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We were so pleasantly surprised by how much we liked this city. We walked over the tilting bridge and got to see the tilting bridge in action. Amazing. The hop on/hop off bus was a great way to get an overview of what and #39;s out there. The people are so nice!!
Being a Geordie of 66 years obviously I am biased but I have to admit I couldn't think of a much nicer way to spend a glorious July Sunday afternoon
Have done many city tours including San Francisco London Rome and Paris and even though my beloved Toon is not of the same magnitude of those great capitals this tour is very rewarding in as much the information given on the recorded commentary is excellent and viewing everything from the top of a bus puts things into a different perspective and you realise how beautiful the city of Newcastle actually is
Special word of mention to our driver who was a lovely guy and who told us about the Victoria Tunnel from Hancocks Museum to the Ouseburn and the apparently famous Vampire Rabbits on Amen Corner
Ideal way to do a leisurely pub crawl as stops near many en route
Will definitely do again in the not too distant future
This city tour hop on off bus had a good speaker audio system in English so you didn't need the hard plastic ear pieces to hear the tour info. We didn't realize that there are three different hop on off tours in Edinbourgh. We booked the city tour in advance only to find it didn't go to our cruise port. For 4 pounds more each, we were able to add another hop on off bus that connected us. It was raining so with only half of the top of the bus was covered, many people were on the lower level. One bus passed me without stopping. I guess they were full. Otherwise, the tour was typical.
A good tour to get a feel for Newcastle. Details are not well publicised at the website. Tours start half-hourly from Bewick Street near Central Station from 1030, and a circuit take 55 minutes. Last tour is at 1500. There are 17 stops. Tours run 7 days a week. Seniors fares were listed as unavailable at the Viator website, so we paid 8 pounds each online through Viator for our one-day Adult tickets. Had we paid at the bus it would have been only 6 pounds each for Seniors tickets. The driver said there is never a problem with seating availability. Good commentary, but only available in English.
Brilliant way to see the sights. Beware that the last departure in Summer is around 2.45pm.
This is a good option to see the must important attractions.
Takes between 20 to 30 minutes for the bus to pass by.
The only downside is that the bus didn and #39;t have the option for headphones so that makes difficult to hear the explanation.
That and #39;s why I give 4 start
We have used Hop-on Hop-off buses in several European cities as a quick way to get orientated and see sites that you probably would not have bothered with otherwise. There was a stop a short walk from our hotel and easy enough to find. A bus arrived within a minute of the displayed time. The driver was able to quickly check our vouchers then hand us our tickets and maps. The view from the top deck was fine as we were near the front sheltered from any wind. The commentary was informative but I was surprised that no earphones were offered for alternative languages. Newcastle and Gateshead have some quite steep streets so the bus trip proved its worth in taking the strain. We stayed on the bus for the whole tour and did not do the hop-off, hop-on bit as anything we wanted to view proved to be within our walking range. The tour was value for money and we were satisfied that it fulfilled our wishes.
The tour was nice and commentary in English very clear. The stop at the Royal Mile was a bit crowded. The staff we very helpful.
We really enjoyed our trip, Lots of interesting facts that we didn't know about Newcastle. The only thing I would change are the running times. Could have done with a little extra time so we could get on and off at more places.
It's nice, however it's too much information in a short span of time and, after some time, me and my fiancee had already forgotten about half of the landmarks that we had seen. Still, if you have one or two days on Newcastle and like better to know very superficially its landmarks and take some photographs than to enjoy to the fullest some of its attractions, we recommend the Hop-on Hop-off tour.
The tour itself was good but unfortunately the bus only travels a few hours per day (e.g. from 11:00 to 16:00), so it is not recommended to be used as public traffic
Complete bust as I purchased the ticket but the hop on hop off was not running that day due to the Great North race. They should have known that when I booked as it is the biggest half marathon in the world.
Waited for an hour to get on. First bus was full. Second bus had no audio downstairs in bus. We were afraid to hop off as we might not be able to get back on the next one.
Unfortunately, we were not able to use the vouchers. Reading the tour times from 1030 until three, that was followed by the terms that the voucher was good for 24 hours. I misunderstood and thought that the last tour started at three. However when we try to catch the tour bus at three the driver said they were done for the day. It is unfortunate we did not get to use the Boucher's so I can give no review. Because a review rating is required for me to submit this, I will give it one star but it is not actually an accurate reading
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