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Edinburgh: City Sightseeing Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

Edinburgh: City Sightseeing Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

Explore Edinburgh at your own pace with an award-winning hop-on hop-off open-top bus tour. Enjoy the onboard commentary that describes the history behind the city. Stop at locations like St Andrew Square, Johnstone Terrace, the Royal Mile. See sights like Edinburgh Castle and Grassmarket. Board the bus and begin your city adventure. Compare Edinburgh's Old Town, where families lived in cramped conditions and rubbish was thrown out of the windows, to the elegant Georgian New Town, with its 3 main streets and square at either end. Hear about the hangings that took place in the Grassmarket as you marvel at the impenetrable Castle Rock above you, and hear about historic attempts to capture Edinburgh Castle. Drive along the Royal Mile, which joins Edinburgh Castle to the Palace of Holyroodhouse. Use the 24-hour ticket to hop on and off as you please. With great visitor attractions, museums, galleries, and restaurants to suit every taste and budget, Edinburgh's got it all! Tour Stops: 1. Waterloo Place 2. St. Andrew Square 3. Lothian Road 4. Grassmarket 5. Chalmers Street 6. Johnston Terrace 7. Lawnmarket 8. National Museum of Scotland 9. High Street 10. Canongate 11. Holyrood 12. Our Dynamic Earth 13. Abbeyhill Crescent 14. Regent Road

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

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

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

Edinburgh: Hop-On Hop-Off Combo City and Britannia Bus Tour

Edinburgh: Hop-On Hop-Off Combo City and Britannia Bus Tour

Explore Edinburgh with a 48-hour hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus pass. See famous landmarks such as Edinburgh Castle, Royal Yacht Britannia, Royal Botanic Gardens, and the Palace of Holyrood House while learning about their historical significance from the onboard audio commentary. Get access to both the City Tour and Britannia Tour circuit with your ticket. Explore the city in a convenient way, catching a glimpse of some iconic buildings and sights from the deck of an open-top bus. Get additional perks such as discounted entry to the Holyrood Distillery, a bus ride to Edinburgh Zoo, and many more benefits. with stops at a variety of locations, including all the following stops: • St Andrews Square • Lothian Road • Grassmarket • Lauriston Place • Johnston Terrace • Edinburgh Castle • Lawnmarket • National Museum of Scotland • Holyrood Distillery • Museum of Edinburgh • Scottish Parliament • Dynamic Earth • Palace of Holyrood House • Burns Monument • Royal Botanic Garden • Newhaven Harbour • Royal Yacht Britannia • Water of Leith • Broughton Road • Stockbridge • The Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art • Haymarket • Edinburgh International Conference Centre • Bread Street • Johnston Terrace

Edinburgh: Hop-On Hop-Off City or Britannia Bus Tour

Edinburgh: Hop-On Hop-Off City or Britannia Bus Tour

Explore Scotland’s capital city with an enjoyable hop-on hop-off bus tour. Choose between the City Tour or Britannia Tour, depending on your itinerary of preference. See historical landmarks such as Edinburgh Castle, the iconic Royal Mile, and the Palace of Holyrood House and learn about their historic significance from the onboard audio commentary. Hop on the bus at the first stop at Waterloo Place and make sure to embark on the correct bus based on your Tour chosen: the Britannia and City Tour, depending on which attractions you would like to see. The City Tour will give you the chance to see the Scottish Parliament, Dynamic Earth, and Palace of Holyrood House, whereas Britannia takes in the Royal Botanic Garden, Royal Yacht Britannia, and Haymarket. From either the top deck or the interior of the bus, you can conveniently explore the city, catching a glimpse of some iconic buildings and sights. With your ticket, you will also receive additional perks and discounts such as discounted entry to the Holyrood Distillery, a bus ride to Edinburgh Zoo, and many more benefits. This is a 24-hour pass with stops at a variety of locations along several routes. The City Tour includes: • St Andrews Square • Lothian Road • Grassmarket • Lauriston Place • Johnston Terrace • Edinburgh Castle, Lawnmarket • National Museum of Scotland • Holyrood Distillery • Museum of Edinburgh • Scottish Parliament • Dynamic Earth • Palace of Holyrood House • Burns Monument The Britannia Tour includes the following stops: • St Andrew Square • Royal Botanic Garden • Newhaven Harbour • Royal Yacht Britannia • Water of Leith • Broughton Road • Stockbridge • The Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art • Haymarket • Edinburgh International Conference Centre • Bread Street • Johnston Terrace • Edinburgh Castle

Glasgow: Self-Guided Highlights Scavenger Hunt & Tour

Glasgow: Self-Guided Highlights Scavenger Hunt & Tour

Get to know Glasgow's landmarks at your own pace with an interactive smartphone app. Embark on a fun scavenger hunt around the city, decipher riddles and unlock interesting facts to interact with the most important attractions. Use the game app and integrated maps to reach 10 of Glasgow’s must-sees on foot. Learn about each site you see and solve location-based riddles that can only be started at specific locations. Use imagination, observation, and team spirit to unlock the correct code and reveal your next destination. Start the activity whenever you like and enjoy the flexibility to pause your game and take a break, snap the perfect photos, stop for lunch, or visit a museum. Choose to continue the game later or save the rest for another day. Your scavenger hunt will bring you to sites such as St Enoch Square, the Gallery of Modern Art, George Square, Glasgow City Chambers, the Merchant City area, City Halls & Old Fruitmarket, the Tolbooth Steeple, St Andrew's Square, Doulton Fountain, and the People's Palace.

Edinburgh: Full-Day Walking Tour with Castle Included

Edinburgh: Full-Day Walking Tour with Castle Included

Begin by meeting your guide in the center of the city. Make your first stop the Dean Village, a charming area of Edinburgh with an intriguing medieval past. Once the bakers’ hub, the Dean Village still retains some mill stones and stone plaques decorated with baked bread and pies. Continue towards the New Town, and admire elegant examples of neoclassical architecture including The Georgian House. Be transported back in time. The beautifully decorated interiors and lavish furniture offer an insight into what high society life was like in 18th and 19th century Edinburgh. Next, head to the Scottish National Gallery. Discover the artworks of some of Scotland’s most famous artists including Sir Henry Raeburn, Alexander Nasmyth, the Glasgow Boys. Cross over to the Old Town. Stroll along its medieval cobbled lanes and discover its most important sites, including Greyfriars Graveyard, Grassmarket, and Victoria Street. Delve into the history of Edinburgh Castle, and recall the fascinating stories of kings, queens, battles and sieges.

Glasgow: First Discovery Walk and Reading Walking Tour

Glasgow: First Discovery Walk and Reading Walking Tour

Walk through a beautiful route of the city, discover hidden gems and visit 10+ of the most important attractions and spots. Learn some introductory information about each place and interesting stories about the city in general. Download the ‘World City Trail ‘app from the store and login. Read the instructions and head to the starting location. Unlock photos of the exterior and the interior of the location. Read some information regarding the attraction and continue walking to the next checkpoint. Note what you liked and did not like and create your bucket list for the next days! Start your walk any time, without a schedule. Pause it for lunch, have a drink, visit an attraction of your choice, and continue later or even another day. With the maps feature, you will never get lost. You will come across St Enoch Square, the Gallery of Modern Art, George Square, Glasgow City Chambers, the Merchant City area, City Halls & Old Fruitmarket, the Tolbooth Steeple, St Andrew's Square, Doulton Fountain, and the People's Palace along the way.

Edinburgh: Scottish National Gallery In-App Audio Tour (ENG)

Edinburgh: Scottish National Gallery In-App Audio Tour (ENG)

This in-app audio tour guides you through the timeless masterpieces of world art and the rich Scottish artistic heritage exhibited at the Scottish National Gallery. Note! The museum has a free (!) admission. With this audio tour, you will get audio commentary along a planned route. The tour may be used anytime during the opening hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Navigate through the opulent rooms of Edinburgh's neoclassical gem, delving into the highlights of the exceptional collection featuring renowned artists such as Botticelli, Titian, Velázquez, Rembrandt, Van Gogh, and more. Traverse the epochs, from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance, from the Baroque to Rococo, and onward to the perennial favorite Impressionism. Uncover lesser-known facts about widely celebrated artists, tracing the evolution of art throughout history. Additionally, explore the distinctive art of Scotland, with its genuine artistic traditions showcased in breathtaking Scottish landscapes and scenes from everyday life that should not be overlooked. Marvel at the iconic portraits by Sir Henry Raeburn and journey back in time to 18th-century Edinburgh with David Wilkie. Note! This tour is not affiliated with the Scottish National Gallery but is provided by an independent creator. — Stay flexible: join the tour whenever you want and explore the sights as long as you like. — Enjoy the tour even offline: all audio tours are tested for high quality and easy navigation.

Edinburgh & Scottish Borders: Interactive Guidebook

Edinburgh & Scottish Borders: Interactive Guidebook

-This online travel guidebook helps you create a bespoke road trip to help with planning your break before you travel as well as when you are on your break, with 12 months of access. -Therefore, we suggest you don’t wait until your travel date, purchase the guidebook in advance to help you with your planning. Choose an early date and get planning straight away! • Experience a diverse journey: scenic coast, untamed countryside, city culture, and rich history. • Explore historic homes, and ancient abbeys, plus trace Sir Walter Scott's path on a captivating road trip through Scotland's breathtaking landscapes. • Edinburgh Heritage & Culture: Dive into Edinburgh's rich history at landmarks like Edinburgh Castle, Holyroodhouse, and the National Museum of Scotland. • Beyond Edinburgh: Explore surrounding hills, parks, and gardens beyond the city's limits. • Festival Delight: Plan your visit during festivals like Edinburgh International, Fringe, or Hogmanay for a vibrant experience. • Romantic Borders: Discover the picturesque Scottish Borders, known for rolling hills and serene countryside, perfect for romantic moments. • Inspiring Landscape: Artists and writers like Walter Scott found inspiration in the Borders' beauty and history. • Ancient Sites: Explore historic abbeys like Melrose and castles such as Abbotsford House for tales of old. • Scenic Walks: Traverse scenic paths through forests, riversides, and villages, ideal for romantic strolls. • Local Delicacies: Relish fresh produce and local whisky, savouring the region's finest food and drink offerings. Edinburgh & Scottish Borders Highlights: • The online guidebook's suggested mapped route is fully flexible, helping you plan your trip with places to go and things to see and do, whether for 3 to 14 days. • Circular Route: Begins and ends in Edinburgh, adaptable starting points, spanning 153 miles (247km) with a 5-hour drive time. • Cultural Immersion: Delve into Scottish culture, exploring coastal towns, nature reserves, and Gothic architecture. • Borders Exploration: Traverse countryside, discovering the heart of Scottish Borders, royal footsteps, and historic chapels. • Historical Journey: Unveil Scottish Borders' history, highlighting dramatic scenery and heritage sites. • Comprehensive Guide: Covers 13 destinations with visitor info, numerous links, local experiences, and activities for booking. • Stay Options: Tailored for motorhomes, campervans, caravans, featuring campsites. Options for car travellers include B&Bs or hotels. Online & Interactive Destinations Guidebook: • Guides you through 13 destinations. • Over 100 attractions, activities, and experiences through embedded links and references. • Uncover More Map: 25+ Viewpoints, 60+ Places of interest 20+ Borders Hidden gems, 10 Wild swim spots • Overnight Stays map: 45 campsites, 20+ motorhome stops, 50+ Borders hotels, 65+ B&Bs, guesthouses and lodges

Edinburgh: Must-See In App Audio Tour

Edinburgh: Must-See In App Audio Tour

Immerse yourself in the rich culture and history of Scotland as you step back in time to explore the captivating past of Edinburgh. Embark on your journey through the Old Town with a visit to Holyroodhouse Palace. Admire the tranquility of its park, a stark contrast to the modern complex of the New Scottish Parliament. Continue your exploration to John Knox's house, unraveling the extraordinary life story of its remarkable owner. Next, feast your eyes on the stunning architecture of the High Kirk of St Giles, adorned with intricate Gothic motifs. Don't miss the chance to encounter the statue of Greyfriars Bobby, whose incredible and touching story awaits. Ascend Castle Rock to stand in awe of Edinburgh Castle, its majestic figure looming over the city. Take a moment to appreciate the National Gallery of Scotland, conveniently located next to the Royal Scottish Academy, providing the option to explore both if you wish. Conclude your tour with the picturesque view from Princes Street, before immersing yourself in the lively atmosphere of the New Town. Take a leisurely stroll amidst it all, savoring the vibrant life surrounding you. Set aside some time and be prepared to uncover the delightful surprises that Edinburgh has in store for you. HOW IS THE TOUR GOING — Stay flexible: [join the tour whenever you want and] explore the sights as long as you like. — Enjoy the tour even offline: all audio tours are tested for high quality and easy navigation.

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4.4
(9 reviews)

The sightseeing buses are really worth it in every city. The red route would have been enough for us. The green is almost identical, but with live commentary. The blue route is not necessary at all in my opinion, unless you want to go down to the water. They lure you with the Britannia, but you can only see it from a distance and you would have to get off there if you really want to see it properly. But all in all, really worthwhile as always!

Interesting bus tour through Edinburgh. Unfortunately the headphones didn't work at times. But since the bus wasn't full, we were able to change seats. The bus driver and the staff at the stops were very friendly. The buses ran about every 10 minutes, so we never had to wait long.

A great tour with a greater guide. Adam was informative, entertaining, and charming. Good pace and lots of detailed history and culture points.

Mark Connolly was very knowledgeable and a very accommodating guide. Brilliant 👏 Martin and Tammy Sheppard

Good organisation, if you had booked directly with the company it would have been £3 cheaper per person