5 Reasons to Hop on a Big Bus Tour

A sightseeing tour is the best way to get to know a city when you first arrive. Here’s why you should start your city vacation with a Hop-On Hop-Off Big Bus Tour…

You’ll get your bearings as soon as you arrive

Big cities are easy to feel lost in, which is why doing a Big Bus Tour on the first day of your vacation is the perfect way to get your bearings. You’ll be taken straight to the top sights and around all the local neighborhoods so you can get better acquainted with the layout of the city. Hop off at any of the included stops to get a closer look at the top landmarks, or stay on the bus for the entire loop and use the tour to plan the rest of your trip.

It’s a stress-free way to explore

You’re on vacation, so why spend time staring at a map or working out the best route from A to B. Big Bus Tours’ routes are designed to take you straight to the sights, with clearly marked popular attractions at each stop. Relax and enjoy the views without worrying about where to get off – your helpful guide will so the hard work for you.

You’ll get plenty of top tips 

Along the route, your English-speaking guide will provide the live commentary or you can listen to the pre-recorded commentary which is available in multiple languages. You’ll not only learn the history of the city and its famous landmarks, you’ll learn little-known facts and get plenty of top tips to help you plan the rest of your stay. Find out where the locals like to eat, the best nightlife spots, how to maximize your time in the city, and much more.

You can go off-the-beaten-track

Each Big Bus Tour offers several routes for you to choose from, so you don’t have to stick to the well-known sights. After you’ve ticked off the famous landmarks, hop on one of the alternative routes and you’ll be whisked away to off-the-beaten-track sights and alternative areas around the city. Explore a variety of districts and get an insight into the less-touristy areas of the city.

You can upload your pics along the way

It’s not a vacation unless you’ve uploaded all your photos to social media – after all, how will anyone know you were there? All Big Bus Tour busses offer free WiFi onboard so you can get connected and fill your Instagram feed with envy-inducing snaps. You can also download the free Big Bus Tours app for route maps, attraction information, and handy visitor tips.

Limited time offer: New York Explorer passes used between now and June 1 include a 2-day daytime Big Bus New York ticket as one of your attraction choices. This includes access to the Uptown, Downtown, Harlem, and Brooklyn Loops. Don’t miss out – buy your pass today!

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