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The Tours

Bright Bus Tours, open top bus
Enjoy the ultimate Edinburgh experience on board our City & Britannia Tours. Take in the sights of the Old Town all the way to the shore of Leith, from the iconic Edinburgh Castle to The Majestic Royal Britannia and so much more.

Take in the bustle of Scotland's capital on board our City Tour and switch over to enjoy the royal treatment on our Britannia Tour - perfect for those who want to soak in the sights.

We've got the best seats in the house, and you can hop-on and hop-off as much as you like for either 24 or 48 hours!

We offer multilingual commentary onboard with a unique take on the history of Edinburgh.
(Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish)

Click here to view our tour stops, maps and more ⇒

Diversion notice

From Wednesday 3rd August, our City Tour & Britannia Tour will be diverted from 4pm every night until 28th August due to The Royal Military Tattoo. Please see diversion details below:

City Tour:

Normal route to Candlemaker Row > Bristo Place > Forrest Road > George IV Bridge > Chamber Street > back to normal route.

Stops not being served - Stop 5 Johnstone Terrace (closest stop is stop 2 Lothian Road) and stop 6 Lawnmarket (closest stop is stop 3 Grassmarket or stop 7 Chamber Street).

Britannia Tour:

Normal route to Bread Street > West Port > Grassmarket > Candlemaker Row > Bristo Place > Forrest Road > George IV Bridge > back to normal Route.

Stops not being served - Stop 12 Johnstone Terrace and stop 13 Lawnmarket (closest stop is stop 11 Bread Street).


What you'll see

Edinburgh Castle

Auld Reekie. Edina. Edinburgh

A UNESCO heritage site. A leading festival city. A place that offers history and cosmopolitan culture in equal measure. So much to see, so much to do, so much to experience.

Entry to attractions are not included with your Bright Bus Ticket. Ask our street team and drivers about your ticket discounts across Edinburgh!

Our team

Our team, easy to find
Our street team and drivers are always here to help you. From tickets to advice and top tips, they’re easy to find and even easier to talk to. Once aboard one of our open top buses, all you need to do is sit back and relax until you’re ready to delve into the nooks and crannies of this great city. Edinburgh day trips have never been simpler!


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