Enjoy a full fun packed tour visiting both Edinburgh and the fabulous town of St Andrews in the Kingdom of Fife; We start with a tour around the City of Edinburgh and visit Edinburgh Castleand the Royal Mile. We then drive out of the City and head North across the Forth Bridges and through the Kingdom of Fife where you can experience the magical charm and beauty of the area. Our journey takes us through some lovely rich agricultural landscape, along small lanes and roads off the beaten track, where the large tour buses cannot go. Our next stop is the historic village of Falkland where you can stroll around the village and see the 15th Century Palace and country hunting estate of Mary, Queen of Scots. We then continue onto St Andrews, renowned as the home of golf in the world but also one of the most fascinating travel destinations. Originally St Andrews was the ecclesiastical centre of Scotland and to present day it is home to our oldest University celebrating 600 years old in 2013. Once there we'll show you all the main attractions in and around the town, the university and of course, the famous links golf courses. You'll have opportunity to walk around the town, the Old Course on the public footpath and have time for a bite to eat or refreshment at one of the establishments overlooking the famous Old Course etc. After lunch we return via the coastal route through some of the East Neuk fishing villages. We stop frequently on route to ensure you have good opportunity to absorb the magic.
This tour is a Full day excursion from Edinburgh area and ideal shore excursion for parties arriving by cruiseship at the Port of South Queensferry, Newhaven, Rosyth and Leith.
Suitable for most ages and abilities although please be aware Old Edinburgh is built on a hill and the City/castle were not designed for easy access so, may NOT be suitable for people with walking difficulties. Please check/advise in advance so we can adjust itinerary to suit.
Good footwear and warm weather resistant clothing is recommended
Tour Highlights: Tour of Old and New Edinburgh, visit Edinburgh Castle and the Royal Mile, Scenic drive through the Kingdom of Fife, see Forth Bridges, Loch Leven and the Lomond Hills Photo op in the historic village of Falkland, see Falkland Palace Tour of St Andrews and the famous links golf courses including the Old Course See St Andrews Castle and Cathedral Approx 1.5 hours for lunch/walkabout in St Andrews Visit the Coastal fishing villages of Anstuther and Pittenweem etc
Admission charges into attractions are extra: Edinburgh Castle approx £18/adult (pre-booking recommended) St Andrews Golf Museum approx £10/adult Castle and Cathedral approx £9/adult Kingsbarns Distillery approx £15/adult (pre-booking essential)