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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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 341 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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Eric was great. Wonderful banter and educational notes on areas we were visiting. Loved the singing voice too!! Would definitely recommend this trip, especially if you are a true golf fan. Town was walk-able. Plenty of time to explore. Adequate rest breaks for food and toilets. Van was spacious and comfortable.

September 29, 2022

Al was a fantastic driver! He was knowledgeable and professional and also hilarious! The tour itself was great and nice and relaxed. Beautiful views of the Scottish countryside. Al made an extra special stop at Eile Beach for photos. Anstruther was adorable. Saint Andrews was beautiful and the cathedral and castle were amazing. Falkland and the palace were lovely also. Would highly recommend this tour!

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September 29, 2022

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

Product ID: 8935