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Itinerary
This small-group day trip to St Andrews starts in central Edinburgh, where you’re picked up in the personalized comfort of a Mercedes van. Your guide narrates and makes plenty of stops, allowing for more intimate knowledge at each Scotland destination.
Traversing the Forth Road Bridge over the Firth of Forth, you’re treated to views of the Forth Rail Bridge, a cantilever railway bridge and UNESCO World Heritage site. Enter the peninsular Kingdom of Fife, surrounded by the Firth of Tay and the North Sea, and listen to anecdotes about the photogenic coastal villages of East Neuk. 
Make a stop in the harbor-side town of Anstruther before descending upon St Andrews, a medieval town and 1,000-year-old capital of the Scottish Church. You have free time to stroll around the University of St Andrews — attended by Prince William and the country’s oldest university — and see where golf is played at the Old Course. 
Use your complimentary discount card her at local restaurants, shopping and attractions.
On the return drive to Edinburgh, head to Falkland, a village dominated by the imposing Falkland Palace once belonging to Scotland’s royal family. You’ll cross the Lomond Hills and see where Mary Queen of Scots was imprisoned at Loch Leven.
Winner of the Inaugural Scottish Thistle Award for Sustainable Tourism, October 2007.
Locations visited
Inverness Cathedral
Forth Bridge
St Andrews West Sands Beach
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Overview
Travel from Edinburgh to St Andrews and Fife on this day trip from Edinburgh. You’ll cross the Forth Road Bridge into the Kingdom of Fife where you’ll the pass by coastal villages of East Neuk. Then pay homage to the town of St Andrews, home to Scotland's oldest university and the Old Course where golf is routinely played. Driving in a Mercedes van, you’ll view Falkland and the Lomond Hills. Enjoy a small-group tour, limited to 16 people, for a memorable and personalized experience.
Highlights
  • Full-day small group tour to St Andrews and Fife by minivan
  • Cross the Forth Road Bridge
  • Fishing villages of East Neuk
  • Plenty of time in St Andrews, home of golf and Scotland's oldest university
  • Falkland Palace
  • Small group tour with a maximum of 16 people
  • Enjoy privileged, personalized attention from your driver/guide on this small group tour
  • Comfortable Mercedes minivan
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Great Day!

We took the day trip to St Andrews today, and it was fantastic. In total, we were gone 9 hours, but only spent 2.5 hours in St Andrews. The should find a way to spend more time there, possibly putting out the Falkland (45min). .a...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago
Bucket List visit to St. Andrews

Seeing the Old Course at St. Andrews during the July Senior Open was one of the major highlights of my Scotland-Ireland-Amsterdam summer vacation with wife Holly and three other couples. David, our tour guide, offered historical insights, humor, and personal anecdotes during this day trip...More

Thank Garry G
Rabbie's, Public Relations Manager at Rabbie's, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Garry, It's so lovely to hear that David helped you tick this off your bucket list, it sounds like wonderful and memorable day! Thanks so much for taking the time to share your thoughts, All the best, Aimee

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Enjoyable trip to St. Andrews

With Ally as our driver and guide we had a very enjoyable and interesting trip. He would combine history and native stories with funny remarks that made the trip seem short. Thank you Ally.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Be ready to be cramped

The good news - Jodie, the trip leader for this particular day trip, was outstanding. Since Rabbie's runs several departures of this trip on the same day, insist that Jodie be the one leading your trip. And the places visited -- St. Andrews and the...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago
The tour is great because the guide allows you to pursue whatever you want to do.

In St Andrews, we went to the Castle and priory. Others did their own thing. Roland was a very good guide with lots of good stories. I would recommend this trip.

Thank Steve K
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Jazzystuff
2 July 2018|
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Response from Ade_FGH | Reviewed this property |
The stop in StAndrews was 3 hours. Drop off and pick up point is right at old golf course. Don't know aboyt the opening hours at shop.
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lisamc275
6 June 2018|
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Response from Dominika D | Reviewed this property |
I think the second one will be better; I checked time of the photos I tooked there and they are between 12:30pm and 3pm. But it was in February, I think you should write to the Rabbie's just to be sure :)
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