VISITORS can once again enjoy a whirlwind tour of the city’s best landmarks as an open top bus service is relaunched.

Brighton and Hove Buses says their City Sightseeing bus is back on the road after the lockdown.

It takes in stops including the Royal Pavilion, Hove Lawns, the i360, Sussex County Cricket Ground, the Marina and the Lanes.

Tickets also included travel on bus routes to beauty spots such as Seven Sisters, Lewes, and Devil’s Dyke.

The return of the service is seen as a key part of the city’s tourist trade getting back up and running after a difficult past year during the coronavirus pandemic.

And with continued uncertainty over foreign travel this summer, it could be an ideal service for those spending their holidays in Brighton and Hove.

“It’s a welcome sign that life is opening up again after a year of lockdowns and social isolation,” the company said.

Brighton and Hove and Metrobus boss Martin Harris said: “I’m really pleased to welcome locals and visitors back on to our City Sightseeing buses.

“They really are the best way to see Brighton. The open-topped bus gives you a privileged, bird’s eye view across one of Britain’s liveliest and most beautiful cities.

“Take a whistle stop tour around Brighton’s highlights and find your bearings in the city, or you can spend the whole day getting to know it using just one bus ticket.

“Our buses are clean, safe and accessible and we are looking forward to having our customers back on board, especially as the weather warms up.”

Brighton and Hove Buses said services resumed this week, and tickets can be bought on the bus with contactless payments or online. Cash is also accepted, but drivers appreciate passengers having the correct change available.

Buses will continue to meet social distancing rules on board.

Routes to Seven Sisters include the 12X and 13X, services to Lees are on the 28 bus, while Devil’s Dyke is the number 77.

The company said those with city saver or network saver tickets can get a ten per cent discount, while passengers from a BN postcode can also get the same discount with proof of residency on board the tourist buses.

Tours operate every day until October 30 between 10am until 5pm once an hour. The tour operates every 30 minutes from Sunday, June 6.