Explore the historic capital of Scotland at your own pace with a 24-hour ticket to the hop-on and hop-off sightseeing bus. See all the main attractions from the open-top bus, and jump off at Edinburgh Castle, Holyroodhouse, Princes Street, and more.
What to Expect
Tour Edinburgh to your own schedule on the open-top sightseeing bus, and enjoy the on-board commentary that describes the history behind the lively city. 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! Buses run every 15-20 minutes, making the following loop:
Stop 1 - Waverley Bridge
Stop 2 - Lothian Road
Stop 3 - Grassmarket
Stop 4 - Lauriston Place
Stop 5 - Johnston Terrace
Stop 6 - Lawnmarket
Stop 7 - Chambers Street
Stop 8 - John Knox House
Stop 9 - Dynamic Earth
Stop 10 - Holyrood
- 24-hour hop-on hop-off bus ticket
- Multilingual audio commentary
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund
Know Before You Go
All year round excluding 25 December
Full mobility facilities on all tour buses, and a subtitled screen downstairs for those who are hard of hearing.
Throughout the summer, Edinburgh is a busy Festival City with diversions and road closures for parades and events on the main route together with Tram works that affect Princes Street. Please check the route on the day with Edinburgh Bus Tour staff.