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City Sightseeing Chester Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

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Cheshire West and Chester, United Kingdom
City Sightseeing Chester Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

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icon1 hour  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English


Discover Chester, the capital of Cheshire, with a City Sightseeing hop-on hop-off bus tour. Choose from a 24- or 48-hour ticket, and explore the pretty walled city at your own pace. Stay on the open-top, double-decker bus for the full loop, or hop on and off at any of the 15 stops to visit the places that interest you the most. Listen to the onboard audio commentary to learn more about Cheshire as you ride.
  • City Sightseeing hop-on hop-off tour of Chester
  • Experience the capital city of Cheshire on a customizable sightseeing tour
  • Hop on and off to explore Chester's sights at your own pace
  • Choose a 24-hour or 48-hour pass
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24-hour or 48-hour hop-on hop-off pass (depending on option selected at check-out)
Free headphones
On-board audio commentary
Information booklet including map, tour information and local offers
Vouchers valid for 12 months
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Attraction entry fees
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.
At any one of 15 conveniently located stops in Chester, climb aboard a distinctive double-decker bus and begin your sightseeing tour of Cheshire’s regional capital. Listen to informative commentary as you cruise past major attractions and gain insight into the city’s rich history and culture.

Choose to remain on the bus for the entire 60-minute loop, or disembark whenever an attraction captures your attention. Admire the picturesque scenery of the River Dee and learn of the legends that surround ancient structures like Chester Castle and the Roman Amphitheater. Hop off to experience the award-winning Dewa Roman Experience or enrich your cultural knowledge at Cheshire Military Museum and Grosvenor Street Museum.
1 hour 
Operating Schedule:
  Tours operate daily. First tour from stop 1: 09:20am Last full loop departure from stop 1: 17:20pm The final two departures of the day at 17:50pm and 18:20pm will terminate at Chester Railway Station. Frequency: Every 30 minutes
Bus Interchange
Foregate Street Stop HH (Stop HH)
The Old Queen's Head pub
Premier Inn Chester (Railway Station) hotel
Opposite the Premier Inn on City Road
Railway Station
Outside Town Crier pub
Parish Church of St John the Baptist
The Groves
River boat connection point
Pepper Street
Grosvenor Shopping Centre
Grosvenor Street
Grosvenor Museum
St Mary's Church
Lower Bridge Street
Ye Olde Kings Head
Nicholas Street
Holiday Inn Express Chester - Racecourse, an IHG Hotel
Outside Holiday Inn Express
Points of interest passed by on this route
Grosvenor Museum
City Sightseeing Chester
Cheshire Military Museum
Chester Roman Amphitheatre
Chester Zoo
Chester Cathedral
Grosvenor Museum
Cheshire Military Museum
Chester Rows
Chester Roman Gardens
Sandy Lane Park and Aqua Park
Eastgate & Eastgate Clock
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • The bus has heating onboard
  • This tour is seasonal and typically operates between May - October (dates vary each year)
  • First tour: 9:20am, Last full tour: 5:20pm; two more tour departures at 5:50pm and 6.20pm terminating at Chester Railway Station. Times are subject to change at any time.
  • Full tour duration: 60 minutes
  • Tour frequency: Every 30 minutes; subject to change
  • 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 Chester 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 Chester Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour.
What is the social distancing policy during City Sightseeing Chester 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 Chester Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour.

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Don’t take this trip
, Aug 2022
Slowest Red Bus in the world, stops are far too long trying to fill the hour up. Staff were very nice though
Highly recommended
, Aug 2022
This is a great way to see the main sights of Chester and hear its fascinating history. The bus stops at all the main places. You can upgrade your bus ticket to go on the river trip too. Well worth the money. Highly recommended.
Informative and friendly city tour
, Jul 2022
A great way to see the city and also very informative. Polite and friendly drivers . Made a very memorable day out .
Great way to see the city...
, Jul 2022
Great way to see the city and what it has to offer on first ride around. We hopped on and off numerous times.
, Jul 2022
Very good way of seeing the sights and finding your way around. Many convenient stops around the city. Good value for money.
Great experience
, Jun 2022
I must say the tour was looong overdue. Been living in Chester for a year and hadn’t given myself time to explore it. Had a great experience, so much to see and do in Chester. I liked how the commentary was in sync with the tour. There’s nothing confusing like commentary that narrates something totally different from what you seeing but the driver made sure all was flowing. Thanks to the tour I got to know about the boat parties
Hop on bus is brill
, May 2022
Great idea if your getting on in life we used the bus 3 times and it stopped right outside the holiday inn express racecourse so brilliant for us
A must do!
, May 2022
Very helpful driver and informative commentary. It's a brilliant way to explore the city. I recommend doing the complete tour first and then decide which sites to visit.
Fun loving
, May 2022
The commentary was audible and I had fun with my partner enjoying all the beautiful history of Chester
More than you appreciate
, May 2022
We visited Chester, the narrated information was excellent, the route was interesting.and covered the key historical points of the city. Recommend two journeys, first to identify the area’s of interest and then a 2nd run to hop on and off
All of it, lovely tour of...
, Apr 2022
All of it, lovely tour of the city, never realised Chester was so historic. Lovely old buildings, so well maintained
Chester bus tour.
, Apr 2022
We sat on the upper deck which probably made the experience for us, as obviously being higher more could be seen. It's also not a long tour so that gives you more time to enjoy the beautiful city of Chester. A very informative tour too. Well worth a trip !
The views from the bus up...
, Sep 2021
The views from the bus up stairs being able to look at building and ariture most enjoying driver very pleasant and informative wegot on and off 3 times also taking the boat up river .did fine web site bit confusing so had to purchase the boat tickets separately costing more . Also did know we could of got tickets on day many thanks to all staff most enjoyable day 😀
Fantastic tour
, Aug 2021
Very good and much better having it on Loud spraker rather than ear phones... took us to places I didn't know existed...
, Aug 2021
Easy purchase of tickets and a very pleasant experience. Took my five year old grandson who loved sitting up top.
A good day out
, Aug 2021
Excellent commentary which provided information which we would not have acquired otherwise. Formed a good impression of the city. Unfortunately, a long wait for the bus in the first place.
Must do . . .
, Aug 2021
A great way to see Chester city centre and learn the city’s history. Tickets were bought online - it would have been useful to have the bus itinerary online too. We only managed to find the bus as one of the stops was close to our hotel.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Great way to see the city.
, Jun 2021
Lovely driver and a great way to see the city and learn so of its great history! Would recommend to all.
Nice tour of Chester
, Oct 2020
There was a long wait for a bus, but once we were on it, it was good. The commentary was pre-recorded and very clear, and at one point the driver came and told us a bit more about some of the buildings we were looking at. The only negative was that it was a little pricey for what it was.
1 traveler found this review helpful
, Sep 2020
We always find the best way to see a city or town is with the hop on, hop off bus and this was no exception. The bus ride did some figure eights, so that you saw some of the buildings from different angles. This is a great way to get your bearings and decide where you want to go back and have a better look, or get off and get back on later. The narration was excellent and informative. Due to the fact that you went through areas twice, the narration described one side going one way and the other side on your return. The drive was very smooth and not rushed at all. The price was reasonable. I would highly recommend this trip.

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