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City Sightseeing Edinburgh: Hop-On, Hop-Off Bus Tour | KIDS GO FREE Special Offer!

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Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    Daily

  • Duration

    Ticket is valid for 24 hours

  • Start time

    Buses run between 9am to 4pm, every 30 minutes. Full loop takes 60 minutes.

  • Meeting Point

    Just hop on at any of the stops and show your e-voucher to the bus driver and you’re good to go! The first stop is Waterloo Place.

  • Ending Point

    You can hop off at any of the stops

Key Highlights

  • Personalise your Edinburgh travels with this 24-hour hop-on, hop-off ticket
  • Hop on and off as you like to get up close with your favourite attractions
  • Kids go free with a full paying adult ticket. Offer valid for bookings with travel until March 31st 2024!
  • From Edinburgh Castle to the Farmer’s Market, the trail covers it all
  • Enjoy an immersive multilingual commentary on board
  • Keep your kids engaged with the ‘Horrible Stories’ commentary
  • Both printed and smartphone vouchers accepted!
  • Your voucher will be valid for 12 months from the date chosen at the time of booking

Overview

KIDS GO FREE OFFER: Kids go free with a full-paying adult ticket. Offer valid for bookings with travel until March 31st 2024!  Up to three kids can travel free per adult ticket. Please still add child tickets to the cart when making your purchase.

The ever-popular Edinburgh Hop-on, Hop-off tour allows you to explore this historic city at your own pace and create your perfect sightseeing itinerary, hopping on and off the buses as you wish. 

Conducted on an open-topped double-decker bus, the tour has an exceptional array of stops - all strategically located to get you up close to your favorite attractions. From the spectacular Edinburgh Castle to the 15th-century John Knox House and The Queen’s official residence - the Palace of Holyroodhouse, the comprehensive route covers it all. Not to mention there’s an engaging audio commentary available on board in different languages so that you don’t miss out on a single story of this incredible city. We got your kids covered, too, with the award-winning ‘Horrible Stories’ commentary available for them in English. 

Some of the hop-on, hop-off stops are: 

  • Waterloo Place
  • St. Andrew Square
  • Lothian Road
  • Grassmarket
  • Lauriston Place
  • Johnston Terrace
  • Lawnmarket
  • Chambers Street
  • John Knox House
  • Canongate
  • Holyrood
  • Our Dynamic Earth
  • Regent Road


About the Supplier: City Sightseeing is one of the leading tour operators offering hop-on, hop-off services across 100 locations worldwide. They have been providing quality services since 1998.

Please note that the stops and timings are subject to change.

Inclusions

  • 24-hour Hop-On, Hop-Off ticket
  • Audio guide in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Japanese, Mandarin Chinese, Russian
  • Kid's Commentary in English
  • Free headphones and WiFi onboard

Exclusions

  • Entrances to attractions, unless specified

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Please note

Voucher information: You can show your voucher on your smartphone or other devices. (But if you’d rather print a copy – that’s fine too!)

Kids go free offer: Kids go free with a full-paying adult ticket. Offer valid for bookings with travel until March 31st, 2024!

Up to three kids can travel free per adult ticket. Please still add child tickets to the cart when making your purchase.

Voucher Validity: 12 months from the date chosen at the time of booking.

Wheelchair accessibility: Yes

Timings and stops are subject to change. The updated route map will be available on the buses.

Edinburgh is a functioning city and weather, traffic, and events may occasionally cause disruption.

Stop 7 has moved back to Lawnmarket from its temporary location near the castle.

If you are traveling by cruise, you might want to keep the following details in mind:

  • You will need alternative methods of transportation to reach Stop Number 1 - Waterloo Place.

  • Don’t forget to check the exact location of Edinburgh port before you arrive.
  • If you are coming into Leith, you can take a shuttle from the terminal to Waterloo Place (Stop Number 1).
  • If you are coming into South Queensferry (Hounds Point), you can take a shuttle from the terminal to Charlotte Square, which is an approximately 10-minutes walk from Stop Number 2.
  • Finally, if you are coming to Newhaven, you can take a local bus to central Edinburgh which will take you approximately 30 minutes.

Customer Reviews

  • Jason Mobey

    Great way to see the City; kids loved it too.

    03/13/2024
  • Michael Fulcher

    No issues, easy process to purchase tickets

    03/06/2024
  • Amanda Williams

    Great service from friendly staff

    03/02/2024

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