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The Edinburgh Grand Ticket: Three Hop-On, Hop-Off Bus Tours - 24/48 hours

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from US$ 30.59 per person pp

Key Highlights

  • A great value ticket that combines three of the best hop-on, hop-off services in Edinburgh
  • See more and save more with this combo ticket!
  • Enjoy Edinburgh sightseeing at your own pace with a 24-hour or 48-hour hop-on, hop-off bus ticket
  • Visit attractions of your choice and enjoy the freedom to customize your sightseeing itinerary
  • Travel in an open top bus and enjoy informative audio commentary on the bus
  • The tours promise great photo opportunities so don’t forget to keep your camera ready
  • Overview

    The best hop-on, hop-off experience in Edinburgh that not only covers everything in the city but also gives you the flexibility to interchange between the top three hop-on, hop-off services operating in the Scottish capital.

    Use your ticket to hop on and off the bus as you wish for 24 hours or 48 hours, depending on your sightseeing needs.

    The hop-on, hop-off tours and the attractions covered by each tour are:


    The hop-on, hop-off bus goes north through the Georgian New Town and stops at the Royal Botanic Garden before heading down to the coast at Newhaven, Leith and Royal Yacht Britannia. From Britannia, the tour heads back up to the city center via the Palace of Holyroodhouse and the Royal Mile.

    An informative multi-language recorded commentary guides you through the history of the places, people and sights along the route. Simply plug in the headphones and listen to your chosen language.

    Download the tour route map


    Your hop-on, hop-off bus heads towards New Town with its elegant Georgian houses. After Charlotte Square the bus turns back south, passing the Royal Scottish Academy and the National Gallery, towards the Old Town. After driving through Grassmarket with its exciting shops and pubs, you pass the Scottish Parliament and the Dynamic Earth attraction at Calton Hill. Return via Canongate past the Canongate Church, the Museum of Edinburgh and the People’s Story.

    Your live, on-board guide gives their own personal touch to the informative English commentary. Hear all about the people who shaped Scotland’s capital city.

    Download the tour route map


    The hop-on, hop-off bus sets off along Princes Street. Look up to see stunning views of Edinburgh Castle perched on its crag. Continue through trendy Grassmarket then pass the National Museum of Scotland and the John Knox House. After driving along Canongate, you will pass the Scottish Parliament and Calton Hill until you see the south gates to the Palace of Holyroodhouse, The Queen’s official residence in Scotland.

    There is audio commentary available in nine languages. There is also a TV screen downstairs with a subtitled version.

    Download the tour route map

  • Activity Schedule & Itinerary

    Activity Schedule

    When does it run?



    24 hours or 48 hours (take your pick)

    Start time

    The buses depart between 9am and 5pm. Since this is an outdoor activity, the schedules might just change sometimes. Check the frequency and bus operating hours on the day of your tour just to be safe.

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    Meeting Point

    Exchange your confirmation voucher for your Royal Edinburgh Ticket from the Edinburgh Bus Tours Ticket Office on Waverley Bridge. All tours depart from Waverley Bridge.

    Ending Point

    You may end the bus tour at any of the designated stops.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions


    • 24 hours and 48 hours ticket is valid on the three tour routes (Edinburgh Tour, City Sightseeing Tour and Majestic Tour)
    • Live Guide in Edinburgh Tour only
    • Audio commentary in English, French, German, Portuguese, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Japanese and Mandarin Chinese on all routes (Also Gaelic on Majestic tour)


    • All entrance fees to attractions
  • Please note

    We want everyone to be a part of our tours and hence there are special arrangements for wheelchair ramps and Class two mobility scooters in the buses. The display screens with live footage are all subtitled.

    Tram-works in Edinburgh city centre mean that some tours may be diverted or delayed. Wherever your tour takes you sit back, relax and enjoy the ride!

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details. They’re a nice bunch, and will happily answer any logistical questions you may have. Please give them a call at least 24 hours before your organised activity to reconfirm.
  • Customer Reviews
    • Very enjoyable and memorable tour we had so far. All 3 tours covered all sightseeing places wonderfully. We can recommend to others....

      Nitin Oza, India, 06/Jun/2018
    • Great way to get a feel for the layout of the city...

      Carole Mitchell, Canada, 06/May/2018
    • Loved having our own head phones to plug in. Booked online. So easy to pick up our tickets. Maps and info provided were really good. A great way to see Edinburgh. Wish we'd been...

      Patricia Hornby, United Kingdom, 10/Apr/2018
    • We enjoyed the convenience and history on a tight schedule

      Francisco Matias, United States, 11/Sep/2019
    • I told you what I thought in my previous statement.

      John Corbett, Canada, 01/Sep/2019
    • Very good experience . Hassle free.

      NILESH RAUT, United Arab Emirates, 06/Jul/2019