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Edinburgh Bus Tours

#27 of 194 Tours in Edinburgh
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Princes Street and Gardens
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Address: Waverley Bridge | City Centre Ward, Edinburgh EH1 1BQ, Scotland
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+44 131 220 0770
09:30 - 18:30
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Sun - Sat 09:30 - 18:30

Hop on - hop off and discover the best of Scotland’s Capital with Edinburgh...

Hop on - hop off and discover the best of Scotland’s Capital with Edinburgh Bus Tours. Enjoy unbeatable views and an incredible experience on board our five star tours. Explore sights including Edinburgh Castle, Palace of Holyroodhouse and The Royal Yacht Britannia. Choose from multi-lingual commentary available in up to 10 different languages or let a specially trained English speaking guide tell you about their city. Hop on - hop off tickets valid for 24 hours give you total flexibility to explore. Make a day of it and save money with our Grand and Royal tickets.

Grand tickets give you access to all city tours for 24 or 48 hours. The Royal Edinburgh Ticket includes a Grand 48 ticket, plus admission to Edinburgh Castle, Palace of Holyroodhouse and Royal Yacht Britannia saving you over 20%.

We operate every day of the year, except 25 December

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Hop on Hop off brilliant idea to see everything!

Took a group of 12 girls from Girls Brigade and 4 leaders, had a fantastic time on the tour bus. Staff were excellent and couldn't be more helpful. Would highly recommend.

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Michelle G
Whitburn, England, United Kingdom
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Whitburn, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Took a group of 12 girls from Girls Brigade and 4 leaders, had a fantastic time on the tour bus. Staff were excellent and couldn't be more helpful. Would highly recommend.

Thank Michelle G
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

4 of us decided to try the bus tour after reading great reviews. Unfortunately we were left bored and disappointed as only a third of the route was covered and part of this we went round twice (during the same journey). We spent half an hour stuck in traffic and the bus took a short cut back to the starting... More 

Thank Sarah P
Lewes, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A great way to get a swift and useful overview and a tour round the main parts of the city. We stayed o after lap 1 to pick where we wanted to go first: the Museum of Scotland - great place, especially (but not only) for kids. A bit like London's Science Museum. Staff on this tour were very friendly... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This ticket gives you access to all the bus tour companies plus access to the castle, royal yacht and Hollyrood. Best way to see a new city with lots of hop on hop off points on the journey. We used the City sightseeing tour plus the Majestic tour to get round. Decent commentary through head phones but seats were a... More 

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Great way to see The Royal Yatch Brittania, Botanical Gardens very informative tour earphones allow you to listen the commentary in different languages.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I took this tour with my husband and 2 children aged 5 and 3. It was an excellent way to see the city and get us to the Royal Botanic Gardens and the Royal Yacht Brittania. It was an added bonus that our bus tickets got us 2 for 1 entry into the Glass House at Royal Botanic Gardens and... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The weather did not help as it was raining. This meant there was very few seats upstairs as they were all soaked with rain. Downstairs was very busy and with the heaters on was very stuffy. I spent the entire trip seated in the luggage area towards the back of the bus as there was a lack of seats downstairs.... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Having worked in the tourist industry for a good many years I can say I was very pleased with Edinburgh Bus Tours. They really had their stuff together. We only had a day and a half in Edinburgh and no vehicle so we decided to go with a Bus Tour and, looking over the brochure, they offer a good amount... More 

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Coalville, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Fabulous experience!! My friend and I did a round trip on the Green Bus whilst visiting Edinburgh recently. Buying the tickets from the conveniently located booth couldn't be easier and the lady who served us was friendly and knowledgeable; she was more then happy to help us decide which ticket was right for us. We opted for the Green Bus... More 

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ElaineEBT, Sales Manager at Edinburgh Bus Tours, responded to this review

Thank you, Becky, for your lovely review. It's good to hear how much you enjoyed our Edinburgh Tour. Many thanks Elaine More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

With the ability to hop on and off at a variety of conveniently placed stops, for 24 hours, the double decker bus is THE WAY to see this historic city. The audio tracks are informative, entertaining and perfectly Scottish! Our 9 year old daughter loved sitting upstairs!!

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Princes Street and Gardens
Glaswegians tease Edinburghers that their High Street is only half one, since buildings only line one side. But what they don’t say is how extraordinary the views are from Princes Street as a result. From here you look onto expansive and decorative public gardens beneath the mighty basalt cliffs on which Edinburgh’s Castle stands proud above the rest of the dramatic old town skyline. Yet many of those on Princes Street look the other way, as they’re concerned with chain store shopping or catching the tram or a train at main train station Waverley. But it’s not all utility here; the Scottish National Gallery rewards purposeless wandering, and December’s huge winter market in the gardens begins a season of revelry which ends with Hogmanay, Britain’s largest New Year’s street party.
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