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Regular schedule. Unlimited rides
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City Sightseeing: 24-Hour Edinburgh Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

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You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

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  • Discover the best of Edinburgh on this unlimited 24-hour hop-on-hop-off bus tour, giving you maximum convenience.
  • Get access to the Red Route, with over 14 stops dotted around the Scottish capital, near all major sights with buses arriving every 10-12mins.
  • Learn about the city's iconic attractions through the audio guide available on board and enlighten your kids with the kid's commentary ‘Horrible Histories.’
  • The open-top double-decker bus will give you the best views of the city, including Edinburgh Castle, Grassmarket, the Royal Mile and Johnston Terrace.

Inclusions

  • 24-hour unlimited hop-on hop-off pass
  • Access to Red Route
  • Audio guide in English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Chinese, Portuguese, and Russian
  • Horrible Histories' kid's commentary
  • Headphones
  • Free kids' tickets
  • Flexible validity for up to 12 months from your selected date

Exclusions

  • Entry tickets to attractions

Please click here for the detailed route map and boarding points.

Red Route

  • First bus: 8:45am from Waterloo Place
  • Last bus: 5:57pm from Waterloo Place
  • Frequency: every 10 to 12mins
  • Popular stops: Lothian Road, Grassmarket, Lawnmarket & Regent Road

Join the tour at any stop and hop on and off throughout your ticket's duration.

  • Tip: Want to take a break from exploring? Savor Scottish cuisine: haggis, fish and chips, and Scotch whiskey by exploring local spots for authentic flavors.
  • This experience is wheelchair accessible.
  • Wheelchairs must be no larger than 70cm wide, 120cm long, and 135cm high to board the bus. If unsure, contact the service provider.
  • Just a heads up, each bus can only accommodate 1 wheelchair at a time. If there is already a passenger in a wheelchair, please wait for the next one.
  • Children aged 3 and under travel for free. Child tickets must be added to the cart at the final stage of booking.
  • Small and well-behaved dogs allowed onboard.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
  • These tickets are valid for 12 months from the date of purchase.
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3-Route Edinburgh Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour with Optional Access to Royal Attractions

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Free cancellation

You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

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Route details
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  • Grab the ticket offering 24 or 48-hour hop-on hop-off tours and get stunning views of Edinburgh from the open top upper decks.
  • Enjoy access to 3 different routes, each with over 12 convenient stops, and hop on and off as many times as you like.
  • What's more? Upgrade your tour to include entry tickets to Edinburgh Castle, Royal Yacht Britannia, and the Palace of Holyroodhouse.
  • Tune into the entertaining audio guide in multiple languages for kids narrated by Terry Deary or listen to your live guide and learn all about the city's history.
  • Pass by several must-see spots, including Grassmarket, Edinburgh Castle, National Museum of Scotland, and the Royal Botanic Gardens.

Inclusions

  • 24/48-hour hop-on hop-off tour of Edinburgh
  • Access to 3 routes: City Sightseeing, Edinburgh tour, Regal tour
  • Entry to Edinburgh Castle, Royal Yacht Britannia, the Palace of Holyroodhouse (optional)
  • Audio commentary in English, French, Italian, Russian, Japanese, Scottish, German, Portuguese, Spanish & Chinese (City Sightseeing & Edinburgh tours)
  • English-speaking guide (Edinburgh tour)
  • Children's audio guide by Terry Deary (City Sightseeing tour)
  • Free headphones onboard (City Sightseeing & Edinburgh tours)
  • Discounts at the Royal Botanic Garden, Royal Yacht Britannia, Palace of Holyroodhouse & more (full list here)

Please click here for detailed route maps and boarding points.

City Sightseeing tour (classic route)

  • First bus: 8:45 am from Waterloo Place
  • Last bus: 5:57 pm from Waterloo Place
  • Frequency: every 10-12 mins
  • Popular stops: Historic Grassmarket, Edinburgh Castle, Old Town, Royal Mile

Edinburgh tour (across Old Town and Georgian New Town)

  • First bus: 9:10am from Waterloo Place
  • Last bus: 3:40pm from Waterloo Place
  • Frequency: every 10-12 mins
  • Popular stops: Georgian New Town, Edinburgh Castle, Palace of Holyroodhouse

Regal tour (leaving city center to the coast at Newhaven)

  • First bus: 9:20am from Waterloo Place
  • Last bus: 3:50pm from Waterloo Place
  • Frequency: every 15 mins
  • Popular stops: Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, Royal Yacht Britannia, Palace of Holyroodhouse

Join the tour at any stop and hop on and off throughout your ticket's duration.

  • Tip: Don’t forget to grab discounted tickets to iconic food places like Street Pizza by Gordon Ramsay, Hard Rock Cafe, and Bread Street Kitchen & Bar
  • This experience is wheelchair accessible.
  • Mobility scooters are allowed if folded and stored as luggage.
  • Low-floor ramps are available for easy access.
  • Screens are conveniently available on the lower decks of City Sightseeing and Regal route buses.
  • Your guide dogs and dogs are welcome aboard.
  • Great news! If you're traveling with children aged 15 and under, they can hop on board for free with the 24-hour ticket.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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