Edinburgh On and Off Bus

special offer banner Edinburgh On and Off Bus Tour (Grass Market, Castle Rock, Royal Mile)
Excursion Highlights:
  • Explore the historic and vibrant city of Edinburgh at your own pace with the flexible hop-on, hop-off double-decker bus tour.
  • From Edinburgh's Old Town to the sophisticated Georgian New Town, experience the contrasting lifestyles through a multi-lingual audio tour.
  • Witness the city's famous landmarks including the Edinburgh Castle, Royal Mile and the Grassmarket, all from the comfort of your seat.
  • Enjoy the unparalleled convenience this tour offers with 13 strategically placed stops, and services running every 12 minutes.
Price: $45.00   Sale Price: $35.00   Save: $10.00
Choose Options My Cruise Itinerary
Shore Excursion Size ? Standard
Shore Excursion Type Cultural, Scenic
Shore Excursion Duration 24 Hours
Activity Level ? Easy
Shore Excursion Leaves From ? Numerous bus stops throughout Edinburgh. An approximately 16 minute taxi ride (not included, approximately 10 GBP each way) is required to reach the closest stop.
Food/Beverage Provided Not Included
Recommended Dress If you plan to visit a religious or memorial site, shoulders and knees must be covered. Sensible, rubber-soled walking shoes, sunglasses and sun screen are recommended.
Restrictions Guests must be able to step up onto and off of the bus. To access the upper deck, a narrow staircase must be climbed. Fold up wheelchairs can be stored based on space available. There are steps required to enter several of the sites as well as steep curbs in some areas.

Edinburgh On and Off Bus

If you want to visit Edinburgh at your own pace and with no rush, the double-decker hop on, hop off bus is your best option! You can get on and off all day long, with the same ticket, and learn about the history of the city through a comfortable audio system with earphones, narrated in several languages.

Edinburgh has been the capital of Scotland since the 15th century and stands proudly on seven hills, creating the dramatic skyline of this lively cosmopolitan city. What better way to see this fantastic city than from the top of a double decker bus? Compare Edinburgh's Old Town, where families lived in cramped conditions and rubbish was thrown out of the windows, to the elegant Georgian New Town with its three main streets and a square at either end. Hear about the hangings that took place in the Grassmarket, as you marvel at the impenetrable Castle Rock above you and hear about the attempts to capture Edinburgh Castle. See the Royal Mile, which joins Edinburgh Castle to the Palace of Holyrood House. Your tour will highlight all the things to do and see in Edinburgh as you tour through the city streets.

Please Note: Due to an event throughout August, the Johnston Terrace and Chambers Street stops will not be in operation until August 26th. The nearest bus stop to the cruise ship terminal is approximately 3.5 kilometers from the Leith Cruise Terminal, and can be reached by taxi (approximately 10 GBP). There are 13 stops on this route and it takes approximately 1 hour to complete the route without getting off. The bus runs every 12 minutes. The tour is narrated in English, Spanish, German, Italian, French, Portuguese, Mandarin, Japanese, and Russian. There is also a commentary for kids to enjoy called "Horrible Histories." The first and last tour times will be detailed in your electronic ticket.

The route (9:00 AM - 6:00 PM) includes the following stops:

  • Waterloo Place
  • St Andrew's Square
  • Lothian Road
  • Grassmarket
  • Lauriston Place
  • Johnston Terrace
  • Lawnmarket
  • Chambers Street
  • John Knox House
  • Canongate
  • Holyrood
  • Our Dynamic Earth
  • Regent Road

Please Note: Lawnmarket stop will be replaced with a stop at Johnston Terrace till 8/31/23. From March 24Th 2024 until November 2nd 2024, the bus will run every 10-12 minutes. On December 24th 2024 and December 31st 2024 the bus service will end at 3:00 PM.

To see a map of the stops that are included in this tour, please CLICK HERE.