St. Andrews and the Kingdom of Fife Tour from Edinburgh

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St. Andrews and the Kingdom of Fife Tour from Edinburgh

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Discover the beauty of the Fife coast, taking in the engineering marvel of the Forth Road Bridge, Dunfermaline Abbey, and quaint fishing villages, finally reaching the pretty town of St. Andrews. Led by an expert guide with transportation from Edinburgh.

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Free cancellation
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Duration 9 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Complimentary pick-up is available from the door of most hotels and guest houses in Edinburgh city center. If this is not possible, then usually the nearest main road, or a landmark within walking distance.

Experience

Highlights
  • Explore St. Andrews led by an expert guide
  • See South Queensferry and the Forth Road Bridges
  • Journey through the Neuk of Fife with a view of typical fishing villages
  • Taste the best fish and chips in Scotland!
  • Visit the royal and ancient golf course, castle, and cathedral, plus the famous university
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
  • Transportation
  • Expert English-speaking guide
  • Hotel pickup (where possible)
    Not suitable for
    • Children under 8 years
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • Customers must keep distance in vehicles
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    Traveler requirements
    • Customers are required to bring and wear masks

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    • Please note, it is not always possible to pick up from the door of hotels or guest houses due to roadworks, one way systems, dead ends, or other reasons
    • It is not guaranteed that you will be dropped off in the exact location you were picked up. Your driver will discuss this with you
    • Please note, this tour has a 6 passenger minimum requirement and is subject to cancellation if this minimum is not met. In the unlikely event of such a cancelation, you will be given a choice of a refund, a reschedule, or an alternative tour
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.3 / 5

    based on 16 reviews

    Review summary

    • Value for money
      3.4/5
    • Safety
      4/5
    • Service
      3.6/5
    • Organization
      3.4/5
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    Very interesting and well organized tour with a nice tour guide

    The tour is really recommended. The tour guide Kevin has a lot of great stories to tell, so it doesn't get boring. Pick-up in front of the hotel, then drive to the bridge, short photo stop, then drive to the abbey where you have 1 hour stop. Continue to the coast where you can eat good and cheap fish and chips for lunch. Last stop St. Andrews with 2 hours stop. Nice music in the car on the way back. The guide responded to all requests and was very nice and funny. So really to be recommended.

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    July 23, 2015

    Brendan the singing tour guide made the day for us!

    July 10, 2019

    They will be picked up. Most enjoyed the old course at St. Andrews.

    September 25, 2018

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