Bright Bus Edinburgh Britannia Tour

Edinburgh - Leith

Edinburgh, the capital city of Scotland, is known for its stunning architecture, rich history, and cultural heritage. It is a city that offers a unique blend of traditional and modern experiences, making it an ideal destination for tourists.


Day ticket adult £18, Concession £16 Child £9 and Family ticket £36

Travel Type:


No. of Attractions:

5 places to visit

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Journey Duration:

1 hour and 30 minutes

Route Frequency:

Runs all day

Starting point:

Waterloo Place, Edinburgh

How to get here

Journey fact:

The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh has a long history of scientific research and conservation, dating back to the 17th century. It houses one of the largest living collections of plants in the world, with over 13,000 species.

Journey Overview

Tickets are valid for 24 hours, enabling customers to hop-on and hop-off at their leisure to devour in more detail some of the awesome places they have passed on this fantastic tour.

The ultimate Edinburgh experience can be enjoyed, through combining this tour with the City Tour to truly experience the beating heart of Scotland’s capital. Travel between Edinburgh Castle, The Royal Mile and Royal Yacht Britannia over 48 hours with a special combination ticket that enables travel on both tour routes!

The Britannia Tour, on an open top bus, provides a fab royal experience, commencing deep in the heart of the amazing Edinburgh city and travelling all the way to the shore of Leith to The majestic Royal Britannia. The tour also includes Edinburgh Castle which stands proudly on top of Castle Rock and offers breath-taking views of the city.

From Waterloo Place, the bus makes its way to the lovely Royal Botanic Gardens and then to Newhaven Harbour and onwards for views of the Royal Yacht Britannia before travelling to the Scottish National Gallery of Art and ultimately to Edinburgh Castle, passing through the vibrant, fascinating Edinburgh streets on this action-packed sojourn, including savouring the experience of local areas of Stockbridge and Leith Shore en route.

With multi-lingual commentary, there’s tales aplenty to help enliven even further the view from the bus of Edinburgh’s contemporary life and incredible history.

Gateway to the Edinburgh Britannia Tour

By Megabus from London, Midlands, North and across Scotland (on Scottish City Link) or by rail from major cities across the UK to Edinburgh Central. McGill’s Stagecoach East Scotland and Lothian Buses also run frequent services throughout Edinburgh and its outlying area.

A Fab Day Out!

One of the first stops on the tour is the Royal Botanic Gardens. The gardens are a peaceful oasis in the heart of the city, and they are home to a wide range of plants and flowers. Visitors can peruse the gardens at their leisure, taking in the beauty of the different gardens and the glasshouses.

Another stop on the tour is Newhaven Harbour. This historic fishing port has been in operation for over 900 years, and it offers customers a glimpse into Edinburgh’s maritime past. It’s great to stroll along the quayside, watching the boats come and go, and enjoy some of the fresh seafood that is available in the area.

The highlight of the tour is undoubtedly the Royal Yacht Britannia. This former royal yacht was in service from 1954 until 1997 and is now a floating museum. Customers can explore the yacht’s state rooms, bedrooms, and engine room, learning about the history of the vessel and the royal family.

The Water of Leith Shore is another interesting stop on the tour. This section of the Water of Leith river runs through the heart of the city, and it is lined with interesting shops, cafes, and bars. There’s few things more enjoyable than a leisurely stroll along the riverbank, taking in the sights and sounds of the city.

The Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art is a great attraction, located in the west of the city. The gallery boasts an impressive collection of contemporary and modern art from both Scottish and international artists. There’s a diverse range of exhibits to be devoured, including paintings, sculptures, and installations.

The Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC) is another must-see attraction on the tour. Located in the heart of the city, the EICC is a world-class venue that hosts various events throughout the year. Customers can take a guided tour of the center and learn about its history, architecture, and state-of-the-art facilities.

Folk can also explore Edinburgh Castle’s many attractions, including the Crown Jewels, the Scottish National War Memorial, and the Stone of Destiny. The castle’s history dates back to the 12th century, and visitors can learn about its role in Scottish history during various exhibitions and guided tours.

How to get here...

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Waterloo Place, Edinburgh

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