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Edinburgh Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour

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"The only way to go!!" janice hendrycks
Edinburgh Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour
Edinburgh Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour
Edinburgh Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour
Edinburgh Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour
Edinburgh Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour


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


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 14 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:

• Waverley Bridge
• Lothian Road
• Grassmarket
• Lauriston Place
• Johnston Terrace
• Lawnmarket
• Chambers Street
• John Knox House
• Canongate • Holyrood
• Our Dynamic Earth
• Regent Road
• Hanover Street
• Market Street

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

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  • The only way to go!!

    The tour guides where great. They where very informative. It was nice to relax and view Edinburgh. The only suggestion I have would be more clear as to where the pick up spotd...

    Janice Hendrycks
  • Great tour. Thanks enjoyed it.

    Loved the fact that the tour took me to many locations and the buses were frequent. Especially enjoyed the Botanic Gardens and Holyroode Palace and Abbey. The tour guides were...

    Margaret Cleary
  • More information makes a better trip

    A. Concise explanation of sites, a quick trip thru the city, a better view than by walking, we loved this HOHO bus. Tour guides polite and helpful...we always start our day with...

    Arthur D. Goldman
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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 run at the following times:
28 Mar 15 - 30 Jun 15 & 01 Sep 15 - 01 Nov 15:
Monday - Friday: 9:30am - 5:50pm; every 20 minutes
Saturday - Sunday: 9:30am - 6:00pm; every 15 minutes
01 Jul 15 - 31 Aug 15: 9:30am - 8:00pm; every 7 - 20 minutes
02 Nov 15 - 31 Mar 16:
Monday - Sunday: 9:30am - 4:00pm; every 20 - 30 minutes
24th Dec 15: 11:00am - 5:50pm; every 20 minutes
26th Dec 15: 10:10am - 6:00pm; every 15 minutes
01 Jan 16: 11:10 - 5:50pm; every 20 minutes
Duration: The ticket is valid for 24 hours after first use
Full Loop: 60 mins

Meeting point

Bus departs from Waverley Bridge. Your ticket can be collected from the Edinburgh Bus Tours Ticket Office on Waverley Bridge upon presentation of your booking voucher. 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

'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.

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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