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City Sightseeing Edinburgh: Hop-On, Hop-Off Bus Tour with Exclusive Discount on Attractions!

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    • Adults (16+)
    • Children (5-15)
    • Infants (1-4)
from US$ 20.72 US$ 19.37 per person pp
    • Customize your own sightseeing itinerary with this 24-hour hop-on, hop-off ticket
    • Hop on and hop off at conveniently located stops to visit attractions of your preference
    • The designated stops cover all major Edinburgh highlights
    • Onboard commentary is available in multiple languages as well as a special kids commentary
    • Exclusive discounts to access local attractions with your ticket
    • Smartphone voucher accepted - No need to print!
  • Overview

    The ever-popular Edinburgh Hop-on, Hop-off tour allows you to see the sites of this wonderful city at your own pace and create your perfect Edinburgh sightseeing itinerary.

    Conducted on an open-topped double-decker bus the tour has a great range of stops covering all the best-loved Edinburgh attractions. You can hop on and off as often as you wish and see the sites that interest you. While onboard audio commentary via headset in nine languages will ensure that you don’t miss a thing. What’s more, a special commentary based on the award-winning “Horrible Histories” will ensure that the children are entertained.

    Not only does this tour make travel and sightseeing convenient and hassle-free, enjoy great savings with exclusive discounts to local attractions.


    Waverley Bridge

    Lothian Road


    Lauriston Place

    Johnston Terrace


    Chambers Street

    John Knox House



    Our Dynamic Earth

    Regent Road

    Hanover Street

    Market Street

    You may end this tour at any stop.

    For more information on routes, download the tour route map   

  • Activity Schedule & Itinerary


    When does it run?



    24 hours

    Start Time

    The bus departs between 9:15am and 7pm, 6pm or 5pm depending on season. Since this is an outdoor activity, the schedules might just change sometimes. Check the frequency and bus operating hours on the day of your tour just to be safe.

    Frequency: 10-30 minutes

    Meeting Point

    Exchange your confirmation voucher for your hop-on, hop-off ticket from Edinburgh Bus Tours Ticket Office on Waverley Bridge. However, you can board the bus at any of the stops.

    Ending Point

    You can end the tour 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 plus 'Horrible Histories' Kid's Commentary (English only).
    • Free booklet including excellent discounts on local attractions, eateries and shopping
    • Free headphones
    • WiFi
    • Entrances
  • Please note

    Voucher information: No need to print! You can show your voucher on your smartphone or other device.

    Horrible Histories' Kid's Commentary is available in English only.

    We ensure that the tour runs on time, however at times the itinerary might be revised due to weather, traffic conditions, etc.

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

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

    For Cruise Passengers:

    If you are arriving into Leith, board the shuttle bus from the cruise terminal to Waterloo Place, which is an approx. 6-minute walk from City Sightseeing Bus Stop 1.

    Those arriving into South Queens ferry (Hounds Point) can take a shuttle bus from the terminal to Charlotte Square, an approx. 10-minute walk from City Sightseeing Bus stop 2.

    If you are arriving into Newhaven, our local operators will arrange pick up in a local bus and take you to central Edinburgh.

    Due to summer festivities, parts of Lawnmarket and High Street will be closed until 2 Sept 19. Bus might take different route.

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details. They’re a nice bunch, and will happily answer any logistical questions you may have. Please give them a call at least 24 hours before your organised activity to reconfirm.

  • Customer Reviews

    • 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 informative. W...

      Teresa Geiger, United States, 16/Jun/2018
    • Its good for tourist as it covers whole of city

      Reetu Kalra, United Kingdom, 05/Jun/2018
    • Liked it!

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

      Roxana Banea, United Kingdom, 23/May/2018
    • very easy website and the tickets worked without a problem when I went to use them

      Andrew Kay, , 10/Oct/2019
    • All staff were helpful and knowledgeable!

      denise brown-kahney, , 18/Sep/2019
    • Great day and way to see the city

      Beverley Clear, , 01/Sep/2019
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