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

Cancellations are possible up to 24 hours before your visit date
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Opening hours
Today:  09:00 - 17:00
Monday:  09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday:  09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday:  09:00 - 17:00
Thursday:  09:00 - 17:00
Friday:  09:00 - 17:00
Saturday:  09:00 - 17:00
1 full loop: 1 hour
Starting time
Edinburgh Tour: first tour 9:10, last tour 15:50; Majestic Tour: first tour 9:05, last tour 17:05; City Sightseeing Tour: first tour 9:00, last tour 16:00
  • 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

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.

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What's included
Use of the hop-on hop-off buses for 48 hours
Edinburgh Tour
Majestic Tour
City Sightseeing Tour
3 Bridges Bus & Boat Tour ('Grand 48+' only, April-early November only)

Swap your smartphone voucher for a paper ticket at the Lothian Buses office on Waverley Bridge, near Waverley Station.

Changing or cancelling your ticket
  • Cancellations are possible up to 24 hours before your visit date
  • Changes are possible for this ticket
Lothian Buses Travelshop
Waverley Bridge 31, EH1 1BQ, Edinburgh
Key info
Wheelchair accessible
Audio guide
For the Majestic and City Sightseeing Tours in English, Gaelic, German, French, Portuguese, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Japanese, Mandarin
Live guide
For the Edinburgh Tour
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):

  • 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 Waverley Bridge.

Apr 25, 2019
Absolutely amazing facilities
Mar 4, 2019
Brilliant, informative.
thoroughly enjoyed it...
Mar 1, 2019
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!
Sep 15, 2018
Great 👍
Sep 13, 2018
The experience has been excellent during the entire day!!!
Sep 3, 2018
Excellent to get around the city and stop to the main attractions
Aug 12, 2018
Brilliant tour. Hilarious tour guides
Aug 8, 2018
So easy to use
Aug 3, 2018
Very well organized
Jul 3, 2018
Very good value made our holiday

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