St Andrews, Fife and Dunfermline Abbey

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Duration

Day Tour (7+ hrs)

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Experience

Adventure Calls, Culture Vultures, First Timers

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Languages

English

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Check In Time

08:15

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Departure Time

08:30

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Return Time (approx)

18:00

Overview

Get out of the city on the beautiful and historic St Andrews day tour departing from Edinburgh.

Also visiting Fife and Dunfermline Abbey. The journey from Edinburgh on one of our luxury coaches through scenic Fife and its charming fishing villages is one not to miss.

Experience the ‘Best Fish and Chips’ Scotland has to offer in the quaint seaside fishing town of Anstruther.

The tour will then move on to the historic and beautiful town of St Andrews – the home of golf, religion and Prince William’s University.

You will have the opportunity to explore St Andrews for a couple of hours. You will also have the opportunity to visit Falkland, the village made famous in the hit tv programme ‘Outlander’.

The St Andrews Day Tour is a popular option to see the beauty of Fife and it’s easy to see why. As you journey through beautiful Fife and explore the picturesque fishing villages, ancient rounds and breath-taking scenery of the area. You will also marvel at the impressive Forth Bridges. Step back in time at Dunfermline Abbey, the resting place of Robert the Bruce. King of Scotland from 1306 until his death in 1329. Relax in Anstruther at the stunning harbour. Explore the vibrant seaside town of St Andrews. Home of golf and where Prince William met Kate Middleton. There’s even time to stop for photos of the village of Falkland, famous for amongst other things from appearing in ‘Outlander’.

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Forth Bridges - enjoy views of the three magnificent bridges.
  • Dunfermline Abbey - visiting the resting place of Robert the Bruce King of Scotland from 1306 until his death in 1329.
  • Anstruther - Home of award-winning fish and chips and a stunning harbour.
  • St Andrews - Explore the vibrant seaside town, home of golf and where Prince William met Kate Middleton
  • Village of Falkland - Stop for photos of the village that appeared in 'Outlander'

Itinerary

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Morning

From Edinburgh our St Andrews & The Kingdom of Fife Tour heads to South Queensferry and the Forth Bridges, giving you the chance to take photos of three of the most remarkable bridges in the World. After crossing the Firth of Forth, our first stop is the magnificent Dunfermline Abbey, burial place of King Robert the Bruce. Here, you will have the opportunity to photograph his ornate golden tomb. You will also have time to wander around the Abbey, it's grounds and see the results of the “reformation”, a time when churches were destroyed and desecrated, supposedly in the name of God.

Lunchtime & St Andrews

Passing the birthplace of Andrew Carnegie, the world famous philanthropist, we travel along the Fife coast and the charming little fishing villages of the “East Neuk”, stopping in Anstruther, an old Herring stronghold where you can take the opportunity to try “the best fish and chips in Scotland” or have a snack at the Fisheries Museum. We then continue on to St Andrews, home of golf, religion and of course St. Andrews University. You will have the chance to spend a couple of hours in this historic and beautiful town. In good weather, the beach featured in the movie “Chariots of Fire”, are a particularly popular sight. You’ll also be able to visit and enjoy the intriguing 16th Century tunnels beneath the Castle.

Golf Enthusiasts

Golfers may want to visit the grave of Young Tom Morris, the Golf Museum, the Links Course putting green, or simply walk along Grannie Clark’s Wynd, a public right-of-way, over the 1st and the 18th fairways of the old course.

Afternoon

Our final stop of the day is to stretch your legs and take some photos of the beautiful village of Falkland, nestled between the two Lomond Hills in the Howe of Fife. Fans of "Outlander" will recognise Falkland as the stand-in for Inverness, where Claire and Frank honeymoon. You can see several shops and locations from the programme including the fountain Jamie stands at and stares in Claire’s window.

Included

  • Edinburgh city centre hotel pick up
  • Experienced Driver/Guide
  • Central Edinburgh drop offs
  • Free Wifi
  • Free bottled water

Excluded

  • Entrance fees (optional)
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Lunch (optional)
  • Hotel drop off

Meeting Point

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