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

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    • Adult (16+)
    • Child (5-15)
    • Infant (1-4)
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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.


    • 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 & Itinerary

    Activity Schedule

    When does it run?



    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

      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...

      Teresa Geiger, United States
    • Its good for tourist as it covers whole of city...

      Reetu Kalra, United Kingdom
    • Liked it!

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

      Roxana Banea, United Kingdom
    • Great tour!

      Kenth Holmstrom, Sweden, 16/Mar/2020
    • Was a very pleseant experience

      Amy cleverley, United Kingdom, 24/Feb/2020
    • Excellent

      ARIFUR RAHMAN, United Kingdom, 20/Feb/2020