MIAMI, FLORIDA, March 1, 2010 – Gray Line, the world's largest provider of sightseeing tours, and American Coach Lines of Miami, South Florida's largest private provider of motorcoach, shuttle, and contracted transportation, join forces to introduce Miami Sightseeing. As a globally recognized Gray Line signature product, this Hop On Hop Off service will change the way tourists visit Miami. It's a TOUR, it's a RIDE, and it's the KEY to unlock a perfect visit to Miami.
"The Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau is more than pleased to welcome Gray Line and American Coach Lines' of Miami new venture and the fantastic opportunity it will provide to further showcase greater Miami's heritage, culture and attractions," said George Neary, Associate Vice President of Cultural Tourism for the Greater Miami Convention Bureau.
The Vehicles - Uniquely red and prominently displaying the Gray Line Blue Diamond, the # 1 brand in sightseeing, these comfortable buses have an Art Deco graphics scheme. With low floors and a wide door for easy on and off, the buses have large windows for great views and a multi-lingual, GPS triggered tour narration via private headsets. All vehicles are ADA compliant.
The Route and Stops - The thoughtfully designed route features the very best of Miami with sightseeing, attractions, art, architecture, museums, shopping and dining opportunities at every stop. The Beach and City Loops take you to every must-see district and neighborhood. The main hubs are South Beach, Downtown Miami, Coconut Grove and Miami International Airport.
The Tour - From hip to history, from public art to Art Deco – our entertaining tour introduces the magic city with facts and fun. Miami's international flavor, natural beauty, celebrity intrigue, cultural depth, iconic landmarks, diverse neighborhoods and rich history come alive as we blend the past, present and future. The tour narration is exclusively ours and has been developed with the guidance of Miami natives, city and county officials and area experts, including our featured artist and cultural advisor, Xavier Cortada.
About American Coach Lines of Miami
American Coach Lines' South Florida fleet, based in Northwest Miami consists of more than 135 motorcoaches, transit buses, and deluxe mini coaches. As a fixture in South Florida's transportation landscape for more than forty years, American Coach Lines of Miami is well poised to accommodate all forms of ground transportation. As a wholly owned subsidiary of Coach America, American Coach Lines of Miami is part of a nationwide company dedicated to ground transportation excellence. Coach America is the largest tour and charter bus operator and the second largest motorcoach service provider in the United States. Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, with more than forty locations, Coach America provides transportation services throughout the entire United States. Services provided by Coach America include motorcoach charters, tours and sightseeing, commuter transportation, airport and casino shuttles, rail crew transportation, and contract services for municipalities, universities, and corporations. Coach America operates the second largest motorcoach fleet in the US with over 3,000 well-maintained vehicles, including more than 1,600 motorcoaches. Our operating brands include such well recognized names as Coach America, Midnight Sun Tours, Lakefront Lines, Crew Transport, American Coach Lines, Dillons Bus, Southern Coach, America Charters, Kerrville Bus, and several Gray Line affiliates. For additional information, please contact American Coach Lines of Miami at (305) 688-7700.
The partnering of Gray Line and American Coach Lines of Miami creates a formidable team in the South Florida market and the best choice for tourism professionals and discerning travelers from the U.S. and abroad seeking a trustworthy supplier.
About Gray Line
Serving over 700 destinations worldwide, Gray Line invented the art of sightseeing and serves as the industry leader in tours, activities and attractions. Founded in 1910, primarily offering excursions throughout North America, the company has since grown into a multi-faceted, global sightseeing powerhouse specializing in well-rounded destination experiences that include adventure and eco tours, luxury tour services, budget-friendly activities, as well as culinary, cultural and historical pursuits. The company is headquartered in Denver, Colorado. www.grayline.com