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Tour Operator: Rabbie's Tours 7h 30m Travel method:   Mini Bus / Car Region / Starts from: Glasgow

St Andrews & the Kingdom of Fife from Glasgow

Do you believe in monsters?

If you do, best to not stray too close to water while you're here in Scotland. We're not talking about Nessie. We're talking about the kelpies, deadly shape-shifting creatures that often appear as horses, luring people to a watery death. Your first stop on this tour is to see the Kelpies Monument and you might just be grateful that they're not this enormous in 'real life'.

Though that's not what this monument was built for. Created by artist Andy Scott, these icons are modelled after Clydesdale horses Duke and Baron, a symbol of the lineage of heavy horses throughout Scottish history that helped shape the surrounding region of Falkirk.

Leaving behind these awe-inspiring creatures, it's time for a pleasant drive through the rolling countryside of the Kingdom of Fife to Falkland. Falkland Palace dominates this old village, and was one of the main residences of the old Royal family of Scotland, the Stewarts (Stuarts). Aside from the palace, the village is simply one of the most beautiful in Scotland with an array of old cottages and narrow winding streets. Not to mention the kick Outlander fans will get when they recognise this as the location for 1940s Inverness in the popular TV series.

Next up is where you've been waiting for: the medieval town of St Andrews. St Andrew is the patron Saint of Scotland, and according to legend, his remains were washed up on the Fife coast. St Andrews is also home to the third oldest university in Britain and a beautiful ruined castle perched on a cliff. You have around three hours to explore this fascinating town.

As you head back towards Glasgow, you stop in at Queensferry Crossing, and get a great view of one of Scotland's greatest man-made landmarks, the Forth Rail Bridge.

You arrive back in Glasgow in the early evening.


Forth Bridges An incredible engineering feat. A gorgeous setting. And a UNESCO World Heritage site.

St Andrews Cathedral This ruined cathedral was once one of Scotland’s most magnificent buildings.

St Andrews Old Town Immerse yourself in 1,000 years of history as you explore the winding streets and ancient castle.

The Old Course Golf was so popular in Scotland, it was banned in the 15th century. And nowhere was it more popular than in St Andrews, ‘the Home of Golf’.

Historic Village of Falkland Wander through this serene town in the Kingdom of Fife which boasts a beautiful palace and links to the Outlander series.

The Kelpies Monument  At 100ft tall, these horses are hard to miss and are now an icon of the landscape.

Finishes (approx.) 18:30

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What is included
  • Transport in a 16 seat Mercedes mini-coach
  • Driver/Guide
  • Small Group ( maximum 16 passengers )
Meeting point
  • Glasgow Buchanan Bus Station, Killermont Street, Glasgow, G2 3NW (Stance between 23 to 32) , Killermont Street, Glasgow, G2 3NW
  • Min. age 5 years old. We do not accept children under the age of 5 years.
  • Luggage Allowance: You're restricted to 14kg (31lbs) of luggage per person on our tours. This should be one piece of luggage similar to an airline carry-on bag (approximately 55cm x 45cm x 25cm / 22in x 17in x 10in) plus a small bag for onboard personal items.
  • Please arrive 15-mins in advance to check-in.

Departure Details

Departure Point: Glasgow Buchanan Bus Station, Killermont Street, Glasgow, G2 3NW (Stance between 23 to 32)