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City Sightseeing Chester Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

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Cheshire West and Chester, United Kingdom
City Sightseeing Chester Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

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Discover Chester, the capital of Cheshire, with a City Sightseeing hop-on hop-off bus tour. Choose from a 24- or 48-hour ticket, and explore the pretty walled city at your own pace. Stay on the open-top, double-decker bus for the full loop, or hop on and off at any of the 15 stops to visit the places that interest you the most. Listen to the onboard audio commentary to learn more about Cheshire as you ride.
  • City Sightseeing hop-on hop-off tour of Chester
  • Experience the capital city of Cheshire on a customizable sightseeing tour
  • Hop on and off to explore Chester's sights at your own pace
  • Choose a 24-hour or 48-hour pass
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24-hour or 48-hour hop-on hop-off pass (depending on option selected at check-out)
Free headphones
On-board audio commentary
Information booklet including map, tour information and local offers
Vouchers valid for 12 months
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Attraction entry fees
Food and drinks, unless specified

Departure Point

You may start this tour at any of the stops listed.

Departure Time

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Return Details

You may disembark at any of the available stops.
At any one of 15 conveniently located stops in Chester, climb aboard a distinctive double-decker bus and begin your sightseeing tour of Cheshire’s regional capital. Listen to informative commentary as you cruise past major attractions and gain insight into the city’s rich history and culture.

Choose to remain on the bus for the entire 60-minute loop, or disembark whenever an attraction captures your attention. Admire the picturesque scenery of the River Dee and learn of the legends that surround ancient structures like Chester Castle and the Roman Amphitheater. Hop off to experience the award-winning Dewa Roman Experience or enrich your cultural knowledge at Cheshire Military Museum and Grosvenor Street Museum.
1 hour 
Operating Schedule:
  Tours operate daily. First tour from stop 1: 09:20am Last full loop departure from stop 1: 17:20pm The final two departures of the day at 17:50pm and 18:20pm will terminate at Chester Railway Station. Frequency: Every 30 minutes
Bus Interchange
Foregate Street (Stop GG)
The Old Queen's Head pub
Premier Inn Chester (Railway Station) hotel
Opposite the Premier Inn on City Road
Railway Station
Outside Town Crier pub
Parish Church of Saint John the Baptist
The Groves
River boat connection point
Pepper Street
Grosvenor Shopping Centre
Grosvenor Street
Grosvenor Museum
St Mary's Church
Lower Bridge Street
Ye Olde Kings Head
Nicholas Street
Holiday Inn Express Chester - Racecourse, an IHG Hotel
Outside Holiday Inn Express
Points of interest passed by on this route
Grosvenor Museum
City Sightseeing Chester
Cheshire Military Museum
Chester Roman Amphitheatre
Chester Zoo
Chester Cathedral
Grosvenor Museum
Cheshire Military Museum
Chester Rows
Chester Roman Gardens
Sandy Lane Park and Aqua Park
Eastgate & Eastgate Clock
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • The bus has heating onboard
  • This tour is seasonal and typically operates between May - October (dates vary each year)
  • First tour: 9:20am, Last full tour: 5:20pm; two more tour departures at 5:50pm and 6.20pm terminating at Chester Railway Station. Times are subject to change at any time.
  • Full tour duration: 60 minutes
  • Tour frequency: Every 30 minutes; subject to change
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Vouchers are valid for 12 months
  • Most travelers can participate
  • OPERATED BY City Sightseeing Ltd - UK and Ireland
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on sanitization during City Sightseeing Chester Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by City Sightseeing Chester Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour.
What is the social distancing policy during City Sightseeing Chester Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by City Sightseeing Chester Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour.

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The views from the bus up...
, Sep 2021
The views from the bus up stairs being able to look at building and ariture most enjoying driver very pleasant and informative wegot on and off 3 times also taking the boat up river .did fine web site bit confusing so had to purchase the boat tickets separately costing more . Also did know we could of got tickets on day many thanks to all staff most enjoyable day 😀
Fantastic tour
, Aug 2021
Very good and much better having it on Loud spraker rather than ear phones... took us to places I didn't know existed...
, Aug 2021
Easy purchase of tickets and a very pleasant experience. Took my five year old grandson who loved sitting up top.
A good day out
, Aug 2021
Excellent commentary which provided information which we would not have acquired otherwise. Formed a good impression of the city. Unfortunately, a long wait for the bus in the first place.
Must do . . .
, Aug 2021
A great way to see Chester city centre and learn the city’s history. Tickets were bought online - it would have been useful to have the bus itinerary online too. We only managed to find the bus as one of the stops was close to our hotel.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Great way to see the city.
, Jun 2021
Lovely driver and a great way to see the city and learn so of its great history! Would recommend to all.
Nice tour of Chester
, Oct 2020
There was a long wait for a bus, but once we were on it, it was good. The commentary was pre-recorded and very clear, and at one point the driver came and told us a bit more about some of the buildings we were looking at. The only negative was that it was a little pricey for what it was.
1 traveler found this review helpful
, Sep 2020
We always find the best way to see a city or town is with the hop on, hop off bus and this was no exception. The bus ride did some figure eights, so that you saw some of the buildings from different angles. This is a great way to get your bearings and decide where you want to go back and have a better look, or get off and get back on later. The narration was excellent and informative. Due to the fact that you went through areas twice, the narration described one side going one way and the other side on your return. The drive was very smooth and not rushed at all. The price was reasonable. I would highly recommend this trip.
Welcome to Chester
Perry R
, Sep 2019
A great way to see this historical town. You did not have long to wait between buses. An enjoyable day providing interesting information about Chester
Cynthia L
, Sep 2019
I enjoyed the historic information immensely. The narration was excellent. The town of Chester is fascinating with the surrounding fortress walls. I highly recommend taking this tour.

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