On the 11th of August, the Original Tour and London City Tour, two of the world’s most experienced sightseeing operators of hop-on-hop-off and panoramic city tours, announced an innovative and unique new partnership in London.
As a combined force, both companies will offer an unrivalled “Hop-On Hop-Off” bus and boat experience where customers can see London at their own pace on board an extensive fleet of open-top buses and on a Thames River Cruises.
With over 66 years’ experience and currently operating 6 routes with 65 hop-on hop-off stops, The Original Tour - a subsidiary of RATP Dev - has enabled over 42 million travelers to explore the best of London since bus touring was first introduced by the company for the Festival of Britain in 1951.
Part of the family-owned company Grupo Julia, London City Tour, which successfully entered the London market in 2015, offers two extensive routes with 35 hop-on hop-off stops.
This new and unique partnership between The Original Tour and London City Tour will result in a more sustainable business model, aligning itself with London’s targets to ease air pollution & congestion in the city, whilst also creating once in a lifetime experiences for visitors to London.
Aside from the core business of hop-on-hop-off sightseeing tours, The Original Tour and London City Tour will be exploring new and creative ways for travelers to explore the UK’s Capital city - London.