Life is richest when experienced in the company of others, as any solo hiker, exiled monarch, or zombie-apocalypse survivor can tell you. Avoid the pain of traveling alone with today's Groupon: for $20, you get a ticket to the Real Big pub crawl or the Christmas light tour from Real London Bus Company (a $40 value).
Dreamed up by two British buddies, Real London Bus Company shuttles guests around the city for exciting themed tours in an authentic London-style double-decker bus. This cherry-red behemoth packs itself with as many as 50 guests and steams toward adventure on two distinct excursions. Two pub-crawl tours set out in different directions, starting at Rose & Crown Pub or the Upper Deck Sports Grill, and attempt to conquer four bars and raucous music venues before 1 a.m. when the double-decker turns into a single-slice meat patty. Drivers receive training for intervention procedures, ensuring that guests can revel to their heart’s content without jeopardizing their hearts. Come winter, a three-hour holiday-light tour helps passengers celebrate the season with hot chocolate, caroling, a tour of the city's fabulous light displays, and an in-bus Christmas tree topped with an angel shaped like a bus driver hugging a smaller angel.
Real London Bus Company
The two British buddies who dreamt up Real London Bus Company imported authentic London-style double-decker buses to shuttle guests around the city. With a fleet of four busses that can ferry up to 65 passengers each, they operate assorted tours throughout the area—including pub crawls to local dives and treasure hunts that explore downtown Phoenix, Mill Avenue, and Old Town Scottsdale—with the help of knowledgeable though decidedly nonandroid guides. They also make their busses available for special events such as proms, weddings, girls' nights out, or charters for corporate occasions, including past clients Go Daddy and Coors Light.