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City Sightseeing York Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

York, United Kingdom

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iconOffered in: English and 8 more

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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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 + free headphones (English, Spanish, German, Italian, French, Mandarin, Japanese, Russian, Kids Commentary in English)
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:
  9:00am - 5:30pm, every 20-30 minutes.
Exhibition Square
Monk Bar
Foss Bank
Peasholme Green
The Stonebow
Clifford's Tower
Margaret Street
Walmgate Bar Post Office
Barbican Road
Minerva House
1 Aldreth Grove
Campleshon Road
Mount Vale
The Mount
Blossom Street
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 9:00am - 5:30pm.
  • Tour duration: 60 Minutes
  • Tour Frequency: Every 20-30 Minutes
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Vouchers are valid for 12 months
  • Most travelers can participate
  • 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
  • "York was a beautiful city, would highly recommend the hop on hop off bus, it was a fast way to see the wonderful sights of the town." See review


122 Reviews

Reviews by Viator travelers

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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.
Highly Recommended
, Oct 2020
A wonderful way of both finding the lay of the land and discovering a new city. It’s like having your own taxi service on hand. Friendly helpful staff are on hand, and each bus has an ongoing commentary both educational and entertaining.
Brilliant !!!! No Other Words
, Oct 2020
Loved every bit of it and guide so knowledgable. Very serious about his job 😊 Excellent driver. York is a beautiful classy city yuh and the buildings reflect so
York city tour
, Sep 2020
Enjoyed this, took the full circuit and then hopped on and off several times to get around the city. The information given was good.
Giggle for the kids
, Aug 2020
Great tour very informative with brilliant staff the tour took in everything you needed to see and drop off points convenient
Great experience
, Aug 2020
Informative and educational Safety measures in place Bus was clean and plenty of availability Duration of your spot on
Funny and interesting
, Jul 2020
The trip was very thought out and the tour guide was very good and funny. Definitely recommend it! Learnt a lot of facts I didn’t know about york already

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