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The Edinburgh Grand Ticket: Three Hop-On, Hop-Off Bus Tours - 48 hours

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Key Highlights

  • Enjoy travelling around the city with our economical 24 or 48 hours hop-on, hop-off ticket
  • Access three comprehensive routes that covers all major attractions in the city
  • See everything in the city, from Edinburgh Castle to the Palace of Holyroodhouse
  • Get up close with all your favourites, using over 40 strategic stops
  • Feast your eyes on the bustling city from our open-top buses
  • Explore Edinburgh’s history and legends with some riveting commentary onboard
  • Overview

    Experience the best hop-on, hop-off experience in Edinburgh that brings together three exceptional services for you - City Sightseeing, Majestic and Edinburgh Bus Tours. 

    Valid for either 24 or 48 years, depending on the ticket option you choose, the three routes comprehensively cover all the major attractions in the city - from the Palace of Holyroodhouse to the Farmer’s Market, and gives you full flexibility to explore the city at your own pace. While the Edinburgh Route comes with a riveting live commentary on board, the other buses have equally engaging multilingual audio commentary to keep you hooked to the city.


    • Waverly Bridge
    • Royal Botanic Garden
    • Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre
    • Queen’s Gallery
    • Canongate Kirk
    • Royal Mile
    • Edinburgh Castle
    • The Edinburgh Dungeon
    • Burns Monument
    • Palace of Holyroodhouse
    • The Royal Yacht Britannia

    …. And more!

    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, Leith and Royal Yacht Britannia. From Britannia, the tour heads back up to the city center via the Palace of Holyroodhouse and the Royal Mile.

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    Edinburgh Hop-on, Hop-off Tour: 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. 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.

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    City Sightseeing Edinburgh Hop-on, Hop-off Tour: 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 until you see the south gates to the Palace of Holyroodhouse, The Queen’s official residence in Scotland.

    Click Here for the COMPLETE TOUR MAP and SCHEDULE

  • Activity Schedule & Itinerary

    Activity Schedule

    When does it run?



    24 hours or 48 hours (take your pick)

    Start time

    City Sightseeing (Frequency: every 10 - 20 minutes)
    April - May / September - October: 9am - 6pm
    June - August: 9am - 7pm // 
    November - March: 9am - 5pm 

    Majestic Route (Frequency: every 15 - 30 minutes)
    April - October: 9:05am - 5:50pm
    November - March: 9:05am - 5:05pm 

    Edinburgh Route (Frequency: every 10 - 20 minutes)
    April - October: 9:05am - 5:50pm
    November - March: 9:10am - 4:50pm

    Meeting Point

    Just hop on at any of the stops

    Don’t forget to redeem your printed voucher at the Edinburgh Bus Tours Office, located at Waverley Bridge

    Ending Point

    You can hop off at any of the stops

  • Inclusions & Exclusions


    • 24 hours or 48 hours ticket, valid on the three tour routes
    • Live Guide on the Edinburgh Tour only
    • Audio commentary in English, French, German, Portuguese, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Japanese and Mandarin Chinese on all routes (Also Gaelic on Majestic tour)


    • All entrance fees to attractions
  • 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. 

    Tram-works are ongoing at the Edinburgh city centre which means that some tours may be diverted or delayed. Just don’t worry too much and sit back, relax and enjoy the ride, wherever your tour takes you!

    Our tour are for everyone! All our buses are all Wheelchair and Class 2 mobility scooter accessible.

  • Customer Reviews
    • 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
    • Great way to get a feel for the layout of the city...

      Carole Mitchell, Canada
    • 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
    • It was a great experience with isango

      Wesley Shaw, Ireland, 21/Jan/2020
    • perfect tour

      Sinead McIlroy, Ireland, 21/Jan/2020
    • We enjoyed the convenience and history on a tight schedule

      Francisco Matias, United States, 11/Sep/2019