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The Old Course, the world's most famous golf links, has a striking seaside location at the western end of town – it's a thrilling experience to stroll the hallowed turf. Nearby is magnificent West Sands beach, made famous by the film Chariots of Fire.

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St Andrews and Fife Small Group Day Trip from Edinburgh

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Forth Bridge, North Queensferry, Fife, ScotlandYou travel over the Queensferry Crossing, and get a great view of one of Scotland's greatest man-made landmarks, the Forth Rail Bridge.Duration: 10 minutesStop At: Anstruther Harbour, Anstruther, Fife, ScotlandStop in the traditional fishing village of Anstruther (known as 'Ainster' locally), where you can check out the old cobbled streets and take a walk along the seafront to the harbour.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: St Andrews LinksFree time in St. Andrews to visit the sites that interest you most.St. Andrews Cathedral - This ruined cathedral was once one of Scotland’s most magnificent buildings.St Andrews Old Town - Immerse yourself in 1,000 years of history as you explore the winding streets and ancient castle.The Old Course - Golf was so popular in Scotland, it was banned in the 15th century. And nowhere was it more popular than in St Andrews, ‘the Home of Golf’.Duration: 3 hoursStop At: Falkland Palace & Garden, Falkland, Fife, ScotlandAfter St Andrews, we take a pleasant drive through the rolling countryside of central Fife to Falkland. Falkland Palace dominates this old village, and was one of the main residences of the old Royal family of Scotland, the Stewarts (Stuarts). Aside from the palace the village is simply one of the most beautiful in Scotland with an array of old cottages and narrow winding streets.Duration: 1 hour

$618.32 Day Trips & Excursions

St Andrews, Dunfermline, and Fife Private Tour from Edinburgh

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: St Andrews Links, St. Andrews, Fife, ScotlandThe "Old" Course, Scotlands oldest University,Cathedral & Castle ruinsDuration: 2 hoursStop At: Dunfermline Abbey and Palace, Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland12th Century Abbey church and Royal Palace ruinsDuration: 1 hourStop At: Forth Bridge, North Queensferry, Fife, ScotlandScotlands famous Rail BridgeDuration: 30 minutesPass By: St Andrews West Sands Beach, St. Andrews, Fife, ScotlandThe site for Chariots of FireStop At: Anstruther Harbour, Anstruther, Fife, ScotlandA truly lovely fishing villageDuration: 1 hour

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Saint Andrews Shore Excursion from South Queensferry

The coach will leave the port at 09:00am, and travel first to Kingsbarns Distillery for a private tour and tasting of these fine local spirits. for those who don't drink there will be time to enjoy a coffee in the distilleries coffee shop and take in the lovely view out over the North Sea.We will arrive in to St Andrews at a touch after 12 noon, where you will have free time to visit the Cathedral ruins, maybe the Castle ruins, and have lunch in one of the many cafes or pubs.You may fancy popping in to the Old Cheese Shop, or the Chocolate Shop which are both just across the road from the coach pick up pointAt 2pm there will be a one hour walking tour on the OLD COURSE for those eager to walk the hollowed fairways. This will take in a few holes, with time to take that all important photo on the Swilcan Bridge.The golf shops are also nearby as is the British Golf Museum, so again free time will be given before we rejoin the coach at 3:45pm, for the trip back to the ship.

$51.75 Day Trips & Excursions

St Andrews, Falkland and Fife Villages Tour from Edinburgh

Your day begins in the core of Edinburgh’s old town. From our central departure point we’ll take you through Edinburgh: you’ll gain insight into our capital city’s past before heading towards the Forth Road Bridge to take photographs of this UNESCO World Heritage Site. We’ll then cross over the engineering masterpiece into the Kingdom of Fife. We’ll stop in the pretty fishing villages of Crail and Anstruther, where you can get some wonderful images of the quaint buildings. Next we’ll head to St Andrews; your driver-guide will give you an introduction to this fantastic coastal resort, pointing out the beaches, golf course, castle, cathedral and other highlights of the town. Then you’ll have ample time to explore for yourself. Onwards to Falkland and time to explore the village, used as Inverness in the Outlander series. There will be an option to visit the palace. We’ll then return to Edinburgh via the stunning Falkland Palace and Gardens (own expense), home to the oldest tennis courts in the world! This partially restored Renaissance palace, once home of many Scottish Kings, is the perfect place finish your afternoon in Fife.

$61.04 Day Trips & Excursions

St. Andrews Full-Day Tour from Edinburgh

Leave Edinburgh and travel northwest to South Queensferry for a photo stop underneath the imposing Forth Bridge, one of Scotland’s most impressive man-made landmarks. A feat of innovative 19th-century engineering, the bridge was designed to support two railway tracks some 150 feet (46 meters) above the Firth of Forth estuary.Cross the water and travel further north into the region known as the Kingdom of Fife, an area where peaceful countryside is etched alongside stretches of sandy coastline and fishing villages. We then make a stop in the picturesque town of Falkland, used in the filming of Outlander.After roughly two hours on the road, arrive in St Andrews, the capital of Fife and a city at the forefront of Scottish history. Home to Scotland’s oldest university – where Prince William famously studied and met Kate Middleton – the city is also known for its golfing associations and statuesque architecture. Hear of St Andrews’ prestige as a world-class golfing destination and get tips from your guide for all the must-see sights. Whilst in St. Andrews you will have a chance to join a free guided walking tour conducted by your tour guideHop off your coach and spend the afternoon at leisure, perhaps visiting the ruins of St Andrews Castle or strolling around the city’s cathedral - a site of worship since at least the 700s. If the weather is good, scout out one of the glorious city beaches such as West Sands, or amble around the magnificent St Andrews Botanic Gardens. All entrance fees and meals are at your own expense.Meet your guide at a prearranged time and, after trying a locally made ice cream (own expense), return to your coach for the journey south. Your day trip then finishes with a drop-off in central Edinburgh.

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St Andrews and The Kingdom of Fife Day Tour from Edinburgh

Departing Edinburgh the tour will journey to South Queensferry to view the magnificent Forth Road and Rail Bridge where we can enjoy a photo stop and take time to enjoy these impressive structures.Once the tour crosses the Forth Road Bridge we are in The Kingdom of Fife where we enjoy a stop at Dunfermline Abbey where the tomb of Robert the Bruce lies.We continue in Fife, traveling past the beautiful East Coast and through charming villages. At our next stop in Anstruther you will have the opportunity to try the best fish and chips in Scotland.Our highlight of the day will be the time we have to enjoy in St Andrews, the home of golf, filled with history and beautiful coastline scenery.You could spend time at the beach, the golf museum or St Andrews University where Prince William met Kate Middleton. With approximately 2 hours in St Andrews you can enjoy this beautiful and historic town.Our final stop of the day is to stretch your legs and take some photos of the beautiful village of Falkland, nestled between the two Lomond Hills in the Howe of Fife. Fans of "Outlander" will recognise Falkland as the Stand in for Inverness where Claire and Frank honeymoon. Includes several shops and locations from the programme including the fountain Jamie stands at and stares in Claire’s windowYour journey back to Edinburgh will let you enjoy scenic Fife.