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

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

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With the 48-hour grand pass, enjoy 3 sightseeing bus routes round Edinburgh and a boat cruise where you might just see puffins! Take hop-on hop-off buses round the Old Town and New Town, and so much more, to really make the most of your time in Edinburgh.

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  • 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
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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 St Andrew Square in the heart of Edinburgh for a tour to South Queensferry, 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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Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
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  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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All bus tours start from St Andrew Square in the heart of Edinburgh City Centre.

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  • All bus tours start from St Andrew Square in the heart of Edinburgh City Centre
  • You can join a tour at any stop and hop on and off for the duration of your ticket
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4.8 /5

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We really enjoyed our tour in Edinburgh! The tour guides were very helpful and knowledgeable. We've had a wonderful time during our tour listening to our tour guides talking about the history of the places we've seen in Edinburgh. We really enjoyed our tour in the Bridges as well.The people in the cruise ship were very polite and made sure we enjoyed our adventure! We couldn't be happier.

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26 September 2021

As a very anxious first time lone traveller I decided this was a good option for me to explore Edinburgh alone. I found the tours fun and informative, the Firth of Forth Cruise was lovely we saw Seals ( a first for me in the wild). I wouldn't hesitate to use the tours again

19 September 2021

We were able to make ample use of the bus tours in the 48 hours, as you can get on and off anywhere. In addition, we were able to book further visits (Holyrood House and the Royal Yacht Britannia). Two of the tours are with a German audio guide, the third with an English-speaking tour guide who has made every effort to be understandable even for those who are not so language-savvy. But if you've already heard the other tours in German, a lack of English is not the problem. The boat trip was an experience, Inchcolm Island and the bridges were worth seeing, we came within a few meters of the seals, who presented themselves completely relaxed. You should only note that the bus ride to the pier is extra and is not on the rounds of the Sigthseeing tours. The drive takes about 30 minutes through the outskirts of Edinburgh and gives nice insights into the outskirts of the city. Plus the 1.5 hour boat trip with a little waiting time

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16 June 2019

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