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Royal Edinburgh Ticket: Hop-On, Hop-Off Bus Tours, Fast-Track Entry to Edinburgh Castle, Holyroodhouse Palace & Royal Yacht Britannia

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from US$ 70.98 per person pp

Key Highlights

  • Discover Edinburgh′s glorious Royal heritage
  • Includes three major attractions and 48-hour travel on three different hop-on, hop-off routes
  • Fast-track entry to Edinburgh Castle, Palace of Holyroodhouse and Royal Yacht Britannia
  • Save up to 20% with this hop-on, hop-off package as against buying the tours separately
  • Customize your own Edinburgh itinerary with the flexible hop-on hop-off bus tours
  • Overview

    One Edinburgh Hop-On, Hop-Off ticket is all you need to get the most out of your visit to Edinburgh by exploring the splendours of Scotland's capital city and experiencing its magnificent royal attractions.

    The Royal Edinburgh Ticket is the only ticket that includes fast track entry to Edinburgh Castle, The Palace of Holyroodhouse and The Royal Yacht Britannia, and 48 hours unlimited travel on three bus routes – Majestic Tour, The Edinburgh Tour and City Sightseeing Tour, covering the length and breadth of the city. Plus, the cost of this ticket combo is 20% less than the total cost of tickets when brought separately.

    The hop-on, hop-off tour allows you to easily make your way around the city. The routes are interchangeable, giving you even more flexibility. The buses in all the three routes have commentary, either through headphones or from a live guide.


    Waverly Bridge

    Royal Botanic Garden

    Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre

    Queen’s Gallery

    Canongate Kirk

    Royal Mile

    Edinburgh Castle

    The Edinburgh Dungeon

    Burns Monument

    Palace of Holyroodhouse

    The Royal Yacht Brittania

    Click here for the timetable and route maps for City Sightseeing tour routeMajestic tour route and Edinburgh tour route

  • Activity Schedule & Itinerary

    Activity Schedule

    When does it run?



    48 hours

    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.

    Meeting Point

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

    Ending Point

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

  • Inclusions & Exclusions


    • Unlimited travel for 48 hours
    • Fast-track entry to Edinburgh Castle, Palace of Holyroodhouse, and the Royal Yacht Britannia
    • Live Guide in Edinburgh Tour route only
    • Audio commentary in English, French, German, Portuguese, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Japanese and Mandarin Chinese on all routes (Also Gaelic on Majestic tour route)


    • Food and drinks
  • Please note

    If you face any issues during your tour, you may call our local partner on this number: +44 (0) 1315562244.

    Please confirm the opening hours of the attractions from the attraction website on the day of your visit.

    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.

    25th December: Edinburgh Castle, The Palace of Holyroodhouse and Royal Yacht Britannia are closed.

    26th December: Edinburgh Castle and The Palace of Holyroodhouse are closed.

    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
    • Great tour!

      An easy and fun way to visit the city and it's main attractions!...

      Josée Tremblay, Canada, 22/May/2018
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      Tracey O'Toole, Ireland, 02/May/2018
    • I would recommend it...

      Petra Rozarova, United Kingdom, 11/Apr/2018
    • I initially thought this was a lot of money. However, after going, it really was not! It was well worth it. Picking up our passes that we bought in advance was really easy and the guy gave us great suggestions at the ticket counter. The bus was clearly marked and the headsets were nice to listen to on the drive. We learned a lot of little tidbits about the city that we would not have learned otherwise. The busses came regularly and we didn't have any issues finding the locations to get back on. The admission tickets it came with were easy to use and helped us avoid lines which was really nice. This was my first hop on hop off experience and I am now hooked and will use them again for sure!

      Christine Pereira, United States, 24/Sep/2019
    • Beautiful yacht, great stories.

      Randy Rosenberg, United States, 11/Sep/2019
    • Good value for money and very goos attractions plus a simple way to get around Edinburgh

      Charles Moyle, Australia, 31/Aug/2019