St Andrews & the Fishing Villages of Fife Small-Group Day Tour from Edinburgh
You leave Edinburgh and travel north to South Queensferry.
You travel over the Queensferry Crossing, and get a great view of one of Scotland's greatest man-made landmarks, the Forth Rail Bridge.
You then enter the Kingdom of Fife and stop in the traditional fishing village of Anstruther (known as 'Ainster' locally), where you can check out the old cobbled streets and take a walk along the seafront to the harbour.
From Anstruther, we 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. St Andrews is also home to the third oldest university in Britain and a beautiful ruined castle perched on a cliff. You have around two and a half hours to explore this fascinating town.
After St Andrews, we take a pleasant drive through the rolling countryside of central Fife 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). Aside from the palace the village is simply one of the most beautiful in Scotland with an array of old cottages and narrow winding streets.
Leaving Falkland we return to Edinburgh, passing Loch Leven, where Mary Queen of Scots was imprisoned by her Protestant nobility.
And then we once again cross the Firth of Forth and return to the city centre.
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What is included
Professional driver/guide,Transport by top of the range Mercedes mini-coach,Small Group (max 16 people) for a more personal experience
- Min. age 5 years old. We do not accept children under the age of 5 years.
- Please note that tours stops and timings are flexible and for reference purposes only.
- Luggage Allowance: You're restricted to 14kg (31lbs) of luggage per person on our tours. This should be one piece of luggage similar to an airline carry-on bag (approximately 55cm x 45cm x 25cm / 22in x 17in x 10in) plus a small bag for onboard personal items.
- Check in closes 15 minutes prior to departure
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
- You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
COVID-19 - Important Information About Your Tour
We’re following government guidance and doing everything we can to ensure you enjoy a worry-free adventure. This means you need to be aware of a few things before you join your tour.
Our Safety Procedures
- You’re required to wear a face covering onboard our mini-coaches
- You’ll receive a quick temperature check at your departure point
- There’s a short COVID-19 questionnaire to answer when you arrive
- Our mini-coaches have allocated seating to comply with one-metre indoor social distancing rules
- Hand sanitiser is provided onboard our mini-coaches
- When outside of our mini-coach, please comply with all government and 3rd party guidance regarding the control of COVID-19
- Tour routes may change slightly, and certain attractions and facilities may be closed due to the Coronavirus. But don’t worry, your knowledgeable driver-guide will ensure you enjoy the best experience possible.
Things have changed a little.
Castles, distilleries, and a few of our favourite places now require you to book ahead. This lets them comply with social distancing rules without getting in the way of your enjoyment. If you’re interested in visiting the attractions on your tour, you will find details on how to book them in advance on your ticket once you have purchased this tour.
For your optional St. Andrews Castle and St. Andrews Cathedral* tickets, please book in advance, using the link printed on your voucher.
Falkland Palace - due to Covid19 restrictions, Falkland Palace is currently closed, but you will be able to take photos and explore the town.
*Due to safety inspection and possible maintenance work, St Andrews Cathedral is closed until further notice.
Meeting Point Information
MEETING: Waterloo Place 6, Edinburgh EH1 3EG, Scotland, GB