Around the city centre, from Edinburgh Castle to Arthur's Seat and back to the Royal Mile.
Top Edinburgh attractions, take a bus tour, stroll along the famous Royal Mile
If you're only visiting for the day but want to see a lot of the sights, then the open top City Sightseeing bus tour is ideal for you! From the Castle Esplanade, walk down Ramsay Lane to the bottom of the Mound, then cut through Princes Street Gardens to the bus tours departure point on Waverley Bridge.
Taking in the highlights of Edinburgh's Old and New Towns, the tour takes one hour in its entirety. It's a 'hop on, hop off' service, so if you do see anything which really takes your fancy along the way, you can get off at one of the stops! Why not hop off at the Palace of Holyroodhouse and hike up Arthur's Seat, an extinct volcano, in Holyood Park for rewarding 360° views across the city?