1. United Kingdom
  2. Scotland
  3. Edinburgh
  4. Royal Mile

Comedy Horror Show: Edinburgh Ghost Bus Tour

Product ID: 35228
Experience Edinburgh’s spooks and ghosts on a 60-minute bus tour, riding to the dark side on board an elegantly refurbished vintage double-decker bus. A strange conductor will tell stories of executions, murders and still-occurring hauntings.
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Duration: 75 minutes
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  • Enjoy a comedy horror sightseeing show through Edinburgh
  • Get spooked, learning about the most haunted city in Europe
  • Explore city sights, where the restless spirits still wander
  • Ride the midnight black Ghost Bus and learn about the legend of Burke and Hare
Full description
Enjoy a theatrical sightseeing tour of Edinburgh on board the 60-minute Ghost Bus, a beautifully refurbished vintage double-decker, painted in traditional midnight black.

Your creepy conductor will tell you about Edinburgh’s grave robbers, plague victims, and the ghosts that reside in the most haunted city in Europe. Explore the city's gruesome past, while admiring the its most famous monuments, including Edinburgh Castle, Grassmarket, Greyfriar's Kirk, Holyrood Palace and the Royal Mile.

As you traverse the Old Town and New Town, visit the sites of murders, tortures and executions. Hear about the infamous Burke and Hare, and the hundreds of women who were drowned or burned as witches.

The bus, which belonged to the Necropolis Bus Company, boasts decorative features that include atmospheric lamps and window curtains. In 1967, the entire fleet was destroyed in a mysterious fire, and only one bus survived. Will you?
  • Admission fees
  • Guided bus tour

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Meeting point

The Ghost Bus Departs from Waverley Bridge, next to Princes St Gardens, opposite the Princes Mall exit of Waverley station.

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Important information
Know before you go
• Please note that the Ghost Bus can take no responsibility for items left on the bus. Personal items are carried at the owners risk and The Ghost Bus can take no responsibility for items damaged or lost
• Smoking, eating, and drinks, other than bottled water, are not permitted on the bus
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 704 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.6 / 5
  • Organization
    4.6 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.2 / 5
  • Safety
    4.7 / 5
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Guide was really good. Great delivery fantastic and highly recommend . The only thing I didn’t like was asking for money for a charity at the end and then holding out a hat. Edinburgh obviously has a significant homeless problem and people seemed to give generously. At any time the driver or the host could easily take the money for themselves. I’m just a little mistrusting. Get an official box for the named charity and I would feel a lot more comfortable.

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December 30, 2019

Perfect description of what the tour is about. Eddie Volvo was absolutely brilliant & well informed. We had a brilliant experience whilst learning of some of the ghosts who roam Edinburgh. We didn’t know what to expect & were a bit apprehensive but we needn’t have worried as it was way beyond what we thought might happen. Thanks to all involved especially Eddie. It rounded our short stay in Edinburgh off very nicely

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December 20, 2019

Never in my life would i have imagined how much fun it would be to traipse around a grave yard in the pitch dark n cold night listening to our bus conductor dancing n singing to the tune of Sweet Caroline (which was coming from a band singing in the park next to the grave yard!!) My family n I found it very entertaining n enjoyable, our conductor Eddie Volvo was so funny he just made the whole ride a tremendous hoot!! loved it, absolutely worth the money!

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November 11, 2019

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The Ghost Bus Tours Ltd

Product ID: 35228