An open-top city tour of Edinburgh focussing on its historic Old Town. Hear about how Edinburgh was formed and stories of the people and events that shape the city. From the cramped living conditions of the Old Town to the spacious Holyrood Park this tour gives you an excellent introduction to the City. Your ticket allows you to hop on and off the buses and really explore all the sights that you have heard about . We also offer Horrible Histories Children’s Channel – history with all the gory bits left in!

Bus will stop at below 14 locations:

  • Waverley Bridge
  • Lothian Road
  • Grassmarket
  • Lauriston Place
  • Johnston Terrace
  • Lawnmarket
  • Chambers Street
  • John Knox House
  • Our Dynamic Earth
  • Holyrood
  • Canongate
  • Regent Road
  • Hanover Street
  • Market Street



Departure point: Waverley Bridge

Monday - Friday: 25 March – 28 June, 2 Sep – 1 Nov
First Tour: 9.40am (every 20 min)
Final tour: 5.40pm

Saturday/Sunday: 24 March – 23 June, 7 Sep – 3 Nov
First Tour: 0940 (Every 7/10 mins)
Final tour: 5.00pm

Additional Information

  • Please check in 15 minutes before departure. Leisure Hoppers voucher to be exchanged at Waverly Bridge stop.
  • Tickets valid for 24 hours. Disabled access.
1 Hour 21 Feb, 22 Feb, 23 Feb, and more Edinburgh, Scotland

What is included in the tour

  • 24 Hours Hop-on Hop-off pass
  • Commentary through headphones in English, French , German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Japanese, Mandarin Chinese and Russian

What is NOT included in the tour

  • Gratuities
  • Food and drink, unless specified
What makes this tour special
  • Hop on hop off bus ticket valid for 24 hours
  • 24 stops located around the best sights of the city
  • Route takes approximately 60 minutes
  • Departs every 20 minutes from each stop
  • Commentary through headphones in 9 different language
Pickup point
Waverley Bridge (Stop WA), Edinburgh, UK View on Map