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City Sightseeing hop-on hop-off bus tour of Edinburgh

Free cancellation
Duration: up to 24 hours
Language: English, Italian, French, Spanish, German, Portuguese, Russian, Japanese
Mobile voucher accepted
Safety measures applied

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See the city at your own pace and enjoy the local sights with the 24-hour hop-on hop-off bus pass

Your ticket has a 12-month flexibility period, to protect you in case of any sudden change of plans

Learn more about the city with the audio guide available in 9 languages and the "Horrible Histories" Kids Commentary

What to expect

What better way to start your bus tour journey than at St Andrew Square and make your way to some of Edinburgh's finest, culture-rich destinations. Experience the great historic marketplace, Grassmarket, located right in the middle of Edinburgh's Old Town. Hop off at stop #7 to learn all about the history of Edinburgh in the National Museum of Scotland on famous Chambers Street.

Along the road, you can find John Knox House, a magnificent medieval building dating back all the way to the 15th century. These and more local gems can be seen on this City Sightseeing tour and with the audio guide available onboard, you will also get to learn more about their impressive history.

Tour stops:

  • St Andrew Square - Northside
  • Lothian Road - Waldorf Astoria
  • Grassmarket
  • Lauriston Place
  • Johnstone Terrace - Edinburgh Castle, The Scottish Whiskey Experience
  • Lawnmarket - Gladstone's End, The Real Mary King's Close
  • Chambers Street - National Museum of Scotland
  • St Mary's Street West
  • Canongate - John Knox House
  • Royal Mile - Scottish Parliament, Palace of Holyrood House
  • Dynamic Earth
  • Regent Road - Burns Monument
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COVID-19 information

The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.

Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds

The experience complies with government regulations

Social distancing is enforced

Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected

Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors

All gear/equipment is sanitized between use

What's included

24-hour hop-on hop-off bus tour

Audio commentary in English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Chinese, Portuguese, Russian plus 'Horrible Histories' Kid's Commentary



Meeting point:

Look for any City Sightseeing stop along the route. Mobile and printed vouchers are accepted at all stops


  • The tour departs from St. Andrew's Square (Northside) from 09:00 am to 04:00 pm every 30 minutes
  • Operating times may vary over the Christmas period


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Cancellation policy

Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the activity begins.

Important to know

  • Please note that changes to operating times, frequencies and inclusions can happen at any time and without notice
  • Kids go free! Up to three kids can travel free per adult ticket. Please still add child tickets to the cart when making your purchase. Travel must be before 31 December 2021
  • Your voucher is valid one year from date of purchase
  • Hand sanitizer available and use is encouraged if not compulsory. High traffic areas and regularly used equipment/handrails etc will be regularly sanitized. Social distancing measures will be in place
  • The use of face masks is mandatory when riding on the lower deck. Depending on the city, a face mask may be required when on the top deck