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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
City Sightseeing Edinburgh Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

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icon1 hour  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 9 more

Overview

An Edinburgh bus tour is the perfect way to hear commentary on city sights and get a panoramic overview. This City Sightseeing tour of Edinburgh lets you hop on and off at several strategically placed stops as many times as you like. Board the open-top double-decker bus and travel the entire route, or stop at Edinburgh Castle, the National Museum and many more. Buses depart regularly and tickets are valid for 24 hours from first use.
  • City Sightseeing 24-hour hop-on hop-off tour of Edinburgh
  • Open-top double-decker sightseeing tour with onboard commentary
  • Edinburgh Castle, Holyrood Palace, Royal Mile, Our Dynamic Earth
  • Hop on and off at several stops around the city
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24 hour unlimited hop on hop off bus pass
On-board multilingual audio commentary in 10 languages + free headphones & kids commentary!
Discounts at local attractions
Vouchers valid for 12 months
3 kids go free with every paying adult until 31st March 23
Gratuities
Food and drinks
Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

You may start this tour at any of the stops listed.
See itinerary

Return Details

You may disembark at any of the available stops.
Venture through Edinburgh with ease on this City Sightseeing hop-on hop-off bus tour. Use your 24-hour pass to board the open-top double-decker bus at any stop. Travel the entire route or hop off at any of the stops to explore further on your own. Get to know the 15th-century capital of Scotland and its dramatic skyline with onboard commentary about the sights. 

Edinburgh bus tour highlights include the Edinburgh Castle, Palace of Holyrood House, the historic Royal Mile, Our Dynamic Earth and much more.
Itinerary
Duration: 
1 hour 
Operating Schedule:
  09:00am - 4:00pm, every 30 minutes
24 St Andrew Square
Stop 1 is at St Andrews Square Northside
Lothian Road
Grassmarket
Hop-off at Grassmarket for a truly authentic experience of the local culture. With the pretty surroundings, and the hustle and bustle of the lively marketplace, you'll feel like you've been fully immersed into the Scottish way of life.
Lauriston Place
Johnston Terrace
Lawnmarket
Chambers Street
John Knox House
For those wanting to sharpen up on their history, check out this hugely significant spot from Scotland's past. It is believed that John Knox lived in the house, a key player in the Scottish Reformation. This double-decker bus tour comprises of a multilingual audio tour commentary, so you'll be sure to soak up lots of impressive information on your way round!
Canongate
Palace of Holyrood
Hop-off at the Holyrood stop to explore the stunning Palace of Holyrood. The palace is the residence of the Queen when she's in Scotland, so maybe you'll witness a royal wave from the window!
Dynamic Earth
Explore this fascinating science museum that explores the mysteries of our planet and the wider universe!
Regent Road
Points of interest passed by on this route
St Giles' Cathedral
 
Parliament House
 
Greyfriars Bobby
 
Scott Monument
 
Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art (Modern One)
 
Royal Mile
 
Dynamic Earth
 
Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art
 
Calton Hill
 
Arthur's Seat
 
Holyrood Park
 
Church of St John the Evangelist
 
Edinburgh College of Art
 
George Heriot's School
 
Gladstone's Land
 
Palace of Holyroodhouse
 
The Museum of Edinburgh
 
John Knox House Museum
 
Canongate Kirk
 
Edinburgh Hop on Hop Off Tours
 
Edinburgh Farmers' Market
 
City Sightseeing Edinburgh
 
Grassmarket
 
National Museum of Scotland
 
Edinburgh Waverley Station
 
Edinburgh Castle
 
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Season: All Year Round (Times may vary - check on arrival)
  • 9:00am - 4:00pm, every 30 minutes
  • Tour Duration: 60 minutes
  • Vouchers are valid for 12 months
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • 3 kids go free with every paying adult until 31st March 23
  • CS Edinburgh bus will be diverted until further notice between Chambers Street and Canongate via Nicolson Street, West Richmond Street, The Pleasance and St Mary’s Street. 
  • Most travelers can participate
  • OPERATED BY City Sightseeing Ltd - UK and Ireland
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during City Sightseeing Edinburgh Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by City Sightseeing Edinburgh Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during City Sightseeing Edinburgh Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by City Sightseeing Edinburgh Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour.

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Traveler Tips


  • "Similar to many HOHO bus tours in other cities, if this is your first time to see Edinburgh, it is a good way to get a glimpse of the attractions - especially if you have little time" See review
  • "It's a great way to get to know the lie of the land and the key tourist offerings and provides regular transportation to your next destination." See review

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star-5
Great sightseeing experience
Steven_M
, Jun 2022
Takes you around all of the amazing historical spots. Edinburgh castle was the highlight, I'd recommend purchasing a fast track entry ticket to the castle as well, well worth it.
star-5
Informative and Enjoyable
Karen_A
, Jun 2022
The tour gave a great overview of Edinburgh. It was also very helpful in getting around the hills of the city. It made it much easier to enjoy the city without hiking up and down the hills.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-4
Great way to get a lay of...
Jill_B
, Jun 2022
Great way to get a lay of the land in Edinburgh. We used it to get an overview of the town. It was easy and full of interesting historical facts.
star-5
Would highly recommend
Anne_O
, Jun 2022
Informative, interesting and an enjoyable tour. Weather was beautiful so every one was happy to be out and about and it added to the day. Went around twice in case I missed anything!
star-4
Amazing bus trip
Mary_P
, Jun 2022
Castle was amazing .. great way to see Edinburgh .. commentary was very informative .. we hoped on and off at many of the stops
star-5
Getting to know a new city
Linda_M
, Jun 2022
Easy - a great way to get to know the city and decide what to Further explore. I like to do this in every major city I visit.
star-4
Good value sightseeing tour of Edinburgh
Anthony_W
, Jun 2022
Great way to see the main sites before exploring further. We had a problem finding our preferred hop-on stop in Lauriston Place. It’s a long street and the map doesn’t indicate just where the stop is so we had a lot of walking to do before we found it. More information on the map please!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Great way to get your bearings!
ozziesheila
, Jun 2022
Great way to familiarize yourself with the lay of the land. Where all the sights are and what you want to go back to see.
star-3
Viator ticket is ONLY valid for the Red Line
pokey0404
, Jun 2022
Beware. The Hop-On-Hop-Off bus tour sold by Viator is only for the red line. We tried to board the blue line and green line and they said that our ticket wasn't valid on those lines. The Viator website description and ticket never mention this. The Hop-On-Hop-Off company charged us extra to take the blue and green lines.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-3
Sounds like a good tour
Joyce_B
, Jun 2022
Unfortunately I was not able to take the tour. I have Covid and had to cancel. I expect to be fine by next week and hope to take your tour then.
star-4
Great historical tour
James_H
, Jun 2022
We Had a great lunch at the Straw Market. Oink was terrific but watch out for the rude waiter at the Last Drop.
star-5
Great tour
Eds_O
, Jun 2022
The Royal Mile has a lot of sights and shop until you drop. There are many stops on the tour for dinning. Yiur ticket is good for 24 hours from the time you first get on. Not much parking along the route for a car.
star-3
Sites are cool
Ronnette_P
, Jun 2022
Everyone was nice but it is prerecorded and with traffic it isn’t in sync with where you are to around 5 minutes. The driver was good snd answered questions
star-5
Royal mile wasn't...
Tony_Y
, Jun 2022
Royal mile wasn't available due to a procession but it really didn't from an excellent whistle stop tour
star-5
Awesome
garrick_l
, Jun 2022
Awesome experience and and our tour guide was very engaging. I highly recommend to book the tour, you won’t be disappointed
star-4
Worth doing this one .. ..
Anna_N
, Jun 2022
Enjoyed the bus ride and it was informative driving around the city. Drivers were very friendly which obviously adds to the enjoyment.
star-1
Poor experience
charles_f
, Jun 2022
The hop on bus ran past us in Lothian road , leaving my family stranded. Seemed like the driver deliberately ignored us , very sad.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Do it
Karyn_W
, Jun 2022
Always informative and reasonable price to go around town and see highlights. Drivers are very friendly.
star-5
complte end to end tour...
PARINKUMAR_V
, May 2022
complte end to end tour was good. Drivers are very helpful. Enjoyed a best views in the tour. Will surely recommend
star-1
Stops not marked; waste of money
Ashley_R
, May 2022
The whole city is under massive amounts of construction. We wandered around to three supposed pickup spots and never saw a bus. Multiple stops are merely streets- no address, just the whole of the street. We had no idea where we were going on said streets and there were no bus stop markings from the company. We also tried going to the John Knox house and realized there was no way a bus could get through all the construction. We never found a viable bus stop to get on after walking aimlessly for over 30 minutes. Complete waste of time and money. Buyer beware.
1 traveler found this review helpful

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