City Sightseeing 24 Hours Edinburgh Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour


  • Enjoy maximum flexibility. Your ticket is valid for up to 12 months.
  • One of the best audio commentaries in 9 languages plus 'Horrible Histories' Kid's Commentary.
  • Create your own itinerary to explore Edinburgh hopping on and off whenever you wish.
  • Access to 1 bus tour route & numerous stops around the city, including all main sights & attractions.
  • 24hr unlimited Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour with 360º panoramic views of Edinburgh.


Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland, is a majestic city that offers something for everyone. One of Europe’s most popular cities, Edinburgh is visited by almost 4 million people every year. Whether you’re looking for stunning natural scenery, sumptuous food, iconic historical landmarks dating to Roman times, or buzzing nightlife, the city has it all.

The first stop on our city sightseeing Edinburgh tour is the Royal Mile. Running through Edinburgh’s Old Town, a World Heritage Site, you’ll walk on the ancient procession route that was once reserved for kings and queens. It has a high street that houses quirky boutiques, great pubs, and old cathedrals.

If you’re a Harry Potter fan, visit Greyfriars Bobby. A 16th-century church is the final resting place of Edinburgh lords and scholars like Robert Potter and Tom Riddell, the inspiration behind JK Rowling’s Harry Potter characters.

Want to know more about such fascinating spots on our Edinburgh hop-on hop-off bus tours? Read on to learn more about where you can hop off next.

Top Edinburgh hop-on hop-off attractions

The first stop on our hop-on hop-off bus Edinburgh tour is Edinburgh Castle. Parts of it date back to the 12th century, and it houses the Crown Jewels of Scotland. The War Memorial, the Stone of Destiny, and the One O’Clock Gun are some of its most-visited attractions. The Great Hall here was also an inspiration for the Hogwarts Hall in the Harry Potter books.

Hop off next at the Palace of Holyroodhouse. Over half a million people visit this 17th-century site each year, which is the official Scottish residence of the late Queen and her family. There is also Mary, Queen of Scots’ Chambers and the Great Gallery, which houses portraits of all of Scotland’s kings.

Officially known as Britain’s most fun attraction, the Camera Obscura is where you should hop off next on our Edinburgh city bus tour. This is where you can tour the whole of Edinburgh without moving an inch! It also has some mind-boggling optical illusions like the Mirror Maze, Vortex Tunnel, and the Ames Room, spread over five floors. Built in 1853, it also offers beautiful panoramic views of the city through high-power telescopes.

Some Interesting Edinburgh Facts

Edinburgh is like no place else. It’s where smoky air shrouds an ancient castle on an extinct volcano and Gothic and Georgian architectural relics stand amidst cobbled roads. Visitors to the city’s dark alleyways are pleasantly surprised by cozy pubs and chic restaurants and pubs.

Did you know that the city was the first in the world to get its own fire service?

If you plan, you can be a part of the six-week-long Edinburgh Festival, one of the top city sightseeing Edinburgh attractions. There are thousands of shows every day by some of the best-known comedians and actors in the country.

Edinburgh houses five of Scotland’s twelve Michelin Star restaurants. The haggis is a must-try. Known as Scotland’s national dish, it’s a mix of a sheep’s liver, lungs, and heart cooked with spices, oatmeal, and onions. Wash it all down either with traditional whisky or gin. Beer is also a local favorite here. Did we mention Edinburgh has more than 700 pubs?

Explore all this and much more on our hop-on hop-off bus Edinburgh tours.

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  • 24hr hop-on hop-off bus tour
  • Access to Red Route
  • Stops near all the major sights
  • Audio guide in 9 languages plus kids' commentary
  • Full hygiene measures


  • Entrance to Edinburgh Castle, Holyroodhouse, Royal Yacht Britannia
  • Three Bridges Bus and Boat Tour
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