Edinburgh City Tours - Hop-on Hop-off


~ Every 30 minutes between 09:30 until 17:00
~ Travel through Edinburgh in our deluxe, open-top mini-coach
~ Explore in small groups for a more personal experience
~ Learn about Edinburgh through the eyes of a local
Discover Edinburgh Castle, the Grassmarket and many more of Edinburgh’s top attractions
~ Hop-on and hop-off as you go

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.

Book online to secure your seat. Or simply jump on board one of our departures leaving every 30 minutes from the Edinburgh city centre, and let us introduce you to Edinburgh.

See full itinerary for more information.

Adult Price: £15
Children Price: £7.50
Duration: Approximately 50 minutes
Departure Time: Every 30 minutes between 09:30 and 17:00
Departure Days: Daily except December 25th

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Details & Itinerary


~ Edinburgh bus tour in a glass roofed, convertible 16 seater coach
~ English language audio guide describing Edinburgh from a local’s perspective
~ A professional Rabbie's driver who tells the local stories
~ Hop-off ticket that can be used from your selected departure time until the last tour of the day

Departure and return point

The Rabbie's stand at Waverley Bridge. Click here to see it on a map.


  1. Waverley Bridge
  2. Lothian Road
  3. Grassmarket
  4. Lawnmarket
  5. Charlotte Square
  6. St Andrew Square
  7. Waterloo Place
  8. Horse Wynd
  9. Jeffrey Street


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 Scott Monument. Continuing along Princes Street you hear about the famous castle and the 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. Hop-off here and explore its array of independent shops, traditional Scottish pubs and restaurants.

Back on our open top mini-coach you travel around Edinburgh’s central university area. The buildings here are stunning and there’s a chance to spot some of the magical places that inspired the Harry Potter books.

We work our way up to Edinburgh’s famous Royal Mile; 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.

Back towards the city centre, we stop off at Charlotte Square. This is a great place to get 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 Andrew 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 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 Arthurs seat.

Our last leg of the journey takes us up through the Canongate to our stop on Jefferey Street. You can hop off here and explore more of the Old Town or carry on to our last stop at Waverley Bridge.