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$ 31.72 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
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

St Andrew Square in the heart of Edinburgh City Centre.

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  • The bus tour departs daily from St Andrew Square to Queensferry at 10:05 AM, 12:05 PM, with an additional departure at 2:05 PM on Saturday and Sunday
  • 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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4.6 /5

based on 148 reviews

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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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October 1, 2022

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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August 11, 2022

Nice trip also with an informative tour of the island. It cost extra but was worth it. I could have been on the island for more than two hours. The excitement of hearing about the bridges and the actual sailing was also beautiful. Seeing Edinburgh from the lakeside. A trip I would like to take again.

August 1, 2022

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