Hop-on hop-off tour

Edinburgh: Hop-On Hop-Off City or Britannia Tour

Activity provider: Bright Bus Tours

Edinburgh: Hop-On Hop-Off City or Britannia Tour

Activity provider: Bright Bus Tours

From US$ 18.62 per person

Discover the beautiful city of Edinburgh by sightseeing bus. Tickets are valid for 7 days, so, you will be able to cover more ground with stops at several landmarks and points of interest.

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Valid 7 days
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Audio guide included
Spanish, Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian
Wheelchair accessible


  • Listen to the onboard commentary and learn more about the Scottish capital
  • Get a fantastic view of the majestic Edinburgh Castle which towers over the city
  • Benefit from a variety of additional discounts and a bus ride to the Zoo
  • Explore the city in a fast and efficient way, with stops at several attractions
Full description

Explore Scotland’s capital city with an enjoyable hop-on hop-off bus tour. Choose between the City Tour or Britannia Tour, depending on your itinerary of preference. See historical landmarks such as Edinburgh Castle, the iconic Royal Mile, and the Palace of Holyrood House and learn about their historic significance from the onboard audio commentary.

Hop on the bus at the first stop at St Andrew's Square and make sure to embark on the correct bus based on your Tour chosen: the Britannia and City Tour, depending on which attractions you would like to see. The City Tour will give customers the chance to see the Scottish Parliament, Dynamic Earth, and Palace of Holyrood House, whereas Britannia takes in the Royal Botanic Garden, Royal Yacht Britannia, and Haymarket. From either the top deck or the interior of the bus, you can explore the city in a convenient way, catching a glimpse of some iconic buildings and sights.

With your ticket, you will also receive additional perks and discounts such as discounted entry to the Holyrood Distillery, a bus ride to Edinburgh Zoo, and many more benefits. This is a 7-day pass with stops at a variety of locations along several routes. The City Tour includes: • St Andrews Square • Lothian Road • Grassmarket • Lauriston Place • Johnston Terrace • Edinburgh Castle, Lawnmarket • National Museum of Scotland • Holyrood Distillery • Museum of Edinburgh • Scottish Parliament • Dynamic Earth • Palace of Holyrood House • Burns Monument The Britannia Tour includes the following stops: • St Andrew Square • Royal Botanic Garden • Newhaven Harbour • Royal Yacht Britannia • Water of Leith • Broughton Road • Stockbridge • The Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art • Haymarket • Edinburgh International Conference Centre • Bread Street • Johnston Terrace • Edinburgh Castle

  • 7-day valid unlimited rides pass
  • Audio commentaries in 9 languages
  • Bus ride to Edinburgh Zoo
  • Discounted entry to Holyrood Distillery
  • 20% off Vapiano Restaurant
  • Entrance tickets to attractions

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Meeting point

The tour starts from the Bright Bus Tours stop in St Andrew Square, however, you can hop on and hop off at any of the dedicated stops. Look out for the staff members at the stops and bright orange buses. Please make sure to ask staff the correct Tour.

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Important information

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  • Bus frequency is every 15-20 minutes
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 558 reviews

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Worked well. However, you must still have your ticket printed out, even if it comes on an app. The employees from the bus company were nice to do that for us when they talked to us on the street. The winners were quite dirty, so a photo could not be taken here.

December 11, 2022

For a few days trip this is the best way to see the city around and pin point the most interesting locations based on taste. Although it’s easy to walk around town, and the distances are fine (not too long-not too short), the hop-on hop-off bus is a good way to help someone decide which monuments or places are worth to re-visit or visit extensively

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November 27, 2022

The City Tour has good stations and the bus comes quite frequently. Unfortunately, the top of the bus is open, which is quite uncomfortable (there are only a few covered seats). Unfortunately, you can't see that much below and the engine is quite loud. You only buy one tour and not both.

November 27, 2022

Product ID: 413431