Edinburgh bus tours
pond inside a glasshouse at Edinburgh Botanic Garden
one of Edinburgh's guided tour buses
the Royal Yacht Britannia
looking down from Calton Hill towards Edinburgh Castle at sunset
With five bus tours to choose from, there is no better way to travel between attractions than on an open-top sightseeing bus. Each is distinctive, providing a unique insight into the city, and with hop-on hop-off tickets valid for at least 24 hours you have the freedom to see the sights in your own time.
Combination packages also make it easy for you to visit attractions such as the famous Edinburgh Castle in addition to using the buses.
City Sightseeing Edinburgh
Climb aboard a classic red sightseeing bus to take in the historic Royal Mile, parts of the Georgian New Town and Lauriston Place where you can see the beautiful building which houses George Heriot’s School.
Use headphones to listen to recorded commentary about the city as you make your way around. Nine different languages are available and children will love the Horrible Histories Tour of Edinburgh, written by Terry Deary - author of the bestselling stories.
Discover why Edinburgh was named the Athens of the North, see the monument dedicated to Scotland’s National Bard and explore Calton Hill on the Edinburgh Tour. Live guides provide English commentary on this bus so that you will get a personal touch and expert knowledge as you make your way around the city. Listen to facts and stories about historic Edinburgh and the characters who have helped shape the city as it stands today.
Mac Tours City Tour
Step back in time on a vintage bus and tour the city with a live guide. Travel the route of a Mediavel droving road, see the entire UNESCO World Heritage Site and discover the largest section of the Flodden Wall dating back to 1513.
Venture further to the coast at Newhaven and Leith on this tour, visit the Royal Yacht Britannia and the Royal Botanic Garden as well as using your headphones to learn more about the city. Beautiful views across the Firth of Forth are truly breathtaking.
Bus & Boat Tour
This half day tour outside the city centre will take you past the magnificent modern art galleries before stopping at South Queensferry so that you can catch a boat to Inchcolm Island. Experience unrivalled views of the Forth road and rail bridges, look out for local wildlife and visit the magical Inchcolm Abbey (additional charges apply).
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Edinburgh and the Lothians sits on the eastern side of Scotland's central belt, in the heart of the country.