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St Andrews & Villages of Fife Day Tour from Edinburgh (TB)

This is a charming day tour with plenty of free time to enjoy and explore the ancient town of St. Andrews, Scotland's home of golf, as well as the surrounding fishing villages of the 'Kingdom of Fife'. Runs Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Sundays all year.

Tour Highlights

Aberdour, Anstruther, Pittenweem, Crail, St. Monans, St. Andrews, Loch Leven, South Queensferry, Forth Road & Rail Bridges.

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This tour operates on: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday

We leave Edinburgh, crossing the iconic Forth Bridge, into the ancient 'Kingdom of Fife'. We enjoy a photo stop at Aberdour before continuing into the East Neuk of Fife.

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We stop in the town of Anstruther, home of the Scottish Fisheries Museum, then we travel through the villages of Pittenweem, Crail and St. Monans, once thriving fishing centres which were made prosperous by trade with the Continent.

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We arrive in the beautiful medieval town of St. Andrews in time for lunch. Here you can enjoy a walk around the town, home to the oldest university in Scotland, celebrated Old Course golf course right on the beach, and famous University and Cathedral. Enjoy approximately three hours of free time to explore its medieval buildings and wonderful cobbled streets in the centre, and have lunch and refreshments.

St Andrews Cathedral

Heading homewards we travel across the Lomond hills, descending to Loch Leven (scene of Queen Mary Stuart’s imprisonment and escape) and on to the picturesque village of South Queensferry where we enjoy our final stop before returning to Edinburgh.

Forth Rail bridge


PLEASE NOTE: Prices shown are for transport and driver-guide only.


Entrance fees and meals.

The Little Details

  • Minimum Age: Age 5+
  • Min Age: 5 years
  • Tour Vehicle Type: Mini Coach
  • Months of Operation: January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, October, November, December, All Year
  • Duration of Tour: Full Day
  • Departure Point: Edinburgh
  • Departure Point: Green Ensign Ewart pub, at 521-523 Lawnmarket, Edinburgh, EH1 2PE
  • Departure Time: 09.00 (please arrive 15mins prior to departure time)
  • Expected return Time: 17.45
  • Duration of Tour: Full Day

Rates & Dates

  Standard Tour Ticket Discount Tour Ticket
Summer 2016 £39.00 £37.00

Prices are quoted per person and can vary from month to month. Above is the quoted average price.

Timberbush Tours offer a discount for children between 5 and 16 years, students (you must show your student card) and seniors (adults 60 years old and over).

Departure Days: Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday ALL YEAR.

Booking Notes

  • Prices are quoted per person per tour
  • PLEASE NOTE: Prices shown are for transport and driver-guide only.
  • Reduced Discount prices are offered to persons over the age of 60, students and children under the age of 16
  • Children under 5 cannot be carried on the tour.
  • This tour only operates on certain days of the week
  • Any booking is subject to our Booking Terms.

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Some Places We Will Visit

  • East Neuk

    Beautiful and windswept south east coast of Fife populated by charming fishing villages that look over the North Sea and are popular holiday haunts in the summer and are quiet and sea blown through the northern winter.

  • Anstruther

    Known locally as Anster (pronounced enster), this is the largest of the East Neuk villages in Fife. 

  • Crail

    Three miles northeast of Anstruther and 10 miles from St Andrews is the most ancient and picturesque of all Fife's Royal Burghs. Crail was once the largest fish market in Europe and for centuries its ships returned from the Low Countries and Scandinavia laden with cargo. Today you're more likely to see tourists than fishermen, but you can still buy fresh lobster and shellfish here.

  • Pittenweem

    This is the home of the East Neuk fishing fleet with a thriving fish market and harbour crammed with fishing boats.

  • St Monans

    Visitor's guide to St Monans, a village in the East Neuk (corner) of Fife that is named after Saint Monan. Situated west of Anstruther, this  village, is now a thriving tourist destination.

  • St Andrews

    St Andrews is not just about the golf, the place has a medieval charm with beautiful sights and also an ancient university where the rich and the famous study.

  • South Queensferry

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