Q: What are the benefits of the Hop-on Hop-off Barcelona tour bus?
A: The Hop-on Hop-off bus is great for seeing the city but it is not recommended as a means of transportation. Public transportation like the normal bus or the metro lines are much faster and cheaper alternatives for transportation around the city.
The benefit of this attraction is that you can choose the attractions you want to see or visit and the ones you pass on from a great selection of the main attractions of the Catalan city has to offer. Unlike a regular guided tour you are in charge of where you want to hop-off and how much time you want to spend at any given attraction (for additional information – Why purchase it online?).
The bus offers an audio guide available in 11 different languages and free Wi-Fi on board. The buses are heated in the winter and cooled in the summer and are wheelchair adapted (for additional information – Winter Vacation in Barcelona, Summer Vacation in Barcelona and Accessibility in Barcelona).
All the stations of the red buses are close to the attractions so it will save you the time and the effort of walking to the public transportation. You will also get a coupon book that offers discount for entrance fees, souvenir shops and restaurants in Barcelona so you can actually recover the cost of a one or two day tour.
All in all the real benefit of the Hop-on Hop-off bus is not that it is a way of transportation around Barcelona, it is the experience itself and visiting all the attractions on your bucket list at your own pace.