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Edinburgh Bus Tours

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Address: Waverley Bridge | City Centre Ward, Edinburgh EH1 1BQ , Scotland
Phone Number: 0131 220 0770
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9:30 am - 6:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 6:30 pm

Edinburgh Bus Tours offers a range of open-top city tours departing from...

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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Excellent tour and the tour guide

I really enjoyed the tour and we had a nice and funny tour guide - I think Catherine (Wednesday 3rd February, green bus, departing just about 3.10pm). She did a good job, I was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I really enjoyed the tour and we had a nice and funny tour guide - I think Catherine (Wednesday 3rd February, green bus, departing just about 3.10pm). She did a good job, I was amazed she knew everything of the top of her head and never stopped.. even had a few jokes =o)

Thank Jana B
Reading, England
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146 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

— 1 circuit on the green bus for 2 — First thing to get straight is that there seem to be at least 3 different operators: Edinburgh Tour (green buses), City Sightseeing (red) & Majestic (blue & orange). Some have a multilingual, pre-recorded commentary and others live commentary in English only. This review relates only to the Edinburgh Tour (green)... More 

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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

To finish our girly weekend away we went on the Old Town tour. Staff were very polite and helpfull and the route and information were well thought out. Highly recommended

Thank jabba123
Cavan, Ireland
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82 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This tour gives a great overview of Edinburgh city and is well worth doing early on in your visit as you can then decide which attractions you want to go back to. The man selling the tickets was great, really chatty and friendly.

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyed this immensely a good think to do at the start of your trip so that you can see where you may like to spend more time Great that tickets are valid for 24 hours We sat on the whole tour and didn't get off - was just the right length of time and just the right amount of information... More 

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went on the green tour bus around the city and it was excellent! It was a really bad day, wind and raining not unusual for Scotland but Agnes the tour guid was brilliant and really did her best which was a very difficult day due to high winds and roads closed. Very knowledgable and the driver too was patient... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

live local in Glasgow and was looking for a good day out with a friend. wasnt disappointed as it was a lovely day and sitting on the open top bus soaking in the culture of a neighbouring city is just fab. brilliant as its audio tour guide talking and is available in lots of different languages. recommend it in the... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went on the green Edinburgh tour bus. Fantastic way to see the city as we were only here for 2 days. Great to be able to jump on and off as you like. We saw 2 different guides, each very knowledgeable and enthusiastic. I would highly recommend it.

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Burnham-On-Sea, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The commentary was out of sync with the area we were travelling through. The route was not as comprehensive as it appears on the map

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

Margaret D Sorry to hear you were disappointed with your recorded commentary tour, please contact me with details of the particular issues so we can investigate further. With kind regards Elaine egreen@lothianbuses.co.uk More 

Ponteland, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My friend had never visited Edinburgh so the green bus tour was ideal for us giving us a good idea of where places of interest were. We paid only £11.50 each(seniors).

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Princes Street and Gardens
Glaswegians tease Edinburghers that their High Street is only half one, since buildings only line one side. But what they don’t say is how extraordinary the views are from Princes Street as a result. From here you look onto expansive and decorative public gardens beneath the mighty basalt cliffs on which Edinburgh’s Castle stands proud above the rest of the dramatic old town skyline. Yet many of those on Princes Street look the other way, as they’re concerned with chain store shopping or catching the tram or a train at main train station Waverley. But it’s not all utility here; the Scottish National Gallery rewards purposeless wandering, and December’s huge winter market in the gardens begins a season of revelry which ends with Hogmanay, Britain’s largest New Year’s street party.
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