9 hours: 9AM - 6PM. Includes pick up and drop off anywhere in Edinburgh
We will confirm your booking within 3 days
Driver-Guided tour by private vehicle
Private Driver-Guided Tour
Just you and your guide
Professional Tourist Guide
STGA qualified guide
Price is Per Group
Book up to 6 participants on this tour
Carbon Offset Included
Part of our climate positive ethos
Discover on this Tour
- Forth Bridges
- The Historic Village of Falkland
- St Andrews Old Town, Old Course, and Cathedral
- Charming fishing village of Anstruther
About This Tour
This is a private, full day, driver-guided tour. Your guide will pick you up and drop you off at your Edinburgh accommodation with their vehicle.
Shortly after departing Edinburgh we will stop at a viewpoint where we can admire the Forth Bridges. The Forth Bridge, Forth Road Bridge, and Queensferry Crossing span three centuries and all cross the Firth of Forth, connecting Edinburgh with the Kingdom of Fife. The original, imposing red cantilever Forth Bridge was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2015.
After crossing the Forth estuary we enter the Kingdom of Fife, the ancestral home of Scottish monarchs and continue on to the historic and picturesque town of Falkland.
Here we will visit Falkland Palace, a fine Renaissance palace which was once the country residence of the Stewart kings and queens, including Mary, Queen of Scots. Make sure to take in the ornate wood panelling, painted ceilings, tapestries, and beautifully carved furniture, as well as the renaissance influence throughout. We can also take a stroll around the magnificent palace gardens and see the oldest surviving real tennis court in the world.
We continue on to the royal burgh of St Andrews. Here will take things at an easy pace as we explore the town by foot, soaking up the rich history and traditions of the town and university grounds, walk alongside the iconic Old Course, stopping for lunch on the way.
We will discover the history behind the ruins of Scotland’s most magnificent medieval church. The site of the Cathedral has been used for worship since at least the 700s, when St Andrew’s relics are said to have been brought there. Optionally we can also visit the Cathedral Museum. It boasts an outstanding collection of early and later medieval sculptures, Pictish slabs, and other relics found on the site including the magnificent St Andrews Sarcophagus.
Our final stop takes us south to the charming fishing village of Anstruther before returning back to Edinburgh.
About Your Guide
Our local, expert guides are simply the best in the business, and the primary ingredient in what makes our tours great.
As passionate ambassadors for Scotland, our guides bring Scotland to life through their knowledge, personal stories and life experiences, allowing you to truly immerse yourself into the best our country has to offer. In their safe and capable hands, you can rest assured you’re being well looked after from start to finish. So relax as we take you on an unforgettable journey to discover our rich history, proud heritage, unique culture, and breathtaking landscapes.
All of our guides are passionate expert freelance tourist guides. They are trained to the highest level of tourist guide certification in Scotland by the Scottish Tourist Guides Association, meeting European Standards CEN EN15565:2008 and accredited by both the European Federation of Tourist Guide Associations and the World Federation of Tourist Guide Associations.
Where & When
Start: Your guide will meet you with their vehicle at your Edinburgh accommodation at 9AM.
Finish: At the end of the tour your guide will drop you off at your Edinburgh accommodation at approximately 6PM.
Easy Activity: Driver-Guided tour by private vehicle with some walking involved to visit attractions.
- Pick up from and drop off at your Edinburgh accommodation
- Private Blue Badge Tourist Guide
- Private Transport
- Meals and drinks
- Entry to Falkland Palace and St Andrews Cathedral & Museum. These can be purchased on arrival at each site.
Falkland Palace 2020 Entrance Fees
Adult (19-59): £13.00
Child (0-18): £9.00
St Andrews Cathedral & Museum 2020 Entrance Fees
Adult (16-59): £6.00
Child (5-15): £3.60
All visits to venues and attractions are optional.
Cancellation by you 21 or more full days before tour departure: 100% refund.
Cancellation by you less than 21 full days before tour departure: No refund.
What Happens If I’m Late or If I Miss the Tour?
If you are running late, please contact the guide directly using the contact details we have provided to you after booking. Your tour finish time does not change. No refunds are issued for ‘no shows’ or missed tours.
Terms & Conditions
For further information please see our full Terms, Conditions, and Cancellation Policy.
Yes, all of our tours can be customised to an itinerary or specification that suits you. Please contact us before booking to discuss further.
All of our tours are suitable for children but please do bear in mind the following when booking this tour:
- This tour is a 9 hour long tour.
- Any children on this tour who are who are both under the age of 12 and under 135cm/4ft 5in tall will require child car seats. Please indicate during booking how many child car seats you require.
We recommend that participants on our tours arrange for themselves suitable travel, medical and cancellation insurance in advance.
For all other enquiries, please contact us.