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Big Bus Tours - London

48 Buckingham Palace Road, London SW1W ORN, England (Victoria)
44-0-20-7233-9533
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Ranked #174 of 569 activities in London
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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Type: Tours
Activities: Group tours/bus tour
Traveler Description: Big Bus Tours provides sightseeing tours of London using open-top buses. The Big Bus Tours route travels to all the main London landmarks... more »
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Newport News, Virginia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Excellent way to get familiar with favorite sightseeing hot spots. Knowledgeable, friendly guides or an excellent pre-recorded narration accompanies each tour. Some routes even "criss-cross" paths to make it easier to navigate where you want to go. Bonus cruises along the Thames are included at no extra cost.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

Today we had Driver John and tour guide Nick. They were fantastic. I enjoyed the stories more from Nick than the recorded series on the blue bus. Nick was great. Humor and knowledge can't ask for more than that. We even skipped our planned stops just to hear him talk. John was a great driver navigating around the streets.

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

I booked this on the recommendation of a friend and it was the perfect way to get about. I don't know London well and this made the trip so much more enjoyable. The staff are all helpful and can advise you on the route to take depending on what you wanted to see. We booked the 48 hour pass as... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

Great way to see the most popular sites of London. Really enjoyed the walking tour with Jess, from Trafalgar Square to Buckingham Palace for the changing of the guards.

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Morayshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

Took blue tour of London, interesting factual commentary in 12 languages, headphones provided. Open top bus takes in all major sights with hop on hop off option and plenty of bus stops in nearby locations. Great river cruise included with brilliant commentary from Dean our Crew member... option of 3 walking tours but we did not partake as we wdnt... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

we enjoy bus tour and river cruise , my niece hadnt been to london before so it was a good way to get to sights and get some interesting facts

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Halifax
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

We decided on Big Bus Tours on our final day in London near Russell Square. We went to the Green pick point having already purchased our tickets at our Hotel. The attendant told us to board and we spent an hour to pick up other people via such places as King Cross Station and passing Russell Square to our starting... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

the hop on bus gives you the opportunity to see london, if gives you 24hrs but finishes at 5.30 at night. this still gives you enough time to see alot.you can get 20% discount with some maps. you get earphones on the bus or a some guys talking through the tour

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Newport Beach, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 NEW

Hop On Hop off buses offer a good overview of London in general if you want to get a feel for the city in general. However, if you have specific sights in mind that you want to see and don't need a general overview I would recommend that you skip the bus, since there is traffic (lots of traffic) and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 NEW via mobile

A great 3 hr tour very informative, well spoken and covered all sorts of facts to interest all ages, we boarded at marble arch, did one route then stayed on board for the next route. A tour to take to take in all the main attractions

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