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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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From US$ 61.11 per person

Enjoy a day in the medieval kingdom of Fife on a small-group tour from Edinburgh. Visit its fishing villages and the ancient university town of St. Andrews, the home of golf. See historic, picturesque Falkland and its formal royal palace along the way.

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Duration 8.5 hours
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Live tour guide
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
Full description
Your full-day excursion into the Kingdom of Fife departs 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. After crossing the bridge you’ve entered the Kingdom of Fife. Its easternmost stretch of coastline is home to a string of picturesque villages, each having a distinctive character and charm. The tour stops in the traditional fishing village of Anstruther, where you’ll see the old cobbled streets and the network of alleyways and wynds. Enjoy a walk along the seafront to the harbor. From Anstruther you’ll travel north to the medieval town of St. Andrews, where you’ll see its huge Norman cathedral, known to be the largest in Scotland. St. Andrews is probably best known around the world as the home of golf. The Old Course, as it’s known to golfers, was founded in 1754. St. Andrews is also home to the oldest University in Scotland, dating back 6 centuries. You’ll have plenty of time to explore this ancient and interesting town. A pleasant drive through the rolling countryside of central Fife, dotted with small villages and farms, takes you to Falkland. Falkland Palace dominates this old village, and was one of the main residences of the Stewarts, an important royal family in Scottish history. Falkland is known to be one of Scotland’s most beautiful villages, featuring an array of old cottages and narrow winding streets. Take some time to wander around the village or stop at one of its traditional pubs or tearooms.
Includes
  • Tour transportation
  • Driver/guide
  • Lunch
  • Refreshments
  • Entrance fees
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Meeting point

Meet your guide at Rabbie's Cafe.

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Important information

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 271 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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A great day-trip to see another part of Scotland. We saw many picturesque places and really beautiful sights of the Lowlands. Our guide Ewan was really great, he had so much knowledge and history about Scotland to tell us along the way. The hours flew by and you had more than enough time at every stop to take in the sights and roam around. Definitely recommended!

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May 19, 2022

We had a fantastic time with David (our tour guide). Luckily for us, it turned to be a private tour as nobody else turned up for the Tour. David was awesome, giving us lots of valuable information, taking as to the best chippie in the UK (fish is top class), and giving us alternative fish villages to explore. 100% recommended, we'll be back for another tour soon

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December 6, 2021

The tour was very good and is a very good option to see more of Scotland in a short amount of time. Unfortunately the castle in Falkland was closed. It would be nice if this was listed before booking (Falkland Palace opening times) in the end I was a bit sad not to have seen this.

September 7, 2021

Product ID: 8935