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“Most Hilarious Guide Ever” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Big Bus Tours Miami

Big Bus Tours Miami
Miami, FL
+1 800-336-8233
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Big Bus Miami Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
Ranked #24 of 193 Tours in Miami
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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 19 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, Wynwood Walls, 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 8:30am - 6:30pm daily with the last tours departing Central Station at 5:00PM. We have over 30 stops with 20-30 minute frequency. Our three tours offer an array of experiences from Live Guides to Multilingual recorded commentary in 11 Languages. Come experience the best of this spectacular City with Big Bus Miami Tours!
Montreal, Canada
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“Most Hilarious Guide Ever”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013

My husband, some friends of ours and I took this tour on Sunday. We only had time for the Beach Loop, but it was worth every penny. Iliana (sorry, I'm not sure if that's spelled correctly!) was our guide and she was a RIOT!! She was totally un-self-conscious and was clearly having a great time giving the tour. She was engaging, got people laughing and of course knew her history and landmarks. She actually made it feel cool to be on this tour bus, which is not an easy feat! We missed the downtown loop, but we heard it was good too. We hopped off at Lincoln Road in Miami Beach and were lucky enough to hop back on with Iliana again.

I definitely recommend this hop-on hop-off tour as a way to familiarize yourself with the city. The ticket is valid for 24 hours, and the price ($39) was worth it, especially if you have time in the morning to do one tour and time in the afternoon to do the other. If you're staying for a few days and don't want to hop off the tour, you can make a note of the places you'd like to come back.

All in all, I highly recommend this visit for a good introduction to your visit to Miami.

Visited February 2013
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“Miami hop-on, hop-off tour”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013

What a great tour and tour gude, Eliana. We took the tour from the port because we had a few hours to kill before our flight. They take your luggage, give you a tour and shuttle you to the airport for $49. The tour to South Beach was 2 hrs with a 1/2 srop on Ocean Dr and some traffic. All throughout the tour you can hop on and off at different locations, there by making it as short or as long as you like. The tickets are good for 24 rs! We had a great tour guide, Eliana. She was funny, entertaing and a wealth of information. She knew places to eat, shop and for nightlife. Very enjoyable way to spend our last few hours of vacation.

Visited February 2013
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“Good one day overview”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

Had a day to spend and found we made the most of it by using the Big Bus tour. It was a very good value for us because we scored a Groupon deal the night before. $19 for the regular $39 ticket. Be aware you need to show the voucher at the main ticket office at Bayside. For a savings of $40 for the two of us, it was a no brainer. The only negative was the sound was very poor in the first bus. No problem if you were on the open top, but I couldn't take the sun and wind for 90 minutes. The second bus had earphones and sound was excellent. Overall, I would definitely recommend this way of seeing Miami/Miami Beach.

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“Amazing day !”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013 via mobile

This was the highlight to my trip to Miami... Sheila sold us tickets to the bus tour along the beaches and then a stay asking as you want trip to the harbour, on return we took the downtown bus through little Havana... This was brilliant, three of us in s comfortable double decker, so interesting and so much to see... I highly recommend this... It was so good I'd do it again if I had more time ! Great staff, great tour guide, great stops !

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“Great way to see Miami!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013

We did this on our first full day in Miami and it was the way to go. We did the South Beach area first since we were excited about that area. We hopped off so we could have lunch and then went on to explore the beach. Hopping on again was easy and quick. We then changed buses to do the city section and learned about Coconut Grove, Coral Gables, Little Havana as well as other Miami history. Even in late January we had nice weather and sitting on the top level was very comfortable. One drawback - on one of our buses they had a recorded tour guide that you listened to with ear buds. The descriptions were off and you'd hear about something after you had passed it. The benefit, obviously, is that they can do it in other languages. If you're not worried about that try to stick with a live tour guide. Overall I say it's a very good value!

Visited January 2013
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