Five Reasons to Try the Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
Hop-On Hop-Off Tours are not for everyone but here's why they might be just the ticket. First, large cities can be overwhelming for first time visitors. Where to start? For cities like London, Rome or New York, the bus ride with commentary is a great way to get a feel for the major sights, neighborhoods and distances before planning visits to specific attractions. Second, visitors who want to simply zone out and watch the world go by can take in the sights without having to go through the effort of visiting every attraction en-route. Third, bus tours stop at sights that can be inconvenient to access by public transport, requiring multiple subway or bus transfers. Buying the hop-on hop-off card makes it easy to visit a top attraction like the Kilmainham Gaol in Dublin, a not-to-be-missed attraction outside the city center. Without fluency in the local language, using public transport can pose a challenge whereas the buses stop often and in convenient spots in a city like Barcelona. Fourth, if one's travel requires a layover in a city like Singapore, why not try the 3 hour night tour and get a feel for the city instead of sitting at the-admittedly amazing-airport? Finally, if shared travel does not appeal, a private tour in a more distinctive vehicle like the famous London black cab can be an experience in and of itself.