Hopping On and Off

From Seattle to Singapore and Helsinki to Montevideo - I am a definite fan of Hop On Hop Off busses and their multitudinous clones and variants. Time allowing, I ride the entire circuit once, stay on the bus for a second trip, hopping off to explore a given stop, and hopping back on for the next point that stirred my interest. Prices range from port to port but are usually in the $45 to $55 price range. Routes range from 45 to 90 minutes and most use headsets to access a wide range of language options and most busses hit each stop every 30 to 60 minutes.. Some tickets are good for two days - others offer bargain prices for the second day. By the time your second ride is run - you could deliver the presentation yourself - and are wiser than you were (getting wiser is what traveling is all about for me).

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Sounds like you have a good head on your shoulders and a plan for ports of call. Welcome to the forum.

I have only used the Hop On Hop Off once in London. In other cities I just used the bus, subway system and a lot of walking to get around.

Good for you - and I'm sure working your way through the bus and subway systems offered a grass roots experience all their own! I am a real fan of Hop on Hop off busses and found them to be a quick and easy way to get condensed insights to the key attractions.

We've ridden the Hop On Hop Off busses in a few American cities. We've done self guided walking tours in Helsinki, Tallin and Stockholm, and then wandered on our own with no real plan. Helsinki is my favourite city that I've ever been to.

We have done the hop on hop off bus in London and Panama City. We enjoyed it and will do it again.

I only took the HOHO in Jamaica. Turned out to be a great "excursion" for next to nothing.

HOHO is good in Key West.

I used to live in Las Vegas, lots of "HO HO's" in Vegas, it is legal there. Big Smile

I have used the hop on & off trolley on several occasions. The hardest part was waiting around for the next pick up. Sometimes the trolley is too packed and you can't get on. It is a good way to get around a city, though. One time in Sydney, the trolley was in an accident and we w3ere left stranded. It would be a half hour for another one to pick some of us up. We decided to walk to the stop we wanted & pick up a return there. Only trouble is that we didn't know where that stop was. We did finally find it but it was nerve wracking.


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