Discover the beautiful side of this fashionable and exciting international hot spot. Some highlights include the many mansions of Miami, Little Havana and Calle Ocho, South Beach Art Deco district, Coconut Grove, Brickell Avenue, and Coral Gables.
Glad we did it. Got to see a lot of the city in just a short time. Only complaint is they did not give us any instruction when we were on our way from the terminal after debarkation to the central station. Once they dropped us off at their central BigBus Tour station on Biscayne Bay, we had to go up and ask how the tour worked. Better communication would have been nice from the terminal pick up crew.
Big Bus Tour (Miami disembarkation 11/27): Alex/Mercy (South Beach route) and Ivory/ Ms. Yvonne (uptown or “cultural” route). Took last available transfer to MIA – 4:45 pm. You have to pick up your luggage at the central stop (Bayside Marketplace), so make sure you ask the tour guise if you will be back in time for your chosen shuttle (each tour route is about 90 minutes long if you ride it without getting off ant any of the stops).
Was excited to take the City tour of South Beach, but the bus line didn't have enough buses to do so. Most of the people wanted the South Beach Blue Line tour, and the Red and Green Line buses sat empty. We tried to talk the Bus Company into changing the empty Red and Green line buses to the Blue Line tour, but they refused. The entire Bus Tour staff seemed not to know what was going on and we were given conflicting information from each person we talked to.
Tour was good but check-in was ridiculous. After several pick up stops we were taken to the office where, with several other bus loads of people, we stood in a very long line to go into the office to check-in.
Did a city tour after we got back to Miami, our flight wasn't until 8pm so we did all three tours, city/uptown/beach hop off and on tour. We didn't really hop off, we just enjoyed the city from top of the bus. It was okay but it was a bit too pricey for the value, we got a shuttle back to MIA afterwards that was included.
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