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Edinburgh Bus Tours

#28 of 188 Tours in Edinburgh
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Address: Waverley Bridge | City Centre Ward, Edinburgh EH1 1BQ, Scotland
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+44 131 220 0770
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9:30 am - 6:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 6:30 pm
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Hop on - hop off and discover the best of Scotland’s Capital with Edinburgh...

Hop on - hop off and discover the best of Scotland’s Capital with Edinburgh Bus Tours. Enjoy unbeatable views and an incredible experience on board our five star tours. Explore sights including Edinburgh Castle, Palace of Holyroodhouse and The Royal Yacht Britannia. Choose from multi-lingual commentary available in up to 10 different languages or let a specially trained English speaking guide tell you about their city. Hop on - hop off tickets valid for 24 hours give you total flexibility to explore. Make a day of it and save money with our Grand and Royal tickets.

Grand tickets give you access to all city tours for 24 or 48 hours. The Royal Edinburgh Ticket includes a Grand 48 ticket, plus admission to Edinburgh Castle, Palace of Holyroodhouse and Royal Yacht Britannia saving you over 20%.

We operate every day of the year, except 25 December

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Tremendous way too see Edinburgh sights!

Open air bus allows for unobstructed views of Edinburgh sights and neighbourhoods. Stops at most major attractions, museums, monuments, etc. Best deal is 48 hour pass for £22... read more

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San Francisco, California
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Open air bus allows for unobstructed views of Edinburgh sights and neighbourhoods. Stops at most major attractions, museums, monuments, etc. Best deal is 48 hour pass for £22 which permits two full days of travel on all three city bus tours.

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Washington state
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

For first time visitors this is a great way to learn about some of the city's highlights. Worth the money for sure.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Myself and my girlfriend went on Christine's green open top tour today (18.1.17). She was very interesting, witty, and cheeky, the perfect tour guide. The only thing that could have been improved would be the weather as it felt sub-zero, especially as my lady had my scarf on. Highly recommend, but bring a blanket.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great tour if you speak english as it features a live tour guide who brings it all to life with his enthusiasum. A fantastic way to establish the layout of the city and the places you wish to explore at your leisure. It offers a hop on and off service and the standard ticket lasts 24 hrs but you... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were struggling to organise our day and feared parts of the city would be missed. Great idea for any new visitors to the city!!! Got to see all parts of the old and new town and learnt about aspects that would have been easily missed if just pottering about independently!! My advice- start your trip with one of these.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

They have 3 type of lines that get you everywhere you must see!! The green line has a live tour guide, Collin was an excellent and fun tour guide! The other two lines have a recorded guide, you will learn so much interesting things and see the whole city! Definetely take the buses, it is the best way to see... More 

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

mcorcar Thank you so much for your excellent review of your time with us. Colin will be so pleased at his special mention and we are delighted at how much you found out about the city with us. Grateful thanks Elaine More 

Chester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Bought a 48 hour ticket for this bus route. This entitled you to go on three separate bus tours two recorded and one commentary tour guide. This gent tour guide was brilliant by the way . All the tour great way to get a feel for the city and get your bearings. Then get off and on at places you... More 

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

Rita J Thank you for recommending us as 'great value for money' it sounds like you found us a good way to get your bearings in Edinburgh before hopping on and off to explore further. Many thanks Elaine More 

Merseyside, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Brill place to visit great way too see the city. Don't miss out on the tours info on all attractions etc go in the tattoo season. Watch listen enjoy the exasperation, relax while your driven round the city.

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

Keithbenn Edinburgh is an amazing city all year round, thank you for recommending us as a great way to see the city and to use us to reach the attractions. Many love the hustle bustle of August but we are here all year round for those wanting to explore at a slower pace! I think I may pinch ' relax... More 

Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good service provided though a little confusing and to which buses go where and what time they ran too. Once you had worked out what you wanted to do service was good.

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

Maire G Thanks for your review. We offer tour brochures on board each bus, they have the route and tour times listed, I am sorry if you did not see these and had a moment of confusion! Our staff are also always on hand to assist with any questions. It wounds like, once you were organised, you enjoyed exploring Edinburgh... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We decided to go on a bus tour as a way of seeing sights of the city. As it was Boxing Day several of attractions were closed but still an efficient if not cheap way of travelling around. We did red and blue trip which cost £20 which was good value rather than just one for £15.00. Been on several... More 

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

Phil S It's good to hear you made the most of us running on Boxing Day and enjoyed exploring Edinburgh with you4r Grand24 Ticket. Thank you so much for hopping on and for taking the time to share your review here. With best wishes Elaine More 

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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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