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$ 11.48 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
Spanish, Chinese, English, French, German, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, 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
  • 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

4.3 /5

based on 414 reviews

Review summary

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This was the best tour ever! I did the 12 hour tour to Loch Ness (Glencoe & Scottish highlands). Our guide Santa Paul and driver Graham where outstanding!! Especially Santa Paul’s (some self sung) songs and stories where so fun and interesting! Paul would go above and beyond to help people, and he was very sweet. Would highly recommend!

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September 6, 2022

The tour is the best solution to get to know the main places of interest in the city, with audio guide in many languages. The best thing is to do the first lap without getting off, make a note of what you want to see and start the stops from the second lap.

August 16, 2022

Easy to use, the drivers were all very good. Overall very nice activity. The only thing I would suggest is to advise riders (during The Fringe) that certain stops are not available due to road closures. This was not communicated (or not communicated well since if it was we all missed hearing it or seeing signs posted). Thanks

August 7, 2022

Product ID: 413431