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St Andrews Small Group Day Tour from Edinburgh

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What to Expect
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Stop At: South Queensferry, Edinburgh Scotland

Will make 2 stops.
First stop in Queensferry under the bridges (20-25 min) and another at the Forth Bridges Viewpoint (10-15 min)

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Anstruther Harbour, Shore Street, Anstruther Scotland

Anstruther a charming fishing village in the East Neuk of Fife, popular with day-trippers and holidaymakers. Located south of St Andrews, Anstruther is the largest in a string of pretty, old-fashioned fishing villages along the stretch of Fife coast known as the East Neuk.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: St Andrews Cathedral, St. Andrews Cathedral The Pends, St. Andrews KY16 9QL Scotland

Explore the remains of Scotland’s largest and most magnificent medieval church. Even in its ruinous state, the cathedral remains a prominent landmark highly visible from the sea.

• Find out how the cathedral dominated Scottish religion until 1560, as headquarters of the medieval Scottish Church
• Marvel at its scale – the cathedral was the seat of Scotland’s leading bishops (and, from 1472, archbishops)
• Learn about the site used for worship since at least the 700s, when St Andrew’s relics are said to have been brought here
• Get up close to Scotland’s most complete and imposing enclosure walls, encircling the cathedral precinct
• View early and later medieval sculpture and other relics found on the site in the cathedral museum
• Climb to the top of the 33m tall St Rule’s Tower for spectacular views across St Andrews and Fife

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: St Andrews Castle, St. Andrews Castle The Scores, St. Andrews KY16 9AR Scotland

Explore a castle caught in the Protestant Reformation struggle for hearts and minds. St Andrews Castle was a bishop’s palace, a fortress and a state prison during its 450-year history.

• Descend into the castle’s unique underground mine and countermine to get a sense of medieval siege warfare
• Peer into the bottle dungeon – one of medieval Britain’s most infamous castle prisons
• Marvel at the Hamilton Façade, an impressive frontage that reflects the wealth and taste of its builder

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: St Andrews Links, Pilmour House, St. Andrews KY16 9SF Scotland

See the oldest golf course in the world and commonly known as 'The Home of Golf'.

Golf was becoming increasingly popular in Scotland until James II of Scotland banned the game in 1457 because he felt that young men were playing too much golf instead of practicing their archery. The ban was upheld by James III, and remained in force until 1502, when James IV became a golfer himself and removed the ban.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: University of St Andrews, St. Andrews KY16 9AJ Scotland

See the third-oldest university in the United Kingdom and English-speaking world in general.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Falkland Palace & Garden, 11 miles north of Kirkcaldy, Falkland KY15 7BY Scotland

Falkland is a picturesque town in Fife, famous for its royal palace. This royal dwelling was once the country residence of the Stewart kings and queens as they hunted deer and wild boar in the forests of Fife. Falkland Palace is home to the world’s oldest tennis court completed in 1539 and enjoyed by James IV, his son James V and their royal guests – is still in use today.

Duration: 1 hour
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Important Information
Departure Point
1 Charlotte Square, Edinburgh EH2 4DR, UK

Traveler pickup is offered
Tour starts at 9:00 am

Can pick up from any hotel in Edinburgh
Departure Time
9:00 AM
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Driver as a guide
  • Bottled water
  • Admission fees
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - St Andrews Cathedral
  • Entry/Admission - St Andrews Castle
  • Entry/Admission - St Andrews Links
  • Entry/Admission - Falkland Palace & Garden
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infant seats available
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


Key Details
  • Duration: 9h
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  • Languages Offered: English, Russian
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