Monday, 21 January 2013


Welcome to the blog page of Independent Bus Tours! 

Our mission is to run enthusiast tours featuring vehicles solely from Independent Bus operators, in particular those that are now much rarer to find on 'normal' service work. These trips provide a great day out in a variety of different places across the UK, and provide plenty of opportunity to photograph the vehicles we use. We will always try to include a depot visit (and lunch break) where possible!

Please click the links below for details on future trips - all are welcome to join us and there is no need to pre-book. As these vehicles have been privately hired, please contact me at for further information - none of the bus operators listed will be able to help you. 

The fare you see quoted is the maximum cost per person to cover our private hire costs - this may be lowered on the day subject to sufficient passenger numbers, so the more the merrier!

Tour diary for 2017...

Sunday 12th March 2017 - 'The MK Decker Delights'

Picking up at 11:30 from outside Milton Keynes Railway station and returning by 17:30, this trip features rides on 3 Volvo Olympians and an MCW Metrobus. Click here for more information!


Saturday 6th May 2017 - 'The Gloucestershire Galavant'

Picking up at 10:30 from outside Cheltenham Spa Railway station and returning by 16:30, this trip features rides on 5 former Wilts & Dorset DAF DB250 / Optare Spectra step entrance deckers and a former London United Volvo B7TL. Click here for more information!


Many thanks for your support, please keep checking back for updates on future trips!

All vehicles are subject to on the day availability