Hop-on Hop-off Open Top Tour of York

Activity code: OTY

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Duration Valid for 24hr from first boarding
E-Ticket Accepted
Info Board at any of the 20 stops
Start Time First full loop at 09:23am


  • A 20 stop hop-on hop-off tour of York on an open top bus
  • See and learn about York Minster, Micklegate Bar and Clifford’s Tower
  • Ticket valid for 24 hours from the moment you board the bus
  • A fun and exciting experience for all
  • Social distancing measures in place
  • Single masks will be provided
  • Audio guide available


York is a beautiful historic walled English city, founded by ancient Romans with a Viking past. The best way to experience York is by an open top bus whilst, your driver takes you around the cobbled streets, sharing many of those interesting facts on this 45 minute hop-on, hop-off bus tour. Sit back and relax and let your driver do the hard work, whilst you see and hear about many fascinating scenes such as the beautiful York Minster, Micklegate Bar, Clifford’s Tower and much more.

There are 20 stops on this tour, you can hop-on or hop-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 from the moment you board the bus, and a full circuit of the 20 stops will take around 45 minutes.  

So join us for a trip around York! We will be providing single-use masks and gloves on this tour, although customers are welcome to provide their own. 

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. 

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Additional Information

What's Included in the tour

  • A hop-on hop-off open top bus tour around York
  • Ticket valid for 24 hours from the moment you board the bus
  • Rainy day guarentee 
  • Masks provided

What's Excluded in the tour

  • Refreshments
  • Gratuities
Please Note:
  • Customers can board the tour from any of the 20 stops along the route. 
  • Single masks will be provided, however you are free to bring your own. 

First Bus: 9:23am from Exhibition Square
Last Bus: 4:23pm from Exhibition Square
Live Guide: Subject to availability.

Buses depart every 20 mins

The last bus departs Exhibition Square at 5:00pm

A circuit takes approx. 45 minutes

Monday 6th September until Friday 22nd October

Monday to Friday 30 Minute Service until 1400 then hourly till finish.

Saturday & Sunday 20 Minute Service all day.

October Half term

Saturday 23nd October until Sunday 31st October 20 minute frequency for Half Term.

Last day of Operation will be Sunday 31st October

Timetable can be found here