Edinburgh Bus Tours: Grand Hop-On, Hop-Off Bus Tour (Incl. 3 Tours)

Edinburgh Bus Tours: Grand Hop-On, Hop-Off Bus Tour (Incl. 3 Tours)

Edinburgh, U.K.
Tour ID: 964

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  • Enjoy 24 or 48 hours of Edinburgh Hop-on Hop-off tour through strategically designed routes that take you to all famous landmarks 
  • Witness the historical side of Edinburgh by exploring the Edinburgh Castle to the Palace of Holyroodhouse
  • On-board commentary in multiple languages ensure you understand things much better in your preferred language
  • Three bus tours included in single ticket: Majestic, City Sightseeing, and Edinburgh routes
  • Perfect if you love to explore historical places and monuments
  • Mobile Vouchers Accepted! no need to print.


This open-top double-decker bus tour takes you to the historic Old town of Edinburgh. Hear about the events and stories that play a major role in shaping the city. This tour perfectly introduces the city as you can see the living condition of the Old Town and witness the popular Holyrood Park. 
You can enjoy three exceptional services that include Majestic, City Sightseeing, and Edinburgh Bus tour. You can opt 24- or 48-hours ticket and enjoy Edinburgh's popular attractions and get the opportunity to explore the city at your pace. Sit on the bus comfortably and cover all the popular attractions of the city ranging from the Palace of Holyroodhouse to the Farmer’s Market. Edinburgh route offers live commentary on board and other buses also have multilingual audio commentary to keep you engaged with the city’s interesting stories.


Cover the entire city and see the landmarks at your pace. 
Edinburgh Tour:
This tour will take you to the New Town that is popular for beautiful Georgian houses. The bus rides south after Charlotte Square where it passes through the Royal Scottish Academy and the National Gallery, taking you to the Old Town. The route covers a drive through the Grassmarket has popular pubs and shops and you can also witness the Scottish Parliament and the Dynamic Earth. 
Edinburgh's new town has emerged as a wonder of urban planning and is known for its Neo-classical architecture.  The new town is the artistic center of the Scottish capital and it has three art galleries of national recognition nearby. 
Grassmarket in Old Town Edinburgh is a historic marketplace. It comprises appealing boutiques and shops with lots of local products offered by skillful artisans, merchants, and designers. Not only a busy shopping area, but Grassmarket is also a place where you can find amazing pubs, restaurants, and cafes. It is where you can admire the medieval architecture and ancient cobbled streets. 
Scotland Parliament is situated at Edinburgh’s popular Royal Mile. The building is constructed from a mixture of oak, steel, and granite. Today it is one of the most innovative designs in the UK. Visit Dynamic Earth and experience the extraordinary. It is an opportunity to experience nature forces and their role in creating the planet. You can enjoy a space journey and embark on a lifetime adventure around the world.
Majestic Edinburgh Tour:
This route takes you to the north through the Georgian New Town to the Royal Botanic Garden before the bus heads down to the Newhaven coast, Leith, and Royal Yacht Britannia. From there, the bus heads back to the Edinburgh city center via the Palace of Holyroodhouse and the Royal Mile. 
The Royal Botanic Garden in Edinburgh is a popular botanic garden that serves as the perfect place for a family get-together. Tourists love the amazing views there and you can observe the city’s skyline showcasing Edinburgh’s castle. Discover the history of the garden and know about the plantings and stroll around the mesmerizing landscape. 
A trip to Edinburgh is incomplete when you do not visit the Palace of Holyroodhouse. It is the official residence of the Queen. The residence is situated at the end of Royal Mile. The Royal Mile Street connects Edinburgh’s Castle and the Palace of Holyroodhouse and it should not be missed. The street is full of amazing buildings, cafes, and shops which you must explore.
Edinburgh City Sightseeing Tour:
The hop-on hop-off starts out along Princes Street. You can admire the beautiful views of Edinburgh Castle. The bus drives along Canongate and passes through the Scottish Parliament and Calton Hill. Pass through the Palace of Holyroodhouse which is the official residence of Scotland’s Queen. Edinburgh’s Castle is worth the attention it gets from locals and tourists alike. It is iconic and looms over the second extinct volcano of the city and reminds you about the city’s history.
Here you can witness Edinburgh Castle and the Royal Mile. Sightseeing gives you the opportunity to discover many secrets of the city. You can visit the cozy café and experience Edinburgh’s vibes. If you want an affordable journey and looking for the local experience and want to stroll around the cobbled streets, Edinburgh welcomes you. 
You will be amazed by visiting the Palace of Holyroodhouse where tourists can explore Historic State Apartments which are the ruins of ancient royal gardens and Holyrood Abbey. It is the home of Mary and is used by the State official for entertaining and State ceremonies.


Edinburgh Tour:
Schedule: 09:00 - 18:00
Frequency: Every 15-20 mins
Duration: 75 mins
Bus Departs from St Andrew Square bus stop, North Side, Edinburgh EH2 1AF.
Majestic Tour:
Schedule: 09:20-15:50
Frequency: Every 30 mins
Duration: 75 mins
Bus Departs from St Andrew Square bus stop, North Side, Edinburgh EH2 1AF.
City Sightseeing Edinburgh:
Schedule: 09:10 - 16:00
Frequency: Every 30 mins
Duration: 75 mins
Bus Departs from St Andrew Square bus stop, North Side, Edinburgh EH2 1AF.


  • 24 or 48 Hours Hop-On Hop-Off Pass
  • Valid for all 3 Routes (Edinburgh Tour, Majestic Tour and City Sightseeing Edinburgh)
  • Commentary through headphones in English, French , German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Japanese, Mandarin Chinese and Russian
  • Headphones
  • Free Wi-Fi on board
  • Discounts to access local attractions 


  • Entrance Fees (Unless specified)
  • Hotel Transfers
  • Meals

Redemption Info

You can board the bus at any stop and voucher can be exchanged directly with the driver on board.
You will receive a ticket in exchange for your voucher, which you must keep until the expiry date/ tour.
Please check your ticket to know when it expires.
After exchanging your voucher for a ticket, your voucher will no longer be valid.
In loss of voucher/ticket, company is not liable for any refund.
Mobile vouchers accepted on board.
The tickets are only valid on the travel date selected date at the time of booking.
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Know Before You Go

Wheelchair Access: Yes
Onborad Wi-Fi: Yes
Pets Allowed: Small, well-behaved dogs are allowed
Infants can travel free and you do not require to book infant ticket.
Children under 5 years travel FREE (maximum 2 per paying adult)
City Tour: Choose from Edinburgh Tour, Majestic Tour OR City Sightseeing Edinburgh. Valid 24 hours, hop on and off.
Grand Tour: 24 hours or 48 hour bus ticket valid for use on all CITY Tours.
Disclaimer: Due to traffic issues, public holidays, weather conditions, cruise ship arrivals and unforeseen circumstances, there might be sudden changes in the route or on the schedule. In "normal times" Edinburgh is a busy city, especially during special events, summer holidays and at weekends. Traffic congestion and road closures - may cause delays, reduced frequency and changes to the route. We’ll do all we can to provide a smooth and frequent service!
Information for Cruise Passengers:
Guests will be required to take alternative methods of transportation to reach the City Sightseeing stop number 1 St Andrew Square (Charges may apply to all transportation and is subject to availability). Guests are reminded to check on the location of the Edinburgh port before arrival.
Cruise guests arriving into Leith can collect a shuttle bus from the terminal to Waterloo Place, this is an approx. 6 minute walk from City Sightseeing Bus Stop 1.
Cruise guests arriving into South Queens ferry (Hounds Point) can collect a shuttle bus from the terminal to Charlotte Square, this is an approx. 10 minute walk from City Sightseeing Bus stop 2.
Cruise guests arriving into Newhaven will be able to pick up a local bus into central Edinburgh and will take approx. 30 minutes

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Cancellation Policy

You can now amend or cancel your ticket for free of charge upto 24 hours before the chosen travel date (During the ticket validity period.). 100% cancellation fee applied within 24 hours of travel date.
This ticket is non-transferable.

Customer Reviews

Steve Lang

Very informative the 'live' commentary was excellent and interactive. Thanks. Read More

Steve Lang

Very informative the 'live' commentary was excellent and interactive. Thanks.

Steve Lang

Thank you for your valuable feedback. Happy to hear your thoughts. It is always interesting to see what our travelers think of our service.

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