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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
See all safety measures taken by City Sightseeing York Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour.
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


251 Reviews

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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
1 traveler found this review helpful
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
Me ang my friends had a...
, Nov 2021
Me ang my friends had a great time with the tour and it's worth it for the price that we paid. We also enjoyed the tour guide in our trip he's very lively. Well recommended ✨
1 traveler found this review helpful
Best in class
, 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
1 traveler found this review helpful
The baiting ful old...
, 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
Well worth a trip
, Oct 2021
Commentary given by the guide was excellent with a touch of humour. Gave a vibrant insight into Yorks history
Excellent, fun, informative
, 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.
, Oct 2021
we booked a standard room which came with a lovely river view, everything was fabulous - would deffo recommend to everyone :)
First time on a tour bus
, 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.
Very informative guide....
, Sep 2021
Very informative guide. Learned a lot about York and its walls. Knowledgeable about history of the York Bars and its Victorian history.
The tour guide was very...
, Sep 2021
The tour guide was very good, informative and entertaining. Good way to see the city would recommend to family and friends.
Fabulous tours
, Sep 2021
Very good, guide was excellent, would recommend, not our first time, but excellent. Always use when we go to a city.
Good way to get around and check out the main attractions in York
, Sep 2021
Good way to get around and see the main attractions in the city while hearing some interesting stories.
Drivers were helpful, but the code would not scam
, Sep 2021
I could not use my tickets because the code would not scan. The driver was unable to access the code
1 traveler found this review helpful
Great value for Great service
, Aug 2021
Great way to see the city and the main attractions. Buses are very regular so very little waiting around at stops. Buses with 'real life' guides are great as get lots of information and great interactive experience. Great value as tickets are valid for 24 hrs so can use over 2 days If desired. Very much enjoyed our journeys.

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