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City Sightseeing York Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

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City Sightseeing York Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

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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
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.
1 hour 
Operating Schedule:
  First Tour from stop 1: 09:08am Last full loop tour from stop 1: 5:38pm Frequency is every 15 minutes
Exhibition Square
Monk Bar
Foss Bank
Peasholme Green
The Stonebow
Clifford's Tower
Margaret Street
Walmgate Bar Post Office
Barbican Road
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 9:08am - 5:38pm.
  • Tour duration: 60 Minutes
  • Tour Frequency: Every 15 Minutes
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Vouchers are valid for 12 months
  • Most travelers can participate
  • 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.
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
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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

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Go live commentary!
, Aug 2022
I always do an intro to see the city and give insight then decide where I’d like to hop off to view the sight! I experienced both live commentary and recorded… go with the live, so much more detail!
Informative and...
, Aug 2022
Informative and interesting tour. The only downside is, being new to the area it would have been nice to have each stop number announced so we could decide whether to get off or not. We planned to alight at stop 12 for Rowntree park, but the bus flew past the stop before we realised we needed to press the stop request button, so we missed it.
Worth the money
, Aug 2022
Well worth the money to get you out and about even if it was only to find the best pubs. We used it from the first bus till the last one.
Thoroughly enjoyable and informative
, Aug 2022
Our tour guide nigel was friendly and entertaining, very knowledgeable. Thank you for a fun trip. Laura and Elaine
Great introduction to York
, Aug 2022
We almost did two loops and commentary was different while still hitting the high points. Most entertaining. Guide recommended Railway Museum which we visited and thoroughly enjoyed.
Great tour, comfortable...
, Aug 2022
Great tour, comfortable seats, guide very informative...good sense of humour, didn't catch his name but he was from Bradford.
York trip
, Jul 2022
The guide made it for us very witty and knew York very well embellished the whole experience for us engaged
Loved it
, Jul 2022
Commentary. Great fun and informative . The guide was very knowledgeable about the subject . You could hop on and off at different stages .
Our experience
, Jul 2022
The tour guide was very knowledgeable and was quite funny. It was nice having an actual person rather than the usual head sets. We didn't want to get off the bus at any of the stops as he was very entertaining.
It was ok, informative at...
, Jul 2022
It was ok, informative at times, lots of stories told, it was a hop on hop off bus, not much else to say
Highly recommend
, Jul 2022
Not sure name of chap doing the tour but he made interesting and entertaining slightly large gentleman very funny will do again
Great way to see the city in short time
, Jul 2022
The host was good and funny. The route was simple. The accessibility around the city centre is good. Staff friendly when redeeming voucher
Super duper coolest journey (according to our 11 year old)
, Jun 2022
We did the bus tour once round and then part of it again and got off at tower. We got back on and we had a guy as a human commentator (he had spikey hair) my son thought he was the coolest dude. Highly recommended tour as you cruise round York for the first time.
Great way to travel...
, Jun 2022
Great way to travel around the city stopping off at the main points of interest. Commentary was informative and witty
History of York
, Jun 2022
Great way to learn the history of York. Lovely to see all the places of interest. Only negative the railway museum is closed on Monday/Tuesday driver could have told us before we got off.
Very good tour giving all points off interest
, May 2022
Sat upstairs front near tour guide who gave detailed account re each point of interest. Very good to
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A great way to see and...
, May 2022
A great way to see and learn about landmarks you may miss when walking around a town or city. Hop on hop off where ever you fancy.
Excellent way to see the city
, Apr 2022
Excellent way to see the city and then work out what you want to see. Then hop back on to see where you want to go. Good value for money
Lovely experience
, Dec 2021
The host was good, she explained the history of all the city sights very well. York is a place full of history and one must visit York during Christmas. Will definitely recommend!
Great Knowledge from Tour Guide
, Dec 2021
The man who was talking about the city and everything past and present was very knowledgable and interesting to listen to so thank you to him

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