Conducted on an open-topped double-decker bus the tour has a great range of stops covering all the best loved Edinburgh attractions including the Castle, Scott Monument and Queen Mary’s Bath House. You can hop on and off as often as you wish and see the sites that interest you. Frequent departures every 20-30 minutes mean that your precious Edinburgh sightseeing time is not wasted waiting for the next bus. You will also visit National Museum of Scotland
While on board audio commentary via headset in 9 languages will ensure that you don’t miss a thing, what’s more a special commentary based on the award-winning “Horrible Histories” will ensure that the children are entertained.
The ticket is valid for 24 hours after first use. A complete loop takes around 1 hour.Start time
First Tour: 9:15am
5:00pm (Winter; Nov-Mar)
Last tour varies depending on season
Duration: 60-80 minutes
Frequency: 10-30 minutesMeeting Point
Bus departs from Waverley Bridge. Your ticket can be collected from the Edinburgh Bus Tours Ticket Office on Waverley Bridge upon presentation of your booking voucher. However, you can board the Edinburgh Hop-On, Hop-Off tour at any of the stops.
Cruise guests arriving into Leith can collect a shuttle bus from the terminal to Waterloo Place, this is an approx. 6-minute walk from City Sightseeing Bus Stop 1.
Cruise guests arriving into South Queens ferry (Hounds Point) can collect a shuttle bus from the terminal to Charlotte Square, this is an approx. 10-minute walk from City Sightseeing Bus stop 2.
Cruise guests arriving into Newhaven will be able to pick up a local bus into central Edinburgh and will take approx. 30 minutes.
You can end the Edinburgh Hop-On, Hop-Off tour at any of the stops.
Hop on the bus at any of the stops to start your Edinburgh hop-on, hop-off tour. With 14 stops covering all of main attractions, hop on and off at any of the stops to visit attractions of your choice. This tour provides the perfect introduction to the city and the route covers all the must-dos of Edinburgh.
Your ticket allows you unlimited use, meaning you can hop-on and hop-off as many times as you like at any of the designated stops.
Commentary in multiple languages ensures that you don’t miss a thing. There is also a special commentary for children in English. You could hop off at any of the stops to visit attractions or simply sit back and enjoy an entire loop to get a feel of Edinburgh.
Not only does this tour make travel and sightseeing convenient and hassle free, you can also save money with the exclusive discounts to local attractions that this package offers.
Some of the many attractions covered by the Edinburgh hop-on, hop-off tour are:
• Edinburgh Castle
• The Royal Mile
• Palace of Holyroodhouse
• John Knox House
• National Museum of Scotland
• Scottish Parliament
• the Scottish National Gallery
• The city’s Old Town and Georgian New Town
You may choose to conclude this tour at any of the stops mentioned above as per your convenience.
Voucher information: You must print and surrender a paper version of your booking voucher for this activity (showing your voucher on a smartphone is not accepted). No refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher.
Due to construction work, temporary road closures are expected. Part of high street will be closed, tour will divert between Chambers St and Canongate via Nicholson Street, West Richmond St, The Pleasance and St Mary’s. Also, the tour will not stop at stops 8 and 9 along the route. However, the normal services will resume on 5 Mar 18.
Horrible Histories' Kid's Commentary is available in English only.
The route of the hop-on, hop-off tour is subject to change.
Guests will be required to take alternative methods of transportation to reach the City Sightseeing stop number 1 Waverley Place (Charges may apply to all transportation and is subject to availability). Guests are reminded to check on the location of the Edinburgh port before arrival. Cruise guests arriving into Leith can collect a shuttle bus from the terminal to Waterloo Place, this is an approx. 6-minute walk from City Sightseeing Bus Stop 1. Cruise guests arriving into South Queens ferry (Hounds Point) can collect a shuttle bus from the terminal to Charlotte Square, this is an approx. 10-minute walk from City Sightseeing Bus stop 2. Cruise guests arriving into Newhaven will be able to pick up a local bus into central Edinburgh and will take approx. 30 minutes.
The tour is wheelchair accessible with manual ramp.
Your voucher will be valid for 3 months from the date chosen at the time of booking.
The tour bus has a low floor with extendable ramps and collapsible wheelchairs can be stored on the bus. Passengers do not need to walk up steps to board the bus. There is a subtitled screen downstairs for disabled.
Super friendly and competent staff. Made me feel very welcome. Great way to see the city. Was in Edinburgh for the first time and was great to get you bearings and to learn more...Martina Hafner, Germany, 23/Dec/2017
Our family found the Hop-On, Hop-Off Bus to be quite useful. We were visiting for the very first time and it helped us get a lay of the land. The stop, John Knox, was quite...Jennifer Zamora, United States, 12/Feb/2018