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Hop On Hop Off City Bus Tour in Edinburgh

Hop-on Hop-off City Bus Tour

Hop-on Hop-off City Bus Tour

Discover all that beautiful Edinburgh has to offer on this hop-on, hop-off tour aboard an open-top double decker bus.

Not only is Edinburgh the capital of Scotland, due to its rugged setting and vast collection of Medieval and Georgian architecture, it is often considered one of the most dramatic and breathtaking cities in Europe with its famous castle dominating the city skyline, world-class museums, galleries, churches, zoo, and much more.

This tour encompasses eleven stops throughout the city. Enjoy the spectacular views and touring freedom from aboard these buses with the added benefit of a 24-HOUR UNLIMITED USE ticket!

This pre-recorded tour (available in 9 different languages and a special "Horrible Histories" Kids Commentary) will cover the major sights of Edinburgh in an approximate 60 minute circle or choose to utilize your hop on and off flexibility at any of the stops to create your own customized tour.

Hop On Hop Off City Bus Tour in Edinburgh
Length: 60 minute loop - 24 hours validity
Prices - including tax
All amounts in US Dollar $

Adult Telephone Rate
(Ages 16-59):
Adult Rate
(Ages 16-59):
Your Internet Order Savings: $5.00
Family Rate
(Total for 2 Adults and Up to 3 Children Ages 5-15):
Senior Rate
(Ages 60+):
Student Rate
(With Valid Student ID):
Child Rate
(Ages 5-15):
Child - Free
(Ages 4 and Under):

Daily starting at 9:30 am with frequent departures
(See Special Schedule Details)

Please Note: Time shown on availability calendar is for booking purposes only. You are free to hop on/hop off at any scheduled stop during operating hours.


Departure times are approximate. Delays and/or route changes may occur due to traffic, weather, street closures, etc. Tour does not include hotel pick up. Rates are in US Dollars. Please order online or call to order or for more information.

There is a $6.95 USD processing fee per order. This is a flat fee regardless of the number of tickets or tours purchased on an order.
There is a service charge per ticket. This charge will be reflected on your summary before you checkout. The total shown includes any and all taxes, fuel surcharges, and service fees. There are no additional charges, unless otherwise specified.

Cancellation Policy:

There are no refunds. All sales are final.

Change Fee Policy: If changes are allowed on a tour or activity, a $20.00 per reservation change fee will be applied for any change to a reservation. Please note that some tours and activities do not allow any changes. Date changes can be made only if we can confirm availability on the new date. While we cannot guarantee any changes can be made, all change requests must be submitted a minimum of 24 hours prior to the tour departure and must be handled on an individual basis through our Reservations Center.

Special Schedule Details:

Tours do not operate on Christmas Day. First tour on December 24 is 11:00 am. First tour on December 26 is 10:10 am. First tour on January 1 is at 11:10 am.

Last Tour Times & Frequency of Service

  • Monday-Friday: Every 20 Minutes - Last Tour 5:50 pm
  • Saturday-Sunday: Every 15 Minutes - Last Tour 6:00 pm
  • July through August: Every 7 to 20 Minutes - Last Tour 8:00 pm
  • November through March: Every 20-30 Minutes - Last Tour 4:00 pm


The Open-Top Bus Tour features entertaining and informative narration in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Japanese, Mandarin Chinese, Russian plus "Horrible Histories" kids' commentary.


All buses are wheelchair-accessible.

Hop-On/Hop-Off Stops: (subject to change)

  • Stop 1 - Waverly Bridge
  • Stop 2 - Lothian Road
  • Stop 3 - Grassmarket
  • Stop 4 - Lauriston Place
  • Stop 5 - Johnston Terrace
  • Stop 6 - Lawnmarket
  • Stop 7 - Chambers Street
  • Stop 8 - John Knox House
  • Stop 9 - Dynamic Earth
  • Stop 10 - Holyrood
  • Stop 11 - Canongate

Family Rate

The Family Rate is for two adults and up to three children ages 5 to 15. For families of two adults and either two or three children ages 5 to 15, this option results in a nice savings.

Top Ten Reasons to Ride the Open-Top Bus Tour:

  1. Air Conditioned Buses
  2. Great Views
  3. Comfortable Seating
  4. Numerous Stops
  5. Frequent Departures
  6. Entertaining and Informative Narration in Different Languages
  7. Ticket Valid for Unlimited Rides for 24 Hours
  8. Discounts at Various Points of Interest
  9. Children Under 5 Ride FREE with Paying Adult
  10. "Horrible Histories" Kids Commentary

Departure times are approximate. Delays and/or route changes may occur due to traffic, weather, street closures, etc. Tour does not include hotel pick up. Rates are in US Dollars. Please order online or call to order or for more information.


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