Day trip

From Edinburgh: St Andrews & Fishing Villages of Fife Tour

Activity provider: Timberbush Tours

From Edinburgh: St Andrews & Fishing Villages of Fife Tour

Activity provider: Timberbush Tours

From US$ 60.63 per person

Discover the fishing villages of the "Kingdom of Fife" on this day trip from Edinburgh and enjoy plenty of free time to explore Scotland's home of golf, the ancient town of St. Andrews.

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Duration 9 hours
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  • Cross the iconic Forth Bridge into Fife, beginning your adventure!
  • Pass through the scenic former thriving fishing centres of Crail and St Monan's
  • Explore the medieval town of St Andrews - where Prince William met Kate
  • Enjoy lunch and refreshments surrounded by ancient buildings and cobbled streets
Full description

Travel through the historic country of Fife on this day trip from Edinburgh aboard an airconditioned bus. Dive into sights that you see along the way with live commentary. Stop in the charming towns of Anstruther, St. Andrews, and South Queensferry.

Leave Edinburgh and admire views of the iconic Forth Rail Bridge as you cross the Firth of Forth, and enter into the ancient “Kingdom of Fife.” Pass through Aberdour before continuing into the East Neuk of Fife. 

Take in the views as you pass thorugh the picturesque villages of St. Monans and Pittenween, which were once thriving fishing. Reach the town of Anstruther, the home of the Scottish Fisheries Museum, where the bus will make a stop. 

Leaving Anstruther, journey through Crail and then arrive in the beautiful medieval town of St. Andrews in time for lunch. Have free time to walk around the town which is famous as the home of golf and has the best-known golf course in the world.

Spend your three-hours of free time purchasing lunch, walking down cobbled streets, seeing the ruins of the cathedral and castle, or visiting Scotland’s oldest university, where Prince William met Kate Middleton.

Heading homewards, travel across the Lomond hills, descending to Loch Leven (where Mary Queen of Scot was imprisoned). Make a brief stop to admire magnificent views of the Forth Bridges in South Queensferry before returning to Edinburgh.

  • Travel on a modern, comfortable coach
  • Live commentary from your expert driver-guide
  • Meals and drinks
  • Entry to attractions
Not suitable for
  • Children under 4 years

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Meeting point

You can find the Edinburgh departure and return point outside the green Ensign Ewart pub, at 521-523 Lawnmarket, Edinburgh, EH1 2PE. There is currently a shortage of taxis and private hire cabs in Edinburgh, which may make it harder to get to the departure point if you're thinking of using a taxi. It is strongly recommended that you allow for more time to reach the departure point in the morning and look into public transport options as a backup.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Pets (assistance dogs allowed)

Know before you go

  • This tour departs in all weather, so don't forget your umbrella
  • Unfortunately due to health and safety concerns St. Andrews Castle & Cathedral are currently partially closed.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 283 reviews

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brilliant tour, stop of at a seaside place for refreshments then onto st andrews where you can explore for 3 hours! then on the way back to edinburgh stop of at falkland a scottish village. i cant remember the name of the tour guide, but he was very friendly told us lots of info and answered all our questions

November 9, 2022

Our guide was great and the places were beautiful. I highly recommend. From Edinburgh it is easily accessible, not heavy to do in a day. The villages are a gem, a marvel for the eyes and the drivers are always exceptional, friendly and prepared. I will choose them again for future tours.

November 6, 2022

excellent daily tour! it was so much fun, the villages were absolutely beautiful, you have the chance to see different picturesque of Scotland, and we had enough time to explore those places. Small bus of 16 passengers, and the driver (Graham) was professional, pleasant, and gave many useful and interesting info during the trip.

August 30, 2022

Product ID: 12658