Lothian operates several open top double deck tour bus services, through its Edinburgh Bus Tours subsidiary under five distinct brands: Edinburgh World Heritage, City Sightseeing, Edinburgh Tours, Mac Tours and The Majestic Tour. The City Sightseeing tour is operated by Lothian as a franchise of the City Sightseeing brand.
The Mac Tours operation uses AEC Routemaster buses in a dark red and cream livery. Their excellent website, including a splendid short film goes onto say.................
Enjoy our unique MacTours City Tour. As well as a live guide, bringing the wonderful history of Edinburgh to life, the tour also takes place aboard a traditional style vintage bus – a truly unforgettable experience.
The tour explores Edinburgh’s Old Town, with stunning views of the Castle and Edinburgh city centre, and look out for the wonderful vista across to Holyrood Park and Arthur’s Seat as we venture down Regent Road. Have your cameras ready!
There’s also the opportunity to hop on and off the bus to explore Edinburgh’s many places of interest.
I had my camera ready as requested for this photo of AEC Routemaster number 12 (RCL 2248) looking splendid here, seen at the start of the tour on Waverley Bridge.