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.
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Tour starts at Waverley Bridge, however you may board and disembark the bus at any one of the 24 stops around the city
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.
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- Hop-on hop-off tour
- Gratuities (optional)
- Entrance fees
- Food and drinks
- Confirmation for this tour will be received at time of booking
- Includes special 'Horrible Histories' kid's commentary
City Sightseeing Edinburgh 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
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
Reviewed by: Luis, Mexico, August 2016
Best way to go around Edinburgh !!!
Reviewed by: Phillip G, August 2016
By far the best way to see the city. I would recommend the complete round trip and then stay on the bus until you select an area for closer inspection. The commentary was very informative . Getting on and off was easy and the buses run frequently