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City Sightseeing Edinburgh Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

From US$21.30
  • 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
City Sightseeing Edinburgh Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
From US$21.30
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City Sightseeing Edinburgh Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
From US$21.30
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.
What to Expect
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.
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1 - 5 of 27 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago
Great way to see the city

It was only a weekend trip - so this was a good use of time and a great way to see a city. I had a 1 day pass, could have used a 48 hour :)

Thank Viktoría G
Reviewed 3 days ago
Best way to see the city.

We took the tour as we were short of time. If properly managed, it is value for money,covers all the major attractions. One can chose the duration of the pass depending on the time available. Since we just had one day ,we went for the...More

2  Thank vineetj86
Reviewed 4 days ago

Excellant service used 48 hour pass came in very handy for travelling around Edinburogh,well worth the money.would use again .

Thank Steve W
Reviewed 1 week ago
Best use of time

I’ve done other hop on-off tours in other cities but, Edinburgh was the best because the route was short enough that it wasn’t the whole day. Plus we didn’t sit In traffic for long periods of time.

1  Thank Joni S
Reviewed 1 week ago
Great overview of the city

A great first to-do in order to get a good overview of the city. We had just gotten off a longer travel day so the kids wanted a break and the wifi helped (unsure if it was through the bus or a downtown Edinburgh service...More

Thank Gord_McQ
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April 20, 2018|
Response from Shamira H | Reviewed this property |
Yes.The ticket is for hop-on hop-off bus only and for 24 hours you can use the ticket to ride and get-off the bus anytime.. As for attractions like hollyrood palace, edinburgh castle there are separate payment, and you have... More
April 9, 2018|
Response from Shamira H |
Hello! I think the bus starts at 9 am from Waverley Bridge. Every 20 minutes there is bus.