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St Andrews, Whisky and the Kingdom of Fife Small Group Day Tour from Edinburgh

Heart of Scotland Tours Ltd

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Traveling to the ancient Kingdom of Fife this relaxing small group tour (maximum 16 passengers) explores the Outlander filming location of Falkland, spends a minimum of 2.5 hours at the historic seaside town and golfing mecca of St Andrews and includes a fascinating visit to one of Scotland’s newest malt whisky distilleries.

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Itinerary
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Stop At: South Queensferry, Edinburgh Scotland

Our first stop is only a short drive outside Edinburgh - the magnificent Forth bridges at South Queensferry. There has been a crossing here since the 11th century when Queen Margaret established a ferry service to transport pilgrims from Edinburgh to Dunfermline Abbey and St Andrews. Upon opening in 1890 the Forth Rail Bridge was the largest steel structure in the world and is one of the major engineering achievements of the Victorian age. The Forth Road Bridge was opened in 1964 and the new Queensferry Crossing was built alongside in 2017.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Falkland, Falkland, Fife, Scotland

Scotland’s first conservation village is famed for quaint streets and its Royal Palace, a country residence of the Stuart dynasty and favourite of Mary, Queen of Scots. Falkland also doubles as 1940’s Inverness in the blockbuster series Outlander where Clare and Frank stay on their second honeymoon.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: St. Andrews, St. Andrews, Fife, Scotland

We arrive in St Andrews at lunchtime and after a short familiarisation tour you will have a minimum of two-and-a-half hours to explore this compact and historic town. St Andrews is internationally renowned as the 'Home of Golf' and you will have plenty of time to see the famous Old Course - a place of pilgrimage for golfers of all abilities.

St Andrews was one of the most important religious sites in medieval Europe and the ruins of the massive Cathedral are only 5 mins walk from the Castle, perched on cliffs above the North Sea (Castle - adults £9.00, concession £7.20, U15s £5.40, Cathedral & St Rule’s Tower viewpoint - adults £6.00, concession £4.80, U15s £3.60).

These two historic buildings played key roles during the Scottish Reformation. There are three fantastic beaches in St Andrews - the opening scenes of Chariots of Fire were filmed on the West Sands.

The oldest University in Scotland (established 1411) is located here and its architectural legacy can be seen all over town.

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, studied and met his wife Kate Middleton here (they are known as the Earl and Countess of Strathearn in Scotland). Mary Queen of Scots was educated here and was probably one of the first women in the world to play golf.

Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

Stop At: Kingsbarns Distillery and Visitor Centre, East Newhall Farm, Kingsbarns, St. Andrews KY16 8QE Scotland

One of Scotland’s newest malt distilleries it’s a fascinating insight into whisky production and these converted farm buildings now produce a fruity Lowland single malt from Fife-grown barley as well as numerous tasty gins. Our tour and tasting is at the reduced rate of £10.00 and there is also a great café, exhibition and access to the beach and world-renowned Kingsbarns Golf Course.

Duration: 1 hour 40 minutes

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum age is 5 years
  • Operates in all weather conditions (unless it is unsafe to do so), please dress appropriately
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Small group tour - maximum 16 passengers
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Please inform us 7 days in advance if you are bringing a service animal
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
Inclusions
  • Driver/guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Local guide
  • Small group tour - maximum 16 passengers
  • Transport by air-conditioned Mercedes mini-coach


Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Attraction Entrance Fee
  • Entry/Admission - Kingsbarns Distillery and Visitor Centre


Departure Point
Waterloo Place, Waterloo Pl, Edinburgh, UK


Departure Time
9:15 AM

Duration
9 hours

Return Details
Returns to original departure point


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