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Edinburgh Bus Tours

Address: Waverley Bridge | City Centre Ward, Edinburgh EH1 1BQ , Scotland (Castle / Royal Mile / High St)
Phone Number: 0131 220 0770
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Ranked #60 of 276 Activities in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Bus tours, Sightseeing Tours
Owner description: Edinburgh Bus Tours offers a range of open-top city tours departing...
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Type: Bus tours, Sightseeing Tours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 6:30 pm
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.
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Stalybridge, England, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

I did the majestic tour (twice in 24 hours). The audio guide is funny and interesting. The views on offer are great too.

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London, United Kingdom
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW via mobile

I purchased the Royal Edinburgh Ticket, which included 48 hours for all three buses and included entry to the castle, the Royal Yacht and the Palace of Holyrood house. The three attractions were great. But the best of all were the bus tours. In particular the green bus 'Edinburgh Bus tours', due to there actually being a guide on board... More 

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

Seanie2014 Thank you for recommending our tours as the best way to see the city, we agree! I'm glad you enjoyed using your Royal Edinburgh Ticket to explore Edinburgh's rich royal heritage and it's good to hear how much you enjoyed our live guided tours. Thank you for hopping on and for sharing your feedback here, it really is appreciated... More 

Singapore, Singapore
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

The tours covered a great deal of Edinburgh even though each ride took only an hour. The commentaries gave a good insight to the culture and history of Edinburgh. Even though it was winter, it didn't feel really cold to sit on the upper deck (covered area of course). Strongly recommend taking this tour to anyone who is in Edinburgh... More 

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

Lavina T Thank you for recommending our tour as the best way to explore Edinburgh. It sounds like you really enjoyed your visit so we appreciate you taking the time to share your comments here and hope it encourages more visitors to hop on. With kind regards Elaine More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

If you're wanting to discover Edinburgh, this is most definitely the way to do it! All of the main attractions are on the bus route, ready and waiting for you to hop off, and hope on a bit later. With our tickets,we bought also entry to the Castle, Royal Yacht Britannia and Palace of Holyrood House. An absolute bargain, and... More 

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

Charlja72 WOW, thank you for your fantastic review. It sounds like you had an unforgettable birthday weekend thanks to our top team, they will be so pleased at hearing how much they added to the enjoyment of your special day. Thank you for recommending us so highly as the best way to discover Edinburgh. It's good to hear how highly... More 

Buckinghamshire
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24 reviews 24 reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We were the only passengers on our Green Tour last Wednesday so we had a personal guide in the shape of Christine. She was charming, funny and very knowledgeable- we enjoyed it enormously and found out many things we didn't know before- such as the origin of the saying 'where there's a will there's a way' - you will have... More 

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

Bucksgirl32 Lucky you getting Christine all to yourselves, it's good to hear how much you enjoyed exploring Edinburgh with her. Thanks for the teaser question too, I hope it encourages others to hop on too. Many thanks Elaine More 

London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

We purchased tickets for all three tours. We found the green bus to be the best one as it has a live tour guide. We had Colin, he was very knowledgeable and funny with it. Highly recommended. Great for seeing all the sights in the area. hop on and hop off.

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

gogigboy It sounds like you really enjoyed our live guided tour, The Edinburgh Tour. Thank you for hopping on and for taking the time to share your comments here. Colin will be delighted at his special mention. Many thanks Elaine More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

For our group of 4 we bought the 48 hr tickets in advance but I lost them during the trip. I contacted the company by email and got the response on the same day with a link to re-print the tickets. Thank you Elaine Green for your fast and helpful assistance! The city is beautiful, and the bus tour was... More 

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

Olga C I'm blushing, what a surprise to see my own name here! I'm just glad I could help and delighted to hear how much you and your friends enjoyed your visit and tours. Many thanks Elaine More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

The guide(think it was Duncan) was really entertaining an had good knowledge... Would recommend the trip to friends

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

robby1506 Thank you for recommending our tours so highly here. It's good to hear how much you enjoyed our Guide's commentary, we look forward to welcoming your friends on board soon! With best wishes Elaine More 

Middx
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

My daughters and I visited 28th dec for 2 nights. Had the 48hr ticket with attractions. Loved it! Your staff were wonderful, so helpful and polite. Only downfall we weren't there long enough.

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

Franny2202 Thank you so much for enthusing about our top tour team. I'm glad they helped make your visit to Edinburgh memorable. Come back and see us again soon, for longer! With best wishes Elaine More 

Jacksonville, Florida
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Definitely get on the green buses with the live guide. It is a much more enjoyable experience. If possible get on the top of the bus as you will see the sites significantly clearer.

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

Rich L Thank you so much for recommending our Edinburgh Tour so highly here. It's good to hear how much you enjoyed the guide's commentary. I agree, you can't beat the views from upstairs, there are so many more sights to be seen from there. We appreciate you taking the time to share your review here. Many thanks Elaine More 

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