London: Big Bus Open-Top Hop-on, Hop-off Sightseeing Tour

London: Big Bus Open-Top Hop-on, Hop-off Sightseeing Tour

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See London’s famous landmarks with an open-top, hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour. Choose from a Classic (1 day), Premium (2 day) or Premium Plus (3 day) ticket including a Thames river cruise, and a recorded commentary or live guide.

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Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 1 - 3 days
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Optional audio guide
Spanish, French, German, Italian, English
Wheelchair accessible

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  • Choose from a Classic (1 day), Premium (2 day) or Premium Plus (3 day) ticket
  • Hop on and off the open-top buses as many times as you like
  • See all of London’s top attractions including Buckingham Palace, Tower of London, Big Ben, London Eye, Tower Bridge & Westminster Abbey
Full description
This Big Bus Tour on open-top, double decker bus gives you unlimited use of four routes for either 1, 2 or 3 days, taking you to London’s most impressive sights and key attractions. There are 3 tickets types available: Classic Ticket Hop-on, hop-off for 1 day (24 hours from time of redemption) Single river cruise (between Westminster and Tower of London – either direction) Premium Ticket Hop-on, hop-off for 2 days (48 hours from time of redemption) Return river cruise (between Westminster and Greenwich, via Tower of London) Premium Plus Ticket Hop-on, hop-off for 3 days (72 hours from time of redemption) Return river cruise (between Westminster and Greenwich, via Tower of London) On a Big Bus Tour, you can discover London over four different routes: Best of Central London (Red Route) Experience live and entertaining English commentary provided by a professional Big Bus guide or enjoy recorded commentary in 12 different languages on every Red Route bus. The Red route takes in the best of historic London including Big Ben, the London Eye and St Paul’s Cathedral. Duration: 2 hour and 10 minutes.  Best of the West (Blue Route) The Blue Route offers recorded commentary in 12 different languages - English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, Polish, Arabic, Hindi, Japanese, Mandarin, and Russian. The Blue Route covers all the main historical sights of the West of London including stops at Harrods, London's best museums, Kensington Palace, and Marble Arch. Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes. The Attraction Loop (Orange Route)  The Orange Route provides a direct connection between some of London’s most loved attractions. Rub shoulders with the rich and famous at Madame Tussauds at Baker Street before heading directly to London’s Southbank to enjoy The London Eye, The London Dungeon, Sea Life London Aquarium and Shrek’s Adventure. The route runs both ways so you can hop-back on at Westminster Bridge, enjoying sights such as Lambeth Palace, Buckingham Palace, Hyde Park Corner, and Marble Arch as you make your way back to Baker Street. Duration: 1.5 hours (45 minutes each way). Green Link  The Green Link passes through Bloomsbury, passing the British Museum connecting passengers with St Pancras and Euston stations from Covent Garden. Duration: 1 hour Big Bus Route Highlights:  Buckingham Palace and the Changing of the Guard Houses of Parliament Big Ben Westminster Abbey 10 Downing Street Whitehall Piccadilly Circus Oxford Street Regent Street London Eye London Dungeon Sea Life London Aquarium Madame Tussauds Covent Garden Bank of England Monument St Pauls Cathedral Tower of London Tower Bridge The Shard City Hall Lambeth Palace British Museum. Marble Arch Mayfair Green Park Hyde Park Corner Harrods South Kensington Museums Kensington Palace Notting Hill River Cruise A Classic ticket includes a single river cruise from Westminster to the Tower of London (in either direction) whilst the Premium and Premium Plus tickets include a return river cruise between Westminster and Greenwich with the option to break the journey at the Tower of London.  The river cruise includes live commentary in 8 languages. You'll see top London attractions lining the Thames including Tower Bridge, HMS Belfast, Shakespeare's Globe and the Tate Modern. Departure times vary for the river cruise, but tours are approximately every 20 minutes in summertime, and every 30-40 minutes in winter.
  • Hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus tour for 1 day (Classic), 2 days (Premium) or 3 days (Premium Plus)
  • Thames river cruise (single or return depending on option selected)
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    Traveler requirements
    • Customers are required to bring and wear masks

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    4.1 / 5

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    A great way to hit the highlights of London, either to get oriented for a trip of several days, or when you just have a very limited amount of time. Bus was comfortable, guide was knowledgeable, and there were plenty of opportunities to get on and off. It was easy to get the tickets online, and the mobile ticket scanned easily and effortlessly. There was a live guide on one audio channel, and recorded tour highlights in many languages on other audio channels. The guide supplied decent enough earphones.

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    February 23, 2020

    Wikipedia will was amazing!!! It’s people like him that make these experiences fantastic! His knowledge was phenomenal and his sunny disposition and anecdotes made a very cold trip that much more enjoyable. Will needs a promotion! Training some of the other guides on the best way to inform and educate on London’s history. The tour guides on the bus are a refreshing change to a pre recorded track however the quality of these vary strongly. In saying that the bus tours themselves are great with convenient locations and lots of stops. The buses were pretty busy but the high frequency means you don’t have to wait long.

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    January 18, 2020

    A great way to explore the city, we also had a Thames-suprer cruise included in the price, very helpful staff. My only caveat concerns the audiobook, because the information provided by a teacher in Polish is negligible, more of a background music than valuable information about passing objects. Still, I highly recommend

    January 16, 2020

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