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City Sightseeing York

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  • Average7%
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“hop on hop”(27 reviews)
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Don't walk York...Live it, York is one of the most inspiring cities to take a sightseeing bus tour, with our experienced LIVE guides or CD commentary you can discover Yorks exquisite architecture and history spanning 1900 years. Travel in the...more
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St Leonards Place | Exhibition Square, York, England
+44 1904 638738
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 18 September 2015

Their website doesn’t make it clear, but if you are paying by cash, don’t bother to pre-purchase your tickets online, just board the red tourist bus at any of their 17 bus stops and take the circular tour one and a half times round, to...More

22  Thank XF_Jagman
Emily S, Supervisor at City Sightseeing York, responded to this reviewResponded 28 October 2015

Hi there, Wow, thank you for your review, I couldn't have described our tour and York's main attractions better myself! I am really pleased to hear that you enjoyed using our tours and had such a good time in York. At the moment we are...More

Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 21 May 2015

We could find no price displayed for this tour prior to boarding the bus and no wonder, I was was rendered speechless to be told it was £24 for the two of us!! Although advertised as an hour long, we were back at the point...More

5  Thank Coffthecat
Emily S, Supervisor at City Sightseeing York, responded to this reviewResponded 23 May 2015

Hi there, Sorry to hear you were disappointed by our tour. With regards to the price, I'm sorry you found it expensive however we are one of the cheapest city sightseeing tours. We don't put our prices on bus stops as we are limited for...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Friends told us this was a must while staying in York and we were glad we did! We stayed on for the whole hour and thoroughly enjoyed it. Our guide was great, his knowledge was amazing and you could tell he loves his job. Would...More

Thank Twinmum03
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went on the tour bus to get our bearings, the tour lasts 1 hour. You can use the ticket for 24 hours, so we hopped on and off at different tourist stops, commentary excellent.

Thank Cookiescot
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well worth doing to hear the history and get the best ideas of where to stop and visit for longer. Plenty of stops. Clear commentary in different languages. The only thing that we didn't liked was the "stops" were not advertised too well so we...More

Thank 490dm
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoyed the commentary and the route. Lovely to see a bit further than the city walls. Would advise doing the tour when you arrive in York - see all there is to visit.

Thank Judith E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Clean transport,runs on time,very informative, value for money. Manvy stops to allow time to view attractions.

Thank thruster53
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited 20/10/18 This is a brilliant thing to do at the start of your time in York. It gives you a chance to get your bearings and feel for the place. Take the whole tour to start and then use it to hop off and...More

1  Thank UKJamboree
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The sightseeing tour is very interesting. The tour guide is very informative. The bus is a great way to view the city sights.

1  Thank Dr_David_Horgan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a lovely wee trip around York on the sightseeing bus. The guide was very knowledgeable and pointed out lots of interesting places. He was also very good with my children (7+5) and tried to make it relevant for them too. They did get a...More

Thank lynnirvine272
Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

The bus was clean and well kept. The driver was pleasant and helpful. The person speaking was clear and easy to hear and listen too. The information was very useful, historical and informative. It's a great way to get the layout of the place, hear...More

Thank Shirlee K
Nick_Boardman, Supervisor at City Sightseeing York, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your kind review.

Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

As with all our UK HOHO tours so far, this was 1st class. The live commentary was insightful coupled with smatterings of dry humour which only added to the experience. Must also salute both the gregarious bus drivers (Sunday 7th Oct 2018) and the on...More

Thank GladiatorDelWino
Nick_Boardman, Supervisor at City Sightseeing York, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your kind comments. We are pleased to hear our excellent team where able to help.

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18 September 2018|
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Response from Nick_Boardman | Property representative |
Hello, thank you for your question. Yes, Dogs are more than welcome on our bus and travel free. Nick Boardman Supervisor City Sightseeing York.
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21 January 2018|
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Response from marieG4587IV | Reviewed this property |
you could also park at the train station .there is a pub /restuarant on the corner i thinkits called the victoria.the sight seeing bus stops right outside its a great way to see this beautifull city .go on it everytime me... More
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Response from traceyg855 | Reviewed this property |
Yes they will. We did it