Going around a city on foot has always been a favorite pastime of budget travelers like you and me. Walking is a great way to be intimate with a city, learn its rhythm and feel its beat. Unfortunately, walking does get the best of us sometimes, especially if we’re lugging around a big backpack or easily flustered when we open a detailed city map.
A good alternative then to get to know a city would be to sign up for a city tour by bus which will take you to the popular spots in town including a handful of well kept secrets as well. Sure, you might have to spend an entire day with a busload of strangers, but if you look on the bright side, this is also a great way of making new friends along the way. But which cities are the most ideal ones to be seen through the window of a bus and which cities should be saved for meanderings?