Royal Edinburgh Ticket

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48 hours on 3 City Tours + 3 Royal Attractions
Availability : Year Round - Daily

This unique ticket is all you need to explore the Royal splendours of Scotland’s capital.

Valid for 48 hours, The Royal Edinburgh Ticket includes admission to three majestic attractions in Scotland’s capital. Hop-on, Hop-off three Edinburgh Bus Tours as you explore the city between each attraction with panoramic views from the top deck.

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  • 48 hours on 3 Hop-on, Hop-off City Tours
    • Edinburgh Tour
    • Majestic Tour
    • City Sightseeing Edinburgh
  • Entry to 3 Royal attractions:

Edinburgh Castle

  • Edinburgh Bus Tours ticket sellers will reserve your time slot
  • Home to the nation’s Crown Jewels, including the Stone of Destiny
  • The One o’ Clock Gun – the famous time signal, firing since 1861
  • Spectacular views across the capital
  • St. Margaret’s Chapel – the oldest building in Edinburgh
  • See Mons Meg – one of Europe’s oldest siege guns

The Royal Yacht Britannia

  • Follow in the footsteps of Royalty and discover their former floating palace.
  • Fascinating audio tour available in 30 languages.
  • Discover how the Royal Family and 220 crew lived.
  • Relax and enjoy waiter service in the Royal Deck Tea Room.
  • Scotland’s best attraction for 12 years.

Palace of Holyroodhouse

  • His Majesty The King’s official residence in Scotland
  • Magnificent State Apartments used by the Royal Family
  • Historic chambers of Mary, Queen of Scots
  • Romantic ruin of Holyrood Abbey
  • Audio tour in 9 languages

Year Round

Hop-on, Hop-off Schedule Loop
City Sightseeing 9:00am – 6:00pm 60 minutes
Edinburgh Tour 9:06am – 5:54pm 60 minutes
Regal Tour 9:00am – 5:30pm 60 minutes

From April to October the frequency times are generally 12 to 15 minutes.

From October to March the frequency times are generally 30 minutes and end around 4:00pm.

Attraction Summer Winter
Edinburgh Castle April to Sept: 9:30am – 6:00pm Oct to March: 9:30am – 5:00pm
The Royal Yacht Britannia April to Sept: 10:00am – 5:00pm Oct to March: 10:00am – 4:30pm
Palace of Holyroodhouse April to Oct 9:30am – 5:30pm. Daily Nov to March: 9:30am – 4:15pm. Thursdays to Mondays

Please check locally as attractions and tours subject to change. Venues generally allow last entries 1 hour prior to closing. 

Please note Scheduled Closures of Palace of Holyroodhouse:

  • 16  – 25 May 2024 – Palace closed (The King’s Gallery and the Café at the Palace are open)
  • 27 May – 9 June 2024 – Café at the Palace closed (The Palace and The King’s Gallery are open)
  • 27 June – 5 July 2024 – Palace and Café closed (The King’s Gallery is open)

During these planned closures Royal Edinburgh Ticket holders are offered entry to The King’s Gallery ( current exhibition – Style & Society: Dressing the Georgians

Explore the revolutionary life and style of the Georgians, from the practical dress of laundry maids to the glittering gowns worn at court) and a Palace of Holyroodhouse Guidebook.

  • Operational season: all year round
    • Operating times may vary over the Christmas period
    • Times subject to change

Present voucher to Edinburgh Bus Tours ticket sellers (beside the buses) at St Andrew Square.

Ticket time starts at first use. This will be the start of your 48 hour ticket.

Ticket includes:

  • 48hr hop-on hop-off bus tour on 3 routes
  • Guaranteed entry to:
    • Edinburgh Castle
    • The Royal Yacht Britannia
    • Palace of Holyroodhouse
Adult: $130
Child (5 – 15): $80
Senior (60+): $120

Ask us about family rates. 


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