Day trip

St. Andrews and the Kingdom of Fife Tour from Edinburgh

4.3 / 5

18 reviews

Activity provider: Gray Line Scotland

St. Andrews and the Kingdom of Fife Tour from Edinburgh

Activity provider: Gray Line Scotland
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Likely to sell out

From US$ 48.41 per person

Discover the beauty of the Fife coast, taking in the engineering marvel of the Forth Road Bridges, Dunfermline Abbey, and quaint fishing villages, finally reaching the pretty town of St. Andrews.

About this activity

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Duration 9 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
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Experience

Highlights
  • Forth Bridges - enjoy views of the three magnificent bridges
  • Dunfermline Abbey - visiting the resting place of Robert the Bruce King of Scot
  • Journey through the Neuk of Fife with a view of typical fishing villages
  • Taste the best fish and chips in Scotland!
  • St Andrews - Explore the home of golf & where Prince William met Kate Middleton
Full description
Take a full-day trip from Edinburgh and discover the natural beauty of the Fife coast, taking in quaint fishing villages, abbey’s, and the famous university town of St. Andrews, led by an expert guide. From Edinburgh head to South Queensferry and take a look at 2 of the most remarkable bridges in the world–the Forth Rail Bridge built in 1890, and it’s much younger neighbor, the Forth Road bridge. Cross the River Forth and stop-off at the magnificent Dunfermline Abbey, the burial place of King Robert the Bruce. See the gold ornate tomb, and learn about the effect of the reformation on the Abbey, when under Henry VIII’s rule churches were destroyed, supposedly in the name of God. Travel along the Fife coast passing Carnegie Hall, the birthplace of world-famous philanthropist Andrew Carnegie. Stop-off at charming little fishing villages, including Anstruther, an old Herring stronghold. Try the best fish and chips in Scotland, or have a snack at the Fisheries Museum. Continue on to St. Andrews, home of golf, religion, and the famous university. Here you will spend 2.5 hours. Explore the beautiful settings, in good weather the beach featuring in the movie Chariots of Fire is particularly popular, as are the 16th Century tunnels under the castle. Golf lovers may want to pay respects at the grave of Tom Morris, visit the Golf Museum, try out the Links Course Putting Green, or simply walk along Granny Clark’s Wynd–a public right-of-way running over the old course.
Includes
  • Pickup from many departure points in central Edinburgh
  • Refreshment stops
  • Driver Guide
  • Transportation
  • Entrance fees
  • Lunch or refreshments
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Children under 6 years
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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What to bring

  • Cash

Know before you go

  • On occasion the itinerary may change due to situations out with our control such as weather, availability of attractions, and road condition
  • A small number of participants is required to run the tours
  • In the unlikely event this is not met and your tour is cancelled, a refund, rescheduled date or alternative tour will be offered
  • Several city centre drop-off points are available at the end of your tour and although it might not be exactly where you were picked up, your driver guide will discuss the best options for you as many convenient points are available back into the city centre
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 18 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    5/5
  • Service
    3.6/5
  • Organization
    3.4/5

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Snooze fest... spent so much time in the car!

This trip was not my favorite. We were the youngest on the bus by 35 years. The driver was playing slow sleepy music and slamming on the breaks all the time. We would only take 10 minute stops at most locations. Then he dropped us off 2.3 km from our hotel and said it was only a 5 minute walk back to our hotel, and it took us 25 minutes, up hill both ways! St. Andrews was the best part, and even that was lacking a spark. Our tour with Rabbie’s was way more fun, and still a similar setting. ‍♀️

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September 20, 2019

The guide was amazing

June 5, 2022

June 24, 2022

Product ID: 3407