You leave Edinburgh and travel north to South Queensferry.
You travel over the Queensferry Crossing, and get a great view of one of Scotland's greatest man-made landmarks, the Forth Rail Bridge.
You then enter the Kingdom of Fife and stop 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.
From Anstruther, we continue north to the medieval town of St Andrews. St Andrew is the patron Saint of Scotland, and according to legend his remains were washed up on the Fife coast. St Andrews is also home to the third oldest university in Britain and a beautiful ruined castle perched on a cliff. You have around two and a half hours to explore this fascinating town.
After 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.
Leaving Falkland we return to Edinburgh, passing Loch Leven, where Mary Queen of Scots was imprisoned by her Protestant nobility.
And then we once again cross the Firth of Forth and return to the city centre.
Forth Bridges An incredible engineering feat. A gorgeous setting. And a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Anstruther Be charmed by the cobbled lanes and quaint buildings of this traditional fishing village.
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’.
Historic Village of Falkland This quaint town in the Kingdom of Fife boasts a beautiful palace and a serene setting.
18:00 - Edinburgh Bus Station Pick Up, Gate J and Gate K, inside Edinburgh Bus Station, St Andrew Square, Edinburgh, EH1 3DQ
COVID-19 - Important Information About Your Tour
We’re following government guidance and doing everything we can to ensure you enjoy a worry-free adventure. This means you need to be aware of a few things before you join your tour.
Our Safety Procedures
Your safety and wellbeing are our priority.
Government guidelines strongly recommend that you wear a mask on public transport and in crowded places. We encourage this on our tours and masks are available onboard our mini-coaches.
We also provide hand sanitiser onboard our mini-coaches.
Please reconsider your travel plans if you're feeling unwell.
We recommend checking the latest government guidance for your destination before you travel.
Important: Please be aware that some attractions and other venues may require visitors to wear a face mask.
Things have changed a little.
Castles, distilleries, and a few of our favourite places now require you to book ahead. This lets them comply with social distancing rules without getting in the way of your enjoyment. If you’re interested in visiting the attractions on your tour, you will find details on how to book them in advance on your ticket once you have purchased this tour.
For your optional St. Andrews Castle and St. Andrews Cathedral* tickets, please book in advance, using the link printed on your voucher.
*Due to safety inspection and possible maintenance work, St Andrews Cathedral is closed until further notice.