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Used this for getting around Edinburgh. Lots of buses, everyone was helpful and nice.
Jason A United Kingdom
This tour was excellent. the green bus has live commentary and this was very good and kept it interesting. All 3 bus routes were good but some repetition in the centre . we did find them useful to move around the city.
all three royal locations were also excellent and a real mix . the whole package is a great introduction into Edinburgh and I felt was very good value.
Very informative and appreciated the complimentary tickets for Edinburgh Castle AND Palace of Hollyrood. Both attractions were fantastic must-sees.
Fantastic trip to Edinburgh and this ticket is a must..Three excellent tours and the bus tour for 48 hrs as well..gets you everywhere you need and saves you a bundle too boot..what's not too like !!.
I love hop on and off tours. Great way to get a good overview of a new location.
Great way to get a glimpse of Edinburgh and get into good attractions at a reasonable price.
Make sure you organize your time really well, especially if you accept the admissions for the bonuses -- too me, all must sees. We were there over the holidays so it was important to know when the Royal Yacht Brittania was open Saturday vs Edinburgh Castle AudioGuide NOT included and Holyrood Castle AudioGuide IS included. I'm hard pressed to say what was my favorite - I had no idea Holyrood Castle existed so I really was most impressed with that. Comparing Edinburgh Castle to Stirling Castle was really interesting. Seeing the only double bed onboard the Royal Yacht Prince Charles took onboard for his honeymoon was funny. Wish the hours of the bus were not so restricted so that we could have gone on all three routes completely, but there is a challenge when things are abbreviated due to local celebrations. I appreciated their efforts on our behalf once we finally found them
just loved it
You have to go to the kiosk at Waverley Bridge where all the buses start from to exchange your voucher for actual tickets but that was no problem, you'd probably go there anyway at least once. The buses were good and the 3 venues - The Royal Yacht Britannia, Edinburgh Castle and Holyroodhouse Palace were all excellent and very well worth visiting. They had really good audio tours included for Britannia and Holyrood, though I believe the Castle audio was an extra but they offered a free guided tour. We also used the buses to visit 2 National Trust properties, one in the old town and one in the new town. A busy and rewarding 48 hours.
I was not sure what to expect as its just a boat, funny thing is I will go again so must be more than just a boat!
Excellent staff and amazing to see both sides of Britannia. We had a nice lunch and drinks on board felt all very upmarket just needed Liz to wander in.
Doing what: The Royal Yacht Britannia
Difficult to find. Tour taken was very good.
As far as ease of operation and the tour guides, I cannot give the tour a bad review. And it was also helpful and cheaper to already have included admission into the castle, the yacht and the palace. However, I found that we didn't actually need the bus because the royal mile is so easy to walk and most of the sites are right along the route. We also only had one day to tour around and I felt this would help us get from place to place quicker, but all in all, I think we rode the bus for two short rides. If you are staying for a longer trip it might be more worth your while.
Needed more time to enjoy Edinburgh...Beautiful Castle. I wasted money on the hop on hop off cause of time issues my fault. We only had a day in Edinburgh and next time, I will plan better...You need more time to experience this beautiful city.
This was an amazing way to both get around and see the places you want to see and experience
Royal Mile Palace of Holyroodhouse Scottish Parliament Arthur's Seat. Hop-on Hop-off buses are so easy to catch all over town! Very convenient, helps you get your bearings as well. I highly recommend advance purchase of Edinburgh Castle so you don't have to wait in the long line. I took the Hop-On Hop Off to the Royal Mile it drops off right by Edinburgh Castle where there are lots of pubs, restaurants and shopping. Give yourself a few hours at Edinburgh Castle. Edinburgh Military Tattoo @ Edinburgh Castle, St. Margaret's Chapel. I had lunch after right by the the Castle at the Witchery, delicious splurge! try and make a reservation ahead of time. Worked by way to Holyroodhouse where Scottish Parliament is as well and you can begin your ascent up to Arthur's seat comfortable hiking shoes, water, camera and give yourself 45 minutes or more for the climb, absolutely worth it!! Sunrise or sunset the best!! Finished with dinner at at Whiski Bar and Restaurant, flights and delicious food!!
Well worth booking in advance and planning out our time. Castle was fab as was Royal Yacht Britannia. Easy to use service. Audio guide on the bus was brill. Learned so much. Free audio guide on board the yacht. Good value audio guide for the castle. Excellent
My friend and I had a thoroughly wonderful time in Edinburgh and as we were on a short break we saved so much time using the hop on hop off bus!! There were 3 different routes and between them they covered each venue we wanted to visit. They were on time and the staff were very friendly and informative and a lovely guide called Anne gave us a tip to go into the Dome for a drink which we would have missed otherwise!!!!
I will recommend using this service to my friends.
Amazing way to get around the city. However, the buses could have come around a little more frequently in my opinion.
Easy to use and you see so much!
Great service. Very easy to find where to change our tickets.
The people of Edinburgh is very friendly and make us feel at home. It was a great idea to have hop on/off included, we use it as our public transit as we were only for 3 days and we were able to see many things in short time.
Really great value and saved us quite a bit of money. Loved all the attractions.
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