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Edinburgh: Royal Attractions with Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tours

Edinburgh: Royal Attractions with Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tours

From US$ 81.10 per person

See all Edinburgh’s attractions from the comfort of a hop-on-hop-off sightseeing bus and get free entry to 3 royal attractions with a 48-hour Royal Edinburgh Ticket. Visit Edinburgh Castle, climb aboard the Royal Yacht Britannia, and tour Holyroodhouse.

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Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Mobile ticketing
Vouchers must be exchanged for tickets.
Valid 2 days
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Audio guide included
Spanish, Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Japanese


  • Get 48-hour access to Edinburgh's hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus
  • Enter Edinburgh Castle, Holyroodhouse and the Royal Yacht Britannia
  • Immerse yourself in the history and legends of the Scottish capital
  • Save time and money with an easy-to-use attractions pass
  • Get an insight into why the Royal Yacht Britannia earned its place in the affections of the Queen
  • Learn about Mary Queen of Scots, the most famous resident of Holyroodhouse
Full description
Experience stunning city views and natural vistas with this 48-hour Royal Edinburgh Ticket, and learn Edinburgh's history and culture as your tour. Easy to use, the all-inclusive ticket is fantastic value if you want to go to Edinburgh Castle, the Palace of Holyroodhouse, and the Royal Yacht Britannia. The ticket also includes 48-hour unlimited travel on three of Edinburgh's hop-on-hop-off bus tours; Edinburgh City Sightseeing, Edinburgh Tour and Majestic Tour. Use the bus to reach the attractions, leaving the city behind and heading to the coast at Newhaven through Edinburgh’s New Town. With stops for the Royal Botanic Garden and Royal Yacht Britannia, it couldn’t be simpler. As the bus returns to the city center, you can jump off at the Palace of Holyroodhouse and the Canongate section of the Royal Mile to walk up to Edinburgh Castle. A multi-language audio commentary in English, Gaelic, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Japanese, Mandarin Chinese, and Russian is available on board.
  • Admission to 3 royal attractions: Edinburgh Castle, Royal Yacht Britannia and Palace of Holyroodhouse
  • Unlimited travel for 48 hours on three of Edinburgh's hop-on-hop-off bus tours: Edinburgh City Sightseeing, Edinburgh Tour and Majestic Tour
  • Multilingual tour handsets at Britannia and Palace of Holyroodhouse
  • The Palace of Holyroodhouse is closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays with no alternative offered
  • Language handset at Edinburgh Castle (optional)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

All bus tours start from St Andrew Square in the heart of Edinburgh City Centre. You can exchange your voucher for your attractions and bus ticket from the ticket vendors.

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Know before you go

  • Please note that entry to The Queen's Gallery at The Palace of Holyroodhouse is not included unless the Palace is closed, in which case Gallery entry is offered as a replacement.
  • The Palace of Holyroodhouse is closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
  • Multi-lingual tour handsets are available at Britannia and Palace of Holyroodhouse and are included in the ticket price.
  • An extra charge is made on-site for an optional language handset at Edinburgh Castle.
  • All bus tours start from the north side of St Andrew Square, in the heart of Edinburgh City Centre.
  • 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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4.8 /5

based on 1528 reviews

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The staff were excellent at helping , the bus commentary was fantastic, they run so regular that it’s impossible not to get to where you want to get to in expert time , absolutely loved it and highly recommend it if you want to see all the Edinburgh has to offer

October 4, 2021

Great value for money to use 3 bus services and for 48 hours it was great value. The attractions were all very good , bought separately this has saved us about £50 and we used the bus all day on both days to go to different areas of the city and not just the attractions

September 28, 2021

This is a great way to see the city of Edinburgh and full of information about each area and monuments as you go round on the bus. There are three different types of route which are different colours, that takes you on a planned tore. You can jump on and off at bus stops to go and visit places of your choice or just sit and get your bearings of where you might want to go and spend some time at. You can book for the Castle, Royal Yacht Britannia and Hollyrood Palace, all worth a visit. I enjoyed my time in Edinburgh and the hop on and hop off buses really made it easy and fun, can’t recommend it enough.

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September 28, 2021

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