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Edinburgh: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Pass with 3 City Tours

Activity provider: Edinburgh Bus Tours
Hop-on hop-off tour

Edinburgh: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Pass with 3 City Tours

Activity provider: Edinburgh Bus Tours

From US$ 24.46 per person


Tour Edinburgh on 3 different hop-on and hop-off bus routes with 24 or 48 hours unlimited travel. Take the City Sightseeing Tour and the Majestic Tour, with multilingual audio commentary. Enjoy live guidance in English on the Edinburgh Tour.

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Audio guide included
Spanish, Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Japanese
Wheelchair accessible


  • Enjoy access to 3 different hop-on hop-off bus routes
  • Get stunning views of Edinburgh from the open top upper decks
  • Learn the history of Edinburgh from entertaining audio guides
  • Hop off the Majestic Tour to see the Royal Yacht Britannia
  • Get the best views of the city from the top deck on the Edinburgh Tour
Full description

Save money and explore Edinburgh at your own pace with a 3-route hop-on hop-off bus tour ticket. Pick from a ticket that lasts for 24 or 48 hours. Explore the city with stop options like Grassmarket, Edinburgh Castle, National Museum of Scotland, and the Royal Botanic Gardens.

Hop aboard and embark on your city adventure. Contrast the Old and New Towns, see the royal attractions of Edinburgh Castle and the Royal Yacht Britannia (entrances not included). Live guides provide English commentary on the Edinburgh Tour, while audio guides are available in up to 9 languages on the City Sightseeing Tour and the Majestic Tour. Hop on and off as often as you like at dozens of attractions, and enjoy unique, scenic views from the open-top upper decks.

City Sightseeing Tour:

Hear about the people and events that shaped Edinburgh, from the cramped conditions of the Old Town to spacious Holyrood Park, on a classic sightseeing tour in 9 languages. Enjoy Terry Deary’s Horrible Histories with the on board Horrible Histories Children’s Channel - history with all the gory bits left in! • Hanover Street • Princes Street Gardens • St. John’s Church • Grassmarket • Johnston Terrace • Edinburgh Castle • National Museum of Scotland • Museum of Childhood • Scottish Parliament • Our Dynamic Earth • Palace of Holyrood House • Burns Monument

Edinburgh Tour:

Enjoy the best views aboard an open-top bus, as live commentary in English brings Edinburgh’s history to life. Explore the Old Town and Georgian New Town, hopping off at 9 strategic stops. • Hanover Street • George Street • Charlotte Square • The Mound • Lawnmarket • Grassmarket • Our Dynamic Earth • Scottish Parliament • Canongate Kirk

Majestic Tour:

Leave the city center and head to the coast at Newhaven, with stops for the Royal Botanic Garden and Royal Yacht Britannia. This multi-language tour offers commentary through headphones in English, Gaelic, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Japanese, Mandarin Chinese and Russian. Return via the Palace of Holyrood House and the Canongate section of the Royal Mile. • Hanover Street • George Street • Royal Botanic Gardens • Ferry Road • Newhaven Harbour • Cruise Terminal • Ocean Terminal (Royal Yacht Britannia) • Leith Mills • Elm Row • Queen Mary’s Bath House • Queensberry House • Canongate Kirk

  • 24 or 48-hour unlimited travel on three of Edinburgh's hop-on-hop-off bus tours: Edinburgh City Sightseeing, Edinburgh Tour and Majestic Tour
  • Live English-speaking guide on the Edinburgh Tour
  • Audio commentary on the City Sightseeing Tour and the Majestic Tour
  • Entrance fees to attractions

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Meeting point

All bus tours start at Waterloo Place (Opposite Apex Waterloo Hotel) You can join a tour at any stop and hop on and off for the duration of your ticket.

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Important information

Know before you go

  • City Sightseeing:
  • April - June / September - October: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM, every 12 minutes
  • July - August: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM, every 10 minutes
  • November - March: 9:00 AM - 3:40 PM, every 20 minutes
  • Edinburgh Tour:
  • April - October: 9:05 AM - 5:55 PM, every 10-12 minutes
  • November - March: 9:10 AM - 4:00 PM, every 20 minutes
  • Majestic Tour:
  • April - October: 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM, every 15 minutes
  • November - March: 9:05 AM - 3:50 PM, every 30 minutes
  • All bus tours start from Waterloo Place (Opposite Apex Waterloo Hotel) You can join a tour at any stop and hop on and off for the duration of your ticket.
Customer reviews

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4.7 /5

based on 898 reviews

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Well worth getting the 3 tours for 48 hours, yes the green and red are very similar, but they are frequent enough to save your feet as it’s easy to walk all day. The green tour has a guide who gives you that little bit more information so is worth the extra. You get to see all of Edinburgh, so it’s worth doing a full tour to get your bearings then start exploring.

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March 27, 2023

A wonderful way to explore Edinburgh's incredible sights whilst listening to interesting, commentary. (2 of the tours had pre-recorded commentary, the 3rd (green bus) had a tour guide who was brilliant). Really good value. We went on all three of the tours, each showing lots of different areas of the city and, after taking in some (long!) walking tours the day before, we were happy to sit for a while!!! Highly recommend!

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March 27, 2023

An Irish girl, sorry I’ve forgotten her name, she had only just finished her training to be a guide was a brilliant person, very informative, she will be an asset to the City tours. We went on several buses and they all had different facts to relate, thoroughly enjoyed the trips and also a great way to get around Edinburgh, would definitely recommend using the tours.

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March 27, 2023

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