This great combo combines the two best things to do in Edinburgh; explore the city on a hop-on, hop-off bus and venture below the streets of the city to explore the underground vaults.
The Edinburgh Hop-On, Hop-Off tour has 15 stops which cover all the city’s highlights. Open-top buses run along the route every 10-15 minutes and you can hop-on and off as you wish for 24 hours. Onboard audio commentary (including a fantastic Horrible Histories commentary for children) will keep you entertained on board and make sure you don’t miss a thing.
Your combo also includes a tour of the Edinburgh Vaults. The vaults started their life as storage space for the taverns, cobblers and other tradesmen that were prospering during the industrial revolution. However when the businesses abandoned the space, the poorest citizens of Edinburgh populated the dark, damp spaces of the vaults. Slums, brothels and salubrious pubs became commonplace.
Crimes including robbery and murder soon plagued the vaults. The infamous serial killer duo Burke and Hare, who sold corpses to medical schools, are rumoured to have hunted for victims in the vaults and even stored some of the bodies there.
How do our exclusive combos work? Quite simply you get two tickets with one click! During the booking process you will be asked for two dates; one for the hop-on, hop-off tour and one for the Loch Ness day trip. You can book the tours for different dates or take both on the same day. The dates do not have to be consecutive and you can use the tickets in any order you wish.
Both elements of this combo operate daily.Duration
The hop on hop off ticket is valid for 24 hours
The Vaults Tour lasts 1 hour 15 minutesStart time
The hop on hop off buses start at 9.15am. They run till 5, 6 or 7pm depending on the season
The Vaults Tour is available at 12noon, 2pm and 4pmMeeting Point
The hop on hop off ticket board the bus at any stop
The Vaults Tour starts from the Mercat Cross, an 8 sided monument on the Royal Mile near St Giles’ Cathedral and opposite the City Chambers.Ending Point
Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour
Voucher information: You must print and surrender a paper version of your booking voucher for both these experiences. We are working on changing this but in the meantime no refunds can be given for customers who do not have printed vouchers.
We suggest you call the operator for the Vaults Tour (number on your voucher) a day before the call, to confirm all the details.
Very informative, interesting and well worth doing while in Edinburgh. Loved this tour....Ms H Elizabeth, United Kingdom, 08/Dec/2015
Experienced tour guide gave enlightening history of the creation, usage and occupants of the Edinburgh Vaults in the context of the social changes in the 18th / 19th centuries. ...R H SMART, United Kingdom, 10/Oct/2015