Why we love hop-on hop-off buses

Hop-on hop-off bus (aka open-top bus) tours are a little ‘touristy’, sure, but there’s a good reason why they’re so popular. Our team has travelled far and wide and our consensus is: these nifty, open-topped buses are absolutely worth it!

Prepurchase your tickets to save time and money – the moment you get there, you’re ready to roll! Contact sales@britishtips.com to book.

TIP! In a new city, stay on the bus for 1 full circuit. This way you orient yourself within the city so you know exactly where everything is and where you’d like to hop off. Then use your ticket as a hop-on hop-off bus for the rest of the day.

Budget friendly

They’re always very reasonably priced and cover a lot of ground. Depending on the specific bus, tickets are available for 24 or, in some cases, 48 or even 72 hours and you can hop on and hop off as many times as you like within that time. And, because they take you to all the top attractions within the city centre, your transport for the entire day is pretty much covered.


Hop-on hop-off buses allow you to explore at your own pace. You can get on and off the bus as many times as you like throughout the day, making it easy to visit multiple attractions and explore different neighborhoods.

In most major cities

You’ll find them in most cities, from London, Paris, and Berlin, to Singapore, Dubai, and many more. Several cities also have hop-on hop-off river cruises too, which are often included in the price of your bus ticket.

More than just transport

There is usually informative, lighthearted commentary in multiple languages, enhancing your overall experience by providing you with a deeper understanding of the destination. Many also have excellent apps that help you navigate the city, and which make it easy to enjoy commentary using your own device. Even if you only have a few hours, you’ve still seen the famous sights and you know what you’re looking at.


The buses operate on a regular schedule and have designated stops near popular tourist spots, so it is easy to plan your day and navigate the city – without worrying about parking or finding your way on public transportation.


Most hop-on hop-off buses are designed to be accessible for all tourists, regardless of mobility or physical ability and are equipped with ramps or lifts for wheelchair users, as well as designated seating areas for those with disabilities. This accessibility ensures that everyone can enjoy the city or tourist destination without any limitations, making it a great option for families or groups with different needs.

Sit back or hop off – the choice is yours

The buses have set routes what cover the major tourist attractions and landmarks. You can sit back and relax while enjoying the sights (especially nice if you’re feeling a little footsore), or get off at one of the stops to explore.

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