Gray Line Worldwide

Gray Line Worldwide is the largest provider of sightseeing tours on the planet. For more than 100 years, Gray Line has been at the center of creating and operating the best traveler experiences in the world’s most sought after sightseeing destinations. With thousands of tours and experiences in more than 700 locations, spanning six continents, Gray Line is also the largest direct supplier of destination services to online travel sellers, wholesalers and travel agents.

Gray Line Worldwide
SloganSightseeing Everywhere
Founded1910
Headquarters1900 16th Street
Denver, Colorado
Service areaWorldwide
Service typeSightseeing Tours
Operator100+ licensees worldwide
Chief executiveBrad Weber
Websitewww.grayline.com

Since 1910, Gray Line has grown into the most well-known consumer brand in sightseeing tours. Its global network of elite providers operates day tours, airport transfers, hop-on hop-off tours, multi-day packages, walking tours and other specialized destination services.

History

In March 1910, a young restaurateur by the name of Louis Bush refurbished an old Mack Truck chassis, painted it blue and gray and began offering sightseeing tours around the city of Washington, D.C. Little did he know, his earnest endeavors would help establish the world's leading sightseeing tour company, known today as Gray Line.

By 1926, Gray Line had expanded to other booming cities including New York, Chicago, Detroit, New Orleans, Los Angeles, San Francisco, as well as internationally to Toronto and Havana. With peacetime following World War II, Harry J. Dooley, a former Gray Line employee, acquired the company and helped re-establish Gray Line Chicago. Dooley soon became president of Gray Line and is today considered the father of the sightseeing industry.

With the advent of jet travel and increased gateways in the late 1940s and early 1950s, Dooley expanded Gray Line's market throughout the United States and established Gray Line companies in Canada, Mexico, Hawaii and Puerto Rico. The sudden popularity growth in motorcoach sightseeing helped position Gray Line as the leader in the sightseeing industry for decades to follow.

The brand is currently managed from an office based in Denver, Colorado.

Gray Line has a presence in over 700 locations, spanning six continents, and is the largest sightseeing company in the world. In 2018 its carriers handled over 35 million passengers.

Licensees

LocationOperator
AlaskaHolland America Group
AmsterdamBlue Boat Company
ArgentinaAV & MV SRL
AshevilleAsheville Trolley Company, LLC
AustriaVienna Sightseeing Tours
AthensAthens Open Tour
AustraliaDriver Group
BeijingDTI, Ltd.
BerlinBus Verkehr Berlin[1]
BostonBrush Hill Tours
BransonThompson Transportation Group, LLC
BrazilBrazil 4 You Operadora Receptiva
British ColumbiaWest Coast Sightseeing
CancunMayaland Tours
CharlestonM&S Holding Co.
ChicagoAries Charter
ChileChirak Tour
ColombiaRespresentaciones Irigoyen Vega Cia Ltd
ColoradoColorado Tour Line
Costa RicaFantasy Tours
CroatiaAdriatic 4 You
Czech RepublicBohemia Travel
Dominican RepublicTransporte Turistico F&S Tours
EcuadorCombratur
EgyptSouth Sinai Travel
EmiratesKurban Tours
FlorenceCAF Tours
GenevaKeytours S.A.
GuatemalaReuxtreme-Reustours
HalifaxAmbassatours
HawaiiTeke Holdings Inc.
Hong KongGray Line Tours of Hong Kong Limited
HungaryCityrama
IcelandGray Line Iceland
IndonesiaP.T. Regina Alta Panorama Tours
IrelandThe Dualway Group
IndiaCox & Kings Ltd.
Las VegasGL Vegas, Inc.
LondonGolden Tours
Los AngelesGl Vegas, Inc.
Los CabosGray Line Los Cabos SA de CV
LouisianaNew Orleans Steamboat Company
MacauGray Line Tours Hong Kong Limited
MaltaSupreme Travel
MelbourneDriver Group Australia
MiamiMiami Incoming Services, LLC
MinneapolisSchmitty & Sons Transit, Inc.
MontrealCoach Canada
MoroccoUtess Voyages
MunichAutobus Oberbayern
Myrtle BeachLeisure Time Unlimited, Inc.
New OrleansNew Orleans Steamboat Company[2]
New YorkCoach USA
New ZealandInterCity[3]
Niagara, OntarioMiagara Majestic Tours
Northern CaliforniaAutocares Julia, SL
OmanKurban Tours
OregonRoad & Rail Travel, LLC
OrlandoGator Tours of Orlando, LLC
OttawaGreyhound Canada
PanamaGray Line Panama
ParisParisCityVision
PeruViajes Pacífico[4]
PhilippinesBaron Travel
PortugalCityrama
Prince Edward IslandAmbassatours
Puerto RicoCharter Coach Inc.
Puerto VallartaGray Line Los Cabos SA de CV
RomaniaMr. Tripp[5]
RomeCarrani Tours
San AntonioStar Shuttle & Charter
SavannahKelly Tours
ScotlandEdinburgh Coach Lines[6]
SeattleCity Sightseeing Seattle
ShanghaiDTI Ltd.
SorrentoTravel Etc.
South KoreaSeoul City Tour Bus
SpainAutocares Julia, SL
TennesseeGray Line of Tennessee / RLCL Acquisition, LLC
ThailandGray Line Thailand
TorontoLaidlaw, Inc.
TucsonGray Line Tours
TurkeyPlan Tours
VancouverWestcoast Sightseeing[7]
VenezuelaCandes Turismo
VenicePark Viaggi S.R.L.
Victoria, British ColumbiaPacific Coast Sightseeing
VietnamThreeland Travel[8]
Washington, DCMartz Group[9]
ZurichHans Meier Tourist AG

References

  1. "InterCity Group - About Gray Line". InterCity New Zealand. Retrieved 9 April 2018.
  2. Viajes Pacífico
  3. Tripp, Mr. "Mr. Tripp | Sightseeing tours". mrtripp.tours (in Romanian). Retrieved 2017-02-24.
  4. Gray Line Scotland Edinburgh Coach Lines
  5. Westcoast Sightseeing
  6. Martz Group
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