St Andrews, Fife and Dunfermline Abbey with hotel pick-up - 1 day tour
St Andrews, Fife and Dunfermline Abbey Tour with hotel pick-up
One day tour
Start the day with stunning views of the remarkable Forth Bridges, then stop at Dunfermline Abbey, where King Robert the Bruce is buried. Tour along the scenic Fife coast to visit the charming fishing villages in the East Neuk. Enjoy an extended stop to explore historic St Andrews, synonymous the world over with golf.
Price range: £32 - £36
Forth Bridges - see the 2 road bridges and the UNESCO World Heritage Site rail bridge, 3 of the most impressive in the world
Dunfermline Abbey - visit the burial place of many of Scotland’s medieval monarchs.
Andrew Carnegie - discover the story behind this renowned philanthropist and one-time richest man in the world.
St Andrews - explore this beautiful seaside town which is the home of golf, and of the oldest University in Scotland
East Neuk of Fife - tour through this wee corner of Fife that’s dotted with picturesque little fishing villages.
Falkland - discover this lovely old traditional village which stood in for 1940s Inverness in TV’s Outlander
Movie locations – Outlander (TV), Chariots of Fire and The 39 Steps.
Full Tour Itinerary
Departing from Edinburgh, we travel to the historic port of South Queensferry, where there is a stop to capture the image of the 3 bridges sweeping across the Forth Estuary. The oldest is the Forth Bridge which dates from 1890 and has been awarded UNESCO World Heritage status.
Across the water, we head to Dunfermline, which was once the capital of Scotland. Historic Dunfermline Abbey is the final resting place of several Scottish Kings and Queens, including the great patriot, King Robert the Bruce.
There is time to visit the Abbey to see his ornate tomb and appreciate the impressive architecture and ornate carvings.
The East Neuk (or corner) of Fife is punctuated with quaint fishing villages which remain active to this day. We stop in Anstruther (or “Ainster”, as it is known locally), where you can enjoy traditional fish and chips from the local, award-winning chip shop. Choose to sit-in or enjoy them al fresco in the sea air overlooking the harbour.
It’s a short drive to St Andrews. As the natural Home of Golf, this pleasant links town attracts golfers from all over the world. As we enter the town, you see the Old Course which was first laid out in the 15th century. However, there is more to the enduring appeal of St Andrews than just golf.
Our panoramic tour of the town takes in the University of St Andrews, the oldest in Scotland. It was here, of course, that Prince William met his future wife, Kate Middleton.
The remains of St Andrews Cathedral, once the largest church in Scotland and nearby St Andrews Castle, still convey how impressive these important buildings were in their prime. There is an extended stop in St Andrews to discover more about this fascinating town for ourselves.
Falkland sits in the heart of the Kingdom of Fife. This charming village is home to a Royal Palace; indeed, it became a favourite of the Stuart dynasty, including Mary, Queen of Scots. It was here that the Court enjoyed hunting, hawking and other pursuits far away from the weightier matters of State. The palace gardens include a tennis court, built in 1539 by King James V and still in use today.
Falkland has recently found fame as a filming location for the hit Outlander TV series, where it was transformed to play the part of Inverness in the 1940s and 60s.
After our visit to Falkland, we will return directly to Edinburgh, where our tour ends at a central location.
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.
What are the optional extras on this tour and how much do they cost?
To give you complete choice admission fees are not included in the cost of this tour. The tour itinerary has been designed to provide sufficient time for you to visit these attractions:
If you click on the links above they will provide you with more information on each attraction including current admission prices. In some cases a special discount is offered to tour passengers, your driver/guide will provide details if this applies.
Please note that credit/debit cards are not always accepted so it is recommended that you carry sufficient cash with you should you want to make a visit.
How many people will be in the group?
The group size is normally between 29 and 33 passengers, however at times of peak demand larger coaches may be used.
Can I book seats on the coach?
The seating on the coach is not allocated so you are free to sit in any vacant seat.
We recommend that you and your party arrive at the boarding point together so that you can be seated in the same part of the coach.
How does the hotel pick-up service work?
This tour offers a complimentary pick-up service from or near most accommodation in Edinburgh City Centre.
To arrange your pick time and location you must call the local Operations Team on 0131 555 5558 at least 24 hours prior to your tour departure (the contact details are shown on your tour voucher/confirmation).
The team member will be happy to confirm your departure details and answer any questions that you may have.
Drivers have to comply with strict working hours so it's not possible to offer a drop-off service. The tour will end at a central point in Edinburgh City Centre.
- Transportation by luxury air-conditioned coach
- Live commentary in English
- Edinburgh City hotel pick-up
- Services of an experienced driver/guide
- Service charges and taxes
- Admission charges
- Hotel drop-off
- Meals, snacks or items of a personal nature
- Gratuity to your driver/guide
Hotel pick-up: 08:15 - 09:00 hrs
from or near to your accommodation in central Edinburgh
Check-in: from 08:15 hrs
Tour Departs: 09:00 hrs
Tour Returns: 18:00 hrs
There are no child, senior or student discounts available on this tour.
We’re really sorry, but children aged under 8 years cannot travel on this tour.
Book by paying a 20% deposit. Make date changes or get a full refund with 48 hours notice before travel. Click here for more information.
A courtesy pick-up serves most accommodation in central Edinburgh. Please call to confirm your tour pick-up point and time no later than 24 hours prior to travel. Full information will appear on your tour voucher.
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.