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Tickets for Hop-on Hop-off Bus Edinburgh

See the best of Auld Reekie with this handy pass, covering multiple routes

Flexible ticket: cancellable up to 24 hours before visit date (if selected)
Instant ticket delivery
Duration: 1h
Wheelchair accessible
Audio guide: English, French, Gaelic, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish
Live guide: For the Edinburgh Tour
Smartphone tickets accepted

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Overview

Highlights

  • Discover the best of Edinburgh with unlimited access to three sightseeing bus tours
  • Routes are designed to cover every major attraction and landmark in the city, so you'll see Edinburgh Castle, the Palace of Holyroodhouse, the National Royal Yacht Britannia, and more
  • Opt for the 'Grand 48' for 48 hours of unlimited travel on three routes. Or go for the 'Grand 48+' and get an extra boat tour on the Firth of Forth

Description

Get the best out of Edinburgh as you hop on and off at all the Scottish capital's most unmissable attractions and landmarks. Opt for the 'Grand 48' for 48 hours of unlimited travel on three routes. Or go for the 'Grand 48+' and get a boat cruise on the Firth of Forth.

See Edinburgh Castle, the Palace of Holyroodhouse, Royal Yacht Britannia, and more, with informative accompaniment from live guides and multi-language audio commentary. It's time to explore Auld Reekie your way.

With these all-in-one sightseeing passes, you get unlimited access to all three tour routes around Auld Reekie, plus a boat tour with the 48+ option (April-early November). Buses run every 20 to 30 minutes, so you'll never be waiting long for your next ride.

The green-hued 'Edinburgh Tour' will zip you around the Old Town, New Town and Edinburgh Castle.

The true-blue 'Majestic Tour' carries you between the Royal Yacht Britannia and the Botanic Gardens.

The classic red 'City Sightseeing' bus runs between Grassmarket, the National Museum of Scotland, and the Palace of Holyroodhouse.

The seasonal '3 Bridges Tour' (with the Grand 48+ ticket) takes you out to South Queensferry, where you hop aboard the Forth Belle and cruise the Firth of Forth.

Wherever you go, you can look forward to knowledgeable live guides or multi-language commentary to make sure your travels are as informative as they are convenient.

Ticket

What's included

Use of the hop-on hop-off buses Edinburgh Tour, Majestic Tour, and City Sightseeing Tour for 48 hours (if 'Grand 48' or 'Grand 48+' selected)
Use of the hop-on hop-off busses City Sightseeing Tour for 24 hours (if 'Grand 24' selected)
3 Bridges Bus & Boat Tour ('Grand 48+' only, April-early November only)
Additional info

Edinburgh Tour (yellow-green buses):

  • Every 20 min, about 1 hour, no tours 24-26 Dec
  • Live commentary
  • Highlights: Palace of Holyroodhouse - Parliament - Old Town - Nat. Museum of Scotland - Grassmarket - Castle - New Town

Majestic Tour (yellow-blue buses):

  • Every 30 min, about 1 hr, no tours 25 Dec, 1 Jan
  • Audio commentary
  • Highlights: New Town - Royal Botanic Garden - Royal Yacht Britannia - P. of Holyroodhouse - Parliament - Old Town

City Sightseeing Tour (red buses):

  • Every 20 min, about 1 hr
  • Commentary in English, French, German, Portuguese, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Japanese, Mandarin + commentary for children
  • Highlights: Grassmarket - E. Castle - Nat. Museum of Scotland - Old Town - P. of Holyroodhouse - Calton Hill - New Town

3 Bridges (April-November, 'Grand 48+' only):

  • Bus tour to South Queensferry + 75-minute cruise aboard the Forth Belle on the Firth of Forth

All buses depart from St. Andrew Square.

Amendment policy

  • Changes are possible for this ticket

Instructions

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Starting point
St Andrew Square, Edinburgh
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Lothian Buses Travelshop
Waverley Bridge 31, EH1 1BQ, Edinburgh

Go directly to the departure point, the North side of St. Andrew Square and hop on the bus.

Venue

Opening hours

Edinburgh Tour
Saturday 09:10 - 15:50
Sunday 09:10 - 15:50
Monday 09:10 - 15:50
Tuesday 09:10 - 15:50
Wednesday 09:10 - 15:50
Thursday 09:10 - 15:50
Friday 09:10 - 15:50
Majestic Tour
Saturday 09:05 - 17:05
Sunday 09:05 - 17:05
Monday 09:05 - 17:05
Tuesday 09:05 - 17:05
Wednesday 09:05 - 17:05
Thursday 09:05 - 17:05
Friday 09:05 - 17:05
City Sightseeing Tour
Saturday 09:00 - 16:00
Sunday 09:00 - 16:00
Monday 09:00 - 16:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 16:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 16:00
Thursday 09:00 - 16:00
Friday 09:00 - 16:00

Ratings & reviews

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A
Apr 25, 2019
Excellent
Absolutely amazing facilities
K
Mar 4, 2019
Excellent
Brilliant, informative.
thoroughly enjoyed it...
A
Mar 1, 2019
Excellent
The trip was great! It was a very complete tour, with various comodities from the sits and the different languages options, to the kindness of the Bus Staff. Would totally do it again and...
The trip was great! It was a very complete tour, with various comodities from the sits and the different languages options, to the kindness of the Bus Staff. Would totally do it again and recommend it to others!

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