Day trip

St Andrews and Falkland Palace Tour from Edinburgh

4.7 / 5

9 reviews

Activity provider: Highland Experience Tours

St Andrews and Falkland Palace Tour from Edinburgh

Activity provider: Highland Experience Tours

From US$ 53.78 per person

Take a trip from Edinburgh to Fife to visit cultural sites. See the castle, cathedral, and university at St. Andrews, and the golf course. Explore Falkland Palace and the fishing villages of Fife, and enjoy a fish supper.

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Duration 9 hours
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  • Explore St. Andrews and learn why it's such an important place for golf
  • Take a tour of Falkland Palace and browse the shops in the town
  • Pass through various fishing villages in East Neuk
  • Dine on an authentic fish supper
Full description
Head north to Fife on a full day of exploring, departing from Edinburgh. You will get a sample of life in the area and come to understand the culture and history of the region. Your trip begins as you cross the Firth of Forth, passing the famous Forth Railway Bridge, before your first stop, St. Andrews. The town boasts a stunning beach, great cafes and shops, a beautiful university, and an ancient cathedral. Additionally, it is known as the spiritual home of golf. Next, continue west to Falkland, a beautiful village frozen in time. You can browse the craft shops or visit Falkland Palace, which has the oldest tennis courts in use anywhere in the world. Then make your way to a forgotten corner of Fife, East Neuk. Here you will pass through historic fishing villages and take in the stunning coastal scenery. At the end of your exploring, make a final stop in Anstruther and enjoy a fish supper feast, a meal fit for a Scot!
  • Transportation
  • English-speaking guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Lunch
Not suitable for
  • Children under 3 years

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Meeting point

1 Parliament Sq Edinburgh EH1 1RE Caffe Nero, Royal Mile

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  • Children under 3 years old are not allowed on the tour.
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4.7 /5

based on 9 reviews

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Worked out perfectly as I wanted to explore these sites on my own.

Steven was our guide. Fun guy and nice to be around someone who loves their job. I liked the way this was set up giving us time on our own at the sites. We were a bit rushed at the last stop, Falkland Palace but overall a very good day and experience.

September 3, 2013

Great tour! Our tour guide was excellent. Gave some history, played some music, and provided some humour along the way.

August 19, 2022

guide was humourous and enjoyable. more than enough time was given at each stop.

October 17, 2019

Product ID: 33173