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City Sightseeing Edinburgh 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 City Sightseeing tour 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 14 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. Travel through the city with ease on this City Sightseeing hop-on hop-off bus tour. Tour highlights include the Edinburgh Castle, Palace of Holyrood House, the historic Royal Mile and Our Dynamic Earth.

City Sightseeing hop-on hop-off tour stops:

  • Waverley Bridge – Scott Monument, Visitor Information, Balmoral Hotel
  • Lothian Road –  St John’s Church, Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian
  • Grassmarket – historic pubs, Apex Hotels, Victoria Street
  • Lauriston Place – Edinburgh College of Art, George Heriot’s School
  • Johnston Terrace – Castle Terrace Car Park, Farmers Market (Saturdays)
  • Lawnmarket – Castle, Museums, Gladstone’s Land, High Kirk of St. Giles
  • Chambers Street – National Museum of Scotland, Greyfriars Bobby
  • John Knox House – Museum of Childhood, World’s End
  • Canongate – Museum of Edinburgh, Royal Mile, Canongate Kirk
  • Holyrood – Palace of Holyroodhouse, Scottish Parliament
  • Our Dynamic Earth – Queen’s Park, Arthur’s Seat
  • Regent Road – Burns Monument, Calton Hill, views of Arthur’s Seat
  • Hanover Street – Travelshop, City Centre shopping
  • Market Street – Waverley Railway Station, Travelshop

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Departure Point:

Tour starts at Waverley Bridge, 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

Nov-March: 9:30am - 4:00pm every 20-30 minutes

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

1 day (approx.)

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City Sightseeing Edinburgh 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
  • Includes special 'Horrible Histories' kid's commentary
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Elaine G, October 2015


Reviewed by: Terence P, September 2015


From USD $21.86

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Tour code: 2065EDI