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St Andrews, Falkland & The Fishing Villages of Fife

Duration

9.5 Hours

Inveraray Castle

Location

St Andrews

Tour Type

Private 

Oban Whisky Distillery

Group Size

Up To 8

Kilchurn castle

Language

English 

Description

 

 

St Andrews is an ancient town nestled on the east coast of Scotland which was an important location for holy pilgrimage. Not only considered the home of golf but it has an array of beautiful and ancient buildings with the third oldest university in the English-speaking world. 

 

This tour also has the benefits of visiting the town of Falkland used in the tv series Outlander and home to Falkland Palace and said to be one of the places Mary Queen of Scots favoured the most. 

 

Before ending the tour, we explore the fishing villages of East Neuk which can include Crail, Pittenweem, & Anstruther.

Itinerary Highlights

Total Duration: 9.5 Hours Approx

Forth Bridges, Historic Village of Falkland, St Andrews, St Andrews Cathedral, Fishing villages of East Neuk

Route Map

Tour Information

Tour Information

​Departure & return

Tour will start at chosen pick up location (Please inform us when booking, we can pick up anywhere in Edinburgh or surrounding area) 

*This can be changed to anywhere outside this location if you get in touch to find out if available (surcharge may apply)

Check In 0800

Departs 0815

End Time (1730) Approx

**These can be changed by request although this is the recommended start time

What to bring

 

It is recommended to pack waterproof clothing, umbrella, suncream and midge spray (insect repellent). We can get all 4 seasons in one day in Scotland!

Child seat regulations

Due to insurance policies we regret we do not carry children under the age of 2.  Children must normally use a child car seat until they're 12 years old or 135 centimetres tall, whichever comes first.

What's included

  • Private use of our luxurious 7 or 8 seat minivan.

  • Dual Air Conditioned Vehicle

  • Experienced Driver/Guide

  • Bottled Scottish Water 

What's not included 

  • Entry to Visitor Attractions 

  • Meals 

Cancellation policy

If you cancel your reservation 14 days before departure date a full refund will be given minus the 20% non-refundable deposit.

Full T&C's can be found here

Know before you go

  • If entry to Falkland Palace is requested we can adjust timings.

  • Tour can be done clockwise or anticlockwise (Falkland first stop or last)

  • Recommended to book table at Tom Morris Bar & Grill for views of old course 18th hole

  • Try Putting on the Himalaya's putting green with views to the Swilcan Bridge

Tour Itinerary

Tour Itinerary 

Starting your tour from either Edinburgh, or the surrounding area, we will drive north towards the small town of South Queensferry where there is the option to stop for a photo of the famous ‘three bridges’ that cross the Firth of Forth. From there we will cross over the Firth and into the Kingdom of Fife towards our first main stop of the day - the historic village of Falkland. We have around 45 minutes here to have a wonder around the village and grab a coffee and sweet treat. This village was used in the popular TV show ‘Outlander’ acting as the town of Inverness, so you may recognise the Bruce Fountain from season 1. You will also see the outside of the magnificent Falkland Palace. This is where James V died from an illness induced by shock and grief of his army’s defeat at Solway Moss. Driving out of Falkland we will journey 40 minutes east towards the town of St Andrews; passing through farmland and small villages enroute. Arriving in St Andrews your guide will drive around the town pointing out attractions and points of interest before dropping you in the town to give you time to explore as you please - maybe enjoy some lunch at the famous Tom Morris restaurant at the St Andrews Links Clubhouse (Advanced booking recommended) or grab something light as you wonder around the town. Another option could be to visit the main sites, such as the Wardlaw Museum, St Andrews Castle, Cathedral and Golf Course, then get your guide to take you to the Cheesy Toast Shack on East Beach on the way out of the town. Others may wish to recreate the scene from the 1981 movie Chariots of Fire on West Beach or putt some balls on the famous Himalayas Putting green which also offers fantastic views of the 18th green and clubhouse for the Old Course. No visit would be complete without that famous picture of the 700-year-old Swilcan Bridge. This is all entirely down to your preference and we can make recommendations of what to do and see in the town on the day or contact us before the tour to help maximise your time in the town. We will have around 2.5 – 3 hours here. After St Andrews we will spend the latter part of the day driving down to East Neuk to visit the quaint fishing villages of Crail, Pittenweem & Anstruther. Visit all three villages for photos or concentrate on one or two villages spending a little longer there. You may wish to pick up some Fish & Chips at the famous Anstruther Fish Bar or save yourself for arrival back into Edinburgh. We will leave the last village around 1600 to drive back to the big city of Edinburgh, crossing back over the Firth of Forth. Arrival back will be approximately 1730.

Attractions 

Attractions

Below we have added links to attractions that can be done on this tour.

FAQ

St Andrews Tour FAQ's

FAQ

Our FAQ's can be found here but FAQ's specific to this tour are below:

How much time do we have in St Andrews? We have allocated 2.5-3 hours here but this can be less or longer if you want to take some time from other stops on the itinerary.

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