Fife Coastal Villages day tour
From ancient St Andrews to the quaint fishing villages of the East Neuk of Fife, Fife is full of picturesque villages, teeming with character, great places to eat & shop, and amazing wildlife. Make sure you have your camera - you're going to need it!
You will be driven in comfort in our 16 seat minibus by your driver and local historian, Ron, who will ensure you have all the local information you could need for the trip. There will be facts, stories, tales, witches, caves and more as you travel, firstly to the ancient Burgh of Crail, where you will walk through cobbled streets to the harbour. After a walk around the village centre it will be off to Pittenweem, bypassing Anstruther (Anster to the locals) as we'll be returning to this, the largest town on our route, with its plentiful shops, cafes and bars, later in the day.
Pittenweem is home to the last remaining working harbour and fish market in Fife, with it's many narrow closes and many fishy tales. Time for coffee in a local cafe before a trip to St Fillans cave and more stories. Next stop is St Monans with its Salt Pans and beautiful auld Kirk sitting proud on the outskirts of the village.
Hungry? yes, me too, so we'll be off again in the minibus to a local cafe just outside Elie and Earlsferry, where we will take in the lovely beach and more history. After lunch we'll make our way back towards Anstruther where Ron will provide you with more local knowledge before allowing you some free time to wander along the shore and take in some of those shops, cafes and bars.
All too soon the day draws to a close and it's back onto the bus for the journey home to St Andrews, up over the hill with it's fine views looking down onto the many spires and steeples of the Home of Golf.
Your day will involve walking on ancient, uneven cobbled streets, rough paths and tracks where sturdy flat soled shoes are highly recommended. In the event of inclement weather, the tour will be adjusted by your driver to provide wet weather options. These may involve an additional entrance fee for a museum or other visitor attraction. We will be stopping at one of our favourite cafes for lunch, near the beach, where you can purchase some food or bring a packed lunch if you prefer.
Ron looks forward to welcoming you aboard the tour bus. We will meet at the bus and coach pick-up point beside the British Golf Museum on Golf Place, St Andrews. This tour will be delivered in English with a smattering of old Scots.
- St Andrews
- Small Group (1-16)
Tour company information
For our Fife Village tours you will enjoy the comfort and personal atmosphere of our 16 seat minibus. Your guide will be the inimitable Ron Morris - author, local historian and keen wildlife enthusiast - whose wealth of knowledge of Fife and the Forth we challenge anyone to better! Our focus is to ensure that you have most enjoyable and informative Fife experience possible. You just need to remember that Scotland is legendary for its mutable weather, so we suggest you always have warm and waterproof clothing with you. We look forward to welcoming you aboard!
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