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Our brand new Bright Bus Boat & Bridges tour sets sail for 2024, in partnership with Forth Boat Tours.

Take in the sights across Edinburgh from the comfort of our comfortable double deck bus, with audio commentary along the way, as you venture out towards Queensferry.

Once there, enjoy unrivalled views of the iconic three Forth Bridges created by the engineering powerhouses of their time as you embark on a journey with Forth Boat Tours before heading onwards to Inchcolm Island. 

Journey Duration: 3 hours 3 minutes

Frequency: daily from June – October

Starting Point: Edinburgh, Waterloo Place

Tour Highlights

Unique experience: Let us take you on an unforgettable journey, combining bus and boat – and sightseeing and a touch of adventure – as you get up close to the three iconic forth bridges that connects the hustle and bustle of Edinburgh with Fife.

Unrivalled Views: Sit back and relax and take in the views of the city, the Forth and the Kingdom of Fife from a unique perspective – by both bus and boat! You depart from the heart of the city centre, before enjoying the scenic journey to picturesque Queensferry. We’ll transfer you straight on to Forth Boat Tours for their tour under the bridges and along the Forth River for a unique perspective of this UNESCO world heritage site, with plenty of opportunities to see a seal or two along with other marine wildlife as we circle Inchcolm Island, which once housed more than 500 soldiers during both world wars as part of the ‘Fortress Forth’.

On-board commentary: We bring the tale of Edinburgh to life with our on-bus commentary, and we’ll entertain and educate you as you set sail for your tour by boat along the Forth River.

Friendly team: Both BrightBus and Forth Boat Tours are famous across the city and beyond for our friendly, personal service – ensuring your day with a difference with us goes without a hitch! We’ll look after you and make sure you have an experience to remember!

All inclusive package: This all in one price saves money by bringing two great experiences together all on one ticket.

Choice of departures: We leave several times a day, 7 days a week from June to October. Choose the time and day that.


Departure times from Edinburgh, Waterloo Place to Queensferry for connection to Forth Boat Tours

1000 – gets back at 1330

1150 – gets back at 1530

1350 – gets back at 1725

Pick up at St Andrews Square and on Princes Street / Castle Street shortly afterwards

Bright Bus Boat & Bridges Tour Prices

Adult £30

Senior (over 60) £26

Child (under 16) £15

Family (2 adults + up to 3 children) £68

Bright Bus Boat & Bridges Tour Prices Best Value Deal

Our best value ticket lasts 7 days and includes a return trip on the Boat & Bridges Tour and unlimited travel on all other tours & Airport Express


Adult £40

Senior (over 60) £36

Student £36

Child (under 16) £20

Family (2 adults + up to 3 children) £90

Buy tickets online on our tickets page.