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    City Sightseeing Edinburgh Hop-On, Hop-off and Edinburgh Old Town Tour

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    Activity Schedule

    • When does it run?


    • Duration

      Hop-on, hop-off: 24 hours

      Old town tour: 1.5 hours

    • Start time

      Hop-on, hop-off: Buses run between 9 am to 6 pm, every 12 minutes.

      Old town tour: 10 am and 1 pm

    • Meeting Point

      Hop-on, hop-off: Board the bus at any of the designated stops. The first stop is Waterloo Place.

      Old Town Tour: The tour starts at Mercat Cross, High Street.

    • Ending Point

      Hop-on, hop-off: Hop off the bus at any of the stops to end the tour.

      Old Town Tour: The tour ends at Edinburgh Castle esplanade, Castlehill

    Key Highlights

    • Save money on a fun-packed Edinburgh hop-on, hop-off tour and Old Town walking tour combo
    • Personalize your Edinburgh travels with this 24-hour hop-on, hop-off ticket
    • Hop on and off as you like to get up close with your favorite attractions
    • Enjoy an immersive multilingual commentary on board
    • Step back into Edinburgh’s historic past with a walking tour of Old Town and Royal Mile
    • Discover Old Town as you walk through its narrow wyndes and closes with an expert guide
    • Explore places in Edinburgh that are not covered by tour buses and guidebooks
    • Enjoy a relaxed tour of the Royal Mile & Edinburgh Castle (with skip-the-line entry)
    • Both printed and smartphone vouchers accepted!


    Save money and enjoy flexible sightseeing with the Edinburgh hop-on, hop-off tour and the Edinburgh Old Town Walking Tour.

    Edinburgh hop-on, hop-off:

    KIDS GO FREE OFFER: Kids go free with a full-paying adult ticket. Offer valid for bookings with travel until March 31! Up to three kids can travel free per adult ticket. Please still add child tickets to the cart when making your purchase.

    Explore this historic city at your own pace and create your perfect sightseeing itinerary, hopping on and off the buses as you wish.

    Conducted on an open-topped double-decker bus, the tour has an exceptional array of stops - all strategically located to get you up close to your favorite attractions. From the spectacular Edinburgh Castle to the 15th-century John Knox House and The Queen’s official residence - the Palace of Holyroodhouse, the comprehensive route covers it all. Not to mention there’s an engaging audio commentary available on board in multiple languages!

    Some of the hop-on, hop-off stops are:

    • Waterloo Place
    • St Andrew Square
    • St John's Church
    • Grassmarket
    • Chambers Street
    • Royal Mile

    Edinburgh Old Town Walking Tour:

    Discover the charms of Edinburgh on a walking tour and explore the beautiful city steeped in rich history and perfectly preserved, in the wynds, closes, courtyards, and homes of Edinburgh’s Old Town.

    Your tour will follow the Royal Mile; the main artery of the Old Town area which runs from Edinburgh Castle to Holyrood Palace. Immerse yourself in the lives of Edinburgh residents– from historical figures like Mary Queen of Scots and Robert Burns to regular folks who never left the city’s walls their entire lives.

    Enjoy skip-the-line admission to Edinburgh Castle with your storyteller guide. From the Royal Mile, walk straight over the drawbridge and past the ticket line to continue your journey into Edinburgh’s history uninterrupted.


    • Hop-on, hop-off ticket valid for 24 hours
    • Audio guide in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Japanese, Mandarin Chinese, Russian
    • Kid's Commentary in English
    • Free headphones and WiFi onboard
    • Edinburgh Old Town Walking Tour
    • English-speaking guide
    • Audio devices


    • Admission to attractions, unless specified
    • Gratuities

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    Please note

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

    The date you choose is for the walking tour. The hop-on, hop-off ticket is valid for 12 months.

    Individual vouchers for each activity will be shared after the booking.

    Hop-on, hop-off:

    Kids go free offer: Kids go free with a full-paying adult ticket. Offer valid for bookings with travel until March 31! Up to three kids can travel free per adult ticket. Please still add child tickets to the cart when making your purchase.

    Wheelchair accessibility: Yes

    Timings and stops are subject to change. The updated route map will be available on the buses.

    Edinburgh is a functioning city and weather, traffic, and events may occasionally cause disruption.

    If you are traveling by cruise, you will need alternative methods of transportation to reach Stop Number 1 - Waterloo Place.

    The stop at Lawnmarket will be closed and replaced with a temporary stop at the top of Johnston Terrace.

    Customer Reviews

    • Teresa Geiger
      Good time

      We had a very good time on the hop-on hop-off bus in Edinburgh. A lot of great sites to see and enjoyed the live commentary from Angus. He was quite entertaining and very...

      United States 06/16/2018
    • Reetu Kalra

      Its good for tourist as it covers whole of city...

      United Kingdom 06/05/2018
    • Roxana Banea
      Liked it!

      Great tour, very helpful, nice and chatty bus drivers, I would recommend the tour!...

      United Kingdom 05/23/2018

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