If you are a world traveler, you have certainly seen these bright red buses in the main cities of the world. They are built especially for city tourists with open-top double-decker that affords the passengers a comfortable and enjoyable sightseeing tour of the cities they are visiting.
These same worldwide distinguished tour buses will be roaming our main cities as well, as of May 4th, with tourists onboard but also locals who wish to see Lebanon’s most leading sights from the comfort of their seats.
Equipped with multilingual audio commentaries, these touristic open-top buses will stop, in their tours, at 16 different spots of Lebanon’s most historical sites. Passengers may hop off at any site of their preferences.
Once done visiting the site, they can grab the next touring bus and hop on in order to continue their city tour with the same ticket. That facility in their method operation has made these buses known as Hop-Off Hop-On.
CitySighting-Lebanon is a franchise of the world’s #1 city sightseeing tour bus company. It was recently founded by Lebanese entrepreneur Viviane Nasr who also runs the operation as its CEO.
Bus tickets will be available for purchase at City Sightseeing’s booths in many spots around Lebanon, such as ABC malls, Beirut Souks, and many other places.
With so much to do and see in our country, the City Sightseeing Tour Buses are ideal for visiting and exploring many sites in one day while taking the time that you wish in a particular spot, and while enjoying the company of other tourists.
The concept of a City Sightseeing bus tour is not new. It originated in the UK in 1972 with the City Coach Liner of Ensignbus, which went on to develop in 1998 with the red livery in Seville, Spain, relaunching the touristic bus with the now-known double-decker feature. From there, the model extended globally.
In the year 2000, the City Sightseeing company started with just four tours, after which it became a very well-known feature that provides tour bus services in almost 100 locations worldwide, covering six of the seven continents.
The rapid growth of City Sightseeing compelled the company to also provide boat tours, sightseeing train tours, and guided walking tours.
As for us in Lebanon, this summer is going to be full of fun on bright red open-top, double-deckers roaming our cities!
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