One of the most popular, fun and informative ways to tour Las Palmas is by the classic double-decker, hop-on, hop-off guided bus tour. Sit on top and enjoy the open air view or ride inside in air-conditioned or heated comfort as your knowledgeable guide points out landmarks and shares the rich history of this beautiful region with you.
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria is the largest city in the Canary Islands. What better way to see all that this amazing city has to offer than from the top deck of our open top double decker bus tour, which allows you to take in a 360 degrees panoramic view of the city. Visit places of interest such as Vegueta, the Catedral Santa Ana, Pueblo Canario, Parque Santa Catalina and many more.
Hop-on or hop-off as often as you like to explore, dine and shop at Las Palmas’ major attractions. When you're ready to continue, just hop back on the bus.
How much and when?
Trip Days: Daily
Price: from €22
What We Thought about this excursion
We were surprised to find out that if you are a resident of the Canary Islands, this excursion is available at a heavily discounted price. You have to show your papers but it's a big difference in price. You can go round one full circuit with your ticket so make sure this is on your list of things to do in Gran Canaria.
We got on at El Muelle Shopping Center in Puerto de la Luz and the staff were so friendly, they give you a brand new set of headphones and a leaflet to tell you all the stops. They spoke in several languages also.
Once you get on the bus you just plug your headphones into the side of the seat and learn about the historic side of Las Palmas. The highlight of the trip for me was when we had driven to the top of Las Palmas and you could see absolutely everything. The port, all the houses (some expensive ones at the top), also the Cathedral, the main street, Las Canteras, local theatres and not forgetting one of my favourite stops, El Corte Ingles, a grand multi-story department store where you can buy almost anything!
Have you done this Las Palmas city sightseeing tour? What did you think?
(This post was originally published on Gran Canaria Blog 2nd May 2010)