Florida Activities: Hop on Hop off Tour

April 19th 2023 in Explore
Florida Activities: Hop on Hop off Tour

Hop On-Hop Off Tour

Discover the sophisticated city of Miami. Step to the top deck of the open top hop-on hop-off bus as it ferries you all over The Magic City following your transfer from Orlando. On this full-day trip, you'll see the highlights of Miami.

After leaving Orlando early in the morning with a continental breakfast bag to enjoy the way, arrive in the Miami area late in the morning. Disembark at Bayfront Central Station to begin your hop-on, hop-off bus tour.

Discover art, architecture, museums, shopping, and dining possibilities at each stop, and explore the greatest of Miami's attractions. See everything Miami has to offer on two different routes. The Beach Loop takes you around the island of Miami Beach and down Ocean Drive, while the City Loop takes you through the districts and neighbourhoods of mainland Miami. Enjoy live commentary and plenty of time to explore throughout your 1 to 1.5-hour tour. The Central Station in Downtown Miami, Bayfront Park, South Beach and Coconut Grove are the primary hubs for hop-on, hop-off tours in Miami. The Beach Loop tour departs every 15-20 minutes, the City Loop every 30 minutes, and the Uptown Loop every 45 minutes.

Remember that your transportation back to Orlando departs from the South Beach region in the afternoon, so make sure you catch a bus to the South Beach location at the time stated by the tour guide. Reboard your main tour van in the evening at South Beach for the return trip from Miami to Orlando, arriving around 11:00 p.m.

Beach Loop

From 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., buses leave Central Station every 15-20 minutes. Central Station service terminates at 7:00 p.m. The entire loop takes 1.5 hours to complete:

Central Station at Bayfront Park/Bayside Marketplace- 301 North Biscayne Boulevard

Miami Beach Marina - Alton Road and 3rd Street

South Pointe Park - South Pointe Drive and Washington Avenue

Art Deco District/South Beach - Ocean Drive and 10th Street

Loews Hotel - Collins Avenue and 16th Street

Bass Museum (across the street) - Collins Avenue and 22nd Street

Riu Hotel - Collins Avenue and 31st Street

Fontainebleau - Collins Avenue and 44th Street

Lincoln Road (The Fillmore and Convention Center) - 1700 Washington Avenue

Old Miami Beach City Hall - Washington Avenue and 12th Street

Angler's Resort - Washington Avenue and 7th Street

Shops at 5th and Alton - 5th Street and Lenox Avenue

Jungle Island - I-395 West Bound

City Loop

From 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., buses leave Central Station every 30 minutes. Central Station service terminates at 7:00 p.m. The entire loop takes 1.5 hours to complete:

Central Station at Bayfront Park/Bayside Marketplace- 301 North Biscayne Boulevard

Vizcaya and Miami Science Museum - S Miami Avenue and SE 32nd Road Coconut Grove Station - Grand Avenue and Virginia Street

Biltmore Hotel - 1200 Anastasia Avenue

Venetian Pool – De Soto Boulevard and Almeria Avenue

Coral Gables Downtown - Ponce de Leon Boulevard and Aragon

Cuban Eateries – SW 8th Street and SW 36th Avenue

Little Havana - Domino Park on SW 8th Street and 15th Avenue

Uptown Loop

From 9:15 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., buses leave Central Station every 45 minutes. Central Station service terminates at 5:00 p.m. The entire loop takes one hour:

Central Station - Bayfront Park / Bayside 301 North Biscayne Boulevard Perez Art Museum Miami - Museum Park

Trinity Episcopal Cathedral - Northeast 16th Street & North Bayshore Drive

S & S Dinner - Northeast 2nd Avenue & 17th Street

Wynwood Art District - # 1 - North Miami Avenue & Northeast 26th Street

Midtown Miami - # 1 - Midtown Boulevard & Northeast 34th Street

Design District - Northeast 40th Street & Northeast 1st Avenue

Midtown Miami - # 2 - North Miami Avenue & Northwest 34th Terrace

Wynwood Art District - # 2 - North Miami Avenue & Northwest 26th Street

Wynwood Walls - Northwest 2nd Avenue & Northwest 25th Street

Black Police Precinct Museum - Northwest 11th Street & Northwest 5th Avenue

Jackson Soul Food Restaurant - Northwest 3rd Avenue & Northwest 10th Street

History Miami Museum - Northwest 1st Avenue & Northwest 1st Street Historic Miami - West Flagler Street & Northeast 2nd Avenue

The highlights of this tour include enjoying breathtaking views from the open-top bus, exploring the bustling city of Miami in one day and discovering all of Miami's hotspots.

The trip includes roundtrip transportation from Orlando to Miami, a day pass for the hop-on, hop-off bus tour of Miami, an en-route breakfast pack, and driver-guide assistance. It, however, does not include gratuities (optional) and other food and drink.

You must bring comfortable shoes, a camera (but the phone will be practical), water and comfortable clothes.

You're not allowed to bring luggage or large bags on the bus.

Know before you go

Optional upgrades are available during the day, and you'll be given a hop-on hop-off bus ticket and a map of where to take the bus back to Orlando. The bus returns to Orlando from the South Beach area, and you must take a HOHO bus there to catch your return bus to Orlando. Thanksgiving and Christmas are not available for this trip.

You are entitled to free cancellation and a full refund up to 24 hours in advance. You can also keep your travel plans flexible by reserving now and paying later; this means you can book your spot and pay nothing until later.

Special healthy and safety measures are in place, so it is best to check your activity voucher once you've booked your full details.

The duration of the trip is 16 hours if you want to visit every single site mentioned.

Don't worry; it is wheelchair accessible too.

Also, please wait outside the pickup location you have specified. To confirm pickup time, please call 407-522-5911 or use WhatsApp messaging. Pickup is located outside the hotel's lobby. Exceptions: The Pacifica Ballroom door is the pickup spot at the Royal Pacific Resort. For the Golden Coral and Charley's Steakhouse, please park in the back of the parking lot and wait outside the restaurant.