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The Royal Edinburgh Ticket - Bus & Attraction Combo!

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Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?


  • Duration

    Hop-on, Hop-off Bus: 48 hours

  • Start time

    Edinburgh Tour: 9:19am to 3:40pm, every 30 minutes

    City Sightseeing Tour: 9am to 4pm, every 30 minutes

    Majestic Tour: 9:20am to 3:50pm, every 30 minutes

    Attraction tickets: Please check the official website of the attractions before visiting

    From 24 March tours run later and at a higher frequency. 9am – 6pm every 10-15 mins. 

  • Meeting Point

    Redeem your voucher for tickets at Waterloo Place (stop ZG), just off Princes Street.

    You can hop on the bus at any of the stops

  • Ending Point

    You can hop off at any of the stops

Key Highlights

  • Access to three bus tours and top three attractions - you have got the city covered!
  • Discover Edinburgh's Royal heritage and save up to 20% on individual tickets
  • Marvel at the breathtaking residence of Her Majesty the Queen, Palace of Holyroodhouse
  • Admire The Queen’s former floating palace, the Royal Yacht Britannia
  • Explore the spectacular Edinburgh Castle
  • Tickets are usable within 6 months from the date of purchase
  • Special Horrible Histories commentary for kids narrated by Terry Deary on the City Sightseeing Tour
  • Both printed and smartphone vouchers accepted!


One Edinburgh ticket is all you need to get the most out of your visit to the Old Smoky! The Royal Edinburgh Ticket treats you to a 48-hour hop-on hop-off bus tour across three services as well as admissions to three of the best Scottish attractions - Edinburgh Castle, the Royal Yacht Britannia and the Palace of Holyroodhouse. This is truly your all-access pass to explore the splendours of Scotland's capital city and experience its magnificent royal attractions. Not to mention, you can save over 20% when compared to the total cost of tickets when bought separately.


The hop-on hop-off bus ticket allows you 48 hours of unlimited travel on three bus routes – Majestic Tour, The Edinburgh Tour and City Sightseeing Tour, covering the length and breadth of the city. The routes are interchangeable, giving you even more flexibility to travel around the city with minimal hassles. You can additionally listen in on immersive commentary across all the routes, either through headphones or from a live guide.

Some of the stops covered

  • Royal Botanic Garden
  • Royal Mile
  • Edinburgh Castle
  • Palace of Holyroodhouse
  • The Royal Yacht Britannia



One of the most beautiful castles in the world, the Edinburgh Castle is a truly magnificent sight to behold. With our guaranteed entry, you can dig into spectacular views across the capital, browse through the  nation’s Crown Jewels, including the Stone of Destiny, witness the breathtaking One o’ Clock Gun - the famous time signal firing since 1861 as well as traverse through the oldest building in Edinburgh.


Follow in the footsteps of Royalty and discover The Queen’s former floating palace at the magnificent Royal Yacht Britannia. With a fascinating audio tour available in 30 languages, you can discover how the Royal Family and their 220-member crew lived, relax and enjoy waiter service in the Royal Deck Tea Room.


Discover His Majesty the king's official residence in Scotland - the Palace of Holyroodhouse - with our guaranteed entry. Lose yourself to the unmistakable grandeur of the Palace as you wander around the State State Apartments used by the Royal Family, the historic chambers of Mary, Queen of Scots, and the romantic ruins of Holyrood Abbey. There’s audio commentary available in 9 languages to keep your engaged.


  • 48 hours Hop-On, Hop-Off Ticket
  • 3 Hop-On, Hop-Off bus tours (Edinburgh Tour, Majestic Tour & City Sightseeing)
  • Entry to Edinburgh Castle, the Palace of Holyroodhouse, and the Royal Yacht Britannia
  • Live Guide on the Edinburgh Tour route
  • Audio commentary in English, French, German, Portuguese, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Japanese and Mandarin Chinese on all routes (Also Gaelic on Majestic tour route)


  • Entrance to attractions, unless specified

Please note

Voucher information: You can show your voucher on your smartphone (But if you’d rather print a copy – that’s fine too!)

Wheelchair accessibility: Yes (please check accessibility guidelines for attractions) 

Tickets are valid for 6 months from the date of purchase, with their 24 or 48 hour validity activated when your confirmation is scanned by a member of staff.

Edinburgh is a functioning city and weather, traffic and events may occasionally cause disruption. Times and stops are subject to change.

The operator will reserve your timed entry ticket to Edinburgh Castle when you exchange your voucher. The other two attractions can be visited at any time within the 48 hours – this can stretch over 3 days if started midday day 1 – valid until midday day 3.

Edinburgh Castle is open seven days a week.

Palace of Holyroodhouse is closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays each week from October – June inclusive. There will also be Royal closures if The King is visiting (no alternative offered to Royal Edinburgh Ticket holders). Head in with your Royal Edinburgh Ticket – no prebooking required. Palace of Holyroodhouse is open 7 days July-September.

The Royal Yacht Britannia is open 7 days. Head in with your Royal Edinburgh Ticket – no prebooking required.

The Queen’s Gallery is closed until 2024 to allow essential maintenance work to take place

Due to works at Ocean Terminal – home of Britannia, The Royal Yacht will be closed 11-23 March ( also we now know 25-28 June) .

Customer Reviews

  • Kerry Henry

    This was so great and a wonderful way to see so much of the city!

  • Priscilla Long


  • Sharon Antonelli

    I enjoyed the Hop On Hop Off buses and the easy way to get to attractions included in the 48 hour pass. I was on a tour, but we had a half day free and the next day free so the 48 hour ticket was great. I got a senior discount too.


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