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Edinburgh Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour

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  • On board commentary is available in 9 languages as well as a special kids commentary
  • The Edinburgh Hop-On, Hop-Off tour allows you to design your perfect Edinburgh sightseeing itinerary
  • 11 stops cover all the city’s highlights
  • Hop on and off as often as you wish in a 24 hour period


The ever-popular Edinburgh Hop-on, Hop-off tour allows you to see the sites of this wonderful city at your own pace and create your perfect Edinburgh sightseeing itinerary.

Conducted on an open-topped double-decker bus the tour has a great range of stops covering all the best loved Edinburgh attractions including the Castle, Scott Monument and Queen Mary’s Bath House. You can hop on and off as often as you wish and see the sites that interest you. Frequent departures every 20-30 minutes mean that your precious Edinburgh sightseeing time is not wasted waiting for the next bus.

While on board audio commentary via headset in 9 languages will ensure that you don’t miss a thing, what’s more a special commentary based on the award-winning “Horrible Histories” will ensure that the children are entertained.

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On this Hop-On Hop-Off tour, you have the freedom to plan your own sightseeing itinerary. With 11 stops covering all of main attractions. This tour provides the perfect introduction to the city.

Your ticket allows you unlimited use, meaning you can hop-on and hop-off as many times as you like at any of the designated stops.

The Edinburgh hop-on, hop-off tour has the following stops:

• St Andrew Square North Side
• Lothian Road
• Grassmarket
• Lauriston Place
• Johnston Terrace
• Lawnmarket
• Chambers Street
• John Knox House
• Our Dynamic Earth
• Holyrood
• Canongate

You may choose to conclude this tour at any of the stops mentioned above as per your convenience.

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Ideal way to see main highlights of Edinburgh and decide which ones were worth going back to for a proper visit.... Marcia Rhodes

We took students on the bus. They all had a great time and learnt lots of Info about Edinburgh. They enjoyed being on the open top and thought the buses were extremly reliable... Miss amie butcher

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Activity Schedule

When does it run?



The ticket is valid for 24 hours after first use. A complete loop takes around 1 hour.

Start time

Buses operate:
Monday - Friday: 9:30am - 5:50pm with a frequency of every 20 minutes
Saturday - Sunday: 9:30am - 6:00pm with a frequency of every 15 minutes
July - August: 9:30am - 8:00pm with a frequency of every 7 - 20 minutes
01 Jan15 - 31 Mar15: 9:35am - 4:05pm with a frequency of every 30 minutes
02 Nov15 - 27 Mar16: 9:30am - 4:00pm with a frequency of every 20 - 30 minutes
Duration: The ticket is valid for 24 hours after first use
Full Loop: 60 mins

Meeting point

Bus departs from St Andrew Square North Side. However, you can board the Edinburgh Hop-On, Hop-Off tour at any of the stops.

Ending point

You can end the Edinburgh Hop-On, Hop-Off tour at any of the stops.

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  • Hop-on-hop-off ticket valid for 24 hours
  • English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Japanese, Mandarin Chinese, Russian plus 'Horrible Histories' Kid's Commentary (English only).


  • Hotel pick up and drop off

Please note

Your booking voucher can be exchanged for your Hop-On Hop-Off ticket at any one of the stops. Simply choose the stop which you wish to start from and present your voucher to the driver who will exchange it for a ticket that will be valid for 24 hours from that time.

'Horrible Histories' Kid's Commentary is available in English only.

Buses offer mobility facilities and subtitled screens downstairs for guests who are hard of hearing.

The route of the hop-on, hop-off tour is subject to change.

Voucher information: You must print and surrender a paper version of your booking voucher for this activity (showing your voucher on a smartphone is not accepted). No refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher.

Your voucher will be valid for 3 months from the date chosen at the time of booking.

The tour bus has a low floor with extendable ramps and wheelchairs can also be can be collapsed down and stored on the bus. . Passengers do not need to walk up steps to board the bus. There is a subtitled screen downstairs for customer who are hard of hearing.

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