St Andrews, Falkland Palace and fishing villages tour
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St Andrews, Falkland Palace and fishing villages tour

Free cancellation
Language: English
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 9 hours
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • 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 sanitised 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
    Reduced price
    • Children (age 3-15)
    • Seniors (age 65+)
    • Students (with valid ID)
    Where

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

    Meeting point:

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

    What to remember
    • 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
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    When
    • Please refer to the calendar for updated starting times and availability
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    Provider
    Highland Experience Tours
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 3 days before the experience begins. If you cancel up to 2 days before, you can still receive a 50% refund.

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