Guided tour

Comedy Horror Show: Edinburgh Ghost Bus Tour

Comedy Horror Show: Edinburgh Ghost Bus Tour

From US$ 27.01 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.

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Duration 75 minutes
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  • 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 onboard the Ghost Bus, a beautifully refurbished vintage double-decker, painted in traditional midnight black.

Learn 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 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.

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  • 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

    • Luggage or large bags
    • Food and drinks
    • Video recording
    • Smoking in the vehicle

    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 1025 reviews

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    Me and my boyfriend booked the trip in December, must say the tour was actually hilarious not for the jokes but more for the extremely weird experience. The bus guide was a bit odd, but what a guy!! Only grumble was the speakers on the bus where so loud I was deaf at the end of the trip, and there wasn't many spooky educational facts, I learnt more on the open top red tourist bus. However if you want an absolute howl then you will not be disappointed, light hearted fun.

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    December 19, 2021

    Tour guide was hilarious throughout with his commentary about the cities history and reputed ghost sightings. Played the part of a friendly yet deranged psychopath extremely well. Added comments from driver, also in character of a madman, added to the hilarity. Had a brief stop at a local graveyard with a tale of more ghost sitings and then back on the bus for more sightseeing around the city. Fun and games on the bus made the experience even funnier. Wasn't sure what to expect on the tour, but really enjoyed it, hilarious.

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    December 7, 2021

    it was booked for my partner really,it was good silly fun,which she really liked,my only real negative was I'm 6"2 and the bus seats upstairs are only really designed for someone 5"8 max so anyone over 6 ft is gona struggle sitting down apart from that yea its worth £20 just to keep my partner amused

    November 17, 2021

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