Day trip

From Edinburgh: St Andrews & Fishing Villages of Fife Tour

Activity provider: Timberbush Tours

From Edinburgh: St Andrews & Fishing Villages of Fife Tour

Activity provider: Timberbush Tours
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From US$ 58.47 per person

Likely to sell out

Discover the fishing villages of the "Kingdom of Fife" on this day trip from Edinburgh and enjoy plenty of free time to explore Scotland's home of golf, the ancient town of St. Andrews.

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Duration 9 hours
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Cross the iconic Forth Bridge into Fife, beginning your adventure!
  • Pass through the scenic former thriving fishing centres of Crail and St Monan's
  • Explore the medieval town of St Andrews - where Prince William met Kate
  • Enjoy lunch and refreshments surrounded by ancient buildings and cobbled streets
Full description

Travel through the historic country of Fife on this day trip from Edinburgh aboard an airconditioned bus. Dive into sights that you see along the way with live commentary. Stop in the charming towns of Anstruther, St. Andrews, and South Queensferry.

Leave Edinburgh and admire views of the iconic Forth Rail Bridge as you cross the Firth of Forth, and enter into the ancient “Kingdom of Fife.” Pass through Aberdour before continuing into the East Neuk of Fife. 

Take in the views as you pass thorugh the picturesque villages of St. Monans and Pittenween, which were once thriving fishing. Reach the town of Anstruther, the home of the Scottish Fisheries Museum, where the bus will make a stop. 

Leaving Anstruther, journey through Crail and then arrive in the beautiful medieval town of St. Andrews in time for lunch. Have free time to walk around the town which is famous as the home of golf and has the best-known golf course in the world.

Spend your three-hours of free time purchasing lunch, walking down cobbled streets, seeing the ruins of the cathedral and castle, or visiting Scotland’s oldest university, where Prince William met Kate Middleton.

Heading homewards, travel across the Lomond hills, descending to Loch Leven (where Mary Queen of Scot was imprisoned). Make a brief stop to admire magnificent views of the Forth Bridges in South Queensferry before returning to Edinburgh.

Includes
  • Travel on a modern, comfortable coach
  • Live commentary from your expert driver-guide
  • Meals and drinks
  • Entry to attractions
Not suitable for
  • Children under 4 years

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Meeting point

You can find the Edinburgh departure and return point outside the green Ensign Ewart pub, at 521-523 Lawnmarket, Edinburgh, EH1 2PE. There is currently a shortage of taxis and private hire cabs in Edinburgh, which may make it harder to get to the departure point if you're thinking of using a taxi. It is strongly recommended that you allow for more time to reach the departure point in the morning and look into public transport options as a backup.

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Pets (assistance dogs allowed)

Know before you go

  • This tour departs in all weather, so don't forget your umbrella
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 244 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.7/5
  • Transportation
    4.6/5
  • Value for money
    4.5/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5

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Stopping in the little fishing village of Fife was unique, giving us time to walk around and take pictures of a quaint locale. We traveled through several other villages as well, but were not able to stop there. Three hours at St. Andrews was a real treat. The driver drove around the town to give us our bearings and then left us to explore on our own. Enjoyed the trip very much. Bus was comfortable too.

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July 29, 2022

It was absolutely gorgeous. Gary, our guide was quite knowledgeable, and also had a good sense of humor, he made us laugh. The tour itself was designed very well, as close to river and the sea as one could wish for. Thank you, getyourguide. I will definitely recommend you to my friends.

October 17, 2021

Lovely trip to St. Andrews and the fishing villages, plenty of stops for photo opportunities and refreshments. Great value for money, our guide (Eric from Berwick) was informative and engaging throughout and kept us entertained the whole of our Journey. On arriving at St Andrews we had 3 hours free time to take in this charming little village. We stopped off for lunch In the museum cafe which was lovely, we then had a stroll around the golf course and a wander through the shops and a little pit stop at a local bar to refuel before our Journey back to Edinburgh. All in all a great day was had by all and I look forward to returning to Edinburgh and will definitely book another trip.

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June 26, 2021

Product ID: 12658