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Bristol Insight

Unit 4, Avonside Business Park,, Bristol BS2 0UQ, England
+44 117 971 9279
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The trip was one of the best I have been on. In particular our guide, Jackie, made Bristol come... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Tom L
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Greater London, United Kingdom
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Been on better tours

We were traveling home to the Isle of Wight and decided to have a stop off in Bristol. We didn't... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Sam F
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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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We run the City's bright red open top buses which offer a quality sightseeing service of Bristol. All our commentary is provided by real guides (not a headphone in sight!) who are local and have a passion for their city. Their commentary is a mix of information, entertainment and humour. The attractions and main places of interest in Bristol cover a good-sized geographical area, and our buses offer an easy, convenient and affordable way to get about.The Hop On, Hop off ticket is a major advantage for those who wish to get off and explore the city.
  • Excellent76%
  • Very good19%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“bus tour” (45 reviews)
“open top bus” (39 reviews)
“live commentary” (19 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Unit 4, Avonside Business Park,, Bristol BS2 0UQ, England
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+44 117 971 9279
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"driver mike"
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"complete circuit"
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"great overview of the city"
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"top deck"
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"your bearings"
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"ss great britain"
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"combo ticket"
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"road works"
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"brilliant tour"
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"excellent value for money"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The trip was one of the best I have been on. In particular our guide, Jackie, made Bristol come alive with stories about the City. We took the trip during Pride celebrations meaning that a detour was necessary as roads had been diverted. This didn’t...More

Thank Tom L
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We were traveling home to the Isle of Wight and decided to have a stop off in Bristol. We didn't realise it was Pride weekend so it was very busy and the buses were quite disrupted. We opted for the Bus tour as it would...More

Thank Sam F
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Reviewed 3 days ago

For a day trip to Bristol, I would recommend taking an early hop on/off bus and do a complete circuit (1 hour 20 mins) to get your bearings and identify specific places to visit later in the day (using the bus tour ticket - vaild...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Bought 2 day " Hope on/ Off" ticket which was great value.The Guides Eric ( day 1) and Dom (Day 2 ) were so knowledgeable & informative they are a credit to The Company,I would certainly recommend this tour .

Thank PaulineBuckley
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just had 2 day hop-on hop-off around the City of Bristol.Excellent value for money all the guides had lots of local knowledge.Special mention of Barbara Bamber a great ambassador for the company and full of stories about Bristol

Thank CliffCoAntrim
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BristolOpenTopBuses, Manager at Bristol Insight, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for taking the time to leave a review, and we're really glad you enjoyed it! We'll be sure to share your kind comments with Barbara. Thanks again.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Brilliant 2 nd day free takes you all around town hop on and off where ever you want one tip go all way round then decide where you want to get off

Thank Liz M
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BristolOpenTopBuses, Manager at Bristol Insight, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your review Liz. You've described the perfect way to enjoy our open-top bus tours - enjoy the whole route with live commentary and then hop-on and off to explore on foot the places that catch your fancy. We're really glad you enjoyed it.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I bought a ticket giving me access to hop on and off for 2 days. Learned lots from guides. Great experience.

Thank CarolinadP
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BristolOpenTopBuses, Manager at Bristol Insight, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your positive review and we're pleased you enjoyed your open-top experience in Bristol.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had visitors for the weekend and as some cannot walk too far I saw this tour at the tourist centre.at the Watersheds we bought our tickets at the tourist office although you can buy them on the bus, the bus was at the city...More

Thank pennysusan
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BristolOpenTopBuses, Manager at Bristol Insight, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for taking the time to leave a review, and such a lovely one too. We're really pleased to hear you enjoyed it. We'll make sure we pass on your kind comments to our team. This lovely weather seems to be lasting so we hope...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My family came to visit me and we decided to spend a day in Bristol. As we didn’t know the city, we booked a guided tour and it was actually much better than I expected. Our guide, Jackie, was extremely helpful and kind even with...More

Thank Begoña G
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BristolOpenTopBuses, Manager at Bristol Insight, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks you for your review, and we're pleased you enjoyed your tour with us. All of our team have a passion for Bristol and we love introducing visitors to this diverse city which has so much to offer. We hope your Mum enjoyed it too!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic! What can I say? It was a trip for the pre schoolers (who loved it) but I think I got far more out of it. The guides on both the buses (we hopped on and off) were lovely, informative and fun and the drivers...More

Thank wellyboot126
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BristolOpenTopBuses, Manager at Bristol Insight, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for leaving your lovely review. We love hearing that locals love our open-top tour, especially when they learn something new about their home. We're not just for tourists; our Guides have all manner of stories up their sleeves about this fantastic city. We hope...More

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lou6644
12 December 2017|
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Response from T1m0te1 | Reviewed this property |
A quick google reveals that the Insight website says £40 for a family (2 adults, 3 children) which is valid for two consecutive days, and the SS Great Britain is £37 for the same size family, valid for one year.
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Christine M
6 August 2017|
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Response from 496niccib | Reviewed this property |
Can't see why not, if you ask politely :-)
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kis496
10 July 2017|
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Response from vinblue | Reviewed this property |
The bus from the airport takes you into the City Centre and it best to go to the tourist information office where the tour starts from. EXPLORER BUS TICKET: Hop-on & off our bus to your hearts content. SAVE UP TO £4 PER... More
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