Get three Edinburgh bus tour services for 48 hours plus entry to three famous attractions. Use code DC5 (all caps) at checkout for 5% off.

• Hop aboard the tour buses at your own convenience.

• Access Royal Yacht Britannia and Holyrood Palace.

• Enter Edinburgh Castle at any time - no slot required.

• Save £16* on combined individual ticket purchases.


About The Edinburgh Royal Ticket:

The Royal Edinburgh Ticket is a sightseeing and attraction pass perfect for long weekend visits to the Scottish capital. Enjoy the freedom of unlimited transport aboard three hop-on hop-off bus tours for 48-hours, and access three of Edinburgh's most popular tourist attractions. Look out across the ramparts of Edinburgh Castle, board The Royal Yacht Britannia at Leith and explore the Queen's official residence in Scotland - Holyroodhouse.

*Based on the combined price of an adult Grand 48 bus tour pass and individual online attraction tickets.

3 Royal Attractions:

Your tickets for these attractions will be issued separately from the bus tour pass. This lets you visit them outwith the 48-hour validity period.

Edinburgh Castle:

Royal Ticket Edinburgh Castle

Address: Castlehill, Edinburgh EH1 2NG.

Opening Hours*:

  • 1 April - 30 September: 09:30 to 18:00.
  • 1 October - 31 March: 09:30 to 17:00.
  • *Royal Ticket holders receive anytime entry to Edinburgh Castle on their date of visit. A time slot is not required.

This mighty and noble edifice perched atop Castle Rock has the been the centrepiece of the Scottish capital for hundreds of years. The earliest buildings comprising the current structure were built during the 12th century, though the occupation of the site as a defensive position has been dated as far back as the Bronze Age.

Throughout its history it has served as a royal residence, a military barracks and a prison for POWs of various significant conflicts of the 2nd millennium. Nowadays Edinburgh Castle draws in sightseers from across the globe, often representing the first port of call for new visitors to the capital.

Explore military tradition in the Regimental Museums, meet Mons Meg and spectate the firing of the One o’clock Gun. As well as these permanent features the castle also hosts the annual Edinburgh Military Tattoo and provides a backdrop for the Edinburgh International Festival.


Royal Yacht Britannia:

Royal Ticket Britannia Yacht

Address: Ocean Terminal, Ocean Drive, Edinburgh EH6 6JJ.

Opening Hours:

  • January, February & March: 10:00-15:30.
  • April - September: 09:30-16:30.
  • October: 09:30-16:00.
  • November - December: 10:00-15:30.

Once the official yacht of the British monarchy Britannia was decommissioned in 1997 and has since opened to tourists as a 5-star visitor attraction. The marvellous ship is permanently berthed at Leith and is easily reachable via the Majestic Tour.


Palace of Holyroodhouse:

Royal Ticket Holyroodhouse

Address: Canongate, Edinburgh EH8 8DX.

Opening Hours:

  • November - March: 09:30-16:30 (last admission 15:15).
  • April - October: 09:30-18:00 (last admission 16:30).

This is the official residence of the British monarch in Scotland. The Queen spends a week here at the beginning of every summer during which time she conducts official engagements and ceremonies. Throughout most of the year, however, the palace is open to the public with visitors allowed into the Apartments of Mary, Queen of Scots and the State Apartments.

3 Edinburgh Bus Tours:

Once you have exchanged your ticket voucher you will receive a pass that allows you to jump between each of these three bus tour services. Passes are valid 48-hours from the point of first use. View the maps and timetables of all three bus tours here.

directions_bus City Sightseeing Tour:

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!

pin_drop | 14 Stops:

  • 1) Waverley Bridge.
  • 2) Lothian Road.
  • 3) Grassmarket.
  • 4) Lauriston Place.
  • 5) Johnston Terrace.
  • 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.

directions_bus Edinburgh Tour:

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

pin_drop | 14 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.

directions_bus The Majestic Tour:

This 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.

pin_drop | 13 Stops:

  • 1) Waverley Bridge.
  • 2) Canonmills.
  • 3) Arboretum Place.
  • 4) Ferry Road.
  • 5) Newhaven Harbour.
  • 6) Cruise Terminal.
  • 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.

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