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Edinburgh Bus Tours maintains five-star status

Posted: 13th July 2023

Edinburgh Bus Tours is delighted to announce that it has again been awarded the prestigious five-star tourist attraction status from Visit Scotland. The city tours, the third most popular paid attraction in Scotland, has maintained its top score every year since 2011, thanks to exceptional standard of service.

The Visit Scotland Quality Assurance scheme is a 5-star grading scheme for the very finest attractions, accommodation and food that Scotland has to offer.

Edinburgh Bus Tours offer three city-centre signature tours including the world-renowned CitySightseeing Edinburgh Tour, the Edinburgh Tour with a live guide, and the Majestic Tour. The 3 Bridges Tour takes visitors out of the city to Queensferry with the option of taking a boat cruise on the Firth of Forth with Forth Boat Tours, getting up close and personal with the iconic three bridges.

All tours offer tourists and residents alike the best view of Edinburgh from the upper deck of an open-top tour bus, incorporating all the capital’s most famous attractions and landmarks from Edinburgh Castle and the Old Town to the Royal Yacht Britannia and Dynamic Earth.

Kids go free on all of Edinburgh Bus Tours’ services, with tickets starting at £16 for adults, offering a fun-filled experience for families throughout the summer season.

From Wednesday 5 July, Edinburgh Bus Tours customers can now visit the new TourHub on Waterloo Place, with all tours departing just outside.  At the TourHub, customers can buy their tickets before they board, speak to a friendly member of our team to help with planning their time in the city, or purchase the latest Edinburgh Bus Tours merchandise.

Customers can also pre-purchase their tour tickets and access the latest tours information by visiting or downloading the Edinburgh Bus Tours app from the Apple store or Google Play store.

Sarah Boyd, Managing Director, Edinburgh Bus Tours said:

“I am thrilled that Edinburgh Bus Tours has maintained its five-star status from Visit Scotland. This reflects the passion, hard work and dedication of the whole team from our drivers, tickets sellers, tour guides to those working behind the scenes to put the show on the road.

“Edinburgh Bus Tours really do deliver a fun experience for everyone, locals and visitors alike.

“We look forward to welcoming all those enjoying the Edinburgh summer and choosing our five-star customer service experience.  It’s a great way to see all that the capital has to offer.”

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