Edinburgh Bus Tour

Bus Tours in Edinburgh

Welcome aboard a bus tours, where adventure meets comfort! Journey through the historic streets and scenic landscapes of Scotland’s capital from the comfort of your seat. From hop-on, hop-off buses to ghost bus tours, there’s something for everyone.

Bright Bus Tours

Bright Bus, hop on, hop off tours

Bright Bus Tours offer two hop-on, hop-off bus tours that will allow you to explore Edinburgh in a comfortable way. Their City tour takes you through the bustling streets of the city as you learn about all things from the Scottish Enlightenment to the sinister stories associated with Edinburgh’s underground with the option to hop-on or off at some of the city’s must-see sights.

Their Britannia tour travels past the Royal Botanic Garden and Newhaven Harbour, then, their Britannia bus ventures all the way to Leith and the majestic Royal Yacht Britannia, Queen Elizabeth II’s former floating residence.

These tours include multi-lingual audio commentary and guides and are wheelchair accessible.

Edinburgh Bus Tours

Edinburgh Bus Tours, open top bus

Choose from three tours by Edinburgh Bus Tours, all which are hop-on, hop-off.

City Sightseeing Edinburgh ventures through Grassmarket, Edinburgh Castle, the Old Town and the Royal Mile, and even have a Horrible Histories children’s channel. You’ll have the chance to visit the Scottish Parliament, National Museum of Scotland and the Palace of Holyroodhouse.

The Edinburgh tour is a live guided tour in English travelling through the Georgian New Town, past Edinburgh Castle and the Palace of Holyrood as a team of your guides share interesting stories of Edinburgh and point out the main sights of the city. Or explore all things historic with their Regal tour, exploring the Palace of Holyrood, the Royal Yacht Britannia and the Royal Botanic Garden.

Both Citysightseeing Edinburgh and the Regal tour have multi-lingual audio commentary, and all tours are wheelchair accessible.

Edinburgh Ghost Bus Tours

For something a bit different, Edinburgh Ghost Bus Tourss are sure to have you on the edge of your seat. Travel across the city seeing all of the top attractions from Edinburgh Castle, The New Town, Greyfriars Kirk and the Royal Mile while being regaled with tales of ghosts and ghouls and experience a hilariously horrifying time. Depart from Lawnmarket, outside the Heritage of Scotland, and enjoy the UK’s only comedy-horror theatre experience on wheels!

Red Bus Bistro

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Hop on the iconic Red Bus Bistro for a delicious serving of afternoon tea and a side of storytelling. Enjoy homemade treats with the option of tea, fizz, or gin as the bus passes along the bustling streets past famous landmarks such as Edinburgh Castle, Meadows, Arthurs Seat, Holyrood Palace and many more.

They also offer exclusive hire of their red bus for special occasions and welcome children on their tours. The bus has lower-level seating and an area to fold-up wheelchairs.

For those who want to explore further afield, there are many tours departing from Edinburgh.

Gray Line Scotland

Gray Line Scotland have many tours departing form Edinburgh. Their Loch Ness and the Highlands of Scotland Tour will show you some of the best scenery Scotland has to offer. Covering over 500km, you will see the Scottish Highlands, Glencoe, Loch Ness, and Fort William.

The Magical Tour will take you to see the Scottish Highlands, Glencoe, and Harry Potter film locations, including a journey on the Jacobite Steam Train over the famous Glenfinnan Viaduct. Or their Loch Lomond, The Highlands, Kelpies, & Stirling Castle Tour will tell you stories of the Country’s history from their knowledgeable driver guides, while admiring the Scottish scenery onboard their luxury coach.

They offer many other tours exploring St Andrews, Fife, Dunfermline, Castles, Lochs, and even offer The Outlander 1 Day Experience Tour, to some of the famous scenes in Scotland form the hit TV series.

Rabbie’s Tours


Rabbie’s Tours offer tours departing from Edinburgh, ranging from 1-17 days. Their tours cover a wide range of areas from the Scottish Highlands, Loch Ness, Inverness, the Outer Hebrides, Skye, Orkney, Iona, Mull, York, the Lake District, and many more to choose from.

For those who are looking for something different, they offer whisky tours, castle tours, and an Outlander tour.