Edinburgh Shore Excursion: Private Day Trip to St Andrews and Fife

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Edinburgh Shore Excursion: Private Day Trip to St Andrews and Fife information and booking

8 hours 30 minutes
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Edinburgh Port
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Visit the home of golf – St Andrews – and the fishing village of Fife on a private shore excursion from the Edinburgh port. As you explore with your private tour guide, you are sure to make the most of your time in port and have a memorable, personal experience. Cross the Forth Road Bridge, pass by the village of Crail, visit the home of Scotland’s oldest university (600 years old!) and see Falkland Palace.

When your ship arrives in the port of Edinburgh, your private guide will be waiting to take you to some of the most picturesque places on the Scottish coast, including St Andrews and Fife. Head north and cross the famous Forth Road Bridge to enter the Kingdom of Fife -- an isolated peninsula surrounded by the waters of the Firth of Forth, the Firth of Tay and the North Sea. Discover the area known as East Neuk, with its small fishing villages that were once a paradise for smugglers.

Your private shore excursion continues past the charming village of Crail as you travel to the medieval town of St Andrews, the capital of the Scottish Church for almost 1,000 years and home to the oldest university in Scotland (600 years), attended by Prince William. You'll enjoy free time to have lunch (own expense) and to explore St Andrews, known as the home of golf, on your own.

From St Andrews, take a pleasant drive through central Fife to Falkland. Falkland Palace dominates this old village, and was one of the main residences of the old royal family of Scotland. Returning to the Edinburgh port, you will cross the Lomond Hills and pass Loch Leven, where Mary Queen of Scots was imprisoned.

This shore excursion is flexible and able to be personalized, depending on weather and other conditions. If you’d like to adjust the itinerary a bit, you may tell your driver/guide on the day of your tour.

Worry-free Shore Excursion:

We will ensure your timely return to the Edinburgh port for this activity. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.

What's included

  • Worry-free shore excursion guarantee
  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Private driver/guide
  • Discount card offering discounts off local restaurants, shopping and attractions
  • Transportation by modern mercedes minvan with air conditioning (maximum 16 people)

What isn't included

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Entrance fees