Guided tour

Comedy Horror Show: Edinburgh Ghost Bus Tour

Comedy Horror Show: Edinburgh Ghost Bus Tour

Activity provider: The Ghost Bus Tours Ltd
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Likely to sell out

From US$ 24.69 per person

Experience Edinburgh’s spooks and ghosts on a guided bus tour, riding to the dark side on board an elegantly refurbished vintage double-decker bus. A strange conductor will tell stories of executions, murders and still-occurring hauntings.

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Duration 75 minutes
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy a comedy horror sightseeing show through Edinburgh
  • Get spooked, learning about the most haunted city in Europe
  • Explore city sights, where the restless spirits still wander
  • Ride the midnight black Ghost Bus and learn about the legend of Burke and Hare
Full description

Enjoy a theatrical sightseeing tour of Edinburgh onboard the Ghost Bus, a beautifully refurbished vintage double-decker, painted in traditional midnight black.

Learn about Edinburgh’s grave robbers, plague victims, and the ghosts that reside in the most haunted city in Europe. Explore the city's gruesome past, while admiring its most famous monuments, including Edinburgh Castle, Grassmarket, Greyfriar's Kirk, Holyrood Palace, and the Royal Mile. As you traverse the Old Town and New Town, visit the sites of murders, tortures, and executions. Hear about the infamous Burke and Hare, and the hundreds of women who were drowned or burned as witches. The bus, which belonged to the Necropolis Bus Company, boasts decorative features that include atmospheric lamps and window curtains. In 1967, the entire fleet was destroyed in a mysterious fire, and only one bus survived.

Includes
  • Admission fees
  • Bus tour
  • Live guide
    Covid-19 precautions

    You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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    Meeting point

    The Ghost Bus departs from Lawnmarket, in front of The Heritage of Scotland, next to Deacon Brodie's Tavern. Please arrive on time. The tour cannot wait for late arrivals and they cannot be admitted once the show has started.

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    Important information

    Not allowed

    • Food and drinks
    • Luggage or large bags
    • Smoking in the vehicle
    • Video recording

    Know before you go

    • Please note that the Ghost Bus can take no responsibility for items left on the bus. Personal items are carried at the owners risk and The Ghost Bus can take no responsibility for items damaged or lost
    • Smoking, eating, and drinks, other than bottled water, are not permitted on the bus
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.4 /5

    based on 1138 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4.7/5
    • Transportation
      4.6/5
    • Value for money
      4.3/5
    • Safety
      4.7/5

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    Having already enjoyed the London Ghost Bus tour a few years back, I thought I'd give the Edinburgh iteration a try. It was even better! Riding around in an original Routemaster is a thrill. The host's delivery was hilarious and the tour was really fun. Don't skip the 10-minute walk through the graveyard - it was delightful! Really fun activity that the whole tour group enjoyed.

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    May 1, 2022

    It was a good fun tour. Full of jump scares and bad jokes :D I enjoyed the tour with our tour guide Spooky Samual. He was funny, full of energy and had good knowledge of the area. I learned a couple of new trivia facts. It was good to see some of the sights In Edinburgh I didn't manage to get to myself. Tour lasted an hour after the 15-20 minute wait. Some would say it was cheesy. Which I agree parts of it was so it might not be everyone's good of tea. The only thing I would say is I think £20 might be a bit expensive for what you get. Especially as it's only an hour. I've been on a two hour walking that only cost £12.

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    April 16, 2022

    The whole tour was amazing from Start to finish. The tour guide was very knowledgeable about every aspect of Edinburgh and the dark side of the city. He was really funny and kept the whole bus entertained, with the young ones in mind too. This tour is a must for all ages and I would definitely go on it again. The booking process was really easy and the bus was on time and we had seat allocated to us on arrival. An excellent tour

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    April 1, 2022

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