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City Sightseeing: 24-Hour Edinburgh Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

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Discover Edinburgh with the freedom of a flexible itinerary with this 24-hour hop-on hop-off tour. Get access to the Red Route and an audio guide on board.


  • Make the most of your time in Edinburgh by curating the perfect travel itinerary with this 24-unlimited hour hop-on-hop-off bus tour.

  • Access the Red Route, with 14 stops located across the entire city and get on and off whenever you want with buses arriving every 10-12 mins.

  • With your pass, learn about the history of the city through the multilingual audio guide present along with a kid's commentary channel for your little ones.

  • Get 360-degree panoramic views with an open-top double-decker bus, perfect for sightseeing.

  • Some iconic stops include the John Knox House, Grassmarket, Holyrood & Johnston Terrace.


  • 24-hour unlimited hop-on hop-off pass

  • Access to Red Route

  • Audio guide in English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Chinese, Portuguese, and Russian

  • Horrible Histories' kid's commentary

  • Headphones

  • Free kids' tickets

  • Flexible validity for up to 12 months from your selected date


  • Entry tickets to attractions

Cancellation policy

You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.


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  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • India
  • Denmark
  • Spain
Guests from United States, Canada, Australia and over 30 countries have loved this experience
Sarah Bennek



Jul, 2024

Getting the tickets online was super simple. I liked that the bus gave you a city tour and shows you all the different places. Getting on and off the bus at different locations was quite simple.
Monika Mazaraki



Jul, 2024

Tickets are very reasonable price. Bus took me places that were worth to visit and I wouldn't know And that hop on hop off perfect
Frances Jane Davis



Jul, 2024

The tour was great-good audio guide! I have to commend the lady in the Waterloo office as she was very helpful to me as I forgot my backpack on the bus. It was returned within an hour to my great relief as I had only been in Edinburgh for 2 days! I would recommend this company highly!
Joseph L Shivers



Jul, 2024

The guide provided interesting background information about everything we visited and answered all our questions with details that we would not have been able to discover with out a significant amout of effort.
Jacqueline Carr



Jul, 2024

The whole process was easy, staff were friendly and helpful and the tour was informative and well timed, accounting for delays due to traffic.

These tickets are valid for 12 months from the date of purchase.

Red Route

Explore the magnificent Scottish capital as you drive around some of the finest and culture-rich destinations in Edinburgh. If you feel like a fancy stroll, get off at Canongate and spot some glorious buildings. The multilingual audio guide will tell you unknown tales of the city sights as you pass by. Put that special kid's commentary to use and give them a glimpse of the Scottish history.


  • First bus: 8:45am from Waterloo Place

  • Last bus: 5:57pm from Waterloo Place

  • Frequency: every 10 to 12mins

  • Popular stops: Lothian Road, Grassmarket, Lawnmarket & Regent Road

Please click here for the detailed route map and boarding points.

Join the tour at any stop and hop on and off throughout your ticket's duration.


  • This experience is wheelchair accessible.

  • Wheelchairs must be no larger than 70cm wide, 120cm long, and 135cm high to board the bus. If unsure, contact the service provider.

  • Just a heads up, each bus can only accommodate 1 wheelchair at a time. If there is already a passenger in a wheelchair, please wait for the next one.

Additional information

  • Children aged 3 and under travel for free. Child tickets must be added to the cart at the final stage of booking.

  • Small and well-behaved dogs allowed onboard.

  • Your voucher will be emailed to you instantly.

  • No printout required! Just show your mobile voucher to the driver and collect your bus ticket.

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