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Packed with historical monuments, landmarks, cultural sites, and more, this hop-on, hop-off tour lets you cover Edinburgh's must-visit attractions at your own pace!

Highlights

  • Visit all the major attractions in the center of Edinburgh with this hop-on, hop-off ticket.

  • Explore 13 different stops like Edinburgh Castle, Grassmarket, and the Palace of Holyrood House.

  • Enjoy the entire 70-minute journey, or disembark from the bus at any of the stops as you wish.

  • With buses departing every 20 minutes, you are far from being on a time crunch.

  • Listen to the multilingual audio guide commentary and learn about the attractions you pass along.

  • Ticket options are available in 24 and 48-hour bus passes, so you can curate your Edinburgh itinerary on your own.

Inclusions

  • Headphones for the audio tour commentary

Cancellation policy

These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.

The tour begins from St Andrew Square, a lovely part of the New Town that's just a stone's throw away from Princes Street. From here, your adventure takes you to 13 different stops in Edingburgh's City Center. The tour lasts 70 minutes and you get access to an audio guide available in multiple languages: English, German, Spanish, French, Italian, Russian, Brazilian Portuguese, Japanese and Chinese (Mandarin). Simply hop on and off at your own pace to explore your favorite sites!

First, make your way to Grassmarket in the Old Town. Known for its vibrancy, the area is bursting with some of the best medieval architecture, shopping, and gastropub scenes Edinburgh has to offer. Along the route, you'll come across the statue of Greyfriars Bobby–a Skye Terrier who became something of a legend in 19th-century Edinburgh after spending 14 years guarding the grave of his owner.

The next stop at Lawnmarket is next to the Edinburgh Castle, a famous tourist attraction that was once the residence of Scottish monarchs and now serves mostly as a museum. Travel past the National Museum of Scotland, then head back onto the Royal Mile and catch sight of two historic attractions: the Palace of Holyrood House and the Scottish Parliament. You'll also chance upon Dynamic Earth, an attraction that tells the story of the planet Earth.

Finally, pass the Burns Monument–the building that commemorates Edinburgh's greatest poet and lyricist, Robert Burns–before going back to Princes Street, to St Andrew Square.

Stops

  • St Andrew Square

  • Lothian Road

  • Grassmarket (Old Town)

  • Johnston Terrace

  • Edinburgh Castle

  • National Museum of Scotland

  • Royal Mile (John Knox House)

  • Canongate

  • Scottish Parliament

  • Dynamic Earth

  • Palace of Holyroodhouse

  • Burns Monument

Important Information

  • This bus is pram/stroller and wheelchair-accessible.

  • The audio guide is available in the following languages: English, Spanish, French, Italian, German, Portuguese, Chinese, Japanese, and Russian.

  • You will be provided with a pair of headphones, but you're welcome to bring your own.

Timings

Daily from 9am onwards, every 20 minutes

Your voucher will be emailed to you shortly.

Ticket Redemption Point

  • You can hop on and off at any of the stops along the route.

  • However, the tour begins from the north side of St Andrew Square.

  • No printout is required. Just look for the orange buses and show your mobile voucher to the driver.

Get Directions to the Ticket Redemption Point

Getting There

  • St Andrew Square is a five-minute walk from Waverley Rail Station.

  • There is also a tram stop near St Andrew Square that is one street up from Princes Street.

Validity

This ticket is valid for the date(s) selected during checkout.

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