Once the Roman capital of Northern England, York has witnessed wars, peace agreements and prosperity throughout its turbulent history. Take a rare glimpse of English history in this Hop On and Hop Off tour.
Founded by the Romans, York soon became England's Second City and has witnessed wars, peace agreements, and prosperity throughout its 2,000 years of existence. King George VI reflected on the City's central role throughout the years when he commented that: "The history of York is the history of England."
Visit the magnificent York Minster, with its priceless display of stained glass. Walk in Medieval streets or on the 800 year old Bar Walls. Visit award-winning museums or sample its excellent restaurants and shopping facilities.
First Tour: 09:00 (10:00 Nov-Dec)
Last Tour: 17:30 (14:30 Nov-Dec)
Loop duration: 60 minutes
Frequency: 10 to 30 minutes
_February 16 to March 28 - every 30 minutes (weekdays); 20 minutes (weekends)
March 29 to June 28 - every 15 minutes (daily)
June 29 to September 1 - every 10 minutes (daily)
September 2 to November 3 - every 15 minutes (daily)
November 4 to December 1 - every 30 minutes (weekdays); 20 minutes (weekends)_
English, Dutch, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Swedish, Polish, Mandarin Chinese, and kids commentary in English
Children below 5 years old are free of charge.
Schedules are subject to change.
Some tour buses are wheelchair accessible.
All ticket validities are for consecutive hours/days from first use.
A 1-day ticket is valid only for the day of redemption.
The same principle applies for a 2-day/ 48-hour (or more) ticket.
Discount to the York Boat and York Dungeons
Hop-on Hop-off Ticket
All our card payments are protected by thawte to give you peace of mind.
Location and direction
York City Sightseeing Bus Tour
(Available from 10 February to 1 December only)
First Tour: 9:00
Last Tour: 17:30 (April - September) / 16:30 (February - March, October - December)
Duration: 60 minutes
Frequency: 30 minutes
1. Exhibition Square
3. Monk Bar
4. Foss Bank
5. Peasholme Green
6. The Stonebow
7. Clifford’s Tower
8. Margaret Street
9. Walmgate Bar
10. Barbican Centre
12. Bishopthorpe Road
13. South Bank
14. Campleshon Road
15. Mount Vale
16. The Mount
17. Blossom Street
18. Railway Station
19. Memorial Gardens
20. Museum Gardens
Click the image to see the York Route Map:
Price & Options
This activity is wheelchair accessible.
Students and senior citizens will have to bring a valid ID for proof of age.
Printed VELTRA voucher
You must have a printed copy of your VELTRA voucher to present to a bus driver at any of the designated stops. You will not be able to participate in this activity if you only have a digital copy on your mobile device.
Ticket validity is for consecutive hours from first use. A 24-hour ticket is valid from the time redeemed until the same time the following day.
You may choose to hop on the bus at any stop along the route and exchange your voucher there.
The audio guides during the bus tour are available in English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin Chinese and Russian. Commentaries for kids are also available.
The activity schedule is subject to change or cancellation due to weather or traffic conditions.
Frequently Asked Questions
Any cancellations made after the booking confirmation date will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.
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