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City Sightseeing hop-on hop-off bus tour of York

Free cancellation
Duration: up to 24 hours
Language: English, Italian, French, Spanish, German, Russian, Japanese, Chinese
Mobile voucher accepted
Safety measures applied

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Create your own itinerary to explore York, hopping on and off whenever you wish!

Enjoy access to 1 bus tour route and 14 stops around the city, including all main sights and attractions

Discover York's history and culture with audio guides in 8 languages and kids guide in English

What to expect

You’ll never be short of things to do in York. Take this City Sightseeing bus tour and get ready to start the adventure through time! If you're feeling ravenous then hop off at stop #2 to grab a traditional English Roast dinner at one of York's finest pubs, the GillyGate.

One of the main attractions that can't go a miss is Clifford's Tower. Dive straight into medieval history and go inside to discover how the tower became the remains of the grand York Castle. The Fishergate Bar, one of York's gateways, was built in the early 14th century by the mayor of York. Take a trip closer towards the River Ouse and visit South Bank. Wander around the Rowntree Park nearby which serves as a memorial for the employees of the confectionery factory nearby, who died in the First World War.

You'll also find York's botanical gardens, also called York Museum Gardens, right by the River Ouse. The tranquil atmosphere makes it the perfect picnic location on a sunny day, where you can appreciate all the beautiful flowers and immaculate fresh lawns. Take a walk and you'll even see the ruins of the medieval St Mary's Abbey Church, which dates back to the mid-11th century. Join the tour around York and enjoy the views!

Tour Stops:

  • Exhibition Square
  • Gillygate
  • Monk Bar
  • Foss Bank
  • Peasholme Green
  • Stonebow
  • Clifford's Tower
  • Margaret Street
  • Walmgate Bar
  • Barbican Centre
  • Fishergate
  • York Rail Station
  • Memorial Gardens
  • Museum Gardens
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    COVID-19 information

    The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.

    Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds

    The experience complies with government regulations

    Social distancing is enforced

    Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected

    Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors

    All gear/equipment is sanitised between use

    What’s included

    24-hour bus pass

    Audio guide available in English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Chinese, Russian plus kids commentary



    Meeting point:

    Look for any City Sightseeing stop along the route. Mobile and printed vouchers are accepted at all stops


    • This tour operates from April to Decemebr 2021
    • Daily from 09:00 am to 05:30 pm (last full loop) from Stop #1, every 20 minutes on weekends and every 30 minutes weekdays
    • The last 3 departures from Stop #1 terminate at Clifford's Tower (Stop #7), which is half the loop and they depart at 5:33 pm, 5:43 pm and 5:53 pm


    City Sightseeing

    Cancellation policy

    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the activity begins.

    Important to know

    • Please note that changes to operating times, frequencies and inclusions can happen at any time and without notice
    • The use of face masks is mandatory when riding on the lower deck. Depending on the city, a face mask may be required when on the top deck.
    • High traffic areas and regularly used equipment/handrails etc will be regularly sanitized throughout the day. Hand sanitizers will also be available at key locations. Social distancing measures will be in place
    • Your voucher is valid for 12 months from the date of purchase