A great way to see York and make the most of your time here, is to use the York CitySightseeing open-top buses.
Tickets are valid for 24 hours, so take a full tour, and learn some fascinating stuff about this 2000 year old city, and then use the buses to get around as you do your own exploring.
In the summer, two buses an hour are our Heritage Tour with a live guide to entertain you with their fund of facts and quirky anecdotes.
In the summer season, also every hour, you can discover some of the more gruesome aspects of York's history on the Terrible Tales bus!
We also operate an hourly Multilingual tour for visitors whose first language is not English. The commentary is in French, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Swedish, Polish, Mandarin Chinese and English.
So, if you are coming to York, look out for the red CitySightseeing buses (and the black Terrible Tales bus). We'll show you all the must-see sights and give you a fascinating insight into the ancient 'Capital of the North'.
York CitySightseeing offers discounts for groups of 10 or more.
On the multilingual buses there is also a specially recorded track for younger passengers. Still a full historic tour but with more laughs and rude noises!
Kids' Passport Packs
Younger passengers will receive a Passport Pack as they board containing colouring pens and puzzles. Also they get an opportunity to enter a drawing competition with great prizes.
Tesco Rewards Tokens
York CitySightseeing accepts Tesco Clubcard Reward Tokens in denominations of £5, £10 and £20. We will accept them in part payment for tickets but we cannot give change.
Our drivers will exchange your Tokens for 24 hour, hop on - hop off tour tickets.
If you need any further clarification please give us a ring on 01904 634296.
Tour tickets are also valid on Transdev York local buses.
The famous red CitySightseeing buses are available for hire all year round.
Weddings, corporate events, birthdays, school proms, school field trips and other special occasions can be made more memorable by adding a double-decker bus! For weddings we can dress the bus appropriately with ribbons and bows.
Show your guests around York with a professional guide (or guide it yourself). Buses are also available for transport only (no tour).
We’ll pick you up pretty much anywhere within the city boundaries, providing there is access for a double-decker, and set you down wherever you want to be afterwards.
Our buses carry 70+ passengers (about 40 under cover, if it’s one of those days).
Call us or drop us an email to give us your requirements and for a no-obligation quotation:
Hayley Clemit - 01904 634296 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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