City Sightseeing Worldwide launch new tour in Moscow, Russia
• From today, 25 August 2012, the popular open top double decker red buses show-off the main sights of the Russian capital
• The city tour has 18 stops along the 60-minute long tour which is available in Russian, English and Germany commentary
Moscow, 25 August 2012.- City Sightseeing Worldwide has opened its newest tour in the Russian capital. It is also the first ever open top hop-on, hop-off tour service in the city showing Muscovites and tourists alike the wonderful view from the top-deck. Famous landmarks such as the Kremlin, Red Square, Lenin’s Mausoleum and the Tsar Bell can be seen and easily accessed from the tour route.
The 24-hr, value for money ticket allows visitors the chance to hop-on and off buses as many times as they like during the validity of the ticket. An audio commentary through headphones is available in Russian, English and German which points out places and areas of historical interest along the route. At the launch of the service in Bolotnaya Square attended by local authorities, including the president of the Committee for Tourism of Moscow, Sergei Shpilko and Nikolai Lyamov from Moscow Transport. The arrival of City Sightseeing Moscow also attracted the attention of over 150 Russian journalists and has also so far appeared on several TV news bulletins in the Capital.
President and CEO of City Sightseeing Worldwide, Enrique Ybarra, who was in Moscow for the launch said: “Being present in large tourist capitals of the world, including New York, London, Edinburgh, Barcelona, Cape Town and Singapore, Moscow allows us to add yet another city to our comprehensive range of tours which are excellently positioned in the tourist market. We are pleased to offer our agents and tour operators a new destination of this size and we hope that travellers enjoy the tour too.“
With 20 million inhabitants, rich history and great influences in economic, cultural and political terms, the capital of Russia is a tourist destination with great potential. In 2011, Moscow received five million foreign visitors and the local authorities are keen to continue to strengthening the tourism image of the city. The introduction of a City Sightseeing tour can surely contribute to this goal.
About City Sightseeing
City Sightseeing the brand was created in 1997 in Seville, Spain. The international business model of operating similar city tours using open top double deck buses around the globe quickly spread from creating strategic alliances with local partners. The expansion of City Sightseeing is sure to reach 100 tour locations by early 2013, some of them already include: London | Rome | New York | Barcelona | Seville | Istanbul | Singapore | Edinburgh | Malaga | Palma de Mallorca | Granada | Santander | Brussels | Copenhagen | Glasgow | Dublin | Oxford | Sydney | Cape Town | Panama | Cartagena
During 2012, City Sightseeing operations are set to carry more than 10million passengers worldwide.
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Published Date: 25/08/2012 17:06:00
by Stephen Morgan