Image of open top bus with visitors looking at the Burns Monument on a sunny day,© Edinburgh Bus Tours
© Edinburgh Bus Tours

Edinburgh Bus Tours

New Town

See more of Edinburgh with a range of city tours from Edinburgh Bus Tours - a choice of tours and tickets covering the main sights of the city.

View from upstairs on Princes Street,© Edinburgh Bus Tours
  • View from upstairs on Princes Street,© Edinburgh Bus Tours
    © Edinburgh Bus Tours
  • Edinburgh Tour, Lawnmarket,© Edinburgh Bus Tours
    © Edinburgh Bus Tours
  • Edinburgh Bus tour passing Palace of Holyrood House
  • Castle in distance, view from upstairs


A choice of three tours - all hop-on, hop-off.

City Sightseeing Edinburgh focus on the Old Town, multi-lingual commentary via headphones as well as Horrible Histories children's channel, narrated by Terry Deary himself!

The Edinburgh Tour provides a live guided tour in English with a team of Tour Guides pointing out the main sights of the Old Town and Georgian New Town while they share stories of Edinburgh past and present.

The Majestic Tour heads north of the city centre via the Royal Botanic Garden to Newhaven and Leith to Ocean Terminal - home of Britannia.

A range of discounts are available with your tour ticket from Britannia and the Johnnie Walker Whisky experience on Princes Street, as well as discounts on souvenir shopping, chocolate or gin experiences and some great offers at cafés along the routes.

An individual city tour is valid for 24 hours or a multi-tour GRAND ticket is available which is valid for 24 or 48 hours.

The popular Royal Edinburgh Ticket bundle includes all three city tours PLUS guaranteed entry to Edinburgh Castle, the Palace of Holyroodhouse and Royal Yacht Britannia.

The 3 Bridges Bus and Boat Tour (running April - October) heads out of the city with a half day tour to South Queensferry where you will board a 90-minute cruise of the Firth of Forth. You will marvel at the Edinburgh and Fife coastlines, say ‘hello’ to the Seals and the Puffins, and if you're lucky, a dolphin, as well as getting the best view of the iconic 3 Bridges.

Tickets can be purchased online or from the conductor.

There is ramped access to the hop-on hop off service with two wheelchair spaces and priority seating onboard. Staff are available to provide additional help and assistance.

Tour information is provided via the live tour guide, along with headset audio guides, children's headset audio guides, televisions/screens, subtitles and/or a mobile app.

The tours buses are also equipped with a portable hearing loop.

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Accessible Parking

Pets Welcome


Hearing Loop

Level Access


Payment Methods


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Internet Access


Taxi rank nearby

Accessible Parking

On Public Transport Route


Pets Welcome

Green Tourism

Green Tourism Gold


City Location


Hearing Loop

Large print, braille or audio

Level Access

Partial wheelchair access

Partially suitable for visitors with limited mobility

Ramp to main entrance

Suitable for visitors with limited mobility

Wheelchair access throughout

Nearby to Edinburgh Bus Tours

Approximate duration and distances shown are from Edinburgh Bus Tours.

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