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We chose the Original Tour with a live English speaking guide that was ready for the West End Stage. He had all the facts plus the most personality of any performer we watched all week. A great introduction to London and he even helped with direction from our Hotel to the Dinner Cruise. The second day we took a different tour with the same ticket with pre-recorded information that filled in some blanks about places/sights the Original Tour does not travel to. A very well spent 3-4 hours between the two tours.
Not to be missed !! This is recommended for those who are new to the city of London so you can see as much of the sites as possible. My sister, niece, and I decided to do the entire loop first to get an overview of the city. Then we mapped out which sites we want to revisit and spend more time on. It was worth it!
Great! The tour company extended everyone's pass to 48 hours. We loved the public art in London and the wonderful mix of architecture through the ages. Hope the "Field of Poppies" near the Tower of London will remain for a long time. Loved the Australian War Memorial with the fallen soldier and the tribute to the Animals of War. Tourists need more than two days to enjoy all the advantages of the Hop-on-Hop-off tours. Great orientation.
Great information provided by the tour bus drivers. We used it as our transportation around the city for 2 days
If you want an orientation to the City of London I recommend the Hop-on Hop-off tour. It gives you a couple of hours of historical narrative as well as enabling you to get your bearings. The trip also includes a river cruise which gives you a different view of the city. We actually found it a relief from the rain as we could sit and be dry and still see a bit of the city.
Great tour of London! Very informative and excellent way to get a glimpse of the major sights in the city!
This was so worth the money paid. I paid for two days and went on four routes, the red and blue at least three times as I used it to cross over to other parts of the city. The live commentary was great on the day I had that, but the recorded commentary was welll presented and allowed you plenty of time to take photos. The staff were great with their help and suggestions of other things to see once you hopped off. If you are trying to make sense of the area you are in, just keep a rough few notes and the photos will make sense when you go to sort them out. Some of the suggested photo ops were unexpectedly really good.
The man at the shop where we picked up our tickets was really friendly and very helpful. The lady who conducted the live tour was also great - very interesting and knowledgeable (and also dealt very politely and professionally with a few somewhat intoxicated passengers.)
We were helped by a fantastic day of weather which allowed us to use to open top to the fullest extent. The ticket pick up at Trafalgar was easy and friendly. The the divers and tour guides were great and we even had an inspector board the bus who got on with his job efficiently. The bus route was superb and we had river trip tickets thrown in which we did not expect, but it was excellent. Overall a great value and well worth while experience.
I enjoyed my time on the Hop On Hop Off buses. The drivers and guides were informative and very helpful!