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City Sightseeing Newcastle

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Address: Railway Station, Newcastle upon Tyne, England
Phone Number: +44 191 228 8900
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Good price and a quick whizz round the city.

Firstly, a quick couple of bits of info: tickets are £8 per adult, there are 17 stops on the tour and the full duration is 1 hour. I agree with other comments about the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 August 2016
Soph-W-123
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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

A decent enough trip around the city, but not great value for money. Yes, it is less expensive than City Sightseeing in a lot of other cities, however this is a fairly limited service, operating one route only, and only running every 30 minutes during the summer peak... not exactly 'hop on hop off'. Especially as the buses only run... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

Not expensive at £6 for a Senior Citizen I will concede, but compared to a number of other Hop on Hop off buses in other cities in the U.K and in other countries this was pretty average. Bus had seen better days, commentary was audible if you were sat downstairs or in the front section only of upstairs.Commentary only in... More 

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

Firstly, a quick couple of bits of info: tickets are £8 per adult, there are 17 stops on the tour and the full duration is 1 hour. I agree with other comments about the difficulty of finding the stops as to where to get on it. In addition, it's quite difficult to hear the commentary if you sit in the... More 

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England
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

If you only have a few hours to see the city this is an excellent way to do it. Informative and engaging commentary, friendly driver. Does not run as frequently as in some cities and it was difficult to find where to board, but otherwise fine and reasonable value for money.

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moraira
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

We paid, cash only, on the bus. £6 per pensioner. It was a good day, mostly sunny and warm. The commentary, when it could be heard, was informative and fun. Shame headphones are not issued, as it was in English only. However for a total one hour ride it was good value. For our first visit to the city it... More 

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Wandel
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

Where to start... I regularly take these tours when travelling and they're normally fantastic. This one needs a lot of attention from the franchise as it's damaging their brand. - very limited availability, running for only a few hours a day with a 30 min gap between buses. - couldn't take credit card payment on the bus, no sellers on... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

Very engaging commentary and quite informative, but frequently drowned out by the very loud screeching from the brakes of a bus that's well past its use by date. Shows a total lack of investment by parent company running this franchise in Newcastle. Pity because the route gives you a great introduction to Newcastle and Gateshead. Couldn't the commentary have fillers... More 

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North Shields, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

Having been on some of these tours in other cities we decided to do one nearer to home and found it was informative as all the others, would recommend to anyone, visitor or local. The information was well presented and there was stuff in there I didn't know.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2016

Newcastle is compact. Start your trip by doing the open top bus trip and decide where you want to go. Our driver was really friendly and helpful, and there was so much more to see that we expected. It was great.

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016

We try to use HOHO buses whenever we can when we visit a City for the first time and this is what we did in Newcastle ! It was a good experience but it could have been better ! First the pros : the itinerary was very interesting and the live commentaries were very instructive . The price is very... More 

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