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Explore Scotland’s capital in an exciting Edinburgh Bus Tour. A double-decker adventure to discover the best of the city.
Edinburgh Bus Tour at Calton Hill
Grassmarket. Edinburgh Bus tour. Almost free
Royal Mile. Edinburgh City Sightseeing. Almost free
New Town. Edinburgh City Bus Tour
Palace of Holyroodhouse. Edinburgh city tour

What will you discover?

Princes Street – Enjoy this majestic street and discover its magnificent gardens.

The Old Town – Discover the Royal Mile and listen to the stories of the oldest streets of the city.

The New Town – Explore the impressive architecture and historic home of some of the best writers and inventors in the country.

Grassmarket – Enjoy the fantastic views of the castle, crime stories and the best pubs in the city.

The Palace of Holyroodhouse – Venture beyond the beautiful palace located at the bottom of Arthur’s Seat.


Embark on a Bus Tour of Edinburgh with a twist, and be amazed by the most incredible views and stories! Fascinate yourself with the beauty of the Old and New Town of Edinburgh, take incredible photos of the city, and find the best tips to enjoy your vacation to the fullest.

What is an “Almost Free Tour”?

An Almost Free Tour is a new concept where we give you the best-guided tours of Edinburgh for an unbeatable price accessible to all audiences. On a Free Tour, an average tip of between £8 and £10 is suggested at the end. We give you an unbeatable price, and we do not ask you for a tip in the end. You know what you pay before you start.


All you need to know

Tour Details


  • £5 adults.
  • £5 children, seniors and students.


1 hour 30 minutes aproximately

Departure 14:00 pm | Return 15:30 pm


Live guide in English 

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  • Transport.
  • The safety and professionalism of your driver/guide in Spanish to ensure you experience the most incredible Scottish stories.

Not included

  • Food and drink.
  • Optional entrance and guided tours to the attractions.

How to book

  • Online: click book now and select the day to check the availability. Make the payment using a credit or debit card.
  • By phone:  +44 (0) 131 202 9020 using a credit or debit card.

We recommend booking as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Instant confirmation

  • Once the payment is completed, the receipt and details of the tour will be sent to you in the confirmation email.
  • It is not necessary to print the receipt.

Important information

  • Scotland’s weather can be very unpredictable. We recommend that you bring warm waterproof clothing and comfortable, appropriate shoes.
  • The itinerary and stops may vary due to circumstances beyond our control.


Free! Cancel free of charge up to 3 days before the activity. If you cancel after that, no refund will be offered.



Leaving from Lawnmarket (the Royal Mile) you will appreciate the incredible views of Edinburgh Castle. A citadel erected on top of an extinct volcano. From there, you will see the magnificent views of the Old Town and hear the history of its medieval skyscrapers.


We will now go through the Grassmarket. A meeting place for visitors and locals in the area with splendid views of the castle. It is a very famous site, since it was where people were executed in the past. Some of its many pubs still remember the most incredible stories of that era.

Royal Mile

The Royal Mile connects Edinburgh Castle with the Palace of Holyroodhouse. Some say that at the time, it was the most populated street in Europe. Whether it is true or not, it is clear that the “Royal Mile” contains some of the most incredible stories in the city.

Holyrood Palace

Passing through the old street where the nobles lived, we will tell you the stories of love and hate that occurred in the Palace of Isabel II. Around, you we will see the new Parliament of Scotland, and we will approach the imposing Arthur Seat hill. As a curiosity, you will have the opportunity to see what Mary Stuart’s bathroom was.

Calton Hill

Why were people afraid to go up Calton Hill? It is the most famous hill in Edinburgh; highlighted by its peculiar stories and its imposing monuments, also known as the three shames that still prevail in the city today. From here, you can see the whole city; and we will go up to immortalize the most impressive photos of Edinburgh in your vacations!

Princes Street

From here, you can enjoy magnificent panoramic views of the old town, Edinburgh Castle and the gardens. Despite not being the official main street of the city, Princes Street is undoubtedly the busiest street in Edinburgh. A street where only public transportation and the mythical stage of the Trainspotting movie was filmed, this place contains many other interesting stories.

The New Town

The upper class of Edinburgh got tired of living in the dirty and ugly Old Town, and decided to build the New Town. Thus, the New Town was born with its large boulevards, wide squares and private gardens that will impress anyone who sees them. Are you going to miss it?

Customer Reviews

I’m travelling solo and did a bus tour with NessieHunters on my second day in the city. Our guide, Joe, was hilarious, and very informative. This was also a great way for me to make friends in a new city! My favourite part was touring Calton Hill, which you take a 30 minute recess from the bus to climb and take pictures. I might not have done it otherwise so I’m very grateful for the experience! Thanks, Joe and co.

allieebarton | Tripadvisor

We just went out from the hotel to grab some ice cream in the Royal Mile then we came across to this free tour bus and decided to hop on! Well it was worth it! I love the tales of mysteries in Edinburgh and plus points also for the tourguide, Joe! He got a great of sense of humor and good-looking as well.

Louise B | Tripadvisor
Departure Point

Our departure point for all our tours is the Lawnmarket Bus Stop (Royal Mile).

310 Lawnmarket, Edinburgh, EH1 2PH


Do I need to bring my own food?

Lunch time is in a place where you can choose between restaurants, cafes or supermarkets. On the other hand, if you want to bring your own food you are more than welcome.

Can children travel?

Of course! We welcome children of all ages.

In what type of vehicle are the tours made?

The excursion will take place in vehicles of 8, 49 or 53 seats equipped with the latest safety devices. In the case of small group tours the trip is guaranteed in minibuses of 8 seats.

Is the payment secure?

Our system of online payment and by telephone is 100% safe and encrypted against fraud or unauthorised transactions. In addition, we do not have access to your credit card data.

We are certified under a Comodo SSL protocol of 2048 bits.

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