St Andrews, Falkland and the Fishing Villages of Fife - 1 day tour
St Andrews, Falkland and the Fishing Villages of Fife
One day tour
See the iconic Forth Rail Bridge then discover the quaint fishing villages of the East Neuk. Enjoy ancient St Andrews with plenty of time to explore on your own. End the day at Falkland, home to Falkland Palace and a filming location in the Outlander TV series.
Price range: £36 - £45
Forth Bridges - See the three bridges that span the River Forth including the iconic Forth Rail Bridge
East Neuk - tour through the quaint fishing villages
St Andrews - explore this historical town including the famous university, castle and cathedral
Golf - see the famous Old Course and visit the popular British Golf Museum
Falkland – discover ancient Falkland Palace, a favourite retreat for the Stuart Kings and Queens
Outlander - admire this charming village that was re-cast as 1940’s Inverness in the hit TV series.
Movie locations - Tommy’s Honour, Chariots of Fire and Outlander
Full Tour Itinerary
Departing from Edinburgh we make a stop in South Queensferry so you can view the impressive Forth Bridges including the historic Forth Rail Bridge, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The journey into the Kingdom of Fife takes us across the sweeping Forth Road Bridge with wonderful panoramic views to savour. Enjoy scenic coastal scenery as we head for the East Neuk of Fife. "Neuk” is an old Scot’s word meaning corner, and it’s the location of a cluster of attractive fishing villages including Crail and Anstruther. We’ll make a stop so you can explore one of these historic ports and take a stroll down to the harbour.
On our arrival in St Andrews there will be a short orientation tour of the town before enjoying an extended stop (around 2 hours) during which time you can explore the many attractions from the ruins of the 13th Century castle to Scotland’s oldest university. Of course St Andrews is renowned as the home of Golf and the Royal and Ancient Golf Club, the games ruling body for much of the World, is located overlooking the Old Course. The R&A organises the Open Championship which has taken place in St Andrews on many occasions. You can learn more about the game and the important role that this community has played in its development by visiting the British Golf Museum (optional).
Our last visit of the day is to Falkland where we will step back in time to visit this traditional Scottish village and explore Falkland Palace, the country residence of the Stuart Kings and Queens. The gardens contain the Royal Tennis Court which dates from 1539 and is the oldest in Britain! Falkland also featured in the hit Outlander TV series being the location for Inverness. From Falkland we meander our way back to Edinburgh.
Frequently Asked Questions
What can I expect on this Signature Day Tour?
Travelling on a Signature one-day tour is a great way to discover the best of Scotland from your city centre base of Edinburgh, Glasgow or Inverness. During your day of discovery we’ll introduce you to many aspects of our country: spectacular scenery, history, folklore, nature and much, much more. Luxury travel is provided by air-conditioned mini or midi coaches and each tour is led by an experienced driver/guide who will provide a live commentary in English. There are stops planned at the key sights as well as for meals and comfort breaks. Please note that tours to some destinations, particularly to Loch Ness, can be faster paced so the number and duration of stops may be limited.
What options are available on this tour and what is the cost?
To give you maximum flexibility the cost of admission fees and other optional extras are not included in the tour price. This gives you complete freedom to choose as the mood takes you. On this tour the optional visits are:
Following the links above will give you more information on each attraction including current admission prices. At some locations a special discount is offered to tour participants, your driver/guide will give you more information if this applies. Credit/debit cards are not always accepted so you should plan to have sufficient cash with you should you wish to make any visits.
Tell me what the visit to a whisky distillery will be like?
A visit to a traditional whisky distillery is a feast for all the senses. After a warm welcome you’ll normally have a short audio/visual presentation on the the history of the distillery and the traditional methods used in the distilling process. Next is a tour of the distillery where you you will experience all stages of the whisky making process from mashing and fermenting to distilling and maturation. Your tour will end with a tutored tasting of a malt whisky and the opportunity to buy a souvenir of your visit in the distillery shop.
Where does my tour depart from and return to?
Our tours depart from a central location in Edinburgh’s famous Royal Mile/High Street which is easily reached by public transport. Full information on the departure time and place of your tour will be shown on your tour confirmation.
Will there be stops for meals and are they included in the price of the tour?
Meals are not included in the tour price, but we will make stops where you can get refreshments and something to eat. If you wish, you can bring a packed lunch or pick up lunch items at a previous stop. Vegetarian food is widely available in Scotland.
- Transport by luxury air-conditioned mini/midicoach
- Live commentary in English
- Services of an experienced driver/guide
- Service charges and taxes
- Admission charges
- Meals, snacks or items of a personal nature
- Gratuity to your driver/guide
From 1 Parliament Square
High Street/Royal Mile
Edinburgh EH1 1RF
Check-in: 09:15 hrs
Tour Departs: 09:30 hrs
Tour Returns: 17:30 hrs
Concession discounts apply to adults aged 60 years and above; students and children aged 3 to 15 years inclusive.
We’re really sorry but children aged under 3 years cannot travel on this tour.
Photo-ID may be requested to confirm discount entitlement.
In order to give you maximum flexibility admission fees are not included in the cost of this tour.
Please see the FAQ section for more information on this tour.
Rating:09 Aug 2016
Jaimie was great and very informativeKean-san from Boise, United States
Rating:27 Jul 2016
A great tour, enjoyed every moment. Thank youJoy from Mornington, Australia
Rating:10 Jul 2016
Excellent tour guide, with relevant history and local knowledge.Sharon from Manchester, United Kingdom