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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 329 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 $52.00

San Francisco Hop-on Hop-off Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 1500 Reviews

See San Francisco at your own pace on a hop-on hop-off coach tour with several route options. A double-decker bus, featuring live narration, takes you to major ...  Read more

Location: San Francisco, California
Duration: 1-day pass / 2-day pass

From USD $24.99

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

4.5 star rating: Recommended 1684 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 $36.43

Washington DC Hop-on Hop-off Trolley Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 1017 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 $38.99

Big Bus San Francisco Hop-on Hop-off Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 146 Reviews

See San Francisco's most famous sights aboard a double-decker Big Bus that loops around the city. This 24-hour pass makes it easy for you to check out Union ...  Read more

Location: San Francisco, California
Duration: Varies

From USD $30.00

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

4.5 star rating: Recommended 2201 Reviews

Discover top London attractions at your leisure on this flexible open dated hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour of London. With three family-friendly routes and ...  Read more

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

From USD $40.42
$46.64 Save $6.22

Big Bus London Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 169 Reviews

See the sights of London aboard an open-top, double-decker Big Bus as you admire 360-degree views of top attractions and listen to captivating commentary. Use ...  Read more

Location: London, United Kingdom
Duration: Varies

From USD $27.98

Big Bus Washington DC Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 448 Reviews

Explore Washington DC at your own pace on an extensive Big Bus hop-on hop-off itinerary through the heart of the nation's capital. The buses are open top ...  Read more

Location: Washington D.C., District of Columbia
Duration: Varies

From USD $48.99

Big Bus Paris Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 250 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 $34.15

Viator VIP: Willis Tower Skydeck Early Access, Trolley City Tour and Chicago River Cruise

4 star rating: Recommended 27 Reviews

See classic Chicago sights with this Viator VIP package that includes early entry to the Skydeck in Willis (formerly Sears) Tower where you'll be greeted and ...  Read more

Location: Chicago, Illinois
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $124.00

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