St. Andrews and the Fishing Villages of Fife (1 day tour): This tour takes you to South Queensferry to view the 8th Wonder of the World. Then travel into the medieval Kingdom of Fife, following the coastal route through the pretty fishing villages in the East Neuk of Fife (including stopping in Anstruther). This gives you approx three hours to enjoy the historic city of St. Andrews. You can visit its cathedral, castle and University, shop at leisure and take a walk along its beautiful white sandy beach next to the Old Course, the home of golf. You then travel westwards through the heart of Fife, stopping in the historic village of Falkland, home to the historic Renaissance Palace of James V. From here you return home to Edinburgh.
St Andrews takes its name from the Apostle. This former royal burgh is home to the third oldest university in the English-speaking world and the oldest in Scotland: the University of St Andrews. Its students count for approximately one third of the population of the city. The first church was built on the site of the cathedral in the 8th century, and it became the ecclesiastical capital of Scotland at least until the Scottish Reformation. Its cathedral, the largest and most famous in Scotland, currently lies in ruins. The martyrs of the Reformation epoch like Patrick Hamilton, George Wishart, and others are remembered by the Martyrs Memorial which towers on a cliff over the sea.
Meeting/ pick-up point: Rabbie´s Trail Burners centre at 207 High St, Royal Mile in the heart of Edinburgh´s Old Town. The shop can be found on the ground floor at the XChange bureau.
Start/opening time: 9:30am.