St Andrews, Fife and Dunfermline Abbey with local pick-up - 1 day tour
St Andrews, Fife and Dunfermline Abbey Tour with local 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 the game of golf.
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, at one time the, richest man in the world.
East Neuk of Fife - tour through this wee corner of Fife that’s dotted with picturesque little fishing villages
Anstruther - take a stroll around the harbour and enjoy some tasty fish and chips from an award-winning "chippy"
St Andrews - explore this beautiful seaside town which is the home of golf and of the oldest University in Scotland
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 three 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'll 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 takes in the University of St Andrews, the oldest in Scotland. It was while studying 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.
After our relaxing visit to St Andrews, we will return directly to Edinburgh, where our tour ends at a central location.
Frequently Asked Questions
How does the local pick-up service work?
This tour offers up to 18 convenient pick-up points throughout central Edinburgh. You can select your nearest departure location from the list during the booking process. Your selected departure point and the pick-up time will appear on the tour voucher.
Please ensure you are at the pick-up location at least 5 minutes before the advertised departure time, as coaches can’t wait for latecomers.
At the end of the tour, there will be several drop-off points. Your driver-guide will advise the most convenient, depending on your after-tour plans.
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.
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 many people will be in the group?
The group size is normally between 16 and 33 passengers, however at times of peak demand larger coaches may be used.
- Transportation by luxury air-conditioned coach
- Live commentary in English
- Local Edinburgh City Centre pick-up
- Services of an experienced driver/guide
- Service charges and taxes
- Admission charges
- Local Edinburgh City Centre drop-off
- Meals, snacks or items of a personal nature
- Gratuity to your driver/guide
Local pick-up: 08:15 - 09:00 hrs
convenient locations throughout Edinburgh City Centre
Check-in: from 08:15 hrs
Tour Departs: 09:00 hrs
Tour Returns: 18:00 hrs
Concession discounts apply to adults aged 60 years and above; students and children aged 6 to 15 years inclusive.
We’re really sorry but children aged under 6 years cannot travel on this tour.
Photo-ID may be requested to confirm discount entitlement.
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 convenient locations throughout Edinburgh City Centre. Please select your tour pick-up point at time of booking.
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.
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