Hop On, Hop Off ! We have a discount code for you

Going away before the end of the year, if you are thinking of using the city sightseeing red bus, we can often find discounts if booked before you go. Do the research now in any case and save time when you arrive. Our biggest tip about Hop on is get there early, make the most of your ticket, do the research now.
If you are off to London, Lisbon, Barcelona, Edinburgh, Berlin we have some great advance purchase prices for the Red Bus, City Sight Seeing bus tour. There is also a further 10% off coupon listed at the bottom.  

Lisbon Bus from 18,4£ And see the Doris Visits page on Lisbon

Barcelona Bus Tour from 27,06£ And see the Doris Visits page on Barcelona

Edinburgh Bus Tour from 15£ And see the Doris Visits page on Edinburgh

Berlin Bus Tour from 19,84£ And see the Doris Visits page on Berlin

London Bus Tour from 32£ And see the Doris Visits page on London

After the 31st use the box to get the best deal booking before you travel.
Hop On, Hop Off ! Is it worth it ? Yes, in somewhere like New York, definitely. No, somewhere like Budapest, we don’t think so. With a huge city, like London or New York, Barcelona, or Miami or Rome you need some help! The tour bus is the best way to introduce yourself to the city and find out the secrets they know because they are local and it is their job. Like enter Grand Central Station from the side door, who would know not to walk in the front? Answer, our Big Bus Guide. There are some tips we can offer here, like in the Azores, where the trip is a short round one hour bus ride, no getting off, so do it last in the day, no queue and you get the bus to yourself so we hope we can help you. Bus tours can be very different. In general, if you are on a cruise you only have six or seven hours ashore, so if you are going to get off and get on, and spend time in venues it can be an expensive means of transport. The Metro in many cities can be cheapest, but Metros are local transport and do not always list tourist destinations, they certainly don’t have informative guides. So if using the Metro, find what you want to see before you travel, find the information, find the nearest tube, then use the tube. Barcelona and Dubai, we have films on how to use the Metro, there it works well. Barcelona it is without doubt best to see the Sagrada Familia by Metro as no buses or coaches are allowed to park or stop any where near the church.   NEW YORK BIG BUS TOUR – RED  NEW YORK BIG BUS TOUR – BLUE NEW YORK BIG BUS TOUR – PURPLE   New York, trust us, the Big Bus Tour is the best way to discover the city, get there early, miss the queue. Check out our three films here.  Diana Smith, Office Manager & National Project Coordinator in New York for Big Bus said of our three films. “You make me want to take a tour I have done thousands of times again!” 

New York Red Route, New York Blue Route, New York Purple Route … we will go back to do more. We also have a dozen films on New York. Start early, finish late, use your ticket to the max! The adventure ticket works well if you want to see a few destinations.
Big Bus Tours New York

If you have never been to Rome you might choose to spend your first day on the bus just seeing things, see our tour. It will orientate you. If you are finishing a cruise in Rome we can help on how to extend your stay in Rome.

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big bus rome

Miami has three routes, but you will only get to do them all if you are first off the ship, straight to the bus, and get off for only short walks. Take a look at two routes we covered in Miami.

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Big Bus Miami

We sailed into New York on the Aurora, after seeing the Old Town Trolley in Boston a stop on the New England route. Boston is very walkable, but the tour gives you the history. But you couldn’t walk ground zero to Harlem! Plan your location by using our films, if you want to stop at places, plan the timing and start early to use the bus ticket properly and miss the mid-morning queues. London is a place where we advise tourists to take the bus tour. It is a great tour.

MAJOR TIP – Buy your ticket from us before you go, it will be the best price. Show your QR code to any operative and they print your ticket, it saves being hassled by sellers and having to queue at the places you trust. Or at least do the research. Don’t stand on the sea front trying to figure it out.

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Big Bus Tours New York


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You may have seen the author on a ship giving an after-dinner speech or a lecture, his page is here. Stuart St Paul – click here  

Essentials – cruise travel labels and our cruise crime novels – oh, and the seasickness bands.

The Port guides here on Doris Visits are a great way to remember your cruise and share with your friends. The mystery thrillers are a whole new way to experience cruising. You may not have been to the ports in the novels, you certainly won’t have been to the parts of the ship they use. All the cruise crime novels will make you feel like you are in the adventure and on the ship – dodge the bullets and stay out of the romance. Ship and cruise accurate, the novels are a great way for new cruisers to discover a ship too. Please share the Amazon link. .CRUISE SHIP HEIST https://amzn.to/2GKQBIp

QUESTION: If I travel and I am more than 24 weeks pregnant am I technically un-insured and liable for all the bills?

ANSWER: Check with your insurance company and lawyer before you travel, but it appears all the companies say no travel.

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