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City Sightseeing York: Hop-On, Hop-Off Bus Tour

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Key Highlights

  • Explore the charming English town of York on a flexible hop-on, hop-off bus tour
  • Hop on and off at any of the 20 stops and visit attractions of your choice
  • Visit attractions like Memorial Gardens, Clifford's Tower, Gilly Gate and South Bank
  • Take in scenic views of York from an open top, double-decker bus
  • Enjoy audio commentary in multiple languages and know more about York
  • Travel in comfort and no need to worry about parking problems
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?

    01 Apr - 03 Dec: Daily

    Duration

    The ticket is valid for 24 hours after first use.

    Start time

    Buses run between 9:00am and 5:30pm; every 10 - 30 minutes
    Full Loop: 60 minutes

    Meeting Point

    You may board the bus at any stop. The voucher can be exchanged at any of the stops directly with the driver.

    Ending Point

    You may leave the bus at any stop.

  • Overview & Itinerary

    Overview

    The York Hop-On Hop-Off tour initiates you to the main attractions of the city. This scenic modern city with its markets and universities is a tourist’s delight. Browse through the museums and appreciate the interesting displays and exhibits.

    Hop on and off at any of the well-placed stops and visit popular York attractions. Enjoy a scenic drive around the city in an open-top double-decker bus and listen to audio commentary in multiple languages.

    Admire the historic monuments and buildings and see the stunning churches and cathedrals. A must visit is the York Minster, the largest Gothic cathedral in northern Europe. Explore Viking history at the Jorvik Viking City and relax in the tranquility of the scenic surroundings.

    Where to begin your York tour? Click here for your hop-on, hop-off route map

    Itinerary

    Hop on the bus at any of the stops to start your York hop-on, hop-off tour. Explore the charming English city at your own leisurely pace with a flexible bus tour with 20 stops covering popular York attractions and experiences. Visit attractions like Jorvik Viking Centre, York Castle, The Stonebow, Museum Gardens among many others.

    Savor a traditional English Roast dinner at one of York's finest pubs, the GillyGate, visit Clifford's Tower and explore the Rowntree Park and pay homage to the memorial of the employees of the confectionery factory nearby, who died in the First World War.

    You could hop off at any of the stops or simply sit back and enjoy a scenic drive through the city. Pass popular York attractions en route and enjoy audio commentary in 10 languages. Travel by open top, double-decker buses and enjoy sightseeing without getting hassled about parking and commuting problems.

    Some of the attractions covered by the route are:
    The Stonebow
    Museum Gardens
    South Bank
    Memorial Gardens
    Clifford's Tower
    Gilly Gate
    Walmgate Bar St Mary's Abbey Church
    Fishergate Bar

    Hop off at any of the stops to end the tour.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions

    Inclusions

    • Multilingual commentary in English, Dutch, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Swedish, Polish, Mandarin Chinese
    • Hop-on-hop-off ticket

    Exclusions

    • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Please note & Additional info

    Please note

    Your booking voucher can be exchanged for your Hop-On Hop-Off ticket at any one of the stops. Simply choose the stop which you wish to start from and present your voucher to the driver who will exchange it for a ticket that will be valid for 24 hours from that time.

    The route of the hop-on, hop-off tour is subject to change.

    Frequency:

    16 Feb - 28 Mar: Every 30 minutes weekdays, every 20 minutes weekends

    29 Mar - 28 Jun: Every 15 minutes, Daily

    29 Jun - 01 Sep: Every 10 minutes, Daily

    02 Sep - 03 Nov: Every 15 minutes, Daily

    04 Nov - 01 Dec: Every 30 minutes weekdays, every 20 minutes weekends

    Voucher information: You must print and surrender a paper version of your booking voucher for this activity (showing your voucher on a smartphone is not accepted). No refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher.
    Your voucher will be valid for 3 months from the date chosen at the time of booking.

    The tour bus has a low floor with extendable ramps and wheelchair space. Passengers do not need to walk up steps to board the bus. Wheelchairs can also be can be collapsed down and stored on the bus.

    However there are some of the buses where passenger has to climb 2 steps to board vehicle.

  • reviews
    • Just the job !

      Hop On Hop Off bus tours are always a winner if you have limited time in a town and want to get the maximum out of it. Commentary on the bus was very informative....

      Mr Tim Cox, United Kingdom, 19/Mar/2014
    • Best way to discover York

      We enjoyed the tour very much but when boarded the bus the first time the driver was not sure about our on-line booking voucher. Getting on and off at different stops was very...

      Mr P T Kilgour, United Kingdom, 24/Aug/2013
    • YORK HOP ON HOP OFF .. A MUST FOR A FIRST OVERVIEW

      On your first visit to York... you need a full overview of this fabulous town. .you can then get off and visit the places that interest you more..don't skip the cathedral! ...

      maria dolores, Argentina, 20/Jun/2017
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