Edinburgh City Sightseeing Tour

Traveling around "the fringe" and the center of Edinburgh.

Whether traveling around the “Fringe” (Edinburgh’s famous eclectic cultural event) or its town center on vacation, you’ll find the Edinburgh City Sightseeing Tour from Rail Europe is just the ticket. You’ll get to tour Scotland’s capital and its dramatic seven hills skyline. Either begin with a 60-minute tour that will introduce you to Edinburgh while listening to pre-recorded commentary, or be spontaneous, hopping on and off at will anyplace in the city that interests you. It’s a 24-hour pass on an open-air double-decker tour bus that lets travelers tour the best of Edinburgh, and save their feet for more in-depth visits to places like Edinburgh Castle, the National Gallery of Scotland, and the Royal Mile. Though buying this tour, you just might think the whole trip to Edinburgh was the Royal Mile. But then, that’s Rail Europe. They know just how to treat you.

Here’s what’s included:

    • A voucher valid for 24 hours on a Hop on/Hop off open-air double-decker tour bus
    • 13 stops throughout Edinburgh and departures every 15-30 minutes
    •  English, Italian, French, Spanish, Dutch, German, Russian, Japanese, Portuguese & Mandarin commentary
    • Groups of 10 or more get a 5% discount on Edinburgh City Sightseeing Tour



    • Rail Europe voucher is exchanged for your Edinburgh City Sightseeing tour.
    • Voucher must be exchanged within 3 months of the date of purchase.
    • Special savings option allows you to purchase just one pass that will cover 2 adults and up to 3 children.
    • Child rates are valid for children ages 5 -15.
    • Tours operates daily except December 25.
    • Some buses may be wheelchair accessible. Please inquire locally.
    • Prices are subject to change.
Where are the bus stops located and what landmarks can I reach from each stop?

  • Waverley Bridge: Scott Monument, Tourist Information, Balmoral Hotel
  • Frederick Street: National Gallery, Royal Scottish Academy
  • South Charlotte Street: Charlotte Square, Georgian House
  • Lothian Road: St John’s & St Cuthbert’s Churches, Caledonian Hotel
  • Grassmarket: White Hart Inn, Apex Hotels, Victoria Street
  • Johnston Terrace: Castle Terrace Car Park, Farmers Market (Saturdays)
  • Lawnmarket: Castle, Museums, High Kirk of St Giles
  • Chambers Street: National Museum of Scotland, Grayfriars Bobby
  • John Knox House: John Knox House, Museum of Childhood
  • Dynamic Earth: Our Dynamic Earth, Arthur’s Seat, MacDonald Hotel
  • Queen Mary’s Bath House: Palace of Holyroodhouse, Scottish Parliament
  • Royal High School: Calton Hill, views to Old Town & Arthur’s Seat
  • St Andrew Square: New Town, Register House, National Portrait Gallery