Edinburgh Bus Tours

MacTours City Tour

Edinburgh's MacTours are best known for offering 50s vintage bus tours. The tour buses are distinctive, painted half red and half yellow and their character is reflected in the tour itinerary. This is different from the more popular City Sightseeing Tour.

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The MacTours City Tour aims to uncover some of Edinburgh's hidden gems ranging from historic attractions away from the city centre to stories linked to Edinburgh's literary and medical past.

The tour starts from Waverley Bridge and unlike other bus tours, avoids Princes Street, Edinburgh's main street. The MacTours bus takes you straight to the New Town via St. Andrew's Square, across the Water of Leith, to the former village of Stockbridge, now one of the city's most desirable areas.

The bus tour then takes you past Dean Village and St. Mary's Cathedral. You can get off the bus for a short stroll along the Water of Leith Walkway or for a quick visit to the Dean Gallery of Modern Art.

The tour continues into Edinburgh Old Town at last. Unlike other Edinburgh bus tours, the MacTours City Tour doesn't take in the Royal Mile or Holyrood Palace but does include the Royal College of Surgeons in its itinerary.

Tour details

The MacTours City tour is an all-year round bus tour and departs Waverly Bridge every 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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