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City Sightseeing Edinburgh: Hop-On, Hop-Off Bus Tour + Exclusive Discounts on Attractions!

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    • Adults (16+)
    • Children (5-15)
    • Infants (1-4)
from US$ 21.18 US$ 19.81 per person pp
  • 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
    • Rack up some exclusive discounts on local attraction with your ticket
    • Smartphone voucher accepted - No need to print!
  • Overview

    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. The icing on the cake? You can enjoy some exclusive discounts on local attractions with your ticket!

    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 FULL ROUTE MAP & TIMETABLE

    About the Supplier: In operation since 2003, City Sightseeing is one of the premier hop-on, hop-off operators in Italy - known for their easily-recognisable open-top red buses.

  • Activity Schedule & Itinerary

    ACTIVITY SCHEDULE

    When does it run?

    Daily

    Duration

    24 hours

    Start Time

    April - May: 9am - 6pm, every 12 minutes
    June - August: 9am - 7pm, every 12 minutes
    September - October: 9am - 6pm, every 12 minutes
    November - March: 9am - 4pm, every 20 minutes

    Full Loop: 60 Minutes

    Meeting Point

    Just hop on at any of the stops

    No need to redeem your vouchers - 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
    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
    Exclusions
    • 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!)

    Our local partners do everything in their power to ensure that the tour runs on time, however at times the itinerary might be revised due to political events, celebrations, 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.

    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.

    On every weekend up until the 5th January, the first bus stop will not be at Waverley Bridge, but at the East End of George Street instead.

    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
    • It was nice seeing the best of Edinburgh in 30-45 minutes

      Joshua Anderson, Indonesia
    • Its good for tourist as it covers whole of city

      Reetu Kalra, United Kingdom
    • Printing issues.

      Janet Olson, 11/Nov/2019
    • There are two different tour providers in Edinburgh. This provider is far more professional and the drivers are great. My experience with the other company was lacklustre and rude ...

      Barb Kent, 06/Nov/2019
    • Great price and great tour.

      Stuart Hughes, 03/Nov/2019
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