Bright Bus Tours – Hop on, Hop off

Created with Sketch. Lawnmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2NT, UK
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Culture Vultures, Family Friendly, First Timers

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English, Espanol, Francais, German, Italian, Japanese

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Join Scotland’s official Open Top Tour! Bright Bus Tours is the brightest hop-on-hop-off bus tour in Edinburgh. You can enjoy all the sights and soak up all that Scotland’s capital city has to offer.

During this popular city tour, take in the hustle and bustle of Edinburgh. Sit back and relax, while your bus tour takes you around the cobbled streets of Old Town, The Royal Mile and, of course, stops at all the popular tourist attractions along the way. See the best of the city, a place that offers history and cosmopolitan culture in equal measure. A UNESCO World Heritage site, Edinburgh has plenty to offer visitors and locals alike from Edinburgh Castle, the world-famous Fringe Festival, the Military Tattoo, festive Christmas markets and so much more.

Bright Bus Tours has the best seats in the house, and you can hop-on and hop-off as much as you like! Why not choose the best-selling combo ticket and get two tours for two days – double the fun!

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  • Take in the hustle and bustle of Scotland's capital
  • See the famous sights such as The Royal Mile, Edinburgh Castle and Holyrood Palace
  • Join the Britannia tour and enjoy a local's experience of Stockbridge and Leith's shore
  • Enjoy the ultimate combination of the City and the Britannia route
  • Stop at all the popular tourist attractions along the way


  • 24-hour Hop on Hop off City Tour
  • Optional: 48-hour Hop on Hop off City Tour


  • Entry to attractions

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Does the tour offer multiple languages?
Yes, Bright Bus Tours offers multilingual commentary onboard with a unique take on the history of Edinburgh. Languages available: Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish.
Which stops are included?
Some of the iconic City Tour stops include Edinburgh Castle, National Museum of Scotland, Scottish Parliament, Dynamic Earth and Palace of Holyrood.
How long does the City Tour take?
The duration of the journey is approx 1-hour and 10-minutes.
How often do the buses arrive at the bus stops?
Every 15 minutes.
Where is the starting point?
The starting point is at Waterloo Place, or you can hop on at any of our City Tour stops.
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From £18.00 Per Person

Plan ahead risk free. Cancel at least 24hrs before your booking for a full refund

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