City Sightseeing Edinburgh Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

Tours & Sightseeing in Scotland

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With great views from the open-top double-decker bus, strategically placed tour stops and an interesting audio commentary, this City Sightseeing tour is the best way to see the sights of Edinburgh! The tour will take you to some of the city’s most popular and loved attractions, including Edinburgh Castle, John Knox’ House, the Palace of Holyroodhouse and the National Museum of Scotland. You can hop-on and hop-off as many times as you like aboard this open-top double-decker bus. There are 14 stops and the entire route takes approximately 60-80 minutes. The bus departs every 10-20 minutes from each stop. Tickets are valid for 24 hours from first use.
Explore the capital of Scotland with a City Sightseeing hop on hop off bus tour! Edinburgh has it all, from it’s historic locations including Edinburgh Castle and John Knox’ House, to it’s up-and-coming vibrant areas such as the Grassmarket. Begin the tour at Waverley Bridge, where you’ll immediately be surrounded by popular high-street retailers and eateries. The tour will continue to locations including the Grassmarket, another great spot for tourists to explore the shops or stop for a bite to eat. If you’re looking for something to do during the evening, we highly recommend returning to the Grassmarket – it’s one of Edinburgh’s most lively areas of a night time. Whilst touring Edinburgh, discovering the famous Edinburgh Castle is a must! Hop-off at Stop 5 and marvel at the magnificent architecture that dominates Edinburgh’s skyline. Another fascinating attraction is the National Museum of Scotland, which has previously been listed as a Top 10 UK Visitor Attraction – so it’s well worth a visit! Continue exploring the history of Edinburgh at John Knox’ House at Stop 8 – this is the real former home of the legendary protestant from the 16th century.   Another notable attraction in Scotland’s Capital is the Palace of Holyroodhouse. From the open-top deck, you will have the most amazing panoramic views of Queen Elizabeth II’s official residence. Hop-off here to marvel at the palace’s stunning architecture and take a stroll through the beautiful gardens that surround it. The tour stops along the route are:1. Waverley Bridge2. Lothian Road3. Grassmarket4. Lauriston Place5. Johnston Terrace6. Lawnmarket7. Chambers Street8. John Knox House9. Canongate10. Holyrood11. Our Dynamic Earth12. Regent Road13. Hanover Street14. Market StreetPassengers can hop on and hop off at any of the 14 tour stops along the route, or stay on the tour for the full duration. Whilst your on-board the bus, you can take full advantage of our on-board audio commentary available in several languages + a special kid's commentary! 

What’s included

  • 24 hours of unlimited hop on hop off
  • On-board audio commentary 
  • Free headphones
  • Free WiFi

What’s not included

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Entrance fees
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off


  • Recorded commentary by audio headphones
  • Multiple departure times and locations available
  • Ideal choice for families
  • Great overview and orientation of the city