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City Sightseeing Chester Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour provided by City Sightseeing Chester

City Sightseeing Chester Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

City Sightseeing Chester Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour
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Tour snapshot
Enjoy a flexible and accessible way to discover Chester’s top sights
Duration:
1h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Wheelchair accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
One of England’s loveliest cathedral cities, historical Chester offers a surfeit of centuries-old landmarks—and a hop-on hop-off bus tour provides a perfectly flexible way to explore. Book your 24-hour or 48-hour passes, climb aboard, and descend for a closer look where and when you wish. You can look forward to spying landmarks like the Chester Cathedral and the Chester Roman Amphitheatre, while audio-guide commentary will tell the stories behind the sights.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Pick between 24- and 48-hour passes to suit your schedule
  • Audio narration and headsets are included for your convenience
  • Spy highlights like the Chester Cathedral, Roman Amphitheatre, and more
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Pick between 24- and 48-hour passes to suit your schedule
  • Audio narration and headsets are included for your convenience
  • Spy highlights like the Chester Cathedral, Roman Amphitheatre, and more
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 2065CHESTER
Important information
Inclusions
  • 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
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Attraction entry fees
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
Duration
1h
Departure details
  • Location Name: The first tour stop is City Road/Station Road, for a full loop of the tour, hop-on here. Passengers can also feel free to join the tour at any of the 15 tour stops along the route. Location Address: Stop 1  Chester Railway Station City Road/Station Road Chester CH1 3NT Please refer to the full list of tour stops to see other points where passengers can join the tour. Return Location: At the 'end' of the tour, the bus will return to the first departure point - City Road.
Additional information
  • 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
Inclusions
  • 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
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Attraction entry fees
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
Departure details
  • Location Name: The first tour stop is City Road/Station Road, for a full loop of the tour, hop-on here. Passengers can also feel free to join the tour at any of the 15 tour stops along the route. Location Address: Stop 1  Chester Railway Station City Road/Station Road Chester CH1 3NT Please refer to the full list of tour stops to see other points where passengers can join the tour. Return Location: At the 'end' of the tour, the bus will return to the first departure point - City Road.
Duration
1h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • 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
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
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4.5
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holidaymanWashington
Washington, UK1,921 contributions
This is a great tour around the city, with an informative, recorded commentary. It takes about one hour and buses run every thirty minutes. Obviously best on a nice fine day. Of course, you can hop on and off, as your ticket is valid for 24 or 48 hours, depending which ticket you buy. This gives you the chance to explore different parts of the city in more detail. Ticket prices are good value and if like us, you combine your bus ticket with a Chester Boat tour, big savings can be made. My only complaint is that the seats are too close together and have very little legroom.
Written September 15, 2021
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The Reynards
Isle of Wight, UK507 contributions
Hop on hop off bus tour, is a great way to learn about the history of the town, and to pinpoint points of interest which you might want to visit. The complete trip takes around one hour., and providing a running commentary throughout. Your ticket can be used for a full 24hrs, and you can get on and off at any of the designated (red sign) bus stops. The drivers also accept your e vouchers/tickets. City sightseeing offer discounts on combined tickets with bus and boats, and also across other city tours. Our driver was very helpful, and very informative, stopping the bus a couple of times to give us extra information and highlight points of interest, which he did in an amusing manner.
Written July 24, 2021
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Destination492781
13 contributions
Family
Asked the driver when he pulled up how much the tour was round trip. Adult pm special £10 each so we hopped on - tour took about 50 minutes.

I'm so glad we did.

Recorded voice can be heard as the driver takes you to many interesting places in the centre of Chester. Facinating, interesting and thoroughly enjoyable. Watch out for the over hanging branches if you're on the open top. 😂

I would recommend the ticket that includes the boat trip as this works out cheaper than paying separately.

Excellent.
Written September 1, 2020
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DeuceWooo
United Kingdom1,236 contributions
We could've got the bus by the Premier Inn, City Rd where we stayed, but we were a bit confused by the timetable & got on the stop before by the Old Queens Head. I thought perhaps at some point during the year the bus only stopped at certain places? We enjoyed the tour & went full circle before going again & getting off by the river for food at Hickory's, & for a boat trip. You can get a reduced ticket for the bus & boat trip if you prefer to do do both, otherwise there are plenty of concessions available. Although the speaker on the bus was reeeeeally loud, may be it's needed in busier times. The bus driver was very helpful!
Written July 3, 2021
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George H
Irvine, UK61 contributions
Typical red open top bus tour. Timetable depending on road works can be a bit unreliable. At one point they had two busses running back to back.

Plenty of things to see with a recorded commentary which would cut out as the bus detoured away from construction work-in the city centre.
Written August 12, 2021
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Kas
Dewsbury, UK44 contributions
Quite overpriced for what is essentially a bus around town with a pre-recorded commentary playing slightly out of sync and too quiet. Otherwise, a decent way of seeing some of the sights around Chester and learning the history behind everything. The bus driver was a friendly chap too.
Written July 8, 2021
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Gemma D
Brighton and Hove, UK53 contributions
If I could give a quarter of a star I would it is absolutely disgusting that the 15:50 bus was over 20 + minutes late. They are quick enough to take your money but not to actually provide the service we waited in the grotty bus station for almost an hour waiting for this bus. Wish we could get a refund and not bother if is outrageous service.
Written August 16, 2021
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Tunleytraveller
Bath, UK169 contributions
We arrived quite late in the afternoon so took the £10 ticket. I wish we had time for the boat trip and had that been an option on the 48 hour ticket we would have gone for it, The driver was very helpful and having the commentary on speakers rather than head phones was a great improvement. Chester is a very interesting and picturesque city and the bus took in all the attractions. A great way to get a feel of the place.
Written September 8, 2020
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Norman M
Edinburgh, UK278 contributions
These types of tours are always my go-to in a new place, usually on the first day. They give you a feel for the history & what to follow up on.
It's difficult to be disappointed with a tour in Chester and this hit all the spots.
Two additional points in its favour were: the Traffic in Chester is horrific, possibly the worst I've seen. This may get stuck, but you don't have to worry. Second, you can buy a combined ticket for a 1/2 hour boat trip on the river, which I enjoyed.
One downside: there doesn't seem to be a commentary in other languages.
If you do one thing...
Written May 29, 2021
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LiverpoolTraveller1
Liverpool5 contributions
My friend and I enjoyed our tour of Chester on the Hop-On Hop-Off Tour Bus. We were visiting Chester for the afternoon and we would not have had the time to see see so many historic places if we had not taken this bus tour. The bus had an open top so there was an option to sit either inside or on the top deck.
There was a pre-recorded commentary throughout the tour. In addition, the helpful tour guide who was driving the bus, stopped the bus on several occasions in order to tell us further information about the various places of interest en route. This added to the enjoyment of this bus tour.
Written October 29, 2021
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By: City Sightseeing Chester
sim130
sim130
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A fantastic experiance
We arrived at chester bus station and was greeted by the extremely friendly and helpful Peter. We had been unable t
roygreypfc
roygreypfc
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Wife's Special Visit
We used this facility alot within the 24 hour bus/cruise ticket combination, and very impressed the service, and co
Paul M
Paul M
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A excellent way to see the city and learn of its history
The bus trip coupled with a river trip is and excellent way to see the city both with excellent commentaries.The bu
990nigele
990nigele
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Open top bus tour
Read about this on the internet, so glad we did! We parked at the race course and the bus stopped right outside (st
jimmymac68
jimmymac68
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Great value
Got the bus and boat ticket which was great value for money. Really enjoyed both, boat trip was 30 minutes long and
moom634
moom634
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Informative!
Learnt so much from this tour from the live guide we had. She went into a great amount of interesting detail and ha
hcb2017
hcb2017
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Great trip
We joined the hop on hop off bus on a very, very wet Saturday afternoon. Despite the rain our guide, Peter, was gre
Jenny T
Jenny T
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Great day out in Chester
We all love about boat cruise and it didn’t disappoint. Everyone was welcoming and friendly. We did the joint boat
scarlett65Preston
scarlett65Preston
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Fantastic tour guide and driver
We have used other city sightseeing tours and think this was the best one. We had Michael driving and Michael doing
daniellepoppy2014
daniellepoppy2014
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Brilliant day in the city before the Zoo
we visited chester and stayed overnight before visiting the zoo the next day and was pleasantly surprised at how be
Preston88
Preston88
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Bus trip around the city
Got a joint ticket with the boat cruise. Nice tour around the city & very informative. Very scenic city
Lindylou146
Lindylou146
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Typical hop on hop off tour!
We paid £10 each as concessions for the bus tour (combined it with the half hour boat trip) and thoroughly enjoyed
Richard S
Richard S
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Good way to establish the high spots to visit later
We spent a day in Chester. The sightseeing bus tour showed us all of the main sights and attractions. The cost was
CarpeNox
CarpeNox
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Very good introduction to Chester and its attractions
We took the City Sightseeing Chester Hop On Hop Off tours that circuited the city and gave us a very good introduct
Britbike123
Britbike123
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Great visit lots to do
Great place to walk around and enjoy, lots of food and drink. Beer lovers must try Beer Heroes on watergate street
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