Discover the Scottish capital’s main highlights and hidden delights with the Edinburgh Grand Ticket. This great value combo ticket allows you unlimited travel on three of the most popular hop-on hop-off bus tours in Edinburgh.
Use your ticket to hop on and off the bus as you wish. Several routes are interchangeable, making your ticket even more flexible and fun.
MAJESTIC EDINBURGH HOP-ON, HOP-OFF TOUR
The hop-on, hop-off bus goes north through the Georgian New Town and stops at the Royal Botanic Garden before heading down to the coast at Newhaven and Leith. The stop at Ocean Terminal serves visiting cruise ships as well as the Royal Yacht Britannia. From Britannia, the tour heads back up to the city center via the Palace of Holyroodhouse and the Royal Mile.
An informative multi-language recorded commentary guides you through the history of the places, people and sights along the route. Simply plug in the headphones and listen to your chosen language.
EDINBURGH HOP-ON, HOP-OFF TOUR
Leaving Waverley, your hop-on, hop-off bus heads towards New Town with its elegant Georgian houses. After Charlotte Square the bus turns back south, passing the Royal Scottish Academy and the National Gallery, towards the Old Town. Some attractions include Scottish Parliament, National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh Castle and the Scotch Whisky Experience. After driving through Grassmarket with its exciting shops and pubs, you pass the Scottish Parliament and the Dynamic Earth attraction at Calton Hill. Return via Canongate past the Canongate Church, the Museum of Edinburgh and the People’s Story.
Your live, on-board guide gives their own personal touch to the informative English commentary. Hear all about the people who shaped Scotland’s capital city.
CITY SIGHTSEEING EDINBURGH HOP-ON, HOP-OFF TOUR
On leaving Waverley the hop-on, hop-off bus sets off along Princes Street. Look up to see stunning views of Edinburgh Castle perched on its crag. Continue through trendy Grassmarket then pass the National Museum of Scotland and the John Knox House. After driving along Canongate, you will pass the Scottish Parliament and Calton Hill. Next, you will see the south gates to the Palace of Holyroodhouse, The Queen’s official residence in Scotland.
For this tour you travel in an open-top bus with an audio commentary (in a choice of nine languages) delivered through headphones. There is also a TV screen downstairs with a subtitled version.
Your ticket is valid for 24 hours or 48 hours ( depending on option chosen )Start time
Majestic Tour (Every 20-30 minutes): From 9:00am to 5:00pm
Edinburgh Tour (Every 20-30 minutes): From 9:25am to 4:00pm
City Sightseeing Tour (Every 20-30 minutes): From 9:15am to 4:15pm
Full loop duration for all three tours: 1 hour
Timings are subject to change.
All tours depart from Waverley Bridge. You may collect your Grand Edinburgh Ticket from the Edinburgh Bus Tours Ticket Office on Waverley Bridge, upon presentation of your booking voucher.
You may end the bus tour at any of the designated stops.
You have to collect your Edinburgh Grand Ticket from Edinburgh Bus Tours Ticket Office on Waverley Bridge upon presentation of the booking voucher.
We want everyone to be a part of our tours and hence there are special arrangements for wheelchair ramps and Class two mobility scooters in the buses. The display screens with live footage are all subtitled.
Tram-works in Edinburgh city centre mean that some tours may be diverted or delayed. Wherever your tour takes you sit back, relax and enjoy the ride!
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.
Very enjoyable and memorable tour we had so far. All 3 tours covered all sightseeing places wonderfully. We can recommend to others....Nitin Oza, India, 06/Jun/2018
Great way to get a feel for the layout of the city...Carole Mitchell, Canada, 06/May/2018
Loved having our own head phones to plug in. Booked online. So easy to pick up our tickets. Maps and info provided were really good. A great way to see Edinburgh. Wish we'd been...Patricia Hornby, United Kingdom, 10/Apr/2018
Wish I had known more about each possible stop to include the cost of entrance fees. I didn't see that in the ads when I purchased the tickets.
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Would highly recommend the Edinburgh grand ticket for 48 hours. It’s a great way to see all the major city sights as the bus stops at all the relevant places. Staff are also very friendly