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 Edinburgh we make the short drive to the delightful town of South Queensferry to enjoy the panoramic views over the Forth Estuary. See the iconic Forth Bridges: the Forth Rail Bridge built in 1890 and now a UNESCO heritage site; the classic Forth Road Bridge and the new Queensferry Crossing. Together they make an impressive sight.
Shortly we will cross the River Forth to reach our first stop at historical Dunfermline Abbey and Palace. The Abbey was the burial place of many Scottish Kings and Queens including Robert the Bruce. During our visit here will be the opportunity to photograph his elaborate golden tomb. Later there will be the chance to wander around the Abbey and its grounds to see the results of the “reformation”, a time when many churches were destroyed and desecrated.
In the centre of Dunfermline we will pass Carnegie Hall (Andrew Carnegie, the world famous steel magnet and philanthropist was born in the town. He emigrated to the USA in 1848, but never forgot his Scottish roots). We make our way along the Fife coast to discover the delightful little fishing villages of the “East Neuk”. We will make a stop in Anstruther, an old Herring fishing port, where we can experience freshly cooked Fish and Chips at an award-winning restaurant or enjoy a snack at the Fisheries Museum.
Later we make our way to St. Andrews, home of golf, religion and, of course, St. Andrews University. We’ll have an extended stop here so you can have a relaxed visit to this historic town.
If the weather is kind why not take a stroll along the beach that featured in the popular film “Chariots of Fire”. Also on your “must see” list should be St Andrews Castle, the residence of Scotland’s most powerful churchmen and St Andrews Cathedral, where the climb to the top of St Rule’s Tower will award you with glorious views over the town. Golf fans might want to seek out the grave of Young Tom Morris or visit the popular Golf Museum. No visit to St Andrews would be complete without a walk along Grannie Clark’s Wynd, a public right-of-way, over the 1st and the 18th fairways of the old course.
After our visit to St Andrews 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. 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 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. On the Original Loch Ness Tour and at times of peak demand (such as on public holidays) 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 groups arrive at the boarding point together so that you can be seated in the same part of the coach.
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.
- 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.