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The Edinburgh Grand Ticket: 3 Hop-On, Hop-Off Bus Tours

  • When does it run?
    Daily
  • Start time

    9am to 7pm, every 10-20 minutes, depending on the season (City Sightseeing)

    9:05am to 5:05pm, every 15-30 minutes (Majestic Route)

    9:05am to 5:50pm, every 10-20 minutes, depending on the season (Edinburgh Route)

  • Duration
    24 hours or 48 hours (take your pick)
Inclusions
  • 24 hours or 48 hours ticket, valid on the three tour routes
  • Live Guide on the Edinburgh Tour only
  • Audio commentary in English, French, German, Portuguese, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Japanese and Mandarin Chinese on all routes (Also Gaelic on Majestic tour)
COVID-19 Safety guidelines

Key Highlights

  • Enjoy travelling around the city with our economical 24 or 48 hours hop-on, hop-off ticket
  • Access three comprehensive routes that covers all major attractions in the city
  • See everything in the city, from Edinburgh Castle to the Palace of Holyroodhouse
  • Get up close with all your favourites, using over 40 strategic stops
  • Feast your eyes on the bustling city from our open-top buses
  • Explore Edinburgh’s history and legends with some riveting commentary onboard

Overview

Experience the best hop-on, hop-off experience in Edinburgh that brings together three exceptional services for you - City Sightseeing, Majestic and Edinburgh Bus Tours. 

Valid for either 24 or 48 years, depending on the ticket option you choose, the three routes comprehensively cover all the major attractions in the city - from the Palace of Holyroodhouse to the Farmer’s Market, and gives you full flexibility to explore the city at your own pace. While the Edinburgh Route comes with a riveting live commentary on board, the other buses have equally engaging multilingual audio commentary to keep you hooked to the city.

ATTRACTIONS COVERED

  • Waverly Bridge
  • Royal Botanic Garden
  • Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre
  • Queen’s Gallery
  • Canongate Kirk
  • Royal Mile
  • Edinburgh Castle
  • The Edinburgh Dungeon
  • Burns Monument
  • Palace of Holyroodhouse
  • The Royal Yacht Britannia

…. And more!

Majestic Edinburgh Hop-on, Hop-off Tour: The hop-on, hop-off bus goes north through the Georgian New Town and stops at the Royal Botanic Garden before heading down to the coast at Newhaven, Leith and Royal Yacht Britannia. From Britannia, the tour heads back up to the city center via the Palace of Holyroodhouse and the Royal Mile.


Edinburgh Hop-on, Hop-off Tour: Your hop-on, hop-off bus heads towards New Town with its elegant Georgian houses. After Charlotte Square the bus turns back south, passing the Royal Scottish Academy and the National Gallery, towards the Old Town. After driving through Grassmarket with its exciting shops and pubs, you pass the Scottish Parliament and the Dynamic Earth attraction at Calton Hill. Return via Canongate past the Canongate Church, the Museum of Edinburgh and the People’s Story.


City Sightseeing Edinburgh Hop-on, Hop-off Tour: The hop-on, hop-off bus sets off along Princes Street. Look up to see stunning views of Edinburgh Castle perched on its crag. Continue through trendy Grassmarket then pass the National Museum of Scotland and the John Knox House. After driving along Canongate, you will pass the Scottish Parliament and Calton Hill until you see the south gates to the Palace of Holyroodhouse, The Queen’s official residence in Scotland.


Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    Daily

  • Duration

    24 hours or 48 hours (take your pick)

  • Start time

    9am to 7pm, every 10-20 minutes, depending on the season (City Sightseeing)

    9:05am to 5:05pm, every 15-30 minutes (Majestic Route)

    9:05am to 5:50pm, every 10-20 minutes, depending on the season (Edinburgh Route)

  • Meeting Point

    Just hop on at any of the stops

  • Ending Point

    You can hop off at any of the stops

Inclusions & Exclusions

  • 24 hours or 48 hours ticket, valid on the three tour routes
  • Live Guide on the Edinburgh Tour only
  • Audio commentary in English, French, German, Portuguese, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Japanese and Mandarin Chinese on all routes (Also Gaelic on Majestic tour)
  • All entrance fees to attractions

Please note

Voucher Type: Paper

Voucher Redemption: Exchange your printed voucher at the Edinburgh Bus Tours Office, located at Waverley Bridge. 

Wheelchair accessibility: Yes

Edinburgh is a functioning city and weather, traffic and events may occasionally cause disruption.

Customer Reviews

  • Nitin Oza, India 06/06/2018
  • Carole Mitchell, Canada 05/06/2018
  • Patricia Hornby, United Kingdom 04/10/2018

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