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City Sightseeing Edinburgh: Hop-On, Hop-Off Bus Tour with Exclusive Discount on Attractions!

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Key Highlights

  • Discover Edinburgh from the top of an open-top, double-decker bus
  • Customize your own sightseeing itinerary with this 24-hour hop-on, hop-off ticket
  • Hop on and hop off at conveniently located stops to visit attractions of your preference
  • The 14 designated stops cover all major Edinburgh highlights
  • Onboard commentary is available in 9 languages as well as a special kids commentary
  • Save money on sightseeing with exclusive discounts to local attractions with your ticket!
  • Overview
    The ever-popular Edinburgh Hop-on, Hop-off tour allows you to see the sites of this wonderful city at your own pace and create your perfect Edinburgh sightseeing itinerary.

    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.

    Download the tour route map

  • Activity Schedule & Itinerary

    Activity Schedule

    When does it run?

    Daily

    Duration

    The ticket is valid for 24 hours after first use. A complete loop takes around 1 hour.

    Start time

    First Tour: 9:15am
    Last Tour:
    7:00pm (July/Aug)
    6.00pm (Spring/Autumn)
    5:00pm (Winter; Nov-Mar)
    Last tour varies depending on season

    Duration: 60-80 minutes

    Frequency: 10-30 minutes

    Meeting 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 Passengers:
    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.

    Ending Point

    You can end the Edinburgh Hop-On, Hop-Off tour at any of the stops.

    Itinerary

    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:
    Waverley Bridge
    Lothian Road
    Grassmarket
    Lauriston Place
    Johnston Terrace
    Lawnmarket
    Chambers Street
    John Knox House
    Canongate
    Holyrood
    Our Dynamic Earth
    Regent Road
    Hanover Street
    Market Street

    You may choose to conclude this tour at any of the stops mentioned above as per your convenience.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions

    Inclusions

    • Hop-on-hop-off ticket valid for 24 hours
    • English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Japanese, Mandarin Chinese, Russian plus 'Horrible Histories' Kid's Commentary (English only).
    • Free booklet including excellent discounts on local attractions, eateries and shopping
    • Free headphones
    • WiFi

    Exclusions

    • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Please note

    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.

    Horrible Histories' Kid's Commentary is available in English only.

    The route of the hop-on, hop-off tour is subject to change.

    Due to an event in the city throughout August, City Sightseeing Edinburgh will not be able to access Johnston Terrace or Chambers Street after 5:00pm daily. As a result, Stops 5 and 7, will not be in operation from 5:00pm - 7:00pm. These diversions will be in place until end of service on Saturday 25th August.

    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.

  • Customer Reviews
    • Good time

      We had a very good time on the hop-on hop-off bus in Edinburgh. A lot of great sites to see and enjoyed the live commentary from Angus. He was quite entertaining and very...

      Teresa Geiger, United States, 16/Jun/2018
    • Its good for tourist as it covers whole of city...

      Reetu Kalra, United Kingdom, 05/Jun/2018
    • Liked it!

      Great tour, very helpful, nice and chatty bus drivers, I would recommend the tour!...

      Roxana Banea, United Kingdom, 23/May/2018
    • I like City Sightseeing buses. This was a good purchase.

      Irene Wilkins, United States, 13/Jun/2018
    • Superb
      Affordable
      User friendly

      Ashwin Naik, India, 05/May/2018
    • Good way to tour the city.

      Mara Mayoralgo, Philippines, 02/Jan/2018