Edinburgh (South Queensferry) City Tour Excursion Reviews

Gain a unique perspective of Scotland's capital on a fun-filled city tour. Your breath will be taken away as you unfold the incredibly rich and abundant culture of majestic Edinburgh.
A very good panoramic city tour conducted by motor coach.
A very good panoramic city tour conducted by motor coach. There were several interesting stops especially in the city's parks.
A very good panoramic city tour conducted by motor coach. There were several interesting stops especially in the city's parks. Read Less
Sail Date August 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
Just OK - double transfer - water and bus - too expensive for what was delivered
Just OK - double transfer - water and bus - too expensive for what was delivered
Just OK - double transfer - water and bus - too expensive for what was delivered Read Less
Sail Date August 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
This was an included tour, and a tender port.
This was an included tour, and a tender port. They ran the tenders constantly as well as shuttles back from the City if you stayed after your tour. The Royal Mile is good for a first time visit but very commercial and with tacky shops. ... Read More
This was an included tour, and a tender port. They ran the tenders constantly as well as shuttles back from the City if you stayed after your tour. The Royal Mile is good for a first time visit but very commercial and with tacky shops. Castle is pretty cool. Read Less
Sail Date July 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
We took the standard City tour which we enjoyed.
We took the standard City tour which we enjoyed. We exercised the option of getting off the bus by the Royal Mile and touring on our own. Viking provided a shuttle back to the port where the tenders took us back to the ship. Our guide gave ... Read More
We took the standard City tour which we enjoyed. We exercised the option of getting off the bus by the Royal Mile and touring on our own. Viking provided a shuttle back to the port where the tenders took us back to the ship. Our guide gave us suggestions of what to do and see on our own and we enjoyed a fun lunch at a pub as well as time at the free museum of Scotland. Read Less
Sail Date July 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
An interesting city of Georgian houses seen from the bus with one panoramic view from a hilltop.
An interesting city of Georgian houses seen from the bus with one panoramic view from a hilltop.
An interesting city of Georgian houses seen from the bus with one panoramic view from a hilltop. Read Less
Sail Date July 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
Loved Edinburgh.
Loved Edinburgh. Left the tour at the National Library and wandered on our own. Tour was great, but we just wanted to explore.
Loved Edinburgh. Left the tour at the National Library and wandered on our own. Tour was great, but we just wanted to explore. Read Less
Sail Date July 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
waste of time.
waste of time. Should have taken the hop on hop off bus
waste of time. Should have taken the hop on hop off bus Read Less
Sail Date June 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
We loved Edinburgh...walked our legs off but we saw so much!
We loved Edinburgh...walked our legs off but we saw so much! It's an old beautiful city.
We loved Edinburgh...walked our legs off but we saw so much! It's an old beautiful city. Read Less
Sail Date May 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Bus tour on crowded bus in crowded city with a guide who talked and talked and talked about sights ...
Bus tour on crowded bus in crowded city with a guide who talked and talked and talked about sights we could not see from crowded but. Total waste of time.
Bus tour on crowded bus in crowded city with a guide who talked and talked and talked about sights we could not see from crowded but. Total waste of time. Read Less
Sail Date July 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
Our city tour in Edinburgh was terrible.
Our city tour in Edinburgh was terrible. Do it on your own (easy buses to and from tender dock area) or take a paid private or cruise tour.
Our city tour in Edinburgh was terrible. Do it on your own (easy buses to and from tender dock area) or take a paid private or cruise tour. Read Less
Sail Date July 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
City tour by bus was a waste of time - nothing could be seen from the bus.
City tour by bus was a waste of time - nothing could be seen from the bus.
City tour by bus was a waste of time - nothing could be seen from the bus. Read Less
Sail Date July 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
Very complete - included scenes around the city and tour of castle.
Very complete - included scenes around the city and tour of castle. Unfortunately, a gray cloudy day not very good for pictures.
Very complete - included scenes around the city and tour of castle. Unfortunately, a gray cloudy day not very good for pictures. Read Less
Sail Date June 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
We took an early city tour and caught the last bus back to the ship.
We took an early city tour and caught the last bus back to the ship. We enjoyed just strolling around the city, in and out of shops, and through different neighborhoods. Edinburgh is a beautiful city. It was a delight to stroll it on a ... Read More
We took an early city tour and caught the last bus back to the ship. We enjoyed just strolling around the city, in and out of shops, and through different neighborhoods. Edinburgh is a beautiful city. It was a delight to stroll it on a sunny day! Read Less
Sail Date June 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
Fog delayed our excursion two hours so we only had a two-hour tour instead of a four-hour tour.
Fog delayed our excursion two hours so we only had a two-hour tour instead of a four-hour tour. Couldn't help the weather.
Fog delayed our excursion two hours so we only had a two-hour tour instead of a four-hour tour. Couldn't help the weather. Read Less
Sail Date June 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
included tour and got to see the Holyrood palace exterior as well as some other photo ops.
included tour and got to see the Holyrood palace exterior as well as some other photo ops. Drove the Royal Mile. Very crowded city. Needed an overnight here!
included tour and got to see the Holyrood palace exterior as well as some other photo ops. Drove the Royal Mile. Very crowded city. Needed an overnight here! Read Less
Sail Date June 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
Got the bus at the end of the street from the Castle.
Got the bus at the end of the street from the Castle. Very easy to get and use, worth the money spent. Has audio about the sights.
Got the bus at the end of the street from the Castle. Very easy to get and use, worth the money spent. Has audio about the sights. Read Less
Sail Date May 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Funny, they advertise the Royal Mile, but drop you off blocks and blocks away from it.
Funny, they advertise the Royal Mile, but drop you off blocks and blocks away from it. Lunch was great, instead of chicken, I asked for fish and chips. It was great.
Funny, they advertise the Royal Mile, but drop you off blocks and blocks away from it. Lunch was great, instead of chicken, I asked for fish and chips. It was great. Read Less
Sail Date August 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
City tour with Edinburgh Castle.
City tour with Edinburgh Castle. Lots of traffic. Castle and streets so crowded you couldn't walk around. It was because of the arts festival and coming tattoo. Would not recommend this tour during summer or neat tattoo time.
City tour with Edinburgh Castle. Lots of traffic. Castle and streets so crowded you couldn't walk around. It was because of the arts festival and coming tattoo. Would not recommend this tour during summer or neat tattoo time. Read Less
Sail Date July 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Should have spend more time at the castle.
Should have spend more time at the castle. Only noteworthy landmark was Holyrood Palace.
Should have spend more time at the castle. Only noteworthy landmark was Holyrood Palace. Read Less
Sail Date June 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
I was really looking forward to seeing Edinburgh.
I was really looking forward to seeing Edinburgh. This tour, though, was horrible. Being dropped off on the Royal Mile to 'meander' was tantamount to spending several hours in Times Square (which, when in NYC, I try to avoid ... Read More
I was really looking forward to seeing Edinburgh. This tour, though, was horrible. Being dropped off on the Royal Mile to 'meander' was tantamount to spending several hours in Times Square (which, when in NYC, I try to avoid like the plague unless I'm going to the theater). So many better, more interesting things to see and do. Shameful. Read Less
Sail Date June 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
The traffic was awful (which of course was no one's fault), we passed places too quickly to see or ...
The traffic was awful (which of course was no one's fault), we passed places too quickly to see or take pictures, the guide wanted to skip a short stop, but a bus load of older people can only wait so long for a bathroom and then we ... Read More
The traffic was awful (which of course was no one's fault), we passed places too quickly to see or take pictures, the guide wanted to skip a short stop, but a bus load of older people can only wait so long for a bathroom and then we only had about 40 minutes to look around when we got into the city. Had we known how the tour would turn out, it would have been more enjoyable to stay on the ship and used the spa. Read Less
Sail Date June 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
We were fortunate to have an excellent tour guide and we learned so much on our daytime city tour ...
We were fortunate to have an excellent tour guide and we learned so much on our daytime city tour and again had the same guide for the Military Tattoo which was all we expected it to be and more.
We were fortunate to have an excellent tour guide and we learned so much on our daytime city tour and again had the same guide for the Military Tattoo which was all we expected it to be and more. Read Less
Sail Date August 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
We enjoyed the city tour offered by the cruise line.
We enjoyed the city tour offered by the cruise line.
We enjoyed the city tour offered by the cruise line. Read Less
Sail Date July 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Azamara
Sandemann Edinburgh David Maitland led our free walking tour for 3 incredible hours of ...
Sandemann Edinburgh David Maitland led our free walking tour for 3 incredible hours of entertainment, interesting history, and beautiful architecture. David was SUPER FUN aa he acted out Scottish history that made it sooooo enjoyable to ... Read More
Sandemann Edinburgh David Maitland led our free walking tour for 3 incredible hours of entertainment, interesting history, and beautiful architecture. David was SUPER FUN aa he acted out Scottish history that made it sooooo enjoyable to learn. He is a blast of energy with a fresh way of story telling. Loved it! I understand so much more Scottish history now. We also got to see where the utterly brilliant JK Rowlings got some inspiration for Harry Potter. Be prepared to tip David well because he takes you on a terrific journey of Edinburgh. Read Less
Sail Date June 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises