St Andrews & Fife's Fishing Villages: From Edinburgh

St Andrews & Fife's Fishing Villages: From Edinburgh

From £42 per person

Enjoy a day in the medieval kingdom of Fife on a small-group tour from Edinburgh. Visit its fishing villages and the ancient university town of St. Andrews, the home of golf. See historic, picturesque Falkland and its formal royal palace along the way.

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Duration 8.5 hours
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Experience

Highlights
  • See historic fishing villages in the Kingdom of Fife
  • Visit ancient St. Andrews, the home of golf
  • Explore picturesque Falkland and its former royal palace
Full description
Your full-day excursion into the Kingdom of Fife departs in the morning from Edinburgh, heading north via the Forth Road Bridge. Enjoy sweeping view across the Forth Rail Bridge, one of Scotland's greatest man-made landmarks, at 1.5 miles in length. After crossing the bridge you’ve entered the Kingdom of Fife. Its easternmost stretch of coastline is home to a string of picturesque villages, each having a distinctive character and charm. The tour stops in the traditional fishing village of Anstruther, where you’ll see the old cobbled streets and the network of alleyways and wynds. Enjoy a walk along the seafront to the harbor. From Anstruther you’ll travel north to the medieval town of St. Andrews, where you’ll see its huge Norman cathedral, known to be the largest in Scotland. St. Andrews is probably best known around the world as the home of golf. The Old Course, as it’s known to golfers, was founded in 1754. St. Andrews is also home to the oldest University in Scotland, dating back 6 centuries. You’ll have plenty of time to explore this ancient and interesting town. A pleasant drive through the rolling countryside of central Fife, dotted with small villages and farms, takes you to Falkland. Falkland Palace dominates this old village, and was one of the main residences of the Stewarts, an important royal family in Scottish history. Falkland is known to be one of Scotland’s most beautiful villages, featuring an array of old cottages and narrow winding streets. Take some time to wander around the village or stop at one of its traditional pubs or tearooms.
Includes
  • Tour transportation
  • Driver/guide
  • Lunch
  • Refreshments
  • Entrance fees
Covid-19 precautions

Customers must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

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
  • Customers must fill out a travel information form
  • Customers will get a mandatory temperature check

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Meeting point

Rabbie's Cafe, 6 Waterloo, Place Edinburgh, EH1 3EG From September 2 – September 12, 2019 (inclusive), tours will depart from St. Andrew's and St George's West Church, 13 George Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2PA.

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Important information

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  • Falkland Palace is closed from November through to Easter
  • Minimum age to participate is 5 years
  • You're restricted to 14 kilograms of luggage per person on the tours.
  • This should be one piece of luggage similar to an airline carry-on bag (approximately 55cm x 45cm x 25cm / 22in x 17in x 10in) plus a small bag for onboard personal items
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 237 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.3/5
  • Transportation
    4.3/5
  • Value for money
    4.5/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5
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It was fun, the guide was nice. I liked our stop at the fishing village (Anstruther?), and St. Andrews, and then Falklands Village. It was very picturesque and gave you a good feel of the local villages. Our weather was nice, so that helped, and it was interesting that there was a major golf tournament going on at St. Andrews Golf Course.

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11 October 2019

Excellent mix of stops on a one day tour. The fishing village gave a taste of small village life. St Andrews was superb. A charming town. The last stop offered a view of country life for the nobles in years gone by. Our tour guide Rolland, was excellent. He was very knowledgeable and provided entertaining dialogue during the the trip. He put the tour over the top. Well don.

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7 September 2019

Eric, our tour guide, was wonderful! He sang beautifully, and told stories and history of the area that made the tour fun and educational. I originally signed up with two other friends to go together and somehow I got moved to a different tour than them. However, we all had a wonderful time on our separate tours and I can't wait to come back for another visit!

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10 July 2019

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