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Edinburgh Bus Tours

Waverley Bridge | City Centre Ward, Edinburgh EH1 1BQ , Scotland (Castle / Royal Mile / High St)
0131 220 0770
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Ranked #52 of 183 Activities in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Tours
Owner description: Edinburgh Bus Tours offers a range of open-top city tours departing from Waverley Bridge, just outside the main train station, Waverley Station.With... more » Owner description: Edinburgh Bus Tours offers a range of open-top city tours departing from Waverley Bridge, just outside the main train station, Waverley Station.With frequent departures,a range of tours and good value ticket options Edinburgh Bus Tours offer 24 and 48 hour tickets allowing you to hop on and off to really explore all Edinburgh has to offer. Many of the attractions and services offer discount to tour ticket holders.Enjoy the best view of Edinburgh from an open-top tour bus. « less
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Fremont, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

This was a great tour and a good way for first timers to see a lit bit of everything important. The lady, Sandy (I think) was very knowledgeable and we covered so much that we'd have never seen. I highly recommend one of these tours. We did the "All pass" so we could cover 3 or 4 different routes. They... More

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Munich
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59 reviews 59 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

We only had a short time to spare so opted for a city tour of Edinburgh's old town, new town and castle. The tour lasted one hour and we are richer in knowledge as a result of the informative guide and his driver Mohammad. Well worth the money paid nevertheless I can understand a previous commenter's concerns re price. It... More

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Haverfordwest, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

We went on a green bus tour. This visited the new part of the city and then the old part. The gentleman doing the commentary was informative and funny. Really good way to see the city and plan what you want to visit during your stay. Loved the way you can jump off and on the buses at different locations... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

This was new since I was last in Edinburgh. Last time I walked all over the city to see everything. Now on my return with my mom the bus tour was great! Easy to find stops and information, could use for 24 hours, learn a little and something different with each bus, and my mom was able to see the... More

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Bodø, Nordland, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

I took the green bus tour around Edinburgh. I really loved the tour guide Rod. He told the history so well you could see it in your mind. He was easy to understand and you could tell he was speaking from memory not a rehurshed script. I only did the one tour but loved every moment of it. I would... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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46 reviews 46 reviews
27 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

A great way to take in all the must see sites and get around town, with a variety of options for all tastes.

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Wells-next-the-Sea, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

We took the green bus which had a real person doing the commentary (tom), he was very good. The red bus has a recorded commentary, much better with a live person! The trip took 55 mins and cost £14 each, the ticket lasts 24 hours though so we also used it the next day. It gave us a good overview... More

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melbourne
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254 reviews 254 reviews
40 attraction reviews
131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

We bought the 2 day bus and a package that includes. Hollywood house, royal yacht britania and edinburg castle. Really good value as there are 4 bus routes and buses were plentiful. Very good recorded commentary but a few live commentarys later in the day. Great if you have a couple of days for your first trip to edinburg.

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Southport, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

This was a complete waste of £14 per person. The so called 'commentary' is via headphones. There is also a small screen with a text ( supposedly) mentioning points of interest. The text told you nothing worth knowing. The 'tour' set off from the Royal Mile. The woman driver said the tour would last approx 2 hrs. I don't think... More

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ElaineEBT, Sales Manager at Edinburgh Bus Tours, responded to this review

Alphabaz I am very concerned by your review. We have no city tours that last two hours and do not stop the tour for driver breaks. Can you please contact me direct with further information so I can get to the bottom of this. Many thanks Elaine Egreen@lothianbuses.co.uk More

Denbigh, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Excellent value for the 24 hour ticket. The bus takes you all around the city and with the guide telling you so much information. You see places that you would not perhaps go to.

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