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We will in Barcelona Oct 27 off of the Sky Princess.

 

We plan on taking a taxi from the port to Sagrada Familia and then take the HOHO around then take HOHO back to the ship.

 

I can purchase the HOHO in CDN$ and save $ before we leave from www.hop-on-hop-off-bus.com.

 

They show 2 HOHO companies at the same price.

 

- Barcelona City Sighting Bus Turistic, a multi colored bus with 3 routes, 40 stops

- Barcelona City Tour - HOHO, a red bus with 2 routes, 30 stops

 

They probably do the same routes.

 

Is one HOHO better than the other?

 

 

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Yes. We used both and found the commentary on the red City Sightseeing bus far superior. Both buses follow a similar route but managing your sightseeing is easier with just the two routes. Both companies have heaps of buses. The most we waited was about 10 minutes but there was a line at Sagrada Familia.

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For one day and limited time I'd also do the red bus.

I'm presuming of course that you are not planning on getting off at any/many stops. Some of the stops, like the park are a hike up the hill and are not adjacent to the HOHO stop. There is also a short walk to the entry to the Olympic Stadium and museum.

Do try to pre-plan any stops by scouring the itinerary for the tour.

Also check the time the bus stops service. It used to be around 6 but the cruise pier stop might not fit in well with your embarkation time.

Have a wonderful time. Barcelona is a terrific city.

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I also would recommend the red City Sightseeing bus. They are privately owned. No reason to pre-purchase as you can buy at one of their kiosks or as you hop on. If you're a senior ask for their discount.

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Looking at the routes, we are staying in the Las Rambles area, without getting off, about how long is each route, time wise?

 

Cheers

Len

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