One of the most informative and pleasurable ways to explore a new city is by sightseeing bus such as the excellent Turibús Alicante. Some visitors choose to hire a car, scooter or bicycle to get around Alicante during their stay, which is great and gives visitors the chance to venture further afield. But for those who are not confident dealing with the traffic of a large city or the prospect of driving on the opposite side of the road they're used to, driving or even riding a bike in Alicante can be a nightmare and takes so much concentration you will often not even get the chance to glance at any of the attractions, let alone stop to see them.
Launched in 2007, the bright blue Turibús Alicante is a delight to travel on and covers all the major tourist attractions with 10 stops along the way. The bus comprises an air conditioned lower deck for those who wish to avoid the scorching afternoon sun, and an open air top deck to best appreciate the views (bring a hat). The bus boasts a multilingual audio tour guide in 6 different languages and operates a very handy ‘hop on, hop off' policy, allowing passengers to get off at any one of the 10 stops to do a bit of sightseeing and get back on at any time during the bus's operating hours. This allows passengers to see practically all the city's attractions during the course of a day, all for the price of a single ticket.
Turibús Alicante Time Schedule
During the peak summer months of July and August the bus runs from 10:00 – 19:00 Monday to Sunday. September is from 10:00 – 18:00 Monday to Sunday. October to December the bus runs from 10:00 – 18:00 Tuesday to Sunday. Should you decide to stay on Turibús Alicante for the entire journey, it takes between 50 – 60 minutes to complete the round trip and the departure point is from Plaza Puerto del Mar in Alicante's harbour.