Sunday, 11 February 2018

Best Ever Year for Edinburgh Bus Tours

Edinburgh Bus Tours (EBT) has recorded it’s best ever year and has remained Scotland’s second most popular paid for attraction.

According to the top 20 rankings published by the Moffat Centre, EBT attracted around 690,000 visitors in 2017, an increase of 85,000 from 2016.

The tours offer residents and visitors the chance to enjoy a different perspective on Edinburgh, providing views of the city from the top of a double-decker bus.

Edinburgh Bus Tours operates from Waverley Bridge seven days a week providing four different tour options. Each takes in the capital’s main attractions, from the castle and Old Town to the Royal Yacht Britannia and the three Forth bridges.

 A new fleet of open top Volvo B5TL's were launched in 2016

Nigel Serafini, Commercial Director at Lothian said: “We are delighted to celebrate another fantastic year for Edinburgh Bus Tours. To see an extra 85,000 customer journeys across 2017 is a real testament to the dedicated and enthusiastic team at tours. They deliver a fantastic customer experience, rain or shine, for the thousands of visitors choosing to hop on a tour of our fascinating city each day.”

Full schedule and pricing information is available from and visitors can download the free Edinburgh Bus Tours app for Android and Apple devices.

Edinburgh Bus Tours is also on Facebook ( and Twitter (


With the news of the Edinburgh tourist trail success, three sets of pictures have been placed into albums, which illustrate the transition of the tours operated by Lothian Buses and previously Lothian Regional Transport since the late 1980s. These can now be viewed by clicking   here   here and  here