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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.

Ratings & Reviews

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  • United States
  • Canada
  • Ireland
  • Germany
  • Australia
  • Netherlands
  • Switzerland
  • India
  • Finland
  • Malaysia
Guests from United States, Canada, Ireland and over 25 countries have loved this experience
Ruth Hadley



May, 2024

We nearly didn't bother with the tour bus but so glad we did. The narrating was so interesting we learnt about interesting facts. Easier than walking all day. Thank you.
Hilde Haland



Apr, 2024

A fantastic way to explore Edinburgh! It is a compact city but the bus brings you to the hotspots. We really enjoyed it.
Lyle Smith



Mar, 2024

took us to see real good sites. also inspired new ideas. was too bad i only got the 24 hour ticket and we started late. kinda lame there is no buses later than 4pm. but overall was a good experience.
Suzanne Blackburn



Mar, 2024

Limited amount of time In the city so this was a great way to see as much as possible. Tickets were easy to book on line - all hassle- free. Would definitely do it again!!
Ali Tashfiq Wazed



Mar, 2024

The pace of the journey is quite slow. I think it's more applicable for older aged tourists. But otherwise, it was alright.

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.


  • 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

  • Join the tour at any stop, starting from Waterloo Place (opposite Apex Waterloo Hotel). Hop on and off throughout your ticket's duration.

  • 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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