St Andrews & Kingdom of Fife private tour from Edinburgh2022-11-15T14:49:14+00:00

The Kingdom of Fife is a beautiful rural area across the Forth Bridges North of Edinburgh. Picturesque fishing villages on the East Neuk lead to the world-famous home of golf at St Andrews. Explore the Royal and Ancient Golf Club, University, ruined Cathedral and Castle in this fascinating small town.

Each private tour is conducted in our premium Mercedes minivans, ensuring your comfort as we venture along the narrow back roads of Scotland.

Your knowledgable kilt-wearing private tour guide will tell you the stories and show you the sights on this tour. We offer flexibility and your time inside and outside the vehicle is up to you.

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  • Lunch (we can recommend a place)
  • Entrance into attractions & sites
  • Gratuities (optional)

The Forth Bridges
Upon departure from your accommodation or meeting point we leave Edinburgh and cross the Forth bridges at Queensferry. The famous cantilever designed Forth Rail Bridge, opened in 1890 can be seen spanning the river next to the 1964 road bridge, now replaced by the 2017 Queensferry Crossing.

The East Neuk
We follow the Fife coastal route through Lundin Links as we start exploring the picturesque East Neuk of Fife. This sleepy agricultural peninsula offers stunning views from the coastal road as we pass through the fishing villages of Pittenweem, Anstruther and Crail. These towns are full of character with old fishing boats, cobbled winding streets and cottages lining the harbour.

St Andrews
As we travel further north we start to see the outline of the town town of St Andrews. There has been a settlement at St Andrews since the 6th Century and the town has been a key part of Scotland’s Religious, Educational and cultural development.

The Home of Golf
St Andrews is known as the home of golf and is a pilgrimage for golfers from across the world. No visit is complete without seeing the famous fairway on the Royal And Ancient Golf Club Of St Andrews before driving across the green (between golfers!) and taking a photo at the Swilcan Bridge with the clubhouse in the background.

St Andrews Castle
This important 13th century medieval castle offers a fascinating history and is worth a visit during our time in the town. Situated on The Scores, St Andrews Castle was ruined a number of times in the Scottish Wars of Independence, was a prison and was held under siege in 1546 as part of the Scottish Reformation. Despite additional fortification being added to the castle, a fleet of French ships ended the siege with heavy artillery bombardment in 1574. There are many interesting parts of the castle to explore including siege tunnels rediscovered in the 19th century and a Bottle Dungeon, so called after its narrow neck and large inescapable body.

St Andrews Cathedral
Constructed from 1160 by Bishop Arnold, the medieval Cathedral once dominated St Andrews. The largest Cathedral in Scotland and one of the largest in Europe it was the seat of the Church of Scotland and visited by many pilgrims from across Europe. Today the cathedral lays in ruin, a victim initially of the Reformation in Scotland in 1599 and subsequent decay and sacking for building materials. No visit is complete without climbing 33 meters to the top of St Rules Tower to admire the views for miles around.

Falkland Palace
Having completed our trip to St Andrews we venture west to stop at Falkland Palace, a 13th century hunting lodge which was the resting site of King James V. His body lay in the chapel at Falkland Palace for almost a month before being carried to Holyrood in Edinburgh.

The Palace also has one of the oldest tennis courts in the world where Mary Queen of Scots once played. Falkland village has been made famous in recent years because of filming of TV series Outlander.


Each tour we operate is unique and designed to your requirements. Here is an example of this tour’s route…

November 20, 2019 3:29 pm
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  • Speed 33 mph
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These are some of the frequently asked questions about our St Andrews & Kingdom of Fife private tour from Edinburgh, however if you have a specific question please contact us

Can I customise the tour?2022-11-15T14:41:55+00:00

Yes, we can customise any itinerary. We’ll email you shortly after booking to ask if you have any customisation requests and suggest additions you may wish to make.

Can the tour start at the airport / cruise port2022-11-15T14:41:55+00:00

Yes, we regularly pick up guests from the airport or cruise port. Read more about shore excursions from cruise ships

Do I need to bring anything with me?2022-11-15T14:45:22+00:00

We recommend bringing a jacket (even if the forecast is good!) and comfortable shoes. We’ll provide everything else including umbrellas, binoculars refreshments and a wee treat or two!

Do you provide car seats for children?2022-11-15T14:41:55+00:00

Yes, by law children under 135cm (4.4 foot) must travel in a booster seat. We can also provide baby seats. Please advise us if you need this.

How do I pay for the tour2022-11-15T14:42:58+00:00

When you book you pay a 20% deposit. The final payment is due on the date of departure and is taken from your card automatically. We don’t accept cash for your tour payment.

I need to change my tour date2022-11-15T14:41:55+00:00

No problem, as long as we have availability we can change the tour date. The deposit is transferable to your new date

What about ‘comfort stops’2022-11-15T14:41:55+00:00

There are plenty of toilet opportunities! Each of our tours is designed to have regular breaks and tour guide can accommodate most requests for bathroom stops.

What about lunch on tour2022-11-15T14:41:55+00:00

Scotland is full of amazing places to eat and we’ll recommend stops that champion the best in Scottish quality and make the most of your time.

What is the maximum number of guests2022-11-15T14:41:56+00:00

We have two versions of our minivan; either 6 or 7 passengers. Find out more about our premium minivans

Where do I meet the tour2022-11-15T14:41:56+00:00

We pick you up from your hotel or accommodation. In some instances parking in the city centre is restricted so there might be a short walk to your vehicle, but your guide will walk with you to the vehicle.



We are passionate, professional and full of personality. Let us share our knowledge of Scotland


We’ll collect & return you at the start and end of the tour


`Chilled, premium still and sparkling Scottish water is provided


Our minivans offer luxury interiors and excellent legroom for up to 7 guests and their bags


Stay connected to friends and family on tour with unlimited super-fast wifi


  • Thomas W

    Guide picked us up and dropped us off on time (very important since we were coming from a cruise ship) and was very friendly and knowledgeable. Drove us to all the key points of interest, and the van was very clean and comfortable. Communication from [...]

    Published On: October, 2023
  • T Miller

    From the moment Sandy picked us up, we knew we were in for a wonderful day trip experience around Edinburgh. His historical knowledge of the city and surrounding area is top notch! He tailored our day to take in some hidden gems and provided us [...]

    Published On: October, 2023
  • Annemarie D

    We had so much fun with Andy! He was a pleasure to spend an afternoon with. We visited Rosslyn Chapel and some other places that were in keeping with our interests, like the oldest pub in Scotland (I know, many make the claim, but I'm [...]

    Published On: September, 2023
  • Mary Carol S

    Fantastic day with Michael! Great views of Loch Lamond. A nice hike and lunch there as well. Michael was really informative about Sterling Castle and all of Glasgow. I would highly recommend this tour and Michael.

    Published On: September, 2023
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