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​Launched in 2015, Extrapolitan is a global alliance of the best local hop-on hop-off open-top sightseeing operators. Extrapolitan is now established in 17 cities worldwide: Paris, London, Hong Kong, Nice, Marseille, Bath, Windsor, Cardiff, Riga, Helsinki, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Tallinn, Berlin, Athens, Budapest and Split. Extrapolitan is part of RATP Group, one of the leading public transport operators worldwide.

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The Original Tour London Goes Electric The Original Tour London goes electric - Launched new electric open-top sightseeing bus
18/10/2018
The Original Tour London unveiled its new electric open-top sightseeing bus outside London’s Westminster Abbey today. The event was attended by London’s Deputy Mayor for Environment and Energy, Shirley Rodrigues. This new bus will allow the city-trippers a carbon-free ride on their Yellow route. Click on this news to read the complete article .
Forbes - 10 best hop on hop off tours The Original Tour London is listed in Forbes 10 best Hop-on Hop-off Tours in the world
31/08/2018
Forbes recently published an article listing 10 best Hop-on Hop-off Tours in the world and we are happy to announce that The Original Tour London has been placed second in the list. Click on this news to read the complete article .
Tour Mag - Extrapolitan Featuring TourMag Published an Article On Extrapolitan's Recent Expansion
24/08/2018
We are happy to announce that TourMag published an article featuring Extrapolitan on addition of two new destiantions : Monaco & Rome. Click on this news to read the complete article.
The Extrapolitan Sightseeing Collection is Expanding in Rome The Extrapolitan Sightseeing Collection is Expanding in Rome
16/07/2018
Extrapolitan is welcoming a new key tourist destination in its network of Hop-on Hop-off Sightseeing tours: Rome...
The Extrapolitan Sightseeing Collection is Expanding in Monaco The Extrapolitan Sightseeing Collection is Expanding in Monaco
03/07/2018
Extrapolitan is welcoming a new key tourist destination in its network of Hop-on Hop-off Sightseeing tours: Monaco...
Cardiff Open-Top buses celebrate Cardiff City Football Club’s promotion to the Premier League Cardiff Open-Top buses celebrate Cardiff City Football Club’s promotion to the Premier League
14/05/2018
Thousands of fans took to the streets on Sunday 13th May 2018 to celebrate Cardiff City’s promotion to the Premier League...
Open Tour Paris first 100%-

electric, hop-on/hop-off, double-decker bus enters service Open Tour Paris first 100%-electric, hop-on/hop-off, double-decker bus enters service
05/04/2018
On Thursday, 5 April, RATP Group President and Chief Executive Catherine Guillouard and Anne Hidalgo, the Mayor of Paris, officially inaugurated the first 100%-electric sightseeing bus for Open Tour Paris, the RATP Group sightseeing subsidiary...
The Extrapolitan Sightseeing Alliance is Expanding 

in Budapest and Split The Extrapolitan Sightseeing Alliance is Expanding in Budapest and Split
21/03/2018
The Extrapolitan alliance of Hop-on Hop-off sightseeing tours is welcoming two new key tourist destinations in its network: Budapest and Split...
Navigatours Cardiff awarded Best Told Story 2018 by 

Visit Wales Navigatours Cardiff awarded Best Told Story 2018 by Visit Wales
07/02/2018
Cardiff Sightseeing has been awarded the accolade of “Best Told Story 2018” by Visit Wales. This is the third year running that our Cardiff team have won this title...
The Original Tour Windsor to be launched on 10 February 2018 The Original Tour Windsor to be launched on 10 February 2018
31/01/2018
After their success in London, The Original Tour is launching a new tour of Windsor. This picturesque area has long been connected to the British Monarchy with the stunning Windsor Castle at the heart of it...
Extrapolitan releases its third app: Open Tour Paris! Extrapolitan releases its third app: Open Tour Paris!
22/01/2018
We are pleased to announce that we have today released our latest app: Open Tour Paris. The app, which is available from Google Play and the App Store will help Open Tour customers make the most of their Hop-on Hop-off sightseeing tour.
Bath Bus Company's Special Commendation at the UK Bus 

Awards 2017 Bath Bus Company's Special Commendation at the UK Bus Awards 2017
24/11/2017
Bath Bus Company and Industry Colleagues received a Special Commendation for Imberbus at this year’s UK Bus Awards, held at Troxy in London’s Docklands.
Real time functionality now available for London in 

the Extrapolitan app Real time functionality now available for London in the Extrapolitan app
24/11/2017
Real time is now available from the Extrapolitan app, meaning that The Original Tour customers can now better plan their time in London.
Open Tour Paris launches the first 

100%-electric, hop-on, hop-off sightseeing bus in Paris Open Tour Paris launches the first 100%-electric, hop-on, hop-off sightseeing bus in Paris
20/10/2017
Open Tour, the RATP Dev subsidiary and leader in hop-on, hop-off double-decker buses in Paris, is going electric. The world-first will be presented at Busworld in Courtrai, Belgium, on 19 October. The first electric bus will enter service on network lines by the end of the year.
De nouvelles couleurs pour les bus touristiques 

d’Open Tour Paris De nouvelles couleurs pour les bus touristiques d’Open Tour Paris
19/10/2017
Open Tour, filiale du groupe RATP et leader du bus touristique hop-on hop-off (montée et descente libres à des arrêts fixes) à Paris, dévoile sa nouvelle livrée qui habillera les bus touristiques iconiques de la ville à partir du 20 octobre.
Extrapolitan expends its sightseeing network to a 15th 

city! Extrapolitan expends its sightseeing network to a 15th city!
16/10/2017
We are pleased to announce that Sights of Athens, the unmissable Hop-on Hop-off sightseeing tour of the Greek capital, has joined our network.
The Extrapolitan App is now LIVE! The Extrapolitan App is now LIVE!
14/09/2017
Available for free from the App Store and Google Play, the interactive app has been designed to enhance your Hop-on Hop-off experience by helping you plan your day in London and providing a fun new way of discovering the city thanks to our unique Augmented Reality technology.
Free Wi-Fi on-board The Original Tour buses - Hop-on Hop-off Sightseeing Bus 

Tour Free Wi-Fi on-board The Original Tour Buses
30/08/2017
The Original Tour is pleased to announce that clients can now take advantage of complimentary Wi-Fi on- board their buses, powered by the UK’s fastest mobile network EE which is part of the BT Group
Navigatours Launches in Bath - Hop-on Hop-off Sightseeing Bus Tour Navigatours Launches in Bath
22/08/2017
The new brand in open top bus sightseeing has expanded its portfolio of locations once more. Bath Bus Company, the operator of Bath’s bright red open top bus tours, has launched a bus in the new Navigatours livery. Navigatours has previously been seen in Cardiff & Windsor.
A brand new tour experience with 360° Virtual Reality 

glasses A brand new tour experience with 360° Virtual Reality glasses
20/07/2017
Extrapolitan launches a new virtual reality experience in the heart of London. Visitors to The Original London Visitor Centre next to Trafalgar Square can now take a virtual tour of London, Paris or Hong Kong with cutting-edge 360° VR glasses.
Top 10 Paris Attractions Top 10 Paris attractions
07/07/2017
Paris did not become the most popular tourist destination in the world by some fluke. The city has everything: food, history, architecture, museums, art, entertainment, and more!
20th Anniversary of Bath Bus Company 20th anniversary of Bath Bus Company
04/07/2017
Bath Bus Company is celebrating twenty years of serving the Bath area by painting a bus in the company’s original livery of 1997 comprised of bright cream and red. It also carries a number of the brand names which have applied over the past two decades.
Stockholm - Extrapolitan Etend son Réseau de Bus 

Touristiques en Europe Extrapolitan becomes Europe’s largest hop-on hop-off sightseeing network
03/07/2017
The global alliance, Extrapolitan, has partnered with Touristry AB to expand its sightseeing bus network, moving into six new cities (Berlin, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Helsinki, Riga and Tallinn) and securing the largest presence in Europe.
Roman Bath - Navigatours Bath Sightseeing TramOramic and Navigatours awarded Certificate of Excellence
27/06/2017
We are pleased to announce that both our Hong Kong TramOramic Tour and Navigatours operations (Bath, Cardiff, and Windsor) have been awarded the Tripadvisor’s Certificate of Excellence for the year of 2017.
Restaurant Tables - Cabo Girao Local cuisine in Extrapolitan's nine cities
21/06/2017
Exploring a new city can be both a tiring and hunger-inducing experience. After hours of sightseeing atop one of our open-top buses, one will likely begin to feel the pangs of hunger. Fortunately, the nine cities Extrapolitan caters to all boast a diverse and delicious array of cuisines.
Notre Dame de Paris - Extrapolitan 

Sightseeing Le groupe RATP lance son premier escape game à bord d’un bus touristique
16/06/2017
L’OpenTour, filiale du groupe RATP leader du bus touristique à Paris, s’associe à Team Break, le spécialiste français des escape game, pour innover avec une visite insolite de Paris.