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Edinburgh City Pass & Tourist Cards

Compare: Royal Edinburgh Card, Attraction Tickets & Edinburgh Pass

Edinburgh City Pass

All Edinburgh tourist cards, attraction tickets and travel passes, such as the Edinburgh Pass and The Royal Edinburgh Card; which tourist cards save money or huge waiting times? Is the Edinburgh City Pass worth it?

Compare: Edinburgh City Pass & Tourist Cards

In Edinburgh you only have a choice of two Edinburgh City Passes (The Edinburgh Pass and the Royal Edinburgh Card), both two very interesting cards as they both include entry to Edinburgh Castle. Both city passes are affordable and above all very easy to use, especially the Edinburgh Pass. We list the pros and cons of all travel cards for you, so that you can consider which tourist card is most suitable for you.

1) Recommended: The Royal Edinburgh Card

The big advantage of this Edinburgh city pass is that the Hop on Hop off Bus is included with this card. The Royal Edinburgh Ticket is valid for 48 hours after activation and offers guaranteed entry to Edinburgh's three major attractions: Edinburgh Castle, Holyroodhouse and the Royal Yacht Britannia. Unlike the Edinburgh Pass, with this city pass you do not receive online tickets, but you must collect your tickets at a centrally located point. During this collection, a time slot will then be scheduled to visit the busy Edinburgh Castle. More about The Royal Edinburgh Card.

This Royal Edinburgh Card includes the following benefits:

  • 48-hour ticket for the 3 different routes of the Hop on Hop off Bus
  • Admission to Edinburgh Castle
  • Admission to Palace of Holyroodhouse
  • Admission to Royal Yacht Britannia in Leith (accessible via the Majestic Route of the Hop on Hop off Bus)
  • More info and bookings The Royal Edinburgh

2) Edinburgh Pass

In my opinion, this is a very interesting city pass for your city trip to Edinburgh. With one purchase you have three important tickets that will complete your experience of a city trip in Edinburgh, such as a tour of Edinburgh Castle and tickets for Holyroodhouse and also the Whiskey Experience. And even more convenient; with this Edinburgh tourist pass you get all tickets online. Simply book your Edinburgh Pass via this link. You can reserve your desired dates and time slots during the booking process. After payment you will receive your tickets by email or you can show them via smartphone.

This Edinburgh City Pass includes the following activities:

3) Buy attraction tickets

If you only want to visit a limited number of attractions, it can also be advantageous to purchase individual attraction tickets instead of an Edinburgh City Pass. The most popular sightseeing tickets:

Edinburgh Pass
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