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City Sightseeing York Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

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icon1 hour  (Approx.)
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Overview

Journey back in time on a hop-on hop-off bus tour of York, England’s quintessential medieval town. Your flexible 24-hour ticket enables you build a custom itinerary of York’s main attractions such as The Stonebow, Clifford’s Tower, Museum Gardens and more. With unobstructed views from the open-top viewing deck and 20 possible stops around town, you have the best of the city at your fingertips.
  • City Sightseeing hop-on hop-off tour of York with audio commentary
  • Create a personalized sightseeing itinerary and explore York at leisure
  • See top York attractions such as Clifford's Tower and Monk Bar
  • Hop on and off as many times as you wish at any of the 20 stops around the city
  • Make use of a ticket that’s valid for 24 hours from the time of first use
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Unlimited hop-on hop-off for 24 hours
On-board audio commentary available in several languages and kids commentary + free headphones
Discount booklet including offers on local eateries, attractions and shops
Vouchers valid for 12 months
Gratuities
Hotel pickup and drop off
Food and drinks, unless specified

Departure Point

You may start this tour at any of the stops listed.
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Return Details

You may disembark at any of the available stops.
With the untarnished essence of a true medieval village, York boasts a mix of lasting heritage and modernity, offering fascinating museums, stunning Gothic architecture and traditional drinking and eating culture. With your 24-hour pass (valid from first use), see York’s top sights with audio commentary, available in 10 languages, offering an intriguing window into the past—laced with Roman and Viking conquest. Hop on the open-top, double-decker bus at any of the 20 stops along the route, and enjoy the flexibility of choosing your own sightseeing itinerary and tour duration. 

Grab a comfortable seat in either the indoor or open-air seating section and take in the views along the route. Relax as the bus makes the entire loop or hop off at any stop. Discover Exhibition Square and Clifford’s Tower—the lasting remains of William the Conquerer’s York Castle. Finish there, or continue to the Monk Bar Fortress or any other stop on the route that catches your fancy (full itinerary listed below).  

Ending your tour is easy - just hop off!

Note: Entrance fees are not included in your hop-on, hop-off pass.
Itinerary
Duration: 
1 hour 
Operating Schedule:
  First Tour from stop 1: 08:58am Last full loop tour from stop 1: 5:28pm Frequency is every 20 - 30 minutes
Exhibition Square
Gillygate
Monk Bar
Foss Bank
Peasholme Green
The Stonebow
Clifford's Tower
Margaret Street
Walmgate Bar Post Office
Barbican Road
Fishergate
Memorial Gardens
Museum Street
Points of interest passed by on this route
Museum Gardens
 
Clifford's Tower
 
Monk Bar
 
York Railway Station
 
Exhibition Square
 
York Barbican
 
Fishergate Postern Tower
 
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Tour operates 15th February - 20th December
  • Tours runs daily from stop 1 at 8:58am - 5:28pm.
  • The last three departures from stop 1 terminate at Clifford's Tower (Stop 7), these half loop tours depart at 5:33pm, 5:43pm and 5:53pm
  • Tour duration: 60 Minutes
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Tour Frequency: Every 10 Minutes
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Vouchers are valid for 12 months
  • OPERATED BY City Sightseeing Ltd - UK and Ireland
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during City Sightseeing York Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by City Sightseeing York Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during City Sightseeing York Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by City Sightseeing York Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour.

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  • "They had four coaches on the road, so a 15 minute wait was certainly acceptable." See review
  • "It was a sunny day which made it all the more enjoyable" See review

Reviews

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star-5
Best in class
Dave_F
, Nov 2021
The narrator on the bus tour made the tour come alive with the history of York, from Dick Turpin to present day he had a story for every stop and in between he was very knowledgeable and his delivery was good too sometimes funny with a slice of irony
star-5
The baiting ful old...
Tina_B
, Nov 2021
The baiting ful old buildings went as a surprise for a friends 60th birthday booked the hop on hop off bus so seen a lot more by than we would have seen just walking around would certinaly do it again next time the river cruise
star-5
Well worth a trip
David_R
, Oct 2021
Commentary given by the guide was excellent with a touch of humour. Gave a vibrant insight into Yorks history
star-5
Excellent, fun, informative
Mandy_D
, Oct 2021
The tour guides speakers were excellent and also the drivers so friendly and welcoming. We really enjoyed our trips as all so friendly and informative.
star-5
fabulous
Leyla_K
, Oct 2021
we booked a standard room which came with a lovely river view, everything was fabulous - would deffo recommend to everyone :)
star-5
First time on a tour bus
Jake_C
, Oct 2021
Tour guide spoke very well and clearly, great experience. Could do with listing the stops where you can get on and off more clearly on the website.
star-5
Very informative guide....
Tricia_W
, Sep 2021
Very informative guide. Learned a lot about York and its walls. Knowledgeable about history of the York Bars and its Victorian history.
star-5
The tour guide was very...
Joanne_M
, Sep 2021
The tour guide was very good, informative and entertaining. Good way to see the city would recommend to family and friends.
star-5
Fabulous tours
Carolyn_M
, Sep 2021
Very good, guide was excellent, would recommend, not our first time, but excellent. Always use when we go to a city.
star-4
Good way to get around and check out the main attractions in York
Matthew_E
, Sep 2021
Good way to get around and see the main attractions in the city while hearing some interesting stories.

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