Edinburgh City Hop-on Hop-off Tour

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  • Location: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • Duration: 1 day (approx.)
  • Tour code: 2065EDI

With great views from the top of the bus, strategically placed stops and an interesting commentary, this truly is the best way to see the sights of Edinburgh. You can hop-on and off as many times as you like aboard this open-top double-decker bus. There are 24 stops and the entire route takes approximately 60 minutes. The bus departs every 20 minutes from each stop. Tickets are valid for 24 hours from first use.


  • Recorded commentary by audio headphones
  • Multiple departure times and locations available
  • Ideal choice for families
  • Great overview and orientation of the city

The capital of Scotland since the 15th Century, Edinburgh stands on 7 hills creating a dramatic skyline. Tour highlights include the Edinburgh Castle, Palace of Holyrood House, the historic Royal Mile and Our Dynamic Earth.

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Schedule details

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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:

Tour starts at St Andrew Square, however you may board and disembark the bus at any one of the 24 stops around the city

Departure Time:
All year round ( excluding 25 December)

Monday- Friday: 9:30am- 5:50pm every 20 minutes

Saturday- Sunday: 9:30am- 6:00pm every 15 minutes

July- August : 9:35am- 8:00pm every 7-20 minutes

Valid from the time of first use, for the duration selected.

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Pricing information

Edinburgh City Hop-on Hop-off Tour

Edinburgh City Hop On Hop Off Tour

  • Hop-on hop-off tour
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Entrance fees
  • Food and drinks
Additional Information:

  • Confirmation for this tour will be received at time of booking

Bus Stops Include:

  • St Andrew Square North Side
  • Lothian Road
  • Grassmarket
  • Lauriston Place
  • Johnston Terrace
  • Lawnmarket
  • Chambers Street
  • John Knox House
  • Our Dynamic Earth
  • Holyrood
  • Canongate
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: jonathan hill, February 2015

Good tour my wife and i booked for before going when we used it to go and see the castle the ticket we got for the Edinburgh City Hop-on Hop-off Tour was validated for 24 hours so we also used it the next day is well and did the hole tour on it

Reviewed by: monicanorris, January 2015

I've always LOVED the concept of the Hop on Hop off tour. BEST way to orientate yourself when you go to a new city and if the option is available I always do it. The tour operator WAS the ORIGINAL Hope on Hop off tour company, they had 3 routes and I upgraded my ticket directly with the bus driver to be the 48hr ticket which in actual fact gave me 3 days to use it. I always do ALL the routes first and then go back and start the hop on hop off process. In Edinburgh there is WAY TOO MUCH TO SEE. 3 Days are clearly not enough if you want to spend a good amount of time exploring this FABULOUS city.

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Tour code: 2065EDI