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ABOVE: A Majestic Tour bus on Waverley Bridge.

Majestic Tour

The Majestic Tour is my personal favorite of the Edinburgh open-top bus tours, because it goes to tourist attractions that a pedestrian might not have time to reach on foot.

From Waverley Bridge, the Majestic Tour bus heads north through the New Town toward the Royal Botanic Garden, then stops at the Newhaven Heritage Museum on the waterfront before dropping passengers off at the Royal Yacht Britannia and the Ocean Terminal shopping mall in the port of Leith. It then returns to the city center via the Leith Walk, stops at The Palace of Holyroodhouse and the Scottish Parliament, follows Canongate up the lower half of the Royal Mile, and crosses the North Bridge on its way back to the tour's starting point.

If you buy the Grand Tour or Royal Edinburgh Ticket (see page 1), you can combine the Majestic Tour with the Mac Tour to reach places of interest in the New Town, the Old Town, and the port. That may be overkill if you're a reasonably healthy walker, however, because the Majestic Tour alone will bring you within a 10- or 15-minute walk of most major sights.

For more information, see the Lothian Buses Majestic Tour page.

Next page: Mac Tour


In this article:
Edinburgh bus tours - introduction
City Sightseeing Tour - best overview, longest day
The Edinburgh Tour - live guide
Majestic Tour - includes Newhaven and Leith
Mac Tour - includes Stockbridge and Surgeons' Hall

Related article:
Edinburgh Walking Tours

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