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St Andrews Day Tour

Fishing Villages of Fife & St Andrews from Edinburgh

Visit the Home of Golf from Edinburgh

Book a private St Andrews Day Tour from Edinburgh and explore the world-famous University town. The ancient ‘home of golf’  is a breathtaking day tour from Edinburgh and a truly unique Scotland tour. Medieval ruins and quaint coastal villages and the famous  ‘Old Course’ Explore all this and more on our private St Andrews Day Tour from Edinburgh- Enquire about private guided tours of Scotland. 

St Andrews & Fife Fishing Villages

Book a private guided day tour to St Andrews & explore the beautiful University town.
St Andrews Tour

Your Journey

Our private St Andrews Tour is an opportunity to explore Scotland and the world-famous University town with a private Scottish tour guide and transport. 

The coastal region of Fife is peppered with old fishing villages. The village of Anstruther is a wonderfully quaint traditional village and, because of this, is ideal for a stroll and coffee. St Andrews Cathedral was once one of Scotland’s most magnificent buildings, making it an imposing landmark. St Andrews Old Town boasts over 1000 years of history in the beautiful University town. As a result, exploring the cobbled streets and enjoying the cafes, restaurants and historical sites is fantastic. 

The ‘Old Course’ in the heart of St Andrews is recognised worldwide as the ‘ Home of Golf ‘ Once banned in the 15th-century, golf is still the heartbeat of St Andrews. Visiting the Golf Museum and seeing first hand the famous 18th hole is a must. 

Our St Andrews day tour from Edinburgh has something for everyone.  The historic village of Falkland, close to St Andrew’s, is no exception. Outlander fans will recognise the quaint village of Falkland having been used in the TV series as a filming location. As a result, Falkland attracts fans of Jamie and Claire from all over the world. A serene setting and a lovely stop – See our Outlander Day Tour

The Forth Rail Bridge is an incredible engineering feat. A gorgeous location for photos and coffee. The UNESCO recognised world heritage site is beautiful and, as such, an ideal stop when visiting St Andrews from Edinburgh.

St Andrews Day Tour from Edinburgh

Why Scottish Guided Tours?

Door to Door Service

Your private tour guide shall greet you at your chosen location. Hotel, B&B or even Cruise Ship Terminal. The most convenient start possible to your private tour of Scotland. Complete Door to Door service from Scottish Guided Tours. 

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Your Guide

‘Niall is an experienced Scottish tour guide. Raised in the mountains and glens of Scotland and inspired by his father, renowned Scottish author and historian Dr. Rennie McOwan, Niall feels passionately about his role as a bespoke private tour guide.

Transport

Our brand new vehicles ensure great views, comfort and plenty of room for all travellers and luggage. Private Tours of Scotland exclusively for your group of travelling companions.

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Private Tours

Scottish Guided Tours deliver fantastic private tours of Scotland exclusively for your group of travellers. No travellers shall be mixed with any other private groups. Bespoke tours of Scotland designed around your time frame & interests.

Covid-19 Precautions

All vehicles are meticulously cleaned. Face masks and sanitiser are provided. Private guided tours are exclusively for family or fellow travelling companions. Private tours of Scotland are the safest way to travel.

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St Andrews Day Tour

Book your day tour to St Andrew’s and experience the ancient University town first hand. Visiting St Andrews from Edinburgh, Scotlands capital city, is a top-rated day tour, and as a result, tour dates book up quickly. Scottish Guided Tours offer private tours of Scotland. Private Scottish Tour Guide and private transport, exclusively for your group. Our sightseeing tours depart from all over Scotland, including Glasgow and Edinburgh.

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St Andrews Castle on our private tour of Scotland from Edinburgh.

Visit the Home of Golf

The ancient University town is world-famous for golf and as a result, a must-see is the Golf Museum. The “Open” and the Old Course are synonymous with this picturesque University town. Both the 18th Green and Golf Museum are close together, making them convenient and unique attractions.

St Andrews Tour from Edinburgh
A couple takes in the views of St Andrews from St Rules Tower.

Seven golf courses in total lie within St Andrews. The Old Course is the most iconic and makes St Andrews from Edinburgh a wonderful private guided tour. As such, you are never far from a golf course or a golf shop. Because of this, tee times are sought after, and the St Andrews Golf will always keep you up to date with forthcoming events.

Visit the Home of Golf
St Andrews is the Home of Golf. Walk the famous Swilcan Bridge on your St Andrews Day Tour.

Edinburgh to St Andrews

A convenient journey from Edinburgh to St Andrews awaits. Your private tour guide and transport collect you on the morning of your St Andrews Tour, and after introductions, a fantastic Tour of Scotland awaits.

The Golf Museum St Andrews

St Andrews Day Tour
St Andrews Golf Museum is a must-see on our St Andrews Day Tour from Edinburgh

A great option and a highly recommended attraction. The Golf Museum is an incredible visit and has a great cafe. A fantastic lunch option, as well as looking on to the Old Course and Club House.

Explore St Andrews on a day tour from Edinburgh 

St Andrews Day Tour
Looking down Market street on our St Andrews Day Tour

Shopping in St Andrews

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Wonderful independent shops along Market Street, St Andrews

Departure

9.am Departure

9.30 Forth Bridges

9.45 Depart

10.45 Anstruther Fishing Village

11.30 Depart

12.00 Arrive St Andrews

15.30 Depart

16.00 Falkland Village

16.30 Depart

17.45 Return

Chesapeak Tourist
Chesapeak Tourist
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You Won't Regret a Tour with Niall! In the spring of 2018, our party of 3 adults visited Scotland for the first time. We arranged a day-long private tour outside of Edinburgh with Niall McOwen. Before arrival, we exchanged emails about our expectations. Some attractions the three of us asked to see were probably the usual tourist fair for first time visitors, but Niall also took us to places we didn't even know to ask about! Mr. McOwen was considerate, interesting, knowledgeable and truly concerned about the desires of our group. Around mid-day, the restaurant he chose provided us with good food, a bit of shopping and some time for us to get to know each other better. Getting to see this beautiful country through his eyes helped me to understand more of Scotland, its history and its citizens. If we are ever blessed to visit Scotland again, Niall will absolutely be included as part of our trip.
Lori Q
Lori Q
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An Epic Day to Remember! Scottish Guided Tours offers some preplanned itineraries, but their specialty is in working with you to customize a single or multi-day tour to fit your specific needs. We’d been to Scotland in the fall of 2017 and started planning our second trip as soon as we got back. We wanted to go to places a bit off the beaten track this time, so contacted Niall McOwan of Scottish Guided Tours. Niall built on our “must see” request, and suggested some other sites that worked well with our schedule. He picked us up from our hotel, and gave us an absolutely epic day to remember! One highlight was visiting an Old Kirk that is the final resting place of the famous Highlander Rob Roy MacGregor. Just behind the Kirk, we hiked up a trail that took us to a rallying point overlooking Loch Voil. A stone cairn at marked the place where Clan MacLaren would have lit a fiery cross to summon their men to battle. The view from this spot was just breathtaking! Throughout the day, Niall filled us in on the significance, history, and lore related to our stops. In addition to taking us to absolutely stunning viewpoints and ruins, he knew the best places to stop for lunch, coffee, and restrooms. 🙂 Our entire experience with Scottish Guided Tours from planning to the drop off back at our hotel was smooth, professional, friendly, knowledgeable and fun! I can without any hesitation recommend this service to anyone looking for a custom tour in and around Scotland.
Laura M
Laura M
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First guided tour, Don’t often write reviews but felt the need to for our trip. We live in Spain and decided on a little trip back to the motherland,we were not disappointed and our trip was made even better by Niall,his knowledge and passion for his country and what he does is evident,not your bog standard repitive tour guide,there was not one day of our trip that he didn’t have us laughing. Can highly recommend Scottish guided tours,we will return and when we do,we will definitely be booking with Niall.
Kirstie B
Kirstie BEdradour Distillery & Best of Scotland Day Tour
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Best of Scotland & Edradour Distillery Day Tour We spent a really entertaining and informative day with our guide, Niall ( Neal in Gaelic). He took us north to see the three bridges from different eras that span the Firth of Forth. It was fun to see a train go over the old one. Then we were off to Dunkeld, the river Tay, a wee hike in the woods to find a salmon ladder (alas,, no salmon running at that moment), coffee at a charming shop in Dunkeld, a tour at Edradour Distillery, the only remaining hand made single malt whiskey in Scotland, and the smallest to boot. We had a quick look at the village of Pitlocry, and ended the day at Loch Tummel to see The Queen's View. One more coffee stop, and it was back to Edinburg. But the best part of this fine day was the time we spent with Niall, who was a font of information, jovial and witty. As one does, we compared cultures, talked about everything under the sun, and laughed together much of the time. If you are looking for a tour guide with a warm demeanor and a kind and helpful personality, Niall is the best.
Ickles Family
Ickles FamilyPrivate Tour of Scotland
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Best Day Ever!!!! My family and I had the good fortune to have Niall as our personal tour guide for a day during our vacation to Scotland. We found that one day wasn't enough! Niall taught us more about his country in 10 hours than a professor in History could have done in 10 weeks. He was an absolute pleasure to be around. He made sure our day was spectacular from beginning to end. We can't wait to go back and let Niall show us more!
DMarieC
DMarieCExtraordinary & Outstanding
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Extraordinary and outstanding! With all the great tour guides I have hired, Niall stood out. He was with our family from Nov. 21-25. He picked us up at the Edinburgh airport and we started touring immediately. seeing the Kelpies, South Queensferry and the Forth Bridges all in the first afternoon. After that, we spent four more days together while he regaled us with history, legends and fairy stories. He listened and did not interrupt. Niall seemed to know how much to talk and how much to listen. He played the most beautiful Scottish music as we drove. We felt immersed in Scottish history and culture. He even wore his kilt for two of the five days. He went out of his way to accommodate our dietary needs. (It really helped that he is vegan himself.) We traveled through ancient woodlands, burial sites, battlefields, castles, fairy pools and fairy glens, mountain ranges, Outlander, Harry Potter and other film sites. We ended up enjoying him so much that we considered him part of the family and wanted him for the rest of our stay. Finally, we all noticed how kind Niall was with not only us, but with everyone including other drivers, restaurant staff and hotel staff. I only hope that he will be available when we return. We thought that Scotland was magical and that magic was mainly because of him. We would never tour with anyone else. Niall is the very best.
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  • Private Day Tour prices: 495 GBP per day (not per person)
  • Exclusively for your group of up to 8 passengers (for larger groups please contact us)
  • Multi-day tours. Please add 100 GBP per day for Guides overnight expenses
  • Private guiding Services
  • Private Transportation
  • Scottish Spring Water is provided 

Transport is in a brand new air-conditioned vehicle with plenty of room for you and your group.

Credit & debit cards or contactless payment are accepted all over Scotland. Its always handy to have a little cash for very small shops 

Scottish Guided Tours offer private tours exclusively for your group. Tours can start and end in any location within Scotland. 

Accommodation is not included in your quote. Payment for accommodation is made directly to Hotel or B&B on arrival, unless by prior arrangement.

Contact us for great accommodation suggestions

We would be delighted to suggest Hotels or B&B’s for your trip. Some clients prefer to book their own but we are always glad to help. Please Contact us 

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