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The Edinburgh Classic Tour

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Address: Lothian Regional Transport plc | 27 Hanover Street, Edinburgh EH2 2DL, Scotland
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Grand 48+ Bus Tickets

This ticket is a veritable bargain allowing unlimited hop on hop off access to 4 different tour bus routes PLUS a Forth Bridge Tour and Firth of Forth cruise for only £30. Tammie... read more

Reviewed 21 September 2016
Paul H
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Pros: 1. Standard hop on-hop off advantage of being able to use the bus multiple times and for 24hrs 2. Box office service is great and professional. Cons: 1. The guide was hard to understand and was making a bit inappropriate jokes at times. 2. It would be great if the bus could have wifi for tourists. Would not cost... More 

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Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

This ticket is a veritable bargain allowing unlimited hop on hop off access to 4 different tour bus routes PLUS a Forth Bridge Tour and Firth of Forth cruise for only £30. Tammie the ticket sales agent was extremely friendly and helpful in advising the options and was a credit to herself and the operating company, ensuring visitors to this... More 

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Swansea County, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

The best way to get around Edinburgh and find out all the history about the city. Very interesting from start to finish. Our tour guide was really helpful and funny too.

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Brackley, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Informative and entertaining. Our tour guide was extremely knowledgeable about the local history and stories and brought the whole experience to life. Great stories about R.L Stevenson's childhood too. Loved every moment and it is a great way to find out more about a city. Can recommend without reservation!

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Central Florida, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2016

For our senior rate of fourteen pounds for 24 hours, this proved an excellent way to see and get around the city. On this tour, one learns some of the history of the city and people like J.K. Rowling and Sean Connery and real historical figures. We had to pick up our tickets for the military tattoo and the bus... More 

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Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

This tour was brill even with the odd rain shower . The staff talked about loads of history facts and were friendly and we could hop on and off as bus came every minute . Our male tour guide told us about the Tower Restaurant which we booked and had a fab meal. Great service guys thanks

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Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

Awesome tour of the main sights of Edinburgh.Perfect with young kids and old grand parents. If possible buy the tickets in advance.

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England
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Reviewed 21 June 2016 via mobile

With only a limited time in Edinburgh (1 day) we decided to try the bus tour. We love city breaks and always use the buses as a way of exploring. You often see sights you wouldn't get chance to walk to. We weren't disappointed, the tour is reasonably priced and there is a discount for OAPs which my parents liked... More 

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Kent, UK
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Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

Great introductory tour of Edinburgh with headphone commentary, also shown on screen (lower deck at least) for hard of hearing. Plenty of leg room - a nice change. Tip: Join at Waverley station or at a v popular stop, eg Castle, or you might find that the bus is full and you can't get on.

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Warwick, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 June 2016 via mobile

This is the best way to get round! £22 per person for 4 bus tours for 48 hours, two of the tours have live commentary and it gives you 10% off most other attractions!!!

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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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