St Andrews, Falkland, & Fife

£1,055


Duration

9 hours: 9AM - 6PM. Includes pick up and drop off anywhere in Edinburgh

Language

English

On-request Booking

We will confirm your booking within 3 days

Easy Activity

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

SKU: EDI07

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.

Tour Itinerary

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.

Photos: St Andrews, Falkland, & Fife

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.

Activity Level

Easy Activity: Driver-Guided tour by private vehicle with some walking involved to visit attractions.

FAQs

Included:

  • Pick up from and drop off at your Edinburgh accommodation
  • Private Blue Badge Tourist Guide
  • Private Transport

 

Not Included:

    • 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
Senior(60+): £9.00
Child (0-18): £9.00

 

St Andrews Cathedral & Museum 2020 Entrance Fees
Adult (16-59): £6.00
Senior(60+): £4.80
Child (5-15): £3.60
Infant(0-4): Free

 

All visits to venues and attractions are optional. 

Cancellation Policy
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.

£1,055

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