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City Sightseeing Edinburgh Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour
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icon1 hour  (Approx.)
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
Discounts at local attractions
Vouchers valid for 12 months
3 kids go free with every paying adult until 31st August 21
Gratuities
Food and drinks
Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

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

Departure Time

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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 20 minutes
Saint Andrew Square
Stop 1 is at St Andrews Square Southside
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 (Modern Two)
 
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 August 21
  • Most travelers can participate
  • OPERATED BY City Sightseeing Ltd - UK and Ireland

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. 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

Reviews

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star-5
Excellent
joycemeiklejohn
, Jul 2021
Excellent tour. A little confusing on how to redeem voucher, email said this was not ticket & to take to redemption point. Only to be told driver can scan this & issue ticket. Otherwise enjoyed by all. Would recommend
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star-3
Nice idea too packed with people
Jane_F
, Jul 2021
A wonderful trip, but so very busy and no room to move on a hot sunny day it was hell. The staff were kind and helpful but unaware of what was open or closed due to covid.
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star-1
Lack of city siteseeing
Kjohnston
, Jul 2021
Badly disorganised at one of the main pick up stops. Missed three buses (over 30min wait) due to how they lined us up- despite being at the front of the queue for two of them. Had to cut the four short as needed to get to another activity. Only in Edinburgh for 10 hours so couldn’t use the ticket on another day. Very disappointing and a waste of money. I’d suggest not prebuying any tickets and make your choice once there as lots of different companies and others seemed to have more buses available. Bus driver was very friendly and helpful however.
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Disappointed
Jean_C
, Jul 2021
Disappointed. No maps on bus. Didn’t know where to get on or off!! No earphones. One grumpy driver!! Hugely dissatisfied.
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star-3
Waited too long at stops
Dawn_P
, Jul 2021
Good commentary, did the whole tour to familiarise ourselves, but far too much time waiting at stops, not due to traffic, but parked up. For this reason we didn’t later use to hop on and off, quicker to walk!
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star-5
Well worth it!
Susan_M
, Jul 2021
Best tour of the city, so much history learnt. The audio is clear and so informative. We stayed on for full experience, then hopped on the Majestic tour which took us to Leith docks where we boarded the Royal Yacht Britannia. AMAZING, at some parts, breathtaking. Drivers so friendly and helpful too.
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star-5
Easiest way to get around Edinburgh
Shaun_R
, Jul 2021
Really good way to see Edinburgh in an easy and convenient way, the booking site was easy to use and we just showed our digital tickets to the driver and on we popped. You can also hop on and off all day at your own convenience. Excellent
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star-5
Informative
Grayson
, Jul 2021
Informative tour. Good value for money. Informative tour. Good value for money. Informative tour. Good value for money.
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star-5
Excellent
Luci
, Jul 2021
Fantastic guide and driver. Highly entertaining tour with lots of humour and brilliant storytelling. Thanks!
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star-5
Grandparents, kids day out
Maria
, Jul 2021
All the artictecture, never realised just how beautiful a city we have. The guide was really great with plenty knowledge and bus driver spot on with getting through road works and diversions.
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