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Bristol Insight

#5 of 48 Tours in Bristol
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Address: Unit 4, Avonside Business Park,, Bristol BS49 4QU, England
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+44 117 403 1994
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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We run the City's bright red open top buses which offer a quality...

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.

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A fun and educational trip around central Bristol

I went on this tour with my partner and my two children. We were very lucky as it was dry and, even though it was a little chilly, there were snuggly blankets to keep us all warm... read more

Reviewed 25 October 2015
rksims
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Bristol, United Kingdom

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2015

I went on this tour with my partner and my two children. We were very lucky as it was dry and, even though it was a little chilly, there were snuggly blankets to keep us all warm which I felt was a very nice touch. Our guide for this tour was Pete and he was very informative, fun and welcoming.... More 

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BristolOpenTopBuses, Manager at Bristol Insight, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review and we're glad you enjoyed your trip with us. We're always really pleased to hear feedback from locals as we see ourselves as offering an insight into Bristol for both visitors and locals alike. We'll be sure to pass your kind comments on to Pete. Thanks again. More 

Cheddar, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2015 via mobile

Toured the city on a cold day but braved the upper open deck! Penny (guide) and ian (driver) did an excellent job Really enjoyed listening to Penny's inside knowledge of her city Good value for money and would recommend to all

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15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2015 via mobile

Shame that one driver was off ill which meant that only one bus was running. This aside, the tour was good and with the tour guide on board talking us through the sites was a great touch! She offered us tea/ coffee because we had to wait for the bus to arrive. Also was offered a blanket as it was... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 14 October 2015

A very pleasurable journey around a city with a rich history, very well narrated by the guide, Andy. Surprising facts, and amusing anecdotes. V enjoyable. Thank you.

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Lanark, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2015

This is a first class service giving visitors a great overview of the city. The guide Andy was very knowledgeable and his commentary was informative and interesting. Our driver, Ian was also very good and they made a good team. Would thoroughly recommend this !!!

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BristolOpenTopBuses, Manager at Bristol Insight, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review. We're so pleased you enjoyed your trip with us. We will be sure to pass on your comments to Andy and Ian too! Thanks again. More 

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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2015 via mobile

Excellent way to get around and see the city., with excellent explanations of the sights by the tour guide .

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Thank N J
Oxford, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2015

Great sightseeing tour with very good commentary. This tour started from the harbour area then on to SS Great Britain and the Aardman studios (didn't know they were in Bristol), all the way to Clifton Downs (the Clifton Suspension Bridge)along the Avon Gorge which was like a roller coaster ride as steep roads and very thrilling, the Zoo and back... More 

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 September 2015

Our guide Tom (Ginger Tom) was friendly, enthusiastic and knowledgeable. He made his commentary amusing and interesting. He was very helpful to all his passengers, giving extra bits of information where they were needed.

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BristolOpenTopBuses, Manager at Bristol Insight, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We'll be sure to pass on your kind words to Tom. Thanks again! More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 September 2015

My sister came to visit as I have recently moved to Bristol as a uni student, and we decided to try and get to know the city. The buses were right on time and easy to locate the stops. Our tour guide, Pete, definitely knew the history of the whole city!! He made it a highly enjoyable experience, being both... More 

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137 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2015

We always go on these everywhere we go, if they are available. Keep you previous ticket as you get 10% off your next tour. This tour was valid for 48 hours. The first day was raining but we decided to see it out upstairs, however the rain became torrential and we had to run downstairs. The rain did seem to... More 

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