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Forth Road Bridge Tours and Activities

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Forth Road Bridge
Spanning the Firth of Forth between Edinburgh and the Kingdom of Fife, the Forth Road Bridge opened up in 1964 and runs parallel with the famous Forth railway bridge. As well as offering the quickest driving route from the capital to the Scottish Highlands, the Forth Road Bridge also has cycling and walking lanes that are open to the public.

The Forth Road Bridge is perhaps best known for its dramatic views of the neighboring Forth Bridge, the world's longest cantilever bridge and recently inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage list. The striking red bridge is one of Scotland's most famous architectural icons and a remarkable feat of modern civil engineering, dating back over 125 years.

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The Forth Road Bridge crosses the Firth of Forth, connecting Queensferry, Edinburgh to North Queensferry in Fife.
Address: Forth Rd Bridge, South Queensferry EH30 9SF, Scotland
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Loch Ness and the Highlands Small Group Day Tour from Edinburgh

Loch Ness and the Highlands Small Group Day Tour from Edinburgh

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Uncover the mysteries of Loch Ness on an exciting day-trip from Edinburgh. Set out north along Scotland's West Coast to experience one of the country's most iconic lochs, best known for the fabled 'monster' said to reside deep within its waters. En route, pass some incredible sights, including the ruins of Linlithgow Palace, Ben Nevis―Britain's tallest mountain―and dramatic Highlands landscapes recognizable from films like 'Skyfall.' Your guide regales you with stories about the area, making for an exciting, informative―and if you're lucky, truly legendary―trip.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$75.28
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$75.28
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2-Day Inverness and the Highlands Small Group Tour from Edinburgh

2-Day Inverness and the Highlands Small Group Tour from Edinburgh

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Experience the enchantment of the Scottish Highlands on a small-group, 2-day trip from Edinburgh. As you travel through spectacular scenery, visit historical highlights like Doune Castle and witness the natural splendor of Loch Ness and Glen Coe. Delve into the history of Culloden battlefield, take a riverside stroll at Dunkeld and recognize Glenfinnan Viaduct, famed for its role in the ‘Harry Potter’ films. B&B or hostel accommodation is reserved but not included in the price. Receive personalized attention from your guide on this small-group tour, limited to 16 people.
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  • 2 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$131.04
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$131.04
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Edinburgh Luxury Private Tour with Scottish Driver

Edinburgh Luxury Private Tour with Scottish Driver

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Explore Edinburgh without the hassle of planning on a private tour with door-to-door chauffeur service, bottled water, and complimentary wifi. Your drive and guide tailors the day’s itinerary according to your needs and interests, with potential stops ranging from Edinburgh Castle to Charlotte Square. Unlike impersonal large-group tours, this private experience ensures your guide’s full attention and a customized experience.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$379.86
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$379.86
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Loch Ness, Inverness & The Highlands - 2 Day Tour from Edinburgh

Loch Ness, Inverness & The Highlands - 2 Day Tour from Edinburgh

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See the rivers, lochs, and mountains of the Scottish Highlands during this two-day tour from Edinburgh. Leave the driving to your guide and take in the scenery as you journey to top landmarks in the region including Loch Ness, Urquhart Castle, and Inverness. Visit the historic Ruthven Barracks and enjoy a gentle forest walk in the Hermitage Woodland before driving back to Edinburgh.
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  • 2 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$118.49
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$118.49
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St Andrews Luxury Private Tour with Scottish Driver

St Andrews Luxury Private Tour with Scottish Driver

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Ticking off Fife’s dispersed attractions can be difficult on limited time. Cruise between sights in St Andrews and beyond on a private day tour, with round-trip transfer from a location of your choice by air-conditioned Mercedes Benz. Discover highlights including the Holy Trinity Church, the Old Course at St Andrews, and Kingsbarns Distillery, and absorb coastal views along the East Neuk of Fife.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$470.47
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$470.47
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Loch Ness Luxury Private Tour with Scottish Driver

Loch Ness Luxury Private Tour with Scottish Driver

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Avoid crowded tours and explore some of the highlights of the Scottish Highlands at your own pace (no waiting for other passengers) on this private guided tour from Edinburgh. Traveling in a comfortable Wi-Fi-equipped Mercedes Benz, take in such sights as the UNESCO-listed Forth Rail Bridge and the Cairngorms National Park, and make stops in the charming village of Pitlochry and Highland capital Inverness en route to the famed Loch Ness.
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  • 12 to 14 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$1,352.18
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$1,352.18
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Eilean Donan, Loch Ness & The North West Highlands - 2 Day Tour from Edinburgh

Eilean Donan, Loch Ness & The North West Highlands - 2 Day Tour from Edinburgh

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Experience Scotland’s dramatic landscapes with this two-day tour in the Highlands, including an overnight stay in the town of Fort William. Skip the hassle of a rental car and enjoy round-trip transportation from Edinburgh. Itinerary highlights include Doune Castle, Loch Ness, and the Commando Memorial. Learn about Scottish history from a local guide during this small-group tour.
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  • 2 days
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$118.49
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$118.49
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1 Day Malt Whisky, Craft Gin, & Craft Beer Tour

1 Day Malt Whisky, Craft Gin, & Craft Beer Tour

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Get a comprehensive taste of Scotland's distilling and brewing scene without the chassle of arranging transport between places on this tour from Edinburgh. In a small group of no more than 16, travel to Glenturret Distillery in Stirlingshire, home to the Famous Grouse brand; then on to Trossachs Distillery, home of McQueen Gin, and finally Allanwater Brewery in Bridge of Allan. Sample whisky, gin, and beer at each site, free of the worries of driving.
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  • 10 hours 30 minutes
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$117.28
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$117.28

St Andrews, Falkland and Fife Villages Tour from Edinburgh

St Andrews, Falkland and Fife Villages Tour from Edinburgh

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Experience the best of Scottish culture on this 1-day St Andrews, Falkland and Kingsbarns Whisky Distillery tour from Edinburgh. Cross the UNESCO–listed Forth Road Bridge into the Kingdom of Fife as a guide explains Scotland’s rich history. Stop in the peaceful fishing villages of Crail and Anstruther, then visit the Kingsbarns Whisky Distillery. Take an optional distillery tour and finish with a tasting, or enjoy a walk through Cambo Gardens. Explore St Andrews’ beaches and attractions at your leisure, then return to Edinburgh via the Falkland Palace and Gardens.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$55.03
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$55.03
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Outlander Luxury Private Tour with Scottish Driver

Outlander Luxury Private Tour with Scottish Driver

See the sights that inspired the story of 'Outlander' and tour the places where the series was filmed. This private tour caters to you, keeping your comfort in mind at all times as you are chauffeured from your hotel or the cruise ship port in a Mercedes van. Visit the sets that stood in for Mrs. Baird’s B and B, Castle Leoch, the village of Cransemuir, Wentworth Prison and Fort William. Your guide will share stories of Scotland as you travel.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$850.34
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$850.34
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Edinburgh Luxury Private Tour with Scottish Driver

Edinburgh Luxury Private Tour with Scottish Driver

See the best of Edinburgh in a day with this private sightseeing excursion. Avoid the crowds on public transport, and get around the city in a comfortable and convenient way—in a private vehicle with a chauffeur. No need to worry about rigid itineraries—this tour is completely flexible based on your needs. Potential sights and attractions include Edinburgh Old Town, Edinburgh Castle, the Royal Mile, Holyrood Park, and Calton Hill.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$927.01
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$927.01
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Mary Queen of Scots Luxury Private Tour with Scottish Driver

Mary Queen of Scots Luxury Private Tour with Scottish Driver

Follow in the footsteps of one of Scotland’s most storied royal figures—and visit numerous castles and palaces—on this Mary, Queen of Scots tour. Meet your guide in the morning at your Edinburgh accommodation, and set off in a Mercedes. You can visit Mary’s birthplace of Linlithgow Palace, see Stirling Castle (where she spent her childhood), discover royal retreats she once frequented, and more (admission fares own expense). You’ll also learn stories about her controversial life and history as you explore.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$920.04
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Edinburgh - Whitewater Rafting at the Tummel with Transport

Edinburgh - Whitewater Rafting at the Tummel with Transport

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Head to the River Tummel, just north of Pitlochry, from Edinburgh on this half-day rafting trip. An experienced guide will be aboard each raft helping you navigate the Class III/IV rapids. Plus professional photography for no extra charge is available after your whitewater rafting adventure. This tour is available on the weekends from June to September.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$138.01
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Full Day Sailing Trip

Full Day Sailing Trip

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If you cannot find suitable availability for our scheduled trips, please contact us directly to discuss a private charter. This is an amazing full day trip for anyone interested in getting out on the water and sailing. You can be a beginner who wants to learn how to sail, or an experienced skipper. The sail will take us under the famous Forth Rail Bridge, before passing the many inner islands of the Forth, most noticeably Inchcolm Island. We will then sail out to Inchkeith Island (opposite Kinghorn in Fife) where we are likely to anchor for lunch. After this we will sail back to Port Edgar Marina, taking in the spectacular view of the Edinburgh skyline.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$188.19
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Extraordinary Journeys

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Extraordinary Journeys

You will be trekking a Scottish Munro which is a mountain over 3000 feet high. During our trek, I will entertain you with stories of unique expeditions around the World from my travels and adventures in excess of 120 countries. Journeys such as leading a team of ordinary people 1000 plus miles on foot across Mongolia and the Gobi Desert in 47 days. Crossing the Patagonia Icecap and living in the jungles of Belize and Borneo. Your guide will be Peter Syme. My passion for adventure and travel has led to me introducing over one hundred thousand people to adventure activities and expeditions around the World. However, Scotland was where that passion was born and it is still my home. I believe stories are for sharing and during your experience, you will be entertained by stories of not just Scotland. All guests receive a free gift voucher for white water rafting.
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  • 9 hours
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$168.24
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Isle of Skye and Scottish Highlands Tour

Isle of Skye and Scottish Highlands Tour

Niall McOwan is an experienced Scottish tour guide. Raised in the mountains and glens of Scotland and inspired by his father, renowned Scottish author and historian Dr. Rennie McOwan, Niall feels passionately about his role as a bespoke guide. Directly descended from legendary Highland stalker Donald Ross, Chief Stalker to the Duke of Portland, Niall aims to give clients the best possible experience whether it be heritage related , historical, cultural or perhaps a mixture of all three – the best that Scotland has to offer . Niall ‘. . . showing visitors my native Scotland is quite simply the perfect job’. Niall will ensure you have a truly memorable and bespoke private tour tailored to suit your needs , interests and time frame. .
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  • 3 days
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$2,855.81
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$2,855.81
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Edinburgh City Tour

Edinburgh City Tour

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Edinburgh, the Capital city of Scotland & United Kingdom's second most popular tourist destination attraction, over 2.1 million visitors in 2018. We provide a first class service on every journey with full of excitement & memorable adventure all over the Edinburgh City, also you can make your own tour location and flexible time all over the day. Tour will be our traditional black taxi within full Air-Conditioned & heating vehicle,free Wi-Fi on broad & complementary water bottle. Vehicle are fully insured and have full public liability insurance. Our driver are officially recognised by the City of Edinburgh Council. All tours are priced per vehicle which can hold up to 6 passengers. We assured fully safe & secure every tour with bespoke tour, also provide any pick up or drop off in Edinburgh based location,including Air-port transport.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$536.16
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$536.16
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St Andrews Tours

St Andrews Tours

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We set up our private tour with experience in exploring Scotland.St Andrews is also known worldwide as the "home of golf".The St Andrews Aquarium is located on the cliff foot of the Scores overlooking West Sands. As well as over 100 fish species on display there. Anstruther is home to the Scottish Fisheries Museum. We provide a first class service on every journey with full of excitement & memorable adventure,also you can make your own tour location and flexible time all over the day. Tour will be our traditional black taxi within full Air-Conditioned & heating vehicle,free Wi-Fi on broad & complementary water bottle. Vehicle are fully insured and have full public liability insurance. Our driver are officially recognised by the City of Edinburgh Council. All tours are priced per vehicle which can hold up to 6 passengers. We assured fully safe & secure every tour with bespoke tour, also provide any pick up or drop off in Edinburgh based location,including Air-port transport.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$536.16
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$536.16
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Highlands Private One Day Tour of Scotland

Highlands Private One Day Tour of Scotland

Scotland has fast become a must visit worldwide destination and we are very proud of where we come from, feeling fortunate to showcase our country to the many visitors who travel from far and wide each year. All our tours are led by two local brothers, Rowan & Andy Mackie, both born & bred in Edinburgh. We tour in style in our Mercedes Vito Tourer with comfy leather seats and selection of refreshments to choose from while we roll around the beautiful scenery of Scotland. We can happily take up to 7 passengers with luggage for any of our short trips.
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  • 9 hours
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$697.00
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Adrenaline Adventure Tour Of Scotland

Adrenaline Adventure Tour Of Scotland

Only adrenaline adventure multi-day tour on Tripadvisor. You will do white water rafting, canyoning, river bugging and stand up paddle boarding as well as being collected and returned from Edinburgh.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$313.65
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Best of Scotland in a day and Edradour Whisky Distillery Tour

Best of Scotland in a day and Edradour Whisky Distillery Tour

First stop is the UNESCO recognised Forth Rail Bridge before continuing into the Kingdom of Fife, passing Perth & onto Dunkeld to explore this beautiful wee highland village, nestled on the River Tay with a history going back to the 8th century. A short woodland walk is next & takes us into Ossians Hall, a folly built by the 6th Duke of Athol that sits rather spectacularly on the Brann Falls. Leave an offering to the Green Man as travellers have done for hundreds of years for safe passage out of these ancient woods. Blair Athol castle & gardens are next, steeped in Jacobite history, visited by Mary Queen of Scots & a favourite of Queen Victoria, this spectacular Castle is great for lunch and exploring the woodland. We are off to the Queen's view, a favourite of Queens for hundreds of years and truly spectacular. Edradour Distillery tour awaits! World-renowned as the smallest traditional distillery in Scotland and the last stronghold of handmade Whisky.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$952.73
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St Andrews Private Personal Driving Day Tour Six Hours

St Andrews Private Personal Driving Day Tour Six Hours

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​Planning to tour Edinburg and St Andrews? You've come to the right place! Don't just depend on guide books, work with a city expert - work with me. I'll share with you the real legends and stories associated with St. Andrews like only a guide can! This six hour tour will include all of the most popular and main tourist attractions that St Andrews have to offer including some spots you won't find in any guide books! This tour will take you to the world famous home of Golf. While in St Andrews we will visit the Ancient and Royal Golf Club, Swilken Bridge and Cathedral. If you've ever wanted to experience real fish and chips we can stop at the world famous and award winning Anstruther fish bar on our return.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$557.32
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Day Trip To South Queensferry With A Local: Private & Personalized

Day Trip To South Queensferry With A Local: Private & Personalized

Catch a train with one of our friendly local hosts and push off to South Queensferry for an idyllic day in this picturesque little fishing village. You’ll amble through the tiny town, see the world-famous Forth Bridge and enjoy views over the harbor. Enjoy a traditional lunch in a historic pub like the Anchor Inn or stroll along the cobbled Queensferry High Street while your host shares some local knowledge. Within 24 hours after booking you'll receive a short questionnaire about your personality and interests. Based on your responses, you'll be assigned a like-minded host. Your host will communicate with you directly to suggest an itinerary to help you discover what makes the city unique. You will also agree on a meeting time and place. Your itinerary is flexible, so during the experience, you can always change your mind about what you want to do.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$237.05
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$237.05
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Forth Bridges and Edinburgh Suburbs by Manual or E-bike

Forth Bridges and Edinburgh Suburbs by Manual or E-bike

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This 4 hour bike tour follows the picturesque shores of the Firth Of Forth. We pass through the ancient village of Cramond, and ride through a rural country estate with its very own stately home and castle. Topped off with a cycle over the Forth Road Bridge with spectacular views of this UNESCO world heritage site and beyond. Plus, a choice of electric or manual bike depending on your level of fitness or effort.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$97.58
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$97.58
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