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City Sightseeing: 24-Hour Edinburgh Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

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Discover Edinburgh with the freedom of a flexible itinerary with this 24-hour hop-on hop-off tour. Get access to the Red Route and an audio guide on board.


  • Make the most of your time in Edinburgh by curating the perfect travel itinerary with this 24-unlimited hour hop-on-hop-off bus tour.

  • Access the Red Route, with 14 stops located across the entire city and get on and off whenever you want with buses arriving every 10-12 mins.

  • With your pass, learn about the history of the city through the multilingual audio guide present along with a kid's commentary channel for your little ones.

  • Get 360-degree panoramic views with an open-top double-decker bus, perfect for sightseeing.

  • Some iconic stops include the John Knox House, Grassmarket, Holyrood & Johnston Terrace.


  • 24-hour unlimited hop-on hop-off pass

  • Access to Red Route

  • Audio guide in English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Chinese, Portuguese, and Russian

  • Horrible Histories' kid's commentary

  • Headphones

  • Free kids' tickets

  • Flexible validity for up to 12 months from your selected date


  • Entry tickets to attractions

Cancellation policy

You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.


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Guests from United States, Canada, Australia and over 29 countries have loved this experience
Van Whisnand



Jun, 2024

You know, for what it is, the HOHO tours in various cities are not bad and we often use them in a new city to get acquainted and we often tell others to do the same. They are hardly in depth explorations but then they don't pretend to be. But they do get one around to the highlights and prompt ideas for further exploration . Just what we wanted and expected.
Emma Booth



Jun, 2024

Friendly atmosphere, good welcome from the driver and great customer service received with him guiding us on the right route etc and great tour thank you
Ellen Walker



Jun, 2024

Tour was fine. Ticketing experience was stressful. Had to download an app to get my tickets when I had very slow cell service. It took 30 minutes. Luckily the tickets appeared as I was boarding the bus.
Benjamin Fisher



May, 2024

Ticketin was done on line prior to arriving, it was seamless. The experience provides perspective and orientation of the city. I have used this service in New York and LOndon. Excellent. check Tripsadisor for detailed review
Lorie A Whittaker



May, 2024

Particularly if you are new to the city, this was a perfect way to get to know the layout. The stops were convenient - the ride and guided commentary informative - friendly staff - and the routes gave broad access to the city and to the Britannia museum. Would recommend.

These tickets are valid for 12 months from the date of purchase.

Red Route

Explore the magnificent Scottish capital as you drive around some of the finest and culture-rich destinations in Edinburgh. If you feel like a fancy stroll, get off at Canongate and spot some glorious buildings. The multilingual audio guide will tell you unknown tales of the city sights as you pass by. Put that special kid's commentary to use and give them a glimpse of the Scottish history.


  • First bus: 8:45am from Waterloo Place

  • Last bus: 5:57pm from Waterloo Place

  • Frequency: every 10 to 12mins

  • Popular stops: Lothian Road, Grassmarket, Lawnmarket & Regent Road

Please click here for the detailed route map and boarding points.

Join the tour at any stop and hop on and off throughout your ticket's duration.


  • This experience is wheelchair accessible.

  • Wheelchairs must be no larger than 70cm wide, 120cm long, and 135cm high to board the bus. If unsure, contact the service provider.

  • Just a heads up, each bus can only accommodate 1 wheelchair at a time. If there is already a passenger in a wheelchair, please wait for the next one.

Additional information

  • Children aged 3 and under travel for free. Child tickets must be added to the cart at the final stage of booking.

  • Small and well-behaved dogs allowed onboard.

  • Your voucher will be emailed to you instantly.

  • No printout required! Just show your mobile voucher to the driver and collect your bus ticket.

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