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Edinburgh Shore Excursion: City Sightseeing Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

While you are in port in Edinburgh, explore the historic and vibrant city with an unlimited 24 hour hop-on hop-off bus tour. From the open-top deck you’ll have a fantastic 360 degree view of the spectacular surroundings, which are a blend of stunning natural beauty, and wonderfully historic architecture. This Scottish sightseeing adventure will take you to all of Edinburgh's key points of interest, including Waverley Bridge, Grassmarket, Johnston Terrace, Old Town, Canongate, Palace of Holyroodhouse, Our Dynamic Earth and much more! There's also an informative audio tour commentary on the double-decker bus, so you can make sense of the fabulous sights you're experiencing. With access to 14 stops around the city, and the ability to hop on and off the bus as much as you please within the given time period, you can truly immerse yourself into the culture of this charming destination.

per adult from




1 hour


Mobile ticket

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  • What's included :
    • 24 hour unlimited hop on hop off bus pass
    • On-board multilingual audio commentary in 10 languages + free headphones
    • Discounts at local attractions
    • Vouchers valid for 12 months
    • 2 kids go free with every paying adult until 31st March 21
    What's excluded :
    • Gratuities
    • Food and drinks
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off

  • Red Route

    Route Duration: 1 hour

    Stops on the Red Route:
    • Saint Andrew Square
    • Lothian Road
    • Grassmarket
    • Lauriston Place
    • Johnston Terrace
    • Lawnmarket
    • Chambers Street
    • John Knox House
    • Canongate
    • Holyrood
    • Dynamic Earth
    • Regent Road
    • Hanover Street
    • Market Street
    Attractions on the Red Route:

    Grassmarket / Lawnmarket Old Time Photos / Edinburgh City Chambers / John Knox House Museum / Canongate Kirk / Dynamic Earth

    Operates: Departure from stop 1 (St Andrew's Square) at 08:55am, Last departure at 17:35pm, Frequency every 20 minutes.

  • Departure Point :
    You may start this tour at any of the stops listed.
    Departure Time :
    See itinerary
    Return Detail :
    You may disembark at any of the available stops.
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Important cruise passenger info: Cruise guests arriving into Leith can collect a shuttle bus from the terminal to Waterloo Place, this is approximately a 6 minute walk from tour stop 1. Cruise guests arriving into South Queensferry (Hounds Point) can collect a shuttle bus from the terminal to Charlotte Square, this is approximately a 5 minute walk from tour stop 2. Cruise guests arriving into Newhaven will be able to pick up a local bus into central Edinburgh and will take approximately 30 minutes.
    • Bus Tour operates all year round
    • April - May: 9:00am - 6:00pm, every 12 minutes
    • June - August: 9:00am - 7:00pm, every 12 minutes
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • September - October: 9:00am - 6:00pm, every 12 minutes
    • November - March: 9:00am - 4:00pm, every 20 minutes
    • Tour Duration: 60 minutes
    • Tour start point: St Andrews Square - Northside. However, passengers can join the bus tour at any of the stops along the route
    • Vouchers are valid for 12 months
    • Most travelers can participate
    • 2 kids go free with every paying adult until 31st March 21
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


English - Audio

Age Req.


Fitness Req.


Group Size


Organised by City Sightseeing Ltd - UK and Ireland

Activity ID: V-2065PRTEDI

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