We start of by collecting you at your hotel and set off to explore Edinburgh’s old and new towns. Dating back to the Bronze Age, Edinburgh’s old town is a fascinating place to visit. Medieval lanes and streets run all the way down the Royal Mile, so called because of the palace at the bottom and the palace at the top, within the castle. We tour round the old town and soak up the atmosphere and ambience with a short visit to the mysterious, haunted Greyfriars Kirkyard as well as a nice drive up Arthur’s seat (an extinct volcano in the middle of town). We then take a short drive to the New Town. Construction started in 1767 and the result is a splendid display of classic Georgian architecture.
We then head out of Edinburgh and head across the rolling hills of Fife to St. Andrews. When we arrive there, I take you on a lovely short tour of the town. Taking in all the historical landmarks and no trip would be complete without a visit to the Old Course of St Andrews. Take your picture on the iconic Swilcan bridge. You will then be given free time of around a couple of hours to wander round the relaxed, flat town centre. During this time you can visit the golf museum, Swilcan bridge, head up to the castle and cathedral, buy souvenirs at the many golf shops or simply go for a delicious pub lunch in the centre. When we meet back at the old course, we will take the coastal route home. Here we will take in a few lovely fishing villages and if time permits, stop for an ice cream at Anstruther. The lovely harbour is fantastic for a photo opportunity and of course the ice cream is delicious.
Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Hotel, Address or Intersection
Duration: 8 hours
The time may vary slightly due to weather and traffic conditions.
Volkswagen Transporter Shuttle – 9 seats including driver
This tour takes in 2 of Scotland’s historically rich locations including Edinburgh and St. Andrews Golf Course.
We start with Edinburgh Old Town and New Town. After we have left Edinburgh we head for St. Andrews aka The Home of Golf. For golf lovers, this is an absolute must-see.
Light – short walks on level ground, with few stairs to climb.
No. Although the majority of this tour may be suitable for persons with disabilities, some locations could prove challenging for those with mobility problems.