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City Sightseeing Edinburgh Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

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Explore the historic and vibrant city of Edinburgh in your own time, with an unlimited 24 hour hop-on hop-off bus tour. From the open-top deck you’ll have a fantastic 360 degree view of the spectacular surroundings, which are a blend of stunning natural beauty, and wonderfully historic architecture. This Scottish sightseeing adventure will take you to all of Edinburgh's key points of interest, including Waverley Bridge, Grassmarket, Johnston Terrace, Old Town, Canongate, Palace of Holyroodhouse, Our Dynamic Earth and much more! There's also an informative audio tour commentary on the double-decker bus, so you can make sense of the fabulous sights you're experiencing. With access to 14 stops around the city, and the ability to hop on and off the bus as much as you please within the given time period, you can truly immerse yourself into the culture of this charming destination.
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 about every 20 minutes: save time for more sightseeing
What to Expect
Make your way to any of the 14 stops 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.
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Important Information
Departure Point
You may start this tour at any of the stops listed.
Departure Time
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Duration
1h
Return Details
You may disembark at any of the available stops.
Inclusions
  • 24 hour unlimited hop on hop off bus pass
  • On-board multilingual audio commentary in 10 languages + free headphones
  • Discounts at local attractions
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Season: All Year Round
  • April - May: 9:00am - 6:00pm, every 12 minutes
  • June - August: 9:00am - 7:00pm, every 12 minutes
  • September - October: 9:00am - 6:00pm, every 12 minutes
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • November - March: 9:00am - 4:00pm, every 20 minutes
  • Tour Duration: 60 minutes
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Due to summer events, parts of Lawnmarket and the High Street will be closed until Monday 2nd September. The bus will be diverted between Bread Street and Canongate via Spittal Street, Lady Lawson Street, Lauriston Street, Lauriston Place, Forrest Road, George IV Bridge, Bank Street, Market Street and Jeffrey Street.
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Took the trip around the city on the bus so we could orientate. It was a cool drizzly August day but still good views from top of bus. There was a diversion due to the fringe. I wasn't super busy. Only 4 stars because driver...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

A very good experience and convenient too - the concept of "hop-on hop-off". Got to see most of the exciting places of interest for someone who is is a complete stranger to this beautiful and historic City.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Ironside36
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The Hop-on Hop-off tour is an excellent way to get your bearings and decide your course for the rest of your day.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Yoyowitt
ElaineEBT, Sales Manager at City Sightseeing Edinburgh, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

We agree, thank you for taking the time to hop on and sharing your experience here. With best wishes Elaine

Reviewed 5 days ago

It was very good experience. Bus took us to all a traction and historic places in Edinburgh. Tour toke 1 hour and 20 minutes and we both enjoyed it.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Magdalena K
ElaineEBT, Sales Manager at City Sightseeing Edinburgh, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Glad yo hear you enjoyed our tour, thanks for hopping on. With best wishes Elaine

Reviewed 5 days ago

I was able to use three different bus lines, which allowed a great overview of the city. I especially enjoyed being able to visit the three royal attractions - HRY Britannia, Holyroodhouse and Edinburgh Castle, all of which were included in the ticket.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank MeriAnneG
ElaineEBT, Sales Manager at City Sightseeing Edinburgh, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you so much for your 5 star review of our Royal Edinburgh Ticket. I'm delighted to hear how much you enjoyed exploring the royal attractions with us. Many thanks Elaine

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There’s really no restrictions in Scotland for your pooch. They can definitely go on the city buses so I don’t see why they couldn’t go on this bus. The only thing I could see is maybe because it’s privately owned and a... More
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You have to purchase for a specific date.
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Depends which tour you choose, one of them does. Just check before buying your ticket.
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