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The Hop-On Hop-Off Tours were very handy given the short amount of time we had to see everything. However, some of the bus stops could be clearer but when in doubt return to Waverley Bridge because all of them depart from there. The Edinburgh Castle Admission was practical even though when there weren't any queues when we went. However, since we didn't stop at the ticket booth we had to look for a map as there weren't any at the entrance. Even though the castle tour could be done without the audio tour, I was disappointed that this wasn't included in our admission. Overall, it was a great experience!
This tour allows you to HOHO buses of all operators in the town. This makes sense because each operator operates on different routes and the HOHO pass allows you to explore the pass on all routes. Buying a HOHO pass from a single company may restrict one to a particular route. Further, the entry tickets for HMS Britannia, Edinburgh Castle and Holyrood Palace can be used even after the expiry 48 Hrs., which is good considering that one does not have to rush through all the places.
Our Guide Charles was amazing! He told us so much about the history of Edinburgh and took us to some very nice courts and closes. Together we went into Edinburgh Castle and there he told us something about the castle and recommended in which order we could explore the remaining castle on our own.
Tour is quite simply fantastic value for money and one of the best ways to see as much of Edinburgh as possible in a short space of time - I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to anyone going there. Also great value for money with fast tracked entry to Britannia Yacht, Edinburgh Castle and Palace of Holyroodhouse. It's worth knowing that attractions close at 4pm at weekends in winter?? so you should plan your day with that in mind.
Excellent tour hosted by Margaret. We saw lots of very interesting things that we had previously walked right past without noticing! Margaret's commentary was informative and pitched at completely the right level. We went into Edinburgh Castle where Margaret describe the various places of interest then left us to our own devices to explore. Timings given for the length of each bit of the tour were spot on. Really enjoyed it and have no hesitation in recommending it.
What a day we had with this one!! We used our Hop-On Hop-Off pass which included passes to Edinburgh Castle and Holyrood Palace. These two attractions were simply amazing and wonderful. especially the castle.
The tour itself around Edinburgh was entertaining and interesting as well. The commentator was informative and amusing as well. Highly recommend if you are in Edinburgh.
I enjoyed my Edinburgh Historical walking tour of the Royal Mile very much! Our guide Hannah was great, well informed, friendly, warm and funny. I learned some very interesting details about the Royal Mile and the Edinburgh Castle. Highly recommended!
A very cold wet weekend in Edinburgh but this 3 in one tour ticket experience we felt well worth it.
Hop on bus good value and stops located well.
Holyrood House well worth it too
Really enjoyed the Royal Yacht.
and Edinburgh castle was excellent even though we did get wet through doing the visit.
Both Holyrood , Castle and Royal Yacht we had straight through entry with no waiting included in the price
Edinburgh Castle is beautiful, its quite a walkable city. The Hop on, Hop off service is excellent.
The Hop-On hop-Off tour s was the best way to see all of Edinburgh. We could get off and spend time, then get back on. We not only saw Edinburgh Castle, which was awesome, but we also got to tour the Hollyrood Palace with this ticket. Wonderful experience!
Wonderful, would love to return. I loved Edinburgh and enjoyed the hop on/off bus. Saw lots , loved Edinburgh castle and Royal Yacht Brittania . Loved the streets and shops and the lovely friendly Scots. We were lucky to see pipers in their kilts and the tartan was magnificent. The pubs had a wonderful atmosphere and greet tasty food . Everyone should visit
Cynthia A Trinidad and Tobago
Firstly we had difficulty finding the office to redeem our vouchers. The train station is a huge place and it is not in the station but at the side.Then we spent a lot of time queuing for the bus. There was always so much people waiting and hop on off was not always practical, especially for 4 passengers. We had to take the regular bus sometimes.
We only managed the tour of Edinburgh Castle and the Britannia which was very interesting.
The persons who managed the tours at the stops were very helpful.
Kay W USA
Best way to get around in Edinburgh! The buses came quickly and did their best to get around despite the fringe and Tattoo traffic. The 3 passes that came with the bus tickets were a great advantage. We got into each attraction quickly, skipping the long queues and had fun in each attraction. We took the blue bus out to the Britannia first which was helpful, then the rest of the time we spent in town. Holyrod Palace is beautiful and Edinburgh castle is amazing, leave plenty of time for both these attractions. Overall, it was a great resource for our trip.
Loved Edinburgh Castle from it's entrance to it's exit with all its hidden nooks and crannies and amazing historical displays. We were unlucky enough to go when they were setting up for the Tattoo but that's not such a bad thing.
Doing what: Skip the Line: Edinburgh Castle Entrance Ticket
I only had two days in Edinburgh, and with this ticket, I was able to see everything I wanted to see. The ticket gets you onto all four different hop-on-hop-off bus lines, and includes admission to Edinburgh Castle, Holyroodhouse, and the Royal Yacht. The admission prices to those places alone make this ticket worthwhile. The people were friendly and helpful, maps and timetables are provided for all the routes, and the information giving in the audio and presentations was interesting and entertaining.
Hop on bus was great! Stops everywhere around Edinburgh. We LOVED Edinburgh Castle AND Royal Yacht Britannia!
Excellent Value for money. The express entrance into the Royal Yacht Britannia, Edinburgh Castle and Holyrood Palace was very nice and having access to all 4 tours meant that I saw all of the sites in the city that I wanted to see.
Wonderful way to see this fascinating city and experience its history! While the bus drivers were fine, it would help if we got more information about where the various attractions are as we exit the bus for example we exited for Edinburgh Palace and ended up at Edinburgh Castle! For novice travelers, you can't give too much information. Assume we have never been there before!
Everything was great. Enjoyed all three of the main attractions Edinburgh Castle, Palace of Holyroodhouse, and Royal Britannia included with the Royal Edinburgh ticket. Hop-On, Hop-Off bus is also a great way to get about and learn the history of the city, and the staff are always so helpful if you have questions about which bus line to take or which stop you need to get off at.
Hop on/Hop off busses were wonderful. Could easily get around the city using one of the 4 bus lines. I used the Edinburgh Castle pass and the Palace of Holyroohhouse pass. The green Edinburgh tour bus was the best with live tour guides. I learned something each time I got on the bus, even those it may have been the same route. Great way to see Edinburgh.
William was fantastic as a guide, would recommend tour. Our 14 year old learnt interesting facts and wasnt bored. Edinburgh Castle was interesting also.
Unfortunately I hardly got to use these passes...many of the castles I wanted to visit in Scotland where not on the list. The only place we used the tickets was the Edinburgh castle and the lineup was only about 10 minutes, so we really didn't save much time.
Doing what: Historic Scotland Explorer Pass
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