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Dunfermline, St Andrews and Dundee: Day-Tour from Edinburgh

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Spend the day in Fife, Dundee & Angus, and discover fascinating facts about Dunfermline, once the capital of Scotland. Enjoy the beauty of St Andrews with its ruined castle and cathedral, and get to know the modern city of Dundee.
About this activity
Duration 8 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Easy cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

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Experience

Highlights
  • Discover the stunning Dunfermline Abbey
  • Admire the impressive ruins of St Andrews cathedral and castle
  • Enjoy some free time and explore St Andrews
  • Fall in love with the modern city of Dundee
Full description
Spend a day exploring the best that Fife and the surrounding area has to offer with this fantastic guided tour. After meeting your guide, you will depart from Edinburgh towards your first port of call, Dunfermline Abbey, which has a special place in the nation’s heart. Take in the stunning Romanesque architecture as you learn about the great kings and queens of Scotland that are laid to rest here. 

You will then journey on to the magnificent town of St Andrews, where you can enjoy a gentle stroll around the town and visit the impressive ruins of its medieval cathedral and castle. Enjoy some free time around the town to discover its world-famous golf course or follow in the footsteps of royalty at Scotland's oldest university, where Prince William and Kate Middleton met. 

Travel northwards and once you have crossed the Tay Road Bridge you are finally in Dundee. Here you have the opportunity to visit the RRS Discovery at Discovery Point. In 1901 Captain Robert Falcon Scott set sail in the tall ship Discovery. As part of the epic voyage Scott and his men spent two long harsh winters frozen into the crushing Antarctic ice. Discovery returned home in 1904 to a hero's welcome and a place in maritime history. The exhibitions are a mix of state of the art audio visual and computer based multimedia, alongside displays of actual artifacts that belonged to Scott and the brave crew who sailed with him. Just next to the RSS Discovery, lays the newly opened V&A Dundee, Scotland’s first design museum, open from the 15th September 2018.

Start your homeward journey, passing through the historic city of Perth, Loch Leven and its fortress where Mary Queen of Scots spent some time back in the 1500's and just before entering Edinburgh you will view the three bridges that cross the Firth of Forth: the 19th Century Forth rail bridge is Scotland’s greatest piece of engineering, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site; the 20th century ‘Forth Road Bridge’; as well as the 21st century ‘Queensferry Crossing’ which opened in 2017. Three spectacular bridges, from three different centuries span the Firth of Forth, connecting the capital city and the Kingdom of Fife.

As you travel back to Edinburgh after an exhilarating day, finish your tour with a brief stop at South Queensferry, where you will view the three bridges that cross the Firth of Forth.
Includes
  • Experienced driver/ guide
  • Informative and entertaining commentary as you travel
  • International guide
  • Small group tour
What’s Not Included
  • Entrance fees to Dunfermline Abbey (£5 Adult), St Andrews Cathedral and Castle (£9 Adult) and RRS Discovery (£11.25 Adult)
  • Meals and drinks
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Children under 6 years
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Bus stand near West Register House, Charlotte Square, Edinburgh, EH2 4DR

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Important information
Please bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Rain gear
Know before you go
• Please note that the minimum age for this tour is 6 years and that children must be accompanied by an adult
• The tour is not wheelchair accessible as a small amount of walking is involved
• Please note that the stated tour duration is approximate, as the exact duration will depend on traffic conditions
• This tour operates in all weather conditions, so please dress appropriately
• Please note that minimum numbers apply to this tour and there is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In such an event, you will be offered an alternative or full refund