Hop-on hop-off tour

Edinburgh: 24-Hour or 48-Hour Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour

Activity provider: Bright Bus Tours

Edinburgh: 24-Hour or 48-Hour Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour

Activity provider: Bright Bus Tours

From US$ 12.08 per person

Discover the beautiful city of Edinburgh with a 24 or 48-hour city tour by sightseeing bus. Cover more ground and see the highlights of the city with stops at several landmarks and points of interest.

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Valid 1 - 2 days
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Audio guide included
Russian, Chinese, Japanese, English, Portuguese, French, Spanish, German
Wheelchair accessible


  • Listen to the onboard commentary and learn more about the Scottish capital
  • Get a fantastic view of the majestic Edinburgh Castle which towers over the city
  • Discover the highlights of Edinburgh with unlimited access for 1 or 2 days
  • Explore the city in a fast and efficient way, with stops at several attractions
  • Benefit from a variety of additional discounts and a bus ride to the Zoo
Full description

Explore Scotland’s capital city across one or two days on a hop-on hop-off bus tour. See famous 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 St Andrew's Square. From either the top deck or the interior of the bus, you can explore the city in a convenient way, 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. Choose between a 24-hour or 48-hour pass with stops at a variety of locations along several routes including:

• The Royal Mile

• Edinburgh Castle

• Dynamic Earth

• Edinburgh Dungeons

• Real Mary Kings Close

• Greyfriars’s Bobby • Lothian Road

• Grassmarket

• Lauriston Place

• Johnston Terrace

• National Museum of Scotland

• John Knox House

• Museum of Edinburgh

• Scottish Parliament

• Palace of Holyrood House

• Burns Monument

  • 24 or 48-hour unlimited rides pass (depending on option chosen)
  • Audio commentaries in 9 languages
  • Bus ride to Edinburgh Zoo
  • Discounted entry to Holyrood Distillery
  • Entrance tickets to attractions
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles

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Meeting point

The tour starts from the Bright Bus Tours stop in St Andrew Square, however, you can hop on and hop off at any of the dedicated stops. Look out for the staff members at the stops and bright orange buses.

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Bus frequency is every 15-20 minutes
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 223 reviews

Review summary

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Easy to use, the drivers were all very good. Overall very nice activity. The only thing I would suggest is to advise riders (during The Fringe) that certain stops are not available due to road closures. This was not communicated (or not communicated well since if it was we all missed hearing it or seeing signs posted). Thanks

August 7, 2022

This is a nice way to get a first impression of the city and to get your bearings. The tour should be the beginning of the holiday. In my opinion, the 24-hour ticket is sufficient. However, you can also upgrade it to a 48-hour ticket. It should be noted that there are two tours (City Tour and Britannia Tour) that do not overlap, but have the same starting point. They both come highly recommended. You can listen to the tour via an audio guide in 8 different languages or listen to a live guide (not available on every tour).

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July 20, 2022

We saw everything we wanted to see. We enjoyed just riding around away from the crowds so much we actually looped twice. It ends right by Arthur’s Seat so we took a little hike and it was nice to have a bus to look forward to after all that climbing!

July 7, 2022

Product ID: 413431