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48-Hour Hop-On Hop-Off Tour of Edinburgh with Entry to 3 Royal Attractions

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Explore Edinburgh with a 48-hour pass, granting access to Edinburgh Castle, Royal Yacht Britannia, Palace of Holyroodhouse, and 3 hop-on hop-off bus tours.


  • Discover the heart of Edinburgh with a 48-hour hop-on hop-off pass and get on and off unlimited times.

  • Access 3 routes, Red Route and Blue Route dotted with 14 stops, Green Route dotted with 15 stops.

  • The pass also includes entry tickets to Edinburgh Castle, The Royal Yacht Britannia, and Palace of Holyroodhouse.

  • The buses are equipped with multilingual commentary for children and English-speaking tour guides depending on the route.

  • Famous stops along the way include Royal Mile, Grassmarket, Scottish Parliament, and more.


  • 48-hour hop-on hop-off bus pass

  • Access to 3 routes

  • Entry to Edinburgh Castle

  • Entry to Royal Yacht Britannia

  • Entry to Palace of Holyroodhouse

  • Audio guide in English, French, Spanish, Italian, German, Japanese, Russian, Chinese, Scottish & Portuguese (Red & Blue Routes)

  • English-speaking guide (Green Route)

  • Headphones (Blue Route)

Cancellation policy

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

Ratings & Reviews

23 Ratings
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  • United States
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Australia
  • Romania
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Spain
  • Bahrain
Guests from United States, United Arab Emirates, Australia and over 9 countries have loved this experience
Mair Taylor



Apr, 2024

All 3 attractions were so interesting. The 3 different coloured buses were so regular and we have to mention our trip on the Green one with commentary from Joy and the bus driver David. It was really enjoyable, Joy was both informative and funny. A great way to see Edingburgh and would really recommend this trips.
concetta sarnataro



Jan, 2024

Quella del biglietto 48 ore con l'ingresso a tre attrazioni direi che è stata una decisione strategica che consiglio a chiunque abbia poco tempo a disposizione. E' il modo migliore per visitare la città. Devo esprimere però una nota positiva a favore dello staff, in particolar modo di SARA, che abbiamo avuto la fortuna di conoscere la mattina del nostro inizio tour presso il luogo indicato come cambio del voucher - Waterloo Place. E' stata sempre gentilissima e disponibile ma soprattutto ci ha risolto un problema imprevisto, ovvero la chiusura del Castello a causa del vento forte. Avevamo programmato la visita il giorno prima della partenza e andar via senza vedere uno dei simboli più importanti della città sarebbe stata una enormedelusione, come se non avessimo visto nulla. I tempi di risposta per email purtroppo sono lunghi e seguono orari di ufficio, quindi lei ha spiegato il problema al suo supervisor Roberto (presenti entrambi in quei giorni al punto di Waterloo Place) ed insieme hanno spostato l'appuntamento al mattino seguente, rendendo la nostra visita ad edimburgo decisamente soddisfacente. Grazie di cuore per il servizio e spero che vi arrivi il ringraziamento anche alle persone sopracitate Buon lavoro a tutti
Marie-Christine Grigorov



Jan, 2024

The staff at the bus station are very friendly and the explanations are very clear. It's really nice to have the audio explanations in French on the bus, thanks to the headphones. The sites to visit are well worth the effort. Great memories! I'll be back very soon to do these tours again, as I love travelling around the city by bus.
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Tirtha chandan Patra



Dec, 2023

Hassle free entry to all the 3 venues and hop on, hop off experience on all routes were excellent way to explore the city.
Natasha van de Bilt



Dec, 2023

Very nice experience. The bus drivers were all very kind and approachable. The guides in the green busses were very passionate about their stories and also very welcoming. The hop on hop off tours were truely amazing. I would definitely recommend this service!

Red Route

The Red Route dotted with 15 stops takes you through some of city's most iconic sights. The bus is equipped with a multi-lingual audio guide and a special commentary called, Horrible Histories, narrated by Terry Deary for kids.


  • First bus: 9am from stop #1 (Waterloo Place)

  • Last bus: 4pm from stop #1 (Waterloo Place)

  • Frequency: 30 mins

  • Popular stops: National Museum of Scotland, Lawn Market, Scottish Parliament

Green Route

Witness Edinburgh's city centre on this route. An English-speaking tour guide will accompany you telling intriguing stories about the city's royal history.


  • First bus: 9:06am from stop #1 (Waterloo Place)

  • Last bus: 3:40pm from stop #1 (Waterloo Place)

  • Frequency: 30 mins

  • Popular stops: Edinburgh Castle, Scottish Parliament, Palace of Holyroodhouse

Blue Route

Heading north of Edinburgh's city centre towards Leith port, the Blue Route takes you through the royal highlights including palaces.


  • First bus: 9:20am from stop #1 (Waterloo Place)

  • Last bus: 3:50pm from stop #1 (Waterloo Place)

  • Frequency: 30 mins

  • Popular stops: Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, Palace of Holyroodhouse, Meville Monument

Please click here for detailed route maps and boarding points.

Discovering Edinburgh's royal treasures

Get access to 3 royal attractions, the Edinburgh Castle, The Royal Yacht Britannia, and Palace of Holyroodhouse.


  • Disabled guests are welcome as the buses are wheelchair and class 2 mobility scooter accessible.

  • Screens are conveniently available on the buses.

  • Your dogs and assistance dogs are welcome on the buses.

Additional information

  • Children up to and including 15 must be accompanied by an adult or senior citizen.

  • Note that the ticket lets you visit Edinburgh Castle and Royal Yacht Britannia within 48 hours. If you need to visit the Palace of Holyroodhouse outside of that timeframe, your ticket will still be valid.

Please display your mobile voucher with a valid photo ID at the redemption point.

How Do I Use My Voucher

  • Your voucher gives you access to Edinburgh Castle, Palace of Holyroodhouse, The Royal Yacht Britannia and 48 hours unlimited Edinburgh Bus Tour travel - any or all 3 tours: Edinburgh Tour, The Majestic Tour and City Sightseeing.

  • The ticket could be used for entry to The Royal Yacht Britannia or the Palace of Holyroodhouse after the validity period.

  • After redeeming your voucher, you can board the bus at any designated bus stop. Please click here for a detailed route map of all the 3 tours and their boarding points.

Redemption Point

  • Redeem your voucher at Waterloo Place (Stop ZG).

  • Address: Edinburgh EH1 3EG, United Kingdom.

Get Directions to the Redemption Point

Getting There

By Bus

  • The redemption point is a bus stop.

  • Board bus X24 to get you there.

By Train

  • The closest train station is Edinburgh Waverley. It is a quick 4-min walk to the redemption point.

  • Board trains LNER, ScotRail, and more to get you there.

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