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Tour Details

Departs every Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun
From Edinburgh
When All year
Leaves 09.00
(please arrive 15mins prior to departure time)
Duration 8hrs 45mins
Returns 17.45
Type 1 Day Tour

FAQs

one day Scotland tour from Edinburgh

Due to the roadworks on Castlehill (our usual departure point), we have temporarily moved our departure point to 90 yards further down the hill. We will now be departing from outside the green Ensign Ewart pub, at 521-523 Lawnmarket, Edinburgh, EH1 2PE.

View a map of our departure point here.

You can also find us by Edinburgh Public Transport

We kindly ask all passengers to arrive at this location 15 minutes early.

No, optional extras are not included in the tour price.

The one day tour from Edinburgh includes the services of a friendly, knowledgeable and experienced Driver-Guide, and transportation on one of our luxury Mercedes Benz coaches.

All optional extras - attraction entrance fees, loch cruises, food and drinks, etc - are not included in the price of your tour. This is to allow our guests the freedom to choose which optional extras they would like to take part in on the day.

Rates for your optional extras are as follows:

  • St. Andrews Castle: £4.95 adults, £3.96 concessions
  • St. Andrews Cathedral: £4.05 adults, £3.24 concessions

We have negotiated a discounted rate for the above attractions which are visited whilst on tour.

The above rates are valid until March 2015. Please note some attractions do not accept credit cards, entrance fees are payable in cash only.

No, you don't need to worry about pre-booking any of the optional extras.

All the optional extras can be booked on the day and your Driver-Guide will advise you of how to book. We negotiate discounted rates for you, ensuring you'll always get a great deal at Scotland's top visitor attractions.

Please note that many visitor attractions and accommodation providers may not accept card payments, so please ensure you have plenty of cash with you on the day.  If you have any questions about this please contact our Reservations Team on +44 (0)131 226 6066 - open 7am-10pm daily.

Yes, all of our tours are in English.

Your one day tour will be taken by an experienced, knowledgeable and friendly English-speaking Driver-Guide.

If you require a written translation of your tour, just let us know at the time of booking and we'll arrange one for you. Written translations are available for this tour in the following languages:

  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Italian
  • Russian
  • Chinese (Mandarin)

As we like to give you as much time off the coach as possible with the opportunity for walks, we recommend you bring warm and/or waterproof clothing, wear comfortable walking shoes and take sun-block or a hat for sunny days.

Don't forget your camera to capture all the lovely scenery and wildlife you'll encounter on your tour!

We welcome children over 5 years old on our tours, and children aged between 5-16yrs are eligible for the concessionary rate.

We regret we are not able to carry children under the age of 5.

It certainly is! People were playing golf on the 'Old Course' in St. Andrews in the 15th Century! Golf became so popular that James II of Scotland banned the sport in 1457 as he thought young men were playing golf too much and not practicing their archery enough.

 

St Andrews & The Fishing Villages of Fife

Enjoy a charming one day tour from Edinburgh at a relaxed pace, with plenty of free time to explore Scotland’s home of golf, the ancient town of St. Andrews and the fishing villages of the “Kingdom of Fife”.

We leave Edinburgh, crossing the iconic Forth Bridge, into the ancient “Kingdom of Fife”.  We enjoy a photo stop at Aberdour before continuing into the East Neuk of Fife.

We stop in the town of Anstruther, home of the Scottish Fisheries Museum, then we travel through the villages of Pittenweem, Crail and St. Monans, once thriving fishing centres which were made prosperous by trade within the continent.

  • From beginning to end the tour was fantastic!

    - javj, travelled July 2013

  • I would highly recommend Timberbush to anyone who wants to experience the most within one day

    - Malancholia, Qatar, travelled September 2013

  • The tour was great! Stop reading and book it!

    - Adrivet, UK, travelled September 2013

one day Scotland tour from Edinburgh
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We arrive in the beautiful medieval town of St. Andrews in time for lunch. Here you can enjoy a walk around the town, where Prince William met Kate, home to the oldest university in Scotland, famous Cathedral and golf course. Enjoy approximately three hours of free time to explore its medieval buildings and wonderful cobbled streets in the centre, and have lunch and refreshments.

Heading homewards we travel across the Lomond hills, descending to Loch Leven (scene of Mary Queen of Scot's imprisonment and escape) and on to the picturesque village of South Queensferry where we enjoy our final stop before returning to Edinburgh.

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

Aberdour, Anstruther, Pittenweem, Crail, St. Monans, St. Andrews, Loch Leven, South Queensferry, Forth Road & Rail Bridges.

Your one day tour from Edinburgh enjoys up to 3 hours free time in St. Andrews.

Please note the Golf Museum in St Andrews is undergoing major development and will be closed until June 2015.

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