Edinburgh: Queensferry Bus Tour & Firth of Forth Cruise

Activity provider: Edinburgh Bus Tours

Edinburgh: Queensferry Bus Tour & Firth of Forth Cruise

Activity provider: Edinburgh Bus Tours

From US$ 36.68 per person


Enjoy a half-day experience starting with a guided bus tour through Edinburgh's Georgian New Town and South Queensferry, followed by a cruise on the Firth of Forth.

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Duration 3.5 hours
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  • Take a guided bus tour to South Queensferry
  • Enjoy a boat cruise on the Firth of Forth
  • Admire the Forth Bridges and Queensferry Crossing
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Board your bus in the heart of Edinburgh and travel through the Georgian New Town on a guided bus tour. Continue towards the charming town of South Queensferry, where you will take a relaxing boat cruise on the Firth of Forth. 

Enjoy superb views of the Edinburgh and Fife coastlines as well as the iconic 3 bridges which cross the estuary, including the Forth Rail Bridge. Look out for seals and puffins, depending on the time of year.

Before you head back to Edinburgh on your return bus journey, explore the beautiful conservation town of South Queensferry at your own pace. Discover its picturesque harbor and stunning coastal views, which make this one of Scotland's most beautiful towns.

  • Return bus tour to South Queensferry
  • Boat cruise on the Firth of Forth
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Food and drinks

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Meeting point

Meet your guide at Waterloo Place, across from the Apex Waterloo Hotel.

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Important information

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  • Return bus tour to South Queensferry and boat cruise on the Firth of Forth are included in the price
  • Food and drinks will not be provided
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Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 158 reviews

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Booked online and easy pickup point staff at the pick up point very helpful the trip was well organised the boat trip crossing was really good and the boat staff were really knowledgeable about the history of the forth road bridge it was a very pleasant experience.

March 25, 2023

The tour started on the bus from St Andrews Square to Queens Ferry which included the history of the buildings and area on route. Then we picked up the boat and for 2 hours we were given the history of the 3 bridges and one crew member was on hand if we wanted more info. We saw seals on a bouy. You are able to land on an island with a tour guide until the next boat picks you up. After the boat trip you can stay in Queens Ferry the buses run every 2 hours back to the city centre. Had a lovely lunch in The Ferry Tap. We were very impressed with the whole tour it's well worth it.

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March 25, 2023

Great morning out seeing the three bridges. Bus picked us up at St Andrews Square for the half hour journey to the port. Interesting and knowledgeable commentary on the bus from the tour guide. The 2 hour boat ride was great, sailing up the estuary and going under the 3 bridges for a great view of them. We also saw close up a group of basking seals. Calm and sunny day so was a smooth and pleasant journey on the boat which also served refreshments and had loos. On our return the bus was waiting for us for our return to Edinburgh. Would defo recommend.

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March 25, 2023

Product ID: 369461