• Location: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • Duration: 2 days (approx.)
From USD $ 75.20 View price calendar

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Discover the best of Edinburgh without the stress of public transit and massive crowds on this hop-on hop-off bus tour. With your 48-hour pass, hop aboard the double-decker, open-top bus for a panoramic sightseeing excursion. Great for kids and adults, your ticket offers five route options with dozens of strategically placed stops. You’ll have the added bonus of free entry to royal sites like Edinburgh Castle, Royal Yacht Britannia and the Palace of Holyroodhouse.


  • Discover Edinburgh and its many attractions with the hop-on hop-off portion of your Royal Edinburgh Ticket
  • Enjoy 48-hour unlimited access to five different tour bus routes in Edinburgh
  • Make use of included entry to some of the capital’s must-see royal attractions including Edinburgh Castle, Palace of Holyroodhouse and Royal Yacht Britannia
  • Learn about the history that has helped make Edinburgh the fascinating city that it is today
  • Travel between Edinburgh’s most popular attractions quickly and easily
  • Listen to live and recorded audio commentary for useful information about Edinburgh’s quaint and historical sights

What You Can Expect

Royal Edinburgh Ticket with Hop-On Hop-Off Tours, Edinburgh Castle Admission

Make the most of your time in Edinburgh with unlimited travel across five hop-on hop-off tour bus routes

Enjoy a hassle-free sightseeing tour of Edinburgh’s best attractions, monuments and landmarks by comfortable, double-decker bus. Purchase your 48-hour pass and redeem it by hopping on the bus at one of the many designated stops such as Waverley Bridge, Grassmarket or St Andrew Square. Grab a seat inside or on the open-top deck for 360-degree views, and listen to colorful audio commentary as you zip through town.

Enjoy ultimate flexibility by traveling along any of the five main tour routes (Edinburgh, Majestic, Mac, Hertitage or City Sightseeing; stops listed in the itinerary section below). Take your time exploring Old Town, wandering the historic Port of Leith, snapping photos of beautiful Newhaven Harbor, scaling the spiral staircase of Scott Monument or window shopping on Victoria Street. 

Your ticket comes with an added bonus! Hop off for free admission to the Palace of Holyroodhouse (Holyrood Palace), Her Majesty the Queen’s home in Scotland. Then flash your pass for entry to the UNESCO-listed Edinburgh Castle. Learn the castle’s brutal and glorified history, riddled with battles, sieges and centuries of royal shenanigans. If royal history fascinates you, don’t miss the opportunity for a free tour of the Royal Yacht Britannia, the gorgeous boat owned by the British Royal Family for more than four decades.

The full loop of each bus route lasts between 1 and 1.5 hours. To end your tour, just hop off at any point along the route.


Customer Reviews

Nikke J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

Loved the castle and the tour!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

the Royal Edinburgh pass was well worth the money. Being able to use multiple bus lines gave us an opportunity to see a lot of Edinburgh in a short time.

Mike G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

We had so much fun riding each bus route and listening to the history of Edinburgh.

Laura E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

A definite MUST DO!

Susan H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

The buses were very convenient, the staff were very accomadating, knowledgeable, and helpful. Great way to get a understanding of Edinburgh's geography.

adrian r

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

Excellent value for money with admission also to Royal Yacht Britannia and Holyrood Palace

Margaret L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

Excellent value for money.

Petronella H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

Made great use of this an easy and interesting way to see different parts of Edinburgh.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

Great way to get an introduction to a new city. Pick up points clearly stated and also have an app.

Dudley R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Tons of fun-Saw everything. Edinburgh is incredible. The bus tour was a fantastic way to see everything--

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