St Andrews & The Fishing Villages of Fife

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Duration

Day Tour (dep. Edinburgh)

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Experience

Culture Vultures, First Timers

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Languages

English

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Check In Time

8.45am

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Departure Time

9:00am

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Return Time (approx)

5:45pm

Overview

Enjoy a charming one day tour from Edinburgh at a relaxed pace, with plenty of free time to explore Scotland’s home of golf, the ancient town of St. Andrews and the fishing villages of the “Kingdom of Fife”.

The St Andrews & The Fishing Villages of Fife tour departs from Edinburgh and heads North East. Admire the three bridges over Firth of Forth, while crossing the iconic Forth Bridge. Your journey continues  into the ancient “Kingdom of Fife”, passing through Aberdour before continuing into the East Neuk of Fife.

Your first stop is in the small town of Anstruther, home of the Scottish Fisheries Museum. This charming fishing village is the largest of the fishing villages along the stretch of the Fife coast. The tour takes you through the villages of Pittenweem, Crail and St. Monans, once thriving fishing centres, which were made prosperous by trade within the continent.

Visit the Home of Golf

Next, you arrive in the beautiful medieval town of St. Andrews in time for lunch. Here you can enjoy a walk around the historical town, where Prince William met Kate. St. Andrews is home to the oldest university in Scotland, famous for its Cathedral and golf course. Enjoy approximately three hours of free time to explore its medieval buildings and wonderful cobbled streets in the centre, where you can enjoy lunch and refreshments.

Heading homewards you will travel across the Lomond hills to Falkland for a photo stop. The village was used as the setting for 1960s Inverness in the Outlander series. Then, descending to Loch Leven (scene of Mary Queen of Scot’s imprisonment and escape) take in the beautiful landscape of ‘The Kingdom of Fife”. Your final stop is in the picturesque village of South Queensferry, where you can enjoy the best views of the spectacular three Forth bridges. Gaze at the the Forth Rail Bridge, one of Scotland’s major landmarks and now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. After, the journey heads back to Edinburgh, where your St. Andrews & The Fishing Villages of Fife tour ends.

 

Please note: St Andrews Cathedral is unfortunately closed until further notice. We apologise for any inconvenience.

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Explore the ancient town of St. Andrews, Scotland's home of golf
  • Journey through "The Kingdom of Fife" passing through Aberdour onto the East coast of Fife
  • Visit the charming fishing village of Anstruther
  • Enjoy lunch in the historical medieval town of St. Andrews
  • See the village of Falkland, used as the setting for 1960s Inverness in the Outlander series
  • Take in the best views of the spectacular three Forth Bridges from the village of South Queensferry

Included

  • Knowledgeable Driver-Guide
  • Luxury Modern air-conditioned coach
  • Multilingual digital translations
  • Small group tour

Excluded

  • Entrance to attractions
  • Food and Drink
  • Children under the age of 4 are not permitted on this tour

Meeting Point

Created with Sketch. Meet outside The Ensign Ewart, Lawnmarket, Edinburgh, UK

FAQs

Where does this tour depart?
Your tour departs from outside the green Ensign Ewart pub, at 521-523 Lawnmarket, Edinburgh, EH1 2PE
Are optional extras included?
No, optional extras are not included in the tour price.

The price of your one day tour from Edinburgh includes the services of a friendly, knowledgeable and experienced Driver-Guide, and transportation on one of our luxury, modern, air-conditioned coaches.

All optional extras - attraction entrance fees, loch cruises, food and drinks, etc - are not included in the price of your tour. This is to allow our guests the freedom to choose which optional extras they would like to take part in.
What should I bring with me?
Please bring a face covering with you. Hand sanitiser will be provided on board the coach, but we recommend bringing your own too.

As we like to give you as much time off the coach as possible with the opportunity for walks, we recommend you bring warm and/or waterproof clothing, wear comfortable walking shoes and take sun-block or a hat for sunny days.

Don't forget your camera to capture all the lovely scenery and wildlife you'll encounter on your tour!

Since we cannot allow hot food on our buses you could also bring a cold packed lunch with you to make the most of your time at each stop, this would be particularly time-saving in the busier months!
Is St Andrews the home of golf?
It certainly is! People were playing golf on the 'Old Course' in St. Andrews in the 15th Century! Golf became so popular that James II of Scotland banned the sport in 1457 as he thought young men were playing golf too much and not practicing their archery enough.
Are there Outlander film locations on this tour?
Yes! Falkland, new for 2017, is the set for 1960s Inverness in the Outlander TV series.
Two other 1 day tours feature Outlander filming locations:

Outlander, Palaces & Jacobites
West Highland Lochs, Mountains and Castles tour
How accessible are the locations?
Some of the locations may cause accessibility issues due to their geography and architecture.

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