Once the Roman capital of Northern England, York has witnessed wars, peace agreements and prosperity throughout its turbulent history. Marvel at the colossal 13th Century York Minster, home to half of all the medieval stained glass window in Europe and hear all about the City described by King George VI as being ‘the history of England’.

Your hop on, hop off ticket allows you to leave and re-board the bus as often as you wish. Your ticket is valid for 24 hours from the time of boarding.

Tour Stops

1. Exhibition Square

2. GillyGate

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

11. Fishergate

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


Passengers can hop-on and hop-off at any of the 20 tour stops along the route.

If you’d prefer, stay on the tour for a full loop: 60 minutes.


Additional Information:

Vouchers must be printed to be exchanged for a City Sightseeing bus ticket in location.

The audio commentary is available in the following languages: English, Spanish, German, Italian, French, Mandarin, Japanese, Russian & Kids Commentary in English

Buses are wheelchair accessible.

The York City Cruise

Please note: The River Ouse in York can occasionally rise to levels that can have an impact on this cruise’s daily operations after periods of heavy rainfall in the catchment area upstream. The local operators will always attempt to sail for as long as it is safe to do so. There can come a point where their smallest boat can no longer fit underneath the bridges. Depending on the height of the river, they may not be able to sail at all. In this instance, you will either be eligible for a full refund or your ticket(s) will happily accepted on another date during your stay if sailing is possible.

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