“Move over Duckies and Double Deckers, we’ve got the Big Bus,” Michael Mack told the crowd of excited locals on June 15 at the Utah Welcome Center, 90 South West Temple, SLC.

After enjoying some fruit and coffee, the group was ready to take the first hop-on-hop-off sightseeing tour with Big Bus Utah.

The tour features a total of 19 stops throughout Salt Lake City. The school-bus-turned-convertible takes guests to The Lion House,  Temple Square, various museums and other popular tourist locations and finishes at the Gateway. Passes are available as one-day, two-day or three-day packages, and riders can hop on and off at the different stops to explore. During peak season, the busses will reach each stop within 20 minutes, giving pass-holders short waits between stops.

“The third day is automatically free when you buy online,” says owner Jerry Dolejs. “Every big city in the world has tour busses, so now I can say—without bragging—that Salt Lake City is on the same level as Paris, London and New York.”

Dolejs claims Big Bus Utah is the perfect choice of movement to experience the city. 

“Guests can stay on the bus for the whole day and do five loops. They can do only one loop. It doesn’t matter,” he said. “They create their own sightseeing tour of the city.”