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City Sightseeing York

St Leonards Place | Exhibition Square, York, England
+44 1904 638738
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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 footsteps of Romans, Vikings and every Monarch since William the conqueror, Spot the cats as we drive by, see the only Barbican on a city wall in Britain, lookout for Dick Turpin's Grave and go deep into the Heart of Chocolate country on just one 24 hour ticket! So sit back and enjoy York in the comfort of our all electric buses. Commentary also available in Spanish, French, Russian, Chinese Mandarin, Japanese, Italian, German and Yorkshire Dialect on selected buses. ( subject to availability.)
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  • Average8%
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St Leonards Place | Exhibition Square, York, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a great way to view the city and very good value for money as your ticket lasts for twenty four hours after purchase. This meant that I was able to do the tour for two days running and hop on and off various...More

Thank Susanne L
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Nick_Boardman, Supervisor at City Sightseeing York, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for your kind review. Michael sends a big thank you and we are all really pleased to hear you enjoyed your time with us.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Can thoroughly recommend doing this tour. We were a bit dubious as to whether it would be worth the money but it definitely is. Really informative and engaging for adults and kids alike - our 10 year old enjoyed it so much we went round...More

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Nick_Boardman, Supervisor at City Sightseeing York, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you so much for your review. Michael is very pleased you enjoyed his tour. It's great that your youngster enjoyed it too!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to do this bus tour on a spur of the moment whilst on a week long family holiday in York. Our initial thought was that £33 was a bit pricey for 2 adults and 2 young children but this turned out not to...More

Thank leah A
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Nick_Boardman, Supervisor at City Sightseeing York, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

We are so glad that we were able to enhance your time in York and show you things you hadn't seen before. Our guides are pleased to hear you enjoyed their tours, we have to say we think they are amongst the best!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Whilst on a National Holidays trip we called off at York and had approx 4 hours to spare. The weather was really hot and muggy so didnt fancy walking around everywhere. The city sightseeing tour was perfect way to get around. Cost was £14.50 but...More

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Nick_Boardman, Supervisor at City Sightseeing York, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you so much for your brilliant review. We are glad you enjoyed your tour with us and really got the benefit of all the local shops and sights.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Took this tour with friends and had a really great time with excellent commentary provided by the on board courier. Lots of local anecdotes and stories given to enhance the journey. Highly recommend.

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Nick_Boardman, Supervisor at City Sightseeing York, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thnak you for your review. We are really pleased that you enjoyed the live guide, they really do bring York alive!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been to York on many an occasion but never done this bus tour. My family from the Midlands were in the area and we decided to do this as something different. Our guide was brilliant, he was funny and knowledgeable (they keep changing...More

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Nick_Boardman, Supervisor at City Sightseeing York, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to review our tour of York. It is great to hear you enjoyed our fabulous live guides and enjoyed your timw with us.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We throughly enjoyed the red bus experience it was awesome... the driver Chris and tour guide Micheal were so friendly and helpful, as the lovley girl who greets everyone at the beginning. We were well impressed with the dynamic Micheal who brings the tour to...More

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Nick_Boardman, Supervisor at City Sightseeing York, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind review, it is great to know you enjoyed your time with us. Thank you also for your kind comments regarding Alex and Michael, our team always try to give a warm welcome and make everyone's holiday enjoyable.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Can’t praise this enough. Bus driver picked us up at our nearest stop, explained what to expect and that ticket is available for 24 hours from time purchased, although not available at night. Good clear commentary, only comment is on top deck some trees are...More

Thank Fiona T
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Nick_Boardman, Supervisor at City Sightseeing York, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for such a wonderful review, it's really good to hear you enjoyed your day with us. We are also aware of the trees and are dealing with the issue. thank you so much for your recommendation.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic York sightseeing tour with a wonderful guide (Micheal). A thoroughly recommended trip with fascinating facts and viewpoints. Worth the price 👍.More

Thank Ali S
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Nick_Boardman, Supervisor at City Sightseeing York, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to review us, we really appreciate your kind words and we are very pleased to hear you had a great time with us. Michael is really pleased you enjoyed his tour and sends a big thank you. It's his...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Was looking forward to doing this despite it being a cold February day. Have done similar tours in other cities and found them a great way of seeing the sights and learning the history. Sometimes it’s worth being cold. However our York Passes were not...More

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Nick_Boardman, Supervisor at City Sightseeing York, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review dated February of this year. We are of course very sorry to hear you didn't have the kind of experience a majority of visitors enjoy, we do run a skeleton service in the winter and will certainly look at ensuring...More

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sandra b
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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Gemstu30
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Response from Tracey G | Reviewed this property |
Yes they will. We did it
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Response from Nick_Boardman | Property representative |
Dear Veronica, If your coach is stopping at the Union Terrace Coach Park near the University then there is a stop 2 minutes away. Turn right out of the coach park on to Gilly Gate, the stop is on the right next to the... More
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