Day trip

St. Andrews and the Kingdom of Fife Tour from Edinburgh

4.4 / 5

26 reviews

Activity provider: Gray Line Scotland

St. Andrews and the Kingdom of Fife Tour from Edinburgh

Activity provider: Gray Line Scotland

From US$ 48.95 per person

Discover the beauty of the Fife coast, taking in the engineering marvel of the Forth Road Bridges, Dunfermline Abbey, and quaint fishing villages, finally reaching the pretty town of St. Andrews.

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Duration 9 hours
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  • Forth Bridges - enjoy views of the three magnificent bridges
  • Dunfermline Abbey - visiting the resting place of Robert the Bruce King of Scot
  • Journey through the Neuk of Fife with a view of typical fishing villages
  • Taste the best fish and chips in Scotland!
  • St Andrews - Explore the home of golf & where Prince William met Kate Middleton
Full description
Take a full-day trip from Edinburgh and discover the natural beauty of the Fife coast, taking in quaint fishing villages, abbey’s, and the famous university town of St. Andrews, led by an expert guide. From Edinburgh head to South Queensferry and take a look at 2 of the most remarkable bridges in the world–the Forth Rail Bridge built in 1890, and it’s much younger neighbor, the Forth Road bridge. Cross the River Forth and stop-off at the magnificent Dunfermline Abbey, the burial place of King Robert the Bruce. See the gold ornate tomb, and learn about the effect of the reformation on the Abbey, when under Henry VIII’s rule churches were destroyed, supposedly in the name of God. Travel along the Fife coast passing Carnegie Hall, the birthplace of world-famous philanthropist Andrew Carnegie. Stop-off at charming little fishing villages, including Anstruther, an old Herring stronghold. Try the best fish and chips in Scotland, or have a snack at the Fisheries Museum. Continue on to St. Andrews, home of golf, religion, and the famous university. Here you will spend 2.5 hours. Explore the beautiful settings, in good weather the beach featuring in the movie Chariots of Fire is particularly popular, as are the 16th Century tunnels under the castle. Golf lovers may want to pay respects at the grave of Tom Morris, visit the Golf Museum, try out the Links Course Putting Green, or simply walk along Granny Clark’s Wynd–a public right-of-way running over the old course.
  • Pickup from many departure points in central Edinburgh
  • Refreshment stops
  • Driver Guide
  • Transportation
  • Entrance fees
  • Lunch or refreshments
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Children under 6 years

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Important information

What to bring

  • Cash

Know before you go

  • On occasion the itinerary may change due to situations out with our control such as weather, availability of attractions, and road condition
  • A small number of participants is required to run the tours
  • In the unlikely event this is not met and your tour is cancelled, a refund, rescheduled date or alternative tour will be offered
  • Several city centre drop-off points are available at the end of your tour and although it might not be exactly where you were picked up, your driver guide will discuss the best options for you as many convenient points are available back into the city centre
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 26 reviews

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Wonderful from start to finish all thanks to our kind, helpful, knowledgeable and funny guide Graham. Or Grayline Graham as he said he used to be known as when he was a regular driver for Grayline tours. We really enjoyed the visit to Dunfermline, Anstruther and, of course, St.Andrews. Graham was great to advise on things to do, places to visit, nice places to eat & how to access St. Andrews golf course. I would highly recommend.

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July 22, 2022

Very interesting and well organized tour with a nice tour guide

The tour is really recommended. The tour guide Kevin has a lot of great stories to tell, so it doesn't get boring. Pick-up in front of the hotel, then drive to the bridge, short photo stop, then drive to the abbey where you have 1 hour stop. Continue to the coast where you can eat good and cheap fish and chips for lunch. Last stop St. Andrews with 2 hours stop. Nice music in the car on the way back. The guide responded to all requests and was very nice and funny. So really to be recommended.

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July 23, 2015

Great overall. Guide sometimes difficult to understand with my North American ears.

September 17, 2022

Product ID: 3407