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

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    • Adults (16+)
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from US$ 18.98 per person pp

Key Highlights

  • Discover Edinburgh in an open-top, double-decker bus
  • 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 14 designated stops cover all major Edinburgh highlights
  • Onboard commentary is available in 9 languages as well as a special kids commentary
  • Save money on sightseeing with exclusive discounts to local attractions!
  • No need to print! Smartphone voucher accepted.
  • 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 including the Castle, Scott Monument and Queen Mary’s Bath House. You can hop on and off as often as you wish and see the sites that interest you. Frequent departures every 20-30 minutes mean that your precious Edinburgh sightseeing time is not wasted waiting for the next bus. You will also visit National Museum of Scotland

    While on board audio commentary via headset in 9 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.

    Download the tour route map

  • Activity Schedule & Itinerary

    Activity Schedule

    When does it run?



    The ticket is valid for 24 hours after first use. A complete loop takes around 1 hour.

    Start time

    First Tour: 9:15am
    Last Tour:
    7:00pm (July/Aug)
    6.00pm (Spring/Autumn)
    5:00pm (Winter; Nov-Mar)
    Last tour varies depending on season

    Duration: 60-80 minutes

    Frequency: 10-30 minutes

    Meeting Point

    Bus departs from Waverley Bridge. Your ticket can be collected from the Edinburgh Bus Tours Ticket Office on Waverley Bridge upon presentation of your booking voucher. However, you can board the Edinburgh Hop-On, Hop-Off tour at any of the stops.

    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.

    Ending Point

    You can end the Edinburgh Hop-On, Hop-Off tour at any of the stops.


    Hop on the bus at any of the stops to start your Edinburgh hop-on, hop-off tour. With 14 stops covering all of main attractions, hop on and off at any of the stops to visit attractions of your choice. This tour provides the perfect introduction to the city and the route covers all the must-dos of Edinburgh.

    Your ticket allows you unlimited use, meaning you can hop-on and hop-off as many times as you like at any of the designated stops.

    Commentary in multiple languages ensures that you don’t miss a thing. There is also a special commentary for children in English. You could hop off at any of the stops to visit attractions or simply sit back and enjoy an entire loop to get a feel of Edinburgh.

    Not only does this tour make travel and sightseeing convenient and hassle free, you can also save money with the exclusive discounts to local attractions that this package offers.

    Some of the many attractions covered by the Edinburgh hop-on, hop-off tour are:
    Waverley Bridge
    Lothian Road
    Lauriston Place
    Johnston Terrace
    Chambers Street
    John Knox House
    Our Dynamic Earth
    Regent Road
    Hanover Street
    Market Street

    You may choose to conclude this tour at any of the stops mentioned above as per your convenience.

  • 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


    • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • 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 without any diversions, however at times the routes may change due to traffic conditions, road blocks 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.

  • 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, 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
    • I like City Sightseeing buses. This was a good purchase.

      Irene Wilkins, United States, 13/Jun/2018
    • Superb
      User friendly

      Ashwin Naik, India, 05/May/2018
    • Good way to tour the city.

      Mara Mayoralgo, Philippines, 02/Jan/2018