Guided tour

Edinburgh: Comedy Horror Ghost Bus Tour

Activity provider: The Ghost Bus Tours Ltd

Edinburgh: Comedy Horror Ghost Bus Tour

Activity provider: The Ghost Bus Tours Ltd

From US$ 25.73 per person

Experience Edinburgh’s spooks and ghosts on a guided bus tour, riding to the dark side on board an elegantly refurbished vintage double-decker bus. A strange conductor will tell stories of executions, murders and still-occurring hauntings.

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Duration 1 hour
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  • Enjoy a comedy horror sightseeing show through Edinburgh
  • Get spooked, learning about the most haunted city in Europe
  • Explore city sights, where the restless spirits still wander
  • Ride the midnight black Ghost Bus and learn about the legend of Burke and Hare
Full description

Enjoy a theatrical sightseeing tour of Edinburgh onboard the Ghost Bus, a beautifully refurbished vintage double-decker, painted in traditional midnight black.

Learn about Edinburgh’s grave robbers, plague victims, and the ghosts that reside in the most haunted city in Europe. Explore the city's gruesome past, while admiring its most famous monuments, including Edinburgh Castle, Grassmarket, Greyfriar's Kirk, Holyrood Palace, and the Royal Mile. As you traverse the Old Town and New Town, visit the sites of murders, tortures, and executions. Hear about the infamous Burke and Hare, and the hundreds of women who were drowned or burned as witches. The bus, which belonged to the Necropolis Bus Company, boasts decorative features that include atmospheric lamps and window curtains. In 1967, the entire fleet was destroyed in a mysterious fire, and only one bus survived.

  • Admission fees
  • Bus tour
  • Live guide
    Covid-19 precautions

    You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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    Meeting point

    The Ghost Bus normally departs from Lawn market, in front of The Heritage of Scotland, next to Deacon Brodie's Tavern. Please arrive on time. The tour cannot wait for late arrivals and they cannot be admitted once the show has started.

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    Important information

    Not allowed

    • Food and drinks
    • Luggage or large bags
    • Smoking in the vehicle
    • Video recording

    Know before you go

    • The Ghost Bus can take no responsibility for items left on the bus. Personal items are carried at the owner's risk and The Ghost Bus can take no responsibility for items damaged or lost
    • Smoking, eating, and drinks, other than bottled water, are not permitted on the bus
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.4 /5

    based on 1348 reviews

    Review summary

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    A great end to a day in Edinburgh! From the ambience in the bus to the conductor - everything was right. The tour is thank God ;) not too scary and we used our laughing muscles. The tour guide put on a great show and his English was really easy for us to understand. We did the tour in the dark, would do it again and happily recommend it!

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    November 9, 2022

    Wow! What can I say! It was wonderful! A real treat! My grandson loved it so much he literally cried when the tour was over- the actor- who was excellent by the way thought he wanted to stay on the bus because it wasn’t scary- no he cried because it was over It had everything! Great action, spooky, funny and even educational! It was wonderful!

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    October 10, 2022

    Fun tour that gives you a glimpse of some of the city's spooky stories. highlight was the stop at St Cuthbert Cemetery. Our guide was super entertaining and created a good atmosphere. One star deduction because it was a bit too slapstick at times and I would have liked more facts. Nevertheless, a recommended tour.

    October 2, 2022

    Product ID: 35228