One of Europe’s fastest growing capital cities, Cardiff is bursting with things for families to do and see. A 24-hour hop-on, hop-off bus ticket is the perfect way to explore the vibrant city. With 11 strategically-situated bus stops, enjoy unlimited hop-on hop-off for 24 hours and see some of the city’s highlights, including the idyllic Alexandra Gardens, the remarkable Cardiff Castle, the Norwegian Church Arts Centre and the National Museum of Wales, which has a brilliant programme of events and exhibitions.
Make sure you visit bus stop 5, the vibrant waterfront of Cardiff Bay where you can enjoy stunning views over the freshwater lake and take a stroll to the Barrage embankment. If you want to stop somewhere for lunch, hop off at bus stop 6 for Mermaid Quay where there’s a great choice of restaurants and cafés. And one for little sports enthusiasts, the Principality Stadium is the final stop before you loop back around to Cardiff Castle.
Spend as much time as you’d like at each stop – it is your own personal itinerary to create.
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Explore the vibrant town of Bournemouth at your own pace from City Sightseeing’s Hop-On, Hop-Off 24-hour Bus Tour. Discover the coastal resort town’s best attractions and landmarks and see charming villages and miles of idyllic coastline from the top of your City Sightseeing open-top tour bus.
Start your tour off at Bournemouth Pier, a must-visit attraction with some epic views. The Oceanarium, Bournemouth’s aquarium, is also located here. Spend some time at bus stop 2 for Bournemouth Square. Here you can do some shopping on the three main shopping roads, Old Christchurch Road, Commercial Road and Westover Road. Don’t miss bus stop 7 at Sandbanks Beach, which boasts some of the most expensive mansions in England and some of the finest golden sandy beaches. Hop off at bus stop 15 and explore the pretty narrow streets and alleys of Poole Old Town before venturing to the historic quay.
With so much to do and see, just hop off and on again whenever it takes your fancy within 24 hours.
Unearth all the best places to visit in Bournemouth and the surrounding areas from City Sightseeing’s 48-hour hop-on, hop-off bus tour. With an abundance of awesome attractions, high street and boutique shops and pretty coastal villages and harbours, this open-top tour is the ideal way to explore this area of Dorset at your own pace.
An essential part of any visit to the coastal town, Bournemouth Pier is the sightseeing tour’s starting point. Here you’ll find pier amusements, the Bournemouth Big Wheel and one of Bournemouth’s best attractions, the Oceanarium. If you want to do some shopping, hop off at bus stop 2 for Bournemouth’s pedestrianised high street, which has a great mix of independent and high street shops. One of the most expensive places to live in the UK, Sandbanks is situated in the upper-end area of the town and is known for its world-class sandy beaches. Get off at one of the beach stops to explore the area. If you want to explore some of Bournemouth’s surrounding areas, the City Sightseeing bus also goes to Poole Old Town and the historic quayside.
Explore Bournemouth with your family by bus and boat within 24 hours with City Sightseeing. Discover the family-friendly seaside town at your own pace as you hop on and off an open-top double-decker sightseeing bus and sightseeing cruise.
Bournemouth Pier is the first stop on the City Sightseeing route; don’t miss out on the town's aquarium, the Oceanarium, and the Bournemouth Big Wheel, which are both nearby. If you want to indulge in a spot of retail therapy, alight at bus stop 2 where you will find Bournemouth’s pedestrianised high street. Heading out to the upper-end area Sandbanks, enjoy epic views of the sea and harbour and spot the luxurious houses of the rich and famous. Spend some time exploring the beautiful area of Bournemouth at stops 7, 8 and 9. At Poole Quay, enjoy an awesome boat tour of the area and discover Dorset’s coastline from the water!
Situated on the River Foyle, Derry (also known as Londonderry) is a city in Northern Ireland famous for its 17th-century walls and neo-Gothic architecture which you can lose yourself in for a whole 24 hours with this hop-on, hop-off bus tour. With seven stops at Derry’s most popular tourist attractions, you can explore each landmark for as long as you like and take unlimited round-trips on City Sightseeing’s open-air, double-decker bus.
Discover Londonderry’s famous World War II memorial, the Diamond, at stop 2, marvel at the glorious Guildhall architecture at stop 3, learn about the Battle of the Bogside at bus stop 4, and soak up some nature at stop 5 and 7’s riverside locations. Book now for a full day of Derry sightseeing!
Explore this historic Northern Irish city for a full 48 hours with City Sightseeing’s Hop-On, Hop-Off Bus Tour of Derry. Discover 17th-century architecture and the picturesque River Foyle across seven top spots around the city, with unlimited bus trips and as much time as you like at each fascinating location.
This route includes Derry’s Diamond World War II memorial, built in 1927; the vibrant street art of the Nelson Drive Murals; stunning neo-Gothic architecture at the Guildhall building; a lesson in history at the Battle of the Bogside; and scenic river walks along the Waterside. Gain unlimited access to all seven stops for a full 48 hours and explore Londonderry at your leisure.
Discover Bournemouth from the top of an open-top double-decker bus and sightseeing cruise. Spend 48 hours exploring the vibrant seaside town at your own pace and experience awesome panoramic views from the bus and boat.
Plan your own itinerary as you tour the beautiful coastal route from Bournemouth Pier to Poole Quay by bus. With 23 strategically situated stops, there are so many family-friendly attractions to see along the way, including the Bournemouth Big Wheel and the aquarium the Oceanarium. If you fancy browsing some of the high-street shops or quaint boutiques, hop off at bus stop 2. Enjoy the views of the pretty coastal villages of Canford Cliffs from the open-top bus, and get off at stop 6 for a stroll around the sub-tropical garden, Compton Acres. Make sure you spend some time exploring the scenic Sandbanks at bus stop 7, 8 and 9, where you can experience one of the best beaches and take a peek at some of the most extravagant houses in the country! From Poole Quay, take a sightseeing cruise and see the stunning coastline from a different perspective.
Create your own itinerary and spend as much time at any of the stops and attractions in Bournemouth.
Find some ultimate peace and quiet and learn all about the history, religion and culture of the stunning Belfast Cathedral with a live guided or audio guided tour. Officially named St. Anne’s Cathedral, this iconic Belfast building is not only a place of strong spiritual significance but is also full of breathtaking artistry, and has become a beloved venue for carols, concerts and recitals. On your guided or self-guided tour, you can marvel at the stunning stained glass windows and rich mosaics, holding over 150,000 pieces, and learn all about the sisters who took seven years to create them. You’ll also get to see the Titanic Pall, a huge navy blue embroidered cross dedicated to those who lost their lives in the 1912 sinking of the Titanic.
Choose how you’d like to explore this sacred space and book a tour of the glorious Belfast Cathedral now.
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Chester, which was originally founded as a Roman fortress in the very 1st century, is famed for its extensive Roman walls constructed of local red sandstone. With 12 strategically-situated bus stops, enjoy unlimited hop-on, hop-off access for 24 hours and see some of the city’s highlights including St John's Church, Vicar's Lane, Red Line, The Groves, Pepper Street and more.
Don’t miss out on the largest Roman amphitheatre in Britain, where multiple ongoing excavations occur, plus a 1,000-year-old cathedral, which has some of Europe's finest examples of medieval carvings. You can even immerse yourself within Chester’s ancient history as you shop at the famous 700-year-old Rows galleries, where a second row of timbered shops are elevated above street level (reached by steps). Book now for a full day of Chester sightseeing.
One of the best preserved cities in Britain, Chester is full of fascinating streets, bygone architecture and picturesque landmarks just waiting to be explored. Inside its medieval walls, you can hop on board City Sightseeing’s open-air buses and see the sights in style as you are taken around 12 of Chester’s must-see spots.
See the city’s famous red brickwork and Tudor-style timber buildings as you take unlimited stops between the dreamy Castle Drive and River Dee, Chester’s marvellous Roman Amphitheatre, the historic Cathedral and of course the popular Rows shopping gallery, a two-level arcade set amongst ancient black and white structures. Enjoy all this and more with a full 48 hours to use at your leisure with City Sightseeing’s hop-on, hop-off bus tours.
In their South London Peckham high school, Timmy and Marco are best friends despite living in neighbouring boroughs. However, after one of Timmy’s primary school friends suddenly beats up Marco, the two end up on rival sides of a relentless gang war in which there can be no winners.
This feature adaptation of the popular Rapman YouTube series tells a poignant story of friendship, rivalry and the never-ending cycle of gang violence through the medium of rap. Based on true events, Blue Story is an illuminating and thought-provoking film for teens to see at The Drive In cinema this October.
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Queen and Slim’s first date takes a dramatic and unexpected turn when they are pulled over by a policeman for a minor traffic incident. After the situation suddenly escalates, the couple are forced to go on the run and find themselves becoming a symbol of trauma and hope for people all over the country.
This timely American drama directed by Melina Matsoukas and starring Daniel Kaluuya and Jodie Turner-Smith is a powerful, important and aesthetically-brilliant movie that teens and parents will love. Experience the road crime drama from your very own vehicle at The Drive In cinema this October.
Take your teens to see the ultimate slasher movie at the epic outdoor cinema, The Drive In. There is a serial killer on the loose in the quaint little town of Woodsboro. A group of teens become victims, targets and suspects of a psychopath, and the only hope they have of survival is to stay one step ahead! Scream is a classic that is well-worth watching on the big screen!
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Hidden Figures tells the remarkable, true, but little-known story of the three African-American women who served as the brains behind NASA’s groundbreaking launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit. Mathematicians Katherine G. Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson overthrew boundaries of race and gender to provide pivotal work for one of the most significant space operations in history.
Join the three female legends in biographic drama Hidden Figures this October at North London’s hugely popular The Drive In cinema.
Adventurous couple Jennifer and Eric convince their friends to explore a remote cave system in northern Australia. With rising flood waters trapping the friends deep below the surface after a tropical storm and a killer crocodile looming in the darkness, will they get out alive? Expect some pretty awesome filmmaking tricks and underwater cinematography in this thrilling horror film!
Visiting her childhood family home with her husband and two children, Adelaide Wilson can’t shake the eerie feeling that something bad is coming for them. The Santa Cruz house soon brings up unresolved trauma from her past, and when night falls the Wilsons find themselves haunted by a family of four who look exactly like them.
Catch this uncanny and spine-tingling thriller starring Oscar-winning Lupita Nyong'o and Black Panther’s Winston Duke at North London’s Drive In cinema this autumn, where the open night sky makes Us’ unsettling atmosphere really come alive.
Explore Belfast at your leisure and create your own itinerary of the city with City Sightseeing’s 24 or 48-hour bus tour tickets. Simply choose how long you’d like your bus access for and then hop on and off as many times as you like. Your family can take as long as they need at each of the 23 must-see stops, including the beautiful Botanic Gardens, the fascinating Ulster Museum and the picturesque Falls Memorial Garden. From the historic architecture of Belfast Castle, Queen’s University and Belfast City Hall to the vibrant street art of the International Wall Murals, there’s plenty old and new to see in Belfast.
As well as your open-air bus tour adventure, this City Sightseeing ticket also gives you discounted visits to the HMS Caroline and the world-famous Titanic Belfast museum, so you’d be silly not to hop on board.
Jump aboard one of City Sightseeing’s famous open-top red buses and take a charming tour of Cambridge’s top tourist attractions. With 19 expertly-placed stops, the Hop-On, Hop-Off Cambridge Bus Tour guides visitors through all of this quaint city’s must-see area, including its picturesque canals via the Silver Street and Chesterton Lane stops, stunning medieval churches at Jesus Lane, and famous university buildings such as Homerton College via the Hills Road stop. Don’t miss bus stop 17 for the Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial Site, the Bridge of Sighs via stop 5, Trinity College at stop 6 (Sunday only) and the Botanic Garden between stops 11, 12 and 13.
Pause for as little or as long as you like and make as many stops as your heart desires within your 24-hour designated tour period. City Sightseeing’s open-top double decker buses offer 360-degree views of this delightful city and let you create your very own itinerary, so that your family can get exactly what you want out of a visit to Cambridge.
Explore the beautiful city of Oxford with City Sightseeing and hop on and off at 20 strategically placed bus stops within 24 hours at your own leisure. From old-style colleges to botanical gardens, this sightseeing tour will take you to the best attractions and hidden treasures in the city that you really don’t want to miss.
The Red Line route starts at Oxford railways station. Hop off at Park End Street and take a walk to look at the Castle Mill Stream, which is thought to have been a medieval construction. Take in the magnificent architecture of the old Sheldonian Theatre, which was designed by the architect Christopher Wren and constructed between 1664 and 1669. If you'd like to do some shopping during the trip, alight at Westgate Shopping Centre, where you’ll discover high street names, independent shops, restaurants and cafés. The route takes you past some of the oldest and most world-famous colleges, including The Queen’s College and Brasenose College. Can you spot the gates of the renowned Trinity College from your spot on the open-top bus?
After a long day of sightseeing, get off at Browns restaurant and enjoy an afternoon tea!
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Visit Oxford, the City of Dreaming Spires, and become a tourist for 48 hours on a City Sightseeing open-top bus. Experience Oxford’s mix of ancient and modern and learn more about its captivating history. A brilliant sightseeing tour suitable for the whole family, there’s even live commentary for kids, which includes fun quizzes and fascinating facts.
The Oxford Red Line route has 20 bus stops that you can hop on and off from at your own pace. Don’t miss the chance to take a look at the Castle Mill Stream at the Park End Street stop – it’s one of Oxford’s hidden treasures. If you want to take some time out from sightseeing, you can enjoy some shopping at the Westgate Shopping Centre. Home to the oldest and highest-ranked university in Britain, the route will take you straight past some of its best colleges, including Christ Church, Brasenose College and Queen’s College. Don’t miss the stunning English-style architecture of Sheldonian Theatre and the historic Church of St Giles, which was built between 1123 and 1133.
Discover one of the world’s largest Titanic visitor experiences at the Titanic Belfast. A fantastically unique experience, explore the recently redeveloped galleries by Oscar-winning director James Cameron, which exhibit the ships launch day in 1911 and HD footage of the ship’s cabins, engine room and dining areas. After the awesome Titanic Experience, visit the world’s last remaining White Star ship, the SS Nomadic.
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Royal Museums Greenwich curates some of the most historic and prestigious tourist attractions in London, all within walking distance around the riverside town centre of Greenwich. With this four-in-one day pass you’ll gain access to four top family venues, with timed entry slots for each so that your perfect Greenwich day is effortlessly mapped out.
You’ll start by exploring the world’s last surviving tea clipper, the Cutty Sark, before learning all about the stars at the renowned Royal Observatoryy and its wonderful planetarium. Then brush up on your marine knowledge at the National Maritime Museum, whose interactive zones are a firm favourite with kids. Wind things down with a peaceful visit to the Queen’s House at the end of the day and marvel at its stunning 17th-century rooms. As the marker of Greenwich Mean Time, this Maritime Greenwich area is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and an easy one to tick off your bucket list with this RMG combo ticket!
Find out more about the Cutty Sark, Royal Observatory, National Maritime Museum and Queen's House.
If you have dino-mad kids, don’t miss this very special screening of one of the biggest movies of all time, Jurassic Park. After a mega breakthrough in genetic science, a multimillionaire opens a theme park of cloned dinosaurs. But when an employee shuts the power down in an attempt to steal dinosaur embryos, the dinosaurs escape into the jungle. Get ready to feel nostalgic as Jurassic Park comes roaring to The Drive In.
Have you always dreamt of visiting a drive-in movie theatre with your family? Are the Dirty Dancing songs on your driving playlist? Well, now's your chance to combine the two, as eighties classic Dirty Dancing (rated 15) is being shown at retro-style The Drive In at Troubadour Meridian Water in London.
Relive the magic of the great American drive-in theatre as you settle down to watch this feel-good film. Follow Frances ‘Baby’ Houseman as she falls madly in love with the Catskills resort’s dance instructor, Johnny Castle, whilst she spends the summer there. Pure dancing pleasure awaits, as well as all your favourite songs from the Dirty Dancing soundtrack!
Watch Jennifer Grey and Patrick Swayze take to the dance floor as the young Baby and skilful Johnny in this romantic '80s flick about growing up and discovering who you are. And if your older kids aren't already fans, they will love the soundtrack. In fact, the Dirty Dancing soundtrack is one of the highest-selling albums of all time, with hits including Love Man, Big Girls Don't Cry, De Todo Un Poco, She’s Like The Wind and of course, the most iconic Dirty Dancing song, Jennifer Warnes and Bill Medley's The Time Of My Life, which accompanies the final, euphoric dance number.