Scottish Tours

Scotland Tours from Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness and London

Official Sightseeing Tours of Scotland since 1907

  • Carlton Hill
  • Edinburgh Tour Bus
  • Palace of Holyroodhouse
Edinburgh City Tour
See, Visit & Explore: Edinburgh Castle, The Royal Mile, Historic Old Town, Georgian New Town, Scottish Parliament Building, Palace of Holyroodhouse and Grassmarket.

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1 day tour from £15

Except 25 December

Adult Price from £ 15
Child Price from £ 7.5


Seasonal Price Range
£15 - £15

Child rates apply from 5 to 15 years inclusive.
Children under 5 years are carried free of charge.

Product code: CS 00176

Tour Summary

See Edinburgh from a different viewpoint - the top deck of an open-top double decker bus.

Enjoy unobstructed views for the best photo opportunities while listening to an informative and entertaining commentary. There are 14 conveniently located stops so you can hop-off to explore the many attractions that Edinburgh has to offer. When you are ready catch the next bus to continue exploring Scotlandís Capital City.

Tour features:

  • Visit Edinburgh Castle, Palace of Holyroodhouse and Our Dynamic Earth (admission fees apply)
  • Tickets valid for 24 hours
  • Personal recorded commentary in English, French, Spanish, German, Portuguese, Italian, Japanese, Russian and Mandarin Chinese plus ďHorrible HistoriesĒ commentary for kids
  • Tour duration: 60 mins/buses operate up to every 7/8 minutes
  • Hop-on, Hop-off Tour

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Edinburgh, the Royal and ancient capital of Scotland, is one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. The ancient Royal Mile, with its cobbled streets, forms the backbone of the Medieval Old Town and leads from the Palace of Holyroodhouse(HM The Queenís official residence in Scotland) all the way to Edinburgh Castle. This impressive fortress is home to the Scottish Crown Jewels and the historic Stone of Destiny. The views from the castle ramparts are just simply stunning. Along the way youíll see the iconic Scottish Parliament building, John Knox House, St Giles Cathedral and much, much more!

Discover the sinister Grassmarket where the infamous murderers, Burke and Hare, had their lair. Many of their victims were enticed back here on their final journey! This was also the location of the cityís gallows and as executions drew a big crowd the expanse of the Grassmarket meant everyone could get a good view!

By contrast the 18th Century New Town boasts gracious Georgian terraces, crescents and grand squares. Shop until you drop in the designer shops of George Street or take a walk along Princes Street with its magnificent gardens, an outstanding feature making this one of the most spectacular shopping thoroughfares in the World.

This award-winning tour is fully accessible and offers a unique perspective on Edinburgh. 

Departure Information

From: Tour Departure Stand, Waverley Bridge, Edinburgh, EH1 1BQ. 
First Tour: 09:30 hrs

Jan-Feb - Last Tour: 16:00 hrs Frequency: every 30 mins
Mar - Last Tour: 16:00 hrs Frequency: every 20 mins
Apr-Jun - Last Tour: 18:00 hrs Frequency: every 15 mins
Jul-Aug - Last Tour: 20:00 hrs Frequency: every 7/8 mins
Sep-Oct - Last Tour: 18:00 hrs Frequency: every 15 mins
Nov - Last Tour: 16:10 hrs Frequency: every 20 mins
Dec - Last Tour: 16:00 hrs Frequency: every 30 mins



Frequently Asked Questions

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What's Included

  • Transport by open-top bus
  • Personal recorded commentary in English, French, German,
    Italian, Spanish Dutch, Japanese,
    Mandarin Chinese and Russian
    plus 'Horrible Histories' Kid's Commentary.
  • Service charges and taxes

  • Not Included
  • unless otherwise stated in the itinerary
  • Meals, snacks or items of a personal nature
  • Gratuity to your driver
  • Departure information

    Check in: N/A
    Departure: every 15-30 minutes
    From Waverley Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1RE

    Tour duration: 60 minutes
    Tickets valid for 24 hours

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