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Very informative and appreciated the complimentary tickets for Edinburgh Castle AND Palace of Hollyrood. Both attractions were fantastic must-sees.
I love hop on and off tours. Great way to get a good overview of a new location.
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.
This was the best purchase I made for our entire 2 week trip to the UK. You can get to everything you could ever want to get to from the buses available with this pass. Not to mention the fast pass for Edinburgh Castle and admission to the Palace of Holyrood. Time did not allow for us to get to the HMY Britannia but we did take the bus that goes out to Leith and the Britannia which was highly enjoyable just in itself. My recommendation is to start your day early because the buses do not run very late into the evening. If I had one complaint it would be the fact that none of the tour buses include evening tours, which would have offered a different view of the city as well as being able to get around easier for more dinner options. Overall, EXCELLENT experience and a MUST buy if you plan to stay in Edinburgh!
This tour was well worth the money and enabled us to see far more than would otherwise have been possible in only two days. The ticket included entry to the Royal Yacht Britannia, Edinburgh castle and Holyrood Palace and a choice of 4 different bus tours. We saw lots of the city and also went to the royal Horticultural Gardens ans St Arthur's seat. The only trip not included and which we did on our own was to Rosslyn Chapel another great experience. Would highly recommend this tour the Majestic.
Ana S United Kingdom
Totally recommended, because one day will not be enough to see and enjoy all the beautiful areas I do encourage you to get the 2-day ticket
This is really worth the money. We found one of the routes stopped quite near our rented apartment and used that stop as our way to get to the center of town and the other bus routes. The Royal Britannia Yacht was great and we took the advice of a Hop on Hop off employee to have lunch in the dining room there. Loved it.
A thoroughly enjoyable experience, well organised, good value.
Great ticket covering all the bus tour lines and skip the line admission to Castle, Palace and Britannia. Friendly drivers and the earphone system is brilliant.
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