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“48 hour grand tour”

Edinburgh Hop on Hop Off Tours
Ranked #57 of 232 Tours in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Hop on and off Edinburgh Bus Tours to really make the most of your visit to Edinburgh. 24 hour tickets allow you to jump off the bus to explore the attractions or places of interest pointed out to you then hop back on a later tour. A selection of tours and tickets available. Choose from live guided in English only or mulit-lingual, listened to through headphones, with a variety of routes covering Edinburgh's top sights, there's something for everyone.
Reviewed December 5, 2013

Well organized. Great way to see the major attractions and areas of the city before settling on the areas that most interest you. The audio commentary on the attractions was interesting (no live commentary) but the interaction between the commentators was annoying. Perfect way to see an overview of the city and get to Britannia. Maps made it easy to find the stops and the drivers were helpful in telling when the next bus was due.

Thank Elizabeth J
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ElaineEBT, Sales Manager at Edinburgh Hop on Hop Off Tours, responded to this reviewResponded December 15, 2013

Elizabeth J

Thank you for buying our GRAND48 Ticket and for reviewing it here. It's good to hear that you felt our tours offered a great way to get a feel for the city before hopping off to explore further.

I'm glad you found the commentary interesting; we'll explore your comments about the interaction between the two guides.

We are particularly pleased that you found our team friendly and helpful, they'll be delighted to hear that too.


With best wishes

Elaine

Elaine Green
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Reviewed November 9, 2013

As we so often do, particularly on first visits to a given city, we availed ourselves of this reasonably priced means of getting our footing. These buses take you round the major attractions of a city, giving a high level overview. This enables one to know where things are in relation to each other, as well as to form some preliminary prioritizing ordering, based on having seen the attractions from the outside. They are then a great means of transiting from one attraction to the next and so on. Excellent.

1  Thank gtennant
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ElaineEBT, Sales Manager at Edinburgh Hop on Hop Off Tours, responded to this reviewResponded November 20, 2013

gtennant

Thank you for your excellent review of our city tours as an essential part of visiting a new city.

It sounds like you made the most of your ticket and used the tours to identify places you wanted to explore further.

We really appreciate you recommending our tours so highly here.

Many thanks

Elaine

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Reviewed November 5, 2013

Great purchase as our hotel was a little way out, near the Britannia. Bought the 48 hour ticket allowing us to travel into the city and join the city and other tours hopping on and off at various points. Excellent commentaries either Audio tapes or some by a guide again giving loads of info in a relaxed way. Well organised with all tours setting off from the same point so you could get back and join another route. We have been on these abroad and the one in Copenhagen had lots of waits at stops but this one was very well organised with plenty of options and very little waiting.

3  Thank Bob889
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ElaineEBT, Sales Manager at Edinburgh Hop on Hop Off Tours, responded to this reviewResponded November 20, 2013

Bob889

Thank you so much for your high praise of our smooth operation. Our whole team are delighted. I like how you used the tour buses to get to and from your hotel as well as to find out more about our city, before hopping off to explore further.

Many thanks for taking the time to share your thoughts here, it really is appreciated.

With best wishes

Elaine

Elaine Green
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Reviewed November 4, 2013

We did a tour like this in London a few years ago and decided it's a good way to get an overview of a city and have a tour guide tell us about the city.
We chose a tour with a live guide, which was great, because it was interactive.
The guide told us the history of the city and some other interesting facts, such as where JK Rowling wrote Harry Potter and the building she used as the inspiration for Hogwarts.
Although, it's called hop on hop off, we didn't, because we wanted to see the whole city at once.
It gave us ideas of what else to do.
We also bought our Edinburgh Castle tickets at the bus stop, too, which was convenient.
I have one pet peeve, not the bus company's fault, is people who get on this bus and carry on a fairly loud conversation. If you don't want a tour, don't get on this bus!!!

1  Thank Nancy M
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ElaineEBT, Sales Manager at Edinburgh Hop on Hop Off Tours, responded to this reviewResponded November 20, 2013

Nancy M

Thank you for your excellent review of our city tours. We agree, it is the best way to see the city and helps you decide what you want to explore further. Thank you for mentioning our Edinburgh Castle tickets which are full price but offer fast track entry.

I am sorry other visitors were talking loudly on board, we do try to remind people, politely, that the majority of people on board want to hear about the city.

Thanks again for recommending our tours so highly here, it really is appreciated.

With kind regards

Elaine

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Reviewed October 27, 2013

Ok, I know many people avoid the "tourist trap" of hop on/hop off busses. But get past it. The absolute best way to the area! Even better if you don't like walking up and down hills in Edinburg. Get off at all the greatest stops, take your time, enjoy the sites, then jump back on. You miss nothing, gain time, and get some great historical information as well.

3  Thank TTJanes
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ElaineEBT, Sales Manager at Edinburgh Hop on Hop Off Tours, responded to this reviewResponded November 20, 2013

TTJanes

I love the title of your review and agree that despite Edinburgh being fairly compact, it is rather hilly so we do offer the easiest way to see it all, and what a great view!

You're right too, that it's not just for tourists, we have many locals hopping on too, rediscovering their city.

Thank you for sharing your thoughts here. It really is appreciated.

Kind regards

Elaine

Elaine Green
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