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Edinburgh Bus Tours

#28 of 192 Tours in Edinburgh
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Address: Waverley Bridge | City Centre Ward, Edinburgh EH1 1BQ, Scotland
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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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$64.72*
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We always use these tours as a great way of seeing the sights and get our bearings. Always on time, buses are clean. Informative tours used regularly by us in all cities.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We always use these tours as a great way of seeing the sights and get our bearings. Always on time, buses are clean. Informative tours used regularly by us in all cities.

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Thank Paul535Crook
ElaineEBT, Sales Manager at Edinburgh Bus Tours, responded to this review

Thank you Paul535Crook, we agree, a city tour is the best way to see a new city. Thank you for taking the time to comment on the cleanliness of the bus too, it is very much appreciated. Keep on touring! Elaine More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a good opportunity to see Edinburgh if you have a rainy day. The tour starts by Waverly bridge and lasts about 1 hour. We have a red line bus where the ticket is valid for 24 hours. A special deal is available for the families with children. During the tour you can get a general impression about the... More 

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

Jane U It sounds like you had a whistle-stop tour and sheltered from the rain on board. thank you for mentioning our special child and family rates too. I hope this will encourage more families to explore Edinburgh with us. Many thanks Elaine More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Would defiantly recommend when coming to Edinburgh! Got to see the sites and was made even better with the live tour!!

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

Jessica L Thank you for recommending us so highly here. We are delighted that you particularly enjoyed the live tour. Many thanks Elaine More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Was only in Edinburgh for the day, so the bus tour was a good way to see the city, you can jump of and on as much as you like and your tickets are valid for 24 hours. Its was also nice to get some interesting information about Edinburgh.

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

jayzed666 It's good to hear how interesting you found our tours and that you enjoyed hopping on and off to really explore the city. Many thanks for your 5 star review. With best wishes Elaine More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It only takes an hour, but it's hop-on hop-off, so we ended up extending our pass for 48 hours and trying all THREE SEPARATE buses. Our favorite was the yellow/green bus that has a live guide. We had 5 different guides over the 2 days, and each had different but fascinating takes on the city. With the history of those... More 

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

Dale Thomas V Your final sentence is my favourite, thank you for recommending us as truly worth the time. Our Guides will be pleased to hear that you enjoyed the live tour the best too. Many thanks Elaine More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A really good idea particularly if you are only here a short time. We found it useful to get our boys to have a rest as well. One of the buses has horrible histories audio guide which was also good. Very interesting and on the top of the bus you get to see all the sights and take some good... More 

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

PugsleyHeckers Thank you for your 5 star review of our Royal Edinburgh Ticket, I'm glad you found it to be excellent value and that you saved time with the fast track attraction entry. It's also good to hear that the boys enjoyed our Horrible Histories commentary. We appreciate you taking the time to share your review here. Many thanks Elaine More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great to get your bearings and learn a bit about the city before you set off on foot, we paid £20 and could use all 3 tour buses for 24hrs, we should have paid £22 for 48hrs great way to get around

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

Rolo5857 Thank you for describing us as a great way top get around and for recommending our Grand Tickets. It sounds like you had fun. many thanks Elaine More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We took one of the tours around the Old Town and the New Town. It was great, Joy, the commentator, was very informative and friendly. Excellent way to see our Capitol city.

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

Maggi B It sounds like you really enjoyed your time on our tours, thank you for your lovely comments, Joy will be delighted. Many thanks Elaine More 

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Not the warmest tour I've ever taken but you can sit inside the bus if you prefer. The whole experience is better however sitting upstairs in the open air. The commentary is informative and often amusing and there are recommendations on other places to visit. The staff are so helpful and friendly. Highly recommended.

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

Alisolsen thank you so much for your lovely comments about our team, they will be delighted. I'm glad you braved upstairs for the best views, it can be chilly but definitely worth it. Thank you for recommending us so highly here. With best wishes Elaine More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The best way to see Edinburgh without a doubt. Very friendly and knowledgable guides and pleasant drivers too. Sit upstairs for a lovely view of the local sights and scenery. Five stars. 👍👍

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

Kevo1978 Loving your first line, we agree that our tours are the best way to see Edinburgh. Thank you for recommending us so here with your 5 star review. it really is appreciated. 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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