Edinburgh Shore Excursion: Falkland Palace, St Andrews, Fife Coast

Our tailor-made Edinburgh shore excursions are specially designed to maximise the time you have while in port. On this tour, we travel through the ancient Kingdom of Fife to the pretty village of Falkland, Royal residence of the Stuart Monarchs for over 200 years. It is also the setting for the hit series Outlander based on the best selling novel by Diana Gabaldon. Explore the beautiful medieval town of St Andrews (the home of golf) and the oldest University in Scotland, where William & Kate first met. Discover the ancient art of producing whisky at Kingsbarns. We will also visit some of our picturesque fishing villages dotted along the scenic Fife Coast.

Edinburgh Shore Excursion Highlights

  • Falkland Village & Palace
  • St Andrews Old Town
  • St Andrews historic old course
  • Kingsbarns whisky distillery (optional)
  • The Fife Coast

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Edinburgh Shore Excursion Itinerary

Your private driver/guide will greet you at the port. From here you will then be transported to the delights of the Kingdom of Fife and the historic town of St Andrews.

From port we take a leisurely drive through the Kingdom of Fife to the historic village of Falkland. Falkland is often voted one the most beautiful in Scotland with its array of old stone cottages and narrow winding streets. The village is dominated by the magnificent Falkland Palace. The Palace was built as a Royal retreat by the Stuart monarchs in the 16th century.

Moving on we journey through the beautiful rolling countryside to the historic medieval town of St Andrews. Arriving at the old town you will have free time to explore the delights of St Andrews. Visit the impressive ruined cathedral, ancient castle and the historic university. The town is also known for its excellent traditional fish & chip restaurants a real must during your visit to St Andrews.

After exploring the old town you shall meet up with your guide again in the afternoon to visit the towns iconic old course ” The Home of Golf” and perhaps the opportunity to purchase some golf souvenirs. No visit to the old course would be complete without that memorable photo standing on the world famous Swilken Bridge.┬áStand where some of golf’s legends once stood, including Jack Nicholaus, Arnold Palmer and Gary Player to name but a few.

In the afternoon we leave St Andrews where you shall have the options of visiting Kingsbarns one of Scotland’s newest whiskey distilleries to learn the ancient art of producing single malt whiskey. ( duration 1 hr) Or, alternatively, visit some of the Fife coasts traditional fishing villages and beautiful whitewashed fisherman cottages.

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