St Andrews & the Kingdom of Fife

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1 Day
Availability : Year Round
Start: Glasgow, Scotland
End: Glasgow, Scotland

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When was the last time you stared in awe? The Kelpies monument has a way about stopping people in their tracks. Standing at 100ft tall, they are the largest equine sculpture in the world. A dedication to the heavy horses of the Scottish industry and economy.

And in St Andrews, you’ll find monuments of a different kind. Its cathedral was once one of Scotland’s most magnificent buildings. And though it stands in ruins today, there is still something so mesmerising about it. Haunting, too. That’s the whole town of St Andrews. Elegant architecture backed by sweeping coastal views. Castle ruins nestled alongside an ancient golf course.

There is so much history, myth, and beauty on this tour, you won’t know where to begin.

Tour Details
Highlights:

Forth Bridges – An incredible engineering feat. A gorgeous setting. And a UNESCO World Heritage site.

St Andrews Cathedral – This ruined cathedral was once one of Scotland’s most magnificent buildings.

St Andrews Old Town – Immerse yourself in 1,000 years of history as you explore the winding streets and ancient castle.

The Old Course – Golf was so popular in Scotland, it was banned in the 15th century. And nowhere was it more popular than in St Andrews, ‘the Home of Golf’.

Historic Village of Falkland – Wander through this serene town in the Kingdom of Fife which boasts a beautiful palace and links to the Outlander series. 

The Kelpies Monument – At 100ft tall, these horses are hard to miss and are now an icon of the landscape. 

Pick Up Location & TIme

Glasgow (Google Map)

Check-in closes at 08:15 (tour departs at 08:30) – Glasgow Buchanan Bus Station Pick Up, Glasgow Buchanan Bus Station (Stance between 23 to 32), Killermont Street, Glasgow, G2 3NW

Drop off Location & Time

Glasgow: same as departure
Approx. 6:30pm

Price Includes

  • Transport in a 16 seat Mercedes mini-coach
  • Air conditioning as standard
  • The stories and services of an English speaking driver-guide

Meals

  • 0 breakfast
  • 0 lunches
  • 0 dinners
  • 0 teas

Price Excludes

  • Entry fees to visitor attractions
  • Lunch
  • Hotel pick up & drop off
  • Pre / Post hotel nights
  • Driver / Tour Leader gratuity is at your discretion
  • Travel Insurance
What to Expect

This day tour comes with a driver-guide who knows the stories, sights, and secrets of the areas you travel through; every itinerary is tested by travel-loving locals; and you get the chance to support the communities you visit.

  • Travel in a small group
  • Transport in a 16 seat Mercedes mini-coach
  • The stories and services of an English-speaking driver guide
  • Time off the bus to explore
Itinerary

Glasgow - Kelpies Monument

Do you believe in monsters?

If you do, best to not stray too close to water while you’re here in Scotland. We’re not talking about Nessie. We’re talking about the kelpies, deadly shape-shifting creatures that often appear as horses, luring people to a watery death. Your first stop on this tour is to see the Kelpies Monument and you might just be grateful that they’re not this enormous in ‘real life’.

Though that’s not what this monument was built for. Created by artist Andy Scott, these icons are modelled after Clydesdale horses Duke and Baron, a symbol of the lineage of heavy horses throughout Scottish history that helped shape the surrounding region of Falkirk.

 

Falkland

Leaving behind these awe-inspiring creatures, it’s time for a pleasant drive through the rolling countryside of the Kingdom of Fife to Falkland. Falkland Palace dominates this old village, and was one of the main residences of the old Royal family of Scotland, the Stewarts (Stuarts). Aside from the palace, the village is simply one of the most beautiful in Scotland with an array of old cottages and narrow winding streets. Not to mention the kick Outlander fans will get when they recognise this as the location for 1940s Inverness in the popular TV series. 

St Andrews

Next up is where you’ve been waiting for: the medieval town of St Andrews. St Andrew is the patron Saint of Scotland, and according to legend, his remains were washed up on the Fife coast. St Andrews is also home to the third oldest university in Britain and a beautiful ruined castle perched on a cliff. You have around three hours to explore this fascinating town.

Queensferry Crossing

As you head back towards Glasgow, you stop in at Queensferry Crossing, and get a great view of one of Scotland’s greatest man-made landmarks, the Forth Rail Bridge.

Glasgow

You arrive back in Glasgow in the early evening.

Dates and Prices
Departure Dates and Days Adult (pp)
2024: April to May – Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Sunday $110
2024: June to September – Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Sunday $125
2024: October  – Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Sunday $110
2024: November to December – Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Sunday (Except December 25 & 26) $100
2025: January to March – Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Sunday (Except January 1) $100

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