It is with great pleasure that City Sightseeing introduces the all new Brighton Tour for 2008.
Brighton & Hove is a special place and we look forward to showing it off with pride. We will enliven and inform our visitors and residents of this wonderful city with new and inventive experiences showing the diverse, invocative, bright and enthralling locations and people of Brighton and Hove.
Our all new CITY SIGHTSEEING TOUR 2008 has been reworked with a new route and commentary, factually interesting historical information on our wonderful open top buses.
We know this new system will whet our customers’ appetites for more detailed visits to many of our wonderful historic buildings, the Royal Pavilion, the Piers, the Parks, the Beaches, the Downs, the Squares, the Marina and of course our clubs, pubs, restaurants, café bars, theatres and shops. With the excellent sea air, Brighton & Hove is even more the place to be.
There are twelve dedicated City Sightseeing stops on the tour and our new route will take you westbound from the Brighton Pier along King’s Road past the West Pier and then up to Palmeira Square via Holland Road. 
From Palmeira Square we travel back eastward via Western Road to Churchill Square and Queen’s Road to Brighton Station and then to North Road and the Old Steine. 
Our tour then takes us via Madeira Drive past the Yellowave Beach Sports Centre, up Dukes Mound and onto the Marina where our passengers can take the sea air and enjoy the wonderful sights of this unique arena of restaurants, shops and harbour area.
As you will travel back via Marine Parade, we will see the superb vista of houses and landmarks taking us to Rock Gardens and Edward Street back to the Old Steine, the Pavilion and to the end of our tour.
A new and factual commentary has been written for our new tour which incorporates historical facts, places of interest and especially the myriad of famous people that have lived and worked in Brighton and Hove.
It is generally thought that Brighton came into existence in the Regency Period of the late 17th Century but Neolithic settlements on the Downs at Race Hill by Brighton’s Race Course date back as far as 2700 BC and the Celts settled north of Coldean around 900 BC.
In Saxon times Brighton got its name from the first settler in the 5th Century AD. 
His name was Beorthelm and he was a farmer and our first settler.
The Saxon name for farm was “Tun”, so Brighton derives its name from “Beorthelm’s Tun” which in time grew into the city of Brighton & Hove.
But that was just the start; the commentary takes us through Brighton’s long history to the present day and beyond.
Written by Marc Sinclair, a retired actor, agent and casting director with additional dialogue by Eric Saward, the well known television and radio writer, historian and one time Script Editor of the classic series of Doctor Who.
Alistair Lock is the new voice of Brighton’s City Sightseeing Tour who has vocalised the script with a friendly and informed approach. 
It is not the first time that Alistair has used his vocal talents in Brighton, as he can be heard as the Captain of the Sealife Centre Submarine Adventure by Brighton Pier.
His current work includes writing the music and creating the special sound for the new radio version of BLAKE’S 7, where he also plays the part of Zen – the Liberator Computer. Very soon he will recreate that role for the new television production of BLAKE’S 7 co-produced by SKY TELEVISION and B7 MEDIA.
Alistair has just completed filming the remake of the 1941 Universal film THE WOLF MAN which starred Lon Chaney Jnr, at Pinewood. The new production stars Benicio Del Torro in the title role for 2009.
On high days and holidays the Brighton City Sightseeing Tour will be giving the public the honour of meeting The Prince Regent, George, Prince of Wales and his wife Princess Caroline of Brunswick.
Their Royal Highnesses will allow the commoners to attend them for an audience and give permission for paintings and drawings to be taken of them.
Their regal garments will be stunning in such fashionable sophistication and allure. So no person shall dare to upstage their royal personages by over dressing by order of Mad King George (III)!
Their HRH’s will not be undone!
By command of His Mad Majesty King George (III), His Royal Highness Prince George and his consort Princess Caroline will attend on the following days in our calendar of 2008:
Saturday May 24 in the year of Our Lord 2008 Anno Domini
at 10.00 of the o’clock (morning)
for the inaugural tour until sometime in the afternoon after a snooze and a few brandies
Sunday May 25 in the year of Our Lord 2008 Anno Domini
at 10.00 of the o’clock (morning)
after recovering from lots of brandy
The Bank Holiday Monday
May 26 in the year of Our Lord 2008 Anno Domini
having fallen into a fire grate
A further audience will also be available to the General Commoners on the August Bank Holiday Weekend
in the year of Our Lord 2008 Anno Domini
August 23, 24 and 25
At about the same time of 10.00 of the o’clock
which will depend on the Royal Highnesses Brandy recovery from May
Bona costumes supplied by
Countess Jackie Crier DRAG WIG and Lady of the Bed Chamber
Dresser to the Camp of Masquerade Brighton
(underwear not supplied)
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