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Edinburgh Grand Ticket Options (2 Bus Tours)

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Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    Grand Tour: Daily

  • Duration

    24 hours or 48 hours (take your pick)

    Bus takes 3 hours and cruise is 90-minutes

  • Start time

    CitySightseeing: 9am - 4pm, every 30 minutes

    Edinburgh Tour: 9:19am - 3:40pm, every 30 minutes

    Majestic Tour: 9:20am - 3:50pm, every 30 minutes

    From 24 March tours run later and at a higher frequency. 9am – 6 pm every 10-15 mins

    For exact departure times please check time table at the departure point.

  • Meeting Point

    Redeem your voucher for tickets at Waterloo Place (stop ZG), just off Princes Street

    Hop on the bus at any of the stops to start the tour.

  • Ending Point

    You can hop off at any of the stops

Key Highlights

  • Access top three bus tours for price of one! - Edinburgh, Majestic and City Sightseeing Tour
  • Enjoy travelling around the city with our economical 24 or 48 hours hop-on, hop-off ticket
  • Three comprehensive routes that covers all major attractions in the city
  • See everything in the city, from Edinburgh Castle to the Palace of Holyroodhouse
  • Feast your eyes on the bustling city from our open-top buses
  • Explore Edinburgh’s history and legends with some riveting commentary onboard
  • Both printed and smartphone vouchers accepted!


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 hours, 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.

Some of the stops covered

  • Royal Botanic Garden
  • Canongate Kirk
  • Royal Mile
  • Edinburgh Castle
  • 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.

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. 

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. After driving along Canongate, you will pass the Scottish Parliament and Calton Hill until you see the south The King’s official residence in Scotland.

Choose from the following ticket options:

  • Grand 24 Ticket: valid for 24 hours
  • Grand 48 Ticket: valid for 48 hours

Please check the USEFUL DOWNLOADS section for the route maps.


  • 24 or 48 hours Hop-On, Hop-Off Ticket (as per the option selected)
  • 3 Hop-On, Hop-Off bus Tours (Edinburgh Tour, Majestic Tour, City Sightseeing)
  • English-speaking 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)


  • Entrance fees to attractions

Please note

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

Wheelchair accessibility: Yes

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

Timings and stops are subject to change. The updated map will be available on the bus.

Due to works at Ocean Terminal – home of Britannia, The Royal Yacht will be closed 11-23 March ( also we now know 25-28 June) .

Customer Reviews

  • Anita Subtil

    A good overall view of Edinburg, more complète than just the réd line, which takes just over an hour. We definitely recommande the Grand Tour instead, if one has the time.

  • David Glass

    We did 2 of the bus tours, the City Sightseeing and the Regal Tour. Would highly recommend as an enjoyable and educational way to see historic Edinburgh. The City Sightseeing tour is approximately 1 hour start to finish and the Regal Tour is 1 hour and 20 minutes.

  • Tina Glover

    Great overview of the city!


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