Let us highlight all the things to do and see in Edinburgh as you tour through the city streets. Compare Edinburgh's Old Town. Learn about the hangings that took place in the Grassmarket and see the Royal Mile which joins Edinburgh Castle to the Palace of Holyrood House.
Edinburgh has been the capital of Scotland since the 15th century and stands proudly on seven hills creating the dramatic skyline of this lively cosmopolitan city. What better way to see this fantastic city than from an open top bus?
Compare Edinburgh's Old Town, where families lived in cramped conditions and rubbish was thrown out of the windows to the elegant Georgian New Town with its three main streets and a square at either end. Learn about the hangings that took place in the Grassmarket as you marvel at the impenetrable Castle Rock above you and hear about the attempts to capture Edinburgh Castle. See the Royal Mile which joins Edinburgh Castle to the Palace of Holyrood House.
We will highlight all the things to do and see in Edinburgh as you tour through the city streets.
Loop Duration: 60 minutes
Frequency 10 to 30 minutes
Stop 1 - Waverley Bridge
Stop 2 - Lothian Road
Stop 3 - Grassmarket
Stop 4 - Lauriston Place
Stop 5 - Johnston Terrace
Stop 6 - Lawnmarket
Stop 7 - Chambers Street
Stop 8 - John Knox House
Stop 9 - Canongate
Stop 10 - Holyrood
Stop 11 - Our Dynamic Earth
Stop 12 - Regent Road
Stop 13 - Hanover Street
Stop 14 - Market Street
Pre-recorded English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Japanese, Mandarin Chinese, Russian plus 'Horrible Histories' Kid's Commentary
Children below 5 years old are free of charge.
We offer Full mobility facilities on all tour buses and subtitled screen downstairs for hard of hearing.
Schedules may be subject to change.
All ticket validities are for consecutive hours/days from first use.
A 1-day ticket is valid only for the day of redemption.
The same principle applies for a 2-day/ 48-hour (or more) ticket.
Discounts to local attractions
Hop-on Hop-off Ticket
What a great overview of the city!! We hit great weather and enjoyed the upper deck and the narrative explanation of the history of the city. This gave us the knowledge we needed to go back to the spots that we wanted to explore in more detail. Great Job!@!
Donna and Jay WendlRead our 1 review(s)
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Location and direction
Voucher Exchange Procedure:
Please present your VELTRA voucher to the bus driver at any of the official bus stops along the route.
First Tour: 09:15
19:00 (July, August)
18.00 (April, May, October)
17.00 (January-March, November,December)
Duration: 60-80 minutes
Frequency: 10-20 minutes
1. Waverley Bridge
2. Lothian Road
4. Lauriston Place
5. Johnston Terrace
7. Chambers Street
8. John Knox House
11. Our Dynamic Earth
12. Regent Road
13. Hanover Street
14. Market Street
Click on the image to see the Edinburgh Route Map.
Price & Options
This activity is wheelchair accessible.
Students and senior citizens will have to bring a valid ID for proof of age.
Printed VELTRA voucher
The audio guides during the bus tour are available in English, Spanish, French, Italian, German, Portuguese, Chinese, Japanese and Russian. Kids commentary is also available.
Ticket validity is for consecutive hours from first use. A 24-hour ticket is valid from the time redeemed until the same time the following day.
You may choose to hop on the bus at any stop along the route and exchange your voucher there.
You must have a printed copy of your VELTRA voucher to present to a bus driver at any of the designated stops. You will not be able to participate in this activity if you only have a digital copy on your mobile device.
The activity schedule is subject to change or cancellation due to weather or traffic conditions.
Frequently Asked Questions
What a great overview of the city!! We hit great weather and enjoyed the upper deck and the narrative explanation of the history o...f the city. This gave us the knowledge we needed to go back to the spots that we wanted to explore in more detail. Great Job!@! more
Donna and Jay Wendl
Any cancellations made after the booking confirmation date will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.
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