Guided tour

Comedy Horror Show: Edinburgh Ghost Bus Tour

Comedy Horror Show: Edinburgh Ghost Bus Tour

From $27.68 per person

Experience Edinburgh’s spooks and ghosts on a guided bus tour, riding to the dark side on board an elegantly refurbished vintage double-decker bus. A strange conductor will tell stories of executions, murders and still-occurring hauntings.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 75 minutes
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy a comedy horror sightseeing show through Edinburgh
  • Get spooked, learning about the most haunted city in Europe
  • Explore city sights, where the restless spirits still wander
  • Ride the midnight black Ghost Bus and learn about the legend of Burke and Hare
Full description
Enjoy a theatrical sightseeing tour of Edinburgh on board the Ghost Bus, a beautifully refurbished vintage double-decker, painted in traditional midnight black. Your creepy conductor will tell you about Edinburgh’s grave robbers, plague victims, and the ghosts that reside in the most haunted city in Europe. Explore the city's gruesome past, while admiring the its most famous monuments, including Edinburgh Castle, Grassmarket, Greyfriar's Kirk, Holyrood Palace and the Royal Mile. As you traverse the Old Town and New Town, visit the sites of murders, tortures and executions. Hear about the infamous Burke and Hare, and the hundreds of women who were drowned or burned as witches. The bus, which belonged to the Necropolis Bus Company, boasts decorative features that include atmospheric lamps and window curtains. In 1967, the entire fleet was destroyed in a mysterious fire, and only one bus survived. Will you?
Includes
  • Admission fees
  • Guided bus tour
    Covid-19 precautions

    You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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    Meeting point

    The Ghost Bus departs from Lawnmarket, in front of The Heritage of Scotland, next to Deacon Brodie's Tavern. Please arrive 20 minutes before the scheduled departure time. The tour cannot wait for late passengers and they cannot be admitted once the show has started.

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    Important information

    Not allowed

    • Food and drinks
    • Luggage or large bags
    • Video recording

    Know before you go

    • Please note that the Ghost Bus can take no responsibility for items left on the bus. Personal items are carried at the owners risk and The Ghost Bus can take no responsibility for items damaged or lost
    • Smoking, eating, and drinks, other than bottled water, are not permitted on the bus
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.4 /5

    based on 884 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4.7/5
    • Transportation
      4.6/5
    • Value for money
      4.3/5
    • Safety
      4.7/5

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    It was my last night in Edinburgh and I cannot emphasise enough how horrifically wonderful the Ghost Bus tour was! Devious Davey's jokes were horrific, too... Lovely tour of St. Cuthbert's graveyard, which I wasn't expecting. A surprise trip through a graveyard is always a welcome treat, though. I'm glad I managed to dodge the affections of Angus and make it off the bus alive! Thank you!

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    September 1, 2021

    Our youngest son was so worried about going on the Comedy Horror bus tour. However, everything changed when he saw the cool black bus and the conductor introduced himself. They drive you around town and tell funny spooky stories. Not a lot of history, but you do get some good laughs. Highly recommend bringing lots of friends and getting into it. The jokes are corny and fun. Would definitely do it again.

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    August 9, 2021

    This was better than I expected. I’ve done bus tours around Edinburgh before but haven’t laughed so much! We went during summer so was still light, but plan to book again later in the year if still running as would be really fun at night time. The staff were friendly, funny as well as informative. The only draw back was wearing a mask during the tour as it was a very hot day, however understand this was necessary. The stop at the graveyard was a welcome fresh air break.

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    July 28, 2021

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