Here is a selection of the most recent reviews of the Barcelona Hop-on Hop Off Tour: North to South Route submitted by actual travelers. Read what travelers liked, what they loved, and what they thought could be improved.
The hop-on-hop-off tour is the best way to see the main highlights of Barcelona! I would highly recomend this to anyone who doesnt have too many days to spend in the city but would like to see as much as possible.Barcelona is an amazing city!!!And this bus allowed us to see all we wanted in a space of a day!Definitely the best way to see the best sights Barcelona has to offer.Reviewed by: BELINDA C, May 2013
For anyone visiting an unfamiliar city for the first time, and lacking a personal guide who really knows the city, the Hop-on Hop-off tour bus is by far the best way to get a feel for the city. At least the parts of the city of interest to most tourists. You get the most tour for your money and unlike formal or structured group tours, there are really no time restraints. You do not feel that you are pressured to take a quick loo, a photo or two and hop back on the tour bus to move on to your next destination.
My wife and I bought a two day pass and our initial circuit on the green and blue routes (there is also a green route which we did not take until our second day) and for the first time around, we stayed on the bus the entire route. We did this with the intent of noting those stops on the map which we would want to hop off and spend some time exploring on the next go around and on the second day.
The buses are double decker so sure, weather permitting, why not go up top? It's better for shooting photographs. On our visit to Barcelona the mornings were a little on the cool side and so the second day, as we already knew where we wanted to go, and the upper deck will tend to fill up faster than the lower one, we simply stayed below.
The audio narration (with the free supplied ear buds and the selection of languages) gives a good overview of each "destination" as you approach it. This helped us to mark notes of interest on our map and travel notebook.
The buses run very frequently (every few minutes, it seems) and thus getting off at any of the stops, assures you a quick return to the route when you're ready to continue. At one of our get off points, we walked to the next one before reboarding. Don't rule this out as it offers a great chance to see the sights between the stops as well as those just around it.
Don't visit Barcelona without taking advantage of this great touring method.Reviewed by: Dan D, May 2013
This was a great value for the price and very convinient to see the whole city.Reviewed by: Diana C, USA, May 2013
We had a great two days seeing the sights of Barcelona. The coaches were extremely frequent, we never had to wait more than a few minutes and the commentary was very informative. we would recommend anybody to go on this tour.Reviewed by: Jane O, April 2013
Very good with busses coming regularlyReviewed by: graeme.pattinson, South Africa, April 2013
WE HIGHLY ENJOYED THIS TOUR. BARCELONA IS A VERY BEAUTIFUL CITY WITH A VERY SPECIAL ARCHITECTURE AND PLACES. I WOULD CERTAINLY MAKE IT AGAIN IF I HAVE THE CHANCE.Reviewed by: rclanzendorfer, Argentina, April 2013
excellentReviewed by: Dawn K, April 2013
Fantastic way to see the city, I would recommend this tour.Reviewed by: David Owain S, April 2013
I had such a great time touring Barcelona with the HOHO. I was able to explore a lot of the city in two days. I enjoyed the tour guide that we listened to through head-phones. It was great that they had free wi-fi on the bus. There were seats every single time we went on them and the wait was always less than 10 minutes. It was great, awesome job!!!Reviewed by: Diane, March 2013
The only way to get around BarcaReviewed by: nabbsa, March 2013