The Edinburgh hop-on, hop-off tour has the following stops:
• Waverly Bridge: See the Scott Monument, the Victorian gothic monument constructed to honour Scottish author Sir Walter Scott.
• Fredrick Street: The main attraction is the National Gallery, which houses a fine collection of pictures, furniture and sculpture. Also see the Royal Scottish Academy, Scotland’s premier organisation promoting contemporary Scottish art.
• South Charlotte Street: See the beautiful Charlotte Square, a designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Also worth seeing is the Georgian House.
• Lothian Road: The main attractions around this site are the St. John’s and St. Cuthbert’s Churches and the Caledonian Hotel.
• Grassmarket: The site is home to the White Hart Inn, Apex Hotels and West Bow.
• Johnston Terrace: There is a Farmer’s Market which is held here on Saturdays.
• Lawnmarket: See the castle, which dominates the skyline of Edinburgh. Another attraction is the High Kirk of St. Giles, one of the most important architectural landmarks along the Royal Mile.
• Chambers Street: See the Royal Museum containing artifacts from around the world, encompassing geology, archaeology, natural history, science, technology and art. Also see the Museum of Scotland.
• John Knox House: John Knox House is reputed to have been owned and lived in by Protestant Reformer John Knox during the 16th century. Also worth visiting is the Museum of Childhood. Described as 'the noisiest museum in the world', the Museum of Childhood is a favourite with adults and children alike. It is a treasure house of toys and games of all kinds from many parts of the world, ranging from dolls and teddy bears to train sets and tricycles.
• Dynamic Earth: Our Dynamic Earth, considered to be the Mother Earth of all adventures, takes you on a journey of discovery, in around and across our planet. Also see the Arthur’s Seat and McDonald’s hotel.
• Queen Mary’s Bath House: You can see the Palace of Holyroodhouse, the Queen's official residence in Scotland.
• Royal High School: From the Calton Hill, see the scenic views of the city.
• St. Andrew Square: The main attractions here are the New Town, National Portrait Gallery, which contains the portraits of famous British men and women.
You may choose to conclude this tour at any of the stops mentioned above as per your convenience.