St Andrews & The Fishing Villages of Fife from Edinburgh

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St Andrews and the Villages of Fife

From $58.35

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Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 8 hours 45 minutes
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Explore St. Andrews and the Villages of Fife on this day trip from Edinburgh. Admire fine views over the Forth Rail Bridge from South Queensferry en route into the Kingdom of Fife. Discover pretty coastal villages, then visit Anstruther with a guide. Perhaps visit St. Andrews’ castle and cathedral ruins, stroll along the harbor, or soak up the sunshine at your leisure. Afterward, travel through the Lomond Hills and past Loch Leven on route back to Edinburgh.
  • Gaze over the mighty Forth Rail Bridge from South Queensferry
  • Visit peaceful coastal villages of Fife including Anstruther
  • Enjoy free time to explore St. Andrews at your leisure
  • Travel through the Lomond Hills and along Loch Leven’s shoreline

What's Included

  • Driver/guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Attraction Tickets

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • 521-523 Lawnmarket
    521-523 Lawnmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2PE, UK

Start time

09:00 AM

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Aberdour (Pass By)

Anstruther Harbour

45 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

St. Andrews

3 hours Admission Ticket Free


15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

South Queensferry

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Minimum age is 4 years old.
  • Collapsible wheelchairs with removable wheels can be accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them board and disembark.
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or a full refund.
  • Unfortunately due to health and safety concerns St. Andrews Castle & Cathedral are currently partially closed.
  • Digital translations in English, German, French, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Russian & Mandarin available on request.
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately.
  • Please arrive a minimum of 15 minutes before your tour's departure time.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 53 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Featured review
Our tour guide, Donald, was wonderful and very knowledgeable. The initial support personnel responsible for loading the buses communicated well and did an excellent job. The bus was clean and the trip went smoothly. We would recommend this tour to anyone.


257 reviews
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No compassion
Sydney_G, Sep 2023
My wife became violently ill minutes before the tour left the meeting point. I told the tour manager we could not make the tour and we were leaving to get my wife medical treatment. I requested a refund from viator and they refused. The company’s customer care was far from compassionate. Buyer be ware.
Lovely tour
Mark_H, Sep 2023
St. Andrews was a wonderful town with so much history and so much beauty. The drive along the coast was beautiful. I would definitely recommend this tour.
Response from Host, Sep 2023
Dear Mark_H, Thank you for sharing your feedback on the St Andrews & The Fishing Villages of Fife from Edinburgh. St Andrews is a wonderful town, we're glad you enjoyed your day on tour with us and the drive along the coast. We hope to welcome you on tour with us again soon. Best wishes, Jodie
Great afternoon
Michael_K, Sep 2023
Watching our golfing friend eyes when she walked on the greens. We also enjoyed walking along the beach.
Loved St. Andrews
Ruthann_G, Sep 2023
Had a good amount of time to walk around St. Andrews, an item that my husband can now check off of his bucket list. The first stop at the fishing village was a nice start. Commentary on the bus was interesting and not too much. The only thing costing a star is that the USB charger did not work.
Nice places to visit
Andrea_A, Sep 2023
St. Andrews is a beautiful place to visit and I loved walking along the beach there. I also appreciated visiting Falkland, although we couldn’t visit the palace there. The group of about 53 persons was just too big, I didn’t like that - we had to wait for some people and everything took mire time than with a small group.
Dreams Do Come True
Jennifer_M, Sep 2023
Graeme was a perfect guide. Seeing St. Andrews was a dream come true and stopping in the fishing village was an extra!!
Fabulous! Do it
Brett_N, Sep 2023
Martty was fabulous. Provided great insights and some terrific singing as well. Highly recommend the trip and the Criterion pub in St Andrew’s.
Nice trip!
Skyelar_C, Sep 2023
This trip was great! We stopped at a cute fishing marina in Anstruther and got to spend our time in St Andrews however we wanted; I chose to visit the Cathedral, the Castle, and an adorable bookstore! It was super fun!
Great tour and great guide
Elizabeth_E, Sep 2023
Our tour guide, Donald, was wonderful and very knowledgeable. The initial support personnel responsible for loading the buses communicated well and did an excellent job. The bus was clean and the trip went smoothly. We would recommend this tour to anyone.
Beyond expectations..
Jay_L, Sep 2023
Great and interesting experience. Our guide was very knowledgeable in local history and customs Would recommend to anyone visiting St Andrews as a golf or history enthusiast.
Not a mini-bus
JackinAtlanta_R, Sep 2023
We understood from the advertisement it would be a mini bus not a 47 passenger large bus. The visibility from the the interior of the bus was poor except for a few. We preferred less congestion.
Response from Host, Sep 2023
Dear JackinAtlanta_R, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us. I am not sure why there was a misunderstanding about this as we do not advertise our tour as a "small group" tour. I do hope you enjoyed seeing more of our beautiful Scotland regardless. Kind regards, Aleix
St Andrews Trip Experience
eendro, Sep 2023
It was a memorable day trip, Donald the guide was quite learned, had elaborate stories to share about the queen and the kingdom, loved his subtle hum our when he exchanged the same. Fascinating experience and highly recommend.
Terrible customer service.
Heather_W, Sep 2023
There weren't any. The course was closed due to a tournament so we weren't allowed on it. Nobody told us prior to leaving. We would have moved to a different day.
Response from Host, Sep 2023
Hi Heather_W, Thank you for sharing your feedback. Although our tours does take passengers to St Andrews, this is not a tour that includes a visit to the golf course. I'm sorry to hear that it was closed on your date of travel, however this is not something we look out for as it is not part of our itinerary. I hope you enjoyed seeing St Andrews and enjoyed the rest of the tour. Best Wishes, Jodie
Wonderful experience!
Virginia_V, Aug 2023
We loved it all. Our driver was informative and had a great sense of humor. The photo stops were a really nice extra.
Sulay_O, Aug 2023
Apart from the beauty of the countryside and St Andrews itself, our driver’s (Martin) informational chat and commentaries made a huge difference.
A great trip for a day
Mary_R, Aug 2023
Corny jokes the driver shared with us. His delightful son. My grandsons and I loved St. Andrews. The drive was relaxing and scenery beautiful.
Response from Host, Aug 2023
Hi there, thank you for your review. I'm happy to hear that enjoyed our tour to St. Andrews and the Fishing Villages of Fife and enjoyed our driver-guide's commentary and jokes. The coastal area of Scotland is very scenic and full of history, so I'm glad you enjoyed it and hopefully we will see you again soon! All the best, Kat
Historical and easy to navigate on foot.
Mary_A, Aug 2023
So much history provided by the driver. St Andrew’s itself is easy to navigate on foot. Clean safe and friendly city.
St Andrews and stops in between.
Robert_N, Aug 2023
Very well done day trip. Saw some beautiful places and our tour guide was a lot of fun. Would definitely recommend.
Beautiful ride to St. Andrew through fishing villages
Diane_N, Aug 2023
Enjoyed having time for yes in small fishing villages, never felt rushed. St Andrés is great easy to get around
Excellent tour of Fife and St Andrews
Bob_J, Aug 2023
Excellent tour hosted by our driver Eric. Despite the showery weather for much of the morning, Eric kept us entertained and well informed. He’s a careful and considerate driver, and very knowledgeable. Recommended

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