Big Bus Tours


  • Founded by Aref El-Yafi and his cousin Abdallah El Azm in 1991, Les Cars Rouges, which later became Big Bus Tours upon merger, is today the largest operator of open-top sightseeing tours in the world, providing sightseeing tours in 19 cities across three continents
  • The current portfolio includes Abu Dhabi, Budapest, Chicago, Dubai, Hong Kong, Istanbul, Las Vegas, London, Miami, Muscat, New York, Paris, Philadelphia, Rome, San Francisco, Shanghai, Sydney, Vienna and Washington DC
  • Formed by the merger of two established sightseeing tour businesses. Les Cars Rouges –based in Paris- and The Big Bus Company Ltd -based in London-. The two businesses combines their expertise, creating Big Bus Tours in May 2011