The company was founded in 2008 , it was the idea of two, Dave Williams and Dave Tutton, one from London and one from Manchester who met in Cyprus, and after a long drink in a bar they gave birth to an idea of the first Open Top Bus service, offering tours within the resort of Protaras , Ayia Napa, Pernera , Kapparis and other local area`s .
In 2008 with British and Cypriot partners which helped to overcome some obstacles from the Cypriot government. The next step was to was to purchase a London style Double Decker bus from the UK. A Double Decker bus was found in Warrington, Lancashire, then quickly moved to Blackburn for a roof to be removed and resprayed. This was the start of a fleet now at 5 London style Open Top buses , now taking customers on a tour that delivers quality, and has become a Certificate of Excellence from Tripadvisor.
In 2016 one of the founders of Red Bus Cyprus (Dave Williams) sold part of his shares to Mark Davidge. Dave wanted to have younger stock in the business to ensure continuity and focus for the future of Red Bus. Mark now brings with him fresh ideas and a solid work relationship with the existing share holders. Dave Williams has been with Red Bus at the conception stage ,and with his experience and level head he has move the company forward each and every year. We at Red Bus will treasure his participation from the past and look forward to any future advice as he now enjoys his retirement. He will now become a life member of this business , and continue supporting this business.
Dave Williams (Company Founder)
Alan Tutton Dave Tutton Mark Davidge
(Operations, Tours) (Finance, Marketing) (Operations and Drivers)
Even though all the partners have responsible for particular area`s, it is very important that our focus is on customer satisfaction and driving the business forward.
All our Buses are named, "Ruby" , "Daisy" , "Millie" . "Andrea" and "Ellie" see are fleet page for more information.
Red Bus is a comonly used name in the resorts of Protaras, Pernera, Ayia Napa and Kapparis because there is now more than one company using red open top buses. In 2014 the company renamed and registered as trade name "The Original Red Bus" to prevent any copy cats , confussion and distinguish our business against other companies running Red coloured buses, we are the only one with a "Certificate of Excelence" by Tripadvisor.
Some of our staff
It has always been the philosophy of the company to build the tours for the customer, our customer idea`s and recommendations are always introduced to these excursions. Some examples are, "going to the divided line" , "Picture DVD" , "Snorkels and Masks" , "the Type of information given" , just to mention a few.
After the First season Red Bus imported 2 more vehicles which were already converted and had operated around Windsor and Cardiff.
The Original Red Bus offers Three Tours during the months of May to the end of October, a three and half tour "Divided Line ", an all day tour to "Famagusta and Ghost resort" . The tours have been decorated with the "Certificate of Excellence" from Tripadvisor.
We are the only company allowing you to swim alongside turtles, with loan Snorkels' and Masks, even the use of The Original Red Bus underwater proof Camera.
Since 2012, The Original Red Bus has raised money from the sales of Fridge Magnets for Local Charities, Cancer support groups and Animal welfare. See Charity page for more details. We all know that one of the most popular sport throughout the world is Football, again we have become a popular choice for Cup winning teams and paraded them around their local supporters.
Christmas is an important part of the year and it seems to be a busy time for the Red Bus , and again we throw in our support to raise money for local schools by giving the use of our Vehicles free of Charge.
All our Vehicles are fully insured and comply with all the legislation.