Get the full picture during your sightseeing trip to Edinburgh with access to the city's 3 most popular open-top bus tours.

• Access three tour bus services for 24 or 48 hours.

• Hear Edinburgh's story from local guides.

• Use your ticket within 6 months of purchase.

• BUY NOW, tickets are sent immediately by email.

Details

Season:

  • All Year Round, Daily.

Except Christmas Day.

Commentaries:

  • Live commentary: Edinburgh Tour.
  • Digital Audio: City Sightseeing Tour and Majestic Tour.

Times & Frequencies:

Departure Points:

  • Various, see Itinerary List.

Durations:

  • All Tours: 60 minutes.

About The Edinburgh Grand Ticket:

City Sightseeing Tour:

  • Audio Guide Languages: English, French, German, Portuguese, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Chinese and Japanese.

Jump aboard the City Sightseeing open-top bus for some of the best views of Edinburgh. Entertaining and informative commentary is available in nine different languages, as well as the Terry Deary Horrible Histories commentary – a great option for kids!

Edinburgh Tour:

  • Commentary: Live English-Speaking Guides.

This quintessential city centre tour takes in parts of New Town such as Rose and George Street that the other three bus tours do not. In addition it does a full circuit of the Old Town. Live English-speaking guides available from April-November, and recorded English commentary November-April.

Majestic Tour:

  • Audio Guide Languages: English, Gaelic, French, German, Portuguese, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Chinese and Japanese.

This open top bus tour takes you on a journey from the City Centre, through the New Town and out to the coast of Newhaven and Leith, then back via Edinburgh's Old Town.

Itinerary

City Sightseeing Edinburgh Bus Stops:

  • 1, Waverley Bridge
  • 2, Lothian Road
  • 3, Grassmarket
  • 4, Lauriston Place
  • 5, Johnston Terracea
  • 6, Lawnmarket
  • 7, Chambers Street
  • 8, John Knox House
  • 9, Canongate
  • 10, Holyrood
  • 11, Our Dynamic Earth
  • 12, Regent Road
  • 13, Hanover Street
  • 14, Market Street

Edinburgh Tour Bus Stops:

  • 1, Waverley Bridge
  • 2, Regent Road
  • 3, Queen Mary’s Bath House
  • 4, Our Dynamic Earth
  • 5, Canongate Kirk
  • 6, John Knox House
  • 7, Chambers Street
  • 8, Grassmarket
  • 9, Johnston Terrace
  • 10, Lawnmarket
  • 11, The Mound
  • 12, Charlotte Square
  • 13, Hanover Street
  • 14, Market Street

Edinburgh Majestic Bus Stops:

  • 1, Waverley Bridge
  • 2, Canonmills
  • 3, Arboretum Place
  • 4, Ferry Road
  • 5, Newhaven Harbour
  • 6, Cruise Termina
  • 7, Ocean Terminal
  • 8, Leith Mills
  • 9, Elm Row
  • 10, Queen Mary’s Bath House
  • 11, Canongate Kirk
  • 12, John Knox House
  • 13, Market Street

Select your ticket type(s)

Helpful ticket usage instructions are listed below.

Important Information & Usage instructions

- Ticket vouchers are usable within 6 MONTHS of purchase.

Upon completing your purchase you will receive a ticket voucher immediately via email. Please print this out and present it to a member of the Edinburgh Bus Tours staff at any of the following three locations:

• 1) Waverley Bridge (Bus Line-Up).
• 2) Lothian Buses Travel Shop near Market Street.
• 3) Newhaven Cruise Terminal - Ticketing staff are on hand to meet cruise passengers.

Your voucher will be exchanged for a pre-paid Grand Bus Tour Ticket.

EXTRA NOTES:

• Children aged 4 years and under travel free.

• Family tickets include 2 adults and up to 3 children.

• Note that students and seniors may be asked to present a valid form of ID when collecting their ticket from the tour staff. Valid international IDs are accepted.

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