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Falkland Palace and Garden Tours

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Falkland Palace and Garden
Once the favored countryside retreat of the Stuart kings and queens, the magnificent Falkland Palace has seen a long list of famous royals pass through its grand gateway. First built as a hunting lodge in the 12th century, the residence was transformed into a French Renaissance-style palace in the 16th century by King James IV and King James V, complete with 3 hectares of parks, orchards and flower gardens.

Now a National Trust property, Falkland Palace and Garden is a popular tourist attraction and an easy day trip from Edinburgh, offering visitors a fascinating insight into the lavish lives of the Scottish royals. As well as exploring the beautifully restored Royal Apartments and drawing room, visitors can take a peek at the Royal Chapel, admire the fine artworks on display in the Tapestry Gallery and Edwardian Library, visit the Gatehouse and walk around the vast grounds. Don’t forget to visit the Royal Tennis Court, allegedly frequented by Mary, Queen of Scots and now Britain’s oldest tennis court still in use.

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Falkland Palace is located in Fife, approximately 40 km north of Edinburgh and is open daily from 10am to 5pm. Adult admission costs £12.50.
Address: East Port, Falkland, Cupar, Fife, United Kingdom KY15 7DA, Scotland
Hours: Daily 11am-5pm
Admission: Adult £12.50
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St Andrews & the Fishing Villages of Fife Small-Group Day Tour from Edinburgh

St Andrews & the Fishing Villages of Fife Small-Group Day Tour from Edinburgh

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Travel from Edinburgh to St. Andrews and Fife on this day trip from Edinburgh. Cross the Forth Road Bridge into the Kingdom of Fife and pass by the coastal villages of East Neuk. Then pay homage to the town of St. Andrews, home to Scotland's oldest university and the Old Course where golf is routinely played. Driving in a top-of-the-range, 16-seat Mercedes mini-coach, see Falkland and the Lomond Hills. Enjoy a small-group tour, limited to 16 people, for a memorable and personalized experience.
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  • 8 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$52.05
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$52.05
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On the Trail of Mary Queen of Scots Private Tour in a Minivan from Edinburgh

On the Trail of Mary Queen of Scots Private Tour in a Minivan from Edinburgh

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Swap the crowds on public transport for a stress-free way of exploring Scotland—a private tour in a premium minivan. This themed Mary Queen of Scots tour is ideal for history buffs, and especially travelers interested in the life of Scottish royalty. Visit multiple locations connected to Mary Queen of Scots, including Stirling Castle, Falkland Palace, and Edinburgh Castle.
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  • 8 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$197.52
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$197.52
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Outlander four location tour - Private tour of Lallybroch and Outlander castles

Outlander four location tour - Private tour of Lallybroch and Outlander castles

The Scottish countryside is famous for being the filming location of the hit TV show Outlander. Travel between the real-life locations that Doune Castle and Wentworth Prison were based upon during a private day trip from Edinburgh, on which you’ll receive undivided from your guide.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$421.38
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$421.38
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St Andrews, Falkland and Fife Villages Tour from Edinburgh

St Andrews, Falkland and Fife Villages Tour from Edinburgh

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Experience the best of Scottish culture on this 1-day St Andrews, Falkland and Kingsbarns Whisky Distillery tour from Edinburgh. Cross the UNESCO–listed Forth Road Bridge into the Kingdom of Fife as a guide explains Scotland’s rich history. Stop in the peaceful fishing villages of Crail and Anstruther, then visit the Kingsbarns Whisky Distillery. Take an optional distillery tour and finish with a tasting, or enjoy a walk through Cambo Gardens. Explore St Andrews’ beaches and attractions at your leisure, then return to Edinburgh via the Falkland Palace and Gardens.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$51.36
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$51.36
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4-Day Outlander Trail Small-Group Tour from Edinburgh

4-Day Outlander Trail Small-Group Tour from Edinburgh

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Fans of the TV series “Outlander” will be well-catered for during this multi-day specialized tour from Edinburgh, though even non-fans can also appreciate the chance to explore tiny towns, ancient battlefields, and hidden castles. Travel in a small-group for an intimate experience and don’t worry about the logistics: everything is arranged for you, including three nights of accommodation, transportation, and breakfast.
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  • 4 days
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$639.19
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Outlander film location tour - visit six locations

Outlander film location tour - visit six locations

Premiering in 2014, the 'Outlander' TV series captured viewers’ imaginations with bold tales of time-traveling and adventure. On this tour, delve into 'Outlander’s' exciting world with your guide and visit six of the filming locations made famous in the series. Explore the historic town of Falkland, and take in sites including Aberdour Castle, 16th-century Midhope Castle, and Linlithgow Palace—better-known among fans of the show as Wentworth Prison.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$520.14
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St Andrews Small Group Day Tour from Edinburgh

St Andrews Small Group Day Tour from Edinburgh

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Forth Bridges - An incredible art of engineering featuring a gorgeous setting whilst also being a UNESCO World Heritage site. Anstruther – A quaint traditional fishing village with charming cobbled streets. 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. St Andrews Castle - was a bishop’s palace, a fortress and a state prison during its 450-year history. The Old Course - Situated in St. Andrews it was known as ‘The Home of Golf’ as it was incredibly popular in this town. Golf became so popular that it became banned in 15th century. Historic Village of Falkland - This quaint town in the Kingdom of Fife boasts a beautiful palace and a serene setting. • Full-day small group tour from Edinburgh • Mercedes V Class • Kids friendly (0+ age) • Small group tour with a maximum of 6 passengers • Tour can be customised
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  • 9 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$640.61
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Tour of St Andrews and Historic Fife

Tour of St Andrews and Historic Fife

Enjoy a more personal experience than is offered on typical group sightseeing tours. This private excursion from Edinburgh to Fife transports you comfortably to St. Andrews (the home of golf), Falkland Palace, and the fishing village of Anstruther.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$460.88
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$460.88
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Mary Queen of Scots tours - Private Tours Edinburgh

Mary Queen of Scots tours - Private Tours Edinburgh

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Explore Scotland through the eyes of one of the nation’s powerful monarchs on this Mary, Queen of Scots sightseeing tour. Following a pickup at your Edinburgh hotel, spin through the Scottish countryside and visit sites closely linked to the queen, including Linlithgow Palace—her birthplace—and Stirling Castle. Gain clear insight into Mary’s life and reign, and admire uninterrupted views across the Loch Leven National Nature Reserve.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$338.10
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$338.10
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Mary Queen of Scots Luxury Private Tour with Scottish Driver

Mary Queen of Scots Luxury Private Tour with Scottish Driver

Follow in the footsteps of one of Scotland’s most storied royal figures—and visit numerous castles and palaces—on this Mary, Queen of Scots tour. Meet your guide in the morning at your Edinburgh accommodation, and set off in a Mercedes. You can visit Mary’s birthplace of Linlithgow Palace, see Stirling Castle (where she spent her childhood), discover royal retreats she once frequented, and more (admission fares own expense). You’ll also learn stories about her controversial life and history as you explore.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$869.09
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$869.09
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Outlander Film Locations tour of Castle Leoch, Fort William and Inverness

Outlander Film Locations tour of Castle Leoch, Fort William and Inverness

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Get a first-hand peek at key settings from the hit TV series Outlander on this specialty-themed private sightseeing tour. Visit three scenic filming locations in central Scotland, including Doune and Blackness castles—two of Scotland’s best-preserved medieval sites—and building exteriors in Falkland. Small-group tours include comfortable transfers in a luxury vehicle plus door-to-door pickup in Edinburgh or Glasgow.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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$355.54
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$355.54
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Outlander tours Lallybroch and Castle Leoch

Outlander tours Lallybroch and Castle Leoch

If you’re a fan of the hit TV show Outlander, opt for a tour that transports you to dispersed filming locations with ease. Rather than navigating unfamiliar roads and missing out on scenes from the Scottish countryside, relax and listen to insider gossip and trivia from the show as you're drive between sights.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$421.38
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$421.38
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St Andrews Private Personal Driving Day Tour Six Hours

St Andrews Private Personal Driving Day Tour Six Hours

​Planning to tour Edinburg and St Andrews? You've come to the right place! Don't just depend on guide books, work with a city expert - work with me. I'll share with you the real legends and stories associated with St. Andrews like only a guide can! This six hour tour will include all of the most popular and main tourist attractions that St Andrews have to offer including some spots you won't find in any guide books! This tour will take you to the world famous home of Golf. While in St Andrews we will visit the Ancient and Royal Golf Club, Swilken Bridge and Cathedral. If you've ever wanted to experience real fish and chips we can stop at the world famous and award winning Anstruther fish bar on our return.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$520.14
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$520.14
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Outlander private tour

Outlander private tour

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During the tour if you want to skip one attraction to see another, want to stay at one for longer, it is completely up to you. We provide a list of attractions that are not mentioned on the add in case you would like to change or see something else. We are the only company which does this way.
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  • 8 hours
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$934.22
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$934.22
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Private Outlander and Film Locations Luxury Day Tour

Private Outlander and Film Locations Luxury Day Tour

We specialise in creating Scottish adventures for individuals. As our tours are more personal than some other tour providers, you will leave with a feeling of satisfaction knowing that you've seen what you wanted, how you wanted. Wether you're fans of Outlander, Monty Python or Game of Thrones, you'll find a great mix of iconic locations from your favourite film and TV shows all within reach of the city of Edinburgh in the comfort of our luxurious Mercedes van. Enjoy, relax and just switch off. Get to know the country and its people, immerse yourself in nature and tradition. At TRIPorganiser we know where to find something special. Trust us with your with valuable travel time. Authenticity is our top priority.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$329.20
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$329.20
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Private St Andrews and Kingdom of Fife Luxury Day Trip

Private St Andrews and Kingdom of Fife Luxury Day Trip

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Explore the Scottish countryside your way on a private sightseeing tour that takes into account your personal preferences by being customizable. Rather than having to navigate unfamiliar roads yourself, you’ll be able to sit back, relax, and benefit from the undivided attention of your guide.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$329.20
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$329.20
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4-Day Scottish Castles Experience Small-Group Tour from Edinburgh

4-Day Scottish Castles Experience Small-Group Tour from Edinburgh

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Feel like a lord or lady as you wander through castles and manor houses. Stride ancient battlefields like a sword-wielding Highlander. And relive Scotland’s history defining moments of conceit and treachery as you listen to your driver-guide’s epic tales. On this tour, you’ll join the ranks of esteemed history lovers while you travel over sea, loch, and glen. You visit Scotland’s most impressive castles, tower forts, and palaces. And you even get a chance to take a boat trip and visit Scotland’s highest whisky distillery. This tour is your ticket into Scotland’s medieval past and royal history.
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  • 4 days
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$633.50
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$633.50
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Kingdom of Fife & St Andrews Full-Day Guided Private Tour in a Premium Minivan

Kingdom of Fife & St Andrews Full-Day Guided Private Tour in a Premium Minivan

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Explore the highlights of the Kingdom of Fife without the hassle of driving or waiting for buses and trains. This private tour is exclusively for your party and can be tailored to your own interests, whether that's seeing the famed Old Course in St. Andrews, exploring the fishing villages of the East Neuk, or sampling whisky and gin in Kingsbarns.
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  • 8 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$197.52
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$197.52
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East coast gems private travel from Edinburgh including whiskey tasting

East coast gems private travel from Edinburgh including whiskey tasting

If you are interested in a real flavor of Scotland you a looking for the right tour! Your guide will show you picturesque coastlines and amazing castles, pleasant beaches and traditional breweries, cathedrals and much much more. Edinburgh surroundings worth visiting! Your guide will pick you up from your hotel or from your cruise ship. Sit back in your private car and relax, while you will have a scenic ride through beautiful little villages. After arriving to St Andrew’s you will have a guided tour of the city and experience traditional fish’n’chips! After that your guide will take you to whisky distilleries in the area, to sample some fabulous whisky. After the tour, your driver will take you back.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$1,467.00
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$1,467.00
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St Andrews Tours

St Andrews Tours

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We set up our private tour with experience in exploring Scotland.St Andrews is also known worldwide as the "home of golf".The St Andrews Aquarium is located on the cliff foot of the Scores overlooking West Sands. As well as over 100 fish species on display there. Anstruther is home to the Scottish Fisheries Museum. We provide a first class service on every journey with full of excitement & memorable adventure,also you can make your own tour location and flexible time all over the day. Tour will be our traditional black taxi within full Air-Conditioned & heating vehicle,free Wi-Fi on broad & complementary water bottle. Vehicle are fully insured and have full public liability insurance. Our driver are officially recognised by the City of Edinburgh Council. All tours are priced per vehicle which can hold up to 6 passengers. We assured fully safe & secure every tour with bespoke tour, also provide any pick up or drop off in Edinburgh based location,including Air-port transport.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$500.38
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$500.38
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Private Mary Queen of Scots Tour with free self guided MQS Edinburgh Tour

Private Mary Queen of Scots Tour with free self guided MQS Edinburgh Tour

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Travel with the tour company named after Mary Queen of Scots. Free self-guided tour of Mary Queen of Scot's Edinburgh is included. Based in Mary's birthplace, Linlithgow. Discover the biography of Mary, Queen of Scots – one of Medieval Europe’s most fascinating monarchs. Follow in the footsteps of the queen who once claimed the crowns of four nations, and whose beauty and kindness captivated even her enemies. Learn the story of her tragic death, as you begin at her birthplace and end at one of her favourite retreats.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$683.31
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What are Falkland Palace and Garden hours of operation?
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Falkland Palace and Garden hours of operation: Daily 11am-5pm. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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