Prices

  • £16.00 Adult
  • £12.00 Child (under 15)
  • £14.00 Senior/Student
  • £45.00 Family (2 Adults + 2 Children)
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Edinburgh Ghost Bus Tour

The Edinburgh Ghost Bus Tour is a theatrical sightseeing tour, taking you on a journey around the darker side of Edinburgh.  Your creepy conductor shows you the sights on-board a classic 1960s Routemaster bus as you experience the travelling ghost tour of Edinburgh.  Learn about witches, grave robbers, plague and of course the ghosts that reside in the most haunted city in Europe.  A comedy horror show as you travel around the city, this is the perfect way to see Edinburgh and discover it’s dark and unusual secrets.

Tour Highlights

  • The tour takes you past Edinburgh Castle, Greyfriar's Kirk, The Old Town, Holyrood Palace and the Royal Mile
  • On-board actor and technical trickery combine to create a comedy horror tour that you will not dare to forget
  • A unique way to see Edinburgh at night
  • Best comedy horror show in town
  • Free guide book
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The Edinburgh Ghost Bus Tour is a theatrical sightseeing tour, taking you on a journey around the darker side of Edinburgh.  Your creepy conductor shows you the sights onboard a classic 1960s Routemaster bus as you experience the travelling ghost tour of Edinburgh.  Learn about witches, grave robbers, plague and of course the ghosts that reside in the most haunted city in Europe.  A comedy horror show as you travel around the city, this is the perfect way to see Edinburgh and discover it’s dark and unusual secrets.

This sightseeing bus tour is a journey around Edinburgh’s gruesome past, while seeing the city’s most famous sites, including Edinburgh Castle, The New Town, Grassmarket, Greyfriar’s Kirk, The Old Town, Holyrood Palace and the Royal Mile.  The Conductor will show you where the murders, tortures and executions took place – and where certain restless spirits still linger.  Hear about Edinburgh’s grisly history, from Burke and Hare to the hundreds of women drowned or burned as witches.  There are also surprises onboard the bus – it was indeed once a funeral bus, so it’s not a surprise that the dead may have left an imprint on the vehicle .

Enjoy this spooky ride aboard the only surviving Necropolis Bus.  The Necropolis Bus Company began in the 19th century as a private funeral bus service carrying the deceased, pallbearers and mourners to the final resting place.  Painted in the traditional midnight black of all the Necropolis Routemaster busses, decorative features include lamps and window curtains.  In 1967, the entire fleet was destroyed in a mysterious fire… only one bus survived. Will you?



Important Information

  • Children aged 15 and under must be accompanied by a paying adult.
  • Travel before 31st August and receive a free guide book.

Inclusions

  • 1 hour 15 min bus tour
  • Professional actors/guides

Schedule

Daily:

Monday – Thursday: 19:30pm
Friday: 18:00pm, 19:30pm and 21:00pm
Saturday: 19:30pm and 21:00pm
Sunday: 19:30pm

Closed 24, 25, 26 and 31 December &  1 January

Departure point

Waverly Bridge

Please aim to arrive 15 minutes prior to your tour time to ensure a prompt departure.

The tour lasts approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes (depending on traffic), and sets off from Waverly Bridge, next to Princess St Gardens, opposite the Princes Mall exit of Waverly Station.



FAQ’s

Will the tour pick-up from my hotel?

Not unless you are staying at a hotel that is a designated pick-up (you will see options for these before you pay).  This is because of Government actions to help prevent pollution, no tour operators have been allowed to make individual hotel pick-ups since 1st April 2017.

Are there toilets on the coaches?

Some coaches have toilets, some do not, but on all tours there are regular comfort stops of no longer than 2 hours apart, plus all places visited have toilets on site.

Will we have time for a full lunch stop whilst on tour?

Unless you book a tour that includes a specific lunch stop then no.  Most tours are targeted at seeing as much as possible in one day and do not have time for a full stop.  There are options to buy food and snacks at all sites visited, but these can be expensive and most people prefer to bring food and drink with them.  Supermarkets, e.g. Tesco Express offer excellent and great value, pre-prepared food that is ideal for this.  Here is a store finder link.

Will the tour return to for example London at the time stated or can it be late?

Most tours return at the expected time, but this is always subject to traffic and it is possible there could be a delay and so it is always wise to allow plenty of spare time if you are planning on booking theatre shows, trains or flights etc. after your tour.

What clothes should I wear?

It is always wise to check the weather forecast before setting out.  It is good to plan in case of rain, with perhaps a shower coat and umbrella.  There will likely be quite a bit of walking on tours and comfy shoes are a must and if any of the tour is on grass e.g. Stonehenge Inner Circle tours then waterproof shoes are sensible.  It is often colder out of London than in London particularly if windy and a jumper or fleece in summer are wise and a warm coat in winter.

If visiting London how much time will it take to see all the main sites, will we have time for more than one out of London tour if we only have a week? How long in advance should I book tours?

It is a common mistake that people think it may take six days to see London and only allow a day for out of London tours.  However there is so much to see out of London that four days to go out of London will be an amazing experience to see maybe all these locations, Dover, Canterbury, Leeds Castle, Hampton Court, Windsor, Winchester, Glastonbury, Stonehenge, Avebury, Bath, Stratford, Oxford and Warwick.

There are excellent day tours of London that see all of the main attractions in one day and then perhaps allow a further two days to see the Making of Harry Potter Warner Bros. Tour and other London attractions not included on the main tours and do not forget to book your show/theatre tickets well in advance too.

These are all very popular tours, most sell out well in advance and it is wise to book your tours, theatre and attractions several months in advance and you will find good planning in advance will optimise your holiday.

Is it better value to tour sites of London and out of London sites on our own, perhaps hiring a car?

No, fixed tours of both London and out of London are much better value than visiting sites individually and you will find going individually entrance costs alone will add up to more than the fixed tours, even before you factor in travel costs.

Do tours pick-up from any of the London airports?

Sorry no tours depart or return from any UK airports.  There are however excellent rapid express trains for example the Heathrow Express.

Can you help me find a discounted best value hotel? Plus theatre/shows and other attractions?

Yes we certainly can and here are some useful links.



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Why stop there?


The ever-increasing demand and availability for well-organised, safe and reliable trips means that we now go further afield, so while we love taking people on tours of England, Ireland and Scotland we are pleased to offer that little bit more with river tours of Amsterdam, coach tours of Paris and train trips to the chocolate capital of the world, Brussels!

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There are so many and we cater for everyone so it may be a case of a leisurely out of London trip to Stonehenge or you may want the buzz and excitement of a theatre tour of London – all the glitz and glamour is there. Out of London, we offer all sorts of adventures: Roman Baths, Shakespeare country, the Royal Pavilion, Brighton – you name it. Same with London – we don’t just do the round London tours – we can take you to Kew Gardens or we can take you on an expedition on the roof of the O2 Dome to the platform at the top offering spectacular views.

So we offer Out of London, Around London, Theatre and Hotels and then there are the spectacular Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day tours – what a way to celebrate the fun season.