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St Andrews, Falkland Palace and fishing villages tour

Free cancellation
Duration: up to 9 hours
Language: English
Mobile voucher accepted
Safety measures applied

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Embark on a coastal adventure on this incredible tour of Scotland's seaside towns

Tuck into some world famous fish and chips in Anstruther

Embrace your inner golf pro as you hit the links in St Andrews

What to expect

Hit the coast on this incredible tour of Scotland as you head into Fife to discover its coastal towns. Sample some fish and chips at Anstruther, hit the links in St Andrews or step back in time at Falkland.

Leave the city behind and head north to Fife, the famous Forth Rail Bridge will be the first attraction you see on your tour. Not only is it a stunning example of Victorian engineering, it’s also a UNESCO World Heritage Site that is definitely worth a visit. You’ll explore the often-forgotten corner of Fife, East Neuk as you discover the historic fishing villages and stunning coastal scenery along the way.

Stop off in Anstruther, a town famous for its fish and chips, and snap some photos of the gorgeous sea views. While you’re there, you can swing by the Wee Couper of Fife and enjoy a local whisky tasting and learn all you can from the experts. If you’d prefer something less intense, you can stroll around the little town and check out its independent shops, cafes and beach. If you look out to sea, you’ll see the Isle of May which is a national nature reserve and the home to seabirds, seals and other wildlife.

Then it’s time to head off to the star of the tour, St Andrews. As the spiritual home of golf, it is a must see for all devotees of the game. You could even follow in the footsteps of the greats and practice your own golfing skills on the course. Or you can stroll around and admire the stunning gothic architecture of St Andrew’s University, its ancient cathedral and castle. There’s really no shortage of things to do in St Andrews. You can explore the sunning beaches and take in the gorgeous sea views, get up close to sea life as you check out over 100 species of fish at the aquarium or just take time to explore the shops and cafes that make this university town special.

Then you’ll head to Falkland which is a beautiful village where time seems to have stood still! Fans of Outlander will recognise this town as post-war Inverness as the Bruce Fountain here plays a vital role. You can take time to browse the craft shops or even visit the stunning Falkland Palace and Gardens. You’ll feel like royalty as you walk around the amazing formal gardens, discover its history and see the oldest tennis courts in use anywhere in the world.

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COVID-19 information

The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.

Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds

The experience complies with government regulations

Social distancing is enforced

Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected

Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors

All gear/equipment is sanitized between use

What's included

Professional driver-guide

Transportation on a mini-coach with air-conditioning

What's not included

Entrance to St Andrews Cathedral, St. Andrews Castle or Falkland Palace and Gardens

Location

1 Parliament Square, Royal Mile/High Street, Edinburgh EH1 1RE

Meeting point:

Please meet your tour in front of Caffè Nero in Parliament Square.

When

  • Please refer to the calendar for updated starting times and availability

Provider

Highland Experience Tours

Cancellation policy

Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 3 days before the activity begins., Receive a 50% refund if you cancel up to 2 days before the activity begins.

Important to know

  • Please indicate if you are travelling with another booking at checkout so that the tour provider can ensure that you are in the same vehicle if there is more than one bus on a tour
  • Entrance to St Andrews Cathedral is around £6.00 for adults and £3.60 for children and entrance to St Andrews Castle is £7.20 for adults and £4.30 for children and can be purchased on their official website
  • Entrance to Falkland Palace and Gardens is £6.50 for adults and £5.00 or concessions and can be purchased on their official website
  • No matter when you visit, the weather in Scotland can be changeable. Please bring suitable clothing for all conditions, including a waterproof jacket, sunglasses and plenty of layers
  • Ensure you bring shoes suitable for short walks on rough or uneven terrain
  • Although most attractions and eating establishments visited accept card payments, it's recommended that you bring some cash with you
  • Please limit your luggage to 1 small/medium piece per person (no more than 15kg), and 1 small handbag or rucksack
  • This tour does not accept children under the age of 3
  • Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the start of this tour