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City Sightseeing Edinburgh Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour provided by City Sightseeing Edinburgh

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City Sightseeing Edinburgh Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Updated 06/26/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 06/26/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
An Edinburgh city sightseeing bus tour means you can enjoy all the benefits of a guided tour—including hassle-free transport and onboard audio commentary—but still explore the sights at your own pace. Your ticket is valid for 24 hours, so you can hop on and off at attractions such as Edinburgh Castle, the Royal Mile, Holyrood Palace, and Arthur’s Seat, or stay on board and take in the views aboard an open-top double-decker bus.
Highlights
  • Convenient hop-on hop-off transport on an open-top double-decker bus
  • Multiple city stops include Edinburgh Castle, Holyrood Palace, and Grassmarket
  • Onboard audio commentary ensures you don’t miss anything
  • Buses depart regularly: save time for more sightseeing
What to Expect
Make your way to any of the City Sightseeing bus stops to validate your 24-hour ticket, then hop aboard one of the open-top double-decker city sightseeing buses. Stay on board for the entire circuit or jump off at any of the stops along the way to tour the sights, visit the city’s museums, or stroll around the UNESCO-listed Old Town on foot. While on board, don’t forget to plug in your headphones and listen to the onboard audio commentary, which points out all the main attractions along the way and offers background history and fun facts to help you get the most out of your visit.
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Inclusions
  • 24 hour unlimited hop on hop off bus pass
  • On-board multilingual audio commentary in 10 languages + free headphones
  • Discounts at local attractions
  • Vouchers valid for 12 months
  • Kids Go Free until 31st August 2020*
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Season: All Year Round (Times may vary - check on arrival)
  • April - May: 9:00am - 6:00pm, every 12 minutes
  • June - August: 9:00am - 7:00pm, every 12 minutes
  • September - October: 9:00am - 6:00pm, every 12 minutes
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • November - March: 9:00am - 4:00pm, every 20 minutes
  • Tour Duration: 60 minutes
  • Vouchers are valid for 12 months
  • *Kids Go Free! 2 children travel for free per paying adult when you take the tour before 31st August 2020.
  • Most travelers can participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Louise Martin wrote a review Aug 8
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Just off the green bus. We're told we didn't need to wear masks upstairs as it was in the fresh air. Half is actually covered and we sat waiting in the still air until every seat was taken (no social distancing whatsoever). I believe that the guidance is that when you cannot
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Response from ElaineEBT, Sales Manager at City Sightseeing Edinburgh Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour
Responded 3 days ago
Thanks for hopping on, Louise and for taking the time to get in touch with your concerns. We have followed all guidance for our tours. Face coverings are currently required in all covered areas, upstairs and downstairs, I am sorry if this was not made clear. As tours get busier we are looking again at the guidance to ensure we are always providing a safe and enjoyable experience for our valued customers and team. Many thanks Elaine
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Chrissie G wrote a review Jul 2020
Alnwick, United Kingdom187 contributions125 helpful votes
We came up for the day just after lockdown and really enjoyed the bus tour, very informative and 3njoyed jumping on and off
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Response from ElaineEBT, Sales Manager at City Sightseeing Edinburgh Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour
Responded 1 week ago
Thank You We really appreciate you being one of the first to join us after lockdown and are delighted to hear how much you enjoyed hopping on and off our city tour. Sending best wishes from us all Elaine
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David E wrote a review Jul 2020
Cheltenham, United Kingdom4 contributions3 helpful votes
A great way to see a lot of the city in a short period of time. You also get to see parts that you might otherwise miss, and the guides are great. The live commentary is much better than the recorded version. Such a shame that these buses are still running on dirty diesel and
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Response from ElaineEBT, Sales Manager at City Sightseeing Edinburgh Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour
Responded 2 weeks ago
David E Thanks for your lovely review of our live guided Edinburgh Tour and for recommending us for showing you areas of the city you might not see on your own. It sounds like you really enjoyed your time with us. Yes our tour buses are diesel vehicles but with our Euro 6 Engines ensure they are the cleanest diesel tour vehicles. Our fleet was updated just over 3 years ago after a huge investment. There is not currently an electric vehicle suitable for our tours but we appreciate your feedback. Many thanks With best wishes Elaine
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Gvdw wrote a review Jul 2020
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Highly recommended! Really good tour showing us the highlights of the city centre. The kids really enjoyed the Horrible Histories commentary.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Response from ElaineEBT, Sales Manager at City Sightseeing Edinburgh Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour
Responded 4 weeks ago
Thanks so much for hopping on and for taking the time to share your experience here. It's good to hear how much you enjoyed the tour, especially our Horrible Histories commentary. Tell all your friends. Many thanks Elaine
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scotgrl3 wrote a review May 2020
Chatham, Canada667 contributions100 helpful votes
We purchased a day pass and enjoyed our ride around the city. The great thing about hop-on-hop off tours is that you can see many of the sights and then make decisions about where you would like to hop off and spend some time. It was a cold and dreary day when we toured so we
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from ElaineEBT, Sales Manager at City Sightseeing Edinburgh Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour
Responded Jun 23, 2020
Thanks so much for recommending our City Sightseeing Tour so highly here, it's good to hear how much you enjoyed exploring Edinburgh with us. With best wishes Elaine
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Dubya666
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Brilliant
Kept two young children mesmerised for over an hour - witty and informative commentary, careful driving, great view
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Brandon F
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Nice way to travel
Just the fact that it takes you to Edinburgh castle is good enough, can be expensive to park near the castle. It'll
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39jonm
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Competitor £10 cheaper.
Purchasing the ticket from Groupon was no cheaper than buying from the staff at Waverley Bridge. Even more annoyin
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Lillybet1972
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Well worth it
Lovely staff, great tour. We were able to go around a few times to get our bearings and then hop on and off. The ti
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WelshRover75
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One day in Edinburgh
Had a great time. What a vibrant place to visit. Loved the castle and Holyrood palace. A great atmosphere as the ci
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ronaldb416
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good for an orientation
City bus tours like this are always ok to get around. It give s a good view on the city. Some stops take to long an
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725vickib
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Hop On-Hop Off Bus Tour-Should be your first experience when visiting Edinburgh
We have visited Edinburgh 6 times in the last 3 years and each time we do the Hop On-Hop Off tour of the city. You
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mikeGBUK
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Too much time in traffic jams
We thought this would be a good option to see the city with limited time. the tour takes about 1 1/4 hours and whil
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Wilfyprem
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Great way to see the city!
The drivers and staff were extremely helpful and friendly. It was a great way to see the city and go to the main to
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RussW146
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Good overview of the city
We always recommend this type of tour when coming to a new city. This version gives a good layout of Edinburgh. It
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rpOreNZ
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Great way to explore!
With only one day in Edinburgh, this is the best way to start exploring the city and learning much about it from th
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DaoHaddington
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Disappointed
We took our grandaughter on an open top bus. We were promised a commentary for her which was devised for children b
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669maxinen
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Bus tours
Don’t rush to buy a ticket! We arrived just as one of buses was getting ready to leave and quickly purchased a tick
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An0nym0usC0ntribut0r
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A New Tourist Essential
The City Sightseeing Edinburgh bus is a new tourist essential. A informative and concise tour of the city which off
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ashmazeballs
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Bit of a disappointment
Our first mistake was prebooking this tour. It rained the whole day we were there and if you weren’t in the open to
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Key Details
  • St Giles' Cathedral, Parliament House, and 24 more
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Languages Offered: English, Chinese, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish
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