Royal Edinburgh Ticket With Hop-On Hop-Off Tours, Edinburgh Castle Admission

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Tour Information

Key Details

  • Printed Voucher Required
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Lowest Price Guaranteed
  • Duration: 2 Days
  • Departure Time :
  • Departure Details :
    Board your bus at any of the stops around Edinburgh
  • Return Details :
    Valid for 48 hours from time of first use
  • Cancellation Policy :
    Cancel up to 2 days in advance for a full refund


Explore Edinburgh with a hop-on hop-off bus tour ticket, and see the city's royal sights at your own pace. An easy and convenient way to experience the Scottish capital, this unique ticket offers unlimited travel on five different tour bus routes for 48 hours. Enjoy 360-degree panoramic views from the top deck of the bus, informative audio commentary, and the flexibility to hop on and off at any of the well-placed stops dotted around the city. This ticket also includes admission to noteworthy royal attractions including Edinburgh Castle, Royal Yacht Britannia and the Palace of Holyroodhouse.


  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Multiple departure times and locations available

Know More about this tour

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 Edinburghs 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 Queens 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, Scotlands 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.


Hop-On Hop-Off Routes:
The Edinburgh Tour
  • Waverley Bridge
  • St Andrew Square, Northside
  • Lothian Road
  • Grassmarket
  • Johnston Terrace
  • Lawnmarket
  • Chambers Street
  • John Knox House
  • Dynamic Earth
  • Queen Marys Bath House, Abbeyhill
  • Old Royal High School

Majestic Tour:
  • St Andrew Square
  • Canonmills
  • Arboretum Place
  • Ferry Road
  • Newhaven Harbour
  • Cruise Terminal
  • Ocean Terminal
  • The Shore
  • Leith Mills
  • Elm Row
  • Queen Mary's BAth House
  • Queensberry House
  • Canongate Kirk
  • John Knox House
  • St Andrew Square
Mac Tour:
  • St Andrew Square
  • Lothian Road
  • Johnston Terrace
  • Lawnmarket
  • George IV Bridge
  • Nicolson Square
  • John Knox House
  • Canongate
  • Queen Mary's Bath House
  • Regent Blood
  • St Andrew Squares
City Sightseeing Tour:
  • Scott Monument
  • Royal Scottish Academy
  • National Gallery
  • St John's Church
  • Caledonian Hotel
  • St Cuthbert's Church
  • Greyfriars Bobby
  • Museum of Scotland
  • McEwan Hall
  • Royal Infirmary
  • George Heriot's School
  • Fire Brigades H.Q.
  • St Giles' Cathedral
  • City Chambers
  • Tron Kirk
  • John Knox's House
  • Scottish Parliament
  • Burn's Monument
  • Old Royal High School
  • Nelson Monument
  • City Observatory
  • St Andrew's House
  • St George's and St Andrew's Church
  • General Assembly Halls


  • 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)

Additional Info

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 Queens 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