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City Sightseeing York Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

York, United Kingdom
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icon1 hour  (Approx.)
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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
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.
  60 Minutes
Operating Schedule:
  9:00am - 5:30pm, every 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
York Station
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

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York UK Hop-On Hop-Off Bus
Greg B
, Sep 2019
After a bad experience in in Stockholm last year my expectations were a bit tempered. I was very pleased with the service in York. It is a nice one hour circuit. They had four coaches on the road, so a 15 minute wait was certainly acceptable. One of the coaches had a live tour guide, the others you could use the audio system. Pleasant drivers and a reliable service. With these types of services one can't ask for more than that. Recommend it to visitors. York is an awesome city and a must see. Only a two hour trip on the excellent Central Line train from Kings Cross in London.
Useful way of seeing York
, Jul 2019
Would recommend this as a way of getting a sense of what there is to see. Obviously the bus could not pass through the central historic area where streets are very narrow but places like the Shambles were pointed out to return to later. Interesting and amusing commentary on the bus.
York was a beautiful city, would...
P. Mark Atkins
, May 2018
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. Wonderful experience.
I didn't realize how small York was...
Elizabeth C
, Nov 2017
I didn't realize how small York was when I booked hop-on hop-off tickets. We were able to easily walk around the city and see all of the sites we were interested in on our own. We rode the bus for about 10 minutes total, mostly because we had paid for it not because we needed to take a bus. We did learn a few things about York's history, but I wouldn't book hop-on hop-off tickets in York again.
This was a great way to get my...
, Nov 2017
This was a great way to get my bearings around York, its a beautiful city and looks big but its actually walkable. The bus was a good way of seeing the walls and there were lots of stops around the city.
The bus trip is good value and a...
Peter M
, Jul 2017
The bus trip is good value and a good way to get an overview. There are audiotapes in different languages for commentary. Our first trip was spoiled by a live guide who got on and stood at the front of the bus up top right in front of us blocking our view, plugged his microphone in and began live commentary. His accent made his English hard to follow, he big-noted himself and mocked our Australian nationality which we found offensive. We stayed on to see the sights but later in the day we repeated the circuit without a live guide. It was much better.
Town is small and walkable waste of...
, Sep 2016
Town is small and walkable waste of money to purchase bus ticket not a good value.
Thoroughly enjoyed the tour. We...
Adrienne R
, Aug 2016
Thoroughly enjoyed the tour. We hopped on and off 3 times, and all the drivers were pleasant and helpful. The recording was very informative, although it would be helpful if there were short pauses to allow for thinking!
Great way to take a full tour of the...
Linda Y
, Aug 2016
Great way to take a full tour of the City and then narrow down the places you want to explore in more depth.
We were only in York for a day, and...
Mary H
, Aug 2016
We were only in York for a day, and felt seeing the city on this hop-on, hop-off bus was the most efficient way to see the highlights. The live guide, and also the recorded tour, were very interesting. This was clearly very popular, and it was sometimes difficult to squeeze back on the bus if we had gotten off at big tourist site.

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