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Royal Edinburgh Ticket: Hop-On, Hop-Off Bus + Edinburgh Castle + Holyroodhouse Palace & Royal Yacht Britannia

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Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?


  • Duration

    Hop-on, Hop-off Bus: 48 hours

    Attractions: You can stay as long as you’d like!

  • Start time

    Buses run between 9am and 7pm, every 10 to 30 minutes (depending on the route) 

    For exact departure times please check timetable at the departure point.

  • Meeting Point

    Redeem your voucher for tickets at the office at St Andrew Square, North side. Please ensure you arrive at the meeting point at least 15 minutes prior to the tour start time.

  • Ending Point

    You can hop off at any of the stops

Key Highlights

  • Discover Edinburgh's Royal heritage and save up to 20% on individual tickets
  • Travel conveniently around the city with the 48-hour hop-on hop-off ticket
  • Get up close with all the top Edinburgh attractions with over 40 strategic stops
  • Explore the spectacular Edinburgh Castle with a guaranteed, fast track entry
  • Marvel at the breathtaking residence of Her Majesty the Queen, Palace of Holyroodhouse
  • Admire The Queen’s former floating palace, the Royal Yacht Britannia


One Edinburgh ticket is all you need to get the most out of your visit to the Old Smoky! The Royal Edinburgh Ticket treats you to a 48-hour hop-on hop-off bus tour across three services as well as Fast Track admissions to three of the best Scottish attractions - Edinburgh Castle, the Royal Yacht Britannia and the Palace of Holyroodhouse. This is truly your all-access pass to explore the splendours of Scotland's capital city and experience its magnificent royal attractions. Not to mention, you can save over 20% when compared to the total cost of tickets when bought separately.


The hop-on hop-off bus ticket allows you 48 hours of unlimited travel on three bus routes – Majestic Tour, The Edinburgh Tour and City Sightseeing Tour, covering the length and breadth of the city. The routes are interchangeable, giving you even more flexibility to travel around the city with minimal hassles. You can additionally listen in on immersive commentary across all the routes, either through headphones or from a live guide.

Some of the stops covered

  • Waverly Bridge
  • Royal Botanic Garden
  • Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre
  • Queen’s Gallery
  • Royal Mile
  • Edinburgh Castle
  • The Edinburgh Dungeon
  • Palace of Holyroodhouse
  • The Royal Yacht Britannia



One of the most beautiful castles in the world, the Edinburgh Castle is a truly magnificent sight to behold. With our guaranteed fast track entry, you can dig into spectacular views across the capital, browse through the  nation’s Crown Jewels, including the Stone of Destiny, witness the breathtaking One o’ Clock Gun - the famous time signal firing since 1861 as well as traverse through the oldest building in Edinburgh.


Follow in the footsteps of Royalty and discover The Queen’s former floating palace at the magnificent Royal Yacht Britannia. With a fascinating audio tour available in 30 languages, you can discover how the Royal Family and their 220-member crew lived, relax and enjoy waiter service in the Royal Deck Tea Room.


Discover Her Majesty The Queen’s official residence in Scotland - the Palace of Holyroodhouse - with our fast track entry. Lose yourself to the unmistakable grandeur of the Palace as you wander around the State State Apartments used by the Royal Family, the historic chambers of Mary, Queen of Scots, and the romantic ruins of Holyrood Abbey. There’s audio commentary available in 9 languages to keep your engaged.


  • 48 hours Hop-On, Hop-Off Ticket
  • 3 Hop-On, Hop-Off brands included (Edinburgh Tour, Majestic Tour & City Sightseeing)
  • Entry to Edinburgh Castle, the Palace of Holyroodhouse, and the Royal Yacht Britannia
  • Live Guide on the Edinburgh Tour route
  • Audio commentary in English, French, German, Portuguese, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Japanese and Mandarin Chinese on all routes (Also Gaelic on Majestic tour route)


  • Hotel Transfers

Please note

Voucher Type: You must print and surrender a paper version of your booking voucher for this activity

Wheelchair accessibility: Yes (please check accessibility guidelines for attractions) 

Edinburgh is a functioning city and weather, traffic and events may occasionally cause disruption. Times and stops are subject to change.

The operator will reserve your entry to Edinburgh Castle when you exchange your voucher.

Customer Reviews

  • 5
    Excellent tour guides, lovely tour buses
    09/24/2021 Florence lhezue,
  • 5
    good value and made the visit easy
    09/02/2020 Jonathan Smith,
  • 5
    fantastic tour , so much to do and to see.
    03/16/2020 Kimberley sayani,

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