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“Great way to get an overview of Miami” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Big Bus Tours

Big Bus Tours
301 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, FL
+1 800-336-8233
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Ranked #63 of 184 Activities in Miami
Type: Bus tours
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Owner description: Thank you for Choosing Big Bus Tours Miami, a part of the largest operators of open-top sightseeing tours in the World, providing sightseeing tours in over 16 cities across three Continents. The Big Bus sightseeing tour of Miami has been specifically designed to show you the best that Miami has to offer. You can enjoy it all from the comfort and great vantage point of our open-top buses, or hop off wherever you like to explore the places that intrigue you most before hopping back on to continue your journey with us. You will see all the most thrilling and attractive areas such as South Beach, Downtown Miami, Coral Gables, Coconut Grove, Little Havana (free little Havana walking tour with 48 hour tickets) and more. You will see iconic buildings and monuments like the Freedom Tower, Vizcaya Museum and the Versace Mansion, not to mention the sleek shapes and vibrant colors of the Art Deco District. We operate from 9AM-7PM with the last tours departing Central Station at 5:30PM. We have 20 stops with 20-30 minute frequency. Our tours offer an array of experiences from Live Guides to Multilingual recorded commentary in 11 Languages on our classic Vintage Buses. Come experience the best of this spectacular City with Big Bus Miami Tours!
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“Great way to get an overview of Miami”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013 via mobile

Brilliant trip for a whistle stop tour of Miami and South Beach. We bought the tickets online and this gave us a discount check the website out. It does say bring the card you ordered the tickets with but I didn't and it was no problem. We only had a long morning available so we started out on the first bus from Collins Ave. This bus went straight to the city a good move as the traffic and heat builds up during the day. We started off with the audio tour. It was OK but got a bit out of sync when the bus was stuck in traffic. The views are great particularly when you get to Coral Gables. We got some good pictures of the Venetian Pool.
There was flexibility in getting on and off although we only did this once at Little Havanna. Time for a cane juice Cuban sandwich and coffee and then back on the next bus. This time we had a guide who was very good and we were able to stay on the bus with her to complete the beach tour. It was a very busy weekend with a huge music festival and all the guides made sure passengers were fully aware of how the buses may be behind schedule because of the extra traffic.
Highly recommend this trip.

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Julia C, Public Relations Manager at Big Bus Tours, responded to this review, March 29, 2013
Hello! Thank you for taking your time to write this wonderful review. We are happy that you chose and enjoyed our Big Bus Miami tour. I hope you continue to choose Big Bus as your touring operator, we also operate in San Francisco, London, Philadelphia, Washington, Paris,Dubai and many other locations. So there's many possibilities to once again supply you with the best way to learn about a city and hop on hop off many attractions within those cities!

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“Nice tour of Miami”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

We did the city tour of Miami and thought it was fun and informative. Loved the option to hop on and off and rejoin the tour every 30 mins. We got off in Little Havana and walked, shopped and had lunch. The guide suggested an authentic Cuban restaurant, El Christo. They may have been off kilter but it took a while to get our order placed and the food was lackluster. Didn't get to take advantage of the beach tour as we left for our cruise the next morning. Really had fun!

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“Recorded audio w few and low-interest facts, lots of terrible muzak.”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013 via mobile

Staff disinterested, drivers mixed - some good, some totally without regard for comfort. Some buses w live commentary, or so we were told, we didn't get one all day. That doesn't have to be a problem, but with the totally uninteresting recorded audio, the tours (beach and city) sucked! Very few things commented, almost exclusively architecture info. Horrible muzak to fill the silence so you know your headphones are working.
Choose another tour operator!

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“Alex rocks!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

My husband and I took a Big Bus Tour this past week. The Beach Loop and City Loop give a good overview of a large area. Being able to disembark and jump back on at various points makes this a good way to spend a day sightseeing. We were not overly impressed with the recorded headset tour...not a great deal of information for the length of time they have a captive audience, and it seems a very passive and isolated way to tour in a fun double decker bus. However, after transferring for the return to the beach, we had an enthusiastic attendant by the name of Alex. He chose to give us a guided tour without the headset. It was much better, more personable and lively. We ended up redoing most of the Beach Loop just to hear his tour! Well done, Alex!

Visited March 2013
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“Great Way to See The City”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

Big Bus Tours is an easy and inexpensive way to see Miami and learn some of the history. The tour guide was excellent and very knowledgeable. The beauty of this tour is you can get off and back on another bus at selected stops. I highly recommend this tour, as it gives you an overview of the city and surrounding areas.

Visited February 2013
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