Hello there, please try the London Sightseeing Bus:
You will get top 5 benefits:
Free entry to 55 attractions
No waiting - skip lines
Free 120+ page guidebook
Over 40 extra special offers
Free public transport
Enjoy your passage to the historical London, you will be amazed!!!
There are several bus companies offering tours on an open-decked bus. If the weather is fine it is a great experience, otherwise stay on the lower level.
Passengers can 'hop, on hop off' when they like and a river trip is also included in the ticket.
These tours are quite expensive but give a good introduction to this great city,
The Big Bus Tour: London Tour (24 hr ticket)
adult £27 child £12 Family [2 adults and 2 children] £66
There are 50 stops available.
The Original London Sightseeing Tour
children[ 5-15] £11
Family , 2 adults, 3 children £74
"The Original Tour provides more than just a great way to travel around London. Founded in 1951 at the time of The Festival of Britain and now the largest and most popular sightseeing operator in the world, it has become established as THE essential introduction to London. The Hop-on Hop-off service allows you to board any of our famous London sightseeing buses along all of our tour routes at over 90 different stops with an entertaining 'live-guided' commentary in English or a wide choice of other languages"
You can get this kind of bus trip from Big Ben (North bank) tube Wenstminster.
ohhhhhhh it was something...... I can not say we enjoy this high speed trip very much........ but we have seen London and had chance to realaise, what we need to see later ...
BE PREPEARED: drivers do not care about trees branches - look out if you are on the second level of the bus.
every 15-20 minutes.
Adult -Public price £16.00 £15.00
Child 5-15 Years. Public price £10.00 £9.00
Family - 2 Adult / 3 Child. Public price £60.00 £50.00
The Tour buses that go around town aren't really the greatest deal. The are very expensive, when it comes down to it there really is too much to see using the bus. Unless you are just going to stick to the bus, you're not going to get your money worth. Just use the subway, public bus, or walk. Some cities those tours are totally worth it, London just isn't one of them.
There are two companies that offer open top bus tours - London Pride and the Big Bus Tours Company. The latter is the best known as it has buses across the UK in other tourist towns and cities.
Depending on your budget and time there are three possible trips but in my opinion the basic "red" tour would suffice - the tour takes in all the key sights of central London with views of Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, St. Paul’s Cathedral and the Tower of London and more on this tour of central London. There is a commentary and a book of vouchers for other attractions and eating places is included with the ticket. You can get on and off the bus as it tours London - see an attraction and then get back on another bus with your ticket.
Big Bus tours operate regularly and frequently (every 5 - 10 minutes in the summer, and 10 - 20 minutes during the winter). Tours begin at 08.30 with the last buses departing at 18.00 hours during summer time and 16.30 hours in the winter.
There are many stops across the city and the website has details.
Searching the internet a few weeks before arriving in London I was uncertain as to which tour to purchase. The tour operators seem to provide similar products and in fact the tour routes and attractions are almost similar too. I finally settled for the Original London Sightseeing Tour because the rate they offered was the lowest over the internet. My booking was for mid-March 2009 and the winter promotion 2009 was still valid. The tour was priced at £20.00 per person as opposed to £24.00 if purchased over the counter. The ticket is inclusive of a 24 hrs hop on hop off bus tour, river cruise on River Thames and selected walking tours. All the tours were inclusive of live Guides. My advise to would be visitors is to search the internet before deciding on which tour to purchase. Further more get an early booking because the price will be at your advantage. The £4.00 savings for each ticket would add up to quite a sum if you are travelling in a group. As for the tour provided by the company, there are three tour routes to choose from but one could take a combination of these routes if time permits. I have been able to see most of London's famous attractions in two days. Except for a little congestion in the vicinity of the Tower Bridge and Tower of London, the sightseeing tour was great.
The Big Bus Company offers Open-Top Bus sightseeing tours.
The bus ticket is valid for 24 hours and you can boars and leave the bus at any stop of your liking in this period.
The Big Bus Information Centre is located at:
48 Buckingham Palace Road - London SW1W ORN
Fee: £25.00 (adult)
The Original Tour offers London sightseing by double decker bus (with no roof on the top floor).
The tickets are valid for a hop-on hof-off service.
Daily departures every 15 minutes.
The original Tour Visitor Centre is located at:
17-19 Cockspur Street - Trafalgar Square - London SW1Y 5BL
Mo-Sa: 8.30AM - 6PM
Su: 9AM - 5.30PM
Fee: £22 (adult)
A expensive transportation but you get to see all the atractions. The ticket is valid for 48 hours and includes free river cruise.
You can buy tickets directly on the bus. It costs 24£ (about 30 Euro).
Probably the easiest way to see all the attractions in London but it's too touristy;) But of course there are also advantages if you take this trip,you'll get discounts in some places,like restaurants and museum etc..
innovative and entertaining open-top sightseeing tours inLondon,with live English commentary or a choice of digitally recorded commentary in 8 languages. All Big Bus tours feature a hop-on hop-off service and tickets are valid for 24 hours. The ticket also give syou a free Thames river cruise.
These tours allow you to see 100's of London attractions at your own pace and convenience, with the freedom to take a break from your tour at any time to explore a sight further, or maybe go for a spot of lunch or shopping, Then, when you're ready to continue with a tour, simply jump on the next tour bus! - your tickets are valid for 24 hours - included in the price of the ticket is:-
FREE cruise on the River Thames - sit back and cruise along London's beautiful River Thames - here is a superb opportunity to see London as you have never seen it before.
* 5 fully-guided FREE walking tours - these gentle light hearted walks give you an amazing insight into our beautiful city
* Live English Commentary (not taped) - from an informative tour guide giving you the history and facts behind the sights you will see.
* Big Language Tour with dazzling digitally recorded sights and sounds commentary in a choice of TWELVE languages.
* Over 80 traditional London double-decker open-top sightseeing buses - so you will have no longer than a 15 - 20 minute wait for a bus to arrive
The Big Bus is an open double-decker bus with two separate tours. The Red Tour covers central London and stops include Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, St. Paul’s Cathedral and The Tower of London. The Blue Tour covers all the top attractions of Central London as well as Kensington and Hyde Park. The Green Link stops at popular London hotels and also the British Museum. A Thames River cruise is included in your ticket.
You can book online and receive a discount. There is a recorded commentary available in 8 languages. Your ticket is good for 24 hours.
I always recommend taking these tours wherever they are available especially if you're not taking any organized tour. This way you can get a little bit of history and some interesting facts while becoming familiar with the city.
There are two Bus Tour companies in London so do compare the routes.
when in london it is a good idea to buy a ticket for the london bus tour. its a great way to see the sights and you can hop on and hop off the buses whenever they stop. our ticket included a free thames cruies from the tower of london to wetstminster bridge which was very entertaining. You can pay for tickets on the bus however they are probably cheaper if you prebook them on the internet. the commentary is informative and enjoyable. good value at £20 for 48 hours for adults and £10 for children plus free thames cruise.
I’m not normally one who uses the city tour bus systems. I’d rather walk the city myself or use local mass transit transportation, but for many these systems have their uses. With my brother flying into London for a short trip and my daughter wishing to ride one of those two level buses, I relented.
For someone with limited time to see the city, I think this is an excellent way to at least have a quick view of all the sites. The buses allow for unlimited off/on privilege, but partaking of this would not allow a complete viewing of all the sites. There are a number of different tour companies available and I believe they are all about the same. The biggest variable is the talent of the commentator on the individual bus. The first lady we had was amazing. She was a great store of information about the city and seemed to speak every language of any tourist joining us.
Part of the price of the ticket is the inclusion of a river tour, so we left this brilliant lady and took the cruise. We found the cruise a delightful adventure. There are better cruises available, some including lunch or dinner or moonlight travel, but the simplicity probably forces one to pay more attention to the city as we passed. We revisited the bus and unfortunately, this one had tape audio and not a live commentator. I’m sure the tape had some good information, but I’m not sure anyone on the bus could actually hear it. After the first bus, this was a major disappointment.
Cost for an adult is approximately $34 US, good for 24 hours.
The Original Tour buses (with a red triangle on the front) offer recorded commentaries in the following languages:
English - French - German - Italian - Japanese - Russian - Spanish
You are given free headphones when you get on the bus, which you should keep with you until you have finished the tour.
The tour voucher is valid for 24 hours after you first use it. You can get off at many places along the route, and then board another bus (they run every 15-20 minutes between 9am and 5pm in winter, and operate longer and more frequent services in summer: check the start and finish times when you join the tour).