Big Bus Tours is the largest operator of open-top sightseeing tours in the world, providing sightseeing tours in over 20 cities across four continents.

It was formed by the merger of two established sightseeing tour businesses: the Big Bus Company Ltd (based in London) and Les Cars Rouges (based in Paris). The two businesses, each with over 20 years of successful tour experience, created Big Bus Tours in May 2011. Big Bus was purchased by Exponent LLC a London based private equity partnership in 2015. The Big Bus philosophy is to ‘think global and act local’. “Understanding each city, its character and culture as well as its landmarks is key to our success” commented Pat Waterman, CEO. “We aim to provide exceptional levels of service and a unique sightseeing experience to the millions of customers we receive” every year.

This obligation to deliver a great experience drives us to continually innovate and develop new products and offers.

Big Bus Tours’ sightseeing formula has been designed to provide a flexible approach to city discovery. Each open-top bus tour provides a hop-on, hop-off facility at a variety of interesting locations and, wherever possible, Big Bus Tours looks to enhance the visitor sightseeing experience by providing complementary experiences.

Basic data

Seat of corporation: 1065 Budapest, Bajcsy-Zsilinszky út 17.

Managing Director: Reinhard Grubhofer

Year of establishment: 2012

Number of branch offices: 1


  • Sightseeing tours



Main office


1065 Budapest, Bajcsy-Zsilinszky út 17.


+36 1 235 0078


There are no more offices.