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Buffalo Double Decker Bus Tours

280 reviews
Buffalo, NY, USA
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About Buffalo Double Decker Bus Tours
We blend humor and history to tell the amazing story of Buffalo while viewing the city from the upper level of an imported British double decker bus. Tours are entertaining and engaging and include all the major points of interest in Buffalo.
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Trip Advisor has ranked our tour the #1 Thing To Do in Buffalo because we use a unique blend of humor and history to tell the story of Buffalo. Your guide for this trip is a costumed Irish police officer compete with brogue who has been transported from 1860 to today.
Expect wit, engaging stories and a bit of blarney on this tour that has been described at "...where the History Channel and Comedy Central meet." If you crave creative storytelling and audience participation, you'll love this tour experience.
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$28.00 per adult
Buffalo Double Decker Bus Tour-Old & New Buffalo
This 90 minute tour brings you Buffalo's amazing past and unlimited future. Your guide is a costumed actress channeling the great Louise Bethune, the world's first female architect. You'll travel through Buffalo and back in time to an era when Buffalo was the 6th busiest port in the world and the 8th largest American City.
Your guide shares stories of the wealthy and the poor who made Buffalo the Queen City of the Lakes.
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$23.00 per adult
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The Buffalo Double Decker Bus Tour was one of the best such tours my wife and I have taken. We have been on tours like this in cities all over the world -- Dublin, York, Savannah, Charleston, Gettysburg. This is easily the best or, at...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Buffalo_Tour_Guide, Owner at Buffalo Double Decker Bus Tours, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

So happy to hear that you had a good time. Although the tour has an improvised feel to it, we work hard to make it a performance with a mixture of humor, history, silliness and serious scholarship. Thank you.

Reviewed 3 days ago

The tour was amazing! We laughed and leaned the whole way. Joel was great at getting everyone for young and old involved.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Lynitia C
Buffalo_Tour_Guide, Owner at Buffalo Double Decker Bus Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you very much for reviewing our Buffalo tour. We try to make the experience as interactive as possible. Officer O'Connor

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just doing a day trip from Niagra Falls Canada this was the best way to see Buffalo in a short period of time We took an hour tour it was very informative and funny I would recommend this to any one

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Heather L
Buffalo_Tour_Guide, Owner at Buffalo Double Decker Bus Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for reviewing our Buffalo bus tour. We have worked hard to earn Trip Advisor's ranking at the #1 thing to do in Buffalo. Again thank you for the review.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Is, simply put, a fantastically informative tour hosted by local Irish constable O'Connor (owner Joel Dombrowski in perfect character, uniformed and in his Irish brogue). Historically spot-on accurate with a funny-as-hell twist, it is one of the most entertaining 2 hours you will ever spend...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Jared G
Buffalo_Tour_Guide, Owner at Buffalo Double Decker Bus Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much for your wonderfully thorough review of our Best of Buffalo tour. I am glad that you found it funny and informative. Again, many thanks. Joel (Officer O'Connor)

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A tour of some of the more interesting historical sites in Buffalo. City Hall, Naval Park, Erie Basin, Old First Ward

Date of experience: September 2018
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NiagaraGuideGuy, Owner at Buffalo Double Decker Bus Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for reviewing our 'Best of Buffalo' bus tour. It was my pleasure to show you around Buffalo aboard our double decker bus.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went on the disco themed murder mystery tour. It was a blast! Lots of laughs and good music too. Fun trying to solve the murder mystery by questioning actors on the tour. I’ve been on a few of the double decker bus tours and I...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank michelle k
NiagaraGuideGuy, Owner at Buffalo Double Decker Bus Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking time to write a review. The Disco murder mystery has been well received and I'm glad you enjoyed the performance.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

started with a tour and info session on the history of the ships and the harbor. the information was peppered with fun facts and great humor delivered in a strong irish accent. this continued throughout the two hour tour. i actually had belly laughs. we...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Buffalo_Tour_Guide, Owner at Buffalo Double Decker Bus Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for reviewing our Old and New Buffalo tour. It is our goal to entertain our guests and it looks like this time we got lucky. See you soon. Officer O'Connor

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a great two hours on the Best of Buffalo Double Decker Bus Tour. It actually began on the battleships in Canalside. I’ve toured these before but Officer O’Connor told stories about the Sullivan’s that made the ship come alive. We then boarded the bus...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Buffalo_Tour_Guide, Owner at Buffalo Double Decker Bus Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for describing your experience aboard our Best of Buffalo sightseeing tour. We have engineered the tour to include humor and audience participation--looks like this time we hit the target. Thank you. Officer O'Connor

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a very informative and fun tour of Buffalo downtown! Especially made interesting by our tour guide Officer O’Connor! Excellent tour of the Naval Military Park and on the Double Decker Tour! Very cool and fun!

Date of experience: May 2019
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NiagaraGuideGuy, Owner at Buffalo Double Decker Bus Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking a moment to write about your experience aboard our bus. We provide numerous tours for senior groups and enjoyed our time spent with you. Thanks! Officer O'Connor

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were greeted by a 1850's Buffalo Police officer O'Connor who regaled us with lore and history of Buffalo in his heavy Irish brogue. Great tour,interesting history and a fun time. One of the best tours ever!

Date of experience: May 2019
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Response from Edward 'Ned' H | Reviewed this property |
You would have to request well in advance, as with most interpreters.
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July 2, 2018|
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Response from Kevin C | Reviewed this property |
I suggest you call the guy at Buffalo Double Decker Tours. He is very knowledgeable (and funny) and may be able to put together a custom tour for your family.
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April 11, 2018|
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Our bus is a vintage 1980's era double decker imported from the UK. It does not have ramps that would permit the safe loading/unloading of a guest using a wheelchair. A majority of or guests are over the age of 60 and many... More
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