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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Ghost Bus Tour of Edinburgh

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icon1 hour to 1 hour 15 minutes  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

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Overview

Delve into Edinburgh’s horrific history on this evening ghost bus tour. With your spooky local guide, visit the city’s most terrifying locations, haunted by infamy and restless spirits! From your seat in a double-decker vintage bus, gaze at eerie sites such as Greyfriars Kirk, Edinburgh Castle, Grassmarket, and the Royal Mile. Throughout the trip, hear anecdotes and facts about Edinburgh’s chilling past, replete with bloody executions, unspeakable tortures, and murder.
  • Ghost tour around Edinburgh in a vintage double-decker bus
  • Discover the ghastly goings on from Edinburgh’s history
  • Admire Edinburgh’s historic attractions, including Edinburgh Castle, the Royal Mile, and the Palace of Holyroodhouse
  • Hear accounts of strange occurrences witnessed in haunted locations including Greyfriars Kirk and Grassmarket square
  • Enjoy enthralling commentary from an entertaining guide
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Hotel pickup and drop-off
435 Lawnmarket , 435 Lawnmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2NT, UK

Departing from Edinburgh Lawnmarket, outside Deacon Brodies Tavern.

This activity will end right where it started.
Choose an evening start time and meet your creepy guide in central Edinburgh for a journey through the city’s gruesome history. Board the vintage double-decker ghost bus, grab a seat in the shadowy upper or lower deck, and peer out the window as you travel the dimming city streets.  

As you ride, allow your conductor’s chilling tales to transport you to the dark side. Hear about Edinburgh’s famous executions, murders, misdeeds, and most sinister characters. Rile at the stories of Burke and Hare, notorious gravediggers who made a killing off cadaver sales to medical schools in the 19th century, and the incensed witch hunts of the 16th and 17th centuries. 

Pass the city’s most haunted sites and infamous landmarks like Royal Mile, Edinburgh Castle, the Palace of Holyroodhouse, and Greyfriars Kirk, plagued by the wandering souls of restless spirits. Visit Grassmarket and discover its bloody history as the execution site of many famous traitors and disrupters, including the unfortunate 'half-hangit' Maggie Dickson. Be sure to ask your guide about this story!

By the end, you have an intimate understanding of Edinburgh’s sinister side. Your tour leaves you in Edinburgh Old Town with time to warm your chilled soul at a local pub.
Itinerary
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Edinburgh Castle
Customers will be provided with information on Edinburgh Castles spiritual and historical past.
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Edinburgh Old Town
Customers will be provided with information on Edinburgh Old Town's spiritual and historical past.
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Royal Mile
Customers will be provided with information on Royal Mile's spiritual and historical past.
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Greyfriars Kirk
Customers will be provided with information on Greyfriars spiritual and historical past.
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Palace of Holyroodhouse
Customers will be provided with information on the Palace of Holyroodhouse's spiritual and historical past.
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Grassmarket
Customers will be provided with information on Grassmarket's spiritual and historical past
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The Ghost Bus Tours
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  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Please arrive 20 minutes before the scheduled departure time. The tour cannot wait for late passengers and they cannot be admitted once the show has started.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 54 travellers
  • OPERATED BY The Ghost Bus Tours
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Ghost Bus Tour of Edinburgh?
A:The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Ghost Bus Tour of Edinburgh.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitisation during Ghost Bus Tour of Edinburgh?
A:The policies on sanitisation are:

  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
See all safety measures taken by Ghost Bus Tour of Edinburgh.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Ghost Bus Tour of Edinburgh?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Ghost Bus Tour of Edinburgh.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Ghost Bus Tour of Edinburgh?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Ghost Bus Tour of Edinburgh.

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  • "Don't expect a paranormal investigation, but do expect lots of laughs and giggles." See review

Reviews

4.5
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1,478 reviews

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star-5
Amazing tour
Wenqi_S
, Jun. 2022
I took part in the tour with my friend and the trip was so interesting. The tour is worthy to be recommended.
star-5
Tons of fun!
Ann_C
, Jun. 2022
What a fun excursion. Hector our guide was hysterical! Had the entire bus laughing. Not really your typical ghost tour but it was tons of fun! Highly recommend for all ages.
star-5
Excellent & enjoyable
Elisha_M
, Jun. 2022
The whole tour was excellent - don't want to give too much away. The whole family enjoyed the experience
star-5
Oliver Sutton was brilliant
Megan_M
, Jun. 2022
Great experience overall! The tour guide Oliver really made it, he was funny and really in character. 100% recommend.
star-3
Student production..
Michael_F
, Jun. 2022
This was an average tour, with student level production qualities. Definitely humorous but not worth the cost.
1 traveller found this review helpful
star-5
A fun evening activity for families
mlamljords
, Jun. 2022
We traveled to Edinburgh with our three teen daughters and we all had a great time in the tour. Oliver was terrific and very knowledgeable. We would recommend this tour.
star-3
Fine
Alice_W
, Jun. 2022
It was alright. The conductor tried really hard. I would have liked more facts, it just felt like playing pretend
1 traveller found this review helpful
star-5
The Ghost Bus Tour
Kimberly_P
, Jun. 2022
What a great evening with Tommy Terror and Angus. The whole family (11 of us) had a great time ages ranging 11-72. It’s spooky and lots of interesting facts. Highly recommend this tour. The vintage bus and decor inside makes this tour high unique and sets the stage for ghost hunting and stories
star-5
Jumps and giggles 🤭
Tracey_F
, Jun. 2022
Amazing definitely something to add to your list. Hector is brilliant couldn’t have asked for a better tour guide! Full of knowledge but hilariously entertaining, an absolute character full of energy even on the last tour of the night ! Brilliant!
star-5
Platty Joobs weekend
Tabetha_C
, Jun. 2022
We thoroughly enjoyed the tour. It was informative, and interesting but funny and entertaining at the same time. The conductor was fab and the bus decor really added to the whole ‘vibe’. I think if it had been darker it may have been more theatrical but nevertheless very good fun.
star-5
A great short tour.
Kore_J
, May 2022
It was funny and enjoyable. We wish that it been longer would be our only complaint, would have enjoyed more. Our tour guide was great, funny and enjoyed his performance.
star-5
Brilliantly funny and spooky!
Susan_H
, May 2022
Fantastic, spooky and funny. Davie our host was brilliant as was Angus the bus driver. Went with my 12 year old daughter who also loved it. Great way to spend an evening.
star-5
We didn't know what to...
Christy_R
, May 2022
We didn't know what to expect. The stories and jokes Dave told made us laugh so hard. It was beautiful seeing Edinburgh at night.
star-1
Waste of money experience
Gatis_Z
, May 2022
If something is crap and not worth spending money on, it is this so called tour. The bus itself was the best part of it, but the content was not only low quality, but, I'd say, critically low quality comedy. Not to make clients choose another tour platform, I suggest Viator take this crap off the list for Edinburgh. I remember the excited faces of the people when getting on the bus and the indifferent and full of regret ones when getting off. NOT RECOMMENDED.
star-4
Good laughs
Caroline_D
, May 2022
Tour guide was great fun… wish we did the later tour as it would’ve been dark and more creepy… still enjoyed it though
star-5
Good Fun
Laura_G
, May 2022
Enjoyed the tour, guide and driver both great fun. Loads of fun and lots of laughs. Would recommend.
star-5
Haunted bus tour.
jacqueline_n
, May 2022
I have to say I didn't expect to laugh so much as I did. The tour guide (tall male, sorry I forgot your name) and "Angus" the driver were brilliant together, naturally funny and interacted with everybody on the bus. I would highly recommend this tour.
star-1
Diabolical, rip off
Aimee_J
, May 2022
None. Was terrible even the children thought it was embarrassing. Absolutely dire. Not recommended. Total rip off.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Thanks for review. The Ghost Bus Tour is a Comedy Horror Theatrical Show on wheels. It is delivered by a trained actor who follows a script but has the license to add their characters unique spin on it. All the Ghost Stories from the show are based on real history so its educational but designed to be both funny and spooky at the same time. We welcome you to get in touch with us so you can let us know your feelings about the show.
star-2
Meh
Stian_B
, Apr. 2022
Did the same some years ago, and had more fun. This was too silly and very little information. Hard to hear the guide, and a great consept but poorly executed
star-5
Funny and informative
AnnLouise_B
, Apr. 2022
Just a funny but informative trip. The bus is amazing, love the smoke from the back when it pulls up

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