Hop-on hop-off tour

Edinburgh: Hop-On Hop-Off City or Britannia Tour

Activity provider:Bright Bus Tours
Hop-on hop-off tour

Edinburgh: Hop-On Hop-Off City or Britannia Tour

Activity provider:Bright Bus Tours

From US$ 18.68 per person

Discover the beautiful city of Edinburgh by sightseeing bus. Make your way to several major landmarks and points of interest and cover a lot of ground with your ticket that's valid for 48 hours.

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Audio guide included
Russian, Chinese, Japanese, English, Portuguese, French, Spanish, German, Italian
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
  • Benefit from a variety of additional discounts and a bus ride to the Zoo
  • Explore the city in a fast and efficient way, with stops at several attractions
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Explore Scotland’s capital city with an enjoyable hop-on hop-off bus tour. Choose between the City Tour or Britannia Tour, depending on your itinerary of preference. See historical 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 Waterloo Place and make sure to embark on the correct bus based on your Tour chosen: the Britannia and City Tour, depending on which attractions you would like to see. The City Tour will give you the chance to see the Scottish Parliament, Dynamic Earth, and Palace of Holyrood House, whereas Britannia takes in the Royal Botanic Garden, Royal Yacht Britannia, and Haymarket. From either the top deck or the interior of the bus, you can conveniently explore the city, 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. This is a 48-hour pass with stops at a variety of locations along several routes. The City Tour includes: • St Andrews Square • Lothian Road • Grassmarket • Lauriston Place • Johnston Terrace • Edinburgh Castle, Lawnmarket • National Museum of Scotland • Holyrood Distillery • Museum of Edinburgh • Scottish Parliament • Dynamic Earth • Palace of Holyrood House • Burns Monument The Britannia Tour includes the following stops: • St Andrew Square • Royal Botanic Garden • Newhaven Harbour • Royal Yacht Britannia • Water of Leith • Broughton Road • Stockbridge • The Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art • Haymarket • Edinburgh International Conference Centre • Bread Street • Johnston Terrace • Edinburgh Castle

  • 48-hour pass with unlimited rides
  • Audio commentaries in 9 languages
  • Bus ride to Edinburgh Zoo
  • Discounted entry to Holyrood Distillery
  • 20% off Vapiano Restaurant
  • Entrance tickets to attractions

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Meeting point

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Important information

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  •  The City Tour buses come every 15 minutes
  •  The Britannia tour buses come every 30 minutes

Customer reviews

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4.3 /5

based on 600 reviews

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Apart from searching for start of tour and the return journey the bus driver wouldn't stop at are car park so had to walk three quarters of a mile to pick up car I am not as young as I used to be saying that once we had found tour guide was easy to collect tickets also on our journey out still had to walk half a mile to St Andrews Square to pick up bus was quite a good tour visit all mane sites in Edinburgh would recommend but be prepared for some walking so therefore only 8 out of 10

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May 24, 2023

For a few days trip this is the best way to see the city around and pin point the most interesting locations based on taste. Although it’s easy to walk around town, and the distances are fine (not too long-not too short), the hop-on hop-off bus is a good way to help someone decide which monuments or places are worth to re-visit or visit extensively

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November 27, 2022

The buses were right on time. However, it was a bit inconvenient (at least for me because I have many stuff with me like dslr camera, phone, tripod, food, bag, etc) to have a printed ticket that i have to keep on showing to the driver. I was not allowed to enter once without the ticket.

November 27, 2022

Product ID: 413431