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City Sightseeing Edinburgh Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour & Palace of Holyroodhouse

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Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    Daily Except Tuesday and Wednesday

  • Duration

    Hop-On, Hop-Off: Valid for 24 hours.

    Holyroodhouse Palace: 1 day ticket

  • Start time

    Hop-On, Hop-Off: Buses run between 9am to 4pm, every 20 minutes. Full loop takes 60 minutes.

    Holyroodhouse Palace: Different timeslots available for entry.

    You must choose a timeslot for the Attraction ticket; tickets will be processed for the first available time within that booked timeslot.

  • Meeting Point

    Hop-On, Hop-Off Bus: Hop on the bus at any of the stops.

    Holyroodhouse Palace: Make your way to Canongate, Edinburgh EH8 8DX. Nearest Train Station is Edinburgh Waverley

  • Ending Point

    Hop off the bus at any of the stops.

    Holyroodhouse Palace: Same as the start point

Key Highlights

  • Book a London saver combo and enjoy 5% savings on a hop-on, hop-off tour & admission to Palace of Holyroodhouse
  • Enjoy flexible sightseeing with a 24-hour Edinburgh hop-on, hop-off tour, covering top attractions
  • From Edinburgh Castle to the Farmer’s Market, the route covers it all
  • Enjoy an immersive multilingual commentary on board
  • Explore the official Scottish residence of Her Majesty the Queen
  • See lavish decorations, tapestries and renowned artworks dating back to 500 years
  • Take in splendid views of Arthur’s Seat hilltop
  • Learn about the palace’s turbulent and fascinating history
  • Smartphone voucher accepted - No need to print!

Overview

Book an exciting Edinburgh saver combo to enjoy a lively 24-hour hop-on, hop-off tour and admission to the Palace of Holyroodhouse, the official Scottish home of Her Majesty the Queen.

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 route covers well-placed stops close to top 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. Enjoy engaging audio commentary in 9 different languages, so that you don’t miss out on a single story of this incredible city.

Some of the hop-on, hop-off stops are:

  • St Andrew's Square Northside
  • Lothian Road
  • Grassmarket
  • Lauriston Place
  • Johnston Terrace
  • Lawnmarket
  • Chambers Street
  • St Mary's Street (West)
  • Canongate
  • Holyrood
  • Our Dynamic Earth
  • Regent Road

Visit the official Scottish home of Her Majesty the Queen, the Palace of Holyroodhouse standing at the end of Edinburgh’s Royal Mile with Arthur’s Seat as the backdrop. Spend as long as you like exploring the exquisitely decorated State Apartments where the Queen hosts lavish engagements and conducts official business. Walk into the Throne Room and the Great Gallery, the largest room in the palace, full of Jacob de Wet’s portraits of legendary Kings of Scotland. See the chambers of Mary, the Queen of Scots and unfold its dramatic past including the murder of her Italian secretary by her husband. Take a stroll in the palace’s unique gardens and explore the ruins of Holyrood Abbey.

The route map for the hop-on, hop-off tour is available in the Useful Downloads section.

Inclusions

  • 24-hour City Sightseeing Edinburgh Hop-On, Hop-Off Ticket
  • Audio guide in English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Chinese, Portuguese, Russian plus Kids Commentary
  • Admission to Palace Holyroodhouse

Exclusions

  • Gratuities

Useful downloads

Please note

Voucher information: You can show your voucher on your smartphone (But if you’d rather print a copy – that’s fine too!)

The date you choose while booking is for the attraction ticket. The hop-on, hop-off tour can be taken on any day within 12 months.

Individual vouchers for each activity will be shared with customers within 24 hours of booking.

Edinburgh is a functioning city and weather, traffic and events may occasionally cause disruption.

Hop-On, Hop-Off Bus

The tours are wheelchair accessible.

Edinburgh is a functioning city and weather, traffic and events may occasionally cause disruption.

Please note that the tour stops and timings are subject to change.

Palace of Holyroodhouse:

As the Palace of Holyroodhouse is a working royal palace, sometimes closures can happen at short notice.

You must choose a timeslot for the Attraction ticket; tickets will be processed for the first available time within that booked timeslot.

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