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Edinburgh: Royal Attractions with Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tours

Product ID: 37531
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See all Edinburgh’s attractions from the comfort of a hop-on-hop-off sightseeing bus and get free entry to 3 royal attractions with a 48-hour Royal Edinburgh Ticket. Visit Edinburgh Castle, climb aboard the Royal Yacht Britannia, and tour Holyroodhouse.
About this activity
Valid 48 hours
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Audio guide/headphones
Spanish, Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Get 48-hour access to Edinburgh's hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus
  • Enjoy skip-the-line entry to Edinburgh Castle, Holyroodhouse and the Royal Yacht Britannia
  • Immerse yourself in the history and legends of the Scottish capital
  • Save time and money with an easy-to-use attractions pass
  • Get an insight into why the Royal Yacht Britannia earned its place in the affections of the Queen
  • Learn about Mary Queen of Scots, the most famous resident of Holyroodhouse
Full description
Experience stunning city views and natural vistas with this 48-hour Royal Edinburgh Ticket, and learn Edinburgh's history and culture as your tour.

Easy to use, and with fast-track entrance to the main attractions, the all-inclusive ticket is fantastic value if you want to go to Edinburgh Castle, the Palace of Holyroodhouse, and the Royal Yacht Britannia.

The ticket also includes 48-hour unlimited travel on three of Edinburgh's hop-on-hop-off bus tours; Edinburgh City Sightseeing, Edinburgh Tour and Majestic Tour.

Use the bus to reach the attractions, leaving the city behind and heading to the coast at Newhaven through Edinburgh’s New Town. With stops for the Royal Botanic Garden and Royal Yacht Britannia, it couldn’t be simpler. As the bus returns to the city center, you can jump off at the Palace of Holyroodhouse and the Canongate section of the Royal Mile to walk up to Edinburgh Castle.

A multi-language audio commentary in English, Gaelic, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Japanese, Mandarin Chinese, and Russian is available on board.
  • Fast track admission to 3 royal attractions: Edinburgh Castle, Royal Yacht Britannia and Palace of Holyroodhouse
  • Unlimited travel for 48 hours on three of Edinburgh's hop-on-hop-off bus tours: Edinburgh City Sightseeing, Edinburgh Tour and Majestic Tour
  • Multilingual tour handsets at Britannia and Palace of Holyroodhouse
What’s Not Included
  • Entrance to the Queen's Gallery at The Palace of Holyroodhouse (not included unless Palace is closed, in which case the Gallery is offered as a replacement)
  • Language handset at Edinburgh Castle (optional)

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Meeting point

All tours start from Waverley Bridge. You can exchange your voucher here for your attractions and bus ticket from the ticket vendors.

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Know before you go
Please note that entry to The Queen's Gallery at The Palace of Holyroodhouse is not included unless the Palace is closed, in which case Gallery entry is offered as a replacement.

Multi-lingual tour handsets are available at Britannia and Palace of Holyroodhouse and are included in ticket price.

An extra charge is made on site for optional language handset at Edinburgh Castle.

All bus tours start at Waverley Bridge, just off Princes Street. You can join a tour at any stop and hop on and off for the duration of your ticket.
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Edinburgh Bus Tours

Product ID: 37531