What You'll Get
Board your open-top bus from any of the routed stops that are situated throughout the city center and beyond. Listen to the live or recorded audio commentary as you sit back, relax and travel through the heart of the beautiful and historical city of Edinburgh. With your ticket, you can remain on any of the bus routes for the entire loops, or you can hop on and off at any of the stops around the city to explore Edinburgh’s countless delights. See the Itinerary for a list of routes and stops.
Perhaps hop off at the Palace of Holyroodhouse (commonly known as Holyrood Palace), Her Majesty the Queen’s official residence in Scotland. Founded as a monastery in the 12th century, palace is largely used as the setting for state ceremonies and official entertaining. Next, maybe travel up the Royal Mile to the famous Edinburgh Castle. A key element of the Edinburgh UNESCO World Heritage site, the castle has been at the center of countless battles and sieges. Royalty have lived and died within its very walls and countless generations have been inspired by its beauty. Use your ticket for a visit, and explore this top Edinburgh attraction at your leisure.
Enjoy the bus ride out of the Old Town and out to the coast. Here, perhaps hop off at the historical Port of Leith that was, for many centuries, Scotland’s premier port, before continuing onto Newhaven for postcard-perfect snaps of the harbor and a visit to the Royal Yacht Britannia, the majestic boat owned by the British Royal Family for over 40 years.
The full loop of each bus route lasts between 1 and 1.5 hours, with buses arriving regularly at each stop.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Children under 15 must be accompanied by an adult
- Wheelchair accessible
- 3 tours running from November to March
- The Palace of Holyrood House is closed during the following dates 15 - 26 May and 26 June - 7 July 2018. Royal Edinburgh Ticket holders are offered entry to The Queen’s Gallery and a Palace Guidebook as a replacement. Please only buy the ticket for use during these dates if you are happy with the replacement as no part refund can be given
- Hop-on hop-off tour ticket (valid for 48 hours)
- Admission to Edinburgh Castle, Palace of Holyroodhouse and the Royal Yacht Britannia
- Fast-track entry to Edinburgh Castle
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Food and drinks
- Gratuities (optional)
Waverley Bridge - the main tour departure point
Valid for 48 hours from time of first use
A paper voucher is required for this attraction/activity. You must print and bring your printed voucher with you on the day of the activity, as required by our local provider.
The tour identified in this promotion is made available through Viator. Groupon is not affiliated with or sponsored by the Edinburgh Bus Tours in connection with this deal. Please contact Groupon customer service for all inquiries related to this offer. Inquiries placed to Viator will be directed back to Groupon.
A paper voucher is required to redeem this service. Please bring your printed voucher with you to this activity.This offer is not eligible for promo codes.
The Fine Print
14-day cancellation rights do not apply; no refunds or exchanges permitted. Voucher valid only for date and time listed; may not be exchanged or redeemed for other dates. Purchaser name and phone number must be provided at checkout; this information will be shared with Viator and the tour operator for purposes of order fulfillment. Groupon promo codes may not be used for this offer. Groupon voucher Terms of Sale do not apply. See the tour operator's terms and conditions for this offer here.