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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 $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.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
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

Experience

Highlights
  • 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.
Includes
  • 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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Important information

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

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 1502 reviews

Review summary

  • Transportation
    4.5/5
  • Value for money
    4.6/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5
  • Service
    4.8/5

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Get your Guide helped us to plan the days in Edinburgh really well. At the bus stop in St Andrews square we met John an amazing knowledgeable guide who provided us with lots of information and tickets to the venues we had chosen. He even booked a time slot to visit Edinburgh Castle. The tour guides on the green buses made every hop on hop off trip interesting. Thanks John and get your guide we had a great time

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September 15, 2021

Great value for money. We did the three bus routes. The commentary onboard was informative and amusing. Found the Palace history fascinating. Great views from the Castle and the tour of the Royal Yacht Britannia gave you a great insight into the life of the royal family. Would definitely recommend.

September 12, 2021

Really made good use of the Hop on Hop off bus routes there were 3 and as we stayed out of town in Leith the bus to the Royal yacht was most helpful. Just getting around attractions in Edinburgh can be exhausting the various bus rides helped immensely. great value we got the 48 hour ticket and package included the 3 main Edinburgh attractions

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September 8, 2021

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