Guided tour

Edinburgh: Comedy Horror Ghost Bus Tour

Activity provider: The Ghost Bus Tours Ltd
Guided tour

Edinburgh: Comedy Horror Ghost Bus Tour

Activity provider: The Ghost Bus Tours Ltd

From US$ 25.80 per person

Experience Edinburgh’s spooks and ghosts on a guided bus tour, riding to the dark side on board an elegantly refurbished vintage double-decker bus. A strange conductor will tell stories of executions, murders and still-occurring hauntings.

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Duration 1 hour
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  • Enjoy a comedy horror sightseeing show through Edinburgh
  • Get spooked, learning about the most haunted city in Europe
  • Explore city sights, where the restless spirits still wander
  • Ride the midnight black Ghost Bus and learn about the legend of Burke and Hare
Full description

Enjoy a theatrical sightseeing tour of Edinburgh onboard the Ghost Bus, a beautifully refurbished vintage double-decker, painted in traditional midnight black.

Learn about Edinburgh’s grave robbers, plague victims, and the ghosts that reside in the most haunted city in Europe. Explore the city's gruesome past, while admiring its most famous monuments, including Edinburgh Castle, Grassmarket, Greyfriar's Kirk, Holyrood Palace, and the Royal Mile. As you traverse the Old Town and New Town, visit the sites of murders, tortures, and executions. Hear about the infamous Burke and Hare, and the hundreds of women who were drowned or burned as witches. The bus, which belonged to the Necropolis Bus Company, boasts decorative features that include atmospheric lamps and window curtains. In 1967, the entire fleet was destroyed in a mysterious fire, and only one bus survived.

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    Meeting point

    The Ghost Bus normally departs from Lawn market, in front of The Heritage of Scotland, next to Deacon Brodie's Tavern. Please arrive on time. The tour cannot wait for late arrivals and they cannot be admitted once the show has started.

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    Important information

    Not allowed

    • Food and drinks
    • Luggage or large bags
    • Smoking in the vehicle
    • Video recording

    Know before you go

    • The Ghost Bus can take no responsibility for items left on the bus. Personal items are carried at the owner's risk and The Ghost Bus can take no responsibility for items damaged or lost
    • Smoking, eating, and drinks, other than bottled water, are not permitted on the bus
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.4 /5

    based on 1423 reviews

    Review summary

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    Did this tour with my husband and 11 yr old son late December, 9pm, and we had a blast. Tommy Terror was our fantastic tour guide and it was thoroughly entertaining. Great memories were made and much laughter was had… highly recommend. We sat upstairs on the bus. Recommend getting there early to line up to pick your seat for this tour; thank you to Caitlin for boarding everyone and cheers to the bus driver

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    March 28, 2023

    fantastic wee tour with a funny fantastic guide laughed from start to Finnish it was also very interesting only thing I would say is when people get off would recommend telling people to return to the seats they were on as we almost had others taking our seats p.s sorry I didn't tip had no cash on me lol xx

    March 28, 2023

    Wow! What can I say! It was wonderful! A real treat! My grandson loved it so much he literally cried when the tour was over- the actor- who was excellent by the way thought he wanted to stay on the bus because it wasn’t scary- no he cried because it was over It had everything! Great action, spooky, funny and even educational! It was wonderful!

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    March 28, 2023

    Product ID: 35228