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City Sightseeing Edinburgh: Hop-On, Hop-Off Bus Tour

  • When does it run?
    Daily
  • Start time

    Buses run between 9 am and 4pm, every 15 minutes 

  • Duration
    24 hours
Inclusions
  • Hop-on-hop-off ticket valid for 24 hours
  • English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Japanese, Mandarin Chinese, Russian
  • 'Horrible Histories' Kid's Commentary (English only).
  • Free booklet including excellent discounts on local attractions, eateries and shopping
  • Free headphones and WiFi
COVID-19 Safety guidelines
Guests
  • Adult (16+)
  • Child (5-15)
  • Infant (1-4)

Key Highlights

  • Personalise 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 favourite attractions
  • From Edinburgh Castle to the Farmer’s Market, the trail covers it all
  • Enjoy an immersive multilingual commentary on board
  • Keep your kids engaged with the ‘Horrible Stories’ commentary
  • Smartphone voucher accepted - No need to print!

Overview

Our local partners answers all your concerns about travel plans during COVID-19, click here to know more

The ever-popular Edinburgh Hop-on, Hop-off tour allows you to 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 with your favourite 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 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. Top top it all, travelling around Edinburgh becomes quite the breeze with the bus.

ATTRACTIONS COVERED

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

…. And more!

Click Here for the COMPLETE TOUR MAP

About the Supplier: City Sightseeing is one of the leading tour operators offering hop-on, hop-off services across 100 locations worldwide. They have been providing quality services since 1998.

Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    Daily

  • Duration

    24 hours

  • Start time

    Buses run between 9 am and 4pm, every 15 minutes 

  • Meeting Point

    Just hop on at any of the stops

    No need to redeem - just show your e-voucher to the bus driver and you’re good to go!

  • Ending Point

    You can hop off at any of the stops

Inclusions & Exclusions

  • Hop-on-hop-off ticket valid for 24 hours
  • English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Japanese, Mandarin Chinese, Russian
  • 'Horrible Histories' Kid's Commentary (English only).
  • Free booklet including excellent discounts on local attractions, eateries and shopping
  • Free headphones and WiFi
  • Entrances

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

COVID-19 update: If travel plans have changed because of COVID-19, you can postpone the use of your vouchers until 31 December 2020 as it will now be valid all year. If a customer’s voucher currently states a tour date of 16 March to 31 July, they will also be able to cancel their booking up until 31 July 2020, if alternative travel plans are not feasible.

We want everyone to be a part of our tours, hence there are special arrangements for wheelchairs in the buses.

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

If you are travelling by a cruise, 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.

Customer Reviews

  • Good time
    Teresa Geiger, United States 06/16/2018
  • Reetu Kalra, United Kingdom 06/05/2018
  • Liked it!
    Roxana Banea, United Kingdom 05/23/2018