Edinburgh Bus Tours

Guide Friday Bus Tour

The Edinburgh Guide Friday bus tour, also known as simply the 'Edinburgh Tour' is the second most popular bus tour in Scotland's capital after the City Sightseeing Tour thanks to its live guide commentary.

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The double-decker buses are half green, half yellow and, unlike other open-top buses, the front half of the top deck is covered which is useful when the typical Scottish weather changes suddenly.

Highlights of the City Sightseeing Edinburgh tour

This bus tour covers many of the best attractions and landmarks in Edinburgh. The tour starts from Waverley Bridge and takes you along Princes Street -- look left for great views of Edinburgh Castle -- and then to the Old Town via Lothian Road.

The Guide Friday tour covers most of the Royal Mile but misses out on the Grassmarket and Victoria street, two of Edinburgh Old Town's most picturesque places. Greyfriars Bobby is just one of the popular tourist attractions in Edinburgh Old Town but there are many others you will see on the Royal Mile that are included in the tour.

The Guide Friday tour bus goes to Holyrood Palace and then back to the New Town. This tour explores more of the New Town, going as far as Queen Street Gardens.

Tour details

The Edinburgh Guide Friday bus tour is an all-year round bus tour and departs Waverly Bridge every 15-30 minutes. Tickets are valid for 24 hours so you can hop-on and off to explore attractions at your leisure. The tour ticket also offers discounts to various attractions in Edinburgh, including its most famous one -- Edinburgh Castle.

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