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Tours Starting in St Andrews Area


Part Day Tours


  1.1 - Historic St Andrews and the Fishing Villages of the East Neuk
We tour St Andrews then move on to explore the quaint fishing villages of the East Neuk (corner) of Fife – Crail, Anstruther, Pittenweem, St Monans, Elie and Largo (birthplace’ of Robinson Crusoe).  We return to St Andrews via a rural scenic route which passes through lovely countryside and offers fabulous views across the Firth of Forth and the North Sea.
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  1.2 - Royal Palaces and Ancient Burghs
We tour St Andrews then travel down the Howe of Fife to the ancient Royal Burgh (town) of Falkland and the historic Palace – a former Royal hunting lodge.  Weather permitting, we visit the East Lomond viewpoint for wonderful panoramic views of the Fife coastline. 
We pass through the Royal Burgh of Auchtermuchty (birthplace of Jimmy Shand and The Proclaimers!), and travel to Dunfermline, ancient capital of Scotland.  There, we can visit Dunfermline Abbey and Royal Palace; and the birthplace of Andrew Carnegie – pioneer industrialist in America and philanthropist.  We visit the quaint Royal Burgh of Culross before returning to St Andrews.

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  1.3 - The Spirit of Scotland (1)
From St Andrews we head for the Fair City of Perth and then on to the attractive spa town of Crieff.  Just beyond Crieff is Glenturret Distillery – home of The Famous Grouse whisky - where we spend some time touring the distillery and – if you wish - sampling The Spirit of Scotland.  We return via Dundee and cross the ‘silvery Tay’ to St Andrews.
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  1.4 - Glamis Castle VIP Experience
From St Andrews we cross the River Tay to the City of Dundee and north to Glamis Castle, family home of the Earls of Strathmore and childhood home of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother. The castle is also the legendary setting for Shakespeare's "Macbeth". Our VIP tour includes a personal welcome at the front door of the Castle, light refreshments in the exclusive 16th century Castle kitchens (not included in standard tours), a personal tour guide who will share the many fascinating stories and legendary tales that make up the Castle's rich history, and other special privileges including permission to take photographs during your tour (normally not permitted). Time permitting, you can spend time exploring the Castle Gardens and Grounds or sample home cooking in the Victorian Kitchen Restaurant.  Homewards through the Vale of Strathmore and Dundee.
PRE-BOOKING ESSENTIAL.  MINIMUM PARTY SIZE - 4 PEOPLE.

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Full Day Tours


  2.1 - Fabulous Blair Castle and House of Bruar
From St Andrews we head for the Fair City of Perth and travel to Blair Castle - one of Scotland’s finest – and to House of Bruar, acknowledged as Scotland’s most prestigious independent country store for wonderful food and some quality retail therapy!  Back home via beautiful Dunkeld, Strathmore and Dundee.
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  2.2 - Capital Day Out
From St Andrews, we cross the magnificent Forth Road Bridge then on to Edinburgh – Capital of Scotland and one of the world’s most beautiful cities.  We take in numerous places of interest including Edinburgh Castle, Holyrood Palace, Royal Yacht Britannia; and there will be plenty of time to shop and sightsee.
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  2.3 - The Spirit of Scotland (2)
From St Andrews we cross the ‘silvery’ River Tay to Dundee and onward toward the scenic highlands of Scotland, via Blairgowrie and Beatrix Potter’s town of Birnam/Dunkeld with its beautiful cathedral.  We travel through Strathbaan and the Tay Forest Park to the lovely town of Aberfeldy.  There we visit Dewars Distillery to sample the “Spirit of Scotland”.  We return via Ballinluig, and Strathtay passing through north Fife to St Andrews.
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  2.4 - Braveheart Country and Trossachs Beauty
From St Andrews, we head for the historic city of Stirling via Gleneagles.  We visit Stirling Castle - a great symbol of Scottish independence and a source of enduring national pride; and the Wallace Monument - dedicated to the memory of William Wallace (Braveheart).   We then head for the lovely towns of Aberfoyle and Callander passing through the beautiful Trossachs – one of Scotland’s most scenic areas.  We return to St Andrews via Stirling and Kinross passing by Loch Leven where Mary Queen of Scots was imprisoned on an island castle.
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  2.5 - Balmoral Castle and Royal Deeside
From St Andrews we cross the River Tay to the City of Dundee then journey northwards into the scenic southern Highlands, part of the Cairgorms National Park. We climb over the Cairn o’ Mount mountain pass and stop at the viewpoint for stunning panoramic views. Then on through the picturesque towns of Banchory, Aboyne and Ballater all having strong links with the Royal Family whose family home - Balmoral Castle - is our destination. Balmoral has been the Scottish home of the Royal Family since 1848 during the reign of Queen Victoria. Since then it has passed down successive generations to the present day Family. The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh and Prince Charles especially take a close interest in running and improving the Balmoral Estates. We return through Braemar, the highland pass of Glenshee, Blairgowrie and Dundee.
BALMORAL CASTLE IS OPEN BETWEEN  APRIL 1ST AND JULY 31ST ONLY

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  2.6 - Lochs and Mountains
From St Andrews we travel to Perth, Dunkeld and the lovely town of Pitlochry.  We visit the stunning Queen’s View looking over Loch Tummel and then over mountain roads to Aberfeldy.  We travel along the shores of Loch Tay to Killin and then homewards by Loch Earn and Crieff.
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