take a pleasant drive through the rolling countryside of central Fife, with its small villages and patchwork of farms, to Falkland. Falkland Palace dominates this old village and was one of the main residences of the old Royal family of Scotland, the Stewarts (Stuarts). The village is one of the most beautiful in Scotland with an array of old cottages and narrow winding streets. You can take time to wander around the picturesque village or enjoy a drink in one of the village’s traditional pubs or tearooms.

Leaving Falkland and starting your return to Edingburgh cross the Lomond hills past Loch Leven, where Mary Queen of Scots was imprisoned by her Protestant nobility.

The tour ends at Waverley Bridge, Edinburgh. You will reach Edinburgh at 1800h (6:00pm).

Please note
Please call the local activity operator at least 24 hours prior to the start of the tour to confirm the departure details.
  • Driver/guide
  • All bridge crossings
  • Discount card for money off restaurants, attractions and shopping
  • Transportation by top-of the range, 16-seat Mercedes minibus with air ventilation
  • Food & drinks
  • Hotel pick up & drop off
  • Entrances to all visitor attractions
What happens after I book?
  • A booking voucher will be sent to you by email
  • Print all pages of the voucher
  • Present the voucher at the tour start point or attraction entrance
Activity schedule
When does it run?
Approx. 9 hours
Start time
0930h (09:30am)
Meeting point
The tour departs from 6 Waterloo Place, Edinburgh EH1 3EG.
Please report at the meeting point 15 minutes before the start time. This is mandatory to allow time for pre-departure briefing.
Ending point
The tour ends at Waverley Bridge, Edinburgh
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Additional information
The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.
As much time as possible is spent off the coach. Please bring suitable footwear and clothing.

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