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Edinburgh Hop on Hop Off Tours

#34 of 191 Tours in Edinburgh
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Address: Edinburgh, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 20 3355 1240
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Sun - Sat 09:30 - 18:30
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Hop on and off Edinburgh Bus Tours to really make the most of your visit to...

Hop on and off Edinburgh Bus Tours to really make the most of your visit to Edinburgh. 24 hour tickets allow you to jump off the bus to explore the attractions or places of interest pointed out to you then hop back on a later tour. A selection of tours and tickets available. Choose from live guided in English only or mulit-lingual, listened to through headphones, with a variety of routes covering Edinburgh's top sights, there's something for everyone.

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Great value way to see Edinburgh

The open top bus tours are fantastic value for money. The guides who provide a commentary along the way are entertaining and informative and you get to learn lots of interesting... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
lindsay185
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The open top bus tours are fantastic value for money. The guides who provide a commentary along the way are entertaining and informative and you get to learn lots of interesting facts about the city. The tours run 2-3 times every hour and last for approx. 60mins for the whole circuit. It's easy to hop off the bus to explore... More 

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Ottery St Mary
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Phoned the office for advice before travelling and bought the seniors 48r ticket covering the 3 buses for £20 each. Over the 3 days of our visit travelled all three bus circuits , starting late on first morning meant tickets available on 3rd day til noon.It is 48hrs from your start, not 2 days. All drivers and guides very helpful.... More 

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Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

very friendly and helpful we always try to do either a hop on hop off bus tour or a guided bike ride when we arrive in a new city we are tired and jet lagged from the trip this was a good choice

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Filderstadt, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This city offers the best Hop on Hop service I've ever used. The staff is polite, helpful and knowledgeable. It is also easy to use.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We always start with the hop on hop off then take it from there as to what you want to see and there is lots to see here

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Plymouth, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the Majestic out to Brittania and then back to Holyroodhouse. Then, we jumped on the live tour bus with Monique and enjoyed seeing some places of interest we might have missed like the pods on the back of the Parliament building. We had lunch on one trip which saved time. The audio tours work well and everything was... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked in advance a 48-hour tour ticket which included fast-track entry into The Castle, Holyrood Palace and the Royal Yacht Britannia. Well worth planning ahead to avoid queuing for each attraction individually and I believe that it worked out cheaper to purchase the tickets as part of the package. Good, frequent service on three bus lines - take note... More 

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The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went to Edinburgh for just one day, but fell in love with it. The tour was a great start to see everything in the city. After that we watched the city by foot and the atmosphere on the street is awesome! You will hear the traditional bagpipes, the people are cool, there are a lot of old buildings, there´s... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Perfect way to see the major attractions of Edinburgh, of which there are many, and to decide which ones you want to discover in more detail later. We took the tour with a live guide rather than the recorded guide and didn't regret it. Our guide was knowledgeable, friendly and amusing. The tour lasted a little over an hour and... More 

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Mansfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

With only half a day to spare, we took the easier option of the bus trip. The live guide was excellent with a good commentary full of information and a sense of humour.

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Princes Street and Gardens
Glaswegians tease Edinburghers that their High Street is only half one, since buildings only line one side. But what they don’t say is how extraordinary the views are from Princes Street as a result. From here you look onto expansive and decorative public gardens beneath the mighty basalt cliffs on which Edinburgh’s Castle stands proud above the rest of the dramatic old town skyline. Yet many of those on Princes Street look the other way, as they’re concerned with chain store shopping or catching the tram or a train at main train station Waverley. But it’s not all utility here; the Scottish National Gallery rewards purposeless wandering, and December’s huge winter market in the gardens begins a season of revelry which ends with Hogmanay, Britain’s largest New Year’s street party.
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