As an alternative to Edinburgh, this tour crosses over the Firth of Forth to the lesser-visited but equally stunning region of Fife. The first part of the tour is spent in St Andrews, where golf lovers can explore The British Golf Museum and watch the action at The Old Course. For those who are not golf fans, you can instead take our historic walking tour, and keep an eye out for Britain’s favourite royal couple, “Will and Kate”!
Other tour highlights include Falkland (of Outlander fame) and the Royal Burgh of Dunfermline, where you will have the choice of exploring Dunfermline Abbey and Palace or visiting the humble birthplace of Andrew Carnegie.
1. South Queensferry Your driver and guide will meet you at the port gates in South Queensferry, and will show you onto our comfortable coach 2. St AndrewsOur first stop is the pretty coastal town of St Andrews. With its sandy beaches, medieval street plan, cathedral and castle, you will find plenty to occupy you during our two hour stop here. First off, you can choose from two itineraries; Historic St Andrews – walking tour or The Home of Golf , as outlined below;
Historic St AndrewsAs a compact town dotted with historical buildings, what better way to explore it than on foot, with your highly knowledgeable WOW guide to accompany you of course! Our one hour walking tour starts at 12th Century St Andrews Cathedral, lets you see St Andrews Castle and finishes in the town centre, where you will have an hour to explore the town's many attractions by yourself. The Home of GolfSituated in an enviable position overlooking the The Old Course, you will visit the British Golf Museum, which offers a meticulous presentation of “the most comprehensive golf collection in Britain, and one of the finest in the world”. You can peruse the museum at your leisure, then you will have approximately one hour to visit and enjoy all things golf!3. FalklandAfter a scenic drive through the countryside we will arrive in Falkland. This charming village is situated at the foot of the Lomond Hills and was chosen to represent 1940s Inverness in the hit TV series of Outlander – fans will doubtless recognise the Bruce Fountain and Mrs Baird’s Guesthouse (the Covenanter Hotel), and even non-fans will not find it hard to imagine taking away the cars and being transported back in time! You will have approximately 45 minutes here.4. DunfermlineAt our next stop your will get off the beaten track to explore Dunfermline, the ancient capital of Scotland, and one of its most attractive and historically interesting towns. We will spend approximately one hour here and you again can select the option which appeals to you most, as outlined below;
Dunfermline Palace & AbbeyIf you enjoy visiting beautiful historic buildings, and doing so on a self-guided basis, this option visits two of “The Auld Grey Toun’s” most historic buildings and will definitely be the one for you. You will have approximately one hour to visit the Abbey and Palace.Andrew Carnegie Birthplace MuseumThe alternative option will be of particular interest to North Americans, as we visit The Andrew Carnegie Birthplace Museum. From his humble beginnings in Dunfermline in 1835, Andrew Carnegie went on to become the richest man in the world, and also the greatest philanthropist who ever lived.