Are you looking to discover Edinburgh for real? The Edinburgh Bus Tour is the perfect choice. It is a comfortable journey in a bus where you will discover the most emblematic and hidden places of the city. Along the way we will also make stops with short walks in which your guide will tell you the most interesting legends and stories of each site.
WHAT WILL YOU DISCOVER?
The best views of Edinburgh from Calton Hill.
The Royal Mile and its incredible stories.
You will walk into the secret village of Edinburgh.
You will meet Scotland’s most famous dog.
The best pubs and their stories.
The Holyrood Palace and Arthur’s Seat.
You will explore where the upper class used to live.
And get surprised with many other stories and legends.
Adult: £15 | Concession: £13* (People +65 years, students and children between 5 and 15 years).
1 hour 20 minutes aproximately.
Departure 12:00 pm | Arrival 13:30 pm. Departure Point: 310 Lawnmarket. See here.
Bus transportation, the professionalism of your driver and of course a great tour guide to make you live the most incredible stories of Scotland.
Food, drink and attraction fees.
How to book
Select the day you would like to travel to check the availability. Once the payment is completed, all the information will be sent to you in the confirmation email.
Scotland’s weather can be very special and unpredictable. We recommend you to bring waterproof clothing and comfortable shoes. And also remember to bring your camera!
Have more questions?
If you need more information go to our FAQ section.
DEPARTURE FROM LAWNMARKET
Departing from the Royal Mile you will able to appreciate the incredible views of Edinburgh Castle, erected on top of an extinct volcano. You will also appreciate the views of the old city and the history of its medieval skyscrapers.
Then we drive through the Grassmarket, a place with a lot of history where people were executed in the past. Its pubs still remember the most incredible stories of that time. Shorlty after you will see the most beloved dog statue in Edinburgh. Bobby is an institution in the city.
THE ROYAL MILE
We will see the five streets that make up the Royal Mile. Made from volcanic material, it connects the Edinburgh Castle with the Palace of Holyroodhouse. Some say that at the time it was the most populated street in Europe.
Passing through the old street where the nobles lived, we will tell you the stories of love and hate that occurred in the Palace of Holyroodhouse. You will also see the new Parliament of Scotland and we will approach the imposing Arthur’s Seat. As a curiosity, you will have the opportunity to see what was Mary Queen of Scot’s bathroom.
Why were people afraid to climb Calton Hill? It is now time to find out and easily climb this incredible hill to take the most amazing pictures of the city. Discover the stories of witchcraft and superstition that surrounded the hill. Although it is said it is not cursed anymore, The Shame of the city still prevails on the top.
THE NEW TOWN
The Edinburgh’s upper class got tired of living in the dirty and ugly old town and decided to build a new place for them. Therefore the New Town was born with its large boulevards, wide squares and private gardens that will impress anyone who sees them. Are you going to miss it?
Hidden in the heart of Edinburgh we will encounter one of the most magical places of this city. Dean Village is a small town that when Edinburgh expanded it did not want give up its quiet and rural lifestyle. You will be surprised by this oasis where you will only be able to hear the birds and water.
BACK TO LAWNMARKET
On our way back, you will get to know the Museum of the Mound and the Walter Scott’s Monument, the world’s tallest monument ever erected to a writer.