The first stop on this tour is made at South Queensferry where the River Forth on joining the North Sea [Atlantic Ocean] is at its narrowest point. Wonder at the 1890 completed cantilever Forth Rail Bridge [a UNESCO World Heritage Site], the 1964 Forth Road suspension Bridge and on its west side the new Queensferry Crossing.
From here cross the Firth [river inlet] and head east along the Fife coast looking back over the river Forth towards Edinburgh. Visit the town of Anstruther home of the Scottish Fisheries Museum and in Crail look out over the picturesque harbour towards the seabird sanctuaries on the Isle of May and the Bass Rock.
You will then head north to St Andrews, the home of golf, and the setting of Scotland’s oldest university – founded in 1413 – and in the town centre there walk round the ruins of the 12th Century Cathedral and also visit the site of St Andrews Castle. Finally for all golf enthusiasts would any visit here be complete without a photograph taken at the world famous Swilcan Bridge and a visit to the Old Course shop?
After completing your visit here return to Edinburgh via the Royal Palace at Falkland – the country residence of the early Stuart Monarchs and a place favoured by Mary Queen of Scots.