Most minicab firms would be happy to do this by prior arrangement, on a time + mileage basis.
www.yell.com search for minicab in edinburgh gives 37 results
However, Dundee is only about 1h20m from Edinburgh by direct train (saver return fares GBP15 - GBP 20). Leuchars (for St Andrews) is an hour by direct train from Edinburgh (saver return GBP15). Depending on how many there are of you and how much the minicab firms quote it might be worth combining train and minicab.
Last year my wife and I used www.mini-tours.com after some friends had recommended the site.
We spent one day in the Scottish Borders, one day in East Lothian and one day in St Andrews and Fife for a guided tour. We didn't visit Dundee but he took us to loads of small villages in Fife and we combined it with a visit to Castle Campbell which was great.
We had lunch in the Ship Inn in Elie - must be one of the best pubs I've ever been to and we have fell in love with Elie and its stunning beach. Also explored Balmerino Abbey - we were the only people there! All in all we had great time Scotland with Craig telling us all about its history and past. Can't wait to get back to Scotland and we have booked up with Craig for a trip to Islay, Colonsay and the Western Isles!
Thank you for your replies. The train is a great way to get there but Craig's tour sounds just perfect. gerardm, I have sent in an enquiry for a quote and from the looks of his website, it appears to be just what we're looking for. I hope the price is affordable, but it does look as though Craig throws in a lot of extra personal attention.
Dear gerardm, I can't thank you enough for recommending Craig Flynn. I hardly know words to describe the experience. Although he and i had discussed an itinerary via email, we really had no idea just how remote the location we were in search of would be.
Craig phoned promptly the night before at our hotel to confirm the pick up time. He arrived promptly and courteously brought rare mapsfrom the library (the location we were seeking was not on commercial maps).
We had a thorough overview of the day's plan, and...Craig took us to probably the direct spot that my husband's grandmother was born in 1880. he really seemed to be as happy as we were to reach our destination.
It was just so amazing...it feels surreal. Thank you so very much for recommending him. The car was new and spacious and he sent us to the 'premier' St. Andrews restaurant for lunch. Also, Craig is a world traveller, so we were able to communicate freely about international topics. He gave us great details of the region, which he knows very well.
great, great, tour.
We are so looking forward to our future trip to some of the more remote islands such as Colonsay with Craig - his itinaray takes us to so many places we couldn't have dreamnt of visting.
Scotland here we come!
I will be sightseeing alone in March, and have tenetively scheduled a private tour with mini tours. I was badly in need of a recent reference, as I concerns about the safety of such a decision, based only on seeing someone's website. Do you have any other tips for me?
Craig is a true professional. He will map out a route, but he will also check before departure if there is anything special you would like to see. He is also very flexible while en route. He is a good listener and really seeks out your personal interests.
In other words, if you get tired and wish to revise the plan, or if you are hungry and wish to stop for a snack, etc. Another plus, is that while Craig uses the key tourist points, he also adds on a lot of lesser known spots that usually surpass those listed in guide books.
On our recent visit, Craig chose a local road home instead of the highway to show us a 16th Cent village of Culross. We got out, shopped and took pictures--something we could never have done on the A9.
Hope this helps. Have a wonderful time.
Sorry it took awhile to get back - Thank you so much, that is just what I needed to hear! I can't tell you how much I'm looking forward to my trip, and being able to shake loose of the public transportation system constraints will enable me to see so much more. Thanks again!