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City Sightseeing Edinburgh: Hop-On, Hop-Off Bus with Edinburgh Castle Skip-The-Line Access and Guided Tour

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    • Adult (16+)
    • Child (5-15)
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from US$ 58.67 US$ 55.74 per person pp
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Key Highlights

  • Both printed and smartphone vouchers accepted!
  • Experience the best of Edinburgh with this super value and essential combo
  • Enjoy a hop-on, hop-off bus tour as well as guided walking tour of the Edinburgh Castle
  • Hop on and off as you like over 24 hours to visit your favourite attractions
  • Travel around conveniently with using the strategically-located stops
  • Explore Edinburgh’s number one attraction with an exclusive skip-the-line entry
  • Discover the iconic artefacts of Edinburgh Castle - One O'Clock Gun, Mons Meg, Crown Jewels and more
  • Overview

    Discover the best of Edinburgh with this super value combo bringing you two of the best experiences in the city - a City Sightseeing Hop-on, Hop-off Bus Tour and Guided Walking Tour of Edinburgh Castle with Exclusive, Skip-The-Line Access! While the bus allows you to discover the city at your own pace over 24 hours, the guided walking tour will treat you to one of the most beautiful castles in the world.

    HOP-ON, HOP-OFF BUS - 24 Hours

    The ever-popular Edinburgh Hop-on, Hop-off tour allows you to explore this historic city while creating your perfect sightseeing itinerary, hopping on and off the buses as you wish. Valid for 24 hours, it is perfect for exploring the city at your own pace, even if you are short on time.

    Easily visit all the top attractions in the city with the comprehensive route trailing an array of strategically-located stops. Not to mention there’s an engaging audio commentary available on board in 9 different languages, so that you don’t miss out on a single story of this incredible city. We got your kids covered, too, with the award-winning ‘Horrible Stories’ commentary available for them in English.

    Attractions Covered

    • Palace of Holyroodhouse
    • Waverley Bridge
    • John Knox House
    • Edinburgh Castle
    • Arthur’s Seat
    • Royal Mile
    • Museum of Edinburgh
    • Farmer’s Market
    • St. John’s Church

    …. And more!


    Explore Edinburgh’s most visited attraction - the magnificent Edinburgh Castle - with this immersive walking tour that includes an exclusive, skip-the-line entry. Dating back to around 3000 years, the historic castle and fortress has been integral to the tumultuous Scottish history. While regaling you with all the stories of Edinburgh’s numero uno attraction, your expert English-sepaking guide will take you on a trail through the breathtaking artefacts and sites in the castle including the famous One O'Clock Gun from World War II, the giant 15th-century Mons Meg siege gun and the stunning Crown Jewels. 

    Once you have relished a comprehensive journey through Edinburgh Castle, you can take your time to explore it at your own pace, deep diving further into its bewitching yesteryear.  

  • Activity Schedule & Itinerary

    Activity Schedule

    When does it run?



    Hop-on, Hop-off Bus: Ticket valid for 24 hours

    Edinburgh Castle Tour: 1.5 hours

    Start time

    Hop-on, Hop-off Bus: 9am - 4pm, every 15 minutes

    Edinburgh Castle Tour: 1:30pm

    Meeting Point

    Hop-on, Hop-off Bus: Just hop on at any of the stops

    Edinburgh Castle Tour: Make your way to Caffè Nero, located at 192, High street, EH1 1RF
    Landmark: Royal Mile, beside the Adam Smith statue
    Please arrive at least 15 minutes before departure

    Ending Point

    Hop-on, Hop-off Bus: You can hop off at any of the stops

    Edinburgh Castle Tour: Same as the starting point

  • Inclusions & Exclusions


    • 24-hour Hop-on, Hop-off ticket
    • Audio Commentary in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Japanese, Mandarin Chinese, Russian
    • 'Horrible Histories' Kid's Commentary (English only)
    • Free headphones & WiFi
    • Exclusive Skip-The-Line Entry to Edinburgh Castle
    • 1.5-hour Edinburgh Castle Tour with English-speaking guide


    • Entrances, unless specified

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  • Please note

    Voucher Information: No need to print! You can show your voucher on your smartphone or other devices. (But if you’d rather print a copy – that’s fine too!)

    Your bus voucher will be valid for 3 months from the date chosen at the time of booking.

    Don’t forget to arrive at the meeting point at least 15 minutes prior to the departure of the Edinburgh Castle Tour to avoid getting stuck in any last minute delays.

    Our local partners do everything in their power to ensure the tours run to schedule. However, Edinburgh is a functioning city and weather, traffic and events may occasionally cause disruption.

    If you are travelling by a cruise to the bus, you might want to keep the following details in mind:

    • You will need alternative methods of transportation to reach Stop Number 1 - Waverley Place.

    • Don’t forget to check the exact location of Edinburgh port before you arrive.

    • If you are coming into Leith, you can take a shuttle from the terminal to Waterloo Place, which is an approximately 6-minute walk from Stop Number 1.

    • If you are coming into South Queensferry (Hounds Point), you can take a shuttle from the terminal to Charlotte Square, which is an approximately 10-minutes walk from Stop Number 2.

    • Finally, if you are coming into Newhaven, you can take a local bus to central Edinburgh which will take you approximately 30 minutes.