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Day Trip to Edinburgh with Edinburgh Castle & Bus Tour

Enjoy a scenic journey through Britain's scenic East Coast before arriving in Edinburgh, where you will get to see the Scottish capital from a hop on hop off bus tour. You'll also have time to explore Edinburgh Castle, where you will get to see the Scottish Crown Jewels and panoramic views of the city skyline.

Meet your tour guide at King's Cross Station, where you will be given a welcom pack full of exciting details about your day in Scotland, before being escorted to your train with reserved seats.

The journey will swoop along Britains scenic east coast, before arriving in Edinburgh at 11.32am! Youll also get a handy Edinburgh map to make navigating the city a little easier.

See the Scottish capital from a hop on hop off open top bus tour and take in all the major sights! From the Queens official residence when she visits Scotland, Palace of Holyroodhouse, to towering Edinburgh Castle that dominates the Edinburgh skyline, you'll soon get acquainted with the charming city during this tour.

Cruise down the Royal Mile, one of the busiest streets in Edinburghs historic old town, and past the famed Greyfriars Bobby monument before enjoying free admission to Edinburgh Castle.

This much-loved fortress has been involved in many historical conflicts since the 12th century and stands guard over the city from atop the Castle Rock. See the dazzling Scottish Crown Jewels and pose for photos with unbeatable panoramic views of the city skyline in the background.

Bid goodbye to Scotland as your train departs Edinburgh at 5.30pm, arriving back in London between 10-10.30pm.

Hop-on Hop-off Edinburgh Schedule:
Apr-Jun, Sep-Oct: last tour at 6:00pm, runs every 15 minutes
Jul-Aug: last tour at 7:15pm, runs every 10-15 minutes
Nov-Mar: last tour at 4:15pm, runs every 20 minutes

Tour runs Mondays-Saturdays excluding 25 December.
Full mobility facilities on all tour buses and subtitled screen downstairs for hard of hearing.

Experience Includes

  • Reserved standard train seats
  • Open Top Bus Tour
  • Admission to Edinburgh Castle

Experience Excludes

  • Gratuities
  • Food or drinks
  • Guide
  • Hotel transfers


Mondays -Saturdays.

Departure location

King's Cross Station.

Start times



15 hours.

Terms & Conditions

  • Please note - If you ARE NOT travelling within the next 72 hours then it can take up to 7 days for your tickets to be uploaded. If you ARE travelling within the next 72 hours then once you've made your booking please contact us by replying to your confirmation email or by calling our Customer Service team.
  • Itinerary subject to change without notice.
  • Please note this tour is unescorted.
  • Cancellation Policy: Free cancellations for bookings cancelled with the supplier 24 hours prior to departure. No refunds are given for no shows or cancellations made within 24 hours of departure.