Hop-on hop-off tour

Edinburgh: 24-Hour or 48-Hour Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour

Activity provider: Bright Bus Tours

Edinburgh: 24-Hour or 48-Hour Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour

Activity provider: Bright Bus Tours

From US$ 12.10 per person

Discover the beautiful city of Edinburgh with a 24 or 48-hour city tour by sightseeing bus. Cover more ground and see the highlights of the city with stops at several landmarks and points of interest.

About this activity

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Valid 1 - 2 days
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Audio guide included
Russian, Chinese, Japanese, English, Portuguese, French, Spanish, German
Wheelchair accessible


  • Listen to the onboard commentary and learn more about the Scottish capital
  • Get a fantastic view of the majestic Edinburgh Castle which towers over the city
  • Discover the highlights of Edinburgh with unlimited access for 1 or 2 days
  • Explore the city in a fast and efficient way, with stops at several attractions
  • Benefit from a variety of additional discounts and a bus ride to the Zoo
Full description

Explore Scotland’s capital city across one or two days on a hop-on hop-off bus tour. See famous landmarks such as Edinburgh Castle, the iconic Royal Mile, and the Palace of Holyrood House and learn about their historic significance from the onboard audio commentary.

Hop on the bus at the first stop at St Andrew's Square. From either the top deck or the interior of the bus, you can explore the city in a convenient way, catching a glimpse of some iconic buildings and sights.

With your ticket, you will also receive additional perks and discounts such as discounted entry to the Holyrood Distillery, a bus ride to Edinburgh Zoo, and many more benefits. Choose between a 24-hour or 48-hour pass with stops at a variety of locations along several routes including:

• The Royal Mile

• Edinburgh Castle

• Dynamic Earth

• Edinburgh Dungeons

• Real Mary Kings Close

• Greyfriars’s Bobby • Lothian Road

• Grassmarket

• Lauriston Place

• Johnston Terrace

• National Museum of Scotland

• John Knox House

• Museum of Edinburgh

• Scottish Parliament

• Palace of Holyrood House

• Burns Monument

  • 24 or 48-hour unlimited rides pass (depending on option chosen)
  • Audio commentaries in 9 languages
  • Bus ride to Edinburgh Zoo
  • Discounted entry to Holyrood Distillery
  • Entrance tickets to attractions
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles

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Meeting point

The tour starts from the Bright Bus Tours stop in St Andrew Square, however, you can hop on and hop off at any of the dedicated stops. Look out for the staff members at the stops and bright orange buses.

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Important information

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  • Bus frequency is every 15-20 minutes
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 126 reviews

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Well worth the money. We chose to do both the city and the Britannia routes. We did the entire circuit first and then chose the sites we wanted to visit. If you have the time, I would recommend the 48 hour ticket, we ran out of time to visit all the places we would have liked to.

June 22, 2022

In the condensed version you can see important places and learn interesting things, and when you find a place of particular interest, you can get off, get to know it more closely, and then take one of the next buses. The multimedia guide could contain more language versions for people with little knowledge of English.

June 21, 2022

Our guide, David, was informative and upbeat. Very friendly. The tour gives you a chance to see the beautiful landscape that Scotland offers. It is a long time on a bus though. My backside was hurting near the end. Pack some snacks/lunch. The last stop on the tour doesn’t allow you much time to get food. Bring some Pounds/cash with you so you can feed the hairy coos at one of the first stops.

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June 20, 2022

Product ID: 413431