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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

Judith G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Great stops, friendly drivers.

Alexandra M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Excellent commentary. Hopping on a second time to get to another stop, I chose the children's programme which was both informative and entertaining - wish I had the time to go around twice just to hear it all. Great tour of a magnificent city. Thanks!

Luis Mexico

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Best way to go around Edinburgh !!!

Phillip G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

By far the best way to see the city. I would recommend the complete round trip and then stay on the bus until you select an area for closer inspection. The commentary was very informative . Getting on and off was easy and the buses run frequently


5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Very easy to use. Very convenient saves alot of money than taking taxi.

Shirley_Chong SL Malaysia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Value for money and enjoy the whole trip journey tour. Own decision where and when to hop-on and hop-off. Covers major famous tourist spots.

Jennifer G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Very enjoyable informative trip. Clear commentary. Recommend.

Louisa T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Was very much enjoyed the journey thro this tour

Nancy R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

It was so easy to get around the city. We did a complete round before deciding where to get off.

Willard E United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

My husband and I so enjoyed our Hop-On Hop-Off tour! We only had one day to visit Edinburgh and this was the way to go. Our tour guide was great, very knowledgable, very helpful, and a lot of fun. There was always a bus available to get back on and hear more about Ediburgh and see another sight.
My husband and I highly recommend this tour.

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