Big Bus launches in Muscat December 2012
Big Bus Tours arrives in Muscat in December 2012 and is looking forward to an exciting 2013. The stunning city of Muscat is located on the eastern tip of the Arabian Peninsula. The city has been a key trading port and meeting place since the 1st Century and has a rich and varied history.
With breath-taking views from the open-top buses and a tour route carefully developed to showcase the city's landmarks and chart the city's diverse history, the Big Bus Tour is the perfect introduction to Muscat. The tour will provide an engaging and entertaining commentary, whilst you sit back, relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery.
Big Bus launches in Budapest January 2012
We are pleased to announce that Big Bus Tours will be launching in Budapest in March 2012. Showcasing the best of the sights on both sides of the river, from Fisherman’s Bastion to Heroes’ Square, Big Bus Tours will offer the finest sightseeing experience you could hope for in this beautiful city.
The tour will include fascinating commentary in a great variety of languages, but it’s not just the bus tour that you have to look forward to: Big Bus Tours will also be offering walking tours and a cruise on the River Danube, all included in the one ticket!
Frazer Povall, General Manager of Big Bus Budapest, can’t wait to see the first tour depart: “we’ve been working really hard to make sure that everything is just perfect for the launch in March. We are looking forward to showcasing this beautiful city to visitors from around the world.”
Reach for the top with The Big Bus Company January 2010
On January 4th, 2010 the tallest building in the world opened to the public in the heart of Dubai.
Burj Khalifa, or The Khalifa Tower, opened to a spectacular show of fireworks and lasers with crowds gathered from all over the world to witness this incredible occasion. Reaching 828m high, the Burj Khalifa has achieved several entries in the record books including – highest free standing structure, highest occupied floor, highest open air observation deck, and the fastest elevators in the world, some of which head straight to the observation deck on the 124th floor.
The observation deck provides magnificent views across the whole of Dubai, you can quite literally see for miles and miles and miles, from the neighbouring Emirate of Sharjah to the north, almost to the giant port of Jebel Ali in the south.
Tickets for the observation floor are now on sale to the public and there is no better way to get to the Burj Khalifa than taking the Big Bus Tour of Dubai – the only access to this floor is through the incredible Dubai Mall and the Big Bus stops right outside the main entrance to the mall, stop number 20 on the blue route beach tour.
For more information about how you can visit the tallest building in the world and gaze at the magnificent views from the highest open air observation deck in the world, please visit any of the Big Bus stops in Dubai or Abu Dhabi.
Big Bus London Information Centre Re-launch December 2009
The Big Bus Company is delighted to announce that following an extensive refurbishment, the London Information Centre has reopened its doors to Big Bus customers.
The new surroundings provide a pleasant environment for customers to discover the wealth of opportunities and experiences London offers. The friendly staff will happily provide advice on attractions, day trips and other London activities, plus a wide range of information on museums and other places of interest.
The re-launch of the Information Centre also coincides with the start of our partnership with the market leading ticketing agent, See Tickets, making an unmatched range of theatre and event tickets available to Big Bus customers.
The Information centre is now rightly reinstalled at the forefront of our customer offer. We look forward to welcoming you and helping you get the most from your London visit.
Big Bus Launch in Abu Dhabi November 2009
Abu Dhabi’s combination of natural beauty, architecture and the commitment of the ruling family to create a destination rich in culture, international events and visitor experiences, guarantee that Abu Dhabi will become a world leading tourist destination. The Big Bus Company is delighted to support that ambition with the launch of the Big Bus Sightseeing Tour of Abu Dhabi.
The Big Bus Tour takes customers on a spectacular tour of the entire island of Abu Dhabi. Starting from Marina Mall on the Corniche break-water, the tour passes one of the world’s finest hotels, the opulent Emirates Palace, before travelling along the western side of the island to the magnificent Sheik Zayed Mosque; an architectural marvel with stunning décor that offers fantastic views over the Abu Dhabi landscape.
From the Mosque, the tour passes the city’s lush mangroves into the downtown district of Abu Dhabi. After stopping at the stylish Abu Dhabi Mall and traditional Iranian Market, the tour delivers a breathtaking ride along the Corniche, with incredible views of the Arabian Gulf and the harbour-front skyline.
As with all Big Bus Tours, customers have unlimited use of all tour inclusions for 24 hours. Guests benefit from a purpose built fleet that provides a perfect balance between air-conditioned comfort and uninterrupted views. All buses are equipped with state of the art, multi-lingual sound systems offering informative and entertaining commentary. All guests have access to complimentary chilled bottled water whilst on the tour.
Night Tour of Dubai April 2009
The Big Bus Company is delighted to announce the launch of a brand new sightseeing experience designed to captivate and fascinate with a unique perspective of a city that truly never sleeps.
Hop onboard one of our famous double decker buses and enjoy the spectacular sights of Dubai by night. From the moment that the bus departs you will be mesmerized by the beauty of this iconic city by night, sit back, relax, and take in the awe inspiring views as the sun sets and Dubai comes to life.
Our two hour city tour features live commentary from a fully qualified, and tourist board registered guide who will point out the magnificence of this sparkling city by night.The tour departs from Deira City Centre at 7.30pm, returning at 9.30pm, or from Souk Madinat Jumeirah at 8.30pm, returning at 10.30pm. The Night Tour operates on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.
Big Bus to launch in Hong Kong November 2008
Big Bus is proud to introduce its brand new tour destination of Hong Kong with a launch planned for December 2008.
Big Bus aims to give you the most enjoyable experience of Hong Kong; the number one tourist destination in the Far East. From the world famous Star Ferry to the Peak Tram, from modern skyscrapers to old temples, what better way to see all that Hong Kong has to offer than from an open-top, double-decker Big Bus? And you can take the tour in your language! Digitally recorded and offering a choice of Cantonese, Mandarin, English, Japanese, Korean, German, French and Malay, this state of the art tour will allow you to enjoy the delights of Hong Kong in your language. Business Development Director, St.John Cooper said “We are delighted to launch our unique style of sightseeing tour in Hong Kong and to be able to offer the tour in 8 different languages. It will provide the opportunity for visitors to discover Hong Kong and its history whilst enjoying the fantastic views from the top of our Double Decker buses”
When you buy a Big Bus ticket, not only do you get the Hong Kong Island and Kowloon Peninsula Tour with recorded commentary in 8 languages, our guests also receive a free, return, upper-deck Star Ferry crossing and a free Peak Tramway ticket.
To complement our acclaimed day tour, Big Bus will also run a night tour every evening with two departures giving visitors an opportunity to see this amazing city at night. A single night tour ticket or combination day and night ticket can be purchased offering complete user flexibility. So whether you are staying in Kowloon and want to visit Hong Kong Island, or staying on Hong Kong Island and want to visit Kowloon, Big Bus offers you the perfect solution in your language!
• Ticket valid for 24 hours
• 2 tour routes
• Hop on, hop off bus tour
• Digitally recorded commentary in eight languages
• Free return Peak Tram ticket
• Free return upper deck Star Ferry ticket
• Magnificent views from the upper deck
• Buses run 7 days a week
Big Bus adds 10 brand new buses to its London fleet September 2008
These 10 new buses will enable Big Bus to operate a more frequent service. The buses have been custom-built to Big Bus specifications and include the latest in modern technology. They are equipped with both PA system for live guided tours and an audio digital language system to provide quality tour commentary in eight different languages.
The new vehicles have larger windows, affording better views of London's landmarks and are wheelchair accessible. A further 10 new buses are due to join the London fleet early in 2009, marking the company’s investment in the future and it’d commitment to enhancing the London tourism experience.
Big Bus on the Palm
As Dubai expands, The Big Bus Company is working hard to ensure that new attractions and routes are opened as fast as Dubai is growing.
In September 2008, the Atlantis Hotel on the Palm Jumeirah will open to the public, and the Big Bus will be there ready to take you to the doorsteps of one of the world's most famous hotels.
Built entirely on man made islands, the Palm Jumeirah is astounding on its own. However, with the opening of one of the largest water parks in the region, the Atlantis is sure to amaze and thrill everyone who visits.
The Big Bus Company will drop you off at the entrance to water park where you can swim with the dolphins, scream as you plummet down a 27.5 metre, near-vertical drop propelling you through a submerged tunnel into a shark-filled lagoon, and learn about the marine world in the Lost Chambers which holds more than 65,000 fish, sharks and manta rays.
New Arrivals in Dubai June 2008
The Big Bus Company is pleased to announce the addition of 9 brand new buses to its Dubai fleet. These new buses will enable Big Bus to operate a more frequent service, with buses departing every 15 minutes during the peak season.
The buses have been custom built to Big Bus specifications and include the latest in modern technology, digital language systems along with air conditioned cabin to ensure your ride is not only comfortable, but safe and secure.
Big Bus Welcomes the Digital World
As technology develops more and more, The Big Bus Company is keen to ensure that the latest up to date systems are installed on all their buses.
The new language systems provide digital quality tour commentary in eight different languages.
Currently half of the buses in Dubai have this system installed allowing passengers who may not speak English to receive the same high quality tour experience in their native language. Languages to choose from include English, Arabic, French, German, Italian, Russian, Farsi and Hindi.
Baker Street promises bumper 2008 for Big Bus February 2008
London’s most innovative open-top tour provider, The Big Bus Company, have been awarded the contract to provide sightseeing services at Baker Street.
The coveted location is a popular starting point for sightseeing tours.
Receiving the contract has enabled The Big Bus Company to extend their live guided route and provide a more frequent service for customers wishing to visit Madame Tussauds and nearby attractions.
From January 7th both of Big Bus’ award winning live guided and multilingual routes will be picking up and dropping off at Baker Street Station, giving customers a choice of tour options at this visitor hotspot.
Richard Maybury, Company Chairman stated,
''Being awarded the contract is a great start to the year and bodes well for the rest of 2008. I am delighted about the improved service that the Big Bus Tour will now offer sightseers. The Big Bus Tour has always been a fun and full day out as well as a popular Link between London attractions. I’m sure the extended route will be appreciated by our customers, and the improved frequency of buses will allow more customers to explore and enjoy London''.