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City Sightseeing Edinburgh Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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An Edinburgh bus tour is the perfect way to hear commentary on city sights and get a panoramic overview. This City Sightseeing tour of Edinburgh lets you hop on and off at several strategically placed stops as many times as you like. Board the open-top double-decker bus and travel the entire route, or stop at Edinburgh Castle, the National Museum and many more. Buses depart regularly and tickets are valid for 24 hours from first use.
  • City Sightseeing 24-hour hop-on hop-off tour of Edinburgh
  • Open-top double-decker sightseeing tour with onboard commentary
  • Edinburgh Castle, Holyrood Palace, Royal Mile, Our Dynamic Earth
  • Hop on and off at several stops around the city
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24 hour unlimited hop on hop off bus pass
On-board multilingual audio commentary in 10 languages + free headphones
Discounts at local attractions
Vouchers valid for 12 months
2 kids go free with every paying adult until 31st March 21
Food and drinks
Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

You may start this tour at any of the stops listed.

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You may disembark at any of the available stops.
Venture through Edinburgh with ease on this City Sightseeing hop-on hop-off bus tour. Use your 24-hour pass to board the open-top double-decker bus at any stop. Travel the entire route or hop off at any of the stops to explore further on your own. Get to know the 15th-century capital of Scotland and its dramatic skyline with onboard commentary about the sights. 

Edinburgh bus tour highlights include the Edinburgh Castle, Palace of Holyrood House, the historic Royal Mile, Our Dynamic Earth and much more.
1 hour 
Operating Schedule:
  08:55am - 6:25pm, every 15 minutes
Saint Andrew Square
Stop 1 is at St Andrews Square Southside
Lothian Road
Hop-off at Grassmarket for a truly authentic experience of the local culture. With the pretty surroundings, and the hustle and bustle of the lively marketplace, you'll feel like you've been fully immersed into the Scottish way of life.
Lauriston Place
Johnston Terrace
Chambers Street
John Knox House
For those wanting to sharpen up on their history, check out this hugely significant spot from Scotland's past. It is believed that John Knox lived in the house, a key player in the Scottish Reformation. This double-decker bus tour comprises of a multilingual audio tour commentary, so you'll be sure to soak up lots of impressive information on your way round!
Palace of Holyrood
Hop-off at the Holyrood stop to explore the stunning Palace of Holyrood. The palace is the residence of the Queen when she's in Scotland, so maybe you'll witness a royal wave from the window!
Dynamic Earth
Explore this fascinating science museum that explores the mysteries of our planet and the wider universe!
Regent Road
Hanover Street
Market Street
Points of interest passed by on this route
St Giles' Cathedral
Parliament House
Greyfriars Bobby
Scott Monument
Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art
Royal Mile
Dynamic Earth
Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art Two
Calton Hill
Arthur's Seat
Holyrood Park
Church of St John the Evangelist
Edinburgh College of Art
George Heriot's School
Gladstone's Land
Palace of Holyroodhouse
The Museum of Edinburgh
John Knox House Museum
Canongate Kirk
Edinburgh Hop on Hop Off Tours
Edinburgh Farmers' Market
City Sightseeing Edinburgh
National Museum of Scotland
Edinburgh Waverley Station
Edinburgh Castle
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Season: All Year Round (Times may vary - check on arrival)
  • April - May: 9:00am - 6:00pm, every 12 minutes
  • June - August: 9:00am - 7:00pm, every 12 minutes
  • September - October: 9:00am - 6:00pm, every 12 minutes
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • November - March: 9:00am - 4:00pm, every 20 minutes
  • Tour Duration: 60 minutes
  • Vouchers are valid for 12 months
  • Most travelers can participate
  • 2 kids go free with every paying adult until 31st March 21
  • OPERATED BY City Sightseeing Ltd - UK and Ireland

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on sanitization during City Sightseeing Edinburgh Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour?
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by City Sightseeing Edinburgh Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour.
What is the social distancing policy during City Sightseeing Edinburgh Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour?
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by City Sightseeing Edinburgh Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour.

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Traveler Tips

  • "Recommended for first time visitors and even returning friends of Scotland." See review
  • "Similar to many HOHO bus tours in other cities, if this is your first time to see Edinburgh, it is a good way to get a glimpse of the attractions - especially if you have little time" See review
  • "It's a great way to get to know the lie of the land and the key tourist offerings and provides regular transportation to your next destination." See review


1,170 Reviews
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Experience was phenomenonal.
, Nov 2020
The tour driver giving me the information. It qas first time sightseeing so everything was fantastic and great. It was even on our honeymoon.
Worth the time
, Nov 2020
Tour guide was very knowledgeable and made the tour quite fun with his quirky wit and story’s. We rode the bus a few times and it was slightly different each time
Edinburgh bus tour
, Nov 2020
The staff team at St Andrews Square in Edinburgh we’re amazing and looked after our small group perfectly
Edinburgh St Andrews Square tour
, Nov 2020
The team in Edinburgh at St Andrews Square were absolutely first class- so helpful to our small group of adults with special needs. The commentator was entertaining and knowledgable- could not have been a better day. I have used Aviator in Rome, Paris and Lisbon and Glasgow and this has been absolutely the best Bus tour ever!
Edinbrugh hop on hop off
, Mar 2020
Great team, very helpful. Very pleased with their service and direction during this time where most attractions were shut
Lovely time
, Mar 2020
Loved the ease of hopping on and off. Audio tour was nice and was offered in several languages. Buses came as scheduled. Was a wonderful experience.
, Mar 2020
Great experience good way of getting around to the tourist hotspots Guides/driver very helpful most enjoyable
Mildly disappointing
, Feb 2020
This was a little shambolic as we didn't find that the pick-up points were well marked, so were left with very little time on the tour meaning we only completed about one-third of it. However, our driver was very kind and accommodating, and the audio component (while not particularly well-synced to the nearby surrounds) was informative. I'm sure that on a good day, with plenty of time, this would be a much better experience than ours.
Ok experience
, Jan 2020
Hits all the spots with some good information along the way. Could take in the wider area but you get what you pay for.
Edinburgh castle
, Jan 2020
Lovely trip learned lots about the city. The narration was very clear. Driver very friendly and helpful.

Product code: 2065EDI

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