Edinburgh Stadtrundfahrten

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*Offer is valid on city tours departing before 25th June.

Join our hop-on hop-off Edinburgh city tour and discover the stories, secrets, and sights of the city.

Tour map


Waverley Bridge - Your tour starts and finishes here. We’re at the end close to Cockburn street.

Lothian Road - Jump off here and you’re in Edinburgh’s West End. It’s a splendid place to go shopping.

Grassmarket - Stop off at this area for great views of the castle and a dram in one of Edinburgh’s most famous pub-drinking areas.

Lawnmarket - This is the centre of the old town. It’s a great spot to tick off a few of Edinburgh’s ‘must-see’ sights, and visit a handful of museums.

Charlotte Square - Hop off here to visit the residential New Town area, or explore the shops of George Street.

St Andrew Square - Enjoy a picnic in this beautiful square or venture into the New Town.

Waterloo Place - Stop off here and walk up Calton Hill for epic views of the city.

Horse Wynd - The bottom of Edinburgh’s Royal Mile. You can use this stop to trek over Arthur’s Seat or visit Scotland’s impressive parliament building.

Jeffrey Street - Our last stop before we arrive back at Waverley Bridge. You can hop off here and check out anything you missed in the Old Town.

Your journey

Edinburgh is our hometown.

And like a lot of locals, we love showing off our city.

So on our new Edinburgh city tours, we take you sightseeing around all of Edinburgh’s glorious attractions. You’ll learn about the mighty castle and all the cobbled backstreets, and you’ll even be introduced to a few of the famous locals along the way.

Start at Waverley Bridge and choose to enjoy the full 50-minute tour in one journey, or hop-on and hop-off as you go. Tickets are valid from your selected departure time until the last tour of the day.

Tour Details

Every 30 minutes between 09:30 and 19:00 - Waverley Bridge, Edinburgh (at the Rabbie’s bus stop, close to the bottom of Cockburn Street).
Last tour ends at 19:50

Children between 5 and 15 (unfortunately, we don't carry children under 5 years old)

Important information
  • Hop-on hop-off ticket that can be used from your selected departure time until the last tour of the day
Tour inclusions
  • A professional Rabbie's driver who tells the local stories
  • Edinburgh bus tour in a glass roofed, convertible 16 seater coach
  • English language audio guide describing Edinburgh from a local’s perspective
  • Hop-on hop-off ticket that can be used from your selected departure time until the last tour of the day
Tour exclusions
  • Entry fees to visitor attractions


You jump aboard our hop-on hop-off Edinburgh City Tour at Waverley Bridge in central Edinburgh. From here you travel along Princes Street and past the famous Scott Monument, dedicated to the poet and writer; Sir Walter Scott. Continuing along Princes Street you’ll hear about the famous castle and the gorgeous gardens that sit below it.

You may hop-off at Lothian Road where you can take the chance to explore Edinburgh’s West End, visit the Princes Street Gardens or go shopping in the boutique shops of William Street.

Your next hop-on hop-off stop is at the Grassmarket, one of the most vibrant places to visit in Edinburgh. Hop-off here and explore its array of small boutique shops, traditional Scottish pubs and restaurants.

Back on our open top mini-coach you’ll learn about Edinburgh’s most famous dog, Greyfriars Bobby, before being taken around Edinburgh’s central university area. The buildings here are stunning and there’s the chance to spot some of the magical places that inspired the Harry Potter books. We’ll point out the ‘birthplace’ of Harry Potter, The Elephant House Café on George IV Bridge.

We then work our way up to Edinburgh’s famous Royal Mile; where we'll introduce you to the Old Town and point out some of its excellent attractions. You can hop off here at the Lawnmarket if you want to check out all the Old Town’s must see sights and museums.

Back towards the city centre, we stop off at Charlotte Square. This is a great place to jump off if you want to head down to the New Town or go shopping along prestigious George Street.

Travelling along Queen Street you can listen to the stories of Edinburgh’s famous New Town and admire their private gardens.

You’ll then get the opportunity to hop-off at St Andrews Square. Here you can visit the beautiful Scottish National Portrait Gallery or wander down Edinburgh’s designer brand shopping street, Multrees Walk.

From here we head down toward the foot of Arthur’s Seat, past the Robert Burns monument to Holyrood Park where the regal Holyrood Palace is located and the Scottish Parliament building. You can alight here for some great views of Arthur’s seat.

Customer Reviews

Arpan Nahar Posted on 25/04/2017

Well we (10 people) booked online the Rabbies Edinburgh city tour on 17 April, 2017 and took the bus of 11.30 am. We clearly asked driver to give us the tickets while leaving 3-4 times but he didnt give and he gave Rabbies tour booklet only without writing anything. And when we were boarding on different bus with Linda then she was not allowing us to board in the bus without tickets and anything written on the booklet. She told our group to leave the bus in very inappropriate tone and then I firmly said that this was not our fault as we asked the driver 3-4 times to give the tickets and he didn’t give. Then she checked online system and confirm yes we did the booking and allowed us in the bus in very unwelcoming manner. Her tone was also loud and inappropriate while talking, she was treating us like we were boarding in the bus in free. In joke, I also told her that you must be in police. Well after this hot conversation she told that she had to take the coffee as she had headache but it was opposite she gave us the headache. Also in afternoon, we were waiting for the bus on some stops and your buses didn’t stop and we had to take the taxi. So basically, we used your bus only 2 times in a day and it was completely waste of money with your company and spoiling our moods. We took your services after refereeing by our friends but after this experience it’ll be hard for us to recommend your tours to other.

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