Sightseeing bus introduces new tour of 'royal connections'

Attractions such as the Palace of Holyroodhouse and the Royal Botanic Garden are part of the new tour.

Edinburgh sightseeing bus introduces new tour of ‘royal connections’ Lothian Buses

Edinburgh Bus Tours has introduced a new “regal” tour which hopes to “bring to life the city’s royal connections”.

Adding to the existing live guide-led Edinburgh tour, and CitySightseeing Edinburgh tour, the “regal” service will take in attractions such as the Palace of Holyroodhouse and the Royal Botanic Garden.

Operated by Lothian Buses, the new tour launched on Sunday, March 24, also takes in areas in Leith and Newhaven including the shore and the harbour.

Visitors can listen in to a multilingual audio commentary on the tour which visits the Royal Yacht Britannia.

The service runs every 15 minutes and starts at 8.40am every morning and ends at 5.25pm and lasts around 80 minutes per journey.

Sarah Boyd, managing director of Edinburgh Bus Tours, said: “We’re delighted to welcome visitors on board our new Regal Tour, which adds another dimension to our already fantastic five-star tour portfolio.

“We hope visitors to the city will take advantage of our ‘hop-on-hop-off’ tours and take the opportunity to explore our stunning capital city from the top deck.

“All of our tickets include excellent added value offers from key partners across the capital.

“The launch of the Regal Tour marks an exciting moment in our long history in the city of Edinburgh and we look forward to welcoming visitors on board.

“With Edinburgh Bus Tours, visitors can be confident of quality, reliability and value for money”.

Neil Christison, regional director at VisitScotland, said: “It’s great to see Edinburgh Bus Tours investing in the visitor experience in the city and expanding their exceptional tour offering.

“Edinburgh is steeped in the history of Scotland’s monarchs, and recent events have shown there remains a keen fascination from visitors to our royal connections.

“Bus tours are a fantastic way to get around Edinburgh and help encourage visitors to explore beyond the city centre and into the bustling communities of Leith and Newhaven.”

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