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.
This was an included tour, and a tender port.
Sail Date: July 2019
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
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
waste of time.
Sail Date: June 2019
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
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Bus tour on crowded bus in crowded city with a guide who talked and talked and talked about sights ...
Sail Date: July 2018
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
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
Our city tour in Edinburgh was terrible.
Sail Date: July 2018
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
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
City tour by bus was a waste of time - nothing could be seen from the bus.
Sail Date: July 2018
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
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
Very complete - included scenes around the city and tour of castle.
Sail Date: June 2018
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
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
We took an early city tour and caught the last bus back to the ship.
Sail Date: June 2018
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
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.
Sail Date: June 2018
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
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
included tour and got to see the Holyrood palace exterior as well as some other photo ops.
Sail Date: June 2018
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
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
Got the bus at the end of the street from the Castle.
Sail Date: May 2018
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
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Funny, they advertise the Royal Mile, but drop you off blocks and blocks away from it.
Sail Date: August 2017
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
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
City tour with Edinburgh Castle.
Sail Date: July 2017
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
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Should have spend more time at the castle.
Sail Date: June 2017
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
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
I was really looking forward to seeing Edinburgh.
Sail Date: June 2017
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
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 ...
Sail Date: June 2017
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
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 ...
Sail Date: August 2016
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
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
We enjoyed the city tour offered by the cruise line.
Sail Date: July 2016
We enjoyed the city tour offered by the cruise line.
We enjoyed the city tour offered by the cruise line. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Azamara
Sandemann Edinburgh David Maitland led our free walking tour for 3 incredible hours of ...
Sail Date: June 2016
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
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Crowded streets, rained, guide was a babbler.
Sail Date: June 2016
Crowded streets, rained, guide was a babbler.
Crowded streets, rained, guide was a babbler. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
This city is hard to walk, so beware!
Sail Date: June 2016
This city is hard to walk, so beware! Every excursion to see the Castle you have to walk UP HILL 1/2 mile. So we choice the city tour and saw from a distance. Very nice tour and perfect for those with disabilities.
This city is hard to walk, so beware! Every excursion to see the Castle you have to walk UP HILL 1/2 mile. So we choice the city tour and saw from a distance. Very nice tour and perfect for those with disabilities. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
We went to Britannia Royal Yacht -very interesting and city tour and St.
Sail Date: June 2016
We went to Britannia Royal Yacht -very interesting and city tour and St. Andrews in afternoon. Very good but cold weather again
We went to Britannia Royal Yacht -very interesting and city tour and St. Andrews in afternoon. Very good but cold weather again Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Beautiful City saw sooo much!
Sail Date: August 2015
Beautiful City saw sooo much!
Beautiful City saw sooo much! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
We had lined up a private tour for a group.
Sail Date: August 2015
We had lined up a private tour for a group. We were picked up near the tender pier and spent the day visiting all the Edinburgh highlights. We toured the Royal Yacht Britannia, Holyrood Palace, Edinburgh Castle, and Grayfriers Cemetery. ... Read More
We had lined up a private tour for a group. We were picked up near the tender pier and spent the day visiting all the Edinburgh highlights. We toured the Royal Yacht Britannia, Holyrood Palace, Edinburgh Castle, and Grayfriers Cemetery. I can't say enough about the quality of Timberbush Tours and their drivers. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
The ship docked in (South) Queensferry, which is less than an hour's drive from Edinburgh, so we ...
Sail Date: August 2015
The ship docked in (South) Queensferry, which is less than an hour's drive from Edinburgh, so we took a half day Edinburgh city tour and then spent a few hours back in Queensferry. The Edinburgh city tour was a fantastic way to get ... Read More
The ship docked in (South) Queensferry, which is less than an hour's drive from Edinburgh, so we took a half day Edinburgh city tour and then spent a few hours back in Queensferry. The Edinburgh city tour was a fantastic way to get an overview of a city we'd actually like to return to. The tour took us past quite a number of important sites with great little stories and history for perspective while giving us a good look at the city as it is now. We had a stop in front of the National Museum of Scotland for several hours so we took that opportunity to go and have brunch at the museum's restaurant at the top of the building. This gave us a nice food stop plus wonderful city views. The museum itself had kind of a natural history bent to it -- we enjoyed it but went through it quickly. Edinburgh seems to be quite an artsy city (their theater "Fringe Festival" was going on while we were there) with lots of old, elegant architecture -- the Edinburgh Castle looms above it. With half of the day left we walked through South Queensferry and had lunch at the Inchcolm Inn (at the end of town) which was both charming and delicious. Even though it was raining we stopped for ice cream on the way back to the ship (good idea). You need to tender into South Queensferry and where our ship anchored provided stunning views from shore of the ship underneath one of the bridges. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Combined with above.
Sail Date: July 2015
Combined with above. Traffic clogged much of it but plenty of points of interest, but probably too much time looking at houses.
Combined with above. Traffic clogged much of it but plenty of points of interest, but probably too much time looking at houses. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises