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Edinburgh Bus Tours’ Forth Bridges Bus & Boat Tour is one of the summer tour highlights taking in the delights of the City with the beauty of the Forth Estuary, and this year Scotland’s leading tour company has launched a summer seal sensation – “See a seal or sail again!”

The tour, which includes a bus ride from St Andrews Square to South Queensferry followed by a cruise on the Firth of Forth on board the Forth Belle, allows visitors to enjoy views of the famous bridges as well as an unrivalled outlook of Edinburgh and Fife’s coastlines. The tour provides a great opportunity to witness the wildlife on Edinburgh’s doorstep including seals and puffins – in fact if you don’t see a seal, Edinburgh Bus Tours is offering  a free ticket to sail again with them *.

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The Forth Bus and Boat Tour starts from St. Andrew Square and takes in Princes Street, New Town, South Queensferry, Forth Railway Bridge, Inchcolm Island,  Forth Road Bridge and Queensferry Crossing. There is the option to leave the boat to explore Incholm Island and landing passes are available on board the Forth Belle.  International visitors can enjoy recorded commentary in up to nine different languages. Visitors are recommended to allow approximately three hours to enjoy this experience, which excludes time for a visit to Inchcolm Island.  Adult tickets are £20, seniors and students £18 and children £8. A family ticket is available too from £48 (two adults and up to three children).

Edinburgh Bus tours operates six tours, with a variety of tickets available with buses departing from St Andrews Square. The red City Sightseeing bus and the green Edinburgh Tour continue to serve Waverley Bridge with all size tours interchanging at St Andrews Square.  For more information on tours, and departure times, please visit

* If you are unable to spot a seal in the Firth of Forth during the tour, visitors should inform a member of the Forth Belle staff to receive a complimentary Forth Bridges Bus & Boat tour ticket.

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