Hop-On Hop-Off Tours

By Viator, December 2010

Looking for a flexible tour that combines sightseeing and transport in the world’s most popular cities? A hop-on hop-off tour is the perfect solution.

Convenient and informative, hop-on hop-off tours put you in the driver's seat to plan your own itinerary. The tours follow a round-trip sightseeing loop, so you can hop on and off at whichever stop you like, as many times as you like, do some sightseeing then jump back on again to ride to your next attraction.

And when it comes to your mode of transport, there are all kinds of hop-on hop-off tours around the world. Ride on the top floor of an open-top double-decker bus in Brussels, New York or Paris. Glide along the water on a canal bus in Amsterdam, a Thames clipper boat in London or a harbor boat tour in Stockholm. Or take a trolley tour in Boston, Chicago or San Francisco.

Tickets are valid for at least 24 hours, and services are regular throughout the day. The route takes you through the city’s most popular neighborhoods, and stops are conveniently located for all of the destination’s highlights.

Onboard narration provides an outline of history and culture, and explains the significance of the sights you’ll see en route. Plus there’s a professional driver/guide at the wheel for additional on-the-spot information.

To make your sightseeing even easier, you can combine a hop-on hop-off pass with a city pass or admission to a city’s must-see attraction.

You might like to combine an Amsterdam hop-on hop-off canal cruise with entry to the famous Rijksmuseum. Ride around New York in a double-decker bus and include entry to the Empire State Building’s observation deck. Or travel around Paris with ease and include a visit to the Eiffel Tower.

Wherever you find yourself around the world, a hop-on hop-off bus tour will give you the perfect overview of the city, its layout, neighborhoods and major sights.

Perfect if your visit is brief, you can also use the tour to orientate yourself and work out which sights you’d like to revisit to explore in greater depth.

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Big Bus New York Hop-on Hop-off Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 170 Reviews

Hop on and hop off at more than 30 stops around New York City with an open-top Big Bus tour, and visit NYC attractions at your own pace. Travel with ease by  ...  Read more

Location: New York City, New York
Duration: Varies

From USD $49.00

New York City Hop-on Hop-off Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 1638 Reviews

Create your own sightseeing itinerary with the New York City Hop-On Hop-Off Tour! A hop-on-hop-off bus tour is the ideal way to explore every corner of the Big ...  Read more

Location: New York City, New York
Duration: Flexible

From USD $48.99

The Original London Sightseeing Tour: Hop-on Hop-off

4.5 star rating: Recommended 1910 Reviews

See top London attractions at your own pace on a comprehensive hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour! With three family-friendly tour routes and three transport link ...  Read more

Location: London, United Kingdom
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $41.37
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Rome Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 1334 Reviews

Let the sights of Rome unfold before you on an open-top, double-decker, hop-on hop-off bus. Climb aboard to admire top Rome attractions including the Vatican ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: Flexible

From USD $27.38

Big Bus Paris Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 116 Reviews

Discover the sights of Paris on a Big Bus hop-on hop-off tour! Aboard an open-top, double-decker bus, admire panoramic views of top Paris attractions including ...  Read more

Location: Paris, France
Duration: Varies

From USD $36.09

Washington DC Hop-on Hop-off Trolley Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 823 Reviews

Discover Washington DC at your leisure with a one-day ticket on the Hop-on Hop-off Trolley Tour. Create your own itinerary to see the most popular sights of ...  Read more

Location: Washington D.C., District of Columbia
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $39.00

Sydney and Bondi Hop-on Hop-off Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 818 Reviews

Explore Sydney and Bondi Beach on this hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour, which takes you by double-decker bus to 34 stops around the city including Sydney Opera ...  Read more

Location: Sydney, Australia
Duration: 24 or 48 hours

From USD $33.16

Paris L'Open Hop-On-Hop-Off Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 1488 Reviews

See Paris at your own pace on a one-day or two-day hop-on hop-off tour. With four interconnected routes, this tour is the easiest way to get around Paris and ...  Read more

Location: Paris, France
Duration: Varies

From USD $39.82

New York City 3-Day Hop-On Hop-off Bus Tour and Attractions Pass

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 6 Reviews

Create your own sightseeing adventure with this hop-on hop-off bus tour through New York City. Step off the bus at the base of New York’s best attractions with ...  Read more

Location: New York City, New York
Duration: Flexible

From USD $110.00

Seine River Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Cruise in Paris

4.5 star rating: Recommended 333 Reviews

Cruise along Paris’ Seine River on a hop-on hop-off sightseeing cruise! Use a 1-day ticket to travel to top Paris attractions such as the Eiffel Tower and the ...  Read more

Location: Paris, France
Duration: Flexible

From USD $19.91

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