The hustle starts the minute walk up. “The regular price is twenty, but for you fifteen.” It continues with a spiel about how it covers all the sights. Only after you have paid do you learn that the tour is entirely in German. I had not thought to ask such a question. Once you are onboard, you get a book in English that has a half page, single-spaced, describing the sites along the route, but does not tell you where you can get on and off. If you are a speed reader, and recognize each of the sites as it comes up, perhaps you can read 1/3 of each description. Then you find that the stops where you can get on and off are not announced and are nowhere near the sites you want to see. We eventually got off about 1/3 of the way through the route and walked to the things we wanted to see. Don’t say you weren’t warned.
We took this tour because there are no tours in English offered in Leipzig. Quite a disappointment for non German speaking tourists. At least on this tour they give you a transcript of the tour in English in the office when you book but unfortunately you miss a lot. Not really suitable for non-German speaking tourists but the only game in town. The tour itself is not bad but if you have to read about the places as you are passing them you miss a lot.
How can any tour company nowadays only offer one language? If you do actually get one of their booklets from the office which is badly photocopied and try to read as you go along you still miss the trip as you cannot keep up, terrible!!! The red tour is open top and tho they expect you to snap away with your camera fast as no slowing for pics occurs you at least get breeze in the sun. The green route is two hours of hot non air conditioned sweaty bus through some of the most boring and industrial routes This this company needs to ride some other city’s hop on hop off tours and see how it’s done.
We were in an ancient, red, open-top double decker, which spewed diesel fumes and was so loud that the commentary (German language only) was deafening. Several locals shook their fists at us in rage as we spluttered past. Amazing that the city authorities allow this kind of (air/noise) pollution, never experienced anything like it elsewhere.