Hop-on Hop-off Open Top Bus Tour of York

Activity code: OTY

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Duration Time starts from first boarding
E-Ticket Accepted
Info Board at any of the 20 stops
Start Time First full loop at 09:23am

Highlights

  • A 20 stop Hop-on Hop-off open top bus tour of York
  • See and learn about York Minster, Micklegate Bar and Clifford’s Tower
  • Ticket valid for 24 or 48 hours from the moment you board the bus
  • A fun and exciting experience for all
  • Add a river cruise or visit to Clifford's Tower 

Description

Join us for a trip around the historic walled English city of York. Founded by ancient Romans with a Viking past, our open top bus tour will give you a panoramic view of this beautiful city.

Sit back, relax and let your driver do the hard work as you explore the cobbled streets, see spectacular sights and hear fascinating facts from the live guide about York Minster, Micklegate Bar, Clifford’s Tower and much more.

There are 20 stops on this tour, and you can hop-on or off the bus at any of them. Why not take the whole circuit, then get off and maybe visit one of the 30 world-class museums? Your ticket is valid for 24 hours or 48 hours from the moment you board the bus, and a full circuit of the 20 stops will take around 1 hour.  

Rainy Day Guarantee:
We are offering you the chance to change the date that you travel with us, if the good old British weather lets us down. We all know that it never rains in York, but if you find that you are unable to enjoy the full benefit of your open top bus tour due to the rain, you can change the date for when your ticket starts. This change needs to take place before 12pm on the 1st day you were planning to travel. Applies to Hop-on Hop-off bus tickets only.

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York City River Cruise

Cruise along the River Ouse for an entertaining yet informative tour of the city. See all the famous sights from a unique perspective with live commentary from knowledgeable team guides on this 1 hour cruise. 

Clifford’s Tower

Explore the one-thousand-year-old impressive stone tower overlooking the city of York. Built in 1245 during the reign of King Henry III, the tower has played a part in varying chapters of British history from the 1069 uprising against the Normans to its role in the Dissolution of the Monasteries. Now, visitors will get the chance to climb to the top of this historical tower and enjoy panoramic views of the city.

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Additional Information

What's Included in the tour


  • A Hop-on Hop-off open top bus tour around York
  • Choose the duration of your ticket
  • Ticket valid for 24 or 48 hours from the moment you board the bus
  • Add a York attraction ticket to your bus tour 

What's Excluded in the tour


  • Refreshments
  • Gratuities
Please Note:
  • Customers can board the tour from any of the 20 stops along the route.
  • Rainy day guarantee does not apply to combo tickets. 
Schedule

Hop-on Hop-off Bus:

Live Guide: Subject to availability
Duration: Approx. 1 hour

to 4th of September 2022
Daily - Buses run every 15 minutes
First Bus: 9:15am. Last Bus: 6:15 pm

5th of September to 22nd October 2022
Daily - Buses run every 30 minutes
First Bus: 9:15am. Last Bus: 4:15 pm

22nd October to 31st of October 2022
Daily - Buses run every 15 minutes
First Bus: 9:15am. Last Bus: 4:15 pm

1st November 2022 to 3rd January 2023
Daily - Buses run every 30 minutes
First Bus: 9:45am. Last Bus: 3:15 pm

No buses operating on Christmas Day or Boxing Day

Clifford’s Tower:

1 April - 30 October: 10:00am - 5:00pm 

31 October - 31 March: 10:00am - 4:00pm

River cruise:

Days of operation: Daily

Meeting Points: King's Staith landing, King's Staith, York, YO1 9SN

Start time: King's Staith at 10:30am, 12:00pm, 1:30pm, 3:00pm (& 4:00pm April to October only)

Meeting Points: Lendal Bridge, Lendal Bridge, York, YO1 7DP

Start time: Lendal Bridge at 10:40am, 12:10pm, 1:40pm, 3:10pm (& 4:10pm April to October only)