Hop-on hop-off tour

Edinburgh: Royal Attractions with Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tours

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

Edinburgh: Royal Attractions with Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tours

Activity provider: Edinburgh Bus Tours
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From US$ 77.75 per person

Likely to sell out

Explore Royal Edinburgh with three hop-on hop-off city tours plus guaranteed entry to Edinburgh Castle, the Royal Yacht Britannia, and Palace of Holyroodhouse.

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Spanish, Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Japanese
Wheelchair accessible


  • Get 48-hour access to Edinburgh's hop-on hop-off sightseeing buses
  • Enter Edinburgh Castle, Holyroodhouse and the Royal Yacht Britannia
  • Immerse yourself in the history and legends of the Scottish capital
  • Save time and money with an easy-to-use attractions pass
  • Get an insight into why the Royal Yacht Britannia was so favoured by the Royals
Full description

Make getting around Edinburgh's top sights easy with a 48-hour Royal Edinburgh hop-on, hop-off bus ticket. Dive into the history and culture of Scotland with access to Edinburgh Castle, the Royal Yacht Britannia, and the Palace of Holyroodhouse. Easy to use, the all-inclusive ticket is fantastic value if you want to go to Edinburgh Castle, the Palace of Holyroodhouse, and the Royal Yacht Britannia. The ticket also includes 48-hour unlimited travel on three of Edinburgh's hop-on-hop-off bus tours; Edinburgh City Sightseeing, Edinburgh Tour, and Majestic Tour. Use the bus to reach the attractions, leaving the city behind and heading to the coast at Newhaven through Edinburgh’s New Town. With stops for the Royal Botanic Garden and Royal Yacht Britannia, it couldn’t be simpler. As the bus returns to the city center, you can jump off at the Palace of Holyroodhouse and the Canongate section of the Royal Mile to walk up to Edinburgh Castle.

  • Admission to Edinburgh Castle
  • Admission to Royal Yacht Britannia
  • Admission to Palace of Holyroodhouse
  • Unlimited travel for 48 hours on three of Edinburgh's hop-on-hop-off bus tours: Edinburgh City Sightseeing, Edinburgh Tour, and Majestic Tour
  • Multilingual tour handsets at Britannia and Palace of Holyroodhouse
  • Language handset at Edinburgh Castle (optional)

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Meeting point

All bus tours start from Waterloo Place, across from the Apex Waterloo Hotel. You can exchange your voucher for your attractions and bus ticket from the ticket vendors.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Cash

Know before you go

  • The Palace of Holyroodhouse is closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays each week except July, August, and September when it is open 7 days. No alternative will be offered when the Palace is closed
  • It is also closed for Royal visits: 7 April 2023, 6 May 18-27 May 2023, and 29 June- 8 July '23
  • Multi-lingual tour handsets are available at Britannia and the Palace of Holyroodhouse and are included in the ticket price
  • An extra charge is made on-site for an optional language handset at Edinburgh Castle
  • All bus tours start from the north side of St Andrew Square, in the heart of Edinburgh City Centre
  • You can join a tour at any stop and hop on and off for the duration of your ticket
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 1818 reviews

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The buses were very frequent and always on time. There was a great choice of bus routes taking you to all places of interest. The staff were very friendly and the tour guides did a great job pointing out places to view and giving you information with a few tales which were great to hear. Particular mention to bus drivers Stevie and Stan who cheered us up by wearing their Christmas jumpers. Highly recommend the 48 hr bus ticket. If you pick it up midday on the first day you can also use on the third day in the morning .

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March 29, 2023

Absolutely vital you get the hop on hop off bus experience,Edinburgh is a diverse and large city,we saw everything that we could within 3 nights in the capital because of this,we would not have seen a quarter of it without the service,first thing I will buy next time we visit,

March 29, 2023

Couldn’t fault anything at all. Everyone one of your working Team were very, very courteous, friendly and helpful. My two friends and I pre booked on The Royal Edinburgh Tour and it most definitely ticked all of our boxes. What lovely memories we have of Edinburgh - Grateful thanks to you and your Team.

March 29, 2023

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