We won’t spend too much time introducing this post, but we will say this: there are plenty of ways to see some of your favorite cities for reasonable prices. The list below includes cruise, walking, and bus tour and other activity options, so if you’re looking for a more frugal way to see some of the best sights in some of the best destinations, look no further. Here are our top 30 tours under $30.*
(All international tour prices are listed in USD)
Destinations in the United States
1. San Francisco Bay Cruise – $27.95 [x]
The San Francisco Bay is amazingly beautiful, and a cruise around the harbor is a great way to experience the area. Sights include the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz Island.
2. Empire State Building Observatory – $28.95 [x]
This is one of the tallest buildings in the world, and the view from the Observatory Deck is breath-taking. It’s a must-see for visitors to New York City.
3. Boston Freedom Trail Walking Tour – $14.95 [x]
This one is great for history buffs and students. The tour is led by led by unique colonial characters and walks around some of the oldest buildings in the city.
4. Salem Ghost Tour – $15.40[x]
Salem is known as one of the most haunted cities in America. This tour digs into the city’s dark past and is sure to deliver some thrills.
5. Philadelphia Double Decker Bus Tour – $28.95 [one-day ticket][x]
With this tour, you can hop on and hop off at any of the 21 stops around Philadelphia. It’s a great way to see the city’s highlights.
6. Atlanta Experience Electric Car Tour – $28.95 [x]
This is a great way to experience the best of Atlanta. It’s a comprehensive tour that goes through various neighborhoods around downtown.
7. Carriage Ride in Savannah – $19.95 [x]
Savannah is a great city to explore on a horse-drawn carriage. The seats are covered, and the horses are well cared for.
8. Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville – $26.40 [x]
What better way to experience the Music City than a visit to the Country Music Hall of Fame?
9. Nashville Walking Tour – $24.95 [x]
This tour takes you around the best sights in downtown Nashville. It also includes a behind-the-scenes look at the Ryman Auditorium.
10. Chicago Trolley Tour – $29.95 [x]
This trolley tour of the Windy City provides a comprehensive tour of Chicago, and you have the option to hop on and off at the various stops.
11. Panoramic Night Open Top Bus Tour in Las Vegas – $29.00 [x]
This tour is great for seeing all the best areas of the strip at the best time: night! It goes past the casinos, hotels, wedding chapels and historic landmarks.
12. San Diego Harbor Full Bay Tour – $27.95 [x]
13. Double Decker Tour of Hollywood & Beverly Hills – $24.95 [x]
Sights on this two hour ride include the Hollywood Walk of Fame, The Hollywood Sign and Grauman’s Chinese Theater.
14. Glass Bottom Boat Tour from Catalina Island – $21.95 [x]
This is one of the most popular activities on Catalina, and you can feed the fish through the boat’s drop tubes!
15. Seattle Harbor Cruise – $23.70 [x]
This 1-hour cruise sails along the Elliott Bay and gives a great overview of Seattle’s skyline.
16. Iguassu Falls Brazil Side Tour from Puerto Iguassu – $21.95 [x]
The Iguassu Falls provide gorgeous views in Brazil, and the Autumn version of this tour is also under $30.
17. Lima Double Decker Bus City Tour – $26.20 [x]
Because no trip to Peru is complete without some sightseeing around Lima.
18. Half Day City Tour of Buenos Aires – $16.50 [x]
This tour is a great way to explore the best of Buenos Aires, in a short amount of time (4 hours).
19. Hop On Hop Off Bus Tour in Cape Town South Africa – $18.30 for a 24 Hour Pass (One Route) [x]
The Red Route explores the city center, and the Blue Route explores the city’s outskirts. There is also a 48 hour option for just a little over $30.
20. Barcelona Highlights Bike Tour – $28.96 [x]
Barcelona is a great city to explore on a bicycle. The guides speak English and do a great job of directing guests through the best parts of the city.
21. Night Sightseeing Tour in Madrid – $27.49 [x]
Those visiting Spain’s capital will definitely enjoy seeing the sights by twilight. The promenades, fountains and avenues are all lit up casting stunning shadows around town.
22. Classic Walking Tour of Paris – $27.85 [x]
See the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, the Lourve and more – up close and personal.
23. London by Night Bus Tour – $26.23 [x]
See Big Ben, St. Paul’s Cathedral and more at night for stunning views around London-town!
24. Hop On Hop Off City Bus Tour in Rome, Italy – $28.90 for a 24 Hour Pass [x]
This tour also includes free WiFi – win!
25. Hop On Hop Off City Bus Tour in Florence, Italy – $29.17 for a One Day Pass [x]
There are two different routes on this tour, and the ticket includes both options for a full day of exploring.
26. Hop On Hop Off City Bus Tour in Athens, Greece – $26.25 for a 24 Hour Pass [x]
Recorded commentary is available in 11 different languages, including English, Greek, French, German and Spanish.
27. Open Top Hong Kong Night Bus Tour – $29.95 [x]
The Symphony of Lights are a great addition to any visit to Hong Kong, and they can be seen on this tour – along with countless other amazing sights.
28. Hanoi Street Food Night Tour – $26.34 [x]
Any visit to Vietnam is complemented by some food tastings, and this tour will take you to some of the tastiest and most reputable vendors around Hanoi.
29. Toronto Harbor Cruise – $21.56 [x]
Toronto’s Harborfront is gorgeous and these cruises highlight the best points of the city’s skyline.
30. Harbor Tour in Vancouver – $28.48 [x]
Those visiting Canada’s West Coast will enjoy a fully narrated tour of the Inner Harbour.