Day trip

From Edinburgh: St Andrews & Fife's Fishing Villages

From Edinburgh: St Andrews & Fife's Fishing Villages

Activity provider: Rabbie's Small Group Tours
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Enjoy a day in the medieval kingdom of Fife on this day trip from Edinburgh. Visit its fishing villages, the town of St. Andrews, and the picturesque Falkland and its formal royal palace.

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Duration 8.5 hours
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English

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
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Enjoy a full-day van excursion into the Kingdom of Fife from Edinburgh. Discover the home of golf in St. Andrews, walk thorugh the cobbled streets of Anstruther, and learn about Scottish royal history in the charming village of Falkland.

Depart 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.

Cross the bridge into the Kingdom of Fife. Its easternmost stretch of coastline is home to a string of picturesque villages, each having a distinctive character and charm. Stop in the traditional fishing village of Anstruther

Stroll down old cobbled streets and the network of alleyways and wynds. Enjoy a walk along the seafront to the harbor. From Anstruther travel north to the medieval town of St. Andrews, where you’ll see its huge Norman cathedral, known to be the largest in Scotland. View the oldest University in Scotland which dates back 6 centuries. Have plenty of time to explore this ancient and interesting town. Drive through the rolling countryside of central Fife which is dotted with small villages and farms until you reach Falkland.

Admire views of Falkland Palace which dominates this old village, and was one of the main residences of the Stewarts, an important royal family in Scottish history. See an array of old cottages as you make your way through narrow winding streets.

Take some time to wander around the village or stop at one of its traditional pubs or tearooms before hopping back on the bus for the drive back to Edinburgh.

Includes
  • Tour transportation
  • Driver/guide
  • Lunch
  • Refreshments
  • Entrance fees

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Meet your guide at Rabbie's Cafe.

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What to bring

  • Cash

Know before you go

  • Food and drinks are not included in the price of the tour
  • Guests are free to explore attractions at the stops along the tour, but entrance fees for these attractions are not included and will need to be paid for separately
  • 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 324 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.6/5
  • Transportation
    4.6/5
  • Value for money
    4.5/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5

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We had a quick trip to a fishing village and 3 hours to see what we wanted in St Andrews which was plenty of time and the town is small enough to walk every where. The unexpected trip to Falkland was a nice surprise and the palace was nice to go through. The drive through the country side was enjoyable. Beautiful country

September 18, 2022

Nismo stali u prvo selo kroz koje smo prosli,a po meni u St Andrewsu smo bili 3 h predugo.Piše da izlet traje 8h i 30 min a mi smo se vratili u Edinburg u 18:15h a krenuli ujutro u 9:30h.Ne znam kako je to 8:30 h ?? Nije loše ali moglo se bolje iskoristiti vrijeme.. U opisu je pisalo da nema dosta vožnje ali ipak ima 1 i pol u jednom smjeru i nazad i više.

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September 18, 2022

Being over 65 I was a bit apprehensive when I saw the size of the bus because I thought I would struggle to get on and off. It was so easy and comfortable and I liked that it had single seats on one side. The driver and tour guide, Charlie, was brilliant He was full of information and quirky stories and played some very appropriate music to keep us all engaged. We had time at the stops to wander about and do our own thing and he gave us lots of tips on where to find different types of food and drink. I thoroughly enjoyed the experience. I'm only sorry that I did not have any cash on me to give him a tip. He really deserves it.

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September 11, 2022

Product ID: 8935