Edinburgh Shore Excursion: St. Andrews & the Fishing Villages of Fife

Departure point:
1 Day tour
From: 9:30am - 5pm
From: £75

Accommodation needed for this tour

We highly recommend letting us sort the accommodation for you for an extra cost. But you are more than welcome to book your own accommodation if you wish.

Enjoy a charming shore excursion 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”, passing through Aberdour before continuing into the East Neuk of Fife.

We stop in the town of Anstruther for a coffee stop, 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.

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 two and a half hours of free time to explore its medieval buildings and wonderful cobbled streets in the centre, and have lunch and refreshments.

We then begin our return journey back to Edinburgh to return to port.

Tour Overview

Duration7hrs 30mins
Total Distance119 miles
Pick upPick-up from port at 9:30am
Group sizeUp to 19
AvailabilityApril - September
Minimum ageTravellers need to be at least 4 years old

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the departure point?

The driver-guide for your Edinburgh shore excursion to St Andrews and the Fishing Villages of Fife will meet you at the port (see port listing below). We kindly ask all passengers to ensure they are 15 minutes early.

Are the optional extras included?

No, optional extras are not included in tour price.

The price of your shore excursion includes the services of a friendly, knowledgeable and experienced driver-guide, and transportation on one of our luxury, eco-friendly, coaches. 

All optional extras - attraction entrance fees and meals - are not included in the price of your tour and are payable on the day of travel. This is to allow our guests the freedom to choose which optional extras they would like to take part in on the day.

Optional extras for this tour include:

  • St. Andrews Castle: Adult (16-64yrs) - £9.50, Concession (65yrs+) - £7.50, Child (5-15yrs) - £5.50
  • St. Andrews Catherdral: Adult - £7, Concession - £5.50, Child - £4


Do I need to pre-book the optional extras?

We also offer Fast-Track tickets for attractions, allowing you to skip the queue. These tickets are only available when booked and paid for in advance. Please contact our friendly Reservations Team for more information.

If you have any questions about this please contact our Reservations Team on +44 (0) 131 226 6066 - open 07:00 - 21:00 daily.

Is the shore excursion in English?

Yes, all of our tours are in English.

Your trip to Edinburgh will be taken by an experienced, knowledgeable and friendly English-speaking Driver-Guide.

What should I bring with me?

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!

Since we cannot allow hot food on our buses you could also bring a cold packed lunch with you to make the most of your time at each stop, this would be particularly time-saving in the busier months!

Can children travel on this shore excursion?

We welcome children over 4 years old on our tours, and children aged between 4-16 years are eligible for the concessionary rate.

We regret that we are unable to carry children under the age of 4.

Worry-Free Shore Excursion

We always ensure passengers return back to their port on time, however, in the rare case we can't make it, we will transfer you to your next port of call.