Tours

Sightseeing Tours from St Andrews

When spending time in our bonny we town of St Andrews, you may like to take a day away, and see what else we have to offer in this beautiful country of ours. 

Rather than booking with an Edinburgh-based tour company, and having to get up earlier to catch a train to Edinburgh to join the tour... why not have a lie in, a leisurely breakfast, and start your tour directly from St Andrews with us? 

Our company owner, Gordon, has been offering tours (with a 5-star TripAdvisor rating) for over 10 years, through our sister company, G&S Tours. Now, he's decided to concentrate on tours direct from St Andrews for 2020, under our St Andrews Shuttle brand.

We have three great tours for you below, but we can also offer a bespoke tour - be it local, or further afield.

The vehicles used will be our 8-seater minivans, but for this purpose, the max number of passengers in your group is limited to 7.

The cost of the tours below is £350 for the driver/guide and the vehicle, and we will throw in bottled Scottish water and some shortbread to keep you going. 

The tours will last around 8 hours.

Admission fees to attractions, and lunch are not included.

To book or chat to us about any tours, please email us - [email protected]

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Outlander

We depart St Andrews and head west and our first stop will be the quaint village of Falkland.

What can we say about this lovely village?

Well it has a 15th century Royal Palace, it has some lovely quaint streets, architecture, and it steps in as Inverness in the TV series "Outlander"

You will have a chance to wander round, to have your photo taken in the exact spot where Jamie's Ghost stood and watched Claire in Outlander Season 1, before we carry on our journey in search of Jamie and Claire

From Falkland we travel west to the village of Culross (pronounced "Cooross").

This is the location for Cranesmuir, and we can see Geillis and Duncan's House and the town Square, where she was sentenced to be burned for being a witch.

Doune Castle has a long history from the time it was built in the 14th century, through the Jacobite Uprisings to present day.

Now its famous for 3 modern day appearances.

The Lords Tower, Doune Castle

 

This famous Castle has been in "Monty Python and the Holy Grail", the pilot episode of "Game of Thrones", and of course "Outlander".

Your will have time here to take the audio guided tour of the castle and listen to Jamie tell you about some of its features.

Late lunch? Pop over to Deanston Distillery for lunch at the "Coffee Bothy" or even take the distillery tour. The warehouse here was used as Jamie's cousins wine warehouse in Le Havre.

Blackness Castle is the magnificent fortress that stood in for Fort William in Season 1. This is where Jamie was tortured and later where Claire was imprisoned and Jamie breaks in and saves her (spoiler alert!).

Impressive, given that this stronghold was built to keep people both in, and out.

From here we will make our way back to St Andrews, taking in the sight of the three bridges as we cross the River Forth and head home.

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Edinburgh and Roslyn Chapel

Edinburgh and Roslyn

Panoramic tour by Private minivan

Visit Edinburgh’s Old Town, Royal Mile, Holyrood Park, New Town and the simply stunning Rosslyn Chapel

Edinburgh: New Town

Our tour will start in the New Town, with stops to view the Georgian architecture in Charlotte Square, the childhood home of Robert Louis Stevenson, and “The Grandest Street in Edinburgh”, Moray Place.

Edinburgh: Old Town

Moving on from the New Town next and back in time to the Old Town, and The Royal Mile.

We will continue here with a stop outside Gladstone’s Land, a 17th example of a tenement block, before moving slowing (in the vehicle) down the Royal Mile passing St Giles Church, The Mercat Cross, John Knox House, the Canongait Church, and other important landmarks along the way, and a stop for coffee if required.

Roslyn Chapel

Scottish Parliament and Holyrood Palace

After a refreshment stop (if needed), we'll pass the Scottish Parliament and Holyrood Palace, taking a drive (except Sundays) through the Queens Park, and up to a view point on Arthur’s Seat allowing us (on a clear day) to look south to the Pentland Hills, and east towards North Berwick, before returning to the Old Town, and stopping for photos and maybe lunch at Holyrood Palace.

Rosslyn Chapel

After lunch, we'll drive south to one of Scotland’s most remarkable buildings, Rosslyn Chapel; founded in 1446 as a place of worship, with services continue to be held here weekly.

The Chapel has also been a popular destination for visitors for generations. Its profile greatly increased after the publication of Dan Brown’s novel, The Da Vinci Code, in 2003, and the subsequent film.

There is a guided tour by Chapel guides (entry fee not included), and free time to wander the grounds, before boarding the minicoach for the return journey to St Andrews.

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Pitlochry, Whisky, and Scenic Walk

If your looking for a tour with stunning views, a dram, and a woodland walk, then this is a must for you.
A Private Day Tour to the picturesque village of Pitlochry and the lovely Edradour Distillery, the Queens View and eventually a walk through the Hermitage Forest.

This tours is available from both St Andrews and Edinburgh.
Departing from your accommodation between 8:00am -8:30am (at a time based on your location), the drive north will pass Perth and Dunkeld as we enter the Highlands and catch some of the scenery.
We arrive at Edradour Distillery just before 10am.
Edradour, stands alone as the last stronghold of handmade single malt whisky from a farm distillery still in production today.
Time will be given to take the whisky tour (not included in the fare) and to enjoy the setting before heading in to Pitlochry or maybe the Moulin Inn for lunch of fresh fish and local produce (not included in the fare).

Hermitage Walk

Pitlochry

Pitlochry is a lovely highland town which was popular in Victorian times for its spas and beautiful Highland setting.
Free time will be given in Pitlochry to enjoy lunch, take a wander down by the river, maybe visit the Dam visitor centre and perhaps even see a salmon or two leaping.

Queens View

Travel the few miles north to the Queens View


When Queen Victoria visited in 1866, she assumed that the sweeping view west along Loch Tummel was named after her – but she was wrong. We think the view was really named after Isabella, the first wife of Robert the Bruce, who lived more than 500 years earlier.


After some time to enjoy the surroundings, it will be time to continue our journey, and head south to The Hermitage Woodland Walk.

The Hermitage – Woodland walk

The Hermitage is a National Trust for Scotland protected site near Dunkeld. It sits on the banks of the River Braan in Craigvinean Forest, and was created by John Murray, the third Duke of Atholl.

The Duke lived in nearby Dunkeld House in the 18th century to honour the blind bard Ossian. It is home to Ossian’s Hall of Mirrors and Ossian’s Cave, both are Georgian follies. 


The walk is just over 1km in length. From here, we will head south again, and finish the day back at your accommodation.

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