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Itinerary
Make your way to any of the 14 stops (see itinerary) to validate your 24-hour ticket, then hop aboard one of the open-top double-decker city sightseeing buses.

The entire circuit takes around an hour and you can jump off at any of the stops along the way to tour the sights, visit the city’s museums, or stroll around the UNESCO-listed Old Town on foot. While on board, don’t forget to plug in your headphones and listen to the onboard audio commentary, which will point out all the main attractions along the way and offer background history and fun facts to help you get the most out of your visit.
Locations visited
St Giles' Cathedral
Parliament House
Greyfriars Bobby
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Overview
An Edinburgh city sightseeing bus tour means you can enjoy all the benefits of a guided tour—including hassle-free transport and onboard audio commentary—but still explore the sights at your own pace. Your ticket is valid for 24 hours, so you can hop on and off at attractions such as Edinburgh Castle, the Royal Mile, Holyrood Palace, and Arthur’s Seat, or stay on board and take in the views aboard an open-top double-decker bus.
Highlights
  • Convenient hop-on hop-off transport on an open-top double-decker bus
  • 14 city stops include Edinburgh Castle, Holyrood Palace, and World's End 
  • Onboard audio commentary ensures you don’t miss anything
  • Buses depart every 10–20 minutes: save time for more sightseeing
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Reviewed yesterday
Tour of the city of Edinburgh

Taken the tour bus as a means of seeing the city and a visit to the Royal Yacht Britannia. Well worth doing there are three different routes to choose from to suit all interests

Thank Michael T
Reviewed 2 days ago
An absolute must if it’s your first visit to Edinburgh

We bought our tickets for the Hop on Hop off bus from Waverley bridge ticket office, the staff were really friendly and helpful, our hotel gave us vouchers for money off the 48 hour ticket which was great, The buses take you around most parts...More

Thank Sunshine20209
Reviewed 1 week ago
A great introduction to the city

Our first full day in Edinburgh we used the Hop On Hop Off bus as an overview introduction to the city and on the second circuit to get off at three different venues. My only criticisms of Hop On Hop Off whether in Dublin a...More

1  Thank Are J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Bad bad experience

We bought our tickets thru Viator got a bar code. Which you need internet to access which I did not know. We had the code but not good enough for Hop on Hop off So we did not get on the bus. Wasted 28 pounds.

Thank doug0417
Reviewed 1 week ago
A definite 'MUST DO'

The RED Hop on Hop off buses by The Edinburgh Bus Tour Company are a must do when first visiting this wonderful city. If you have never been there before then an hour, on the bus, shows you everything of interest and its position in...More

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Yes you can, but i believe you get a discount on that from certain hotels. Inquire from the hotels front desk. You can also get discounts from the bus drivers for discounts for some of the attractions on the bus route. Will... More
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