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Queensferry: Sightseeing Cruise and Inchcolm Island Landing

1. Queensferry: Sightseeing Cruise and Inchcolm Island Landing

Upon arrival at Hawes Pier, you will collect your boarding passes from the Maid of the Forth ticket office. Making your way down the pier you will board the Maid and set sail for Inchcolm, cruising underneath the iconic Forth rail bridge, a world Unseco heritage site. you will enjoy views of both the Fife and Edinburgh coastline, sailing past the Haystack seal colony and arriving at Historic Inchcolm Island. Here you will enjoy 1.5 hours to explore all the island has to offer, the Abbey*, world war fortifications, visitor centre and gift shop. There is something for everyone to enjoy on Inchcolm. *Inchcolm Abbey is closed pending inspections by HES, access is still available to the east of the Island.

Firth of Forth: 3 Bridges and 3 Islands Speedboat RIB Tour

2. Firth of Forth: 3 Bridges and 3 Islands Speedboat RIB Tour

Hop onboard a 12-seater RIB to see 3 bridges spanning The Firth of Forth estuary and cross the charming islands of Inchgarvie, Inchcolm and Inchmickery. Depart from The Hawes Pier in South Queensferry. Receive a life vest and safety briefing at the local office. Board the RIB and let your experienced skipper sail under the 3 bridges that span the Forth. Spend some time around all 3 magnificent bridges. Look at the first island which is Inchgarvie sitting right underneath the impressive Forth Bridge. You can still see the wartime fortifications and prison remains on this island. It is one of the best places in the area to see nesting Fulmars. Then, head off downriver at a cruising speed of 25 knots to see the Island of Inchmickery (the 'Battleship' island) with its colony of Common Seals, nesting Seabirds such as Puffins, Cormorants, Shags, Kittiwakes, Arctic Terns, and Gulls. Continue to Inchcolm to see the well-preserved 12th-century Augustinian Abbey. After admiring this beautiful island, head back up the river to get back ashore at the Hawes Pier.

From Glasgow or Edinburgh: Scottish Whisky Tour

3. From Glasgow or Edinburgh: Scottish Whisky Tour

Discover the ultimate tour for whisky lovers and get a real taste of life in the Highlands and Scottish countryside. Your driver, a Scottish whisky ambassador, will share their knowledge and stories with you along the way, and may even stop for an extra dram or 2 along the way. Begin your adventure by heading across the Forth River and heading up to the Highlands where you will stop at your first distillery, the world-famous Dalwhinnie Distillery, which was built in 1897 and is Scotland's highest distillery. Break for lunch at the famous House of Braur, where you can also pick up gifts and souvenirs from your time in Scotland. Afterward, head to your second distillery, Blair Atholl, which is the oldest working distillery in Scotland and was founded in 1798. If time permits, stop at one more distillery on the way back to your hotel for one final tasting.

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What people are saying about Queensferry Crossing Bridge

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The boat and the commentary were fantastic. We would definitely do a trip with them again. I think that Historic Scotland need to open up more of Inchcolme Island as it is disappointing that Historic Scotland only allow you to look round a third of the island.