Tour code: 2065EDI
An Edinburgh bus tour is the perfect way to hear commentary on city sights and get a panoramic overview. This City Sightseeing tour of Edinburgh lets you hop on and off at 14 strategically placed stops as many times as you like. Board the open-top double-decker bus and travel the entire 60-minute route, or stop at Edinburgh Castle, the National Museum and much more. Buses depart 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

Venture through Edinburgh with ease on this City Sightseeing hop-on hop-off bus tour. Use your 24-hour pass to board the open-top double-decker bus at any stop. Travel the entire route in one hour, or hop off at any of the 14 stops to explore further on your own. You’ll get to know the 15th-century capital of Scotland and its dramatic skyline with onboard commentary about the sights. 

Edinburgh bus tour highlights include the Edinburgh Castle, Palace of Holyrood House, the historic Royal Mile, Our Dynamic Earth and much more. See Itinerary for a complete list of stops.

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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

Customer Reviews

Jinky E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Was able to tour everything on the checklist. Got to Arthur and #39;s seat summit very rewarding.

Winnie B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

covered most of the history site and point of interest in Edinburgh.

Nikki T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

A really great, short introduction to Edinburgh - perfect if you don't have a lot of time in the city or if you're just looking to get a feel for where everything is. The audio tour is really quite informative and entertaining - definitely infused with quite a bit of Scottish humor :

Shelley R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

Brilliantly organized. Very informative


5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Good value for the price and a great way to see the city. Very grateful for a rest from all the steps and steep hills in Edinburgh. Beautiful city and a great tour.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

great facility for touring around the city, my advice is first taking a hop-off at Edinburgh castle where you would appreciate a spectacular view from the top of the hill overlooking the whole city! You can't miss it! Later go for St.Giles or other great places around. Friendly staffs and helpful in pointing out local directions to us the foreigner. Highly recommend this trip to all who are going for Edinburgh.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

An amazing way to see and learn about Dublin, and some Irish history. What makes this Dublin tour unique is that the drivers do the talking, there's no listening on ear phones to some recorded story! The drivers are funny, and they sing! Really an excellent experience, I would highly recommend it.

Stanley E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

This is a great way to see the city. The busses are very clean and comfortable.

Jo T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Great tour thoroughly enjotyable

Caroline M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Perfect for my last day in Edinburgh!

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