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Big Bus Tours

#108 of 475 Tours in Miami
Miami, FL, USA
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About Big Bus Tours
South Beach, Wynwood Walls, Little Havana . . . you’ve heard the names before, and our Miami bus tour brings them spectacularly to life. Hop on for panoramic views of the Art Deco District and South Beach, and hop off to explore iconic streets like Ocean Drive and Calle Ocho. Fall under the spell of the Magic City with Big Bus Tours.
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Big Bus Miami Open Top Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

Plan out your time in Miami without missing any attractions in the Magic City with a hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour. A 1-day pass transports you to more than 40 popular attractions, including Little Havana, South Beach, and Downtown Miami—all on your own schedule. Plus, unobstructed city views and onboard commentary make the most of your transport time. Upgrades include a boat tour on Biscayne Bay and a Miami city night tour.
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90 to 180 minutes
from $39.00

Big Bus Miami Night Tour

Explore Miami after dark with a bus tour complete with panoramic views. Experience the buzz of South Beach’s Ocean Drive and see the city’s top landmarks illuminated at night. Admire views of Lincoln Road, Brickell City Center, South Beach, the Port of Miami, and Bayfront Park during the tour. Choose between sitting in the enclosed lower level or the open-air top level.
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1 hour 30 minutes
from $39.00
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S.B.Auth wrote a review Jun 2020
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8The place where I was supposed to meet the bus to begin this excursion was not well identified. Information about the trip was given by a Big Bus Tours ticket seller in a little tent/booth 50yards from the unsheltered & non-descript little plaza. The tour I purchased was to begin @2pm with recommended check in 30 min prior, which I did. The first thing I learned was that the tour start time had been changed to2:30, then 2:45, 3:00 - arrived @ 3:10. Piled everybody into an old bus & departing for a congested freeway journey of an hour’s duration. When we arrived at the destination forty miles away - a rather rundown “Vintage” attraction - at 4:10pm, the bus driver implored us to be back at the bus No Later than 5:30pm because he had to “get back”. We were literally hustled off the bus to a huge waiting fan boat for what was supposed to be an hour of riding through the River of Grass. The boat ride was cut to 40 min, we docked & were ushered to a small & stained arena for a brief talk/demonstration with a trio of 5’- 6’ alligators. When that 15 -20 min ‘show’ was done, we were invited stay a few extra minutes to pay cash to be photographed with a 3’ baby alligator. Dismissed back to the bus, the exasperated bus driver let a few of the women go to the restroom before leaving. All of the women were back for about 7 minutes, unnoticed by the driver as he texted furiously on his phone. I finally got his attention & said everyone was back. The uncomfortable ride back to Miami began @ 6:10 pm, delivering us back to the place where it all began at 7:20pm because of even more traffic. I absolutely do not recommend this tour, or any other by the company. None of their personnel were gracious or friendly, 70% of the time was spent waiting for or riding on an old bus, additionally, the whole experience was of low quality. There are nicer (smaller & quieter) fanboat vendors if you drive yourself down to Homestead & you will find several more updated & professional venues offering such rides that are more welcoming, where questions are invited by the staff & nobody rushes you through any part of the experience. Save yourself the frustration & disappointment of buying an “adventure” from Big Bus tours. You can do much better if you transport yourself all the way down to the Everglades & buy from those local vendors. You will be glad you did!
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Hadago wrote a review Apr 2020
England16 contributions25 helpful votes
The guide was quite informative, took us to a little cafe in Little Havana for trquila but you couldn't use the bathroom unless you bought a drink and there were no other options. I felt we were pressurised into giving him a tip, then we had to change busses for the ride back and the next driver wanted a tip. The hotel booked the trip for us from an advertised brochure in reception that stated the price. The day of the trip there was an extra charge to take you to the bus. So just be aware of extra charges.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Travelfoodiecouple wrote a review Apr 2020
Kent, United Kingdom187 contributions51 helpful votes
This bus tour is great in that it allows you to see a lot of the main highlights of Miami, however the sound quality was poor, on various buses we hopped on and off- cuts out a lot, the live commentary from the host on top deck varies in quality depending on who you get. You can’t realistically do it all in one day AND get off and see things so bear that in mind when booking your tickets and deciding how many days
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Kzoogretchen wrote a review Apr 2020
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I love architecture, and Miami's South Beach art deco mecca had been on my bucket list for a long time. The Miami Beach Night Tour was one of several guided bus and walking tours I took during my five-day stay. And it was by far the best overall introduction to the area that I experienced. This was wholly thanks to the knowledge, enthusiasm, and expertise of our guide, Ivory. While much of the content covered was duplicative from the Big Bus Hop on Hop off day tour -- provided by the same company and also excellent -- Ivory added new, local cultural details that were not available during the day trip. And he provided his own curated soundtrack that offered additional local sounds to the experience. He offered details and statistics from the Miami Herald that he'd obviously researched on his own. His passion for sharing highlights from his community was clear, and his professionalism, and excellence as a guide were a treat to watch. If you get a chance to visit Miami Beach, don't miss this tour -- and ask for Ivory.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Lisa F wrote a review Mar 2020
Dublin15 contributions11 helpful votes
I have taken tours with this company in many countries around the world. I was disappointed with this one in Miami however. After we boarded the bus after just being off at one stop, we were told we would have to change buses to head straight back to miami beach at the next stop or else if we wanted to stay and explore downtown miami - find our own way back to our stop. We paid about $100 for two tickets and had to pay for a cab home so it would have been cheaper to get an uber for sightseeing!
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Date of experience: December 2019
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