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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.

Departure Time

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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: 08:58am Last full loop tour from stop 1: 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 Frequency is every 10 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 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

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

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?
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?
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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Traveler Tips

  • "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


151 Reviews

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Worth going on
, Jul 2021
Its a good tour, you hear lots of facts and history about york. Its not very long though, so best to plan more stuff to do as well
, Jul 2021
A great way to get an overview of the history of York and to decide what you want to see more of and how to get there
Well worth the cost
, Jul 2021
Brilliant info and access for me as a wheelchair user once I got to grips with the commentary on the tour, travelling backwards meant I had to look left when it said right and vice versa. Thankyou for a fabulous experience, my first time on a bus in a wheelchair user and you made it so easy
York tour
, Jul 2021
York is a lovely town and the guide was wonderful with very good knowledge of history. It was a sunny day which made it all the more enjoyable
Excellent and Informative
, May 2021
Great site seeing trip around York. Good price and very informative. Took about an hour. Can definitely recommend.
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Great mode of travel
, May 2021
Great way to get around the city! All of the operators and guides where very informative and friendly, we loved Flora!
Very good value
, May 2021
We paid online but the barcode did not work your better of buying tickets at hop on bust stop as they said it happens often. Luckily after showing them full email we we're given tickets. The tour itself was very good with a tour guide given us all very interesting facts about York. Well worth the money.
Great way to take pics from a vantage point
, May 2021
Great way to see York and discover interesting facts. I went round 3 times, twice with different live guides and once with the recorded commentary. Sitting on the top of the bus at the back you don't need to wear a mask either
, Apr 2021
Viator are a terrible company, I booked for two of us this site said you HAD to print your ticket. We were only here for a few days. I now know you didn’t have to print it. By the time I found out we had made other arrangements. I asked for a refund and was told no, they offered me discount witch you get free when you book the tour. Discussing way to act
Really enjoyable!
, Oct 2020
Really enjoyed this bus tour. Our tour guide was so informative, adding his little anecdotes to make it so interesting and funny! Would definitely do it again.

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