Double decker buseswith audio guides in eight languages will start running in Moscow in July 2012.
The idea to launch sightseeing buses "City Tour" in Moscow appeared in March, media reports. Only ten double decker buses will be used for sightseeing purposes. According to officials, the funding is provided entirely by foreign investments.
Experts notethat due to a busy traffic Moscow may need more than 10 buses. It is planned that each visitor will be able to leave a bus at any place, and then after a certain period of time to get into another bus and continue the route. The route in Moscow has 15 stops - including the Cathedral of Christ the Savior, the Novodevichy Convent, the Sparrow Hillsobservation deck (Vorobyevy Gory), the Gorky Park. It is assumed that travelers could continue the trip using “river trams” from some stops.
The company "City tour of St. Petersburg" reports that the same buses may soon be launched in Kazan and Sochi. We recall that these cities will host the Universiade and the Olympics, respectively. The organizing committee informs that the company Hyundai will become a sponsor of the "City Tour".