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Edinburgh Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour

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Duration: The ticket is valid for 24 hours after first use
Full Loop: 60 mins
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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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Customer reviews

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 United Kingdom
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Well organised good commentary I have done a few hop on hop off buss tours in big Cities they are usually an effective and quick way to see a large area but I often feel it is...

Mrs fiona Jane king United Kingdom
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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:

Stop 1 - Hanover Street
Stop 2 - Princes Street (Frederick Street)
Stop 3 - Lothian Road
Stop 4 - Grassmarket
Stop 5 - Johnston Terrace
Stop 6 - Lawnmarket
Stop 7 - Chambers Street
Stop 8 - John Knox House
Stop 9 - Dynamic Earth
Stop 10 - Queen Marys Bath House, Abbeyhill
Stop 11 - Old Royal High School

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

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.

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.
  • 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
What happens after I book?
  • A booking voucher will be sent to you by email
  • Print all pages of the voucher
  • Present the voucher at the tour start point or attraction entrance
Activity schedule
When does it run?
The ticket is valid for 24 hours after first use
Full Loop: 60 mins
Start time
Buses operate:
05 Apr - 31 Oct: 9:35am - 5:30pm with a frequency of every 20 minutes
01 Nov - 31 Mar: 9:35am - 4:05pm with a frequency of every 30 minutes
Meeting point
Bus departs from Waverly Bridge. 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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No cancellation fees

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We will never charge you any administrative fees for cancellations. For most tours and activities, there is no penalty for bookings cancelled a week in advance.

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