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Itinerary

Board your bus in central Edinburgh in the morning, then begin your full-day tour as you head across the Forth Rail Bridge into the Kingdom of Fife.

Along the way, pause to enjoy sweeping views over the Firth of Forth.Pass traditional Fife fishing and mining villages including St. Monans and Pittenweem, and stop in pretty Anstruther to explore the coastal town on foot. In the nearby village of Crail, gain insight into the role fishing plays in the local community.

In historic St. Andrews, enjoy lunch (own expense) and around three hours of free time to explore at your leisure. Stroll along medieval streets to the charming harbor, take in the sea air on a beach walk, and visit the castle or cathedral ruins.

En route back to Edinburgh, drive through the Lomond Hills and past natural attractions such as Loch Leven, then over the UNESCO-listed Forth Bridge. Your tour ends at your original departure point in central Edinburgh.

Locations visited
St Andrews Cathedral
St Andrews Castle
Forth Bridge
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Overview
St. Andrews, lying in a far corner of eastern Scotland, beckons with beautiful coastline and medieval history. On this full-day sightseeing tour from Edinburgh, take the scenic route to St. Andrews through traditional Fife towns including Anstruther, Pittenweem, and St. Monans. Travel in comfort by air-conditioned bus from central Edinburgh with your guide and enjoy beautiful views over coastal Scotland—with free time to explore at your leisure.
Highlights
  • Take the coastal route through St. Monans and Pittenweem with your guide
  • Enjoy free time to explore Anstruther and St. Andrews at your own pace
  • Capture lovely views across the Firth of Forth from the Forth Bridge
  • Convenient round-trip travel by air-conditioned bus from central Edinburgh
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Relaxed tour with great guide

The tour gives you the opportunity to explore the picturesque town of St. Andrews and to admire smaller villages along the coastline. The guide, though not Scottish and thus easier to understand ;), was fantastic, giving us a lot of interesting information and comments in...More

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Timberbush_Tours, Manager at Timberbush Tours Edinburgh - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to leave us feedback for your tour from Edinburgh. It's fantastic to hear you enjoyed exploring St Andrews and the East Coast of Scotland with us - I hope you managed to capture some great photos! I...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
Family golf dream, The British Open

Loved our trip with Marty as an extraordinary driver and guide dishing out a good amount of humor and an abundance of history as we traveled to St. Andrew and The Fishing Villages of Fife. Happily we recommend Timberbush Tours for future travelers.

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Timberbush_Tours, Digital Marketing Executive at Timberbush Tours Edinburgh - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Lorraine, We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed your trip to St Andrews with Marty and appreciated his humour and historical anecdotes Thank you so much for taking the time to provide some feedback and thank you for recommending us! Kind regards, Ruairi

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Excellent guide, enjoyable free time

Dom was friendly, educated and articulate. He shared many tidbits of Scotland's history without talking too much. He was easy to understand, and he made the day very pleasant. We enjoyed our free time in St. Andrews, and also the stops in Elie, Antstruther and...More

Thank Catherine K
Timberbush_Tours, Digital Marketing Executive at Timberbush Tours Edinburgh - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Catherine, Thank you for your review and recommendation! It's fantastic to hear that you had a fun time exploring St Andrews and the fishing villages of Fife with Dom and enjoyed his style of commentary. We'll be sure to pass on your feedback to...More

Reviewed 26 June 2018
excellent tour with great guide

kudos to stuart, you really made our day. lots of info, delivered with shrewd scottish humour, it's fantastic to be shown this beautiful part of scotland with a driver who's clearly patriotic about his country. we enjoyed all the stops, felt there was ample time...More

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Timberbush_Tours, Digital Marketing Executive at Timberbush Tours Edinburgh - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2018

Hi clivia g, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review of your tour! It's great to hear that you enjoyed your trip to St Andrews with Stuart and liked all the stops along the way. We'll be sure to let Stuart know...More

Reviewed 24 May 2018
We recommend

Stuart was a very good guide, good driver (no accidents ;) ), gave us a lot of interesting facts about Scotland. It would have been better if there was another driver, so we could have more interaction with Stuart. We still highly recommend Tiberbush.More

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Timberbush_Tours, Digital Marketing Executive at Timberbush Tours Edinburgh - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 25 May 2018

Hi Eurolang U, Thank you for your review and recommendation! It's great to hear that you liked having Stuart as your Driver-Guide but sorry you weren't able to interact with him more due to his driving however I'm sure you'll agree he's a great multi-tasker!...More

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