City Sightseeing Edinburgh: 24-Hour Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour

City Sightseeing Edinburgh: 24-Hour Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour

From $22.65 per person

Hop-on to a City Sightseeing Edinburgh bus tour and enjoy unlimited hop on hop off for 24 hours. Discover sights such as Edinburgh Castle and the Grassmarket, as you travel on an open-top, double-decker bus with panoramic views of the city.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Optional audio guide
Spanish, English, French, German, Italian, Russian, Chinese, Portuguese, Japanese


  • Tour Edinburgh at your own pace with a 24-hour ticket for the hop-on and hop-off bus
  • Enjoy panoramic views from the open-top deck
  • Jump off at Edinburgh Castle and get great city views
  • Explore the historic Grassmarket
  • Learn as you go with the informative on-board audio commentary
  • Go to Castle Rock
  • Stop off at Holyroodhouse
  • Have endless fun at Our Dynamic Earth
  • See Nelson's Monument and the Old Observatory
  • Visit the National Museum of Scotland and the National Gallery
Full description
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 10-20 minutes, making the following loop: Tour Stops: 1. St Andrew Square - Northside 2. Lothian Road 3. Grassmarket 4. Lauriston Place 5. Johnston Terrace 6. Lawnmarket 7. Chambers Street 8. John Knox House 9. Canongate 10. Holyrood 11. Our Dynamic Earth 12. Regent Road 13. Hanover Street 14. Market Street
  • 24-hour hop-on hop-off bus ticket
  • Multilingual audio commentary
  • Headphones
  • Attraction Tickets
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • Customers must keep distance in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks

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Meeting point

The first stop is located at St Andrew Square Northside, but passengers can join or end the tour at any of the stops along the route.

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  •  Start Point: St Andrew Square - Northside
  • Operational season: All year round
  •  April - May: first departure - 9:00am, last departure - 6:00pm, frequency - every 12 minutes.
  •  June - August: first departure - 9:00am, last departure - 7:00pm, frequency - every 12 minutes.
  •  September - October: first departure - 9:00am, last departure - 6:00pm, frequency - every 12 minutes.
  •  November - March: first departure - 9:00am, last departure - 4:00pm, frequency - every 20 minutes.
  • Duration: 60 minutes
  • 6:00 PM (April/May/September/October)
  • 4:00 PM (November-March)
  •  Ticket Length: 24 hours
  • Full mobility facilities on all tour buses, and a subtitled screen downstairs for those who are hard of hearing
  • With your voucher, enjoy flexible access for up to 12 months from the travel date you select at check-out
  • Up to 3 kids go free per adult ticket for those who book and travel before August 31st
Customer reviews

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I love the city sightseeing tours - especially when there is a live commentary. You get to know lots of info and a few jokes thrown in too! Hop-on hop-off makes it so much easier to get around and to plan your day. Even when the weather isn’t quite so favourable it’s the best way to get out and about without getting wet!

May 29, 2021

My ticket gave me access to 3 buses, which I think is necessary to know Edinburgh in depth. The Red bus is without a guide and goes to the Old Town Castle area. The yellow bus, Majestic, goes to the Ocean Terminal and the harbour. Finally, the guided tour is the green bus. Edinburgh is a compact city, but I feel all three buses were necessary to know the town in depth.

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October 11, 2020

Excellent...I use 3 times in the day...I I went up and down at least three times the best thing that happened to me, was that I forgot my cell phone in the bus and the people of the company found it after three hours, and handed it to me at the starting point of the bus, with the help of a wonderful driver..Thank you very much

September 14, 2020

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