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Reformation and Church History tour of St Andrews and Edinburgh

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Led by Bible believing Scottish Christians, we will drive you through beautiful rural Fife to St Andrews, stopping at places along the way relevant to the Reformation and Scottish Church history. We will then return to Edinburgh to visit sites of significance in the city.

We are a non-profit ministry of the Reformed Presbyterian Church of Scotland.

Any funds remaining after direct costs are paid, are used to facilitate church planting in Scotland.

Our tours are not merely sight-seeing arrangements. Our goal is to encourage you in your Christian faith, and to point out how and where the people and places you learn about honoured Jesus Christ in everything they did and how you can do the same today.

Our tour guides are Bible-believing Christians who care deeply about helping to build up your faith.

We are also happy to add in any other location you would like to visit within a reasonable distance.

We are 5 star rated on Tripadvisor.

What You'll Get

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: St Andrews Castle, St. Andrews Castle The Scores, St. Andrews KY16 9AR Scotland

Private residence of the Archbishops, Reformers prison, location of the formation of the first Protestant church in Scotland. Hear this history and more.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: St Andrews Cathedral, St. Andrews Cathedral The Pends, St. Andrews KY16 9QL Scotland

Hear the story of this once mighty building and why it was destroyed at the reformation. We will also visit the grave of Samuel Rutherford here.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: University of St Andrews, St. Andrews KY16 9AJ Scotland

We will visit locations relevant to the Reformation in Scotland like St Salvatore's and St Mary's colleges and see locations where people were martyred for their faith.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: St Giles' Cathedral, High Street Historic Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH1 1RE Scotland

We begin with an overview of Scotland's Church history and hear about the history of the building focusing on it's connection to the Reformation and the Covenanters. We will visit the grave of the great Reformer John Knox nearby and hear about his life

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: 21 Grassmarket Old Town, Edinburgh EH1 2HS Scotland

The Grassmarket was the place of public executions in Edinburgh and the place where many martyrs died for their faith. Hear their story.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Greyfriars Kirkyard, Candlemaker Row, Edinburgh EH1 2QQ Scotland

There are many stops within the Kirkyard that is relevant to Scotland's Church history and in particularly the Reformation and Covenanters. We will stop at several locations to hear many stories.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: John Knox House Museum, 43-45 High Street, Edinburgh EH1 1SR Scotland

Hear more about the life of Scotland's great Reformer and where he lived whilst in Edinburgh.

Duration: 30 minutes

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • Entry/Admission - St Andrews Castle
  • Entry/Admission - St Andrews Cathedral

Departure Point
Edinburgh, UK

Traveler pickup is offered
We can pick up from any accommodation, any airport and any port close Scotland's Central Belt (Glasgow, Edinburgh, Stirling etc).


  • Turnhouse Airport, Edinburgh EH12 9DN Scotland
  • Glasgow Intl Airport, Paisley PA3 2SW Scotland
  • Glasgow Prestwick Airport, Prestwick Scotland


  • Newhaven, Edinburgh
  • South Queensferry, Edinburgh
  • Any port in Glasgow

Departure Time
9:00 AM

6 to 7 hours

Return Details
Edinburgh, UK

Voucher Info
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The Fine Print

14-day cancellation rights do not apply; no refunds or exchanges permitted. Voucher valid only for date and time listed; may not be exchanged or redeemed for other dates. Purchaser name and phone number must be provided at checkout; this information will be shared with Viator and the tour operator for purposes of order fulfillment. Groupon promo codes may not be used for this offer. Groupon voucher Terms of Sale do not apply. See the tour operator's terms and conditions for this offer here.