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Edinburgh: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Pass with 3 City Tours

1. Edinburgh: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Pass with 3 City Tours

Save money and explore Edinburgh at your own pace with a 3-route hop-on hop-off bus tour ticket. Pick from a ticket that lasts for 24 or 48 hours. Explore the city with stop options like Grassmarket, Edinburgh Castle, National Museum of Scotland, and the Royal Botanic Gardens. Hop aboard and embark on your city adventure. Contrast the Old and New Towns, see the royal attractions of Edinburgh Castle and the Royal Yacht Britannia (entrances not included). Live guides provide English commentary on the Edinburgh Tour, while audio guides are available in up to 9 languages on the City Sightseeing Tour and the Majestic Tour. Hop on and off as often as you like at dozens of attractions, and enjoy unique, scenic views from the open-top upper decks. City Sightseeing Tour: Hear about the people and events that shaped Edinburgh, from the cramped conditions of the Old Town to spacious Holyrood Park, on a classic sightseeing tour in 9 languages. Enjoy Terry Deary’s Horrible Histories with the on board Horrible Histories Children’s Channel - history with all the gory bits left in! • Hanover Street • Princes Street Gardens • St. John’s Church • Grassmarket • Johnston Terrace • Edinburgh Castle • National Museum of Scotland • Museum of Childhood • Scottish Parliament • Our Dynamic Earth • Palace of Holyrood House • Burns Monument Edinburgh Tour: Enjoy the best views aboard an open-top bus, as live commentary in English brings Edinburgh’s history to life. Explore the Old Town and Georgian New Town, hopping off at 9 strategic stops. • Hanover Street • George Street • Charlotte Square • The Mound • Lawnmarket • Grassmarket • Our Dynamic Earth • Scottish Parliament • Canongate Kirk Majestic Tour: Leave the city center and head to the coast at Newhaven, with stops for the Royal Botanic Garden and Royal Yacht Britannia. This multi-language tour offers commentary through headphones in English, Gaelic, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Japanese, Mandarin Chinese and Russian. Return via the Palace of Holyrood House and the Canongate section of the Royal Mile. • Hanover Street • George Street • Royal Botanic Gardens • Ferry Road • Newhaven Harbour • Cruise Terminal • Ocean Terminal (Royal Yacht Britannia) • Leith Mills • Elm Row • Queen Mary’s Bath House • Queensberry House • Canongate Kirk

Edinburgh: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tours & Firth of Forth Cruise

2. Edinburgh: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tours & Firth of Forth Cruise

City Sightseeing Edinburgh See all the main attractions with CitySightseeing Edinburgh. There’s multi-language commentary in 9 languages and a special Horrible Histories commentary for your children, narrated by Terry Deary himself. Edinburgh Tour Explore Edinburgh's city center taking in the spectacular buildings including Edinburgh Castle, the Scottish Parliament, and the architecture of the Georgian New Town with a live guide in English. Majestic Tour The Majestic Tour heads north of Edinburgh's City Centre towards the port of Leith with highlights including Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, The Royal Yacht Britannia, and the Palace of Holyroodhouse. The Majestic Tour features a multi-lingual commentary in 10 languages.  Firth of Forth Bus and Boat Trip Board your bus at St Andrew Square in the heart of Edinburgh for a tour to South Queensferry, followed by a boat tour aboard one of Forth Boat Tours fleet of vessels. Enjoy superb views of Edinburgh and Fife’s coastlines as well as the iconic Three Bridges, the Forth Road Bridge, The Forth Bridge and the new Queensferry Crossing. Get your camera out and look for puffins and seals along the way.

Edinburgh: Fun, Private, and Professional Photo Shoot

3. Edinburgh: Fun, Private, and Professional Photo Shoot

Experience Edinburgh like never before on a 30-minute, 1-hour, or 2-hour photo shoot. Work with a local professional photographer on an exclusive photo session that incorporates some of Edinburgh’s most beautiful backdrops. Your friendly personal photographer will create stunning photos of you in the Scottish capital as you discover its unique charms. The photo-documentary style of photography is unobtrusive, perfect for capturing special occasions or simply the everyday moments of your trip. Choose a location that’s best suited to your travelling style and personality and enjoy a photo session in one or more of the capital's most picturesque neighborhoods. There are also popular itineraries at your disposal. Be photographed next to Edinburgh Castle, Scotland's most famous landmark, along Edinburgh's medieval streets in the Old Town, or among the beautiful flowers in the Royal Botanic Garden.

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4.7 / 5

based on 704 reviews

I'd highly recommend getting the 'Grand 24' Ticket. Which can be purchased online or via a tour guide or tourist Information. Valid for 24 hours this enables you to use 3 of the 5 bus tours. 'The Edinburgh Tour' - Green and Yellow bus. The 'Edinburgh City Sight Seeing' & 'The Majestic Tour'. All take you to different sites across Edinburgh and it's states on the side on the buses. Can also be used like a regular bus was you can hop on and off as much times as you like. I only took the full tour with the 'Edinburgh Tour' which was the only one to feature a live tour guide - The other two bus tours do features audio commentary, free headphones can be picked up next to the driver to listen and it has the option of choosing different languages. You can also get a ticket which lasts £48 hours so it depends how long you are staying and which

easy, informative and convenient. Very helpful service who managed to get us some other attractions tickets at a cheaper price even though they were sold out directly with the attraction!

The different route of the 3 buses was great. I especially enjoyed the in person comments on the History tour bus. The guides added some individual experience.

The hop on off bus was great way to get around and see sites. Very informative the guides where great always felt welcome aboard.

Very good service loved the flexibility of the 3 tours