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City Sightseeing Abuja begins, boost intra-city tourism

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With operations in over 90 locations across five continents, City Sightseeing, the worldwide city tour, has commenced tour operations in Abuja.

Known as City Sightseeing Abuja, the tour offers visitors and residents in Abuja the opportunity of touring the federal capital territory in specially built eco-friendly open-roof tour buses.

Moreover the tour is best suited for those who might want to explore Abuja on a spectacular scale, those keen on making good use of their leisure and those  desirous of enjoying quality time with family or friends.

City Sightseeing Abuja is the first of its kind in Nigeria in particular and West Africa in general. Sally Mbanefo, director general, Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation (NTDC), having toured certain areas of Abuja on the city tour buses, was optimistic that this novel open top sightseeing tour would boost tourist activities in the federal capital territory, given its hospitable metropolitan feel.

She enthused about the establishment of City Sightseeing Abuja and applauded its management for actualising such a dream in Abuja which plies over 14 designated stops, cutting across 24 exciting sights such as National Assembly, Wonderland Amusement Park, Silverbird Galleria, Millennium Park, National Park & Zoo and so on.

It operates every 55-60 minutes on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, and even on public holidays. Tickets can be purchased on the bus from the driver, or at City Sightseeing head office at 36, Ekukinam Street, off Berger Junction, Utako District, Abuja, or from Silverbird Galleria, Ceddi Plaza, National Park & Zoo and certain designated hotels in Abuja. Tickets can also be bought at any of the 14 bus stops where the tour buses are known to ply.

The ticket is N2,990 for adults and N1,500 for children between five and eleven years old,  below five years are transported free, although an adult is allowed a maximum of two children only. Every ticket is valid for presentation within 30 days of purchase.

Meanwhile, a ticket attracts 10 percent discount on the next trip. So customers are advised to keep their tickets and present them to City Sightseeing Abuja to receive their discount.