Experience the best of the city’s sightseeing with Edinburgh Bus Tours.
Aboard an open-top bus you can see Edinburgh’s many places of interest from top deck. Choose from recorded commentary offering a wide selection of languages, or a live English speaking guide. What's more, our hop-on hop-off tickets give you total flexibility to further explore Edinburgh’s sights as we pass them.
Most tours last approximately 1 hour and there are regular departures from Waverley Bridge. Buses can also be picked up at any of their stops along the routes.
Save up to £14 with our GRAND and ROYAL tickets.
Choose from the following tours:
Edinburgh Tour. A great introduction to Edinburgh’s Old and New Towns. Specially trained live guides look forward to welcoming you, and to telling you about the city’s rich history.
City Sightseeing. Let us show you Edinburgh’s key sights with mulit-language commentary. Included is the popular Horrible Histories commentary – a great option for kids!
Majestic. Travel further afield to visit some of Edinburgh's Royal gems including Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, Royal Yacht Britannia and The Palace of Holyroodhouse.
Edinburgh World Heritage Official Tour*. A unique bus tour experience bringing Edinburgh’s history - a story of contrasting themes - to life. This tour celebrates Edinburgh’s World Heritage Site with a tour lasting approximately 1 hour and 20 mins.
MacTours City Tour*. Take in the best of Edinburgh’s Old Town aboard a traditional open-top vintage bus. A live guide will tell tales of Royals, inventors, pioneers and villains.
Forth Bridges Bus & Boat Tour*. Join us on our bus tour from Edinburgh to South Queensferry then enjoy a cruise on the Firth of Forth. This experinece lasts approximately 3 hours. If you're lucky, you might even see seals and puffins!
*Seasonal tours available until 3 November
Many attractions offer passengers a discount with an Edinburgh Bus Tours ticket
Accessibility: Our City Sightseeing Tour, Edinburgh Tour, Edinburgh Wolrd Heritage Tour and Majestic Tour offer low floor ramped access and have a dedicated wheelchair position. There is also a subtitled screen downstairs detailing the highlights of the tour for the hard of hearing.