Edinburgh: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tours & Firth of Forth Cruise

Activity provider: Edinburgh Bus Tours

Edinburgh: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tours & Firth of Forth Cruise

Activity provider: Edinburgh Bus Tours

From US$ 49.16 per person


With the 48-hour pass, enjoy 3 sightseeing bus routes around Edinburgh and a bus and boat cruise. Choose from a variety of routes to really make the most of your time in Edinburgh and explore the sights you most want to see.

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Spanish, Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian


  • Get a 48-hour Edinburgh pass for access to 3 bus tours and a boat trip too
  • Take hop-on hop-off bus tours of the Old and New Towns
  • Head to the coast at Newhaven with stops at Royal Botanic Gardens
  • Go on a cruise out onto the Firth of Forth
Full description
City Sightseeing Edinburgh See all the main attractions with CitySightseeing Edinburgh. There’s multi-language commentary in 9 languages and a special Horrible Histories commentary for your children, narrated by Terry Deary himself. Edinburgh Tour Explore Edinburgh's city center taking in the spectacular buildings including Edinburgh Castle, the Scottish Parliament, and the architecture of the Georgian New Town with a live guide in English. Majestic Tour The Majestic Tour heads north of Edinburgh's City Centre towards the port of Leith with highlights including Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, The Royal Yacht Britannia, and the Palace of Holyroodhouse. The Majestic Tour features a multi-lingual commentary in 10 languages.  Firth of Forth Bus and Boat Trip Board your bus at Waterloo Place - in the heart of Edinburgh for a tour to South Queensferry with English commentary via headphones, followed by a boat tour aboard one of Forth Boat Tours fleet of vessels. Enjoy superb views of Edinburgh and Fife’s coastlines as well as the iconic Three Bridges, the Forth Road Bridge, The Forth Bridge and the new Queensferry Crossing. Get your camera out and look for puffins and seals along the way.
  • 48-hour unlimited travel on the Edinburgh City Sightseeing, Edinburgh Tour, and Majestic Tour
  • Firth of Forth cruise
  • Entrance fees

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Meeting point

All bus tours start from Waterloo Place, across from the Apex Waterloo Hotel.

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  • You can join a tour at any stop and hop on and off for the duration of your ticket
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 113 reviews

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The only downside of this trip was the sheer number roadworks in Edinburgh at present which obviously the bus company has no control over but do cause holdups and force the bus to keep hitting curbs. We are regular visitors to Edinburgh and the tour bus allowed us to see parts we have been missing so the holiday felt fresh and new places to explore. The boat was the best part we were so lucky with the weather the sea was so calm you barely noticed you were on a boat so no chance of sea sickness, we were also fortunate as the seals and birds were all in full view and the beautiful clear day meant we had great views of the bridges and landmarks and we could see all the way to Berwick

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March 24, 2023

The tour guides are really knowledgeable and friendly. The drivers are also very friendly and will try there best to stop near to anywhere where you want to get off along the route. It's great to have 3 bus routes in one offer and the cruise was also enjoyable.

March 24, 2023

Fabulous tours, so informative and got to see far more than we could have done in our own - as we had 48 hours to use our tickets, we did the tours more than once. The Firth of Forth boat trip was excellent, not only did we have fantastic views of all 3 bridges, we saw seals and puffins too.

March 24, 2023

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