City Sightseeing adds app for iPhone & Android
City Sightseeing, the world-wide company for city sight-seeing tours, has launched a free app for iPhone and Android for multiple cities that host City Sightseeing tour buses. The City Sightseeing app for Los Angeles coincides with local Starline Tours’ Hop-on, Hop-off Double Decker City Tour, featuring routes in Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Santa Monica and downtown L.A.
The app allows you to buy tickets for the bus tours and get information on where and what the stops are. There’s also a way to email “postcards” of pictures taken during the tour.
You can choose the city location in the home screen that brings up tabs to book tours, look at photos of various tourist hotspots, send postcards and scroll through guides listing stops and tour details.
We chose to try out some stops on Starline’s Hop-On, Hop-Off Blue Route, which goes from Grauman’s Chinese Theatre on the Walk of Fame to nearby Universal Studios, and on the Red Route, which stretches from the Walk of Fame all the way to Beverly Hills and back. You can change routes on the guide page by pressing a plus sign next to the route name. Click on the freeway-type symbol below, next to “Viewing Stop,” to see a list of all the stops and stop numbers on that route.
Select a particular stop and the app will list all the points of interest Museum, each with concise summaries.
City Sightseeing: New free app coincides with Starline tours, available for downloading at iPhone or Android app store (search for City Sightseeing).
Starline Tours: City Sightseeing Hop-On Hop-Off double-decker buses offer four loops with various points of interest. The Red Route loop to Hollywood and Beverly Hills stops at the Kodak Theatre, Rodeo Drive and Sunset Strip among other landmarks. Tickets good for 24 hours, adults, $35; children ages 3 to 11, $20. Tickets good for 48 hours, adults, $50, children, $30.