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  • Location: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • Duration:  1 day (approx.)

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.


  • City Sightseeing hop-on hop-off tour of Edinburgh
  • Open-top double-decker sightseeing tour
  • Edinburgh Castle, Holyrood Palace, Royal Mile, Our Dynamic Earth
  • Hop on and off at 14 stops around the city
  • Onboard commentary
  • Ticket valid for 24 hours

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What You Can Expect

City Sightseeing Edinburgh Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

See Edinburgh's sights by hop-on hop-off bus

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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Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Loved this tour and it was a fabulous means of transportation around the city!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Commentary on the bus was good. Did Castle and National museum tours which were enough for a full day.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Very affordable comfortable, practical, informative, a must have for every city

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Good tour bus and was easy to get on and off

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Excellent trip and a lot of fun - brilliant that we could purchase Castle tickets onboard too - saved hours of queuing :-

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Excellent way to tour a city. Exceptional tour done of Holyrood Palace.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Perfect touring opportunity for Edinburgh. Provides the ultimate view and freedom. Multi-language touring tape was clear and very informative.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

we hate driving or waling around strange cities hop on and hop off tours are the perfect answer we get an overview and history guide all at one time. the ability to get off at stops that interest us and spend time there and just get back on the bus at the next stop is great. often we can then find our way back to 1 special attraction to spend as long as we like

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

The trip itself was well worth the money. My only proviso was that the advertised place to meet the bus was no longer best ng used and we spent a lot of time wandering around the square before finally encountering someone who informed us that the meeting place was on the bridge across from the train station several streets away!

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Tour code: 2065EDI


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