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City Sightseeing Edinburgh: Hop-On, Hop-Off Bus Tour with Exclusive Discount on Attractions!

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    • Adults (16+)
    • Child (5-15)
    • Infant (1-4)
Key Highlights
  • Discover Edinburgh in an open-top, double-decker bus
  • Customize your own sightseeing itinerary with this 24-hour hop-on, hop-off ticket
  • Hop on and hop off at conveniently located stops to visit attractions of your preference
  • The designated stops cover all major Edinburgh highlights
  • Onboard commentary is available in multiple languages as well as a special kids commentary
  • Exclusive discounts to access local attractions with your ticket
  • Smartphone voucher accepted - No need to print!
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?

    Daily

    Duration

    24 hours

    Start time

    The bus departs between 9:15am and 7pm, 6pm or 5pm depending on season. Since this is an outdoor activity, the schedules might just change sometimes. Check the frequency and bus operating hours on the day of your tour just to be safe.

    Frequency: 10-30 minutes

    Meeting Point

    Exchange your confirmation voucher for your hop-on, hop-off ticket from Edinburgh Bus Tours Ticket Office on Waverley Bridge. However, you can board the bus at any of the stops.

    Ending Point

    You can end the tour at any of the stops.

  • Overview & Itinerary
    Overview

    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. You can hop on and off as often as you wish and see the sites that interest you. While onboard audio commentary via headset in nine 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.

    Not only does this tour make travel and sightseeing convenient and hassle-free, enjoy great savings with exclusive discounts to local attractions.

    ATTRACTIONS COVERED

    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 end this tour at any stop.

    For more information on routes, download the tour route map   

  • Inclusions & Exclusions
    Inclusions
    • 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).
    • Free booklet including excellent discounts on local attractions, eateries and shopping
    • Free headphones
    • WiFi
    Exclusions
    • Entrances
  • Please note & Additional info
    Please note

    Voucher information: No need to print! You can show your voucher on your smartphone or other device.

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

    We ensure that the tour runs on time, however at times the itinerary might be revised due to weather, traffic conditions, etc.

    We want everyone to be a part of our tours, hence there are special arrangements for wheelchairs in the buses.

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

    For Cruise Passengers:

    If you are arriving into Leith, board the shuttle bus from the cruise terminal to Waterloo Place, which is an approx. 6-minute walk from City Sightseeing Bus Stop 1.

    Those arriving into South Queens ferry (Hounds Point) can take a shuttle bus from the terminal to Charlotte Square, an approx. 10-minute walk from City Sightseeing Bus stop 2.

    If you are arriving into Newhaven, our local operators will arrange pick up in a local bus and take you to central Edinburgh.

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details. They’re a nice bunch, and will happily answer any logistical questions you may have. Please give them a call at least 24 hours before your organised activity to reconfirm.

  • Customer Reviews
    • Good time

      We had a very good time on the hop-on hop-off bus in Edinburgh. A lot of great sites to see and enjoyed the live commentary from Angus. He was quite entertaining and very...

      Teresa Geiger, United States, 16/Jun/2018
    • Its good for tourist as it covers whole of city...

      Reetu Kalra, United Kingdom, 05/Jun/2018
    • Liked it!

      Great tour, very helpful, nice and chatty bus drivers, I would recommend the tour!...

      Roxana Banea, United Kingdom, 23/May/2018
    • I like City Sightseeing buses. This was a good purchase.

      Irene Wilkins, United States, 13/Jun/2018
    • Superb
      Affordable
      User friendly

      Ashwin Naik, India, 05/May/2018
    • Good way to tour the city.

      Mara Mayoralgo, Philippines, 02/Jan/2018

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